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Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

Thanks to @BrendaBT  and the @SephoraBIC team, I had the great opportunity to attend the launch preview of @caudalie 's latest moisturizer CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Moisturizer.  The event was held at the brand's Manhattan office; guests enjoyed a beautiful spread of fruits, cheeses and veggies, accompanied by wine from the founders' family vineyard, and sampled the new moisturizer from displays along the room's perimeter. 

 

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Alongside the product displays, the event staff had prepared little sample jars of the Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration moisturizer, to which guests can help themselves.  Using about half a pea-sized amount in the morning and night, I finished my sample over 4 consecutive days and would like to offer my initial impressions of this new product:

 

Sample of the Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration moisturizerSample of the Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration moisturizer

Brand claims:  This product is marketed towards those with dehydrated and sensitive skin types.  Key ingredients are grape polyphenols, grape water, squalane oil and borage oil.  

 

My skin type:  Combination, leaning towards dry; highly sensitive to external and internal aggressors. 

 

Formulation:  It's encouraging to see that the star ingredients feature fairly high towards the front of the ingredients list.  The bonus moisturizing ingredients, such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate are also a plus.  This is certainly a personal preference, but I was thrilled to see that this is silicone-free.  The inclusion of synthetic fragrance is unfortunate, however, this product is listed as a Clean product per Sephora's guidelines, which means synthetic fragrance constitutes less than 1% of the ingredients.

 

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Moisturizer ingredients list.Caudalie Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Moisturizer ingredients list.

 

Texture:  This moisturizer feels rich, plush, and emollient; a little definitely goes a long way!  As it is a thicker cream, it does require an extra minute of massaging to fully absorb into the skin, but after doing so, it settles to a glowy finish and does not feel heavy.  It is lightly scented with Caudalie's signature sweet grape scent, but the fragrance quickly dissipates after application.  

 

Performance:  From my brief experience with the product, I definitely do agree with the claims that this moisturizer is suitable for sensitive skin.  Within minutes of application, it visibly settled redness; my skin appeared firmer, plumper.  It performed well, without any pilling, under my sunscreen and tinted moisturizer.  

 

Conclusion:  The Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration moisturizer is a solidly-performing, well-formulated addition to the Caudalie family.  I enjoyed my little sample tremendously and will be purchasing the full-size for my winter skincare line-up.  

 

Finally, I would like to reiterate my thanks for this opportunity.  While I am grateful for the many events to which I have been invited as a BIC member, this one was particularly meaningful as my very first skincare purchase was with Caudalie, while living overseas.  The brand recalls very fond, personal memories; I'm looking forward to future releases and seeing where it will go next.  🙂

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Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

What an excellent recap @MlleCC - love how you included photos of the delicious treats as well as highlighted the ingredients that make the SOS stand out. Thank you 😊

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

J'adore! Merci beaucoup for joining us for this fun night & for this beautiful post. Loved having you there to be one of the first to try SOS! 💘🍇🆘

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

This looks like it was a great event, @MlleCC. Wine plus skincare? It's like the perfect combo! Thank you for your thoughts on the new moisturizer. I love most Caudalie products and it sounds like this is a good addition to the lineup! 

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@quspork love this! Who doesn't love wine + skincare? 🍇 Merci for the support!

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@MlleCC Thank you for sharing! I love Caudalie products. My favorite product is the CAUDALIE - Premier Cru Eye Cream.

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@PenelopeBT one of our favorites too! We like to call it photoshop for the eyes 😉🍇

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@MlleCC Thank you so much for sharing! I truly enjoyed reading about your experience and review about the moisturizer 🙂 

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@BrendaBT Merci for the love! 🍇

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

Thank you for sharing @MlleCC!

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@MlleCC Thanks for the updates! It sounds like it was a fun event. The cream looks interesting 

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@skcfan merci! Hope you get the chance to try it soon - we'd love to hear what you think! 🍇

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@MlleCC Thank you for sharing. The moisturizer seems to fit my skin needs. 

Re: Recap: NYC Hydration Happy Hour with Caudalie 3/20/2019

@SportyGirly125 We hope so! Can't wait to hear what you think 🍇🆘

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  • Caudalie Banner.jpg
  • 10/10 would recommend the SOS Deep Hydration cream for sensitive skins!
  • Delicious spread of healthy snacks and wine.
  • My goodie bag included a French Kiss lip balm and a travel-sized Grape Water spray.
  • Sample of the Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration moisturizer
  • Caudalie Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Moisturizer ingredients list.
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