Sugar & Fluff’s Review of the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Even though some still stay on the fence when it comes to the efficiency of the patented viniferine, we see no reason whatsoever for not taking your chances with the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.
Why risk with the viniferine-based serum?
Don’t worry, viniferine is both patented and a natural compound that is actually coming from the sap of grape vines. With that in mind, keep in mind that the serum is a winner of Total Beauty’s 2017 Reader’s Choice, whereas viniferine got patented back in 2004 by Caudalie.
The serum addresses the blemishes, scars, age spots, and other pigmentations that don’t go away after prolonged treatment.
It seems that Viniferin is the most efficient molecule that works against dark spots and increases the radiant complexion of your skin. According to Caudalie’s official website, Viniferine is 62 times more efficient as compared to vitamin C in lightening the skin.
Even if you’re a skeptical customer, you still owe it to your skin to try it once since the serum doesn’t include any hydroquinone, and it whitens the skin without worrying you of the risk for skin cancer.
What’s so special about its formula?
Apart from the previously mentioned Viniferine, the serum includes other ingredients that are well-known for their benefits on skin.
As the close up on Viniferine isn’t over just yet, we need to mention that Viniferine is supposed to be 4 times more effective compared to kojic acid and even 13 times more efficient than arbutin when it comes to diminishing dark spots and improving the appearance of skin. It seems that Viniferine blocks the tyrosinase production, which means less melanin production. In case you don’t know, it’s melaning that gives our skin (but also hair and eyes) the color so this is Viniferine is able to lighten your skin tone, in a safe way.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the other ingredients within the formula:
- Squalene- it derives from olives and moisturizes the skin. It’s great for the dryness of skin and hydrates it very well.
- Caraway- boosts the health of your skin and solves inflammation-problems. It may cause rashes so a patch test is the wise thing to do.
- Honeysuckle flower extract- it’s a soothing agent that also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory abilities. It calms the symptoms in skin rashes, blemishes and poison Ivy, bringing relief in sun burns or other type of minor burns.
- Citric acid-it smooths out wrinkles and fades out sun spots. It evens your skin tone and it’s a great ingredient for the acne-prone skin, unclogging pores for better appearance of skin.
- Butylene glycol-helps other ingredients penetrate better the skin. It makes the serum thinner and works as a good solvent, increasing the efficiency of the serum. It’s great for hydrating the skin.
What we really like about the serum is that, unlike other whitening products out there, improves the skin complexion without dangerously bleaching the skin.
The formula is oily-free and non-comedogenic, so the serum is safe to use on all skin types. It doesn’t include any parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, petro-chemicals or phthalates.
What’s to keep in mind when using it?
The serum has a rather herbal/minty fragrance to it, but it fades away quickly from your skin. It’s rather a fresh feel on the skin that the serum leaves on your skin, anyway.
The lightweight texture of the serum makes it easily absorbed into the skin. You can definitely follow it with your regular moisturizer or other cosmetic products.
You should apply the serum in the morning and also include it in your night skin care routine. It’s important for the face to be all cleansed when you’re applying the serum.
Due to its gentle formula, the serum is safe to use on face and décolleté as well. You can confidently apply it on various areas of affected areas, no matter the hyperpigmentation issue that you’re trying to solve.
Should you notice any skin irritation (caraway may lead to some skin reactions), it’s better to wash with water and stop using the serum.
For better results, some recommend also using the Vinoperfect Day Moisturizer SPF 20 in the morning.
What are its strengths? What about the downsides?
The serum sure has plenty of good things attached to it so here’s a very short list of pros:
- The serum is safe to use on all skin types
- It’s made with Viniferine, which is a natural compound
- It doesn’t include harsh chemical ingredients
- It’s lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin
- It fades out dark spots of various causes
- It evens the skin tone and improves the appearance of your skin
The downsides shouldn’t change your mind, but it’s always a wise thing to check the flaws on anything:
- Some think it sits on the pricey side
- One may really doubt its efficiency on brightening the skin
- It doesn’t give results overnight, but so does hydroquinone, for instance.
What’s the main idea about the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum?
The serum is not the strongest option for whitening dark spots. This doesn’t mean it’s not efficient when it comes to evening your skin tone or fading out age spots, blemishes or other hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it doesn’t contain any harsh chemical ingredients, which makes out for the price.
Other skin brightening serums we have reviewed: the Neocutis Perle Skin Brightening Cream, the Chantecaille Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence, the SkinBright Skin Brightener, the Lifeline Daily Defense Complex, or the Dr. Jart V7 Toning Light.