What You Should Know
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Caudalie Paris manufactures a full line of skin care products including Caudalie Lifting Serum. The Caudalie Lifting Serum claims to have immediate smoothing properties, as well as to provide deep regenerating and wrinkle-reduction effects. Caudalie Lifting Serum’s main ingredient is Resveratrol, a substance extracted from grapevines that has shown some anti-inflammatory benefits in published clinical studies. There appear to be no available studies that show Resveratrol’s effectiveness on skin conditions like wrinkles or fine lines.
Caudalie sells its skin care products directly from its website. There doesn’t appear to be any type of product guarantee or refund available. There are “free” samples offered on the Caudalie website for a shipping fee of $8.00. Only one sample is allowed per customer. A full ingredient list for all products is available on the website so the customer can determine for themselves if there are any ingredients listed that they are sensitive to.
Caudalie Lifting Serum contains squalane and pro-vitamin B5, commonly found in higher-quality anti-wrinkle treatments. Caudalie highlights its main ingredient, Resveratrol, as the most exciting active ingredient. There appears to be no validation from clinical studies available to be able to assess that claim. Although Resveratrol has been show to provide some anti-inflammatory effects on mice in laboratory tests, its effect as a topical skin cream is unknown.
Application instructions recommend using Caudalie Lifting Serum morning and evening underneath daily moisturizers. The application instructions do not indicate how much to use or on which parts of the face to use it, making it difficult for the consumer to assess how long a jar will last and how often it will have to be replenished.
- Product samples, including the Lifting Serum, are available at the Caudalie website.
- Promises deep regenerating and anti-wrinkle properties.
- Does not contain parabens, a known allergen.
- No money-back guarantee available.
- Does not advertise product as non-allergenic.
- No substantiation by clinical trials has been found for the main active ingredient.
- Very little information on company website about effectiveness of other ingredients.
The Bottom Line
Caudalie Lifting Serum promises both immediate and long-lasting effects on skin toning, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle regimens. Although the consumer can try the product for $8.00, the company doesn’t stand behind it with a money-back guarantee. If Caudalie Lifting Serum triggers allergies or proves to be ineffective, you are stuck with the entire jar. The main active ingredient has not been proven effective in clinical trials, so assessing the overall value of the product is difficult. Although Caudalie Lifting Serum does not contain parabens, it does not market itself as a non-allergenic product. If you want to try Caudalie Lifting Serum, trying the “free” sample is the best bet, but ultimately, there are dozens of other products on the market with proven effective anti-wrinkle ingredients, and these are formulated by companies that back up their products with guarantees.