Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion Rejuvenating and Detoxifying Treatment Lotion

on 4/6/2019 11:16:00 PM

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I bought 2 bottles after facial at La Prairie shop and love it . However I can’t see much difference vs the essence in lotion for the carviar line (the blue glass bottle) so I will go back to my blue bottle instead of paying 3 times as much for this one

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Lotions/ Creams -La Prairie -Cellular Hand Cream

on 4/4/2019 2:36:00 PM

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This is a very effective hand cream however I’m so sad to see parabens listed on the ingredients. Petroleum products are not healthy for the body, otherwise I would just use Vaseline intensive care cream. Is there nothing that could be substituted for them at this price?

It also contains polyquaternium.

For that reason I’m not recommending it. Will keep searching


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

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Great powder that is all it should be for the price. It really is flawless and although expensive, there is so much of it that you won’t have to race out and buy it often.

Comes with a small travel size jar as well to share with a friend or hoard for yourself. :)

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

on 3/23/2019 11:58:00 PM

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Super love this powder. My friend commented that my makeup looks much more put together and this loose powder acts as a nice setting powder. I use a big fuffy brush to brush over the entire face after foundation and it locks the liquid foundation in very well. I have tried many different powders in the past such as Australis finishing powder, L'oreal hydra setting powder, Etude house setting powder and Coty airspun. All of them makes me look cakey, Well sometimes Coty Airspun works for me but it takes time for it to set and my face gets cakey after a few hours. La prarie costs much more on 1st impressions but in terms of $/g it is actually much cheaper than Makeup forever, Laura mercier and Bobbi Brown. A very worthy investment.

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion

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You only need to read my Crème De La Mer review from last year to know how much I detest the over-inflated prices of so-called 'luxury' brands. La Prairie is no exception. The brand has an extensive number and combination of products for you to choose from...I just counted 14 serums and essences alone! According to the SA I met with yesterday I should purchase the following combination of products, considering anti-aging prevention is one of my biggest concerns and I'm currently staying in a colder climate part of the country where my skin is acting more 'normal':

Foam cleanser, Cellular lotion, Essence-in-lotion, Liquid Lift, Eye Complex and Luxe cream sheer.

That right there is $1740 (!!) worth of products...which may I add doesn't include the many optional 'add-ons' such as Skin caviar foundation, Body Souffle or Sleep Mask which could easily bump it up to the 3 or 4k mark!

Now as I've mentioned before with CDLM, there's NOTHING in these products, in any product period - that justifies these crazy prices. If people knew the actual manufacture cost of any of these 'luxury' products they would be shocked! Even LP's 'Skin Caviar Luxe Mask' - a product which I love and have used over the years, I simply can't get my head around the price and that's probably the biggest reason I don't keep going out and re-purchasing it. How can I justify to myself spending $385 on a mask that probably cost LP something like $15 to produce? And had the SA had her way I would be lining someone, somewhere's pockets oh so nicely this weekend. Sorry but nope, not happening!

So instead I settled for the 0.17 fl oz sample size of the 'Essence-in-lotion'. This is one of the most cost effective products that LP offer imo. You only use a few drops of this which means this products LASTS and then some (comes in a 5.0 fl oz size). Is it yet another unnecessary step in a never-ending routine designed to make you bankrupt and someone else rich...? Of course it is! But it's also one of their better anti-aging formulations ingredients-wise and ideal for those with normal to oily/combination skin types. Reason being: it is super-light. I tried this out last night and then again this morning and it literally vanished into my skin within seconds - similarly to Clinique's new Jelly but even faster absorbing. Both times I followed with a moisturizer as although my skin 'felt' smoother (Dimethicone ahem!) it also felt like it needed more hydration. On the other hand I should warn you that IT STINKS. Pure unadulterated grandma's perfume from the 60's. And it's not subtle. If you don't get along well with perfumed products or silicones you're best skipping this product, or like I plan to just use every other day to avoid a breakout.

As a stand-alone anti-aging product it's not the best out there by a long shot but if you want to try something out from the LP range but find most of their products too heavy, then you may like this. Definitely ask for a sample before buying or get one from e-bay. I know a lot of people don't trust what's offered on there but as far as I'm aware you don't come across counterfeit samples on e-bay as they're mostly unprofitable for the counterfeiters, they're too busy focusing on re-creating the full size products to make a lot more $$$ from. I've yet to come across a sample that I believe to be counterfeit and believe me I've purchased many!


As ever with products like this I'm conflicted as to whether I'll buy again. I'd like to think that this is one I will as it is good 'bang for my buck' and to some degree justifies the price when considering how much usage you can get from it. The ingredients are quite good too (some, not all!). The packaging - which as with all LP packaging I absolutely adore and would gladly line every cabinet and shelf in my house with LP if I ever wont the lotto (highly doubt that's gonna happen anytime soon though!). I'll continue to use the sample up, sparingly and report back if anything else happens. It's not going to last me long enough to see any real changes in my skin but at least I can truly put it to the test for suitability.


Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 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. Athletes Foot Treatment: 'Margaret Dabbs' - Foot Hygiene Cream
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -anti-aging rapid response booster

on 1/31/2019 9:08:00 PM

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I got a sample of this. There is no way this is worth $330 dollars. Absolutely not. On their website, it claims it "hydrates intensely", that's just not true. I have normal to dry skin and I didnt find it to be moisturizing. It actually dries pretty fast. It has a nice gel like texture and it spreads easily however OMG THE FRAGRANCE!!! Awful! The scent it's way too strong, overpowering. Just by glancing at the ingredients I dont see what's so special about this, the few first ingredients: "Water, Propanediol , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Glycoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract..." Dont recommend this if you have a sensitive nose. I like strong perfumes, but I dont want them on my face. This felt like applying perfume on my skin.

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Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie -Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream

on 1/27/2019 4:41:00 PM

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I’ve been wanting to try this eye cream for so sooo long but I couldn’t justify the price. So I took the plunge and purchased this at Nordstrom with accumulated gift card plus 100$ out of my pocket! This stuff is damn expensive!! The packaging is gorgeous- vanity worthy but I kept it in a drawer where it is dark so not to lose its efficacy. Given the price tag I wouldn’t even risk it ( it has become a hidden prized possession lol). I would prefer given its price a lil more product in the jar, just sayin’...
The product is dispensed with an accompanying spatula. The texture is light but has some good weight. Spreads like silk on the skin. Absorbs quickly. Again I don’t need much as a tiny amount spreads well along the eye contour. I have not had any negative reactions to this cream. It’s a really++ nice eye cream!
To be honest as proud as I am to own this jewel I do have reservations mostly due to the steep price tag. After using it for about x6 weeks I cannot say it has a ‘wow ‘factor. I don’t see anything notably different than that of my holy grail eye cream Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate does at a fraction of the price.
Overall I’m glad I purchased this, it’s a beautiful eye cream that does its job at moisturizing the eye area really well, but for the price it’s just not worth it...

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion Rejuvenating and Detoxifying Treatment Lotion

on 1/18/2019 4:28:00 PM

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This is a turbid elegant light pink somewhat thicker emulsion that might be difficult to dose from the very small opening of the bottle.
At application it is easy to smooth over the skin and absorbed easily leaving a perceptible feel of (light) hydration on the skin.
I believe that it might be enough in a warm and humid climate alone before application of sunscreen/foundation.

Launched in February 2019.
"Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion is the first step in a new beginning for skin. An unparalleled formulation drawn from the source of life that regenerates to rejuvenate."

Looking at the ingredients list, the only ingredient I can find that can back the above statement is Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). I believe that it is in a concentration somewhere 1-3%.
This lotion contains dimethicone and Isononyl Isononanoate as emollients, glycerin and several glycols as humectants.
This results in the turbidity of the lotion.

It has some actives, a pretty pink colour and some added particles that provide a light glittery effect after application on the skin (Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate).

It has a light and pleasant fragrance that dissipates quickly after application.

Retails for USD 655 for 115 ml (3.9 oz.) bottle.

It is definitely a product no one needs. In my opinion, there is nothing in the formula that could even remotely justify a fraction of the outrageous price. One definitely pays for the very fancy packaging with the advanced solution used for the closing mechanism.


Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie -Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

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So far so good! I use roughly 1 drop of this gel for each eye area, pat in with my finger until it's roughly absorbed and then follow with the Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream and then sun protection which is currently Coola SPF30. On its own (which I trialed for a few days prior to using both) it had an 'awakening' effect, making my eye area look more rested and like I'd had a good nights sleep (if only!). Using both together I get an even better effect - much more hydration plus the cream seems to sink in better. I don't usually suffer from bags under my eyes so cannot comment on how it works for them, but as an eye treatment this is pretty good stuff and as a bonus whatever eye makeup I apply after glides on smoother as though I've just used a primer. May just have to save up and purchase the full size once this runs out...

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. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Lotions/ Creams -La Prairie -La Prairie - Cellular Body Emulsion [DISCONTINUED]

on 11/12/2018 12:18:00 PM

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It is truly sad that La Prairie had decided some years ago to remove this excellent hydrator from their line.

This lotion had a fluid yet substantial feel to. Was easy to apply and adsorbed quickly leaving a dry silky feel with substantial (and lasting) moisture behind.
I found this product lighter that absorbed quicker, yet a better moisturizer than any of La Mer's body products, or any other products from La Prairie intended for the body.

I also liked the added fragrance of the La Prairie signature scent.

Ingredients Listing from 2010 and onward: Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Aloe Barbanesis Leaf Juice, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Lactic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Algae Extract, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Algae) Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sativa Lactuca (Sea Lettuce) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Glycoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Eyuisetum Arvense Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glaba (Licorice Root) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Galericulata Extract, Morus Nigra Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Calluna Vulgaris Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnasium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Malic Acid, Sodium PCA, Cetyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Trietholamine, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfume), Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylopropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methyparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Oil

on 11/12/2018 8:11:00 AM

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This is an overpriced beautiful bottle of 1 oz. (30 ml) oil that contains 91% Sweet Almond Oil, 4% Sunflower Oil, 1.1% Jojoba Seed Oil according to La Prairie’s patent on the blend of the “Ice Crystal Complex”. (You do the math how much of the "real goodies" you are actually paying for! :) I will disclose that the preservative is at 0.6% concentration, 0.7% other oils -Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and C10-18 Trigycerides; 1.5% fragrance and 0.0156% of the Ice Crystal Complex: Soldanella Alpina Extract, Saxifraga Oppositifolia Extract, Algae Extract combined, according to the aforementioned patent-document.

To be fair, the blend of this oil is elegant and is absorbed easily into the skin leaving an elegant sheen.
Sweet Almond Oil is rich in skin barrier healing/soothing oleic acid having documented effect on having the capability of repairing damaged barrier, however it will not justify the price when you will easily be able to get hold of good quality Sweet Almond Oil from a health store.

Be aware of that natural oils can cause acne/blemishes for those who are perceptible for this.
The product contains rather high amount of fragrance too.

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Soldanella Alpina Extract, Saxifraga Oppositifolia Extract, Algae Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rubus Idaeus Leaf Cell Culture, Ubiquinone, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Alchemilla Alpinia Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, C10-18 Triglycerides, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Tocopheryl Succinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance (Parfum), Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Butyphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol

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

on 11/8/2018 7:54:00 AM

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I belive this is the best powder i have tried. I have a problem with loose powders because they all end up looking cakey and they dehyrate the sking leaving it oilier than before. LP loose powder gives you a satin finish without the fake matte look. I love how natural it stays, even in my worst skin days. I have very oily T zone and it has some great blotting properties. Even though the price is higher than other loose powders, you get 66 grams of a high quality powder.

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

on 11/5/2018 1:17:00 AM

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The Best of the Best! I love La Prairie, and I use their skincare exclusively, but this has to be one of the most outstanding products that they've ever created. I mean, it does everything that a foundation ought to do. It has a stellar presentation, and the finish is amazing--so very natural-looking. Thank you, La Prairie for coming out with such a fantastic product. Seems like everybody's always raving about the Concealer Foundation, but really, this is the one! It's less heavy, and the application is foolproof. I have never applied foundation with anything other than my fingers, but the sponge application technique that this foundation uses makes skin look like skin, but flawless.

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Treatments (Face) -La Prairie -Cellular Hydrating Serum

on 10/26/2018 4:17:00 PM

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This is an excellent and very elegant emulsion providing moisture. Can be used as a light moisturizer in warmer months and as a serum under an additional moisturizer to enhance additional hydration of the epidermis.

It does contain excellent hydrating and moisturizing ingredients in the form of Glyerin, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Leaf Juice, Methyl Gluceth-20, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Ceramides, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Urea, Sodium Hyaluronate and some amino acids.

Although the formula changed somewhere around 2015 (and sadly some excellent hydrators - as Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate - have been removed along with a large array of essential amino acids), it is still an extremely well crafted emulsion that does hydrate while the finish is very elegant.

I always liked this serum for its finish (that is neither matte nor shiny) and for its ability to boost the skin and an additional moisturizers moisture holding ability.

It is obviously overpriced and there are many very good serums (with even more impressive array of actives) for a considerably lower price; it is an excellent option if you seek only hydration or a very light hydrating emulsion for a warmer climate.

Ingredients 2018: Water (Aqua), Glyerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methyl Gluceth-20, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycoproteins*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Ceramide 3, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Phospholipids, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cholesterol, Urea, Lactic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trehalose, Sodium PCA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Polyquaternium-51, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Triacetin, C8-12 Acid Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum) Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, *La Prairie's exclusive Cellular Complex US Patent 5,840,309

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Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie -Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream

on 10/26/2018 3:13:00 PM

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This eye cream has a fantastic and impressive array of anti-oxidants, vitamins and amino-acids that might even have a potential to do some good for your skin.
But the formula can be at best described as lackluster. A very average and simple formula especially considering the price and that La Prairie is famous of the art of making cosmetics that will wow you! (To be fair, although it is a very simple carrier formula, its simplicity that would make this eye cream a good product for a much lower price - and possibly for a brand that is less high profile than La Prairie. La Prairie could have and should have delivered a more complex formula.) If you wish to know more, the exclusive blend of the actives is protected by three patents by La Prairie SA.

The claim of "protects mitochondrial DNA" is not only far fetched but also illegal in the EU.

I did find it too light for an eye cream yet not hydrating enough for colder weather.

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Sorbitan Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, PTFE, Boron Nitride, Glycoproteins*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Equisetum Arvense Extract*, Lactobacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Saxifraga Oppositifolia Extract, Soldanella Alpina Extract, Chlamydomonas Extract, Saponaria Pumila Callus Culture Extract, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Nicotiana Sylvestris Leaf Cell Culture, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Soluble Collagen, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Chitosan, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Arginine, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Glycine, Histidine, Serine, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Tryptophan, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-8, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, Glucose, Maltodextrin, Calcium Chloride, Carbomer, Sodium Phosphate, Isomalt, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol i71

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