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A Review La Prairie Caviar Eye Complex


La Prairie - La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex 0.5OZ

La Prairie Caviar Eye Complex is one of the best kept secrets of celebrities worldwide who swear by the product's hydrating and instant firming eye energizing results. It's a mini-eyelift.

Fashionista Victoria Beckham is among the many celebrities that adore La Prairie’s products.

Angeline Jolie reportedly had special treatments with La Prairie products to minimize veins in her forehead. Actress Joan Collins has reportedly utilized products from La Prairie to retain her youthful beauty.

Luxury Beauty Products For 50+ Years

La Prairie has been developing their line of luxury beauty products for over 50 years. The company markets their "quest for perfect skin" as well as their scientific approach to beauty.

There's no question the renowned company has been a pioneer in the development of one-of-a-kind cellular, anti-aging therapies.

They incorporate their own unique Cellular Complex which is chock full of age-fighting ingredients which can slow down the hands of time while offering corrective advantages. Die hard fans sometimes refer to the luxury brand product simply as LP.


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La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex 0.5OZ is a beloved eye gel product famous for minimizing wrinkles as well as fine lines as it soothes and tones. It also provides a wonderful base for all types of makeup.

In addition, it provides the following benefits:

1. Instantly tones, helps to firm and smoothes delicate skin surrounding the eyes. 2. Minimizes appearance of fine lines. 3. Helps reduce the feeling of under-eye puffiness and sagging skin. 4. Facilitates application and helps to prolong the durability of eye make-up. 5. It can be used on marionette or similar lines on the face.

The lightweight product not only hydrates and smoothes, it energizes the delicate eye area.

Note: For the absolute best results it is strongly recommended that this iconic eye gel but combined with a second under eye cream.

What The Product Does

Although this is a quick penetrating gel which can be used on the eye area at any time of the day, some people prefer to apply it right after cleansing their skin to help the product penetrate as quickly as possibly.

Beautiful Eye Lids & Surrounding Skin

Beautiful Eye Lids & Surrounding Skin

Unlike some eye gels or creams which have a highly perfumed aroma, this product has a very light aroma.

Sun Worship May Equal Eye Wrinkles

The skin encircling the eyes is very thin compared to other facial skin. As a result, the skin around the eyes is usually the first to show wrinkles. Contrary to popular opinion, eye wrinkles may appear on both men and women at almost any age.

It's a well-known fact that those who worship the sun on a consistent basis, may find that eye wrinkles occur at an earlier age than those who don't. If the skin has sustained sun damage, eye wrinkles will also tend to appear at an earlier age.

May Remove 15 Years Quickly

Although there reports of the effectiveness of this iconic product vary, many people report a difference in the little lines around the eye as quickly as one week.

Other users report it will help minimize or even eliminate some types of under eye circles or bags. Die hard fans of the product swear it may remove 15 years from around your eye.

Some report almost immediate changes depending upon the age of the user and the amount of lines already present around the eye area.

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Directions For Use

Morning and evening, on clean skin, apply a small amount in light tapping motions under the eye and over the eyelid. Follow with Cellular Eye Contour Cream. La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex can be worn under make-up or alone.

A Little Bit Goes A Long Way

One complaint is the size of the bottle. However, a tiny amount goes a long way. In fact, it's important to apply just a tiny bit with the tip of your little finger and gently pat it into the target lines. Since the eye area is so delicate you always want to be careful to avoid rubbing or pulling on the skin.

When used properly twice a day the product can last for up to three months. Some users have stretched this out even longer.

The product's packaging is hygienic, but looks expensive and classy which is a nice benefit when added to all the other advantages.

Not All Users Love The Product Equally

In all fairness it needs to be pointed out that not all people who have tried La Prairie are over the moon for it. While the majority of users agree that the La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex 0.5OZ has a slight firming effect and is a very good moisturizer, not all people agree on the skin firming results.

This is actually good news. I am always suspicious of a product, regardless of the product, if there are only rave reviews. While the majority of La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex 0.5OZ reviewers love the product, especially women in their 30, 40s, 50s and 60s, not everyone loves it equally.

Why Users May Be Disappointed

Beautiful Skin Around The Eyes

Beautiful Skin Around The Eyes

What some disappointed users may not realize is that for best results a rich eye cream, preferably from the La Prairie family should be layered on top of the serum. When the eye cream is not added, the results are less beneficial.

Other less then happy users note that while the product makes their skin very smooth, it is a temporary result which can be lost after washing the skin. This may or may not be true for all users and should be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Some users are unhappy with the packaging which has a tiny glass pump. Unless applied correctly some may find they get too much or not enough gel from the pump.


Water, Propylene Glycol, Lactose, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Glycoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Fructose, Polyquaternium-11, Allantoin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate Yeast Extract, Aleuritic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Caviar Extract

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Price Range

Depending upon where you shop and whether or not you get free shipping, pay taxes or not and other variable this little eye gel in a beautiful blue bottle ranges in price (in the US) in the $135 - $150 price range.


In addition to instantly firming, nourishing and re-energizing the eye zone, La Prairie Essence Caviar Eye Complex also improves the skin tone and texture, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and hydrating the delicate tissue. It soothes away signs of stress and fatigue.

It helps to erase slight imperfections while helping to increase the staying power of eye makeup. It's truly the perfect pick-me-up for sensitive skin surrounding your eyes.

- Revised Publication Date: 08/03/12

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