I decided to write this review because I would have never believed any skin care product was worth this much without someone making an exceptional case for it. I'd have written off any beauty editor who recommended it as someone who consistently spends insane amounts on skin care anyways, but I'm just your average person, who happens to be frugal, not easily impressed, and not given to trendy hype.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE --- check prices online. You can easily find it for 1/3rd to 1/2 the listed price. Take 5 minutes and google it.
For comparison purposes, my skin is in pretty good shape. Im early 30s and use sunscreen religiously, and dont have deep lines or serious skin issues that require professional strength products. However, I have had peels and facials, so I can recognize when my skin looks decent, and when it looks awesome.
I'll be honest. I never EVER spend this much on a skin care product. I've tried a lot of samples and nothing I've found has ever worked noticeably better than the store-specific brands of Regenerist or Roc, so why would I pay more just for advertising? But this stuff... wow. It retails for $210~ but you can easily get it for less - I got mine online for $130 (still more than I ever, ever thought I'd pay!). It is so worth it. You only use a tiny bit so the jar ends up lasting a long time (even tho they did the scam trick with an inordinate amount of taking-up-space packaging - product filling about 1/3rd of the space of the giant jar). I use it once a week, and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes (3 really isnt enough). Ive got normal-to-mildly sensitive skin and while it tingles, it's never been actually painful or come anywhere near burning my skin. Once a week I get a DIY facial that looks noticeably better than the $60 peel I got from the dermatologist (seriously, I got spontaneous compliments the day after I first used it, that's crazy), and this one jar has lasted several months and still has about half left.
If youre looking for a good mask/at home peel, I really do recommend trying this. I took a leap of faith and bought a jar without trying it, but Im sure you can go to a dept store that sells it and get a sample or have them do a trial there.
Good luck, and remember - use sunscreen! Always, always, always!
Love, love, love this product!!!!!! Overpriced but it contains a Great amount of Salicylic Acid and incredible AHAs!!! It makes your skin feel good after the cleansing and the following days!!!Use this product once a week with a good Oil-Free moisturizer if you have oily skin!!! It really develops skin texture and diminish breakouts and large pores!!!Well Done La Prairie!!!
Este peeling es absolutamente estupendo!!! La verdad esque te deja la piel suave y lisa como ningún otro que haya probado.
Leí por aqui que había gente que se lo dejaba más tiempo del recomendado, pero se te queda la cara roja como un tomate..así que creo que eso no es muy buena idea, para algo el fabricante recomienda un tiempo,no?
A parte de eso, que solo pone en evidencia que realmente cumple su función, creo que el producto es caro para mi bolsillo, todo y que dura bastante . Así que la Prairie ha creado una dependencia que hace que tenga que ahorrar para poder disfrutar de él!
Oh My god.. This is like a peeling you get on the dermatologist in a bottle... What an amazing cream.. Is like a new skin.. Another jewel in la Prairie collection.... My gosh this is magic....
I'm not in love with this product. I don't seem to be in love with any of the LP products except for the Refining Toner and the Microdermabrasion. This product does nothing for my skin. I had used it religiously once a week, and after months and months of use, still nothing. I loathed the smell of this product too but then again, I never liked the smell of LP products either. I find them nauseating. Anyway, i hardly reach for this anymore beacuse its just a useless product for me. Money wasted :(
Great product. If you want a quick boost for your skin, try the cellular 3-Minute Peel. It tightens the pores and give a lovely glow that stays for a long time. Love, love, love it.
This is the best peel I've ever used in the home. I use this with the recommended foam cleanser and cellular resurfacing cream; however will only repurchase the peel.
Pro: increased skin glow, shrunken pores, evened our skin tone and texture, keeps my acne away if used bi-weekly, smells heavenly and beautifully packaged.
Con: irritating for up to an hour after use, hard to wash off face and brush applicator, very expensive ($210 for about 7-10 uses).
Despite the ridiculously expensive price point of LaPrarie, my mom (who already has pretty perfect genes --> skin) swears by their products. I unfortunately don't have her perfect skin, so the next time she went to pick up her products I tried this 3-minute peel (after reading the reviews from MakeupAlley) and I love it. Smells quite fresh and flowery. Don't use the brush, the product's way too precious to wash out in a brush that soaks it up. After washing my face, I use a small spoon to scoop and then spread it on my face with my fingers. Instead of 3 minutes, I usually go up to 10 minutes and afterwards, my skin just gloooowwws the next day. My pores are less visible. I'm using it in conjunction (every 2-3 weeks) with Acanya (day) + RetinA (night) so am hitting my skin with a triple whammy--it's especially sensitive in other words, but trying to rid my face of scars! After all my semi-uninterest in skincare throughout highschool and college, I've decided that if I'm going to go out with a bare face, I might as well try to have fabulous skin. This 3-minute miracle def helps.
The Cellular 3-Minute Peel is one of La Prairie's best products. I am no stranger to high end skin care, but La Prairie continues to shock me with their outrageous prices for substandard products. However, there are a few hidden gems within their line and this is definitely one of them.
This chemical exfoliant can be left on the skin for 3 minutes or longer. I tend to leave mine on for about 10 minutes. There is a very slight tingling or burning sensation while the mask is on. It is easily rinsed off once my time is up.
The Cellular 3-Minute Peel leaves my skin feeling refreshed, clean, and tightened. I use it about once a week. I use a spatula from another mask to remove the product from the jar. I feel that the brush it comes with wastes too much of the product and find that it is easier to spread across my face with my fingers than the brush anyway. I do wish the peel came in a tube, but La Prairie is partial to jars... oh well.
I had tried multiple other La Prairie products and been very underwhelmed. This product has renewed my faith (somewhat) in La Prairie, I like it that much. I am looking forward to trying the Cellular Resurfacing Cream to work into my nighttime regimen.
Hmmm, I'm not really sure about this product yet. I don't think it is strong enough to really make a difference. I used it for the first time last night. The rep said 3 minutes only. I applied it and rinsed 4 minutes later. It dries on the skin, but not in a tightening way. It did take a fair amount of rinsing to get it off. My skin did not look glowing or smooth afterwards. It looked the same. It did feel softer. It isn't a bad product, but I think I am just used to more active products. I'll post if my opinion changes.
UPDATE: I returned all of the LP products I bought because I kept getting little pimples. When I talked to the SA, she said that I should keep them for a couple of weeks because her skin breaks out with new products. I started getting cystic acne around my chin areas, and back they products went. I could have kept this product, but it was a little too expensive for a system that didn't really work for me. And, I didn't feel it was as active as other products. I think Just needed more exfoliation with this whole system. Seems like a great line for aging skin that isn't sensitive.