Today, we shall be ladies of leisure. We shall speak in hushed ladylike tones and dress in lovely day frocks, pearls and sip tea in the garden as ladies do, as I unveil to you the La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare.
We’ll get the butler to use white kid gloves to handle the precious creams and serums after he pours our Earl Grey tea. Not only is the serum made from one of the most expensive metals in the world, the serum costs RM2,700 – that is not a typo. No, don’t gawk – its not ladylike 😉
La Prairie is at the pinnacle of luxury skincare. A basic cream starts from RM700 so most of us might have only peeped at the counters and scurried along. I know I do. Yet those I met who have used the products swear by it. There must be something there.
The Cellular Platinum Serum Rare is the followup to last year’s iconic launch of the Cellular Cream Platinum Rare. Like all serums, it is a concentrated formula of the best of colloidal Platinum extract and works to maintain the skin’s electrical balance, has anti aging benefits and importantly, seals in moisture and brightens skin with powerful anti oxidants.
An editor of a publication (I forget which) told me after the media launch that she found the La Prairie Platinum cream a lifesaver when she flies because the airplane air is so dry and sometimes, the skin can go crazy from climate changes from country to country. Even SHE was treasuring her sample.
So, wanna know how a RM2,700 serum feels on the skin? I’ll tell you
La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare
The La Prairie Platinum Serum comes in a dropper style bottle, as all magical elixirs do. All you need is one drop or two of this silvery grey liquid. Smooth it between your fingers and apply on your skin, lightly patting it in.
Almost instantly, my skin feels more taut. I seriously kid you not. You really have to try it to believe it. I was sceptical when they told me I would feel it immediately, but I did. The skin feels tighter like I just had a facial tuck (not that I know how that feels 😛 ) and it feels lovely and smooth. I would love to apply more, but 1-2 drops just about does it. It feels like it delivers and seals in the moisture in the skin.
La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare
You can follow up with regular moisturizer or better yet, layer it with the La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare. The pewter grey cream too needs only very little. You know, I’m almost afraid to use it most days. You use very little and it is not very rich to my surprise. It was very light in texture and lovely on the skin.
The extract of colloidal platinum is supposed to help skin retain moisture, and help skin tighten up. I can attest to both. I cannot tell you if the platinum is truly beneficial for your skin or if everything claimed by La Prairie is true. All I can tell you is that the sample serum and cream feels amazing on my skin.
I just can’t afford either right now so I’m hoarding my samples like crazy!
Now sip up your tea, pinky finger extended.
“Lovely weather we’re having for this time of year!” 😉
La Prairie Platinum Serum retails at RM2,700/30ml at all La Prairie counters from May 2010. La Prairie Platinum cream retails at RM2,700/30ml and about RM5,000/50ml