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[Sharing] Introducing 4 New Products From La Prairie

 

La Prairie has recently launched a couple of new products, two new additions to the Anti-Aging Collection – Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection a Porter and Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Contour Cream – and two new additions to the Skin Caviar Luxe Collection – Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask and Skin Caviar Luxe Souffle Body Cream.

 

Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection a Porter – S$230 / 15ml

Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection a Porter, formulated with its exclusive Cellular Complex, is a two-in-one unique double decker compact that helps treat your eyes and lip on-the-go. An eye cream-gel on the top deck and a lip balm on the lower deck.

Two potent formulas in one sleek compact that comes in a chic white carrying leatherette case.

The upper deck is an eye cream that hydrates while instantly easing signs of fatigue, lines, wrinkles and dark circles.

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La Prairie The Advanced Marine Biology Collection

 

This simple long-overdue post was actually done end of last year, but I decided to publish it only today. No review was given on the products, just sharing the product information that were extracted from the press kit.

In late last year October 2012, La Prairie has launched The Advanced Marine Biology Collection that comprises of 5 products – Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20, Tonic, Revitalizing Emulsion, eye gel and Foaming Mousse Cleanser.

Formulated with a powerful antioxidant properties of Algae, combined with intense structural hydration to effectively stave off the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and preserve the skin’s youthful appearance. The collection is also enriched with its potent formula, La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex, that boosts the skin’s natural renewal process and encourages its optimal functioning.

The collection is a positive example of “eco-luxury” in which the scientifically controlled cultivation of algae, kelp and other plants native to the sea in a protected, land-based environment.

All product information are retrieved from press kit.

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Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20 – S$214 / 50ml

Product Claim : Lightweight, instantly absorbed Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20 hydrates the skin and helps stimulate its renewal system, while protecting it against the aging effects of free radicals and UVA and UVB rays. In addition, a unique aquaculture complex stimulates collagen production to improve firmness and elasticity; essential elements in preserving the skin’s youthful texture and appearance.

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Previewed The New La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night & Swiss Cellular Intensive Illuminating Mask

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Two Saturdays ago, I have attended my very first La Prairie event to preview the latest breakthrough night-time treatment and the new whitening sheet mask. It was a nice private and cozy event, held at Mandarin Orchard Hotel, and only 6 beauty bloggers were invited.

So before I begin to share more about the products, do you know our skin cells perform different functions between day and night? Well in the day, our skin prioritize its protective functions acting against UV rays, pollution and stress. And while we sleep, our skin prioritize skin cell renewal and perform skin repair function. Hence the best time to rejuvenate our skin is at night. It is also the best time to deliver high concentrated nutrition into the skin while our body is at rest.

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Introduction the NEW La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night – S$780 / 40ml

La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night, recently launched in end February 2012, is specially designed with a unique delivery system that make a never-before combination of Retinol and Oxygen to the exceptional skin-renewal energy of Cellular Power Infusion. It is also designed to take advantage of the “recovery mode” your skin assumes while your body is asleep.

Cellular Power Charge Night builds on the 3-dimensional action of Cellular Power Infusion – boosting the skin’s energy supply, improving cellular communication, and supporting the structural rebuilding of skin tissue – with the mutually optimizing additions of Activated Retinol and a proprietary Oxygen Accelerator.

Retinol & Oxygen : 2 keys to nighttime skin renewal

Retinol, also known as non-prescription Vitamin A, is a potent antioxidant and it is also considered a wrinkle fighter and collagen booster. It is proven to increase cell turnover for a firmer, younger-looking skin. It can also helps minimize pores and dark spots. Cellular Power Charge Night is formulated with microencapsulated time-release Activated Retinol that is easily absorbed by the skin without any irritation and dryness.

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My Search For The BEST & WORST Beauty Products In 2009

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Well, as a skincare fanatic, scouting for GOOD, BAD or NEW beauty products can be a fun thing. Very often, I will get to discover some interesting skincare/cosmetic products while helping my readers to search for appropriate products simultaneously.

Here’s the overview of my search for the BEST and WORST beauty products in 2009. Any GOOD or BAD products which I have found before 2009 will not be featured here.

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Review – La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold

 

Frankly, I never have good impression on La Prairie, maybe because I find their product marketing tactics aggressive, confusing and over-promised. I will reveal more when I do the next La Prairie product review. As I have bought one of their eye product before, they have since been faithfully sending me direct mailers on their promotional sets and new product launch. 

During the launch of La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold, I was given a generous size sample to try the product.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold, a skin enrichment serum, is claimed to contain pure 24-carat gold that helps to brighten the skin and enhance its appearance.

Product claim

Illuminates and brightens skin immediately while reducing age spots. Rapidly plumps lines and wrinkles within one hour. Speeds exfoliation to reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Enhances natural collagen and elastin production.

Ingredients

Its over-claimed ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is just a good water-binding agent that helps to seals moisture in the skin. Nothing like what they claimed as key to the wrinkle-reducing, skin-smoothening phenomenon of La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold which fill in lines and wrinkles within an hour of application. This is way too exaggerative. Come on, YES, it is true that hyaluronic acid will entrap water to the skin and thereby reducing the look of wrinkles and lines. As I said, only ‘the look of’ and don’t expect this ingredient to eliminate the wrinkles and lines. Dream on, baby!

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold contains a tiny amount of another over-acclaimed ingredient, Pure Gold, which claimed to improve skin texture. But sad to say till now, there is no scientific benefit for skin at all.

But it do contains some beneficial antioxidants like panax ginseng root extract, equisetum arvense horsetail extract, ascrobyl glucoside, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, pisum sativum and arginine. Other beneficial ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid and malic acid, are AHA that help to exfoliate dead skin cells by breaking down the substance in skin that holds skin cells together.

Results

I don’t see there is any improvement on the skin other than the feel-good texture and skin that feels smooth after application. There’s no benefit ingredient to help what most of us concern like removing wrinkles, lines or reverse signs of aging. The claims are not realistic and it is not worth the money.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold is definitely a feel-good product than a look-good product.

Rating

Will I buy it? …… Don’t think so!