There is something intrinsically attractive about a woman who is at peace with herself. It is for that same reason that we find comfort and beauty in nature. Artists throughout time have tried to replicate the harmony that comes about when all elements are perfectly aligned to reveal a refinement that surpasses attractiveness. It was with this in mind that La Prairie sought to create its next innovation to capture the harmony that is most often seen in the fleetingness of youth.
A firm foundation with La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait
In order to appreciate the balance of facial youthfulness, it’s important to understand its basis. The architecture of our skin is composed of horizontal and vertical elements that keep our complexion firm and healthy. However, it is the vertical elements—the ligaments—that form a flexible yet strong network throughout our hypodermis. They are essential to the structural stability of the skin and anchor it to its foundation. As we age, the ligaments weaken and our complexion starts to feel the effect of gravity, leading to sagging, a loss of firmness and contours, and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Appreciating the importance of protecting the form and function of these vertical elements, La Prairie’s scientists collaborated with a Swiss bioanalytical laboratory to identify and quantify components of skin ligaments and learn how to reverse the effects of time. The result of this partnership and 35 years of Caviar Science is the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait.
The key ingredient in this next-generation serum is Caviar Infinite, a blend of proprietary caviar ingredients augmented with a specific high-efficacy active, designed to strengthen and redensify skin to visibly lift and firm the complexion and rejuvenate facial contours. Formulated with a smart micro-fluidic technology, the beads in the Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait melt into the surrounding gel upon application. The pipette dispenses the exact dose needed onto the palm of your hand. The delicate serum is easily absorbed and gives an immediate skin tightening effect while leaving behind a satin-smooth finish. Used consistently, you’ll notice that facial contours appear resculpted, volume feels regained and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.
For best results, try the Skin Caviar Ritual. It starts with toning and priming a cleansed complexion with the Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion, followed by the Harmony L’Extrait. As a finishing touch, complement the serum’s resculpting benefits with the lifting and firming action of the Liquid Lift and Luxe Cream to elevate your anti-ageing beauty regime.
The marriage of beauty and art
It is no secret that the founder of Clinique La Prairie, Dr Paul Niehans, was a lover of art and felt a deep kinship with artists. Continuing in its founder’s legacy, each new product carries with it a commitment to art and beauty, from the elegant vessel it is housed in to the sensual scent that envelops you as you apply the product.
La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait was inspired by Bauhaus, a German art school which operated in the early 20th century and was famous for its approach to design, which strove to combine aesthetics with function. Similarly, the bottle that houses the Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait combines form and function; the cobalt glass vial encapsulates the potent formula while its reflection creates an impression of harmony. Beyond its products, the Swiss house also forges new relationships with the art world by supporting and collaborating with art fairs, cultural institutions, established artists and emerging talents.
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Its latest foray into Bauhaus is empowering a new generation of women artists like Sabine Marcelis, whom La Prairie has commissioned to mentor five emerging female talents from the world’s most prestigious art schools to interpret the notion of harmony into visual artworks.
These young creatives parallel the remarkable female artists of Bauhaus who overcame societal norms to advance the movement for other women. In a celebration of this legacy, they came together in a year-long collaborative programme called The Pursuit of Harmony, a concept that is intrinsic to the School of Bauhaus. Their unique digital works will be presented in a virtual exhibition hosted on La Prairie’s website.
Through this endeavour, the house offers women artists a platform upon which they can express their vision for abetter and more equitable tomorrow.
Unlock the powers of La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait at a Caviar Lab exhibition, held at Level 1 in ION Orchard, showcasing its innovation journey from 29 August to 5 September. Available at flagship boutique, ION Orchard #B1-15A or visit La Prairie counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya Department Store and Metro Paragon.