I’m a skincare oil convert—but only at night. I love topping off my moisturizer with an oil to lock in hydration, but this combo doesn’t work for me by day due to the natural gleam that comes along with an huile. But since I’m always one to find a beauty work-around, La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil changed all of that.
I got a deluxe sample of this decadent oil at a preview lunch for Neiman Marcus’ spring beauty event about a month ago, and it was gone within 3 days. Not because the sample was small, but because I started using it right away, and kept using it morning and night until it was all gone. As the name implies, this is a dry oil, so there’s no greasiness or shine after application, and your skin just drinks it up. That’s not to say it doesn’t lend a gorgeous glow to your complexion, because it so does.
Beyond hydrating and reinforcing your skin’s barrier, this treatment oil helps your skin stand up to environmental stress as it soothes and calms. Just remember a few drops is all it takes (and you can also mix it with your moisturizer if you want to save a step).
The downside: A product this amazing doesn’t come cheap—but if you have the means and you’re in the market for a new supercharged oil, this one gets a big thumbs up.