My mum got me 4 bottles of Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum from her trip to France last year which I've been enjoying. It has a spicy cinnamon like hue to its scent, which took me some time to get used to as I'm more used to floral scents in general. Having said that, the scent isn't that overwhelming, and it doesn't smell strongly of essential oils, which I really like about it as I tend to get nausea from some natural skincare products.
Now that I'm on my last bottle, I get to appreciate the scent, well, I guess it's more like I now understand😋. As I've been using it day and night, I find the scent quite mind awakening and therapeutic even after a long day's work.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum has a runny gel consistency like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Serum, but the Caudalie one is more lightweight, and absorbs into skin a bit more neatly (not matte) than the Estée Lauder one.
With Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum, skin feels smooth to the touch and there's a pleasant firming sensation along with a subtle glow upon application. Having said that, I still think that Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Serum provides a better glow and hydration upon application.
Formulated with the patented Vinergy® complex*, this serum leaves skin looking visibly energized and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. The serum acts as an efficacy booster, improving the action of The Cream**. Skin appears younger, firmer and the appearance of wrinkles seems reduced. the skin glows with vitality.
Perfect even for sensitive skin, this water-like texture serum is inspired by Mathilde Thomas’s travels to South Korea. It contains 95% natural origin ingredients and it is subtly scented with rose petals infused in an oak barrel. Premier Cru The Serum it is not only a pleasure for your skin, but for all your senses.
- Restores cellular energy
- Visibly smoothes wrinkles
- Visibly firms the skin
- Visibly Illuminates and evens the complexion
- Boosts skincare efficacy
Premier Cru is an exclusive blend of all the Caudalie patented ingredients.
AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN*, NIACINAMIDE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, BETAINE*, RIBOSE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID*, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT*, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PALMITOYL GRAPE SEED EXTRACT*, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT*, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL*, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, PHENYLPROPANOL, SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL BETA-GLUCAN, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM PHYTATE*, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, GERANIOL, LINALOOL (189/039)
* Origine végétale - Origen vegetal - Plant origin.
Thanks to its lightweight consistency and fast absorption, you could even incorporate Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum into your firming/lifting skincare routine as a boosting serum underneath your regular serum to enhance facial contour. If you decide to use it underneath your moisturiser, I highly suggest you to use upper stroking motions with finger tips, I also noticed that it seems to work well in synergy with the serum.
Based on my personal observations, Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum does seem to contour your jawline a bit, but not that much around the middle zone of face including your cheeks. I think that the serum is better suited for maintenance and prevention purposes, whereas Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Serum seems to improve overall skin texture and hydration more visibly with continuous usage.
Nevertheless, they both offer good firming/anti-wrinkle benefits for those in their late 20's and 30's without causing breakouts even during your monthly. If you are currently using Retin-A (aka Tretinoin) prescribed ointment, I noticed that Caudalie Premier Cru The Serum works better with it. Hope this post helped😊.
Where to buy
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate (vs La Mer The Regenerating Serum)
- Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment with Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Serum)
- Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment (Alternative to Retin-A/ Tretinoin cream)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Dry/ Sensitive/ Eczema Skin)
- Natura Bissé NB·Ceutical Intensive Tolerance Booster