By now you probably already know that I have combination skin (Oily T-zone with other areas a little dry) but also slightly dehydrated skin. When the weather changes or when I use something not so good for my skin type, the oil on my skin bothers me a lot, so when I saw that Caudalie launched a new skincare line especially for oily skin, I knew I had to try it!
It contains salicylic acid, known by their antibacterial properties, this line is also perfect for people who suffer from acne and hormonal blemishes. All products also contain rosewater, grape polyphenols and organic essential oils that confers a unique scent to them.
Caudalie’s Vinopure 3-Step routine consists in the use of three products: a toner, a serum and, a mattifying fluid. So if you have oily skin and are looking for a product or even if you are just curious, then stay with us and read this till the end.
1.VINOPURE PURIFYING TONER
‘A splash of purity powered by natural salicylic acid’.
Because of its components, this toner claims that frees skin from blemishes. And I really like this toner, it’s fresh and I don’t feel my skin dry after using it (usually this kind of products dries me out). Every time I use it, I feet my sensitive skin calmer. Currently I’m using this toner every morning.
The use of toner is important in a routine because it preps you for your skincare routine.
2. VINOPURE SKIN PERFECTING SERUM
‘Ultra-concentrated active ingredients of natural origin, the Vinopure gel serum’s exfoliating-effect and unclogging action reduce blemishes and blackheads to help remove excess oil and refine skin texture’.
I like the fact that this can be used as a spot treatment. I also like how lightweight this product is and how quickly we see results. This product leaves my T-zone shine-free, even in the next day.
3. VINOPURE SKIN PERFECTING MATTIFYING FLUID
‘Enriched with organic rosewater, grape polyphenols and, organic essential oils, this mattifying yet hydrating moisturizer absorbs excess sebum, helps to reduce imperfections and refines skin texture’.
If you want a matte skin then this is your product! It’s also very lightweight and the skin absorbs it immediately. In the end, it leaves your skin with a dry but silky touch, not oily at all.
3-STEP ROUTINE EXPERIENCE
I received a sample size of the products and tried all for a week. First I tried it twice a day but I felt my skin with a lack of hydratation, so on the next day, I started to use these only in the morning.
These three products are perfect if you have really oily skin and want a shine-free skin for some time. I noticed that while I was using this routine, after 8hrs with my foundation I didn’t see the normal quantity of oily on my skin.
I would love to try this line is Summer, but now that the weather is a little colder I feel that this line left my skin a little dry. I noticed that every time I applied foundation in the morning (and I always applied a good primer before), the foundation didn’t sit so well like before, I could see some dry spots on my skin that I didn’t see for a long time.
Although this 3 step routine is a little dry to my skin, I never had my skin so clean. My pores seem and look less clogged and I didn’t have a single pimple.
My advice for you is to hear your skin and see how many times you should use these 3 products (a day). Check if you feel your skin drier and always balance it with a good moisturizing cream or even an oil at night (don’t forget hydration masks). Remember that oily skin needs balance.
All the three products have a strong fragrance (because of the natural oils in its composition) so if you are sensitive to smells, be careful. I didn’t notice any sensitivity in my skin.
In the end, I decided to buy the toner and the serum. The toner will be my ally for every day but I will adjust the serum to my necessities (probably only 3 times a week or as a spot treatment for my hormonal blemishes) combined with my usual day cream.
There is a test that’s available in some stores that sells Caudalie’s products. You apply the patch on your skin (without any product) and if it turns dark then this collection is for you (basically it checks the level of oil on your skin). Then you apply the 3 products and use another patch. If you see a differnece in the patch, then this routine is for you! (check my results).
Have you tried the VinoPure line? Do you know about some other good products to control oily skin?
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