Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not smoke. I’m not a heavy drinker and I’m definitely not a drug user. We all, however have our vices, and some of mine include dresses, cheese, strawberry-lime rekorderlig, bruce springsteen, and now the caudalie beauty elixir. I first tried this a few months ago and posted back here, when a press release landed in my inbox claiming that it was Victoria Beckham’s must have product. Now, nothing against good old Mrs Beckham, but she’s not really my icon, and I don’t rush out to get whatever she uses. I did, however, google it, and I came across some of Caudalie’s own videos and publicity and I was just sold. I replied saying I’d love to try it, and a few days later what can only be described as crack in a bottle landed on my desk.
Well here’s an update. I’m now on my third bottle, panicking each time I spritz that I will run out soon and I don’t have a backup. This stuff is so addictive to me. It has a heady herbal scent which some will love and others will hate. I love it. There is a lot of mint in the scent, and I take a deep breath when I spray it and just instantly feel nicer. This really is sounding like elixir anonymous isn’t it? It’s true though, I look forward to spraying this baby on my face every morning after cleansing and it wakes me up and refreshes my skin. What I also love about this is that is has rosemary in it, which is said to be excellent for acne. Now, I’m always dubious about miracle cures and I’m not saying that this will cure anyone’s acne, it probably won’t, but I do feel like the rosemary helps to keep my otherwise pesky hormonal acne at bay. It works for me at least.
It is based on an “elixir of youth” that was used by Queen Isobel of Hungary and as well as the rosemary contains grape, orange blossom, rose and organic balm mint. It’s great for in your handbag for long journeys (some of my twitter followers may remember a particularly horrific megabus journey that this essentially saved me on) and comes in two sizes, a 30ml one for £9.90 here and a 100ml one for £28.80 here. Yep, this stuff ain’t cheap, but it’s my addiction and I love it. I’m contemplating buying the big one. Am I mad? Probably.
Have you tried this? Are you also obsessed? Should we start a support group?
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