We all know that La Prairie is the crème de la crème when it comes to skincare. After all, we’re talking about a brand entrenched in lovely Swiss science that makes all the celebrities slather on their creams before hitting the red carpet.
La Prairie Switzerland explored the unchartered realms of the night to capture the most elusive strength of caviar in Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil.
Imbued with Caviar Retinol, Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil works in conjunction with the skin’s natural nighttime rhythm to firm and seal in moisture, prolonging the strength of caviar beyond the night.
Apply nightly after cleansing, toning and application of lotion, serum and eye-area treatments. Using the dropper, dispense two to four drops into the palm of the hand and gently warm between the palms of both hands and glide onto fingers. Keeping hand flat, start with a sliding motion between eyebrows, slide up to forehead.
Continue towards the temples, slide across the cheekbones towards the top of nose and continue down to jawline. Slide fingertips of one hand around the contours of the mouth. Finish by sliding fingers along the jawline from chin to earlobes.
Commin in their signature cobalt blue packaging (an homage to artist Niki de Saint Phalle) the Nighttime Oil uses lipids and La Prairie’s elusive caviar-derived retinol, and it’s the ideal product to treat everything from fine lines, sagging skin, dehydration, and general lackluster skin.
Harnessing the power of precious materials like caviar extract and 24-karat gold, La Prairie sets the bar for truly indulgent skincare and makeup. Find instant lift and luminosity in the Swiss line’s serums, eye creams, pressed powders and more, alongside precision application tools.
Stunning alpine scenery, expertly crafted watches, the world’s finest chocolate – Switzerland is synonymous with beautiful landscapes and masterful craftsmanship. Thanks to La Prairie, it’s also a symbol of world-class skincare.
The story begins back in 1931, when Dr. Paul Niehans started his groundbreaking work in cellular therapy at Clinique La Prairie, a Swiss clinic that has come to be known as a pristine sanctuary of innovation.
Since Niehans’ breakthrough research was published in 1960, La Prairie’s evolution has been punctuated by industry firsts, focusing on supremely high-quality ingredients, including the introduction of active ingredients sourced from caviar.
A symbol of decadence, pleasure and refined celebration since the time of the Tsars, delicate beads of caviar have always been associated with luxury, but it was La Prairie that first interpreted this into indulgence for the skin.
The house’s caviar is infused with time itself, formed in the Swiss Alps in pools enhanced with alpine spring water that has seeped through rocks for months. Having undergone this natural filtration process, the water is enhanced with the rich minerality of this ancient landscape, collecting in the perfectly balanced, closely monitored pools to create the best possible caviar.
It’s this extraordinary quality that powers the brand’s reimagination of its first gravity-defying serum: Skin Caviar Liquid Lift. This industry-leading formulation was conceived as a tribute to the iconic beads of the Skin Caviar Collection, and has been formulated by merging the brand’s two most potent and advanced caviar ingredients for the first time to create one unparalleled serum.
Continuing the theme of masterful Swiss engineering, even the packaging is a work of technological prowess; the sculptural, minimalist cobalt blue flacon not only looks magnificent on any dressing table, it also features a breakthrough mechanism that activates the caviar beads and blends them into a silky serum. With one click, the beads are transformed before the eyes so that it truly feels like the work of magic.
Indeed, the formula is something close to a youth-prolonging magic potion. The new Skin Caviar Liquid Lift merges La Prairie’s two advanced caviar ingredients in a serum. Caviar Premier features a mix of biomolecules, including lipids, proteins, peptides, DNA, carbohydrates and their building blocks, such as amino acids, nucleotides and sugars. These are blended with La Prairie’s biomimetic Caviar Peptide that has been designed based on the amino acid sequence of a specific caviar protein.
La Prairie’s scientists have also developed Caviar Absolute, a highly concentrated form of caviar which is obtained using an extraction process to isolate the two most abundant ingredients in caviar – caviar oils and caviar proteins. The formula is further enhanced with La Prairie’s iconic Exclusive Cellular Complex, which gives energy back to the skin.
To source a unique Swiss caviar in the Swiss Alps, La Prairie has entered into a collaboration with a specialized Swiss artisanal cultivator. The short distance between the sturgeon habitat and La Prairie’s Swiss laboratories in which the ingredient transformation process takes place guarantees an optimal quality of caviar ingredients.
The two key ingredients at its core are Caviar Premier and Caviar Absolute. The former augments natural caviar extract with ‘caviar mimetics’, which push the boundaries of its performance, while the latter is created by isolating oils and proteins (the two most abundant ingredients in caviar) to capture their power. While Premier gives skin an unrivalled lift, Absolute works to visually enhance the volume that can be lost with age.
Together, the potent ingredients work to undo the inescapable effects of time and gravity, visibly lifting, resculpting contours and recapturing harmony and smoothness of tone and texture. The advanced formulation is further enhanced by La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which targets essential cells to refresh and breathe new energy into them.
Housed in two separate chambers, the caviar beads and milky emulsion are freshly blended with a press of the activation button for a seamless transformation. The chrome pump diffuses the perfect dose of the serum. Apply AM/PM to face, neck and décolleté, avoiding eye area.
Like all La Prairie products, it’s a pleasure to use, melting into skin like silk and immediately granting a signature tensing sensation to give an instant lift.
With continued use over time, the skin appears increasingly lifted and firmed, with elasticity enhanced and fine lines and wrinkles noticeably minimised, for a more harmonious look. To further enhance the gravity-defying effects? Just layer the serum over with La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream or Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask.
French artist Cyril Lancelin has created an immersive installation that plays with an accumulation of metal gold spheres inspired by the aesthetics of La Prairie’s signature caviar bead: simple and pure in shape as an evocation of beauty. With the repetition of the spheres, the artist duplicates the unit of measure of space and time, giving the piece a sense of temporality. Aligned in stacks, the spheres appear to emerge from the floor in an ascension, defying gravity.
The sphere evokes perfection and purity. It is also, of course, the form of the globe on which we live. This form transcribes for me a communion between nature and technology.
The installation 96 Spheres is made of 14 columns of golden steel spheres. Viewers can enter the installation and experience it kinetically. In the reflections of the golden pillars, the viewer is central without playing the principal role.
In honour of the exceptional landscape and timeless beauty of Switzerland, La Prairie has chosen to continue its support of the glacier-related research being conducted by the Glaciology Section at ETH Zurich. Donating a proportion of online proceeds to the protection of glaciers, the house hopes to preserve and protect this endangered landscape – and its greatest source of inspiration.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is available in a 50ml flacon at La Prairie Institutes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of La Prairie.
Swiss beauty brand La Prairie’s orgins date back to 1931. La Prairie combines science, art, and luxury to create extravagant skin care products for ageless beauty. Since 1991, La Prairie brand is owned by Beiersdorf AG, which is a German personal care company based in Hamburg. Its origins can be traced back to the historical La Prairie Clinic in Montreux, Switzerland – a pioneer in anti-aging cellular therapy. Most of the products of this brand are based on a proprietary complex that protects the skin from aging and environmental damage – the Exclusive Cellular Complex.
La Prairie tames its four rare ingredients – gold, platinum, caviar, white caviar – to pay homage to timeless beauty.
In its latest creation, La Prairie explores the emotional, powerful, and defining quality of the gaze. The latest product innovation is the Skin Caviar Eye Lift, the first eye-opening serum for the entire eye area, including brows.
Believe it or not, we blink on average 10,000 times a day. This is why the delicate skin around the eye displays the first and most signs of aging: sagging eyelids and brows, loss of elasticity, lines and wrinkles. Skin Caviar Eye Lift is a powerful combo of two formulas, enriched with the latest caviar innovation – Caviar Primer and La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex – designed to give life and energy back to the cells and restore the youthful appearance.
What if the quest to recapture time was not only about adding years to life, but adding life to years?
La Prairie claims that the results are simply unprecedented. The results of the study found that with regular use, over time, the eyes opened while the eye contours and brows appear redefined. The upper lids look tightened, while the crow’s feet appear visibly reduced. Lower lids appear smoothed and under-eye bags and puffiness look diminished. In a nutshell, the complete eye area is lifted and firmed, the gaze is raised, revived, and reawakened.
The Skin Caviar Eye Lift arrives in a duo-chamber bottle that reveals both formulas – one encapsulated in caviar beads, and the other in an innovative tourmaline-pink gel-cream emulsion.
La Prairie’s age-defying, life-infusing science signature. A closely held secret for nearly four decades.
The formulas freshly blend with a press of the activating pump, forming a nice, melting and refreshing fluid. The blending mechanism releases a single dose of the soothing treatment that prepares the area for the treatments to follow.
For the complete Skin Caviar ritual, Skin Caviar Eye Lift should be used along with Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. The Eye Lift will be introduced in August 2019.
Come into the beautiful and wonderful world of La Prairie.
Discovered by Dr Paul Niehans, the caviar technology that catapulted La Prairie into its unparalleled status was first introduced into a skincare line in 1987. La Prairie’s Skin Caviar collection is something of a gold standard when it comes to effective anti-aging products – to this day, it remains the label’s most sought-after product. And yet, not even the iconic cream is immune to a little upgrade.
Today, the Swiss-based skincare brand will reintroduce the best-selling collection, this time reformulated with Caviar Premier, a moisturising cream that offers a unique dimension of sensorial indulgence paired with never-before-seen lifting and firming.
With it’s launch in 1987, La Prairie made the inconceivable choice of using Caviar Extract, drawn from the rich depths of the sea, to infuse skin with the very source of life. The Skin Caviar Collection continues to surprise after more than 30 years, evolving since its inception to consistently offer exceptional lifting and firming, combined with cutting-edge performance. With continued research and new technological advancements came Caviar Water, followed by Caviar Absolute. Now, a new era in caviar science ushers in Caviar Premier.
This year, La Prairie has once again astounded us with groundbreaking enhancements to the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream.
La Prairie’s breakthrough caviar science augments natural Caviar Extract with Caviar Mimetics. Adopting the Exclusive Cellular Complex that is famed for returning life and energy back to cells, a delicate dollop of this silky-smooth reincarnated cream will literally restore one’s youth. Caviar Premier is the powerful result of this formidable innovation. With Caviar Premier, caviar’s whole potential is harnessed for the first time, pushing the boundaries of performance.
La Prairie products combine the best in luxury skincare, delivering cosmetic benefits for healthy-looking, vibrant skin. After years of research that leverages its unparalleled caviar expertise, La Prairie reinvents caviar with a new incarnation: Skin Caviar Luxe Cream remastered with Caviar Premier, an innovative new blend of seven active ingredients designed to maximize the star ingredient’s full lifting and firming potential for its most effective skin-care results yet. Featuring a combination of both caviar extract and Caviar Mimetics, the remastered cream offers a groundbreaking formula that helps lift, firm and tighten the skin, ensuring that the features are better supported for a more toned and supple appearance.
The remastered Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is a true feast for the senses. It offers an exquisite moment of indulgence with the delicate gesture of the application. The iconic sensorial experience features a modern interpretation of Skin Caviar’s signature fragrance and a rich texture that glides on the skin smoothly, leaving it feeling exceptionally soft.
Available in two luxurious formulas – Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer – the cream’s rich texture is lightweight, yet intensely hydrating, making it every bit as indulgent as it is highly potent. Consider this evidence that some things really do get better with age.
Experience legendary lifting and firming in two indulgent textures – for the luxury of choice. Apply morning and evening after cleansing and toning. When a little extra nighttime indulgence is needed, use Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask remastered with Caviar Premier. To ensure the purity of the cream is maintained, use the sleek spatula to swipe a small amount onto fingertips. Gently smooth over face, neck and décolleté with an outward and upward sweeping motion. For day, follow with Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation or Skin Caviar Essence-inFoundation SPF 25/PA+++ for complextion perfection.
As La Prairie continues to achieve new heights with its biotechnological research, applicability remains at the forefront of its concerns. The new and improved Skin Caviar Luxe Cream melds exquisitely under make-up, especially its dewy Essence-in-Foundation that leaves an everlasting seamless finish.
Enchanting both loyal and new clientele, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is righteously the ocean’s hidden gem.
La Prairie is a Swiss beauty brand that combines science, art, and luxury to create extravagant skin care products for ageless beauty. Its origins can be traced back to the historical La Prairie Clinic in Montreux, Switzerland – a pioneer in anti-aging cellular therapy. Most of the products of this brand are based on a proprietary complex that protects the skin from aging and environmental damage – the Exclusive Cellular Complex.
Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation is the first formula to blend caviar science and color artistry, alongside the brand’s exclusive cellular complex and technologically advance pigments. The skin receives a natural-looking finish with build-able light-to-medium coverage.
Caviar Water captures the most delicate components of caviar in a pure, potent, highly concentrated infusion. La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex uses cutting -edge biotechnological research to give new life and energy back to the very cells where beauty is born. An SPF 25 provides a high level of sun protection, while PA++ guards specifically against UVA.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation comes in eight beautiful shades: Almond Beige, Satin Nude, Golden Beige, Pure Ivory, Honey Beige, Peche, Mocha and Creme Peche.
La Prairie has used a net-diffusing system to release the product and a simple push down on the cushion delivers a substantial amount (you can adjust this by pressing lighter/harder depending on your needs). Oh, and before I forget, the compact is refillable so once you’re done, simply top it up and you’re good to go.
September is a good month not only for fashion shows but also for new beauty products. Hoping to make their Skin Caviar Luxe Cream accessible to more people, La Prairie introduced new products.
A lacy-thin cream called Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer is, came in September to customers across the globe, including emerging markets like Asia. So, brand new, but already a legend. Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer is so sheer, so weightless, you’ll wonder how it delivers so much so effortlessly. Powered by a potent concentration of precious caviar extract and their exclusive Cellular Complex, it recontours and redefines. This supple, lightweight cream moisturises deeply without feeling heavy. Sheer indulgence, legendary lift.
Exfoliates very gently to restore clarity and retexture skin’s surface
Hydrates and soothes; gives unique silky feeling to the skin
Help increase firmness and elasticity
How to use:
It’s a so called 24 hour cream, so you may use it Day and Night. After cleansing and toning, apply to face, neck and décolleté. Avoid eye area. Use over Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre or serum of choice.
It’s intended for younger skin and for use in hot weather, and a 1.7 oz. jar will cost around $430.
La Prairie’s foundation product line is also getting a revamp with the newly renamed Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15.
Lastly, as we showed you before, an amazingly beautiful handmade crystal limited edition goblet by famous French Maison Baccarat, that contains 75ml (2.5 ounces) of the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. The most perfect skincare gift for the most perfect skin….
La Prarie’s Caviar Spectaculaire contains the legendary lifting and firming Skin Caviar Luxe Cream nestled in an exquiste handmade Baccarat crystal server. The limited edition 75ml Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is an extravagant experience to be savored every day.
La Prairie and Baccarat, two famous houses of luxury, come together for a creation of exceptional beauty….
Hand-crafted and mouth blown, the design is done in the French Maison’s iconic Harcourt-style. Despite, the design took over a year to develop. An interesting fact: It takes 50 hours and 20 artisans, or ‘sculptors of light’ as Baccarat refers to call them, to create each peach.
Baccarat crystal can be treasured for a lifetime. Each brilliant, limited edition server – only 1500 produced – is comprised of crystal, and beautifully converts to a caviar server, simply by replacing the cream’s jar with the included serving dish.
La Prairie was vèry excited about this spectacular partnership with the the house of Baccarat. The have worked together in order to create an iconic example of elegance and artistry – incorporating a blue bead on the stem to signify their cobalt blu color.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream contains nourishing caviar extracts that helps support natural contours, profoundly improving the appearance of elasticity and tone. Unique proteins create a transformative satiny smoothness and a silken texture. Skin is firmed and filled. The resuld: timeless.
The most perfect skincare gift for the most perfect skin….
La Prairie’s Caviar Spectaculaire contains 75ml (2.5 ounces) of the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Price: $ 2,200.00 and available at laprairie.com.