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Caudalie VinoGo Body Set

The Grapes of Bath

by Laurie Hartzell

While it has recently been publicized that red wine may be good for the body in moderation, Caudalie, a France-based skincare company, has known this for years. Since 1993, founders Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas have been utilizing the anti-oxidants found in grape seeds to fight the signs of ageing skin. Their vine-based skincare lines are rich in minerals and grape-seed extracts, which also help strengthen blood vessels and enhance circulation.

Caudalie VinoGo Body Set

Caudalie’s new line comprises take-home versions of their popular Vinothérapie spa products. The most portable of these is the VinoGo body set—a collection of travel-sized treats. Included in this gym- or vacation-friendly kit are mini versions of their anti-ageing Hand and Nail Cream, Nourishing Body Lotion, Sauvignon Scrub, Cabernet Shower Gel and Gentle Conditioning Shampoo. The Hand and Nail Cream was the most notable: the non-greasy moisturizer soaks into skin quickly, and the resulting smooth skin lasts all day, even after repeated hand-washings.

Don’t fret about the grapey themes of this Vinothérapie line—inspired by wine, the aroma is far from the sweet candy scent that comes to mind. All of the products in the Vinothérapie line smell like a walk through the vineyard on a spring day. The light fragrance is fresh yet warm, and the wine notes are complemented by mild flowers and an aroma reminiscent of water.

In addition to full-size versions of the products found in the VinoGo body set, the Vinothérapie line also includes transforming concentrates, scrubs, a fragrance, soap and herbal tea.

Price: $20

For more information, please visit www.caudalie.com

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