|Caudalie has been a new brand seen on my shelves (and maybe for some of you too) this year and I've loved their products so far. I have yet to try the Beauty Elixir but I've tried their Eye Make Up Remover and their Cleanser and fell in love with both.|
Anyway, this review is about their Caudalie Divine Oil* which can be used on the Face, Body and Hair. I was more inclined to use it on my face and hair because we all know that Fake Tan and Oil does not work, but I did try it on areas that weren't tanned too so that I could give a better review.
The bottle itself is very large (a mere 100ml), very heavy (it's made of class) and has a wooden lid with a spray cap on the top, which is really convenient when you want to apply oil - which is great compared to other oils such as Johnson's Baby Oil, where you have to pour it out instead.
For the price (£25 for 100ml) I think it really does depend how you intend to use it. As a hair oil I think it's totally worth it (read on for more details) but for the body, I'm less inclined to spend £25 on something I feel a moisturiser does just as well. Keep into account that I've used a lot of the oil now and I'm only about 5ml down.
The smell is incredible. It's very musky and fruity but isn't overpowering and made me feel like I was giving myself a pamper.
The product itself, I will talk about in 3 sections - one for hair, face and body.
For the use on hair, I sprayed it all over my hair - even in the roots - and unlike some hair oils, this one didn't dry and go crispy so I felt like it was always doing something to my hair. I slept in it one night and woke up the next morning with it still conditioning my hair and not just masking it. It didn't leave my hair greasy, but for some people it may be differently as things that work for me, may not work as well for you, but all-in-all it just made my hair feel a lot more conditioned and healthy.
It's easy to wash out and only needed to shampoo once to make it feel clean. I've since used this on the tips of my hair before a shower and before bed for an uplift of moisture.
For the use on the face, I wouldn't recommend putting it all over because this is great for targeting dry patches or areas that don't get greasy easily such as cheeks. I used it just before I went to bed, on my cheeks and forehead and in the morning they weren't super greasy but just really conditioned.
For the use on the body, I sprayed this on my legs when they were super dry and on my arms, and I found I wasn't completely blown away but I found they did have more moisture locked in - they just generally felt a lot more moisturised. I am a Moisturiser kinda gal and haven't used oils before but I think for hot weather it's perfect! I can really see myself using this when I'm on holiday (along with suntan lotion) to create a great, long lasting tan.
All-in-all I just really enjoyed using this product, especially on my hair. I think it's a great was of moisturising the different areas, especially great on the hair and tricky dry patches. I'd definitely keep using this product because I haven't found an oil that does such a varied amount and smells this good.