I feel like I am truly an original. Posting a sunscreen review in late September, BUT you also should be using sunscreen in the winter so this is a good reminder. You’re welcome. So let’s talk about this Caudalie Sunscreen with SPF of 50 that I purchased a few months ago. Click here for the link to this sunscreen.
Just so you know, the photos were taken on my iPhone on my holiday – so the quality is not super great. But you get the idea 🙂 Forgive me…
What is it?
If you are not familiar with Caudalie, I don’t blame you. It’s quite a niche brand but the last few years they’ve gained more mass popularity, mainly with their Caudalie Grape water essence. Their whole gimmick is that their products are enriched with organic grape water which is moisturizing and soothing. It’s a pricy brand, but somehow their sunscreen is not crazy expensive?! Spoiler: it costs €20 (which is about 22 dollars).
What’s different about this Caudalie Sunscreen?
Well, one plus is that it’s said to be water-resistant. Maybe more a summer benefit, but hey it will also help when it rains? Furthermore, it is safer for the oceans, as it doesn’t contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.
And last but not least they claim it doesn’t contain alcohol, silicones, parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils, animal-derived ingredients, octocrylene, and/or nanoparticle filters. I mean, that’s quite a list right?! You will usually not see such an extensive list of no-nos. So if you are into that, this is your brand.
Well I already kind of summarized the formula above here, so I can be short. It’s a cream that it is crazy white. Like it is SO WHITE. That’s just something that really stood out to me. I feel like it smells a bit nutty, but after doing some research apparently, that’s how frangipani flowers smell like? While I love the smell of this sunscreen, pls do not buy me frangipani’s because it’s just a weird smell for flowers.
It spreads really easily but somehow I feel like it needs a minute to really sink in. But I just recently read that you should let SPF sink in for about a minute before applying makeup. So maybe that’s just a coincidence. **Or maybe it’s not true, I don’t know and I somehow can’t find it anymore**. It creates a slightly blueish tone in that minute though, but it fades away when it’s absorbed into your skin.
Yay or Nay?
For me, this is a yay! Personally, I really like the formula and the smell and how it works on my skin. I swear I went to Italy and I have never seen a sunnier week and this held up just fine! No sunburn whatsoever. Also, the price is not crazy high, for me, it’s a normal price to pay for a face sunscreen if it’s good. And last but not least it’s good to see that they are striving to use less harmful chemicals that may help bleach our coral reefs. Every little bit helps right?
Ps: Wear your sunscreen kiddos. It’s important!
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