Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular 3-Minute Peel

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How had I forgotten to review this, I have no idea? I first discovered this after seeing a Youtube video about the peel, some 9 or 10 years ago. I tried it then and loved it straight away: pores smaller, skin much smoother than with any manual exfoliator, more even and any rough patches disappeared. It also flattened any acne on my chin or if I got the odd one on my forehead and it did this literally overnight! If you weren't aware, LP Cellular 3 Minute Peel is an AHA/BHA peel that combines Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic acids at concentrations that you can use at home without the downtime you'd experience with a full strength peel. Not a big fan of the brush applicator that comes with it as it wastes product so I just use a spatula to apply and avoid getting fingers into jar.
Anyhow a year back I caught sight of it at an airport duty free and decided to treat myself to a jar. Results aside I just can't resist such stunning, sleek product packaging...a big weakness of mine I admit!

Now although I still love this product I have to say that in the interim period I've used all sorts of AHA products, from basics like The Ordinary, up to Drunk Elephant, Alpha-H, you name it! I cannot see a more pronounced difference with LP regardless of whether I leave on for 3 minutes as directed or 10 (the maximum my skin can take) and any of the others (bar The Ordinary which my skin did not react well to). The results on my face with AHA are more or less the same regardless of which brand is delivering them. To me LP feels more like a treat, something to gift someone, or oneself. I'm all for spending on premium products but if they perform just as efficiently as something that's a third of the price then I know which one I would pick up for regular use. For a once in a while treat/splurge though I will definitely keep coming back to LP.



Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular 3-Minute Peel

on 8/29/2018 9:26:00 AM

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This product is really good if you have visible pores. I have been using this for about 8 months now and have actually noticed a difference in the size of my pores. I usually slather it on and leave it for as long as I can , after which I wipe it off with a warm damp face towel. Please ensure that the towel is really soft. The product does tingle and leaves your face looking slightly red after. If you have a big event coming up , do the peel a night or two before and give your skin time to normalise and for the redness to reduce. Your face will feel clear and baby soft after use.

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Foundations -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sheer

on 8/16/2018 9:01:00 PM

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This is the best foundation I've ever had.
The coverage is amazing and you can build it by adding more layers for even better results. You will never feel cakey by wearing even 3 layers of this foundation (usually 2 layers are more than enough).
It is pricey of course, but only a small drop can cover a very large area on your face so you don't really run out fast of this foundation.
The concealer on the top is just heaven-sent. It can cover anything and it does feel very light on your skin.
I will def buy it again !

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Moisturizers -La Prairie -White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire

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I didn’t think I would see any effect with this product but since my mom swore by it after using it for only a few weeks, I wanted to try it out myself. Experienced micro peeling the first night, then had smoother skin in just a few days. Biggest effect is the fading of my acne marks that stubbornly won’t go away!! Ugh. The most unexpected effect is the lightening of my undereye area which have the darkest circles (2 months after using). I am definitely SOLD on all these cream’s claims! Wish I could use the serum in tandem with this one as well.

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Liquid -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++

on 7/13/2018 8:48:00 PM

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Having used many LaPrairie products (never really enjoying the signature scent) .....this one is absolutely fabulous. I have the LP Caviar liquid foundation and it’s nice but a bit heavy. I just love how this immediately turns ordinary into extraordinary....for me. I do not use the little sponge puff, much prefer a damp beauty blender. I find that just a serum under it is sufficient for a moisturizer. I live in Canada and the spf is not shown on the packaging but it does have an spf of 25 which is a bonus and enough for me. Have yet to find one that I can stand on my skin, includes having tried too many. I have been trying to minimalize my ‘get ready’ time and this definitely helps. Love it and will continue to use.......$$$ permitting, it comes with a pricey ticket here in Canada ;-)

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular 3-Minute Peel

on 7/13/2018 4:45:00 AM

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my first time to perform a "at home peel". WOW!!!!!! this product was gifted to me so I can't speak about the price. My troubled skin looks and feels radiant today. I have rosacea around my nose and chin. My skin is calm and smooth today, I can't believe it!
I applied LP to my freshly washed face and let it stay on for 10 minutes. It kinda tingled and I had to resist the temptation to itch (only a little) but the directions mentions that so I was not surprised. After 10 minutes, I used a luke warm wet washcloth and gently removed the peel.
I am not a big fan of jars but when caring for the face my hands are always cleaned first with soap and water. I did not use the supplied brush applicator as I feel this will waste the product.

overall, this is a MUST HAVE product in your arsenal for skin care and I will do this treatment 1 - 2/week.

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Liquid -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++

on 6/28/2018 2:11:00 PM

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I have and use several tinted moisturizers/foundations with sunscreen, including IT, Revision, Bobbi Brown, Natura Bisse, Guerlain, Chanel and a few others. This has a little more coverage than the tinted sunscreens but not enough hydration for my dry skin. Goes on a little sticky, but with good spot coverage. The others, I use with a bit of primer. With this, I need a heavier moisture application. So, I'd recommend this for normal skin, not ultra dry like mine. I will definitely use it in my makeup bag for touchups, tho! Nice color selection, too. I got NC-10 for my very fair neutral skin. I also tried N-10 which is much peachier.


Masks -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask

on 6/23/2018 4:34:00 AM

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I received a sample of this mask as part of a gift with purchase set. If it weren't for the exorbitant price tag I would definitely repurchase the full size. Although it's not a necessary part of my routine when I use this cream my skin is left feeling so smooth and radiant the next morning.

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Moisturizers -La Prairie -White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire

on 6/12/2018 8:33:00 AM

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I have al2ays wanted bright skin, being from a Mediterranean background I always envied the Europeans ,asians for their bright white skin,I thought I will never have such beautiful bright skin thats until I discovered this cream in use with their white pear infusion I now can too have wonderful bright white clean skin. I can't believe I have spend so many $$$ on skin care that does not work. ** ladies,if you want beautiful bright clean skin ** this is the one,together with their white pearl infusion you will see your skin transform into something beautiful. i know it's pricey but it's all worth it.

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular Cream Platinum Rare

on 6/6/2018 2:34:00 PM

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If you really want to buy LP then the Radiance Cellular Cream is far better than this one. At the higher price range like LP I actually prefer Sublimage from Chanel and it feels far more luxurious!


Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular Cream Platinum Rare

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I have the good fortune of a close friend who works at Sephora and also temporarily part-time at Nordstrom, so getting to try samples is rarely an issue for me. I wanted to try the Platinum Rare Cream just to see if it would help with a few fine lines and well, it's La Prairie right! Who would want to pass up on the chance to try that? I love their packaging - silly of me I know since that doesn't equal a great product and here's the thing about this cream...it was emollient but not overly so and although I used for a good 3 weeks I don't believe I could make out any real difference. Perhaps you need to use a few months or longer? Cost aside (which I don't have an issue with if something works) it is an ok moisturizer, but it's just ok, nothing extraordinary or a game changer. Glad to have tried but not a re-purchase for me.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Liquid -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++

on 5/26/2018 7:26:00 AM

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I have been using La Prairie Skin Cavier Foundation. And was intrigued when I got the email about this foundation in a cushion form. I went online to the LaPrairie website and chatted with on line helper and was delighted to find that my shade 10 Tender Ivory was matched to my skin cavier foundation.

I hve tried the product two ways.. a very light application under my regular foundation as well as a medium application on its own. I used the on line video and followed the instructions.. like every La Prairie product I own, a little goes a very long way.

I have acne scarred very fair skin with some hyper pigmentation from sun damage . I have fine lines . This foundation provides a very nice blur and smooth look to my skin, and smooths into my hair line with out creeping on to my white hair. I like that you can put the compact into its blue pouch that comes with it and carry it along on my work day. But I didn’t need to retouch. It looks better as the day wears on. No visible oxidation,.

I get compliments on my skin when using this foundation. It allows me to just use my La Mer Face underneath, no need for a primer. As I curate my minimal make up less than 10 items I use daily, La Prairie is the go to for foundation, cream blush , powder eyeshadow . All double duty to not only look good, but improve my skin.

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Liquid -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++

on 5/21/2018 8:15:00 PM

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I’ve never owned a cushion foundation before, but this is a sheer/light foundation that can be built up to medium coverage. I have dry skin, so I love how hydrating it is. The finish is beautiful. It’s glowy, hydrating, evens my skin tone (melasma), and doesn’t settle in or accentuate my fine lines and wrinkles. I use a damp BeautyBlender to apply. If I don’t, the coverage is a bit heavier than I like. It comes with a flat disc sponge that is fine for a touch up, but too flimsy for all over application. The price is ridiculous. If you want to splurge, this is an elegant, long-lasting foundation that provides an even, radiant finish. I’m very fair (cool undertone), and NW10 works for me. My Nordstrom didn’t have NC10 or N10 in stock, so I don’t know if either would be a better match. I find La Prairie’s color system to be be confusing. I’m 45 with dry skin, so I don’t set this foundation with powder. I usually don’t like La Prairie products because of the heavy fragrance. This foundation is fragranced, but it’s tolerable and short-lived.

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Liquid -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++

on 5/20/2018 3:39:00 PM

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Whenever i get the chance to be the first reviewer of a product here I sort have this "set the tone" feeling, but I'm rambling already.

I don't know how I got into purchasing this product, I got an add for it via e-mail and it seemed so enticing. I usually shy away from La Prairie makeup, I find the coverage to be really heavy and very makeupy other than the brightening concealer/highlighter and the Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming cream. I did, however, want to try this cushion.

If you don't like makeup with strong perfume then this is not for you, the scent is strong and it's there. I can say that after an hour or so I'm either used to it or it just fades.

Each package comes with the compact, two refills, and two sponges. Each refill has 15ml worth of foundation so you're getting a regular sized foundation, and yes I know it doesn't justify the outrageous price but if you compare it to My Armani To Go cushion foundation, they're *almost* priced the same if you take into consideration that the Armani only comes with a refill.

The La Prairie cushion is their "caviar essence" makeup line, don't get me started on why I purchased the essence which I will review at a later date but don't be fooled by their cushion packaging this baby is a light to medium formula with a satin finish that seats amazingly on your skin and I feel as if my skin looks better when I take it off at night. The compact is heavy and not really purse friendly and you get the product dispensed through a metal net and you can use the sponge or a brush to apply it.

People with very oily skin will want to set this with powder in their t zone, I notice that I get shiny but not greasy.

It also lasts a lot when compared with other cushion foundations that I have used like the YSL Ink Cushion or the Armani ones which were my favourite but when I was taking my makeup off at night it seemed like my skin had absorbed all the product. I get a solid 8-10 hour wear with this, on me it doesn't separate or crease or set weirdly in more problematic areas and for review purpose I don't wear any other La Prairie product other than the Essence on my face.

I got it in N20 which is Pure Ivory which I think will suit me in the coming warmer months. This will most likely become one of those products that I will purchase with a 25% discount or at the Duty Free because of the outrageous price tag but I simply adore it and will definitely buy it again.

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Loose Powders -La Prairie -Cellular Treatment Loose Powder Finishing Powder

on 5/12/2018 9:11:00 AM

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This is a very uniquely textured powder, it's almost creamy which I can imagine would be great for mature skin. I would not recommend this to anyone whose skin is on the oily side and prefers a matte finish that lasts all day; it mattifies my normal skin type enough for my liking, even over sunscreen.
I would say that color number 1 is not completely transparent, so it might not be ideal on snow-white skin in the winter months; I find that it makes my NC15 skin look a little more tan than I am, but not so much so that it doesn't match.
The smell is pretty strong for a powder, I happen to enjoy the signature La Prairie scent but you might not.

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