la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection Reviews

Now that I’ve hit the big 3, anti-aging has become a MUCH bigger part in my regimen and thanks to the latest la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection, I might have found the perfect combo to keep me looking 25 foreverrrrrr :)

la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection Reviews

Inspired by 3 precious plants that managed to survive the harshest winters in the Swiss Alps, the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection was created with a Swiss Ice Crystal Complex to help skin become more resilient to the daily extremes of life, such as stress, anxiety, pollution, lack of sleep and travel, and thus slow down the process of aging.

* Soldanella Alpina — stores energy to melt a place in the snow and ice to grow and blossom
* Swiss Snow Algae — hibernates and regenerates through the frigid winter, then reveals itself as a crimson blanket as the snow begins to melt
* Purple Saxifrage (aka Saxifraga oppositifolia) — cocoons itself with ice crystals as the temperature drops to protect its buds against harsh environmental conditions

The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream is a light-infused cream that claims to fortify skin’s resistance to daily skin-aging stress, hydrate and prevent water loss while renewing and firming to minimize the look of wrinkles. It can be used in the AM and PM after cleansing and toning, on the face, neck and décolleté.

The cream sunk in right away and felt lavishly moisturizing yet so weightless. The glow and softness I saw the following morning was nothing I had ever experienced. And in just a few days, my parched winter skin became much smoother and supple and that tightness around my forehead went away completely as well.

la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream Review

The other star in the collection, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, is a sheer, moisture-binding treatment made from various rare and pure oils in the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex. Packaged in a bottle with a glass dropper, it promises to nurture, calm, soothe, protect and restore skin’s natural lipid barrier function to prevent moisture loss. You can use it alone, over serum or even mix with the cream or any other moisturizer to enhance hydration.

The dry oil added an instant glow to my skin without feeling or looking the slightest greasy. And contrary to what you would expect, it did not clog my pores or make me break out at all.

la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal dry oil Review

Overall, the duo worked beautifully together and on their own. Can’t wait to splurge on the full sizes once my samples run out!

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 survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth, developing strategies to outwit the environment. It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage deeply rooted in Switzerland, harnessed these extreme-survivalist secrets into the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. The discovery combines some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by laboratories la prairie via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of laboratories la prairie.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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