Can fish eggs really tighten skin?
Can fish eggs really tighten your skin? Obviously we are referencing caviar, and the answer isn’t one word simple. Caviar is not just a luxurious delicacy to tempt your taste buds, caviar extract from those lovely little fish eggs is known to be very good for your skin, with anti-aging, nourishing, protective and moisturizing properties (thanks to the carbohydrates, proteins, and highly unsaturated lipids, and some vitamins and trace elements) in caviar extract.
Recently, we were sent a unique and luxurious product for review: The La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift ($525.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.). La Prairie is one of our favorites for serious skincare that offers a lot of sybaritic pleasure along with satisfying results. Most of it is so beautifully presented we’d want it, if only to oogle it.
Let’s be clear: The La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift isn’t going to replace a face lift or other invasive treatment, and La Prairie doesn’t claim that it will. It is supposed to lift and tone temporarily and potentially bring longer term skincare benefits (as part of a skincare routine). This product is expensive. Part of my thinking is that you have to consider that for some, costly and invasive procedures lifting procedures are not wanted or an option. An elegant product like this one can do some good, if only temporarily, and for others, the temporary benefits plus the longer term benefits make it a no-brainer to add to an existing skincare routine. That is precisely what La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is purported to do — temporarily give your skin the look and feel of a gentle lift, while nurturing and protecting it in a more holistic way.
There is a lot of science mixed into the ingredients, but the first ingredient is an obvious one It’s in the name of the product — caviar. The brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex in this product is also in all the excellent products of the La Prairie Caviar Skin Care Collection. Should you want to peruse all the ingredients, they’re listed on the back of the outer carton.
La Prairie suggests that you will get the temporary benefit of the look and feel of tighter skin, but you will get more lasting benefits as well. The ingredients do damage control in existing cells while encouraging new “peppy and protected” ones. That could result in skin with softened lines and wrinkles in a more permanent way, thanks to the ingredients.
The product is packaged as befits a precious jewel, arriving an a hard-sided, brushed silver presentation tube with a La Prairie metal logo tag. The pump bottle with a clear window to view the golden beads of skin-loving magic, sits like a queen on her throne, resting on a velvety pedestal inside the tube. To use, remove the outer cap of the bottle, press the activator and shake the bottle vigorously to blend. Pump a bit out (about 1-2 pumps) and spread it on your face, neck and decolletage (avoid your eye area). It absorbs quickly so you can use it day and evening, and then add the moisturizer (and during the day, SPF) of your choice.
From my tests, I did see results from La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, although they weren’t dramatic. My experience with La Prairie products has always been positive. They deliver a luxurious and pleasurable experience along with good skincare to the type of customer who demands it.
As with any skincare product of any type or price, your satisfaction will vary — your skin is unique to you. How you feel about it will depend not just upon your expectations, but whether or not it’s the right product for you, and if you use it regularly and properly. The La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift has its benefits, especially when used as part of the La Prairie Skin Caviar collection, and it is a beautifully presented, pampering, and luxurious product. I’m assuming that loyal La Prairie customers probably won’t blink at the cost while adding it to their existing La Prairie Caviar skin care regimens. For the average consumer, expectations may be higher than the product can deliver. It can make your skin feel tighter and firmer for a while, and the ingredients have excellent anti-aging potential as well, There are other anti-aging products you can choose, but for new year new you, a splurge, or if you have a big event coming up, it couldn’t hurt to splurge…at least once. You might find yourself, like a salmon…hooked!
You can find La Prairie products in fine departments stores and online. For more information I suggest you visit the official La Prairie Web Site.