Product: Caudalie Eau de Beaute Beauty Elixir
What I love: There was a perfume that older ladies wore when I was a kid called Youth Dew. The name didn't really match the scent, which was heavy and sweet and a little musky, and would make you feel faint if you were trapped in an elevator or stuck on a long car journey with someone wearing it. The name "Youth Dew" would have been a much better match for this skin spray made by the French company Caudalie.
This fountain-of-youth-in-a-bottle is made with a variety of pleasant-smelling essential oils (which you'll see floating on the top of the bottle) and, like many products of European origin--where the ingredients standards are a little more stringent than in the US--this spray contains no funky sodium laurel sulfate, parabens, or petroleum-based ingredients.
What I love about this spray is the gentle sheen it gives my skin; just enough of a dewy glow to look natural and make my skin feel good. What I don't love is the price; a tiny, one-ounce bottle costs around $20 at Sephora, and about half that at French drug stores, so consider stocking up the next time you vacation in France!