August 21st, 2016
I have been on the prowl for the miracle eye product for a very very long time, in fact, an eye cream was the very first luxury skincare item I ever bought for myself. It has taken decades, but I think the industry has finally stumbled upon the right technology and means to create some of the best eye care products! There are a few that I’m loving right now, and today I’d like to share with you an eye serum that I’m absolutely obsessed with at the moment… La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex!
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is a lightweight gel that works on all the visible signs of aging around the eye area. It comes in a cute little blue glass bottle with a dropper cap that picks up and dispenses with a touch of the pump button on the top of the cap. The product absorbs easily and rapidly into the eye area, and does not leave any sense of greasiness or heaviness on the skin.
Central to La Prairie’s Skin Caviar skincare line, caviar contains beneficial fatty acids, in particular, omega-3 and omega-6, lecithin and phospholipids, which all help to maintain a healthy skin barrier and plumps up the skin. It is also packed with lysine, vitamins and minerals that have nourishing and revitalizing effects on the skin. In addition, caviar helps to heal and prevent cellular inflammation and works alongside skin’s natural processes, stimulating collagen production and minimizing surface wrinkles.
In addition to caviar though, this La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex contains algae extract which soothes and hydrates the skin, and provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The antioxidant property is supplemented by Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Horsetail Extract, and Apple Fruit Extract.
I was surprised to find myself loving this La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex as much as I do because this came right after La Mer’s The Lifting Eye Serum which I had raved about here. Similar to La Mer, the lifting effect of La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex was clearly evident to me upon my first use. What makes this one even better, is that it keeps the skin around my eyes nicely moisturized to the extent that I didn’t feel the need for a separate eye cream even at night! It tones up the eye contour nicely, giving a much better defined crease, and also helps my eye makeup glide on smoother. The only thing I can’t speak for is the claim that it helps to smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines, but I don’t expect any eye care product to do that except those that are heavy on silicons, and thankfully La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is not one of those!
Priced at SGD260 for 15ml, La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is certainly on the luxury end of the market. Having said that, it is comparatively cheaper than some others in its class, and reasonably more accessible on a price per gram basis than some of the other La Prairie offerings. Of course, I’m saying all these with a huge dose of justification, because it is still a massive amount of money to drop on a tiny bottle. But it is hopefully, an investment that will stand the test of time!
This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.