La Prairie: Cutting-Edge Beauty
While some people flock to all-natural products, La Prairie knows that scientific advancement can be a very good thing for the skin. Cutting-edge, Switzerland-based La Prairie is nominated for a Readers' Choice Award in Best Bodycare Line.
La Prairie began as part of the innovative and world-famous Clinique brand, based in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, but since 1982, Laboratoires La Prairie have been separate. Their scientific approach to beauty includes treatments which work on cellular levels, based around their patented Cellular Complex. The exclusive Cellular Complex is said to activate the skin's metabolism, prevent aging, increase the skin's moisture retention (the good kind) and give it longer life. Though powerful, it can be used on even the most delicate skin, and it is included in everything from their hand cream to eye cream.
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We are particularly impressed with La Prairie's Skin Caviar Luxe Body Emulsion ($195 for 6.8 oz). This satin-light, rich emulsion gently exfoliates as it moisturizes, and actually makes the skin stronger against harsh environmental conditions like precipitation and wind. The marine-derived Cellular Body Emulsion works wonders for damaged skin, and the Cellular Energizing Body Spray firms and revitalizes while giving the user a boost of energy.
Natural creams and oils are certainly good for some, but there are those among us who want a little extra help from science, and our readers have spoken: Swiss La Prarie's products are at the top of their field. If messing around with such powerful elixirs concerns you, you can visit the La Prairie website for an online skin consultation to be sure you find the product that will give you the results you desire.
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