La Prairie • CELLULAR RADIANCE CONCENTRATE PURE GOLD • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||30%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Just started using this product, this week, after having fallen in love with it while trying out at a couple of counters a few months ago. They have recently updated this product, so I am using the newer version though I probably tried the older one when I was testing it at the counter. Little annoyed this product went up by £20 just before I bought it, but I didn't have to pay full price anyway (otherwise I would never consider buying it) so it wasn't too bad. As I bought it online, I didn't get any GWP so I haven't tried it with the Radiance Cream but it seems to work well enough with my Sisley and La Mer moisturizers. I'm only 25, and I think this is probably designed for much older skin, but since i've been working in a high pressured office environment I feel my skin needs some extra attention. I have sensitive skin and have been suffering from environmental stress which is evident on my skin. Only recently just started to use night creams religiously, and had been considering buying the Estee Lauder ANR for a while, as I liked the immediate results when I tested it at the counter but never liked the texture enough to want to try it out long term. So this La Prairie is actually my first ever serum/concentrate purchase! I'm not normally that into La Prairie products, on the whole, as La Mer and Sisley products suit my skin better, but I hand picked this one for its texture. So far so good.......obviously will update when I have been using this for a while.
UPDATE: Have been using the Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre which I like much better, but my mum's skin perfers this one. Still loving La Prairie serums! x
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried a sample of this and lets just say that I'm in love with this serum. The first day I tried this on with the radiance cream (no foundation) and I got so many compliments from strangers saying that my skin was glowing and was looking so healthy. This is pure luxury but it also has many added benefits namely hydrations, anti-aging, and makes your skin glow. I will admit that the smell of this product is disgusting but thankfully it does not linger. The radiance cream however smells great. This serum has numerous gold particles in it which is really cool to look at too. One downfall for me apart from the price is that gives me a tanned look which I dislike. I will not buy the full size bottle becaus I much prefer my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate paired with Bobbi Brown Extra Balm (for night) and for the day I prefer my Clarins sunscreen paired with the La Prarie Skin Caviar Cristalline Concentrate. This combination is PERFECTION for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this product it is expensive but top quality! The results are fantastic!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have only used a sample of this product. I must say I primarily love La Prairie because of the way they present their products (at least in Belgium): they don't have a hundrud commercials on tv (see Lancôme and Estée lauder, L'Oréal), they only once in a while have advertisements in magazines like Vogue, which are tastefully done, not with random percentages, etc.,..
I like how they constantly market their products as first and foremost a luxury: the (frosted) glass bottles (which not many brands have),... As opposed to other brands who charge the same price for tacky plastic packaging.
Now I do not think it's fair to exspect that a cosmetic (department store) product will erase lines/ wrinkles (anything like that). They're not even allowed to put anything in the products that will work on a deeper level, like vitamin A. That's why you need a prescription for retin-A, tretinoin,...
So if you take all of this in account, this product should moisturise lightly (as it is a serum), which I find it does. I also love the gold particles, which add a nice glow. My skin felt nice to the touch. It also contains anti-oxidants, which are always good for skin, so saying this is a strictly cosmetical product isn't right. And of course I love the golden bottle, you don't even need to put it in your bathroom closet, as it looks so nice. 30ml would last a year I think.
Now the price, you must take in account that it's LP and of course the bottle I think. You can't exspect it to cost 250 dollars when their other products which are packaged more simply already cost that amount. And also keep in mind there is much less advertising than say Estée Lauder, no tacky celebrity endorsements,...
For the moment I will not purchase as I rather save my money for a new handbag, and I already have a lot of products, but I definitely like this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was given this as a generous sample to my other La Prairie purchases and I'm yet to find its magic. For the price I would expect it to be a miracle. It isn't.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Again,I got this as a gift from my ex boss.I must say it didn't really work on me,probably I do not have much related skin problems which this serum is supposed to address.I still havent finished the whole bottle after using it for more than a year now.This suffice to say that i dont see any significant difference to my skin concern now.I have tried better products at cheaper price than this.Unbelievable right??Yes,is true.....
At least,I'm now convinced and happy that it is not necessarily true that highest quality product must come with most exorbitant price!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This serum is $525, and most high end treatment serums are between $100-200. This serum is definitely not worth the difference. However I do really like it and think that it helps my skin not only look better (gives it a nice glow and I don't think the glitter is noticeable) but it also makes my face feel better (very smooth and supple). Probably will not buy again though because I would rather have shoes for that much money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Like the other reviewers on this product I haven't bought this product, I have tried samples. This serum is extremely over priced! I'm 22 and I have a few fine lines on my forehead, so I thought I would try most of the most expensive products on the market and see if it many any difference. This didn't change a thing! It just makes your face sparkerly, like you have glitter on your face, thats all. When I wore this product people just said to me why have you got loads of glitter all over your face. I don't know about you but this is NOT what I wanna hear! As for the smell of the product, its absolutely vile. It smells of chemicals and not nice ones at that! I am very disappointed with the outcome of this product. It also makes my skin very itchy and red! I am so glad i tried a sample of this before paying out the earth for such a average product! I wouldn't pay £30 for this product let alone 300 odd quid!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
First of all: I haven't bought this product. I had a sample bottle (no package) that contains almost 5 ml = 1/6 off full size. Being convinced that this is purely marketing and nothing effective on the skin doing (then I should use retin a which I refuse to do with my fairly dry skin) I started using this on the right side of my face. On the other side I used Temps majeur elexir from Ysl(see review). This makes skin much brighter (maybe it can reduce age spots?) For some reason my skin color looks whiter (not in a bad way) then on the side of Temps majeur elexir. The result was intstantly, so great for a party or so. Next morning, both sides are the same = well rested. I used it in day time too. I had great results from both. But like I already said about Ysl: this reduce the appearence of tiredness (shadows, droopier eyes). La Prairie reduces the color of tiredness but not the fysical tiredness as shadows, droopier eyes. I strongly believe that Ysl, altough not much cheaper, is more a treatment product. This also treats but, like doree said, more illuminating. I do think that I'm much too young for this, to get some benefits, but I do not believe- no I'm really not- that gold!! can do sompthing to your skin anyway. What more marketing can sompthing be like GOLD? Maybe I haven't used this product long enough, but if you do doubt of buying this, you should at least try the temps majeur elexir. I think it's better. Texture: more liquidy then temps majeur, less oily- but nice altough nothing for dry skin. Normal to dry I would say. Really dry skin can use a botlle from this each two months. Now I know much people who can do that, and they do it, but they haven't got great skin. They just don't. So if you are going to shell out your bucks, do a treatment with a good illuminating make up. This is for snobs, sompthing that I don't want to be. Let's take real care of our skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
New La Prairie serum with pure gold particles (30 ml). I am so sorry there are no reviews about it here. I really don't know how to rate this - I can rate it anything from 3 to 5 (wouldn't rate it 1 or 2 because it looks and feels nice on my face). I don't know how to rate it simply because I can't say is it only a cosmetic trick (golden light-reflecting particles that illuminate the complexion) or this serum indeed has some anti-age treatment qualities.
Here is what La Prairie web says about it:
Skin Enrichment Serum
* Illuminates and brightens skin immediately while reducing age spots
* Rapidly plumps lines and wrinkles within one hour
Speeds exfoliation to reveal fresh, younger-looking skin
Multi-tasking super serum
----- I asked SA the same thing (about cosmetic & treatment qualities of this serum) and I've been told that the serum should improve the quality of the skin as a treatment, so that it is for sure more than only an illuminator filled with golden particles.
Well, I got 3 or 4 samples and I used up only one so far, so I can't say much about it. I am not going to open another sample now, I am saving it for some special occasions. I can't decide right now would I purchase this or not. The price is outrageous - this is the most expensive La Prairie product right now. I'd pay that price only if the product would really, really make a significant difference and improvement in my complexion and skin quality. I don't want to pay that price only for cosmetic light-reflective effect.
Now, my impression after using only one sample (it lasted me for about 1 week): the consistency of this serum is very fine and pleasant, it even seems just a bit oily at first (but not sticky at all - sort of velvety smooth, the pleasant texture for dry and/or mature skins)...sinks into the skin perfectly. Golden particles in it are SO FINE, very sophisticated, they illuminate the face in such a subtle, discreet way. I like the result - but wouldn't pay that price tag only for this (there are so many light-reflective, illuminating stuff today: creams, foundations, powders, much cheaper than this, of course - so there's no need to pay the price only for illuminating effect).
In this one week I didn't notice that my complexion gets any better regarding skin quality, it only LOOKED better while I had this serum on my face. But I know that was too short period to tell anything about the treatment qualities of the serum.
One more thing: I know that gold can be a strong irritant on the skin. So I have some doubts about that too. I believe that some ladies here on MUA know more about that than me.
I am so curious to hear your oppinions about that product - looking forward to see your reviews.