What You Should Know
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Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate is manufactured by Caudalie Paris, along with a full line of skin care products. The Moisturizing Concentrate is marketed as a deep penetrating moisturizer that promotes cellular regeneration. It has no parabens (cosmetic preservatives that are known allergens) and is 100% plant based, according to the website. Although Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate is advertised as paraben-free, it does not claim to be non-allergenic. A full ingredient list is available on the website and all ingredients are oils and essential oils, some from organic sources.
Caudalie skin care products are available for sale directly from the Caudalie website, and this include the Moisturizing Concentrate. The company offers free samples of its product but charges $8.00 for shipping. Only one sample is allowed per customer. There is no indication of a money-back guarantee on any of the Caudalie products.
Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate is a blend of oils and essential oils including jojoba and grapeseed oils, sesame oil, oil of palmarosa, and essential oil of rose. The jojoba, sesame and palmarosa oils are derived from organic sources according to Caudalie’s website. Although grapeseed oil has been shown to have restorative properties, the website provides no information or clinical studies showing the effectiveness of any of these ingredients on cellular regeneration or deep moisturizing.
The application instructions are to rub 3 drops into your face and neck, particularly on dry areas, morning and night. There is no information as to whether the Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate can be worn under makeup during the day.
- Promotes cellular regeneration per the company’s claims.
- Contains no allergy-inducing parabens.
- Provides full list of product ingredients on the company’s website.
- No indication of the product’s effectiveness on wrinkle-reduction.
- Caudalie provides no clinical studies showing the effectiveness of its active ingredients.
- There does not appear to be a money-back guarantee.
- Not proven to be non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate is an all-natural daily moisturizer that might be appropriate for general softening and hydrating. None of its ingredients appear to have clinical trials backing their effectiveness on cell regeneration or wrinkle reduction and it does not contain ingredients commonly found in higher-end anti-wrinkle formulations. The company doesn’t appear to stand behind its products with a money back guarantee so if you purchase Caudalie Moisturizing Concentrate and you find that it is not effective or induces allergies, you are stuck with the entire jar. If you want to try this product, the best bet before buying a whole jar, is to pay the $8.00 for the sample size. However, if you are looking for a skin care product specifically formulated for wrinkle reduction with proven ingredients, there are many other products on the market that could prove more effective.