I have been road testing this mini gem from La Prairie recently only to discover I am addicted to the atrociously expensive product. Yes I said it - I love it unconditionally but it is pricey and that's a fact that none of us can change or bargain for. It's La Prairie so what do you expect? They have spent years building a reputation for their skincare and believe you me - it works. Of course I won't be rushing to my nearest counter to grab a dinky back-up when I run out (as much as I wish I could!), I will be cherishing every last bit of this gem and analysing thoroughly the results it delivers.
It's been a good few weeks of me using this I believe and so far, brilliant is all I can say. It's a thin, liquidy serum and you wouldn't expect it to be hydrating. You know how eye serums and gels are, once on the skin, poof they vanish in thin air and you have to top up those parched crows feet with a thick, hydrating emulsion. Nope, not the case with this baby.
It leaves under eye skin looking radiant and feeling healthy and 'strong' if that makes any sense. My under eye area in particular is very delicate so I feel I could be less careful with it once this went on and cushioned it in it's protective bubble formed of amino acids, vitamins and not to the forget the uber popular - caviar extract!
It works very subtly, gradually but surely at tightening and smoothing the skin. If you're constantly obsessing over saggy eye lids, crows feet or fine lines under the eyes, this is a much less scary (and affordable) option to an eye lift. Apparently Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie have been die hard fans of this cult-favourite. You can also see best results when topped up with a La Prairie Eye Cream but I'll leave that extravaganza for when I'm slightly older. If you however have the cash to splurge, it's well worth it is what I can say.
When presented with a bag full of cash and left unleashed in the Selfridges beauty hall, I'd definitely get me some skincare from La Prairie and not similarly priced Estee Lauder or Lancome. I feel they are all about branding and advertisements and less product. Just chatting for a while with the ladies working for La Prairie is enough to make me believe they genuinely understand skin and are passionate about the products. I will be dragging my mum to the counter very soon after a scary little talk about how her wrinkles are showing through.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Complex is available for £88/15ml here.
p.s. If you're a fan of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, they have an affordable 30ml version available for a limited amount of time at Selfridges. You can sample it from their counter or get it from Selfridges online. It has a lot of potential to be a luxe Christmas present for someone very, very special.