I really like a lot of Caudalie products. Why? First, grape seed extract has a lot of antioxidant potential. Grape seed extract has been found to be more bioavailable than vitamins C or E (Toxicology), and limited studies suggest grape seed may be an even better scavenger of free radicals than vitamins C and E (Research Communications of Pathology and Pharmacology). While some Caudalie products contain more bitter orange than grape seed extract, there still seems to be enough grape seed extract in Caudalie products to pack a protective punch overall. Second, Caudalie products tend to be gentle and soothing for sensitive skin - always a welcome plus for a team of writers that try retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, and hydroquinone like it's our job (oh, wait, it is!). While I tend to think of Caudalie more for prevention than treatment, they do gradually make a difference in sunspots. With that said, I've teamed up with one of my favorite companies, Legion-Media, to giveaway a free set of Caudalie products to one lucky reader.
I'm eternally grateful to Legion-Media because they recently made a wonderful video for FutureDerm. We literally needed the video in less than 3 days, and this amazing Pittsburgh-based company pulled through, with complete pro shooting, editing, the works. All delivered even before the deadline! Given the fact that Legion-Media has worked with companies like Kawasaki and the Major League Baseball Network, it astounds me that they were willing to work with us, much less on such short notice. After seeing the fantastic quality of their work, I've decided to make them my go-to guys when I start the FutureDerm video blog in the next few months.
In the meantime, I've decided to pay it forward: Please, do these amazing guys a favor, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook using the widget below! Each follow counts as an entry in the Caudalie giveaway! Winner will be announced on Friday, November 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST.