From their site: Plucked from the peak of the Swiss Alps, purple saxifrage withstands extreme conditions by shielding its purple petals with tiny ice crystals; soldanella alpine is able to stay dormant under the ice and then surge up to the surface and bloom come spring; and stunning red snow algae can flourish as a blanket of crimson that can only be seen as the ice begins to melt.
According to La Prairie researchers, the unique blend protects skin’s mitochondrial DNA (the energy source of cells) as well as speeds up rejuvenation, boosts inherent hydration and halts collagen degradation. And their internal invitro testing showed never-before-seen anti-aging results for all of the above. It may very well be the first time that February cannot come soon enough.
Sounds very fancy and promising doesn’t it? La Prairie has been a direct competitor with La Mer (a personal fav) for a very long time. People normally prefer one or the other. I have tried to like La Prairie many times, but I find their products too active for myself, but I highly recommend their White Caviar line, it’s one of the best brightening lines on the market.
ok so for the products, I have been using both the oil and the cream on a daily basis for about 2 weeks and I haven’t noticed anything different. The smell, as many have mentioned, is tiring and old. I wish they could at least make their products smell nicer or just “younger”. I really wanted to like this duo, because of the “story” behind their marketing campaign, but honestly, I just didn’t see anything different.
The dry oil is a true dry oil texture. It sinks into your skin very quickly and doesn’t leave an oily film. You can actually mix this oil into your cream for a luxurious night cream, or just use it on its own as a your “serum step”. The cream has a “paste” like texture, it’s very thick, but not in a creamy way. It has the same dull scent as the dry oil. I find the cream more disappointing than the oil, because it is not that moisturizing. My skin sucks this up overnight and feels dehydrated in the morning. I ended up applying to a sleeping mask over the cream so my face doesn’t dry up overnight.
They are $300 each. For $600+, it’s pretty steep for two products. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth it, but that’s just me. I would rather spend the money on theirwhite caviar line, even though that’s more expensive, but at least I see noticeable results.
The bottom line- Fancy marketing campaign, but the products fell short. I would highly suggest you getting samples first before buying them.