La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony: How the Swiss skincare brand captured youth in a bottle

01 Sep 2022 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

The iconic Skin Caviar range returns with a powerful new formula

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La Prairie

If you’ve so much as dipped a toe into the luxury skincare market you’ll know about La Prairie’s Skin Caviar range. First launched in 1987 and presented in chic cobalt blue bottles, inspired by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, that still make the brand instantly recognisable today, the line represented a breakthrough in skincare science, being the first products to harness the myriad beneficial properties of caviar.

35 years on, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar products remain some of the house’s best sellers and are at the very top of the wish lists of beauty insiders and enthusiasts. In all this time the brand has not forgotten the original mission behind Skin Caviar: to seamlessly blend the worlds of nature, science and art to create products that look as good as they make you feel.

And, it is with this ethos in mind that La Prairie debuts the newest addition to the collection this month: La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait.

Representing yet another breakthrough in skincare research, to create Skin Caviar Harmony, La Prairie’s scientists focused not on the horizontal layers of the skin but, instead, on the skin’s ligaments. These vertical structures form a strong yet flexible network throughout the hypodermis, acting as pillars to provide support and structure to the skin. As the skin ages, these ligaments weaken, which in turn causes the skin to sag, lose firmness and form deep wrinkles.

Working with a fellow Swiss bioanalytical laboratory, La Prairie’s researchers set about identifying the key components of skin ligaments, allowing them to understand how ageing may be treated or affected by different skincare ingredients. The result was Caviar Infinity: a new form of La Prairie’s proprietary caviar blend augmented with a specific (and secret) high-efficacy active ingredient that strengthens and densifies skin structure, effectively reversing the ageing process.

With this ace up its sleeve, La Prairie set about creating the perfect product to showcase its breakthrough. Inspired by the core principle of the Bauhaus art movement – the harmonious union of form and function – Skin Caviar Harmony is formulated with micro-fluidic technology and made up of tiny beads suspended in a gel, which melt onto the skin and transform into a light extrait.

The sensation of tightening and smoothing are almost instantaneous, while regular use will see the face’s contours resculpted, the appearance of wrinkles reduced and the skin left feeling rejuvenated, plump and youthful. For best results, La Prairie recommends cleansing and prepping skin with its Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion before application, and then complementing Skin Caviar Harmony’s resculpting properties with the lifting and firming effects of Skin Caviar Liquid Lift and Skin Caviar Luxe Cream for the ultimate in powerful skincare regimes.

Of course, as with all Skin Caviar products, Harmony’s appearance is far from an afterthought. Also taking its cues from Bauhaus, as well as the iconic colour of the range, a cobalt blue vial characterised by bold, graphic lines has been created to signal the potency of the formula held within. The perfect harmony of form and function, and art and science, it’s practically impossible to resist adding a bottle to your bathroom cabinet.

Discover La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait with a complimentary 20-minute mini facial at Harrods (07827993238), Selfridges London (020 7318 3145/07741130656), Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge (020 7201 8698/07788380184), Fenwick of Bond Street (020 7629 9161) and John Lewis Oxford Street (020 3073 0645), or visit to buy now.