Living in a tropical country like Malaysia, where it’s blazing hot all year round, means we’re constantly exposed to the sun. While this is good news for those seeking a tan, it also increases our exposure to harmful UV rays, which can cause skin damage, accelerate its ageing, and leave our complexions riddled with dark spots.
It all sounds rather grim, but we don’t need to resign ourselves to a lifetime of piling concealer on top of those dark spots. Just last week, French skincare brand Caudalie launched Vinoperfect, an all-natural brightening collection comprising a concentrated brightening essence and a radiance serum. Instead of Vitamin C or hydroquinone, both products utilise a patented natural extract called Viniferine, which is derived from the sap of a grape vine.
Viniferine vs Vitamin C
Viniferine is a molecule that targets and brightens dark spots. It is non-photosensitive and doesn’t react in a harmful way even when exposed to the sun for a long time, making it perfect for ladies who often engage in outdoor activities.
According to Caudalie, Viniferine is 62 times more effective than Vitamin C in terms of lightening the skin, 13 times better than Arbutin when it comes to addressing dark spots, and four times more efficient than Kojic acid in making the skin more radiant. This way, one can expect to have a smoother and more moisturised complexion with an even skin tone.
Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence
This water-like essence is meant to be applied to your face and neck after your toner. Use your fingers or cotton pads to spread it all over — this helps the skin soak up all of the serum’s active ingredients more effectively. The result is a more translucent and luminous complexion.
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
This glycolic acid-based serum contains the highest concentration of Viniferine, making it extra effective in removing all kinds of dark spots and dead cells. Its white peony extract evens out the complexion and gives it a healthier glow, while its grape water moisturises and soothes the skin.
You can get your hands on a 150ml bottle of Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence for RM170, and a 30ml bottle of Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Brightening Collection at RM275.
Caudalie’s Vinoperfect collection is now available at Caudalie Boutique SPA Bangsar Shopping Center, Caudali Sunway Pyramid, all Kensapothecary stores, and selected Sephora stores.