Caudalie Vinosource Riche Intense Moisture Rescue Cream

Hello everyone!!

Last week, I had posted my favorite winter time face mask (HERE). I thought I’d continue the skin care theme onto this week too! For the last 3 months, I have been trying out the Caudalie Vinosource Intense moisture rescue cream and have fallen in ❤ with it! This is my first time trying anything from the brand and I am very impressed so far.

Caudalie Vinosource Intense moisture rescue cream
Caudalie Vinosource Intense moisture rescue cream

First off, I love the packaging. The tube style packaging not only makes it easier to travel with and is hygienic, it also ensures that the ingredients are not exposed to air. The tube holds 40 ml of product which is not a lot for the price tag, but surprisingly you don’t need much to cover your face. I have been using this tube for over 3 months and I still have quite a bit left! The product is dispensed through a small pin sized hole in the tube and that I feel, is quite indicative of how much you need for a single application.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I have extremely dry skin. This cream works really well for my skin! I find that the best time to apply this is immediate after washing your face, when your skin is still a bit damp. The cream is a bit thick and it spreads easier on slightly damp skin. After application, your skin will feel nice and moisturized without any tackiness. Sounds really good right!? 😉

The cream does have a slight herbal scent which I find to be mild and therefore don’t mind. The cream has no SPF  so I have been using this as a night cream. I therefore , don’t know how well this performs under makeup.

Ingredient List
Ingredient List

I think the ingredient list for this cream looks good too! I find really good ingredients for dry skin like glycerin, squalene, grape seed oil, shea butter and olive oil esters in the top half of the list.

Have you tried this cream or any other Caudalie product? I am looking forward to exploring more of their products after falling in love with this one! Do leave your recommendations below in the comments, I would love to read them!

Until next time…ciao!!

The perfect winter time face mask!

Hello folks!

Its here..its December! Usually this is my favorite time of the year and I get into the holiday spirit by mid November, however this year it is yet to hit me. For some reason I can’t believe that 2015 is almost went by too fast. It is getting slightly cold and my skin which is always dry is getting drier.

Winter is when my facial skin decides to shed and get all flaky. Sometimes even applying straight up oil on my face doesn’t help with the flakiness. (I know..all you oily gals must have cringed a little reading that line 😉 ) This year I found an awesome and simple solution for my dry skin problems! An egg!! or to be more precise an egg yolk 🙂

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I have heard of countless face masks using egg whites but never tried them since they dry out your skin. Egg white face masks are great for tightening your skin and controlling oil so do try it out if your skin isn’t like the Sahara desert.

Now egg yolks are a different ball game. They are moisturizing and soften your skin! After separating the yolk from the white, I like to add a little bit of honey to the yolk and mix them together nicely. The mixture will be a bit runny so this is not a face mask you can slap on and walk around. You will need to remain seated till it dries a little. Another thing to note is the smell :D..Yes it isn’t the most pleasant smelling face mask but the result is totally worth it in my opinion! Plus adding the honey does mask some of the eggy smell.

After it dries down (15 to 20 minutes) you can wash it off with lukewarm water and your skin will be moisturized and soft like a baby’s butt 🙂 I like to apply this face mask once a week and my skin is loving it so far!

As you may be aware, honey is known to be a great moisturizing agent and combined with the egg yolk, the mask delivers a punch!

There are many other combinations I saw online. You can add blended avocado or even milk powder to this mix to make it even more hydrating for the skin. I have yet to try these other versions. For now, I love this simple mask with just honey and egg yolk!

Have you tried any egg yolk based face masks? I would love to try them out!

Until next time…ciao!!