Li Ying Lim speaks to Dr. Daniel Stangl about the groundbreaking discovery behind La Prairie’s new Cellular Power Serum.
Good things come in threes like La Prairie’s Cellular Power trio
The delicate balance between free radicals and antioxidants naturally present in our bodies is a hard one to manage – almost impossible, in fact, what with today’s environmental pollution. Skincare giants around the world have sought to resolve this through topical solutions, but La Prairie has taken it one step further by probing deeply into the potent, natural healing powers of the skin, instead.
When La Prairie first launched Cellular Power Infusion, the groundbreaking technology behind its anti-ageing prowess was a symbol of real hope for all women. This intensive four-week treatment communicates with the mitochondria under our skin, also known as the source from which energy is sent out to revitalise skin tissue and protect epidermal stem cells. With this success came Cellular Power Night,g a retinol power pack that aims to rejuvenate dull complexiocomplexions overnight. What makmakes it even more unique than competing retinol regenerators is how La Prairie injects doses of oxygen into the ingredient, guaranteeing that intense boost of radiance upon application.
With continued innovation, La Prairie has now discovered a new way to reawaken the cells that guard the skin’s natural antioxidants. The all-new Cellular Power Serum truly defies conventional practices of merely fighting off free radicals. Dr. Daniel Stangl, La Prairie’s director of innovation and knowledge management, answers all our burning questions about how this revolutionary serum communicates with underlying cells to reboot and recharge the skin’s first line of defence against ageing.
THE ROOT CAUSE OF AGEING
“Science tells us there are three main determinants to the way the skin ages: loss of energy; accumulation of molecular, cellular, and tissue damage; and a decline in the skin’s ability to repair itself and fight off free radicals. Of all these factors, lost energy is the most critical, because skin needs energy to live and to thrive. Ageing and exposure to environmental stressors affect the skin’s natural antioxidant ‘self-defence’ network, a network that is responsible for defending the skin against potential oxidative damage.”
HOW IT WORKS
“Until now, we’ve had to rely on topical antioxidants to fight against free radicals, and ultimately, against ageing. This breakthrough formula goes beyond that. Cellular Power Serum works to activate our skin’s antioxidant ‘self-defence’ system, which is a natural source of preventative, restorative, and detoxifying enzymes, and provides the skin with the energy it needs to effectively combat oxidative stress, acting as it would when it was younger.”
“The Cellular Power Complex iincludes Skin Renewal Peptide and Phyto Stem Cell Extract to help maintain the natural epidermal stem cell function; Swiss Snow Algae to increase the cells’ longevity and counteract UV stress; and Tissue Guidance Matrix to promote the renewal of skin tissue. In fact, Swiss Snow Algae is known to provide nature’s most sophisticated shield to protect mitochondria and its DNA from environmental stress and free radicals.”
“For the serum, we formulated a revolutionary Defense-Fortifying Complex that activates the fading power of our own skin’s defence system. This breakthrough formula is plant-infused with powerful ingredients that support and stimulate the skin’s antioxidant enzymes and sensors, rebooting its internal system to trick skin cells into working at an optimal level as they did before in their youthful prime.”
“Within four to six weeks, the skin’s surface will look smoother due to diminished lines and wrinkles as well as restored firmness. Skin hydration dramatically increases at the deepest levels resulting in a beautifully moisturised and brighter complexion.”
La Prairie Cellular Power Serum, RM1,800
The Cellular Power trio: ( From left) Cellular Power Charge; Cellular Power Serum; and Cellular Power Infusion, RM1,800 each