La Prairie

Words Marcus Bloom | December 05, 2012
La Prairie’s line of skin care offers a luxurious glow and sumptuous radiance for any skin type
Words Marcus Bloom December 05, 2012

With Christmas approaching ever so quickly, the time to start finding the always elusive “perfect Christmas gift” is once again upon us.  To help offer a bit of guidance, over the next month we’re going to be bringing you some ideas to help guide you in your journey, hopefully making your shopping season a little easier.

Kicking things off, we’ve got a look at one of the ultimate indulgences in home skincare:  La Prairie.  I was first introduced to La Prairie during a spa treatment I had at the Four Seasons, and after being immediately enamored with the brand I knew that it would be the perfect gift for my incredibly gorgeous wife.  Needless to say, it was love at first touch, and since her first experience with La Prairie, it’s become a staple in her skin regimen.  Rather than tell you what she thinks about it from a third person perspective, however, I thought it’d be better to let her tell you firsthand how much she loves it.

So without further ado, my beautiful wife.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift ($500)

When my husband first gave me La Prairie, I was a bit skeptical to say the least.  I’ve tried dozens of creams, lotions, gels, etc., and none of them left me with the results I was looking for.  Many of the more expensive products felt great at first, but as the day went on, they quickly absorbed into my skin, leaving my face as dry as before I put it on.  As for the less expensive ones, they tended to be more watery, sitting on top of my skin and doing absolutely nothing to enrich my skin.  The Skin Caviar Liquid Lift was the first La Prairie product I tried, and halfway through first day all I can say is that I was utterly astonished at the results.  Not only could I see a difference in my skin, I could feel a difference.  The skin around my neck felt noticeably tighter, while overall, my skin just felt rejuvenated.  And while the price tag may seem high, it’s important to note that a little goes a long way, unlike most lifting creams.  A few drops a day is all I use to keep my skin feeling glorious.

Here’s more info from La Prairie:

Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, an age defying serum joins the iconic Skin Caviar Collection.  One drop helps to lift, firm and provide a long-lasting tensing effect to skin.  Reflecting the heritage of our Skin Caviar Beads, the very essence of lifting, this modern day next generation formula contains scientific advancements that create this lifting phenomenon.  Past damage recedes as existing cells are rejuvenated, and new ones are super-charged, nourished and protected.  Skin appears lifted and taut.  Skin Caviar Liquid Lift epitomizes science and luxury the true nature of the Skin Caviar Collection.

  • Lifts and Firms the skin structure
  • Protects and Restores epidermal stem cell function
  • Prevents the appearance and deepening of lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates, Nourishes, Protects

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream ($410)

After falling in love with my husband’s choice of the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, the next La Prairie product I purchased was the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, a rich moisturizer that I use in combination with the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift.  I bought my jar in early spring and I have used it regularly since.  When I first tried the Luxe Cream the weather was relatively cool, and it absorbed perfectly into my skin, leaving a layer of moisture without being greasy.  I was skeptical how it would perform in the summer months in the higher humidity, but to my surprise, it kept my skin moist and glowing without wearing off from sweat.  Now that we’re almost in winter, I still adore my Luxe Cream.  Whereas normally winter means my skin would be dry and unhappy, it’s instead moist and lifted, which makes me ecstatic.  And as with the Liquid Lift, a little Skin Caviar Luxe Cream goes a long way, unlike many other moisturizers I’ve used where I would go through a jar every couple of months.

Here’s more info from La Prairie:

This richly textured cream is not only the ultimate in luxurious pampering; it provides the utmost concentration, utmost hydration and firming action ever achieved in a La Prairie cosmetic moisturizer. It dramatically improves your skin’s elasticity and tone.  Protein-rich Caviar Extract helps nourish and energize your skin, resulting in refined texture and a silken smoothness.   From the moment of application, your complexion will look radiantly alive and feel notably softer and firmer.

  • Drenches the skin with intensive moisture and nourishment
  • Delivers concentrated firming agents to help stimulate collagen production
  • Reinforces the skin’s vitality and enhances its natural anti-fatigue factor
  • Smoothes and retexturizes skin’s surface with targeted Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliation

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Serum ($470)

When I was younger, I spent quite a bit of time soaking up the sun, as like most, I enjoyed the bronzed look that it gave me.  Unfortunately, however, the bronzed look from my youth has resulted  in dark spots now that I’m a little older.  I learned how to cover the spots with makeup and was resigned to the fact that the spots were an unavoidable side effect of my earlier youth.  That’s when I tried La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Serum.  This product, in addition to my other La Prairie skincare products, has decreased my sun spots to the point that they are nearly invisible.  Gone is my daily regime of applying makeup to cover these areas, replaced with the self-confidence in knowing my skin looks great without it..  As I like to tell my friends, it’s not just a serum, it’s a confidence booster.

Here’s more info from La Prairie:

Dark spots and uneven coloring can give your skin an aged look beyond its years.  This potent anti-pigmentation serum interrupts the cycle that creates age spots, stopping discoloration before it begins.  As existing spots fade, the skin takes on a new brightness.  The benefits don’t stop with illumination.  Firmness, hydration and anti-oxidant protection are increased leading to softer, smoother, more even-toned skin.  This lightweight fluid may be added under any moisturizer to help prevent future discoloration and keep your skin looking its flawless best.

  • Promotes even skin tone by decreasing transfer of dark pigment
  • Lifts and firms with Golden Caviar Extraxcts and anti-aging peptides
  • Reduces wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions
  • Delays aging signs with powerful anti-oxidants including Tomato Fruit Extract, Larch Tree Extract and White Tea Complex

La Prairie Cellular Platinum Cream Rare ($1,050, 50ml.)

My latest and greatest indulgence from La Prairie is the Cellular Platinum Cream Rare, or as it should be referred to, heaven for your face.  It’s simply the most amazing cream I’ve ever put on my face.  As part of my daily regime, I’ve started putting the Platinum Cream on every night before bed, and even without a long night’s sleep, I wake up looking refreshed without the need for anything more than a little mascara.  The best part is that my skin looks as good as it feels, to the point that even my family and friends have even noticed.  My skin in impossibly soft and well-hydrated, firm, and never oily.  It’s just perfect.  I used to wonder how celebrities aged so well, and now that I’ve tried La Prairie, I can tell you it all starts with your skincare.  My skin has never looked or felt so good.

If you’re considering that new handbag or pair of shoes, do yourself a favor:  indulge in La Prairie instead.  Your skin is your most important accessory – it’s the one thing that you wear every day – so don’t neglect it.  At the end of the day, there’s no other accessory that will have you feeling better about yourself.

Here’s more info on Cellular Platinum Cream from La Prairie:

Do you appreciate all that is pure and rare? If you are searching for the most luxurious, the most skin-transforming anti-aging treatment product, this splendid cream is for you.  It recharges the skin’s electrical balance, which improves its absorption of beneficial nutrients.  Designed to enhance your skin’s natural beauty, preserve its texture and tone, and restore its radiant glow, this cream represents the most exciting advance in skincare in this decade.  The absolute pinnacle of science and luxury!

  • Guards cellular DNA and helps to prevent damage that can result in accelerated skin aging
  • Balances the skin to improve hydration, protection and receptivity to nutrients
  • Climate-activated moisture release enhances the skin’s suppleness, elasticity, tone and plumps wrinkles
  • Transforms the skin, giving it an ageless soft splendor

You can learn more about any of the products I’ve mentioned at the La Prairie website, along with ordering information for each.