I’ve seen a lot of people talk about the caudalie moisturizing sorbet dupe and they generally seem to be quite negative. They say that it’s not what they expected (to be honest, I did too). So I decided to do a little research and find out more about it and decided to write up this little post about it.
A lot of people have probably already seen it, but if you are among them, hopefully this post will convince you to try it:
So what is it exactly?
It is a sorbet-like drink made from caudalie, which is a berry with an edible, fibery skin. It has been described as similar to strawberry shortcake, but with more texture. The berries themselves are juicy and sweet, but also tart. The flavor has been described as having notes of redcurrant, raspberry and cranberry (but not overly sweet), but also as having hints of blueberry and hint of black currant.
So what makes this product different from all others in its category?
Well first off, let’s get something out of the way: It’s really not like any other sorbet in its category. This is the first one that I’ve seen that looks like one could make something similar at home without actually having to open or buy the whole thing! What makes this particular sorbet different? Why did I think it would be popular? Well for starters: It offers something new for sure! Its ingredients are unusual compared to most sorbets on the market (can you say “non-standard ingredients”?), which means that there aren’t as many competitors out there making “fresh-fruit-flavored sorbets” (i.e., there aren’t many products that use berry flavoring or fruit sugar syrup). Furthermore, unlike other products in its category which use artificial colors or added flavors for tasteability purposes (which are often less healthy than natural fruit), this product does not use artificial colors or flavors at all – hence making its color palettes more robust and vibrant. Finally, because of these unique ingredients used in it – including ones that some people might find questionable –the product naturally differs from other products in its category in terms of nutrition profile (i.e., how much sugar – specifically fructose – was used).
Best of all though? This product tastes so good
What is a Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet?
A Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet is a moisturizing sorbet that is similar to the Caudalie Sauvage. You can buy it from their website (but I’m giving links to the original post below so you can see the difference), but it’s also available in most health food stores, including some organic.com shops.
It appears to be very popular with consumers, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. There are a number of complaints on Product Hunt, and I think this is because of several problems:
• They don’t rinse off—they just leave an oily deposit at the bottom of your cup
• The texture is too thick, like melted chocolate
• It makes your skin feel sticky and greasy
So if you have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, you might want to pass on this one. The Caudalie site claims its product is free from parabens and sulfates, which seems reasonable enough for a functional product in my opinion. However, there are a number of ingredients that are listed as having “additives permitted for use in cosmetics” but are actually banned by US law: 1) propylene glycol 2) xanthan gum 3) denatonium benzoate 4) sodium benzoate 5) dipotassium phosphate 6) propylene carbonate 7) triclosan 8) formaldehyde 9) propylparaben 10) benzophenone-3 11) methyl salicylate 12) petrolatum 13) methyl anthranilate 14) hexyl lauroyl glutamate 15 alpha-methyl D-gluconolactone 16 glycerin 17 lauryl glucoside 18 betaine 19 sodium chloride 20 sodium cocoamphodiacetate 20 acrylates copolymer 21 PEG 350 22 methylpropanediol 23 hydrogenated castor oil 24 piperine 25 ethylene glycol 17 Butterscotch Spice Blend 26 tromethamine 27 camphor 28 caprylic/capric triglyceride 29 lactic acid 30_________________________ 31__________________________ 32__________________________ 33__________________________ 34__________________________ 35__________________________ 36__________________________ 37_____________________ 38_________________________ 39_____________________ 40Next Page > 1 | 2 | 3
Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Ingredients
The above is a fantastic list of ingredients that Caudalie has used in their moisturizing sorbet. It’s a long list, but it contains 5 key ingredients:
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange blossom)
Fructus Rosae Fructus (rose hips)
Fructus Rosae Fructus (rose hips)
Syzygium Japonicum (Japanese date)
Fructus Rosae Fructus (rose hips)
The list could have gone on, but this is a good place to end. This is not a scientific analysis — it’s just my personal opinion. I find the taste and smell of rose hips very pleasant and like the idea of them being in the ingredient list, but I don’t understand why they are considered essential if you don’t add them to the final product. The fact that there are two of them in the ingredient list seems kind of redundant to me when there are at least as many citrus fruits available for adding as much flavour as rose hips. Regardless, I like how Caudalie claims to be “100% natural” and “100% vegan-friendly” — so if you added rose hips and other citrus fruits instead, you would be 100% vegan-friendly too!
Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Benefits
You’ve heard or read about the benefits of Caudalie moisturizing sorbet as a replacement for your favorite moisturizer; you’ve even seen it advertised on TV. But did you know that it was actually a dupe? Here’s a real life story:
A few months ago I started seeing ads for a “Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet” on the side of my local Macy’s, and after some research I found out they were actually Caudalie sorbates.
I don’t normally do product reviews, but if you’re interested in what the product is like and taking a look at potential alternatives I thought you might be interested as well.
What is Caudalie Sorbate?
Caudalie is a line of natural skincare products that are sold online and in stores across North America. It was started by French luxury brand Lush (as part of their “Everyday Collection”), and their products are currently sold in more than 20 retail stores across the globe (including Tesco, Macy’s and Walmart). The line contains several different formulations (ranging from moisturizers to hydrators to lotions) made with extracts from various botanicals including rosemary, jojoba oil, lavender flower oil, poplar leaf extract and more. Each formulation is formulated with unique botanical extracts to create unique results. The consumer can also customize their formulations by selecting between 2 (or 3) free-of-charge options based on skin type and concerns.
What does ‘caudalie’ mean?
The name comes from the French word ‘cauda’, which means “tail or rear end.” In Latin, ‘cauda’ means “tail, head or neck”. In English we have all these words: tail, head … but what does this have to do with skincare? Well … nothing really! But these words do have some significance when it comes to organic beauty products since they refer to natural processes/processes in nature that are related to skin care; the same processes that happen in nature we try to emulate here at home! That being said though we will get back to that later! ?
Ok so now that we have our explanation for the name (which should be obvious by now) let’s get into what this product is like! All their products are labeled
Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Reviews
As with most beauty and beauty product review sites (or any other product review site, really), the first thing you need to do is find a trusted source of information. A quick Google search will take you to a number of credible resources, but some are more reliable than others. I recommend reading reviews from respected sources like Sephora, Nails Inc., and Rachel Zoe’s blog (RZBD), as well as some blogs (like ours) that focus on specific products.
The important thing to remember about product reviews is that they are not endorsements; no matter how good a product may be, if consumers don’t like it or think it’s too expensive, then it simply isn’t worth buying. And even if a product does get good reviews from consumers, that doesn’t mean people should buy it. So we can’t just look at one or two “best” lists or click through to the company’s website and quickly decide whether they have what we want. Reviews are not meant to be endorsements — they are meant to give us honest opinions of products based on our own experience with them.
Where to Buy the
I’m not interested in this particular product, but it’s an interesting one. I recently read a post that talked about a new dupe of Caudalie’s moisturizing sorbet (the original is $55 for 100 ml, the dupe is $27 for 180 ml).
The post was about people who had bought the original version and were disappointed with the result: it was too watery and didn’t give them as much hydration as they would have liked. The post went on to touch on the fact that while plastic bottles are great for storing things like shampoo and conditioner, they aren’t so great for water. This led to one person suggesting that maybe you could get something like caudalie into your plastic bottles. I thought it was a great idea!
I just looked at caudalie’s website and didn’t find anything there that suggested you could get this dupe (the FAQ page just describes how you can buy their moisturizing sorbet), unless someone had actually done it before. So, I created this tutorial video to show you how to make your own (note: I think that last line is important.)
I also wanted to mention some other small ways you can do things differently from what other people are doing:
• Sometimes you need inside information, like links or blog posts from people who will tell you a lot about something.
• Sometimes the non-technical information is useful but hard or expensive to get or wouldn’t be worth it anyway (like this tutorial).
• Sometimes trying something new forces you to think about things in new ways (like this tutorial).