Like La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare that I've reviewed previously, their Cellular Serum Platinum Rare has been one of my staple products in my bathroom cabinet. I know it's such an extravagant choice for skincare maintenance, but it isn't that easy for me to simply quit just like that as I've basically grown up with La Prairie Cellular Platinum Rare line for almost a decade. Considering the fact that La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare was my very first serum that I've started dedicating myself to, I feel comfortable using the serum because I know that I don't need to worry about my skin breaking out. I'm not saying that it prevents breakouts, but it's more like my skin's used to it and my skin feels comfortable with it. Essentially, La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare has become the Home Alone film series for me that I would never get bored of by watching over and over again every year, and rather choose to watch them on Christmas even though there are many other alternatives (perhaps even better) to enjoy and have fun. Anyway, for similar reasons, my grandmother and mother have also been using the serum ever since the launch.
Scent & Consistency
However, it doesn't feel that rich compared to their Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold or Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre. Although Cellular Serum Platinum Rare spreads smooth, I've noticed that I go through the bottle faster than those two other serums as the Platinum Rare serum absorbs relatively quicker than them.
As you can expect from all other La Prairie serums, the serum has a glowy finish without feeling too matte or too oily. There's a good balance that comforts skin just right although my skin still needs an extra hydration boost in Winter. On top of the born-to-glow finish, the serum also has illuminating particles that reflects the light, which creates an impeccable almost perfect skin naturally and instantly although it isn't as highly advertised and priced as their most recent launch La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir (treatment concentrate for nighttime). Regardless, if you pair the serum with their Cellular Cream Platinum Rare
Ultra mega naturally born-prestigious skin :3.
Warning: it's very addictive (wallet depleted*).
Anti-Wrinkle / Tightening
- Platinum peptide complex: platinum particles bonded to acetyl tetrapeptide-17, protect the peptide from destructive enzymes in the skin, allowing superior anti-wrinkle activity and firming
- 3-dimensional sugar polymer acts as a tensing agent, holding skin firmly in place for an immediate and noticeable firming and line-smoothing effect
- Stimulating peptide mimics body’s collagen production, diminishing the appearance of all types of wrinkles and smoothing the skin
- Centella asiatica plant extract helps regenerate skin
- Skin brightening complex builds a system within skin to control the appearance of discolouration
- Watercress extract and zinc inhibit production of melanin
- Ferment of algae and white lupin plant extract contribute to even-toned skin
- Kombuchka mushroom improves skin’s brightness and clarity
- Resveratrol neutralizes free radicals
Let's be straightforward, Cellular Serum Platinum Rare gives youthful looking, and brightens with a beautiful glow to skin instantly upon application. There's no joke about it. I wouldn't say that it's that corrective overall, which is quite sad for such a high price point. However, we all know that it's still a topical skincare product, which you can't expect the exact same result that you could get from the dermatologist's.
Although the company basically says the Cellular Platinum Rare collection does it all pretty much, my family including myself wouldn't say that the range has a great anti-wrinkle/tightening effect clearly by looking at their face. It isn't an injectable, so it won't stop your skin from aging completely. I'm sorry if I disappointed you just now, but this is why I run this website, hey :).
One thing is certain though, the serum does help with graceful and beautiful skin aging. Looking at my mother's dermatologist/in-office procedure-free skin, it has been working well on her skin. She doesn't have any unnecessary fine wrinkles or pigmentations, but mostly her expression lines and some hormonal age spots here and there. And her skin is quite firm and thick for her age (post-menopause & nearly 60 y/o), which often surprises aestheticians when I take her to the spa. That's a positive result after all, right? :)
As I've mentioned briefly, those lavish Cellular Platinum Rare products after all seem to have a limit with correcting existing sun/age spots even when used together. The same goes for wrinkles and lifting. Meaning, you may not enjoy Cellular Serum Platinum Rare much if you are considering the product as an alternative to a medical procedure. If you have rather dry/dehydrated skin though, you might like their Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre or Cellular Hydrating Serum better. Just like I've said in Cellular Cream Platinum Rare post, I wouldn't say that Cellular Serum Platinum Rare is a must-have amongst all other La Prairie products mainly because of its eye-watering price, but I cannot deny the fact that the serum works :).
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
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- Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Longevity Concentrate
- Sisley Supremÿa at Night/ Supremÿa la nuit
- La Mer Genaissance de La Mer The Serum Essence
- La Prairie Skin Caviar Moisturisers (Luxe Cream/ Luxe Cream Sheer/ Firming Complex)