La prairie just introduced two new skincare products which include Supreme Balm Cleanser and Crystal Micellar Water. I have used quite some of the skincare products from the brand including the Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion and Skin Caviar Luxe Cream which were very recent launches and indeed every time I get blown out with their quality and performance. Soft and clean skin is one of the most important parts of the skincare routine and it’s really important to pay close attention to what we’re using for the cleansing. I was really excited to try out these new additions to their skincare lines. As many of you already know, I love trying a wide range of skincare to help with different issues as I age! I’m really particular about what I use and how I use it. La Prairie’s philosophy has something that has really impressed me for the past couple of years. They really pay attention to what they introduce as well as their formulas are quite gentle. After testing these new products for several weeks now I can share my thoughts here.
Up first is the new Supreme Balm Cleanser (C$217.15 for 3.4 oz. made in Switzerland) is a gentle yet powerful melting balm cleanser that removes makeup and impurities. It’s a solid balm that melts into the skin once you massage it. The texture is super silky and carries a very rich feel into it. It feels like a creamy oil once you start working it into the skin and immediately removes all traces of face makeup after you rinse with warm water. The cleanser really works into the skin and improves hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The Packing is quite amazing and comes in cream or jar like packaging that makes it easy to scoop out the product.
La Prairie really pays attention to small details and presents its products to their finest. The balm comes with a nice full detail spatula and two facial white cotton cloth.
A closer look at the packaging and product itself.
As much as I really love traditional cleansing oils I find solid cleanser balms are a lot easier to use with less mess. There’s no drip from your hands as well as it doesn’t run into your eye accidentally like oil cleansers. I love how it really removes the makeup at once and at all. The packaging is designed to hold the spatula which makes it perfect for me. I always misplace my spatulas! At the same time, these white face cloths are quite soft and soak up the extra water from the complexion.
Up next is the Crystal Micellar Water (C$189.13 for 5.1 oz. made in Switzerland) is gentle one-gesture cleansing formula that effectively cleanse the skin removing makeup, pollutants and other impurities that remains essential for maintaining for a youthful-looking and clean skin. Its formulated with Liquid Crystal technology with the indulgence of pure, clear Swiss glacier water that soothes the skin and leaves skin glowing. It removes all face makeup, except for the water-proof and stubborn eye makeup. Usually, cleansing waters don’t remove long-wear eye makeup or mascara – you’ll need a separate bi-phase remover for the eyes. I didn’t really have an issue, it pretty much removed all my daily eye makeup by holding the cotton pad for few more seconds to allow the formula to begin dissolving the eye makeup, and gently sweep it away. You may want to repeat the process in order to really remove all eye makeup. I’m really picky when it comes to cleansing water – with most of them I see my skin turns red but this one have been working great without drying the skin. I can see my skin start glowing once I’m done with the process.
In the end, I’m Impressed! Both products performed so well on my skin that they have become essential to my cleansing routine. I’m trying to use less (which works great) so I can extend the use of the products. In general, I’m a huge lover of cleansing balms but throughout my blogging life, I hadn’t tried anything like this. The Supreme Balm Cleanser is luxuries! it’s quite expensive compare to any other cleansing balm but a little goes a long time while you get the super smooth skin you have always desired.
It’s not easy to find your favorite Micellar Waters, this one is gentle and leaves skin glowing. I can literally use this product as an all in one cleansing step for the nights that I don’t want to wash my face.
You can find these available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Press samples provided and courtesy of La Prairie.