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August 21 2014

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7 posts tagged "Caudal�e"

A Toast To Caudalie’s Premier Cru

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Unless you’re a wannabe sommelier, chances are you are unfamiliar with the term Premier Cru. It’s a classification created for the 1855 World’s Fair in Paris upon the request of Emperor Napoleon III that refers to a system devised by the then mayor of Bordeaux, intended to grade the product quality from specific vineyards, ranking them from first to fifth “cru.” Only five wines in the region were ever awarded the distinction of “premier.” To commemorate the 14 years since it burst onto the skincare scene with grapeseed polyphenols—the powerful antioxidant that we now know and love—Caudalie has developed their most precious skin salve yet, to which it has assigned the same designation. Premier Cru the cream, which debuted this month, combines the brand’s three signature patents in one ultimate corrective and preventative formula. It includes a molecule derived from grapevine sap, which has been slathered on by vintners for centuries as a means of combating red spots and dullness. There are also grapeseed polyphenols to protect from premature aging caused by free radicals, and grapevine reservatrol, which was stabilized by Caudalie in 1999 to defend against harmful environmental factors and ensure cellular longevity. Together, the trio reportedly increases skin density, provides a more even tone, smoothes wrinkles, and redefines contours. It’s a bit of a commitment; clinical trials suggest 56 days of use for visible results. But the addition of grapeseed and sesame oils, apricot butter, and aloe vera make the long run a luxurious one that leaves your skin noticeably more supple almost right away. If you really want to take the lavishness to the next level, head over to a Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa near you, where a two-hour facial—equipped with a decadent head, neck, and shoulder rubdown—has been designed around the product’s launch.

Photo: Courtesy of Caudalie

Zero + Maria Cornejo, The Cosmetics Bag

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Maria Cornejo is best known for her sculptural silhouettes and a fan club that includes MObama, but she also happens to be something of a beauty buff. The Chilean-born designer admits to having a soft spot for skincare and hair products from Fresh, Red Flower, Korres, and Frédéric Fekkai, which is likely what provoked her most recent collaboration with Beauty.com. Despite all of the pre-fashion week craziness, Cornejo found time to create a trio of travel cases for the online retailer’s ongoing designer bag series in an effort to better serve women who, like her, are on a quest to make their cosmetics comply with their busy lifestyles. Black mesh triangle and square satchels can be used alone or clipped onto a solid black circle case—which is lined in Cornejo’s signature Mad Shapes print and comes equipped with elastic supply straps for brushes, tools, etc. Utility aside, the gift set, which is free with orders of $100 or more, is packed with 16 product samples from brands like Origins, Caudalie, Phyto, and Borba, so you can have your Skin Balance Confections and eat them, too. Visit Beauty.com to get while the getting’s good.

Photo: Courtesy of Beauty.com