Mathilde Thomas founded Caudalie with her husband Bertrand. Their story starts in Bordeaux (France), at the heart of the vineyards on their family estate.
"The rare beauty of this natural setting inspires us every day. The vine and grapes possess exceptional powers for the skin - powers which were simply waiting to be developed. We extract treasures full of beneficial effects from the vine. In 1995, having registered a patent for extracting and stabilising grape-seed Polyphenols, we created the Caudalie brand.
Ever since Caudalie was created, I have maintained a strict commitment to women who use my products: to create products using the maximum amount of natural ingredients that respect the environment. In 2006, I took the decision to remove parabens from all our products. I gave our commitment a name: "Cosm'ethics", a standards charter for me and all my teams.
Giving back to the nature in return for the riches it gives us every day. To take our commitment one step further, we decided to dedicate 1% of our worldwide turnover to implementing environmental projects. As a result, from 2012, anyone who buys a Caudalie product is contributing to protecting the planet."