ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Caudalie Divine Body Collection

Admittedly, I tend to neglect the skin south of my neck for most of winter – as it is covered up under tons of layers, tights, coats, etc.  Then we get a warm day in NYC and I am forced to show my skin in order to avoid unnecessary heat exhaustion!  So, I need a regimen that will get my skin in gear fast – if not overnight.  Enter the Caudalie Divine Body Oil collection - AKA my summer skin savior.  I had the opportunity to visit the Caudalie boutique recently to experience the line, and the demonstration I received in store was simply amazing, so I knew my skin was in for something great.

 

Caudalie Divine Scrub

 

Divine scrub

The first product I used from of the collection was the Divine Scrub, which was frankly – quite divine.  I have always been a fan of sugar scrubs over salt scrubs as the healing properties and benefits of sugar far outweigh those of salt, so, I was thrilled to know that the formula for this scrub consisted of brown sugar and various natural oils.  The texture of the scrub is dense making it very easy to use without the dreaded fear of excess product getting everywhere in the tub and causing a possible slipping hazard, (experience talking here!)

Caudalie Divine Oil

Divine body oil

Once I finished my shower and exfoliation, I used the Divine Oil while my skin was still damp thinking it might need a few minutes to absorb.  To my surprise, the oil absorbed almost immediately into my skin and felt instantly dry – it was quite remarkable.  It left my skin hydrated and nourished without the residual greasiness or tackiness I have experienced with other dry oils.  Suitable for use on the face and in the hair as well, this is truly a perfect multi use product that will help nourish the body from head to toe.

Caudalie Divine Legs Body Bronzer

Divine legs bronzer

The final step in my winter to spring skin transformation was the application of the Divine Legs body bronzer.  Never one for these sort of products, as most of them rub off easily or streak in the most unappealing way, I was a tad hesitant to apply.  But with the amazing results I achieved from using the scrub and dry oil, I felt it was imperative I give this a go.  The color in the bottle is quite dark so I used just a small amount, and while it was slightly difficult at first to spread around, it quickly evened out and was simply beautiful.  I wore it all day and found little to no transfer onto my clothing – and it gave me just a modest bronzy glow that allowed those around me to avoid needing sunglasses just to look at my pale limbs!  For those of you gals with a medium to dark skin tone, this can really be an amazing enhancer after the beach or to prolong a vacation tan.

The entire Divine body collection retails from $38.00 to $49.00 and can be found at Sephora or Caudalie’s website.

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Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.

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  1. Millie says:

    I have heard of the Divine oil before but i’ve never tried it myself. Is it expensive?

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