As huge fans of French skincare, we’re proud to have collaborated with Caudalie this week, who will be taking over our build your own box selection. Each day, you’ll have the chance to try one of our favourite Caudalie products, which work together to create a skincare regime for all skin types. Don’t forget to check each day and stock up for naturally cleansed, glowing, refreshed skin!


Caudalie’s story starts in Bordeaux, France, at the heart of the vineyards on the family estate. Its natural beauty inspires the brand every day, with grapes possessing exceptional powers for the skin. Founded by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas, Caudalie’s ethos is one we’re very proud to back; give back to the earth a little of what it gives us each day. Caudalie believes in responsible beauty that respects the planet and the people who inhabit it. 


To celebrate Caudalie’s brand takeover, we caught up with brand co-founder Mathilde Thomas, who shares her story on creating the brand with her husband, how she discovered the powerful impact of grape seeds, skins and stems, and her top tips and tricks for finding the right skincare routine and ageing gracefully.


What are your top tips for layering products?
After living in Asia for the last 4 years, I have been fascinated by the Korean “10 steps beauty routine” and I’ve tried to better understand the secret of their flawless skin. I created my Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence - in between a lotion and a serum - with an aqueous texture that is deeply rich in active ingredients to help each woman to reveal their radiance in an easy way. You can use it on your face, neck and décolleté before applying your Radiance Serum. It is THE perfect pairing for anti-dark spots and radiance (the duo's anti-dark spot effectiveness is TWICE AS GREAT as that of the serum on its own).

For a bespoke cleansing ritual, you can mix and match the new Cleanser textures:

1 – Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil + Instant Foaming Cleanser: Treat your skin with a silky lather that’s especially recommended for sensitive skin.
2 – Instant Foaming Cleanser + Deep Cleansing Exfoliator: A “whipped cream” texture that purifies and deep cleans your skin to restore its natural radiance.
3 – Gentle Cleansing Milk + Instant Foaming Cleanser: A creamy combination with a delicate texture for a feeling of extreme comfort.

You can also use one of our face masks depending on your needs, like the Instant Detox Mask after cleansing your skin and before moisturising.


What is your daily ritual?
The key for me is keeping it simple (I promise, what follows looks complicated & long but it’s not!), with an emphasis on the best skincare rather than makeup. In the morning, I double-cleanse my skin blending Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, with Instant Foaming Cleanser. Right after, I always like to spray my Beauty Elixir before using my Vinperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence, then a serum that changes depending on my needs, and which can be hydrating like my Vinosource SOS Serum, brightening Vinoperfect Serum or firming Resveratrol Lift Serum. For my eyes, I use Premier Cru The Eye Cream. It's the best.

For daytime, Premier Cru The Cream that is the perfect three-in-one product to hydrate, brighten, firm, and smooth.
At night, I always remove my make up and clean my skin, blending my products. Then I go to sleep with the Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Cream, which is like a true herbal tea for my skin.

What is your signature scent?
Thé des Vignes. I like its musky wrapping feeling, and my ever favourite note, bergamot.
Quote to live by?
My key to beauty has been the same for many years: “the pleasure principle” – be good to yourself! To me, ageing with grace means that if you’re good to yourself and you have a healthy lifestyle, age is not an issue.
Top three skincare tips?
1. Cleanse morning and night and don't forget to remove your make up very carefully each night. Even if you are very tired, use the fast and easy Micellar Cleansing Water. 2. Moisturise skin with powerful antioxidants that protect from free radical damage and 3. Protect skin from the sun with a high SPF daily.


What is your go-to Caudalie product, and why?
Caudalie Beauty Elixir is always in my purse. It sets my makeup and is the perfect pick-me-up throughout the day!


CAUDALIE_PRIZEDid you choose Caudalie in your box this month? Share your photos on social media and tag #LiBxCaudalie before 2 May to be in with a chance to win a Caudalie skincare bundle worth over £250!