New at Make Me Feel: Caudalie


We are delighted this month to become stockist for Caudalie, iconic French pharmacy brand.

Caudalie will offer facials to discover their products on 15th November and a launch evening party on 8th December : watch out !

I personally love the story behind Caudalie.

If you are curious like me, here it is :

What does the term caudalie mean? A caudalie [kodali] is a unit measuring the duration of the wine’s flavour on the palate. For each second the flavour remains this is a caudalie. A quality wine will contain many caudalie’s.

Professor Joseph Vercauteren is one of the world’s specialists in Polyphenols. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy at Montpellier’s University of Pharmacy in France, associated with the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He has been the scientific advisor of our research centre since the creation of Caudalie.

Thanks to the support of pharmacists who believed in us, Caudalie made an appearance in a few pharmacies in Bordeaux, with 2 face creams and nutritional supplements based on grape-seed Polyphenols. The following year, we signed a Research Convention with the Faculty of Pharmacy at Bordeaux, and set up our own team of researchers. The brand spread to other pharmacies and we added other innovative products to the range.

Whilst carrying out groundwork on the estate, we discovered a hot spring 500 meters underground. We began to use all the revitalising beneficial effects of this water, combining them with vine and grape extracts to create unique Spa treatments. As a result, we created the first Vinothérapie® spa in 1999.