Taking care of your skin for the long haul is one of the most important things you can do for it, and La Prairie makes sure it delivers the most incredible ingredients and results to redefine the way you think about skin care products. This fall brings several new products into the fold, and I had the fortunate experience of testing them at the renowned La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton. La Prairie, of Swiss heritage and now celebrating 25 years creating state-of-the-art beauty products, takes a serious, scientific and thorough approach to beauty with patented, exclusive formulas that only bring you the best of the best, so that you can be rest assured you are getting a tremendous product within it’s elegant and polished packaging.
Without further ado, here’s the lineup of new items that you will want to dip into:
Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask ($300)
Sweet dreams darlings; when you wake up, regardless of how many hours you actually got of deep sleep you got last night, your skin will be effected by the hard-working sleep mask. It will enhance firmness with caviar extracts, plump lines, smooth texture, brighten with carica papaya, and fully hydrate with cupuacu seed butter all the while you are resting. This innovative, hard working clean also smells deliriously good, which will lull you into an aromatic state of relaxation while you are using the small paint brush to apply it all over your face.
Bursting with amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, the body cream is a perfect accompaniment to the sleep mask (or try the limited edition 30ml Skin Caviar Luxe Skin Cream, $265), suggested to be used within THREE minutes of washing, so that the skin is moist and supple to best receive the product. You really can use it all over your body, applying morning and/or evening, as a treat that will be appreciated, thanks to the slight exfoliation found via the willow bark extract and the algae extracts and caffeine to aid in improving circulation and firming. Just like the sleep mask, you can let it work wonders while you are catching some Zs!
Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection A Porter ($150; pictured above)
Great as a treatment and touch up for later in the day, the two separate formulas in this cool compact work to illuminate, hydrate and lift he eye area, while the lip is a moisture-rich balm with plumping properties to give you the ultimate full, healthy, lip look. The products fill lines and utilize light reflectors to project a great glow, and can be used under or over makeup! It also comes in a sleek white leather case to blend seamlessly, yet luxuriously in your handbag with your other daily essentials.
With a target on hollowness and loss of volume, thanks to its amino acid complex, this product again works wonders on both your lip and eye areas, but leave this one in your medicine cabinet or on your vanity for quick skin recovery at home. The contour cream will be your go-to product to assist with dark spots, dryness, redness, overall discoloration, puffed out areas(the application spatula also provides a de-puffing, cooling sensation), and even laugh lines, while for the long run, slowing down the oxidative damage to prevent further wrinkles from forming. You’ll find omega-rich natural oils to work on hydration, such as a favorite, macadamia nut oil, safflower seed oil, avocado oil, and sweet almond oil, while hyaluronic acid works to lock in the moisture and volume in the skin.