It’s always exciting to try out a new product. But I’d have to admit that putting the La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire to the test was quite daunting. I’ve tried many a product before, but nothing with a price tag of USD725. I understand the psychology that when presented with something that’s more expensive, we think that it’s a good choice, that it must be effective. So of course, I didn’t want to be hounded by that thought while testing it out.
It promises to lighten the appearance of age spots; improve the appearance of dull, discoloured skin; aid in evening out the complexion; leave the skin feeling firmer; refine the skin’s texture, and moisturise and smoothen the skin. So I tested it out for a couple of months, and here are my thoughts.
Packaging, appearance, texture
The La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is a sight to behold on any vanity. It’s housed in an ornate ivory glass bottle with silver detailing on the lid, the bottom and right below the cap, which appears to be a nod to little bits of illuminating caviar. Once you open the lid, you’ll find a button that helps dispense just the right amount of product for one use. And — surprise! — there’s a mirror, too.
The product itself — which is infused with Lumidose, the molecule of light — is a luxurious cream that goes on like velvet on the skin. And, like other luxury products, this one has a fragrance that evokes a feeling of indulgence.