TIME ENRICHED WITH LIFE
With its launch of Skin Caviar, La Prairie made the audacious choice of using Caviar Extract, drawn from the depths of rich waters, to infuse skin with the very source of life. Caviar Science continues to surprise after more than 35 years, evolving since its inception to consistently offer exceptional lifting and firming combined with cutting-edge performance. With each new La Prairie incarnation, caviar’s benefits are strengthened and magnified.
Through an artistic approach to research, La Prairie has mastered the Art of Caviar, pursuing innovative techniques to explore new avenues of possibility, sourcing caviar of the highest quality and capturing its quintessence in uniquely sublime formulations. Like a masterpiece that evolves in the hands of an artist, 35 years of breakthrough caviar research continues to reveal the secrets locked inside the precious ingredient with each Skin Caviar innovation.
Drawn from Swiss waters rich with life, La Prairie's Swiss caviar is the essence of raw potential. Transformed from its natural state into potent potions that lift and firm skin, that potential undergoes a metamorphosis. Delicate and exacting methods of extraction, distillation, centrifugation and blending result in an audacious interpretation of science and art.
The Six Forms of Caviar
Based on the efficacy pattern of numerous active ingredients established by several screening studies, Caviar Infinite is an ideal blend of caviar components, augmented with a high-performing active ingredient to strengthen and redensify the skin.
Obtained through a high-temperature extraction process, Caviar Extract is a rich source of caviar nutrients that help nourish skin. Introduced in 1987, it is the genesis of La Prairie’s caviar science.
Introduced in 2016, Caviar Water is obtained through a steam distillation process that ensures the most volatile components of caviar are captured.
Introduced in 2017, Caviar Absolute is a highly concentrated form of caviar, composed of nourishing caviar oils and restructuring caviar proteins. It is obtained through a double extraction process, including a centrifugation step, to isolate the two most abundant components of caviar.
Introduced in 2018, Caviar Premier has been designed as a mimetic fingerprint of natural caviar’s composition. It is caviar extract, augmented by biomolecules, their building blocks and minerals.
Introduced in 2021, Caviar Retinol is obtained through a specific oil-based extraction process that creates the ideal conditions to capture and retain caviar lipids and caviar-derived Retinol.
The spirit of the house is contained in the iconic cobalt blue vessels of the Skin Caviar Collection. Designed in the codes of Bauhaus and infused with the colour of Niki de Saint Phalle’s iconic “Nanas” sculptures, it is an homage to a pivotal encounter between the House and the world of art, to the fusion of arts and science inherent to La Prairie.
Cobalt blue is the very incarnation of femininity, of audacity, of strength. When La Prairie encountered Niki de Saint Phalle’s cobalt blue, the link between the Skin Caviar Collection and the colour’s evocative qualities became clear: only cobalt blue would do. Femininity because caviar is life. Indeed, caviar is the very essence of life contained, and what is more feminine than empowering life itself? Audacity, because it was pure audacity to even imagine infusing skincare with caviar – a bold, unexpected idea. And it was pure audacity to then bring that idea to fruition. Strength, because the scientists at La Prairie had discovered the phenomenal efficacy of caviar to lift and firm the skin and they were excited – driven even – by the potential that their newly-minted Caviar Science possessed. Cobalt blue was adopted as the Skin Caviar signature colour, immediately creating an icon.
Inspired by the purity and simplicity of the Bauhaus movement, the design of the Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait icon featured in La Prairie boutiques is a dynamic duality of form and function. Rendered in the collection’s signature cobalt blue, balanced circular forms create the impression of undeniable harmony.