Friday, June 6, 2014

La Prairie: Advanced Marine Biology Collection

While perusing the site, I came across Celine Cousteau, Special Ambassador for La Prairie ( the multi-media documentarian, socio-environmental advocate and daughter of the late, great Jacques Cousteau) and her partnership with the brand as it uses marine biology to create sustainable products that both benefit the skin and preserve the environment. The main ingredients in the line are derived from sustainable aquaculture technology. I was fascinated by the ingredients as well as their beneficial qualities for your skin.

With the expansion of its Advanced Marine Biology Collection, La Prairie charts a lifestyle approach to keeping your skin looking as young as possible as long as possible. 

The Collection is designed for the active man and woman seeking aging-preventive eco-skincare without a loss in luxury. They’re on the lookout for skincare products that are multi-tasking and high performance.

Prevention is at the heart of the five products that comprise the Collection, formulated to use as soon as – or even before – those first signs of aging skin begin to appear. They call on the powerful anti-oxidant properties of algae, combined with intense structural hydration, to effectively stave off the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and preserve the skin’s youthful appearance.

The Advanced Marine Biology Collection harnesses the protective powers of the sea via advanced aquaculture technology. This scientifically controlled land-based cultivation of algae, kelp and other plants native to the sea allows La Prairie to reap the benefits of marine
botanicals without depleting nature’s resources. The Advanced Marine Biology Collection not only places an emphasis on preventative skincare but also on the importance of marine preservation.

Rounding out the potent formulas in the Collection is La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex, which bolsters the skin’s natural renewal process and encourages its optimal functioning.

Advanced Marine Biology Foaming Mousse Cleanser addresses that vital first step in achieving beautiful, ageless skin. This gentle, high-lathering cleanser contains a natural, coconut-derived cleansing agent that removes all traces of makeup, impurities and pollutants from the skin. A trio of sea-sourced ingredients derived from algae prevents the loss of essential moisture and conditions the skin, providing the most receptive mode for ensuing treatments.

How to apply:
Each morning and evening, squeeze a small amount into palm and work into a rich foamy mousse using lukewarm water. Lightly massage into pre-moistened face with gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat dry.
Size: 125 ml / 4.2 FL OZ.
Suggested Retail Price: $65

This sea algae enriched light-weight, cream-gel, triple-action moisturizer addresses face, eye area and neck zone – perfectly suitable for day or night. It’s designed for the fast-paced lifestyle of results-oriented women and men who are intent on streamlining their daily skincare regimens without sacrificing their high standards of performance. Various algae help strengthen skin’s defenses and minimize signs of aging. In addition to functioning as powerful anti-oxidants, they contribute to the deep-hydrating action of Salicornia
Extract, the energizing and brightening effect of Green Microalgae, the defense-strengthening properties of Channeled Wrack Extract, obtained from small brown algae, and the naturally protective Red Algae.

How to apply:
Pump one to two drops onto fingertips. Smooth over thoroughly cleansed and toned skin of the face, eye and neck area.
Size: 50 ml / 1.7 FL OZ.
Suggested Retail Price: $140

The thinner, more sensitive skin tissue surrounding the eyes, where signs of aging first appear, is the beneficiary of Advanced Marine Biology Eye Gel. This cooling cream-gel blends both land and sea-sourced substances to combat eye area puffiness and wrinkles while increasing skin firmness. A skin-smoothing Silicone Elastomer is the chief contributor to the silky texture and refined appearance that become apparent immediately following application. This is accompanied by a tightening and firming through the eye zone, the result of the interaction between Channelled Wrack Extract, derived from brown algae, and skin-energizing Microalgae. Buckwheat Wax, which helps control under-eye fat deposits; Caffeine, which relieves water retention; and Green Microalgae, which increases natural collagen and elastin production, work together to help
alleviate puffiness.

How to apply:
Each morning and evening pump one drop onto fingertips (more if needed). Delicately smooth around thoroughly cleansed eye contour area with fingertips, paying special
attention to darkened areas. May also be applied over the top of the lid and along the brow bone.
Size: 15 ml / 0.5 FL OZ.
Suggested Retail Price: $110

The cornerstone of the Advanced Marine Biology Collection was laid in 2007, when La Prairie introduced two proactive products incorporating the protective, prophylactic powers of seasourced substances – both aimed at those witnessing the early signs of aging skin and wanting to take preventive measures. Repackaged to improve their portability, they continue as mainstays in the Advanced Marine Biology Collection.

Lightweight, instantly absorbed Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20 hydrates the skin and helps stimulate its renewal system, while protecting it against the aging effects of free radicals and UVA and UVB rays. In addition, a unique aquaculture complex stimulates collagen production to improve firmness and elasticity: essential elements in preserving the skin’s youthful texture and appearance.

How to apply:
Apply in the morning after cleansing and toning. May be used alone or over Advanced Marine Biology Tonic
Size: 50 ml / 1.7 FL OZ.
Suggested Retail Price: $140

Advanced Marine Biology Tonic is a three-phase conditioning treatment lotion that combines, at the critical moment of application, active ingredients that are incompatible in traditional formulations. This proprietary delivery system provides an infusion of oxygen that stimulates circulation in the skin tissue and improves cellular energy. The net effect is to improve the skin’s elasticity and produce a brighter, more even tone.

How to apply:
Apply morning and evening after cleansing, and prior to Advanced Marine Biology Cream SPF20, or other moisturizer as needed. Shake well to combine the three phases. Pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply with fingertips in a patting motion over face.
Size: 150 ml / 5.1 FL OZ.
Suggested Retail Price: $100

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1 comment:

  1. Wish I could afford such great products, great review on them! Thanks