I have been dying to try Prai products for awhile. I’ve heard about them and I know they aren’t tested on animals and donate to the Humane Society, so I sooo wanted to love them. I have now tried eight of their products and unfortunately I can NOT recommend any of them.
They all contain what I consider “negative” ingredients; cheap additives that make it seem the product is doing something when it really isn’t: such as all of the silicones and siloxanes. Those just coat your hair/skin so it seems soft and smooth but really don’t have any beneficial value. In fact, most make you break out since they seep into your pores. If you have a silicone in your serum, it will also prevent the moisturizer from soaking into your skin so what’s the point! The only thing a silicone would be acceptable in is a foundation primer, which coats/sits on your skin to give it a flawless appearance when you then put on your foundation.
Other negative ingredients would be items that are just plain toxic, such as the 24K Gold serum’s “BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL”. It’s a known Endocrine disrupter which accumulates in your body with persistence use. No wonder I have thyroid issues!.
Also I put the 24 K Gold Wrinkle Repair cream on my hand. It felt soft and moisturized, but after about 5 minutes, when I looked, while it still felt soft (that’s the silcone) my hand looked dry and crepey, as if I hadn’t put anything on it. A cheap generic cream does better than that and it won’t cost you $60 per jar.
I certainly tried to find a great product in the Prai brand after all I did try 8 items, but they are all the same and all crappy
I really, really like PRAI 24k golden caviar Age Defying Concentrate. It's a nice, smooth cream that went on well, wore well under my makeup and made my skin look nice and smooth.
I probably would not buy this product again; however, because, at $55 a bottle, there are a LOT of equally nice products out there with similiar ingredients that do the same thing. For instance, avon has several products in the $40 some $$$ price range that include peptides and gold (yes, this actually includes gold as one of the ingredients stating it burnishes your skin to a nice warm glow, I didn't notice this difference).
It has no SPF, a negative factor for daytime use. And the pump container makes it almost impossible to get the last bit of product out. One has to take the pump out and turn the bottle upside down and shake the product out into your hand to get the last of the product.
No, this product does NOT include caviar (which is probably good since that would make it quite smelly). It does include a blend of bamboo and pea extracts with glucosamine. Again, it has biopeptides.
Mostly, I like this product because it immediately made my skin look nice and smooth and wore well under makeup, leaving my skin looking nice, dewey and fresh for hours.
So, if you are looking for a good moisturizer that does all of the above for very dry skin, this is a good moisturizer and I can recommend it.