To celebrate 30 years of La Praire's expertise in Skin Caviar, I decided to make a special post for their Skin Caviar. Skin Caviar is the very first product that was developed in their signature Skin Caviar collection, which simultaneously shows its own heritage to be a part of luxury skincare in the front line of their other competitors. And I do appreciate how the company doesn't discontinue the mother product of their iconic line :). Skin Caviar comes in a jar with a set of cotton gauze and special spatula rather looking more like a tea spoon as the treatment comes in small capsules which looks like actual caviar.
To apply, you basically put one scoop into the cotton gauze and hold it tight so nothing will fall off, or it’s gonna be a mess and waste. Once you are done, what you will see inside the cotton gauze will be just empty crushed capsules. If you find this procedure very complicated and messy (although it shouldn't be), you can try Skin Caviar Liquid Lift instead. I still find Skin Caviar to be more effective though for those people with dry skin due to its dewy finish.
It doesn’t deeply hydrating skin, but it still beautifies and preps skin with an instant dewy glow. It’s light in texture, but it gives that oil serum effect without any typical oil veil feel. As it creates a smooth surface upon application, I’ve always found Skin Caviar to be a great primer for glowing make-up. It’s still an over-the-counter product, so it cannot bring an injectable botox-like effect, however, I’ve seen a firming/light lifting effect when it’s used together with other Skin Caviar products consistently in my daily skincare regime. In terms of hydration, it isn’t nowhere as long-lasting or2 intense compared to their Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre, but it still provides better hydration than their Skin Caviar Liquid Lift.
Regardless, it still makes a great make-up canvas for those with normal to dry skin, particularly if you have found oils too sticky and serums not hydrating enough under the foundations and tinted moisturisers. You can then follow with your moisturiser on top. Despite the nature of the Skin Caviar line whose focus is primarily on firming and lifting, I would say that Skin Caviar might be a better fit for those looking for a firming treatment for specifically those with normal to dry skin without any dehydration. Although it’s always best if you use a skincare product on a daily basis, it’s actually okay to be more flexible with Skin Caviar if you are already on another skincare routine. You can use it as a treatment for special events or occasions, and if you decide to use it this way, then I suggest you to pair it with a firming/lifting treatment like Roloxin Lift Gold Mask to give more oomph to skin. I have been on the regime this Summer as my skin wasn’t typically feeling dehydrated, but I just needed more protection from the air conditioner, so I would just use the Roloxin Lift Gold Mask right before using Skin Caviar on my face before applying make-up.
If you, by any chance, consider purchasing Skin Caviar purely because it’s relatively priced lower than other La Prairie caviar serums, then you should think twice. As I just explained, you need at least one scoop depending on the area you want to cover, so it can turn out to be more expensive depending on the frequency and the amount that you decide to use. Other than that, it's convenient when traveling as an all-in-one treatment, and it's also great for maintenance.
Where to buy
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
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