Caudalie Vinopure Skincare for Acne: The Review

Clear skin feels like a distant dream for so many. When you know the struggle of visible pores, sore blemishes and an oily t-zone, you can feel stuck. And I felt this way, but after using Caudalie’s Vinopure skincare routine (strictly) for over three weeks now, my results were too good not to share, even after seven days.


Why Vinopure?

It’s simple: nature and effectiveness. Caudalie’s conscious ethos is what gives this acne-fighting skincare routine a point of difference. Salicylic acid is continuously in the press for being the ‘best’ spot-solving ingredient, but it’s not for everyone and should be used with caution; however, Caudalie’s Vinoperfect range features 100% natural salicylic acid which can be used every day, twice a day – you won’t experience any chemical burns or discomfort with this range!

I won’t lie, to get the clarity you want, you have to be committed. You must also understand that great skin doesn’t arrive overnight; it takes time. Tried and tested by me, seven days isn’t too long to wait around.


Before and after using Caudalie Vinopure skincare

Skin type: oily to blemished
Before and after caudalie vinopure skincare

Which skin types will benefit from Vinopure?
• Adult acne.
• Blemished skin; hormonal, occasional or reactional.
• Oily skin.
• Combination skins with oily t-zones.

Don’t get me wrong, presenting my bare face to the world has taken some guts; but I feel like I have a duty to let those that also struggle with their skin know there’s a solution out there that:
1) Won’t dry out the skin.
2) Contains natural origin ingredients that clear skin without stripping it.

There are four skincare steps to follow in the Vinopure routine. 3 out of 4 are Marie Claire Prix De L’Excellence Award Winners for 2019 (more on that below). Each product ranges from a 96% to 98% natural formula, which is hugely beneficial for aggravated skin that’s usually associated with acne and blemishes. Scroll down to find out more.


What are the main ingredients in the Vinopure range?

• Grape polyphenols;
• French lavender essential oil
• Madagascar lemongrass essential oil
• Egyptian geranium essential oil
• Morrocan rosemary essential oil
• French lemon balm essential oil
• Indian peppermint essential oil
• 100 natural salicylic acid


Step One: Vinopure Face Wash

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Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser

Just launched: The Vinopure range includes a non-drying face wash for blemished skin types. Made with natural foaming agents, there’s no soap or sulphates in sight. This gentle gel cleanser is pretty powerful when it comes to deep cleansing. Daily, pores are unclogged, oily t-zones are refreshed and overtime, it promises to make blemishes less frequent. I can vouch it does all three.

My experience

Having oily skin, I love the fresh feeling a face wash gives and the Vinopure wash is the most refreshing cleanser I’ve used to date. After using day and night, my skin felt cool, clean and most importantly comfortable. A little bit goes a long way, so I ended up using it as a body wash as I tend to get breakouts on my back and chest. I noticed a huge difference in the texture of my skin after using this wash for 1 minute every morning and evening.

How does the Vinopure Gel Cleanser work?

• Non-Soap Base
Instead of aggressive agents and harsh soaps, this foaming cleanser is made from sucrose cocoate, a surfactant-free base, which is made from sugar and coconut oil. Caudalie’s world-famous organic grape water is also infused in the foam to keep your skin comfortable while you cleanse.

• Decreases Oil Production & Prevents Future Blemishes

The star ingredient: natural salicylic gently refines the skin’s texture to unclog pores and improve the softness of your skin. Grape polyphenols and organic essential oils (lavender, lemongrass, geranium, rosemary, lemon balm and peppermint) perform an antibacterial action on your skin, deep cleansing and tightening pores for a fresher feel; this combination also helps to stop your sebum oxidising, which means you’ll see less black and whiteheads appear.

How to use the Vinopure face wash?

After removing your makeup, massage the gel into damp skin every morning and evening. Wait until it foams, then remove with a lukewarm flannel.

Top tip: If I’m having a particularly bad skin day, I’ll leave the wash on damp skin for 15 minutes, and then remove with a warm flannel for a deeper cleanse.


• The Vinopure face wash smells pretty strong, particularly of lemon and mint. The scent is 100% natural, thanks to a combination of the six organic essential oils that also help to clear your skin.

• After you wash your skin with this cleanser, it’s refreshing foam instantly makes your skin feel cool and clean.

• If you wear heavy foundation or eye makeup, it’s best to use this face wash after using a makeup remover to get the best results.

• This face wash is super foaming and quite runny. Be careful when decanting what you need, as you don’t need a lot to get a great lather.


Step Two: Vinopure Toner

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Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner

A firm favourite for many, the Vinopure toner’s ability to invigorate is second to none. An instant reboot for blemished skin, this is a step not to be skipped, the results are incredible. Immediately, you can feel a slight (comfortable) tingle. Pores feel clean and unclogged, while any traces of leftover impurities are drawn out as if your cotton pad was a magnet for them.

My experience

I’m religious with my skincare. I usually use an acid toner 2-3 times a week, rather than a toner everyday. I was expecting to miss the refining effects of my usual toner, but as this one has natural salicylic acid (technically a BHA formula), so this was a great alternative for gentle, daily exfoliation. My skin loved it, and I’ve noticed a daily difference in clarity, rather than a mid-week boost with my previous routine.

How does the Vinopure Toner work?

• 99% Natural Formula
This toner will only enhance and not aggravate the skin. 20% of its contents are organically derived too, so blemished complexions needn’t worry about this stripping the skin.

• Purify Pores
The natural salicylic acid content, plus grapeseed polyphenols work together to improve the clarity of your skin. If you scroll up to my before and after, you’ll see that my complexion looks more even.

How to use the Vinopure Toner?

It’s essential that you use this toner after washing your face, but before using the Vinopure serum. Apply a small amount to a cotton pad and pat over skin, avoiding your eye contour.

Top tip: If you’re suffering from an area of congestion on your skin (mine is my chin), soak a cotton pad in the toner, and leave on the area for 10 minutes, then remove the pad.


• Again, this toner smells quite strong of lemon and mint, but only 100% natural fragrances are used.

• After you’ve applied the toner. Don’t rinse it off.

• The toner gets to work on problematic pores; if you skip this step, you definitely won’t get the results you were hoping for.

• There is an ingredient patent-pending for this toner (PCT/EP2018/050482), which in short means Caudalie want to protect its formula -so you know it’s worth your attention when there’s nothing else like this on the market.


Step Three: Vinopure Blemish Control Serum

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Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control Infusion Serum

Caudalie’s Vinopure Serum is my favourite step in the collection. It’s a shot of daily clarity for congested skin. It feels so fresh and cooling, while also keeping skin even and shine-free. Doubling as serum/on-the-spot solution, this gel can be used as part of the Vinopure routine, or as an occasional serum stand-in for when breakouts start to rear their ugly heads (no pun intended).

My experience

I tried this serum in isolation when researching hormonal acne last year and loved it. I found when using this as part of the Vinopure routine, I saw the biggest difference in the size of my pores and the overall clarity of my skin. I usually get painful lumps, especially around ‘that time’ but, not here.

How does the Vinopure Serum work?

• Decongests Skin
The serum is ultra-concentrated in natural salicylic acid, super-powering your skin’s exfoliating ability, for tighter pores and a smoother, more refined texture. Also, lavender and peppermint tone your skin, while calming any inflamed areas of the skin (particularly around blemished).

• Daily Antioxidant Protection
Caudalie has infused this serum with healing polyphenols to aid premature ageing. Added hyaluronic acid plumps your skin daily, activating your skin’s natural ability to smooth away fine lines.

How to use the Vinopure Serum?

After using the Vinopure Toner, wait a minute or two, then stipple the serum down across the t-zone, cheeks and chin. If you’ve got a spot that needs extra attention, apply a targeted amount to the blemish and leave overnight.

Top tip: Keep the Vinopure Serum in the fridge for an extra cooling effect. It works wonders on spots that are sore and inflamed!


• Again the serum is made with 100% natural fragrance, so as soon as you apply, you’ll experience the aroma of lemon and mint essential oils working hard to purify and tighten skin.

• A little bit goes a long way with this serum; you only need one pump for your face. As the Vinopure serum is very concentrated in natural salicylic acid, you don’t need to overload your skin to see results. This could cause your skin to dry out.


Step Four: Vinopure Moisturiser

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Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid

To finish the routine, we have the Vinopure Fluid; a refreshing gel-cream that mattifies and moisturises skin, with zero greasiness. An amazing makeup base, or lightweight night cream, this fluid is very versatile, but it’s a pro at keeping oil and shine at bay.

My experience

This moisturiser is quick-drying but also feels like it’s giving skin adequate moisturise. I wear a full-coverage foundation to hide my spots, and I found that this sat seamlessly under makeup, and most importantly, my t-zone top-ups became less, as this really did mattify.

How does the Vinopure Mattifying Fluid Work?

• Keeps Skin Matte but Soft
It’s all about the texture of this cream. When you apply the fluid on your skin, you can feel the silica powders get straight to work, but this lotion doesn’t zap moisture, it balances with added rose water, leaving skin prepped, but bouncy for makeup or SPF.

• Limits Oil Production
This moisturiser feels lightweight; it uses the power of naturality and essential oils (rosemary and peppermint in particular) to keep skin clear and decongested.

• Clears Complexion
Day after day, natural salicylic acid gets to work on spots and breakouts to reveal a shine-free glow that encourages confidence.

How to use the Vinopure moisturiser?

After using the Vinopure Serum, wait a minute or two, and then massage a 10p sized amount into your skin. Follow with foundation or SPF.

Top tip: After completing the routine, once or twice a week, apply the Caudalie Moisturising Mask to keep your skin soft and supple.



What Our Bloggers Think…

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Today is officially my 1st day back to work after maternity leave, my older daughters 1st day of new school year and my youngest 1st day at nursery so it’s been emotional ladies and gents! 🙈😊 I believe I need pat on a back and big glass of 🍷 but not sure that’s allowed on school night😂 instead I’ll just have bath and extended PM routine.🛀🧖‍♀️💆‍♀️ . . 🍇Caudalie recently added to their Vinopure line Purifying Gel Cleanser with salicylic acid and essential oil complex. To celebrate its launch this week at @escentual I have been kindly gifted the 4 step skincare routine that also includes Vinopure Skin purifying toner, their famous blemish control serum and mattifying fluid. . .🍇VINOPURE products are infused with natural salicylic acid, grape-seed polyphenols and organic essential oils to targets combination and blemish-prone skin to gently purifiy it.The highly natural formula works to improve skin clarity, unclog and tighten pores and clear imperfections, leaving the skin feeling clear and fresh and glowy. . 🍇I have mostly dry skin but prone to blemishes and blackheads in my t-zone, the caudalie SOS Thirst Quench serum is my OG ( I think I’ve gone through 4 bottles in past year😍) so I was super excited to try those out. I’ll be sharing my thoughts once I have used them for a bit but I must admit I’ve been enjoying them so far , the cleanser and serum in particular. . . Escentual is an online premier beauty retailer that carries full Caudalie range. Check them out if you haven’t already😍 they have now 20% when you use code ESCENTUAL20 ( not affiliate) . . Have you tried Caudalie? What is your favourite product from that brand? 😘

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There’s a new cleanser on the market by French Skincare brand @caudalie 🌱🌿💦 The Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser smells and performs exactly how my favourite @perriconemd_uk Daily Foaming Cleanser performs (which is sadly now discontinued 😭 like all the greats 😭). I’ve been using it sparingly in the shower so it’s nice to have found an alternative 🙏🏼. The Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser is refreshing without being drying and helps to deeply cleanse and reduce excess sebum; Making it a perfect morning cleanse to prep my skin before makeup. It will be available to buy from my favourite french pharmacy retailer @escentual Shortly. So sign up to be notified 😘 @escentual very kindly sent me their Vinopure line to try out as my skin leans more oily in the summer months. I love a couple of the products more than others and will share my thoughts on the entire line in a blogpost in the near future. #caudalie #vinopure #escentual #frenchpharmacy #frenchskincare #newinbeauty #caudalievinopure #combinationskin #oilyskin #caudalievinopurecleanser #newinbeauty #skincare #newinbeauty #newbeauty

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Caudalie has released this amazing line called #vinopure range.⁣ ⁣ The lovely team beauty online retailer @escentual has sent over their new @caudalie line for me to try. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🍇 Vinopure purifying gel cleanser⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🍇Vinopure clear skin purifying toner⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🍇Vinopure blemish control infusion serum⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🍇 Vinopure skin perfecting mattifying fluid⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Their exciting purifying gel cleanser – A refreshing gel that cleanses and purifies the skin without drying it out. The salicylic acid oil complex visibly tighten pores, decrease excess sebum and reduce the appearance of imperfections.⁣ ⁣ This has a lovely gel texture that gently turns in to a smooth fine foam. It has a mild minty scent to it and I find it a pleasant experience to use without stripping off any moisture out.⁣ ⁣ The clear skin purifying toner works wonders for my pores. Noticed that my pores are less noticeably, a rather soothing toner for my dry skin type. It contains purifying essential oils complex, exfoliating salicylic acid and soothing grape water.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Their Vinopure line are infused with natural salicylic acid, grape seed polythenols and organic essential oils to target oily, blemish prone skin types.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Although I have a drier skin type, I find that these are working perfectly good for my T zone areas too that are prone to the odd breakouts etc. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Please check out their Escentual store that offers a range of exciting products like this one. They are a premier beauty online retailer incase you haven’t heard of them already. 😊⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Have you tried Caudalie? please let me know what you think of these. 🧡⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ *kindly gifted⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #caudalie #caudalievinopure⁣ #mycaudalie #caudalieskincare⁣ #escentual #skincareonline⁣ #skincarebloggeruk #iloveskincare #oilyskincareroutine #igskincare #femfeed #caudalieparis⁣ #skincareroutine #skincareblogger ⁣

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