The caviar we know (and love) is much more than a luxurious delicacy we have with our champagne. As unlikely as it may seem, caviar is also a renowned gem in the world of skincare.
No, we are not lathering little fish eggs on our face. Rather, caviar in skincare is incorporated as a powerful extract that is full of nutrients, omega fatty acids and protective antioxidants that boost hydration and improve wrinkles as a result.
Benefits of caviar extract
Caviar extract is a highly effective emollient, thanks to the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in its content. These fatty acids serve to lock in moisture, thus improving hydration and plumping the skin, resulting in a better skin texture.
As a result, caviar extract decreases the appearance of dryness and flaking, and will give you a beautiful and radiant glow instead.
Caviar extract is suitable for sensitive and easily irritated skin. This is because omega-3, and ceramides in general, are anti-inflammatory ingredients that play a great part in improving eczema, atopic dermatitis or redness. Ceramides lock in moisture and act as a protective barrier that allows the skin to heal and build resilience.
Above all, caviar extract’s most noteworthy benefit is its anti-aging properties. Caviar extract is a powerful ingredient in quality anti-aging skincare. Not only does it improve overall texture with its nutrients, it also protects the skin against dangerous UVA and UVB rays with its antioxidants.
This helps to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are important proteins that are in charge of improving skin elasticity and minimising the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
On the contrary, caviar extract would enhance collagen levels as it helps collagen and ceramide production in derm cells, allowing it to deeply hydrate, firm and lift the skin.
The caveats to caviar
It is important to note, however, that caviar is a fish-based product. Therefore it is not suitable for those who have fish or shellfish allergy. It is very likely that you might develop an allergic reaction when using caviar extract products.
Caviar extract is also unsuitable for oily or acne-prone skin. Since caviar extract is highly moisturising and hydrating (due to high content of oil and protein), it might leave a greasy and hard-to-absorb residue if used on oily skin.
Using caviar extract
Due to its heavy moisturising properties, it is best to use caviar extract as a part of your nighttime skincare routine. This is to avoid unwanted residue and oily appearance when used throughout the day.
Caviar extract skincare works wonders on its own, or with fellow antioxidant-rich products. It also works best when layered on top of retinol products. This would ensure the nutrients are absorbed well, and would maximise both products’ anti-aging benefits and firming-lifting effects.
Caviar extract skincare & treatments
La Prairie has been at the forefront of caviar extract skincare for decades with its innovative technology and revolutionary formula.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
A true symbol of luxury skincare, La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is a hydrating and firming moisturiser that is suitable for everyday use. The cream improves skin elasticity and tone, leaving the skin exceptionally soft and supple after each use.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift
La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is essentially a gravity-defying serum that lifts, firms and provides a lifted appearance over the long term. The serum rejuvenates, nourishes and protects new and existing skin cells, leaving the appearance of firmness and elasticity.
This luxurious facial utilises La Prairie’s Caviar products to provide rich hydration, essential nutrients and nourishment for your skin. The treatment enhances firmness, tone and texture to generate a firm and youthful appearance.
The 90-minute facial is infused with the added benefit of La Prairie’s Golden Caviar Extract, promoting a more even skin tone as it firms, illuminates and hydrates the skin.