La Prairie are probably most known for their Skin Caviar skincare line, but they actually have quite a few collections, one of which is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection, which is a small line of products aimed mostly at my age group, since it’s designed to tackle the first signs of ageing and “freeze” time. There are six products in the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal line: two types of moisturiser (a lightweight emulsion or a moisture-rich cream), a serum, an eye cream, a dry oil and a tinted moisturiser with an SPF. As you can see by the line-up, it’s definitely a line designed for less dry and/or younger skin types, which I think is especially worth focusing on since I think La Prairie is perceived as a brand aimed at much older skin types, so can easily be written-off as a range that only contains rich and heavy products, but the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal collection is a lot lighter and even has an oil-free formula, plus a dry oil for those who want oil in their routine without the oiliness!
I was sent a few products to try, but I’m treading carefully with my skincare at the moment so I’m not trying any new hydrators until my skin has settled down again. However, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a little look at some of the products, especially since they’re presented in such beautiful packaging – I love anything silver or chrome, and the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal packaging is extremely pretty; luxurious without being too overly showy. On the left above is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, which I kind of think is the starter product for the line, as it’s the most hydrating product in the collection and helps sensitive skin whilst also drawing water to the skin to keep it hydrated. On the right is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream, which is a lightweight formula aimed at treating all the main concerns around the delicate eye area, such as puffiness, dark circles and the first signs of ageing.
There are two new products in the range. First of all there’s the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Serum, which is designed to rejuvenate and correct early signs of ageing, all in a lightweight formula. It’ll also help with dryness, dullness and enlarged pores. The product I’ll be doing a follow-up post on is the other new product, which is the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream SPF30, which is kind of the brand’s answer to a BB Cream as it contains skincare benefits, SPF30 and a tint to lightly correct skin on a cosmetic level. It’s available in four shades – I’m the shade Rose – and it comes with the dinkiest, softest little brush. La Prairie is an extremely luxury brand, so the price tag for each product is in the hundreds, with the cheapest in the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal range being the tinted Transforming Cream at £134, followed by the eye cream which is £164, then the rest of the range costs £218 each. You can find out more about the whole collection (and the whole range, if you’re looking for something a little richer) at the La Prairie site here.