It’s been a long time since my last post on this blog, which depends on the changing family situation. I am expecting a baby and had plenty of things to arrange before it’s arrival. Now, when everything seems to be ready, I am back and blogging.
The initial thought behind this blog was to dedicate it purely to Hermes. But do I really have to limit myself to Hermes? There are so many great brands out there which I absolutely adore. One of such brands is La Prairie, the world’s most luxurious skincare brand.
For almost 15 years I had been a very loyal customer of Sisley Paris, which is also a well known name in the world of skincare. After so many years with the same brand, I decided to try something new and my choice fell upon La Prairie. Now a half year later I must admit I have never regretted that choice.
The brand La Prairie was established in 1930 by Dr. Paul Niehans, who catered the elite clients like Christian Dior, Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, and many others. Dr. Niehans was one of the first to experiment with cellular therapy. As a result, La Prairie skincare line was created to complement his clients’ at-home experience. All of La Prairie’s products are heavily rooted in science research.
In this and some of the upcoming posts I would like to share with you my experience of some of the brand’s products I had a chance to try.
One of the first La Prairie products I had a pleasure to discover was Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. Unfortunately, I live far away from the La Prairie counters and had no chance to try the product before the purchase. My decision to get it was based on some very few reviews available on internet. That is why I hope you will find this information interesting and useful.
As described by the brand itself, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is a precious blend of the purest oils and age-delaying extracts that nurture and protect the skin from the first signs of ageing. In this product La Prairie has concentrated on a number of oils and extracts produced from alpin plants, like Purple saxifrage, Soldanella alpina, Swiss snow algae, Gentiana, Arnica montana, Alchemia alpina, Ahodiola rosea root extract, all known for their astonishing properties to adapt to the harsh conditions of the alpine environment, including low temperatures, dryness and ultraviolet radiation. The product also contains the bland of conventionally used oils and extracts, but equally effective, like Jojoba seed oil, Calendula oil, Raspberry leaf oil, Sea buckthorn oil, Rosemary leaf extract, Rapeseed oil, Treemoss extract, etc.
Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil has almost unnoticeable powdery-floral scent. The texture is light and fast absorbing, contrary to many other facial oils on the market. After applying the oil the skin looks well-moisturised and glowing rather than oily and sticky.
Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is a truly multifunctional product, which can be used in many ways. For me personally it turned out to be a SOS-product during cold Swedish winters since the oil has great nourishing and restoring properties. It soothes and heals skin damaged by sun, wind or cold. It minimises the effects of allergic reactions and is equally great to use after peelings. You can add one or two drops of oil in your moisturiser, hand or body cream for additional moisturizing and nourishing effect. The oil is also said to be great for repairing split hair ends. Finally, the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil is fabulous to layer under the Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask (have you tried it? It’s lovely too) to create an extra barrier of moisture, making the oil one of the long-haul flight essentials.
I am so glad I took a chance and ordered this product. It has become a must have in my skincare routine. Yes, the product is quite expensive. However, as all La Prairie products, it is a very concentrated one and you only need one-two drops to achieve fantastic results. Some people spend money on handbags or cars. Your skin is with you until the rest of your life and to me that is worth the investment.