La Prairie went up high to the top of the Swiss Alps, where nature’s secrets to timeless beauty bloom from under the ice and snow, to find three survival plants for the new Cellular Swiss Ice collection (soldanella alpina, swiss snow algae and purple saxifrage). Their patent-pending swiss ice crystal complex is a skincare innovation so revolutionary that it fortifies your skin against the impact of time and elements. I got the chance to be a part of the launching event here in Slovenia and try the La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and Cream out.
What does La Prairie say?
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is sheer moisture-binding, weightless treatment dry oil that instantly becomes one with your skin. By helping support your skin’s natural lipid barrier function, a combination of rare and pure oils in the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex seal moisture within your skin longer than ever thought possible. Your skin will glow, look smooth and reborn. It builds skin’s resistance to daily skin-aging stress. Rebuilds skin’s moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss; calms, soothes and protects. Use morning and/or night after cleansing and toning, apply to face, neck, and décolleté. Avoid eye area. May be used alone or blend 1-2 drops with moisturising cream or emulsion in the palm of the hand before applying, to enhance the hydrating elements of the moisturiser. May be used over serum, if blended with moisturiser first. A complimentary deluxe sample of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, included in your purchase.
What do I say?
Hearing all about these three precious plants flourish where nothing else can, I must admit, I was quite impressed. The whole presentation was really nice – they even organised a private ice skating show, just for us; and the La Prairie international training manager’s presentation was interesting, fun and inspiring (Victoria Harper truly masters her field). I couldn’t wait to review their La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. Well, you could guess it turned out to be amazing. I’ve been using the La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil for a month now and I am really impressed with the results. When it comes to dry oil, you either like it or not. My skin loves these kinds of products (normal to dry skin type). I currently use it in combination with my moisturiser, but I can see that it will be nice to use with a liquid foundation in summer. The best word to describe the scent is “La Prarie”, light and pleasant (all La Prairie fans will definetly know what I’m talking about). It is really simple to use, the packaging is divine, practical and luxurious. Well, it should be for that price, right? But still, this dry oil is actually at the bottom of the La Prarie price range (and the cream as well); plus you don’t really use much of it and you can mix it with your current moisturiser. My skin feels soft, moisturised, nourished, glowy, doesn’t feel oily; love, love love it! “Under the ice, time stands still” and hopefully this lovely La Prarie product will help my skin look young and healthy for as long as possible.
Price: 267,50€ (30ml)
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Soldanella Alpina Extract, Saxifraga Oppositifolia Extract, Algae Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rubus Idaeus Leaf Cell Culture, Ubiquinone, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Alchemilla Alpinia Extract, Hippophar Rhamnoides Oil, Rosmarinus Officialis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, C10-18 Trigycerides, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Tocopheryl Succinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragnance (Parfum), Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Butyphenyl Methylpropional, Garaniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Alha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol