La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Hello everyone!

Few weeks ago, we were invited to attend La Prairie Event for their latest products Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. I was in Singapore during that week therefore I was able to attend event with Meryl for the first time.  La Prairie is one of the skincare brand which I wanted to try when I have a chance. Thanks La Prairie for the beautiful and organized event and surely for inviting us!

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To find more about the products, below is the information from La Prairie!

Thanks for reading! By: Monica

Miles high in the Swiss Alps, in a world of sheer ice crystals, beauty transcends time.   Here, two seemingly fragile plants and one tiny algae learned to survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth for plant life, developing strategies to outwit the environment, protect their own DNA and flourish.  It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage and legacy deeply rooted in Switzerland for over three decades, harnessed the extreme-survivalist secrets of those Swiss extremophile plants and algae into one extraordinary, patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex.  This Complex transfers the strength of survivor plants and algae to the skin, allowing it to become more resilient, acclimating seamlessly to the daily extremes of life.

After all, you’ve learned to adapt to life’s stress, but what about your skin?  What your skin needs in order to counteract an accelerated pace of aging is to fortify itself and become more resilient against what ages us the most – climate extremes, pollution, constant travel, lack of sleep, anxiety.  With the introduction of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, featuring the patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, your skin becomes more resilient and renewed so you can look younger, longer and is ready to tackle any and all elements that age skin.  This is extreme skincare at its best – incorporating the some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets of nature into scientifically-sound skincare.

How it all began…the journey for Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal…

Research and development for la prairie extends beyond the laboratories and into the field, from the top of the mountains to the ends of the earth.  For the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal launch, inspiration – and key ingredients – came from the Swiss Alps, an area Dr. Daniel Stangl, la prairie’s Director of Innovation and an active mountaineer, is extremely familiar with.  Pursuing his passion for research on life in extreme environments, Dr. Stangl’s studies led him and the R&D team to the discovery of a tiny plant identified as Saxifraga Oppositifolia, or Purple Saxifrage, growing just below the summit of the ice-covered Dom, one of the highest mountains in Switzerland.  Dr. Stangl hypothesized that the plant must have extremely protective cellular mechanisms to survive and thrive in what is recognized by botanists as the coldest place on earth where a flowering plant has ever been found, which could translate to skincare benefits. 

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Inspired and intrigued by that idea, the R&D team began a deeper exploration of plants and algae living and prospering in an extreme world of ice and snow for a project they deemed “Swiss Ice Crystal Plants.”  They soon found another tiny and fragile extremophile plant called Soldanella Alpina – this one flourishing on the lower slopes of mountains in the central parts of Switzerland, up to 3000 meters above sea level.  Soldanella Alpina is dormant through a prolonged winter “ice age,” earning its nickname ‘sleeping beauty,’ but in early spring, the water trickling through cracks in the frozen snow above rouses the root and causes the plant to germinate.  A small bud begins to open, and using the fuel stored up in the leaves, Soldanella Alpina melts a place for itself to grown under the snow or ice.  As the bell-shaped flower grows up toward the light, it continues to melt the snow until it emerges into the fresh air.

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The evolution…from the mountains to the lab…

As they continued the quest for ageless beauty and unearth additional benefits found among the leaves, stems and flowers of these extremophile plants, la prairie’s R&D team partnered with a Swiss nursery specializing in high Alpine plants.  Nestled within this nursery among specific soil and climate conditions, Purple Saxifrage and Soldanella Alpina grow in a sustainable way.  Both plants are harvested only once a year, in June, after their short flowering season, through a laborious process where every single plant is cut by hand, carefully purified from soil and dried for further processing and extraction of precious components.

The R&D team at la prairie then added a third ingredient proven to be a survivor among harsh conditions: Swiss Snow Algae, a potent anti-aging powerhouse that was first utilized in la prairie’s Cellular Power Collection.  A true pioneer of living in snow and ice, Swiss Snow Algae build tiny microcrystals of red pigments that protect against extreme UV and visible light in high altitudes. During the winter, Swiss Snow Algae rest in the form of red spores beneath the snow blanket. In spring, the resting spores germinate and release smaller green flagellate cells which travel towards the surface of the snow to proliferate, leading to the phenomenon of a crimson blanket on the snow’s surface, seen in summer.  La prairie sustainably grows Swiss Snow Algae in bio-fermenters, harvesting the red form of the algae after the UV induction.  Combined with extracts of Purple Saxifrage and Soldanella Alpina, Swiss Snow Algae completes the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex trifecta.

Upon finalizing the patent-pending Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, the la prairie R&D team knew they had created a true triple threat against aging.  After all, the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex helps your skin adjust to skin-aging stressors and support cell renewal, day after day.  To make certain that what the plants are doing for themselves, the complex will do for our skin cells, Dr. Stangl and his team employed cutting-edge genetic, molecular and cell biology methods to demonstrate the unique protective and anti-aging benefits of the complex for the skin.

The outcome…a new age of timeless beauty…

With Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, skin has the strength it needs to acclimate to life’s stresses – increased hydration and resilience – in two incredibly textured treatment products.

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As Dr. Daniel Stangl states, “I’ve been with the brand since 1993 – through 20 years of ground breaking, innovative launches – and the new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal products are among the most exciting products we’ve developed.  To be able to capture the youth-protecting properties and adaptive nature of the three survivalist plants – deemed the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex – and combine those with revolutionary technologies of modern skincare is exceptional.  In essence, the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex helps skin outwit daily aging assaults from the environment – an incredible achievement.”

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Says Lynne Florio, Global Brand President for la prairie, “When it comes to the development of new products for la prairie, no cost is spared, no research left undone, no frontier is left unexplored in our quest for agelessness.  Our clients pay a premium for the best in their skincare, and they expect the highest level of performance.  We aim to exceed their expectations, and I am confident we have done so with the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal duo.”

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*NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2014*

CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM

AGE DELAYING, LAVISHLY HYDRATING

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream offers a nourishing daily moisturizer with extreme benefits, helping the skin adapt to a world of extremes:  stress, environment and aging.  The modern formulation – an oil-in-water gel-cream – feels rich but immediately penetrates and turns skin to silk as it revitalizes the complexion and works to fortify your skin’s resilience to life’s increasing aging assaults.  The result is an ageless appearance.C_SIC_C_hero

Formulated with the best that science and nature have to offer, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream features the youth-preserving Swiss Ice Crystal Complex (comprised of Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Soldanella Alpina and Swiss Snow Algae), which fortifies your skin’s resistance and adaptability to a world of daily skin aging extremes.  In addition, it contains the anti-aging powers of Tissue Guidance Matrix and two plant cell extracts based on stem cell technology to assist with skin renewal, Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize and photo-reflecting agents to help skin glisten.

As Dr. Stangl says, “With Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, we’ve created a deeply moisturizing, age-delaying cream that excels at fortifying your skin’s resilience to life’s daily aging assaults.”

Fortify, hydrate and renew skin with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream.

 

How to apply:

  • Smooth over face and neck after cleansing and toning.
  • For enhanced moisturization and barrier protection, blend a drop or two of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream.
  • May be used over a serum.
  • May be used AM and PM.

 

Bonus: Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream is also an excellent “recovery cream” for stressed skin (a result of dermatological procedures, change in climate or excess traveling).

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Product description:

Packaging:                                         A clear Lucite outer shell designed with an ice crystal effect, paired with shiny silver cap

Size:                                                      50 ml / 1.7 FL OZ.

On Counter Date:                            February 2014

Price:                                                    SGD 500

 

*NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2014*

CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL

WHISPER LIGHT, LUXURIOUSLY NURTURING

Seeking clearer, smoother, hydrated, nurtured skin?  Turn to Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, a hydrating, nurturing dry oil that becomes one with your skin upon application.   Containing a precious blend of pure oils and age-delaying extracts – nature’s answers to youth and beauty – as well as new Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, the sheer, weightless dry oil strengthens and fortifies your skin to prevent moisture loss and keep skin supple, emitting a non-oily, natural, healthy glow.

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While the benefits of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil are plentiful, the most obvious is hydration, as oils help create a seal which locks in moisture on skin.  In addition, the youth-preserving Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, which embodies the intense survival capability of extremophile plants and algae capable of withstanding the harshest environment on earth for plant life – namely Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Soldanella Alpina and Swiss Snow Algae – helps to provide potent anti-oxidant protection.

Fortify, restore and nurture skin with Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil.

As Dr. Stangl declares, “A drop of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil each day is the remedy to your complexion issues.  It’s incredibly effective in strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier while also soothing and nurturing skin.”

 

How to apply:

  • May be used AM and PM.
  • May be used alone or used in combination with another moisturizer to dramatically nurture and strengthen your skin’s resilience to rapid aging factors.
  • For current serum users who also desire incorporating Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil into their existing skincare regimen, apply your preferred serum first to clean skin.  Follow with a blend of 1-2 drops of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil mixed in with moisturizer of choice; smooth mixture over face, neck and décolleté.

 

Bonus: Science has proven that lightweight oils moisturize the skin really well, putting to rest outdated fears related to using oils on the skin.

 

Another surprising benefit is that a dry oil product can help every moisturizer work better.  After all, humectants in creams draw water into your skin.  Oils hold water in, so if you use both at the same time, you get the most hydration.

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Product description:

Packaging:                                         A clear Lucite outer shell designed with an ice crystal effect, paired with shiny silver cap

Size:                                                      30 ml / 1 OZ.

On Counter Date:                            February 2014

Price:                                                    SGD 500

 

Disclaimer: the pictures and information in this post is taken from La Prairie Press Release kit.

My First Post of “What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” – November Edition

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Hello everyone!

It’s my first ”What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” post ever. I am so excited to write this post as these products are the ones I use regularly for my touch ups. I hope I would be able to post this regularly once every 2 months or so. So here are the products I currently have on my make up bag:

  • NARS Fairy’s Kiss Palette: This is the palette that I currently have on my make up bag. It has 6 versatile shades to be used for my day/night look. I did a review of this palette on my previous post. You may read the review HERE
  • Chanel Compact Mirror which I received from a friend. I am really glad that she gave me this mirror, I love how beautiful the red color is.
  • Urban Decay Naked FLUSHED palette: This is a genius palette which I love a lot. It is a complete three in one palette consisting of bronzer, blush and highlighter. The shade can be used nicely on people with either dark or light skin tone. I have done a detailed review HERE
  • YSL Touche Eclat: This is a must have product on my make up pouch. I use this product to highlight my browbone and as a corrector. Believe it or not, I have never changed this product from my make up bag for more than a year as I find this product is very useful as a touch up tool.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte powder: This is a relatively new product that I tried recently. So far this powder has works pretty well on me. It helps to control the oil in my T-zone area. I must admit that this powder is not the best powder I’ve tried but considering the price I paid, I am happy to repurchase this again.
  • Maybelline Rocket Mascara: This mascara is my current favorite mascara. It helps to lengthen my eyelash and at the same time it makes my lashes looks thicker. I have a short and rather droopy mascara and there are only few mascara that works for me. Maybelline Rocket mascara stays for the whole day for me without smudging. Moreover, cleaning this mascara is so easy! Warm water is all you need to clean all the mascara on the lashes.
  • Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush: I love the softness of this brush. The hair are dense and this brush can be used as a blush brush, bronzer brush and even powder brush. It’s a perfect brush to be kept in my make up pouch. I have reviewed the product previously, you may read it HERE
  • YSL Glossy Stain in 101 Reckless Pink: What I love about YSL Glossy stain is the texture. The shade stays on for a long time (4-5 hours at least) and the I love the shine this lipstain has. I specially love shade “reckless pink” as it looks natural on my lip but the shine it has adds something more to my look. I have reviewed & swatched YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes on one of my blogpost HERE
  • Chanel Rouge Allure in 88 Evanescente: This is a natural pinkish nude lipstick. I always rotate my nude lipstick shade every two weeks or every month. This is to make sure that all my nude lipsticks are well loved :p
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: hands down! This has got to be my all time fave liquid eyeliner. It has never fail to stay on my lid for the whole day without smudging. The brush size is nicely designed; it’s not too long and not too pointy, the size is just nice to apply line along my lash line. This eyeliner retails at SGD 20-25 (I can’t remember the exact price) at major drugstore in Singapore.
  • Last but not least, is a Chloe perfume miniature. This is one of my fave perfume and it’s always a pleasure to add a bit of smell after a long day at work.

 

Wah I just realized that I have quite a lot of things on my make up pouch ;) Some of my friends have commented that I have so many things on my make up bag; however I enjoy bringing these make up on my bag. It’s a pleasure to do a touch up during lunch break or after work before dinner.

I’ll try to rotate the products in my make up bag and I hope that I’ll be able to write on this topic on a regular basis :)

 

 

Share with me on what you have on your make up bag, please :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

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