Name: Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
From Caudalie’s website:
This gel-cream has immediate and long-lasting calming properties. It reactivates the skin’s hydration mechanisms and replenishes its water reserves. Skin is left refreshed, hydrated and comfortably soft.
What I liked:
- lightweight texture, absorbs quickly
- very moisturizing, leaves skin soft and smooth for the entire day
- didn’t make me breakout
- tube packaging
What I didn’t like:
- may be too rich for those with oily skin
- although the packaging states “sensitive skin”, it still contains fragrance
Caudalie Vinosource is a plant-based moisturizing range for all skin types (although the packaging says it is especially targeted for those with sensitive skin) which uses extracts derived from grape to hydrate skin. The Moisturizing Sorbet contains three of them: Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water. But while Grape Extracts have been proven to have antioxidants properties, two of them are pretty far down the ingredient list and the only one present in high concentration is Grape Fruit Water.
Gattefosse, the company that makes it, claims that it “provides the skin with essential nutrients (trace elements, mineral salts and hydro-dispersed essential oils)” and that it is “recommended for moisturizing, nourishing or soothing treatments”. I’m sure that Grape Fruit Water contains some goodies that are beneficial for skin and moisturizes it, but how powerful its antioxidant properties are isn’t clear. I couldn’t find any studies on Grape Fruit Water yet and until I do, I’ll only consider it a nice moisturizer.
Another very hydrating ingredient included in this Moisturizing Sorbet is Shea Butter. Derived from the African shea tree, it is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, and does a great job at moisturizing even very dry skin. A bunch of other antioxidants, like Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Chamomile, are also present, but in small concentrations. Still, the opaque tube packaging, which is pretty and sleek, will keep them stable.
I was quite surprised to see that the product includes fragrance. While the subtle grape scent is very pleasant, fragrance is one of the most irritating ingredients used in cosmetics. Because of this, I don’t think it should have been included in a product targeted to those with sensitive skin. If you have a different skin type, and you’re not prone to allergies, then the fragrance shouldn’t cause problems for you so use it without fear.
Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet has a sorbet-like texture that’s very lightweight, which made me think at first that it wouldn’t hydrate skin well but I was wrong. It absorbs quickly into the skin, moisturizes and soothes it, leaving it soft and smooth for the entire day, without causing breakouts. Also, a little goes a long way, so the tube will last you for a good while. Overall, this is a really nice, although on the pricey-side, moisturizer for dry skin, but it could be a tad too rich for those with oily skin.
Aqua (Water), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Dicaprylyl Ether*, Glycerin*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract*, Hexyldecanol*, Hexyldecyl Laurate*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Erythritol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol*, Lecithin*, Caprylyl Glycol, Mannitol*, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols*, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Sodium Arboxymethyl Betaglucan, Sodium Phytate*, Potassium Sorbate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Homarine Hcl, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15. *Origine Vegetale.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet has a lightweight texture that sinks in quickly into the skin, yet is very moisturizing, leaving skin soft and smooth. Suitable for those with dry skin, those with oily skin may find it a bit too rich.