Category Archives: Spa Sirens

Reviews of spa services, products and ammenities.

La Prairie Field Test – Final Results (Part 7)

Evening out skin tone and fading age spots is an exercise in patience and commitment. No matter what product line you use, you’ve got to use the fading and sunscreen products consistently every day. That addresses the three causes of darkening

(1)   today’s surface darkening from the sun;

(2)   recent scars from picking/injuring anything on your face; and most importantly

(3)   calms the melanocytes (the cells that are over producing the melanin) that are deep in the skin, so the new skin that appears is spot free. It takes months for that new skin to rise up from the deep layers…so the care you take today will show up in 8 to 12weeks…or longer.

More info about these processes is in Part 1 of this series (links below).

La Prairie White Caviar is the best system I’ve tried. It makes my skin super soft and has done a great job fading my spots. At week 20, I’m in the plateau period….the majority of my spots are gone (yeah!!!), and there are still a few spots that persist on my cheeks and chin. I’m not quite ready to face the world bare-faced, without concealer or foundation. The difference is that I use sheerer formulas of foundation and much less concealer and foundation than at the beginning of the field test.

As this field test comes to a close, I’m continuing on…patiently and persistently…looking for more over the counter products without hydroquinone that fade these spots.

Thank you for following along with the test. I’d love to know what products you’re using and what’s working for you. Thank you La Prairie for so generously providing the products for my field test.  Here are links to the rest of the posts in the La Prairie Field Test series:

La Prairie Field Test – Cellular Power Infusion and White Caviar ( Part 5 – Day 38 Update)

It’s Week 6 of the La Prairie field test. As of June 24, I’ve been using Cellular Power Infusion (CPI) and the White Caviar System consistently morning and night for 38 days. I’ve missed about one application a week in weeks 2-6. CPI lasted to day 35 (amazing since the two vials were only expected… Continue Reading

Field Test – La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion and White Caviar (Part 2 – The Canvas)

This is Part II in the Field Test series, trying out La Prairie’s Cellular Power Infusion and White Caviar. Links to the other parts of the series are at the bottom of this post. Here is my face at the beginning of the field test – the baseline”BEFORE” pictures (5/17/11). This goes without saying…but just… Continue Reading

Field Test – La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion and White Caviar (Part 1 – The Products)

There are lots of ways to fight the signs of aging. Medical spa treatments use lasers, peels, and medicines to remove dark spots and wrinkles. These treatments can be expensive ($250-$500+ per office visit); involve down time (time for the skin on your face to recover from the treatment); some ingredients, such as hydroquinone, used… Continue Reading

Nail Shellac

Nail Shellac, is the latest nail process to hit salons – a cross between nail polish and acrylic tips – that’s reported to last up to 14 days. My networking buddy Nikki gave it a try and reviewed the process for us. Here’s her report. The process began with a regular manicure and then the… Continue Reading

Smorgasbord Of Anti-Ageing Treatments

Lori Yeats, owner of Soteria Skin in Bellaire, TX, invited me to try her ultimate anti-aging facial. I was blown away by all the anti-aging treatments she packed into this 2 hour facial and had to share the experience. The facial is a tremendous value and unlike any that I have experienced. It’s $155, but… Continue Reading