What You Should Know
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Caudalie Paris manufactures a full line of skin care products, including the Caudalie Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips. Caudalie’s website advertises that the serum has an immediate effect on wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness, and that it tones and tightens the skin around the eyes. Caudalie’s Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips is marketed for all skin types and is advertised as paraben-free. Parabens are preservatives used in mostly lower-quality skin care products. They are known allergens and suspected carcinogens.
The main ingredient in Caudalie’s serum is grapevine Resveratrol, a naturally-occurring substance that has shown anti-inflammatory properties when ingested internally by mice in lab studies. There appear to be no studies available to show Resveratrol’s effect on human skin with a topical application, however. Caudalie’s Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips is available for purchase directly from the Caudalie website. Caudalie provides samples of its products in “kits” depending on the user’s skin needs. The samples are free but Caudalie charges $8.00 to cover shipping. Only one sample kit may be ordered at a time. There is no indication of a money-back guarantee for Caudalie’s products.
Caudalie’s Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips contains Resveratrol as an active ingredient. Resveratrol’s effect on wrinkle reduction or skin cell regeneration has not yet been proven. The serum also contains squalane and tetrapeptides, both ingredients often found in higher-quality anti-wrinkle creams. The serum does not contain parabens as preservatives which is a benefit to those allergic to these ingredients. However, Caudalie’s Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips does not market itself as a non-allergenic skin care product. The website states that the serum is to be used morning and evening, and that it should be smoothed under the eyes, over the eyelids and around the lips.
- Does not contain allergy-inducing parabens.
- Promises instant correction of wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes.
- Product samples are available at the Caudalie website.
- No clinical trials have been found to substantiate the effectiveness of the product’s main active ingredient.
- No money-back guarantee is offered if the product in ineffective or causes allergic reaction.
- Caudalie charges $8.00 in shipping for its “free” samples.
- There is no information provided by Caudalie on whether the wrinkle effects are long-lasting or not.
- The product targets the eye-area only.
The Bottom Line
Caudalie promises that its Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips provides immediate results to reduce wrinkles and puffiness and to tone the skin, but the company does not stand behind the product with a money-back guarantee. There is no available substantiation of the effectiveness of the main ingredient in the serum or of how long the effects will last. The best bet if you want to try this product is to use the sample to see how it impacts your skin. However, there are many other wrinkle reducing products on the market that have proven and verifiable results, and that are suitable for all areas of the face. However, if eye lines are your sole concern, this could be worth looking into.