This Face Mist Is Beloved By Beauty Editors Everywhere And Is Perfect In Hot Weather

A heatwave non-negotiable.

by Rachael Martin |
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There’s one product that has been a constant throughout my career. I spent several years as an intern and no matter what desk I’d be sitting on that month, all of the beauty editors would religiously reach for the same product throughout the day. Enter the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, £36. Naturally, given that it was so widely used by the savviest women in the industry, it was right to assume that it was worth its salt. And now, having been completely and utterly influenced myself, I have my own Caudalie spritz sitting on the desk at Grazia this summer. Here’s why I think it’s so beloved among beauty journalists.

What Does The Caudalie Beauty Elixir Do?

Inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir has been formulated as ‘a multi-purpose formula that grants instant pillow-plump luminosity.' Essentially, it's a facial spritz made with a myriad of antioxidant-rich ingredients designed to boost moisture and ‘visibly smooth and soothe while reducing the appearance of pores.’ It can be applied both over and under make-up for an instant hit of hydration.

One LookFantastic reviewer wrote: 'Love this product! It smells amazing and refreshing. Lovely to spritz before applying serum and moisturiser. Great to spray throughout the day.'


  • Beautiful scent
  • Currently on sale


  • Glass bottle - don't drop it!

How To Use Caudalie Beauty Elixir

The glory of a face mist is in it’s simplicity. Simply close your eyes and spritz it all over your skin. The brand outline a whole host of different ways to use the product:

  • On cleansed skin in the morning as toner and to help pave the wave for seamless makeup application.

  • After makeup as an effective setting spray.

  • Throughout day to perk up dull or tired-looking complexions or give your makeup a quick refresh.

  • On cleansed skin at night to purify.

  • Use mid-flight, post-workout or on-the-go to help refresh and revitalise.

  • Use straight from the fridge for the ultimate cooling sensation during warmer weather.

Our verdict

Rachael Martin, beauty editor:

'This is my summer complexion non-negotiable. The texture is light and non-greasy, sinking into my skin almost instantly, even after spritzing a generous dose. I find it to really cool and calm my redness, improving my texture and tone with minutes - I've been known to spritz it on the tube if I'm feeling particularly flustered! I also boast some pretty sizeable pores, and I do believe that the formulation really minimises their appearance- there's the organic balm mint to thank for that which creates a real sensation of freshness. And as for the scent? Oh, the scent! Expect an intoxicating medley of green grape, orange blossom and nourishing oils that will aid a spa-like feeling of zen.'

How we tested it

Rachael says: 'I've been using this one for many years now, and it's safe to say it's become an integral part of my daily routine. I keep one on my desk, and the whole beauty team take turns to spritz their complexions throughout the day - it's that good. When travelling I don't go without it either - I'll use the mini on flights - I find the mesh of antioxidants adds real radiance.'

Final thoughts

Beloved by celebrities and beauty editors for good reason - consider this one a classic that doesn't overcomplicate things. One misting is bursting with efficacious skin-beautifying ingredients to soothe, cool and calm. Would recommend.

Rachael Martin is Grazia's Beauty Editor where she covers all things health, beauty and wellness


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