I tried this La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare (how's that for a name?) a while back and was really underwhelmed by the product's performance. So I gave the rest to my mother and a girlfriend. A few days after both were raving to me at how fantastic their skin was, how much brighter and more youthful their faces looked--to which I was absolutely flabbergasted. Really? So I decided to gave it another go. My girlfriend advised me to only use a little bit on my face (the first time I tried it, I put it on like a lotion, and used about the size of a dime) and only at night before bed.

My second trial of this product yielded amazing results. By following my girlfriend's instructions and only using a small amount on my face each night, within a few days, my skin has become brighter, dark spots left over from acne (hate that word) are finally beginning to fade. I don't like giving in to hype because I've tried Creme de la Mere before (the light cream and the heavy one, and even one of its hydrating toners) only to be hugely disappointed. So hefty price tags have never been a factor when considering skin care. But now I have to rave about La Prairie. A small jar of this can cost you around $400USD, so I would highly advise against getting this unless you are really desperate for results. While this product does as it promises and got my own mother and girl friend gushing non-stop about it, I don't know if it's a habit worth forming, since I don't know how to justify the price tag. I'm sure with less expensive products you can get the same results but perhaps at a slower rate.

But for those who have no problem shelling out $1,000 for a 1.7 oz jar, I highly recommend this product along with Sisley's Supremya La Nuit, which costs $250 less than La Prairie.