You’ll probably recognize the cobalt blue bottles from La Prairie’s skin caviar collection, and that is because they are among the most iconic skincare products that insiders swear by for super-radiant skin. As you might guess, the formulas are as luxurious and indulgent as the name suggests. The entire range of products contains caviar extract, which delivers a technology that infuses formulas that noticeably lift and firm the skin at the cellular level. Since the results can be dramatic, you’ll find price tags that match with product costs ranging from $200-$1000.
It isn’t just the skincare formulas that make the products iconic—La Prairie’s bottles make it instantly recognizable. The packaging has a rich history linked to the arts, and trailblazing artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s use of cobalt blue in her work inspired the beauty house’s bottles. After La Prairie’s team encountered the vivid color in a shared design studio in New York in the 1980s, the shade became an integral part of the skin caviar collection, leading to the development of the glossy cobalt blue packaging that encases every product from the skin caviar collection. It also marks a partnership that still exists nearly forty years later. To this day, La Prairie continues to support the legacy of Saint Phalle by partnering on exhibitions of her work with museums including MoMa PS1 and MCASD.
Although there is a wide range of products available within the luxurious skin caviar line, I put some of the insider favorites for glowing skin to the test to experience them first-hand. Ahead, read my thoughts on La Prairie’s skin caviar collection.