Review: Davi ‘Le Grand Cru’ Face Cream

Wouldn’t it be nice if like fine wine, our skin got better with age? When Carlo Cesare Mondavi founded his beauty line, Davi, that very well may be what he had in mind. Carlo Mondavi comes from a strong legacy of winemakers—his grandfather is Robert Mondavi. Imagine a luxurious skin care product that captures the beauty of wine, steeped deep with family history—and you’ve got Davi.

Luxurious is an understatement when it comes to describing Davi’s Le Grand Cru skin cream. They consider it the centerpiece of their line and it is easy to see why. Formulated with shea butter, rosemary, green tea, grape extracts and vitamin E, along with their exclusive Meritage anti-aging complex, they’ve found the perfect balance of moisture and protection for your skin. 

The packaging is just as exquisite as the product itself; the white porcelain jar sits inside a sturdy green box with gold accents. As soon as I took the lid off the jar, I was greeted by a scent that swept me away to the vineyards of Napa. The product itself has a nice, dense consistency. It went on smooth, absorbed quickly and made my skin feel soft and smooth almost immediately. Usually, products with a shea butter tend to cause my make-up to slide off, but this surprisingly kept everything in place. (It’s also gentle enough to use under the fragile eye area!)

While the majority of the ingredients help hydrate and moisturize skin, grape seed extract is the key to making skin maintain its integrity, as it’s an antioxidant which also helps protect against free radicals. While I’m a big fan of a great glass of wine, I am pretty pleased with the career choice Carlo Mondavi chose—Le Grand Cru is an amazing product.

Bottom Line…

Exquisite product created to hydrate your skin and possibly help it age gracefully—just like a fine wine.

Price & Availability…


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  • Marianne Homsy

    The product sounds divine! But so expensive :(

  • Amber

    I know! It’s definitely one of those luxury products :( The good news is–mass brands are finally getting with it and starting to offer quality at more reasonable prices!