La Prairie • Cellular Cream Platinum Rare • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||31%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love the thick texture of this cream so much so that even though your not supposed to I really like to slather it on. My skin looks very 'normalized', I would say, when using this product but also very plumped as well. I went to a friend's party after using this for about a month, thinking my skin would look better than ever, but when I turned-up and looked in the mirrors my skin looked absolutely aweful, it was so plumped it looked like i'd been taking some kinda medication that made my face fat and took all the character away from my face! I felt so ugly I had to go home. Which I wasn't expecting from the most prestigious cream on the market, lol! The previous year's party, I was using Sisley's All Day All Year cream and felt like I looked a million dollars (in the very same mirrors)! My conclusion is, that even though young celebrities rave about this product, maybe its too much for a young face. I like La Prairie moisturizers but this is totally beyond what my skin needs.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I actually did not mind spending the money for this product .
But WHY would I purchase it again , when it did nothing out of the
ordinary for my skin?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I honestly cannot believe all of the bad reviews for this product. But then again, it shouldnt surprise me. If you pay attention you will notice the higher end products always have more negative reviews. This is something that annoys me to no end. So many of the reveiws are based on price, so many comments like " paying this much for something, you would expect". I think there lies the issue, people are expecting way too much from these products based on the price tag, thinking it is a miracle in a jar. You have people saving to buy these products and then being disappionted when they are not the fountain of youth. First of all, the review should be based on the product. Second, not trying to be rude, but you should buy products in your price range. You cannot fairly reveiw a product when you have just spent your rent money on it and it did not immediately do something amazing, of course you are not happy with it.
Now about the product itself. This is a pretty decent cream, I like it. It does make my face feel softer and visibly more refined somehow, kind of hard to explain. It is not moisturizing enough alone, so I use it with my other LP products and La mer. I will continue to purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have mixed feelings about this product. I am a big fun of LP but this product is not enough for someone with dry skin ( especially not for winter). I really wanted to LOOOVE this but unfortunately my skin didn't!! I did buy this cream after trying a sample but I guess after using the whole jar I see that this is not good enough for me. I do agree with others that LP has better moisturizers for less money! But then again it all depends on what your skin skin loves!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the luxurious 20g jar! I was full of expectations, that's the most expensive prairie product....Unfortunately this cream let me down. I paid 350 euros for a simple technology cream that has platinum elements in a diamond jar . I didn't notice any difference in my skin only a more radiant look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
One of my relatives brought me a sample of this product from germany,I was very pleased with the texture and smell,very enjoyable,but the shimmering effect I think is done by the mica and silver oxide because the platinum powder is very low according to the ingredients list.
the moisturizing effect for me was not better than Exuviance evening complex,Lierac deridium and even nivea Q10 night cream wich I adore.
For 1000dollars at least they should include more platinum not silver oxide.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The product description on LP website is similar to a bogus science project or a nasty sci-fi movie. I did try a few samples and could not help noticing that this cream has a high amount of mica. When checking the ingredients list why did LP include carnosine when the platinum should be the star ingredient??? Also, why include alcohol when it is a fact that this ingredient triggers irritation. There is no official scientific evidence that platinum aides skin cells but the reverse happens. This ingredient destroys them. Plus,the price is so obscene.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Note: review is based on a large quantity of samples. I am a loyal costumer of high end products and I mostly go to same store in Belgium so I get a lot of samples. I have used this product over a month and only at night.
Verdict: I am not reviewing the price as I am aware that people who are buying this, price is no issue.
This product is surprisingly light. No buttery texture, not whipped either though. Just exquisite texture which high absorbing benefits. It really penetrates into the skin very fast and leaves it sheeny and calm. Maybe sheeny isn't the correct word, a glow would be better (the platinum). Too bad that you will go to bed after this, cause you look really nice and plump.
Despite it's light texture it moisurizes very well. I like that. If you are surching for a nourishing product you will be dissapointed. My samples are all used and I am happy about the product: my skin is calmer, highly hydrated and supple. For me it works better then Sisleys top product. Smell is not faint and fades easily. I don't now if the platinum works but my skin is really calm, radiant, poreles and wel hydrated (plump). I am planning to buy a jar if I get a load of samples.
UPDATE: I've bought a 50ml jar yesterdag 9/5... Thank god I received many samples from the serum. I hope it works or I will blame myself from not buying a designer shoe at Neiman Marcus (I've posted the shoes and you can see them 'my pictures)! Fingers crossed!
UPDATE: 2/8... I have to use less and less product. It seems that my skin is full of moisture with this product. Doesn't give pimples. Skin looks absolutely well treated. Don't like the silvery cast on my skin. Skin is feeling soft and even. I haven't seen any firming though or other anti aging things. Most easy to see changed point: a skin full of moisture. Very nice. Wil update in the future.
UPDATE: I'm not going to buy this again. I really feel guilty when I see people are not having enough food and I use this 'moderately' good product. I would like to give a bit more on charity. It's just too over the top. 250-300 dollars is enough for a skincare product. It's just not reasonable to buy this...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I mixed this in with my regular LP rotation of nonsense. I used a 50ml sample of the plat rare: it left a glowing film, as if the skin was wet, in the mirror I saw a distinct silky residue - no matter where it was applied to the skin - there was a distinct grey soaked glitter. It made me feel a bit sweaty. Even though I told myself, "this is expensive and should work," I couldn't find a justification for the price. LP is great for me, not this line though, I think the basics are great, I used the hydrating serum as well, maybe this is perfect for someone else?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I tried a sample of this and I honestly believe that for $1000 you might as well spend the money on a cosmetic PROCEDURE instead of a cream. The ingredients are not good. There is nothing proven about what this product claims to do. I think it's truly despicable that a company would have the nerve to charge $1000 for a cream. Botox injections are HALF that! Get botox if you're that concerned. Jeez. Plus the SA at the counters are NEVER friendly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I tried this product at the department store & I wasn't impressed by the SA's attitude. She was stuck-up and didn't seem to care. Why ask if I needed assistance if she was going to give me attitude? I generally purchase products based on the service I get, I know this is a bad habit, but afterall, shopping is about the experience! No point purchasing if you are just not in the mood for it from the SA attitude.
Anyways, apart from the SA's attitude, I didn't notice a great deal of difference when I applied this product. I didn't like the consistency & although it felt smooth once it was absorbed into my skin, the SA didn't know what was IN the cream! I asked her if there was silicone in the product and she didn't know. *Sigh*
Cost was ridiculous. Seriously, if you are going to spend that much $$ on a cream, you might as well get cosmetic procedures done instead.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
What on earth are young women doing giving a product meant for 50+ women marks? If these reviews are to be at all helpful, the reviews have to come from a trusted source. I was looking for reviews as I am about to have a La Prairie facial, but this wasn't at all helpful.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I have given this a three based on the cream alone, not the price. However with the extortionate price it perhaps deserves a two.
Well I bought a sample of this from eBay (whilst the La Prairie counter are always nice to me and give me sample of whatever I ask for I thought that a 17 year old asking for a sample of a £400 cream may overstep the mark...)
First things first I have very major imperfections in my skin from a lot of acne, and am currently only off accutane for the second time, so I cannot comment if this cream would brake anyone out as nothing brakes me out until a few months after accutane. Now I expected this cream to make my skin *appear* more evenly toned and as though there wasn't as many/as deep pits on my skin. I was wrong. This has little shiny particles that capture light somehow making the holes more noticeable. This is quite unlike the La Mer Moisturizer I usually use (gel and oil absorbing depending on needs) which is great at plumping the skin slightly making holes seem slightly less apparent.
With the radiant ***shiny glitter particles*** appearance the cream gives off it is not at all suitable for guys because I couldn't help feeling like I had a glow like that of one of the vampires from Twighlight which just does not look natural whenever I was in direct sunlight. Let me be clear however I think that women with smooth skin (whether it has a few wrinkles or not) would benefit from this making their skin look amazing, if they like a slight sparkle to their skin.
So with me being to paranoid to use this cream outdoors incase I was in direct sunlight and people could see the platinum (people are just going to think it is a fine glitter...) I decided to use this cream at night, IT IS USELESS! My skin felt dry when I woke up, and just didn't look overly fantastic. From now on I'll not be using a slight amount but rather a hefty amount to try and use this sample up, I used a fair helping two nights ago and found my skin was still fairly dry in the morning. This is disappointing as I'm sure I read that this cream is meant to provide the exact amount of moisture needed depending on an individuals skin....that is lies.
What shocks me most about this cream is that they are charging so much for a cream that I wouldn't splurge on if it were £50, I expected it to be amazing, I'd already set aside money for it incase I really loved the sample, I'd basically decided I would love it before even trying it!
Also I've seen and looked at the packaging up at my local La Prairie counter numerous times and never felt it looked overly nice, to be honest I think it's on the verge of tacky looking...I love the normal la prairie packaging in their fantastic looking jars with beautiful silver lids..more elegant rather than ostentatiously in you face!
As for the spatula that it is supplied with...are you meant to use that to apply it? I just felt silly when I used it, and stopped using it since it was hard to apply with, yes you are probably only meant to use it to remove the cream from the jar but it seems to opulent to just use it for that!
The texture of this cream is pretty impressive I will give it that...however I don't like the smell! And I usually love the smell of La Prairie products! I cannot comment on whether it removes wrinkles since I don't really have any, the one I do have however around my mouth does appear the exact same. I have really started to find that the most expensive products from La Prairie are the most disappointing, I also tried the Caviar Luxe Eye cream recently, what a pathetic excuse of a product, my Revitalising Eye Gel from them is far better....even my Molton Brown eye cream is far superior. The Time Realise moisturiser by la prairie is far more moisturising that this Platinum Rare, and the Resurfacing Cream has far more benefits than PR as well! This product is aimed at those who will go in and purchase the most expensive presuming it i the best, as it should be, unfortunately it is not the best so try other creams before committing to this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
One THOUSAND dollars? (I haven't used this but I felt compelled to say something about it, lol.)
Are you kidding me? Who the heck can afford to blow $1,000 on face cream? I'd rather go on vacation with that money! Or buy a diamond ring, lol.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
$1000 USD for 1.7 ounces.
What, pray tell, does this face cream (for God's sake) have that's so special? Well, for one thing, pure platinum. It's true, platinum is a very stable precious metal that's also an antioxidant. LP claims that the electrons in our skin are out of whack (between positives and negatives to make a balanced atoms) and this helps solve the problem! There are other additions into this cream that claim to do amazing things for your skin and have the science to back it up. You can do some research- you'll find some cool things. Onto the real review!
This face cream is my HG skin care product. My skin looks fresh, glowing, and it looks firmer than perviously. I will say this- I don't have wrinkles. I don't have fine lines. Well, I do on my forehead, but I've had those since I was probably 8 years old. This still makes my skin look better and feel better. It's really great at moisturizing. The texture is amazing- I don't even know how to describe it. The smell, too, is great. Very light. The caviar collection from LP always seemed to be much more heavily scented than regular creams- which is understandable, but not that nice. Especially not when someone tells you that your face smells like fish eggs (not to put down the caviar collection- and it doesn't really smell all that bad!). I always thought my skin looked okay- I needed a little bit of concealer and light setting powder to get my skin looking acceptable. Now, though, my skin looks fabulous without anything! Full coverage foundation just seems ridiculous to me now. I despise foundation anyways, so I never wanted to have to wear it.
BOTTOM LINE: If you can afford it, buy it!!! But wait, try to get some samples first. Never broke me out or irritated my skin, but you never know.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have two little samples of this product that I'm saving -- for what, I'm not sure! Till I organize my face products, and that way this would be my reward? Till I go on vacation so I could look effortlessly beautiful? or at least feel that way. You *have* to feel beautiful wearing what must be the priciest moisturizer in the world.
I want to use them, because when I went to the LP counter and twice (2 different trips) had Cellular Cream Platinum Rare applied to my face, I did come away looking smooth and calm with fresh-looking skin. The SA used it around the orbs of my eyes, even smoothing down my eyebrows with it (which she then gently colored).
I want to use them, but you know the saying about the cake. I can't let this nice product age into uselessness in its unopened container, either. So, I'm in a bit of a quandary! Hmm, maybe I can just go by said department store daily and dip into their sample jar of Platinum Rare. How long before I get my wrist slapped? Or maybe I'll become legendary -- the phantom Platinum Rare sampler.
This product feels really good, and even the day after my department store application I felt that my skin was much nicer. Maybe it really did absorb whatever teeny nutrients are in the cream. And maybe they make a difference! Wouldn't that be awful at $1000 per 1.7 oz jar?
The SA told me come April there will be a travel-sized gift with purchase of Platinum Rare. I will wait at least this long to buy. Why just buy the cow if you can get travel size samples with it, if only you wait?
Why not buy this product if by using it you don't have to mess around with lesser products, and perhaps can skip the foundation and even the trips to the facialist?
LP Cellular Cream Platinum Rare has my interest. I've loved my other LP products. This story will continue.
Continuing: March 1, 2010, I broke open one of my samples tonight and applied it after my Clarisonic treatment. The cream is smoother, more elegant than I remember. I used the teeniest bit (in order to conserve), yet my thirsty skin was nicely moisturized. Not greasy. And it stayed nice an supple over night. I applied a teeny bit this morning after my water-only face rinse. Still feels nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Absolutely is not worth $1,000!! I use Retin A and my skin is very dehydrated. After reading all the good reviews here about how it moisturizes the skin, I decided to buy La Prairie Platinum Rare, and it really disappointed me!! :( I was surprised that it didn't moisturize my skin at all. I also didn't see any difference on my skin. La Prairie Anti-Aging SPF 30 cream and Cellcosmet Ultra Vital hydrate my skin even more. I also can see the difference on my skin with La Prairie Cellular Complex, but not La Prairie Platinum Rare. La Prairie Platinum Rare is sure overrated. Going to return it at Saks today...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have Lp facials every 6 weeks that is how I came to try this cream. She even gives me a sample to take home..
ok. $1500AU.. why?? How much does it cost them to make it?
Altho a superb product I won't be buying the full jar.
This keeps my skin moisturized for 24 hrs and gives a nice rested look. My friends comment on the way my skin looks after I use this. It is amazing but $1500?? I just just can't get over the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
although i do not have wrinkles i asked for some samples anyways to try this, who doesnt want to be a perfect 10 lol, anyways, this is EXTREMELY moisturizing and whatever lines i had on my face it just seemed to make it much softer looks like i just drank a ton of water after the first minute of application this leaves skin feeling really silky smooth and gives a nice youthfull plumped look. at first it feels kind of heavy but after an hour or so it absorbs and your skin feels really soft .but unfortunately that only last about 24 hours or less, i think. this has been the best face cream ive tried and mayby thats why they think they should charge $1000.00 but i dont think its worth selling a foot for, if you have the money to splurge then this cream will be the best thing in your dresser if not, try stocking up on some samples and use on special occassions or do like me and wait for a REAL anti-wrinkle cream to be made lol!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was given a small sample of this cream and it is amazing! I don't know if I believe all of the things they say about the platinum in it, but man does this cream moisturize. I decided to try this cream since the temperature in NY is so cold at the moment. My face gets so dehydrated from the heat indoors and the cold outdoors...I just can't win in this type of weather! Anyway, I usually use Sisley's Hydra-Flash to counteract my dehydration, but this time I tried the La Prairie cream. My skin felt moist ALL DAY, even when I got home from long days at work my skin still felt moist, not tight and dry. This cream gave me a tremendous glow which a few people commented on. It does have some sort of light reflectors in it, but the people didn't notice, all they saw was fresh dewey looking skin. If I could splurge on this cream I definitely would. It also has a light fresh scent, unlike the caviar creams that are very heavily scented. If you can manage to hunt down a sample, please try it, I think you'll be pleased!