Is Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet Moisturizing Enough For Dry Skin?

by Gio
review caudalie vinosource moisturizing sorbet

I’m not gonna lie: the first thing that attracted me to Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is the pink tube. How cute is that? It’s definitely something I’d love to display on my vanity.

But is the juice inside any good? If you have dry skin, you’re in for a treat…

What’s In Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet?


That’s not a typo. Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet has 3 types of grape-derived extracts: Grape Fruit Water, Grape Juice, and Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract.

Grape extracts are loaded with antioxidants that can slow down premature aging. They neutralise free radicals before they have the chance to give you wrinkles. According to a 1997 study, they do this better than Vitamins C and E!

Its antioxidants also boost the photoprotection of your sunscreen. They’re NOT a substitute for it, mind you. But it’s a good idea to layer the cream with your sunscreen in the morning for that extra layer of protection.

The catch? Doesn’t matter how powerful an antioxidant is, you should never use it alone. The more antioxidants a cream contains, the better. This one contains Vitamin E and chamomile, too.

Related: Is Resveratrol The Best Antioxidant Of All?


Shea butter makes up the base of Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. Derived from the African shea tree, it is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants.

Fatty acids are moisturising. They strengthen your skin’s protective barrier so that moisture stay in and germs stay out. In winter, they also prevent your skin from getting too dry. Antioxidants fight off free radicals to slow down premature aging.

If you’ve got dry, mature skin, this is an ingredient you DO want in your skincare routine.

Related: Why Shea Butter Is A Godsend For Dry Skin


Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet has a sorbet-like, lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin.


Light, fresh, and pretty forgettable.

How To Use It

Before sunscreen in the morning and as the last step of your skincare routine at night.

Performance & Personal Opinion

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is so light, the first time I used it I thought, “Mmmm, this won’t be too hydrating.” Thank goodness I was wrong.

The cream absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it soft and smooth for the entire day. A little goes a loooong way, so the tube will last you for ages.

FYI, if you have oily skin, the texture will still feel a little too rich for you. I recommend you use it at night only. Even so, it won’t cause any breakouts.

The only thing I could do without is the scent. I’m surprised Caudalie added fragrance to a cream designed for sensitive skin. Everyone knows that fragrance is the most irritating ingredient in cosmetics!

If you don’t react badly to it (and I didn’t), there’s no reason not to use this cream. But if you’ve got sensitive skin, you’d want to do a patch test first. Just in case.

Caudalie vinosource moisturizing sorbet review

Who Is This For?

Dry skin.

Who Is This Not For?

Oily and sensitive skin.


Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet comes in a pretty pink tube. Hard to resist, isn’t it?

Does Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet Live Up To Its Claims?

This gel-to-water formula melts into the skin upon contact, leaving it soothed, moisturised and strengthened.It’s very lightweight, fast-absorbing, and moisturising.
Replenishes the skin’s water reserves and strengthens the skin to reduce skin sensitivity. True. When skin has all the moisture it needs, it becomes less sensitive.
Specifically designed for sensitive skin, this best-selling sorbet instantly quenches and calms the skin.If it’s designed for sensitive skin, why add fragrance? It’s one of the most irritating ingredients in skincare!

Price & Availability

$39.00/£23.00 at Cult Beauty, Dermstore, Escentual, Feel Unique, Sephora and SpaceNK

Do You Need It?

I wouldn’t say need, but it’s certainly worth a try.

Dupes & Alternatives


Aqua (Water), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Dicaprylyl Ether*, Glycerin*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract*, Hexyldecanol*, Hexyldecyl Laurate*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Erythritol, Parfum (Fragrance), Lecithin*, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Mannitol*, Tocopherol*, Caprylyl Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols*, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-glucan, Sodium Phytate*, Potassium Sorbate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Homarine Hcl, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Alcohol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15. *Origine Vegetale.



LaDamaBianca July 25, 2012 - 7:50 pm

E’ tra i prodotti che più mi incuriosiscono di questo brand.

beautifulwithbrains July 25, 2012 - 8:26 pm

LaDamaBianca, è una buona crema. Un pò costosa forse ma funziona.

Makeup Morsels July 25, 2012 - 10:32 pm

I hear so many good things about this company, and I love that it’s called sorbet 😉 The texture sounds interesting, and it seems fancy haha!

beautifulwithbrains July 26, 2012 - 5:49 am

Makeup Morsels, they make some nice products indeed and I love the texture of this cream. Very lightweight yet very moisturizing too. 🙂

Beauty Box July 26, 2012 - 1:54 am

It is puzzling indeed that they would declare this suitable for sensitive skin. Being that skin type, I would still purchase a product with fragrance, only if it is at the end of the list, not near the top. Sorry Caudalie, I’m not sure you know what you are doing here…

beautifulwithbrains July 26, 2012 - 5:53 am

Beauty Box, I agree. Using products loaded with fragrance is not really a good idea if you have sensitive skin. Caudalie should know that!

Tiernan April 20, 2015 - 10:27 am

Concerning the brand Caudalie, I have just had a very nasty allergic reaction to their serum “DÉFENSE ANTI-RIDES ANTI-OXYDANT”. It started with many small pimples on the face and neck and the next day, I had to go to the hospital for emergency treatment as my face has swollen up overnight. After 3 days of treatment (cortisone and anti-allergic medication) the swelling diminished. I am left with very dry skin and red patches. I have never had an allergic reaction to a cream before. I would advise to test the product before using it.

Gio April 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Tiernan, how awful! I’m sorry that happened to you, and thank you for the warning!


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