It all started for Caudalie in the French Bordeaux, within the vineyards of Château Smith Hout Lafitte that belong to Mathilde Thomas’ parents. “Do you know that you are throwing away true treasures?” professor Joseph Vercauteren asked Mathilde, and that was the beginning of it all. The world specialist when it comes to polyphenes told her that grape pits contain the most powerful anti-oxidants from the plant kingdom. Mathilde and her husband Bertrand still work with him to this day when developing their skincare. They gather ingredients from grape vines to nourish and improve the skin. Because of that, their Beauty Elixir and Vinoperfect Serum are worldwide bestsellers. All products are free of animal testing, friendly to the environment and don’t contain parabens. Starting in 2012, one percent of all world sales is donated to environmental projects and that’s how they contribute to protecting our planet.