Luxury Skincare: These days we'll try just about anything to keep our skin smooth and wrinkle free-so why not grapes? They're chalk full of antioxidants after all. We're not advocating running to the fridge and smearing smooshed grapes all over your face though. What we're talking about is Caudalie, a French company with a line of awesome smelling and nourishing skin care products that incorporate grape seeds. Why grape seeds? Because they contain polyphenols which, once stabilized, have priceless benefits for the skin. The anti-oxidants contained in grape seeds have an incredible capacity to fight free radicals and aging.
It makes perfect sense that a couple with a wine-making background started Caudalie, whose products, including their line of Cabernet, Fleur de Vigne, Sauvignon shower gels, are entirely natural and derived from France. They have even found a use for the stalk. The tiny "tree" with its subtle and highly refined structure, contributes to a recognized remedy and contains the resveratrol that stimulates cell growth, and adds suppleness to skin.
Not only can you revitalize your skin with Caudalie products, you can actually visit them and stay at the original Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa "Les Sources de Caudalie". Located in the middle of the Ch‚teau Smith Haut Lafitte vineyards, near Bordeaux, France, the spa offers an exclusive program of treatments with a gorgeous vineyard as a backdrop. Treatments include relaxation, anti-aging and weight loss Vinotherapie treatments. Vinotherapie combines naturally warm spring water taken from a depth of 540 metres underground, rich in minerals and oligo-elements, with vine, grape and grape seed extracts.
The grape-seed extracts have a high concentration of polyphenols, which help fight against free radicals, and fight aging. Furthermore, grape-seed extracts strengthen blood vessels and enhance micro-circulation. Grape-seed rich Caudalie products are used in all Vinotherapie treatments. Les Sources de Caudalie has a charming four-star luxury hotel including 49 luxurious rooms and suites, swimming pool, gym and a 3 hole golf course. If you can't make it to France, Caudalie has opened Vinotherapie spas throughout the US, including the Kenwood Inn and Spa, nestled among the award-winning wineries in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon.
So, if you were thinking about taking a wine trip, now you can go with a free conscience. You can always tell your friends you went away for a relaxing spa weekend-no need to divulge how many bottles of wine you topped off. Visit www.Caudalie-usa.com for online shopping and retail and spa locations.
For LxM Amy Covington