The Hungarian Brunette - Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Review

You guys, it’s been a hot minute since I haven’t reviewed a skincare product that isn’t lip-related!! Truth is, over the last year, I got so many new face masks, moisturizers, serums and oils that I loved, and got a really tight skincare routine figured out - So I haven’t been trying as many new skincare products recently. But when Sephora was having the VIB sale earlier in the Spring, I did pick up a few things that I had been dying to try for a loooong time. Since skincare can be pretty expensive, I figured the sale was a great opportunity to test new waters without emptying my bank account.

And yes, the VIB sale was months ago. But you guys, skincare isn’t instant and I wanted to make sure that I had thoroughly tested this before bringing you a review. Especially because this is quite an expensive product, so I didn’t want to be recommending it lightly unless I was sure it was really worth your hard-earned money.

And truth is, in the beginning, I wasn’t really that impressed. I feel like I had heard such insanely amazing reviews, that I was expecting miracle results after the first application. Which is completely ridiculous, because if you want a new face in one shot, you need plastic surgery - Not skincare. Skincare takes time, and while some products can give you instant results, most products (even the amazing ones) require a bit of commitment before you can see some results. I like to think that you should test out a new skincare product for AT LEAST a week before committing to an opinion.

So even though my fist reaction wasn’t totally amazing, I decided to pull through and keep testing it out for a bit longer. And I’m SO GLAD I did!!


This serum claims to combat dark spots, even the skin’s tone and texture, boost radiance and hydrate.


While I don’t really have sun spots yet (fingers crossed), my mom does have them and they are known to be related to a genetic predisposition. Obviously, you are more prone to sun spots if you indulge in unprotected exposure to the sun, and although I’m pretty diligent with my sunscreen (at least on my face and chest), I wasn’t always. There were some dark days (no pun intended) when I used to lie down in the tanning bed at least twice a week, and I’m not gonna lie, thinking about it makes me cringe.

I feel like I’m using this to prevent sun spots (and overall damage) more than anything else, especially since I’ve been really into preventative skincare lately. But as far as immediate results, I did notice a few things over the last few weeks. First, I feel like my skin definitely is brighter. I do use other brightening products that I trust and love, but since I added this into my routine, I really noticed a difference.

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When it comes to texture, it is currently my biggest skin concern, and it’s unfortunately something that’s really hard to correct with skincare only - Most of the procedures that correct skin texture involve in-office lasers and treatments. But since I’ve been using the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, I’ve really noticed that my face seems more even. I don’t know if it’s a side effect of the brightening, and my skin is now so bright and luminous that it distracts the eye from the texture (lol), but there’s definitely something going on there.

I feel much more confident going out without any face makeup since I started using this serum, and that means a lot. I fee like you know skincare is working when you want to show off your skin rather than hide it behind foundation and concealer.


The main star ingredient in this serum is called viniferine, which is extracted from grapevine sap and is apparently 62 times more effective than vitamin C. Pause for excitement. I’m no scientist, but I’m guessing this is where the crazy brightening comes from.

It also contains squalane, which is super hydrating and has really been having a moment in skincare lately.

But aside from what’s in it, I think we should also talk about what’s NOT in it. I’ve talked about this before, but I’ve really been into clean beauty lately, because I feel like if I’m gonna have skincare on my face almost 24/7, it might as well not be full of disgusting BS, you know?

The Vinoperfect Radiance serum is certified “Clean at Sephora” which means it’s free of at least 50 ingredients (yes, 50!!) like Sulfates, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Phthalates, Mineral Oil and so many more.

This serum is also natural, vegan, safe for pregnant women, gluten-free, hypoallergenic and formulated without synthetic chemicals, fillers, and GMOs. It’s hard to get better than that, but to top it all off, Caudalie also donates 1% of sales to plant trees. Personally, I find that amazing, and if I’m going to spend a small fortune on skincare anyways, I’d rather give that money to companies that pay it forward and respect nature.


This is an insane tip I actually learned on Sephora’s website while I was doing research on this product, and I’m obsessed!! Basically, if you apply this product under your sunscreen in the morning, it regulates the melanin produced by your body and gives you a more even tan.

This is really cool, because I LOVE lying by the pool under the sun (so sue me), and even though I always wear sunscreen, I do sometimes notice that I have a very light hyperpigmentation in some areas, and this completely solved the issue.

Usually, I use this serum in the evening and use my Ole Henriksen vitamin C products in the morning, but on days when I know I’m gonna be outside more, I add this serum to my morning routine and it really makes a noticeable difference!

I hope you guys found this review helpful and I would love to know your thought on the Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum if you’ve tried it! Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, or come share on Instagram!

Love you guys,

Jenny xx

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