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La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, the name alone evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness – the purity, precision and excellence are inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand’s inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavours to fulfil a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging – elevating science to art. Eyes in Focus – as I mentioned in the title of this editorial – it is all about the eyes – Revive, Raise, Redefine – The Gaze is Reawakened. There is one new addition to the Skin Caviar collection and one reformulation of the existing Skin Caviar Collection – both for eyes.

Review of new La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift and reformulated Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream
Picture Credits – La Prairie Press

‘Known as the mirror of the soul, the eyes also tell a story of time past. The eye area includes some 22 muscles which are in perpetual motion. Indeed, we blink on average 10,000 times a day. Consequently, the delicate skin around the eye is the area of the face that displays the most concentrated signs of ageing, including gravity’s noticeable effects on both the upper and lower lids and brows, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.’

Caviar Premier, the latest caviar incarnation developed by La Prairie scientists, the eye becomes the focus of La Prairie’s Swiss science. Caviar’s full lifting potential is aimed to be harnessed for the first time to revive, raise and redefine the gaze.

La Prairie has introduced Skin Caviar Eye Lift, the first eye-opening serum for the whole eye area, including brows – the gentle yet effective answer to eye lifting and firming concerns. Skin Caviar Eye Lift is a potent combination of two formulas enriched with Caviar Premier and La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which uses cutting-edge biotechnological research to give new life and energy back to the very cells where beauty is born.

Review of new La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift and reformulated Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream

Using innovative algorithms specifically developed for the study of Skin Caviar Eye Lift’s data, the scientists at La Prairie found that with regular use, over time the eyes are opened while the eye contours and eyebrows appear redefined. The upper lids look tightened while crow’s feet appear visibly reduced. Lower lids appear smoothed and under-eye bags and puffiness look diminished. With daily use, the complete eye area appears lifted and firmed. The gaze is raised, revived, redefined – reawakened with a new appearance, with a new perspective.

Inspired by the vial design of Skin Caviar Liquid Lift and its visible caviar beads, this latest eye area treatment is a homage to the potency and indulgence of the La Prairie’s iconic gold caviar beads. With a press of the activating pump, the two formulas – one encapsulated in caviar beads, the other in an innovative tourmaline-pink gel-cream emulsion, each housed in separate chambers to maintain their purity – are drawn up to a patent-pending mechanism that freshly blends them with each use. The result is a delightfully textured serum that melts into skin with a refreshing touch and an immediate tensing sensation.

Review of new La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift and reformulated Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream

The ritual: The Skin Caviar eye area ritual begins with perfectly clean skin. A few drops of Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex helps soothe and prepare the eye area for the treatments to follow. Gently pressing on the pump of Skin Caviar Eye Lift activates the blending mechanism and releases a single dose. Starting at the inner corner of the eye, the silky formula is dotted along the eyelid crease to the outer corner. As the dabbing gesture continues along the eye’s contours, a pleasant lifting sensation takes place, adding a delightful moment of indulgence to the morning or evening skincare ritual. Follow with Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream to complete the Skin Caviar eye area ritual for an indulgent experience that puts the eyes in focus.

Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream is remastered with Caviar Premier, the remarkable lifting and firming benefits of Caviar Premier are infused into this potent formula to target signs of ageing in the most delicate area of the face: loss of firmness and elasticity, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and under-eye circles. This luxurious cream penetrates quickly, leaving the delicate skin around the eye looking smooth, firm and feeling exceptionally soft.

Review of new La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift and reformulated Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Cream

I have been using this in combination with the Liquid Lift and I am so glad about what it has done to my eye area. I never felt the need that my eyes need extra care – I thought they look okay for (a little over) mid-30s until I started using this duo. The skin around my eyes appears lifted and firmed, resulting in a total transformation. The eyes area looks smooth, firm, well-supported, tightened and toned, while the look of puffiness is diminished. The delicate skin of the lower and upper lids is deeply moisturized, leaving it with a feeling of unparalleled comfort. The eyebrow area looks redefined, upper lids look lifted, firmed, and tightened. The iconic sensorial experience features a modern interpretation of Skin Caviar’s signature fragrance and a silky texture that glides on effortlessly before vanishing into the skin.

This duo is a powerful combination of eye area lift in two little jars. I am so impressed with how science and technology has made innovations based on their research that without going the path of invasive procedures, skin can recover and be maintained with these products – I highly recommend you to check these La Prairie Skin Caviar additions. I little product is all you need and you may notice differences in just a few days as I did – there is a different kind of smoothness, radiance, freshness around the eye area that I have not experienced in a long time.

La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press samples

Cleansing is the first step in the skincare routine with which the whole ritual of skincare begins. The effectiveness of the skincare products in the skincare routine depends on the first step – cleansing. With cleansing, I mean the skin which is clean, not stripped of natural oils, not dry, not irritated but comfortable. La Prairie has launched two new cleansing products this summer called Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face which definitely elevate the skincare ritual from ordinary to extraordinary.

New La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face review

‘A perfect complexion begins with perfectly clean skin. Purified, detoxified, moisturized skin is the clear canvas on which the very art of beauty rests.’ It is my personal experience that when my skin is thoroughly cleansed, my skin looks and feels healthier with no to minimal congestion, it is radiant, and healthy-looking.

Supreme Balm Cleanser is a deep cleansing balm to start of the indulgent cleansing ritual not just to remove makeup but also to help shed the day’s stress and leave skin perfectly clean.

New La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face review

Basically, good thorough cleansing does not strip the skin of its hydration or natural defences which is what this Supreme Balm Cleanser does. The Supreme Balm Cleanser undergoes a surprising and delightful transformation on the skin, beginning as a rich balm before transforming first into a sumptuous oil and then into a gentle, milky emulsion. It dissolves makeup as well as pollutants, dirt and impurities for gentle yet thorough cleansing of the entire face. The result is soft supple skin with a velvety feel.

New La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face review

To use ‘Wth the spatula, collect a generous dollop of balm and dispense it into the palm of the hand. Using fingertips, apply on perfectly dry skin by massaging in a circular motion, starting at the forehead, passing along the nose, over cheeks and along the jawline. Continue to massage until the balm transforms into a silky oil. Splash face with lukewarm water to transform the oil into a milky emulsion, continuing the massage gesture. Rinse until the skin feels clean and free of residue. Gently wipe face using one of the delicate muslin cloths provided for a light exfoliation that leaves skin perfectly clean and smooth. Follow with the rest of the skincare ritual.’

Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face is an essential, one-gesture cleansing ritual that combines Liquid Crystal technology with the indulgence of pure, clear Swiss glacier water to leave skin perfectly pristine. With the busy routine of the day, there is sometimes not enough time to carry on with the full cleansing ritual to remove makeup, pollutants and other impurities where this Crystal Micellar Water comes into the picture. Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face is a gentle yet effective cleansing micellar water that attracts makeup and other impurities and binds to them so they can then be swept away, all without drying out the skin.

New La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face review

Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face removes all impurities and makeup without the use of water while the rich fusion of antioxidants protects the skin at the same time. The skin is clean, refreshed, hydrated, soothed, and healthy-looking. I personally use this cleanser as my third cleanse during the normal days, it gives an extra dose of good antioxidants to my skin and my skin is ready for the rest of the skincare ritual to attain the maximum benefit of the products followed by it. On the days when I am travelling or too tired, it is definitely a go-to to cleanse my face and that too as a second cleanse. It never irritates my eyes and also removes the mascara and every bit of makeup.

New La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Eyes Face review

To use, ‘Use anytime for a thorough cleansing. Dispense onto a cotton pad and gently press over one eye. Wait for a few seconds to allow the formula to begin dissolving eye makeup, then gently sweep the cotton pad from inner to outer corner. Repeat on another eye, using a fresh pad. Proceed to the rest of the face, sweeping product-infused cotton pads over forehead, nose, cheeks, jawline and neck until the pads no longer show any signs of makeup or other impurities.’

Apart from the new cleansing launches from La Prairie, there are new colour launches from the brand which I reviewed here a few weeks back.
For the Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water Face Eyes, I am really enjoying them for my skin – the ‘Rolls Royce of Cleansers’ and would highly recommend you to try these out in stores or get a sample, they are well worth the investment when it comes to their skincare benefits. La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press samples

La Prairie’s powders go beyond mere makeup, they are infused with active ingredients – ‘Makeup with Skincare benefits’ in true sense. The formula glide on flawlessly, perfecting while enveloping skin in a luminous, matte, sublime veil. They are available in several textures and shades, for the luxury of choice. Sharing in this editorial, the new Skin Caviar Loose Powder and the new Skin Caviar Powder Foundation which has been one of my finest and most luxurious experience with makeup – be it the formula, the touch of it, or the experience – the best.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Skin Caviar Loose Powder and Skin Caviar Powder Foundation are the newest launches from the Swiss brand which has been the leader in innovation and craftsmanship in the most luxurious and effective way. The launches have been on my radar since the brand first unveiled the first look and not just the makeup launches – the vision, craftsmanship, and the beauty of discovering something so precious and presented in a way that soothes your senses and skin is amazing. I am a fan of La Prairie Skin Caviar range and shared my favourites in the past here, here, here, and here.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder is infused with caviar extract for complexion perfection – makes a perfect conclusion to an indulgent beauty ritual – the best you can offer to the skin after the skincare routine. Skin Caviar Loose Powder sweeps on lightly, embracing the skin with the most feather-light whisper of powder for a flawless finish. It illuminates the complexion and sets makeup for an all-day youthful, natural, shine-free finish.

The powder refines the skin’s texture, smooths the appearance of fine lines and problem areas while minimizing the appearance of pores. It does not make the skin dry but the Hyaluronic acid in it keeps the skin comfortable and hydrated, also preserves the level of hydration in the skin. It also sets the foundation for long wear and provides a natural, matte, luminous finish for a youthful glow. I am so in love with this powder, all you can ask for in a powder. The skin is matte and still looks radiant, youthful and naturally flawless. I have swatched the shade Translucent 2 which is one of the three available shades.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

The powder is housed in the signature elegant cobalt blue jar with a convenient hinged lid. The attention to details is definitely worth the praise, there is a little click button on the loose powder which when clicked will open the holes on the top to dispense the powder when needed with a shake which is first of its kind for me as compared to the usual loose powder settings which kind of becomes messy when opened or shaken a little vigorously.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

An amazing thing that La Prairie has always been a champion is that they have a travel jar complimentary with the full size of it, which I have adored in the past when I purchased their loose powder for the first time. Skin Caviar Loose Powder also comes with a complimentary portable jar for touch-ups during the day.

To apply Skin Caviar Loose Powder, ‘Open the lid and unlock the sieve by sliding the button. Close the lid again before gently shaking the jar to release the powder. Open again and with the accompanying generous puff or with La Prairie’s Loose Powder brush, apply to face in a swirling motion for a flawless look, starting at the forehead, working over the bridge of the nose, over each cheek and finishing with the chin, avoiding brows and blending at the hairline.’

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Skin Caviar Powder Foundation is the first powder foundation infused with Caviar Extract for complexion perfection. The formula glides on flawlessly to envelop skin in a silky veil of complexion-enhancing colour. Skin Caviar Powder Foundation begins as a creamy base and sets to a cashmere-soft finish. The foundation is buildable, blendable coverage for a matte yet luminous, fresh look all day long. Like the other products from the Skin Caviar range, the powder foundation is housed in a sleek cobalt blue compact complete with two mirrors – both a regular and a magnifying mirror.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation
Left – Honey Beige, Right – Golden Beige

I have been using both the loose powder and the powder foundation for over two weeks. The Powder Foundation, like no other powder foundation I have tried, magically refines my skin’s texture, smooths the appearance of fine lines and problem areas while minimizing the appearance of pores. Same s the loose powder, it also keeps the skin comfortable and hydrated that means luminous to the eyes. The finish of the powder foundation is very natural, matte, and luminous. I do not tend to go towards powder formulas as they do look a little flat and lifeless on my skin but this one has changed my opinion, my skin looks radiant which is always my preference. I have swatched shade Golden Beige and Honey Beige, Golden Beige is closer to my skin tone.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation
Up – Loose Powder Translucent 2, Down – Powder Foundation Golden Beige

To apply Skin Caviar Powder Foundation, ‘With the accompanying suede-like puff or with La Prairie’s Powder Foundation brush, apply with a press-and-roll motion, starting at the forehead, working over the bridge of the nose, over each cheek and finishing with the chin. Blend around the hairline and down the nose, avoiding brows. Continue to blend around the mouth, along the jawline and down the neck for seamless coverage.’

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Overall, both the colour launches have really impressed me and would highly recommend you to try these out in stores or get a sample, they are well worth the investment when it comes to makeup with skincare benefits. La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press samples


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