How to prevent skin ageing while your skin is still looking smooth and young.


You have to fight free radicals! You need anti-oxidants in your life. You need Polyphenol [C15]!

Caudalie has just launched Polyphenol [C15] a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-wrinkle regimen. Polyphenol [C15] is the range you should know more about if you have lovely young skin and would like to keep it that way.

This French brand was born in Bordeaux, when Dr. Vercauteren visited a vineyard to do research and discovered that Polyphenols found in grape-seeds work wonders for the skin.

Caudalie skincare is luxurious and natural. Their products are packed with great ingredients, but are not overloaded with unnecessary stuff, so they are gentle for your skin and absorbed easily, thanks to the lightweight formulas. There’s a range for any skin concern and any age group.

Prevention is better than cure, so shield yourself from free radicals!

Why should you even care about free radicals? What are they anyway?

Scientifically speaking, external factors such as sunshine, cigarettes, pollution, and diet trigger oxidation within our body. This is a natural chemical reaction that produces free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that have lost one of their electrons and therefore seek to take one from another molecule.

To explain it metaphorically, you could say that free radicals are a bit like someone who has just broken up from a relationship. They feel incomplete, they feel lonely and so they’re on a search for a pair – and they won’t rest until they find one. Unfortunately, at the same time as having a jolly good time attaching to your cells and trying to find their perfect match, the free radicals create a lot of mess and damage on the way. This is evident in fine lines appearing around your eyes and pigmentation appearing as if from nowhere. This is why it is important to stop free radicals. Remember, prevention is better than cure! You must have heard that before!?

Grab a bottle while your skin is looking good!

To my excitement, this range is aimed for the younger spectrum of anti-ageing consumers.

You’re a busy woman. You get up early and stay up late. You try to have a successful career and perhaps you are also a Mum. You’re a Superwoman of a modern world. A trendy city girl. Or perhaps just a woman who likes to look good, because it makes you feel better! Suddenly, you realise that you have to maintain smooth and radiant skin; it’s one more thing you have to think of, and it doesn’t just happen on its own anymore.

This is because your skin oxidises!

Sorry to be the one to break the news darling, but from the age of around 30, the skin begins to weaken – it draws from its reserves, and take much longer to recover completely. Your lifestyle, genes and diet will have a MASSIVE impact on this too.

If you’re in your late twenties or in your thirties Polyphenol [C15] is for you! Containing just the ingredient that your skin needs and nothing else, it will fight the battle with free radicals for you!

How to fight free radicals and win!

Don’t panic just yet. Although free radicals are attacking our skin every minute, or even every second of our life, they can be stopped. All you need are anti-oxidants! You should eat some, you could drink some, and of course you must apply some to your skin.

The new Polyphenol [C15] combines the power of two of Nature’s greatest ingredients; Caudalie’s exclusive stabilised Grape-seed Polyphenols – the most powerful anti-oxidant in the plant word, and top-performing stabilised vitamin C, to block 100% of free radicals.

Caudalie know that Vitamin C works wonders for the skin, as it’s not only capable of capturing the free radicals generated by UV radiation, but it also protects collagen, and stimulates collagen production. Vitamin C also acts to boost radiance and even out the complexion – what’s not to like? It is no surprise that Vitamin C has become a very popular cosmetic ingredient in more recent years.

What about other free radicals? What about those from pollution and stress?

Well… the Grape-seed  Polyphenols, exclusive to Caudalie are capable of inhibiting the oxidation produced by various sources of free radicals, including UV, stress and pollution. They also protect the quality and quantity of fundamental substances in the skin such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. With a decrease of these substances in your skin, you’ll notice your complexion becomes dull, fine lines may appear, and expression lines become deeper. It is important to protect those substances within your skin, to keep your complexion looking smoother, hydrated, and to maintain that youthful glow for longer.

Naturally Caudalie figured out that if they could combined both ingredients; the Grape-seed Polyphenols and stabilised Vitamin C into one product, it will give double the strength, delivering double the result. Make sense, right?

No! It didn’t produce double the results!

It exceeded Caudalie’s expectation. They found out that these two ingredients made a perfect match, and together they work even harder to deliver results.

In a true feat of formulation, these two powerful anti-oxidant ingredients are synergistic, each enhancing the other’s performance


Your Tools to fight free radicals!

To preserve your youthful skin for longer, and to prevent premature ageing, you have 3 products to help you fight the battle against free radicals.

  • Polyphenol [C15] Anti-Wrinkle Defence Serum, which you’ll use day and night. Serum is always the most potent of all the products, as it contains more active ingredients and is formulated to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. The serum corrects wrinkles and reinforces the skin’s natural protective systems. This formula is enriched with moisturising and plumping hyaluronic acid to make the skin more supple. (30ml for £35)
  • Polyphenol [C15] Broad Spectrum SPF20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid. This is perfect for all skin types, even combination or oily skin as it’s an oil-free fluid. With an SPF protection of 20, it’s your perfect daily shield from free radicals. (40ml for £29)
  • Polyphenol [C15] Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream. This cream is designed to fight oxidation, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Its a gel-cream texture and promises to address all of the issues that affect eye contour and lips. With powerful ingredients to boost collagen synthesis, this little tube claims to be all that we need for our eye and lip area. (15ml for £26)

Anti'OxBoxbyCaudalieI’ve been using all three products for over a week now. So far, I love the texture and smell of all the products. I’m starting to notice that my skin is becoming more radiant and lines on my forehead seem to be slightly smoothed out. However I’d like to give it a four week test drive before I give you my full review.

Do these products sound like they could fit into your daily skincare routine?

If the Polyphenol [C15] range sounds like what you need, but you feel a bit nervous about splashing out on the full size products, especially if you’ve never used Caudalie before, try an Anti Ox Box. It’s only £15 and available at the Caudalie Boutique and


I think the Anti Ox Box is such a great way to introduce a new range of products, as it gives you a chance to try all of the range, for a fraction of the price. All of the products in the Anti Ox Box are travel sizes, and I think they will easily last a month or two.

My Polyphenol [C15] serum is a full size product, but the eye cream and the daily moisturiser that I’m using are from the travel samples (I’m saving my travel size serum for holidays), and I think there is easily another month of use left in the products, after one week of daily use.

If you’d like to start looking after your skin with age prevention in mind, but would like to stay away from other thick, rich anti-ageing creams on the market, then Caudalie is a great brand and range to try. Caudalie puts extra care into making their formulas light on the skin, (like may other French brands I’ve noticed) and ensuring that they are suitable for younger and often oilier skin types.

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  • Wow Ewa, I’m sold! Amazing post! I really want to get my hands on the serum. Xo!

    • Reply April 23, 2014


      Thank you Patricia. The serum has a very nice and light texture I’m really enjoying using it and will defiantly review it soon.

      Ewa xx

  • Reply June 13, 2014


    Where can I buy this?

    • Reply June 15, 2014


      Hi Lynda,

      You can get it via Caudalie website here:
      Sometimes you can find it on other beauty web sites too. I order a lot from FeelUnique. They do a lot of offers.
      I hope this helps.
      Ewa x

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