For the past 10 days, I’ve been trying out the latest skincare offerings from la prairie, the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. Its ingredients are totally unlike anything else I’ve tried. The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal lineup features unique properties, derived the most resilient plants in Swiss Alps. As you can imagine, winters there are very harsh, basically killing vegetation. But there among the freeze, two timeless little plants, and one type of algae brave the elements.
The exclusive Ice Crystal Complex…
- Swiss Snow Algae — hibernates through winter, emerging as the snow begins to melt
- Soldanella Alpina — creates its own energy to surface through the ice, revealing a beautiful bloom
- Purple Saxifrage — cocoons itself with ice crystals to protect its delicate buds against the environmental conditions
Through their extensive research, la prairie has taken the DNA elements from these lone survivors, and integrated them into their newest skincare products to help revitalize environmentally stressed skin, which also delivers a boost in the anti-aging department. If the complex can help skin in brutal environments, I can only imagine what it could do when faced with assault from the free radicals in my everyday life.
I created a skincare cocktail out of the two products, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, and the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. While I probably could have gotten away with using just one of the products (both were very hydrating and luxe), I eventually ended up adding a drop of the Dry Oil into a dab of the cream in the palm of my hand, then applied it directly on my skin for incredible, moisture-packed results. 10 days so far hasn’t been enough for me to truly see any anti-aging benefits, but I can say that I love the luxurious texture, which instantly perked up my parched skin all day and all night.
Using this regimen really feels like such a lavish treat—I’ve always felt that la prairie products are presented in of the most extravagant ways. With gorgeous packaging, distinct fragrances, and richness to the touch, all the way to their premium ingredients. The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection is a fusion of luxury and science, so I think I’ll keep indulging my way through my samples, enjoying them while I can!
From la prairie…
Miles high in the Swiss Alps, in a world of sheer ice crystals, beauty transcends time. Here, two seemingly fragile plants and one tiny algae survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth, developing strategies to outwit the environment. It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage deeply rooted in Switzerland, harnessed these extreme-survivalist secrets into the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. The discovery combines some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets.
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