SKINCARE REVIEW | My 54 year-old mother uses La Prairie Skin Caviar


My apologies in advance for the abundance of La Prairie the last few months; I have a bit of a backlog right now on La Prairie product reviews. Because the products are so expensive, I did really want to make sure that we do a good test of everything before I write about it. I am super excited to share with you this story that I’ve been working on for a while.

This is actually the first part of my two part La Prairie Skin Caviar series because as I was working on this story, La Prairie actually reformulated their Luxe Cream using Caviar Premier, a new generation of their Caviar Extract. I will be writing about their new Luxe Cream, as well as the new Caviar Premier, in a separate post.

Basically about two Christmases ago, I received a beautiful La Prairie gift from the PR team containing their signature Skin Caviar products – the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, the Luxe Lift Eye Cream, and the Luxe Cream. As the good daughter that I was / trying to be, I gifted this entire package to my mother in hopes that it would make a bigger difference on her skin (which then I would document and review for you on her behalf) than on my own. As the good frugal Asian mother that she is, she saved this package for a year and didn’t want to open it because it was so luxurious, until I told her that products expire so please use it.

Anyways, finally she started using it about nine months ago and she is absolutely enamoured with the products.

The Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (C$730 for 50mL) is one of La Prairie’s most iconic products. Housed in a beautiful blue bottle with a clear glass window that showcases this amazing caviar essence, it is quintessentially what La Prairie is all about. This is my mother’s favourite product out of all the three – the product has helped her significantly firm and contour her skin. Her skin texture also showed improvement, smoothing her lines and pores. She freaked out a bit at the price when I told her, but she said she will likely repurchase because it is that good. Even though it is a serum, it does come in a very generous 50mL bottle (most serums are 30mL) so if you think of it like that, it’s actually not bad value.

The Skin Caviar Luxe Lift Eye Cream (C$455 for 20mL) is an ultra luxurious eye cream that helps to firm and lift the eye contour area. Like the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, this has been very effective at keeping my mother’s eye area looking fresh, hydrated, and smooth. The texture of the cream is rich but not heavy, a little tiny bit goes a very long way and the jar will last 4-6 months. She said that she really likes this but it’s not such a huge difference compared to other eye creams such that she would definitely need to repurchase. Similar to the Liquid Lift, the value is actually not bad because you receive 33% more product compared to other eye creams.

Lastly, the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream (C$600 for 50mL) is another classic La Prairie product, claiming to increase the skin’s firmness and elasticity, as well as smooth skin texture. This was the second favourite of the three products that my mom tried. She said that the texture was very rich and moisturizing, helping to fill in a lot of her fine lines and wrinkles, and also prevented new ones from forming. She used this morning and night, and said that a little bit goes a very long way (she’s still working her way through the last bits in the jar!). While she said this wasn’t as effective in firming and lifting as the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, it still slightly firmed her skin and also prevented further aging.

Over the nine months that she was using this, I saw a significant improvement in my mom’s skin texture, brightness, and overall look. Her skin was brighter, firmer, more lifted, and more even-toned. I also saw a reduction in her fine lines. My mother has been using luxury skincare pretty much all her life (think Dior, Shiseido), but we saw the biggest difference and improvement with the La Prairie products.

Even though I did gift these products to my, I truly believe that anti-aging starts at any age. It is much easier to keep your skin smooth than to try to fix any wrinkles and fine lines later on. Think of your skin like a fresh sheet of paper – once you scrunch it up, it’s impossible to revert back to 100% smooth.

Hope this was a helpful review! Like I mentioned earlier, La Prairie recently reformulated their Skin Caviar Luxe Cream using Caviar Premier, a new generation of their patented Caviar Extract. I’ve been testing out the Luxe Cream Sheer (a lighter version of the Luxe Cream) and hope to have a review of this for you soon. So far only the Luxe Cream, Luxe Cream Sheer, and the Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask have been reformulated with the Caviar Premier, but hopefully we’ll see this trickle down into other Skin Caviar products as well.

You can pick up all of these products, as well as other La Prairie products, at Holt Renfrew.

Products received as a gift from PR; all opinions are my own.

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