Irish Daily Mail - - Femail Magazine - In­ter­views: ALICE SMELLIE

DALILA Salgueiro Trillo, 31, is a free­lance mar­ket­ing ex­pert. She spends around €2,250 a year on La Prairie. She says: I HAVE a 52-year-old aunt back in Spain who barely looks in her 30s. She — and I — think her in­cred­i­bly youth­ful com­plex­ion is down to decades of using La Prairie. I be­gan my own love af­fair with it aged 25, and I can’t see my­self ever look­ing back.

I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in beauty prod­ucts; as a child I used to look with fas­ci­na­tion through my aunt’s bath­room cab­i­nets, ad­mir­ing the mys­te­ri­ous glass bot­tles and vials, and es­pe­cially the el­e­gant sil­ver La Prairie pots.

I prob­a­bly have ev­ery sin­gle prod­uct, and stock up ev­ery three months or so. I par­tic­u­larly like the neck cream (€201) — every­one my age is con­cerned about ‘tech neck’ — where you de­velop wrin­kles from nod­ding your head over a lap­top for hours on end.

I also love the Caviar Cream, which starts at €398, although it whiffs a bit, so I only use it at night. Yes, it’s ex­pen­sive, but you don’t slather it on and I think it lasts a long time, and Latino skin has a ten­dency to pig­men­ta­tion, which nei­ther I, nor more im­por­tantly my aunt, have de­vel­oped.

As to whether it’s better than Bo­tox, well, I’ve tried both so feel qual­i­fied to com­ment.

I had a lit­tle Bo­tox in my fore­head last year — just to al­le­vi­ate one lit­tle frown line which had ap­peared be­tween my eyes.

It’s great, but given the choice, I’d go with La Prairie — I think that it’s great pre­ven­ta­tive skin­care.

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