Product tested by Yashoda.

Name of Product :

Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence by Caudalie. 5 fl.oz/150ml. Made in France.

From Sephora’s website :

What it is:

A brightening essence that immediately sweeps away dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother, more even skin.

Solutions for:

– Uneven skin tone

– Dark spots

– Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…

The gentle yet effective Brightening Essence combines two powerhouse ingredients: glycolic acid to support natural cell turnover and Caudalie’s exclusive 100 percent organic grape water to soothe and hydrate. Infused with white peony extract, the formula enhances luminosity, works to buff away any dead skin cells, and refines skin texture. By adding this simple step to your regimen, your skincare will work better, faster.

Unique Ingredients :

(taken directly from Sephora)

Glycolic Acid : Sweeps away dead skin cells.
Organic Grape Water 100% : Soothes and moisturizes.
White Peony Extracts : Enhance luminosity.


My Review :

Packaging : It comes in a tall glass bottle. The glass itself is quite thick but appears to be great quality. The cap is plastic and the bottle has a plastic dispenser on top. I like the design on the front and the back has direction for use in 5 languages but no ingredient list or product description.

Product : The essence is a transparent light yellow/off white colour with a watery IMG_6327consistency. It does have a scent which is sweet – likely due to the grape water. It absorbs into the skin very well and is very cooling and refreshing when applied. It leaves no residue, dries matte and is able to be layered with other products. There is no irritation, tingling or redness noted with use.

I do not like applying essence with a cotton pad, so I transferred the contents into a spray bottle. I enjoy the orgitsanic ingredient list and do feel like I am putting a high quality essence onto my skin. In terms of brightening, and retexturing my skin, I can’t say it really did that in a noticeable way. It may have subtly made a difference but having hormonal breakouts intermittently during its use also lended to more skin sensitivity, uneven texture and acne spots which probably didn’t help. All in all, I think it is a good product but have not seen enough “wow” effects to re-buy. Note – don’t forget to wear sunprotection with this product as it contains an AHA. If you’ve tried it, what are your experiences?

Where I purchased it? Cost?

I purchased this at Sephora for $50.00CAD.

Ingredients :

Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Glycerin*, Methylpropanediol, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid*, Arginine, Sodium Benzoate, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract*, Phenylpropanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate*, Linalool, Limonene.

Disclaimer : Writer is not affiliated to any of the brands or stores mentioned. This is an independent review.


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