Luxury Skincare Review: Three Coveted Daily Essentials For Your Handbag From La Prairie
by advicesisters.com staff
For some great skincare in not just skincare, and it’s not a luxury, it’s essential.
For them, and for all lovers of luxury skincare, the La Prairie Daily Essentials For Your Handbag Gift Set ($285) is one of the many gorgeous gift sets La Prairie puts forth for the “lucky” among us every year.
But if you didn’t get one, the good news is that you can still find this limited edition set featuring three must-have products in a travel bag, or you can simply purchase these products separately and full-sized from your favorite La Prairie cosmetics counter, or online.
One of our favorite La Prairie “essentials” products is the Perfection a Porter ($150) which we reviewed in a 2014 holiday gift guide on advicesisters.com (read our detailed review). This eyes and lips pampering multi-tasker does a great job and looks so elegant, doing it.
Inside a round, white, zippered leatherette case resides a shiny silver mirrored compact with two levels: One for lips, one for eyes. It’s a must-have to combat dry air and fatigue. This Anti-Aging Perfection a Porter reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and fatigue instantly. It’s not just portable, it gives your lips and eye area hydration whenever, wherever you need it.
We can bludgeon you from morning “till night about using sunblock, but it doesn’t protect your skin if it just sits in the tube. Another must-have for daily use is the La Prairie Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF50 ($185 1.7 fl. oz.) that might just get you using sunblock as it should be used: daily! It protects against UVA and UV round B rays, from environmental saboteurs and it also brightens and hydrates.
This floral-scented lightweight sunblock has actives of 7.5% Octinoxate, 5% oxybenzone, 1.9% Titanium Dioxide and 18.6% Zinc Oxide to really give you serious protection against UVA and UV round B rays.
Included in this powerhouse sunblock/skin treatment is Swiss Nobel Edelweiss and La Prairie’s exclusive Smart Crystal White Complex that helps to repair previous sun damage. All great reasons to use this multi-tasker. And the non-greasy formula helps smooth your skin so you can apply your makeup and go about your day, quickly. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s a good investment that we are sure you won’t just let languish in the tube.
The third must-have essential is for your hands. The La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream ($110 3.4 oz.) is the dreamiest hand cream of them all. It moisturizes instantly with a lightweight formula that apparently does more than just feel good, it actually hydrates, refines and helps prevent the look of aged skin. Environmental saboteurs in Winter make this one really essential to keep hands from becoming dry and itchy and prematurely aged.
We used to keep a smaller tube of hand cream in our bag, but now that we’ve experienced the best of the best, from now on, we’re taking La Prairie, everywhere!
You can find La Prairie in great department stores and at http://www.laprairie.com/