La Prairie was the first luxury cosmetic brand to enrich skincare with caviar extract more than 30 years ago. In 2012, La Prairie launched Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, a serum that paid tribute to the iconic caviar beads of the Skin Caviar Collection.
The new Skin Caviar Liquid Lift merges La Prairie’s two advanced caviar ingredients in a serum. Caviar Premier features a mix of biomolecules, including lipids, proteins, peptides, DNA, carbohydrates and their building blocks, such as amino acids, nucleotides and sugars. These are blended with La Prairie’s biomimetic Caviar Peptide that has been designed based on the amino acid sequence of a specific caviar protein. La Prairie’s scientists have also developed Caviar Absolute, a highly concentrated form of caviar which is obtained using an extraction process to isolate the two most abundant ingredients in caviar – caviar oils and caviar proteins.
The formula is further enhanced with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which gives energy back to the skin.
To source a unique Swiss caviar in the Swiss Alps, La Prairie has entered into a collaboration with a specialized Swiss artisanal cultivator. The short distance between the sturgeon habitat and La Prairie’s Swiss laboratories in which the ingredient transformation process takes place guarantees an optimal quality of caviar ingredients
Housed in two separate chambers, the caviar beads and milky emulsion are freshly blended with a press of the activation button for a seamless transformation. The chrome pump diffuses the perfect dose of the serum. Over time with continued use, skin appears lifted and firmed and elasticity is enhanced. Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced for a more harmonious look.
96 SPHERES, A SCULPTURAL ART PIECE BY CYRIL LANCELIN
French artist Cyril Lancelin has created an immersive installation that plays with an accumulation of metal gold spheres inspired by the aesthetics of La Prairie’s signature caviar bead: simple and pure in shape as an evocation of beauty. With the repetition of the spheres, the artist duplicates the unit of measure of space and time, giving the piece a sense of temporality. Aligned in stacks, the spheres appear to emerge from the floor in an ascension, defying gravity.
Cyril Lancin describes his commission for La Prairie as follows: “The sphere evokes perfection and purity. It is also, of course, the form of the globe on which we live. This form transcribes for me a communion between nature and technology.”
The installation 96 Spheres is made of 14 columns of golden steel spheres. Viewers can enter the installation and experience it kinetically. In the reflections of the golden pillars, the viewer is central without playing the principal role.
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Photos: Courtesy of La Prairie and Tony Ward