French beauty secrets from Caudalie founder, Mathilde Thomas
Good skin comes from good health. That was the takeaway from the cosy media luncheon held by Caudalie, where brand founder Mathilde Thomas extolled the virtues of imbibing the humble grape on her tried-and-tested 3-Day Grape Cleanse. Embarking on this detox plan improves the complexion, reduces fatigue and stress, on top of giving you better shuteye and enhancing your sense of taste and smell. Well, that, and also using a winning lineup of Caudalie must-haves to buoy your skin's wellbeing and radiance.
An independent skincare brand that began as an offshoot from Thomas' family vineyards when she met Professor Vercauteren, a polyphenols specialist — in layman terms, he's a whizz on plant-based chemicals — the brand has since amassed a loyal following in its 20-years young history. Long-time fans include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who gave a shout out to Caudalie alongside her Beauty Elixir.
Representative of the very best in French-made skincare, Caudalie is a cosmetic gem with a pharmaceutical edge, empowered by the powerful anti-oxidants extracted from grapes proven to fight wrinkles and dark spots. "I created Caudalie because I believe in beauty products that are not only effective, but also natural and luxurious," shared Thomas. And if you're a tad short on the flyer miles needed to fully immerse yourself in the French beauty experience — which entails a heavenly scrub and soak at the brand's Vinothérapie Spa in Bordeaux, France —pampering yourself with a Caudalie skincare regime is the next best thing. Here are the five products Thomas swears by you need to incorporate into your routine, stat:
Caudalie is available at all Sephora stores