The Product: La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex
La Prairie is one luxury brand I had been looking forward to trying for a long time. Being a luxury brand, the products don’t come cheap, so it’s usually a counter you bypass when shopping. But there’s usually a reason for the hefty price tag.
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is a Swiss beauty product that is said to be the perfect pick-me-up for the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes. It’s a lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel that acts as a mini eye lift.
It instantly firms, nourishes and re-energises the eye zone, improving its tone and texture, minimising fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and hydrating the delicate tissue and soothing away any signs of stress and fatigue.
What it says on the tin: The lightweight emulsion contains precious caviar extract which is praised for its firming and toning action. Concentrated firming agents restore vitality and elasticity to the skin and helps renew youthful radiance effectively smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This gel is said to help under-eye puffiness so if you’re predisposed to having dark circles or puffiness, it could help improve the skin condition. It also works as an anti-ageing cream which will visibly minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
My verdict: The transparent gel is really easy to apply and rapidly absorbs into the skin. Each night I used a small amount of the gel around the eye area and used a light tapping motion (as advised) to apply it, and in the morning, my skin was soft, hydrated and felt really refreshed. After just a few days, my worn-out eyes looked revived and de-puffed and I could really notice a difference.
Pros: While applying it first thing in the morning helps the skin around the eye zone to stay hydrated throughout the day, it also works to help increase the staying power of makeup.
Cons: At a RRP of €118, it it doesn’t come cheap, but if you can afford to splurge on a mini luxury gift (or hint at a potential Christmas gift), it will be well worth your while. And hey, it is La Prairie after all. Can you expect anything less from a self-touted “mini eyelift”?
One last tip… if you use it sparingly, it can last a long time meaning you can invest once a year and still benefit!