Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Review
I was so happy when Caudalie gifted me the full-size of their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I remember getting the trial size as part of the Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift a few years back, but I dropped it after two weeks - and it shattered along with my heart 💔 Thankfully, you can see that I have a little stockpile now!
The ingredients are headlined by Viniferine, the patented Caudalie ingredient made from isolated grape sap. Caudalie claims that Viniferine can regulate melanin overproduction, which means this could fade sun spots and provide an even glow. Though I can’t find studies on viniferine that were not conducted by the brand, it carries some bold claims: “SPOTLIGHT: Viniferine has been proven to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C, 4 times more effective than kojic acid and at least 13 times more effective than arbutin* in boosting skin radiance and fighting dark spots.” Those asterisks all carry the disclaimer that these studies were conducted by professors affiliated with Caudalie.
This serum also contains squalane, an emollient skin-conditioning ingredient, and vitamin E, an anti-oxidant.
This is a milky white liquid that I apply with a dropper. Like other Caudalie products, this has a light earthy, dirt-natural smell (which is why I’m kind of surprised that fragrance is among the ingredients). It goes on my skin smooth, absorbs quickly, and plays nice with others. This does not feel tacky or sticky, and the fragrance does not linger long. All positive points!
I definitely feel like my skin is brighter and sun spots slightly lighter after mixing this into my routine. I use this in combination with vitamin C and AHAs, so I don’t know what would happen if I just used this alone. But its milky consistency, smooth absorption, and subtle enhancement of glow makes this my favorite Caudalie product (next to their cleansing oil, of course!). This is $79 for the 30 mL, but you can get the smaller size in their On The Glow Set for $28.
I received these products free to test.