Karat Power Skincare (1): Platinum and Gold Are Precious for Your Skin

by Leslie Yip

Diamonds, pearls and metals are not only precious parts of jewellery. They also possess special properties that deserve a place in your vanity cabinet.

P for Platinum… and Peptides
La Prairie is launching a new Platinum rare Haute-rejuvenation collection later this year that dr. Jacqueline Hill, director of strategic innovation and science, says will feature three peptides designed to act as signals to trigger rejuvenating cellular activity in various skin layers. They are attached to spherical platinum particles, known for their potent free radical scavenging properties. While the previous platinum peptide primarily activates collagen production, the new multi-peptide collection will go beyond mere collagen production to strengthen the skin barrier, improve its moisture balance and enhance cellular longevity.Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Elixir, 30ml | $1,650
Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Cream, 30ml | $1,240, 50ml | $1,915
Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Elixir, 15ml | $1,240
Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Cream, 20ml | $1,240

 

And the Golden Glow Goes to …
Originally created as a limited-edition item, this hydrogel mask containing 24-karat gold and damask rose is touted as the ultimate pre-event mask by supermodels, celebrities and influencers, and now is a permanent fixture in 111sKin collection’s arsenal. Colloidal gold soothes inflammation, brightens and provides the skin with antioxidant properties, while hexapeptide tightens, tones and firms the skin while encouraging collagen production. Damask rose extract provides powerful antioxidant properties, while also moisturizing and calming irritation. We love the soothing scent, too.


111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, box of 5 | $215

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