Caudalie is an embodied, family-owned brand that has been 100% independent for 20 years. It represents the very best in French-made cosmetics.
Caudalie was originally founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas. Along with Professor Joseph Vercauteren, a world class specialist in polyphenols and a professor of pharmacognosy a the Pharmacy school of Bordeaux, their scientific adventure into skincare began amongst the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, where they discovered the amazing antioxidant powers of grapevine and grape polyphenols. This means that Caudal is a cosmetic gem offering patented molecules with proven effectiveness.
Caudalie looks to the grape and the grapevine for the incredible healing properties of the plants. The unprecedented international patents that Caudalie has filed are at the forefront of skincare technology. “Grape-Seed Polyphenols” are the most powerful antioxidants in the plant world and extraordinary youth protectors. “Vine Resveratrol” is an anti-aging revolution from the grapevine stalks that naturally intensifies the skin’s firmness and youthfulness. “Vine Viniferine” is the most effective natural molecule to combat dark spots and act on skin radiance. “Grape-Seed Polyphenols blended with Vitamin C” is a proven powerful antioxidant agent for anti-wrinkle effectiveness.
In 2015, Caudalie Research joined forces with Harvard Medical School’s Dr. David Sinclair to patent a way to naturally lift and plump up the skin.
Caudalie extracts many other treasures and exclusive active ingredients from the vine, such as moisturizing and soothing organic Grape water, anti-oxidant and nourishing grape-seed oil, purifying grape marc, and moisturizing Vinolevure.
Since Caudalie’s creation, they have always favored natural and environmentally friendly active ingredients. Mathilde Thomas ensures that Caudalie adheres to a highly stringent charter that she has named “Cosm’ethics.” According to Cosm’ethics, Caudal products will never contain: parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulfate, synthetic coloring agents or ingredients of animal origin. All preservatives are Ecocert certified, and environmental commitments are even at the heart of the industrial development of the brand: its packaging is made of recycled paper, and whenever possible recycled plastic or plant-based plastic is used.
Mathilde Thomas says, “I believe in a greener planet and more committed cosmetics. I formulate my products for all women who, like me, don’t want to choose between effectiveness and naturalness, between glamour and ecology.”
Frends Beauty carries a number of Caudalie’s incredible products, among them being the internationally renown Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream, which provides luxurious lifting and a firming effect with a perfect matte finish. This lightweight soft cream deeply nourishes, smooths wrinkles, plumps facial contours, and redensifies skin via moisturization in a sing step. The skin looks lifted and more youthful. The Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream combines two proven ingredients - firming Vine Resveratrol and plumping Micro Hyaluronic Acids. Together they “teach your skin how to act young again.”
The Face Lifting Soft Cream comes belongs to an incredible collection of face lifting products, including a Firming Serum, a Face Lifting Moisturizer with an SPF of 20, an Eye Lifting Balm, and a Night Infusion Cream.
Recently, Caudalie teamed up with Jason Wu, leading global fashion design talent, to create a Limited Edition Beauty Elixir. Jason Wu creates timeless classics with glamorous sensibility and a distinctively feminine aesthetic.
Jason Wu has won awards globally for his exquisite design sense and has dressed some of the worlds most influential women including First Lady Michelle Obama, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, among many others.
Wu is dedicated to making clothes that are beautifully crafted from the inside out, he focuses on couture quality craftsmanship, and he has certainly brought that quality to the new Beauty Elixir.
The Beauty Elixir contains only the best natural ingredients: Benzoin, a soothing agent, Myrrh, for toning the skin, Rosemary and Peppermint, for energizing and stimulating the skin, Orange Blossoms for softening, Rose for moisturizing and the famous Caudalie Grape Pulp Extract to add that glowing finish.
“The Beauty Elixir is an impeccably crafted product. When thinking about ‘dressing’ the bottle I imagined how I intend to dress the Jason Wu woman, which is about refinement and sophistication.” ~ Jason Wu
The Caudalie and Jason Wu Beauty Elixir is a natural elixir of youth! This powerful complexion treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores, and gives the skin an instant boost of radiance!
Come in to Frends Beauty today to talk to one of our specialists about these amazing products!