La Prairie lovers like myself wait on edge for new product launches—but since the company is so specific and meticulous about what it introduces, these new collections do not happen very often. So I couldn’t be any more excited about the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, launching later this month.
The Swiss skincare company, known best for its use of caviar and platinum in its ingredients, came up with these new formulas by researching what was right under their noses in the Swiss Alps. The idea behind these two new products is that if these plant ingredients can survive on the top of the freezing cold ice mountains, then these same ingredients must be able to withstand the harsh conditions our skin faces everyday.
My favorite is a product that is an entirely new concept to the company – a dry oil. Oil has really popped up everywhere in the last few years in the beauty industry, starting with the increasing popularity of argan oil being used in haircare products. But hair and oil are one thing – oil and skin are quite another. It takes a very specific type of oil to work on skin, and the concept of “dry” and “oil” together is confusing, until you try the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex. The sheer, weightless dry oil strengthens and fortifies your skin to prevent moisture loss and keep skin supple, emitting a non-oily, natural, healthy glow. Basically, this oil, in no way makes your skin appear oily.
The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream offers a nourishing daily moisturizer with extreme benefits, helping the skin adapt to a world of extremes: stress, environment and aging. The modern formulation – an oil-in-water gel-cream – feels rich but immediately penetrates and turns skin to silk as it revitalizes the complexion and works to fortify your skin’s resilience to life’s increasing aging assaults.
The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream is $300, and the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is $300. La Prairie is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and www.laprairie.com.