When I say caviar, what do you think of? Ice-cold caviar served with vodka with a mother of pearl spoon? Well, you’re not wrong - but you should also be thinking of this luxurious delicacy as a super-powered skincare ingredient.
Caviar’s multitude of skincare benefits can often command a high price tag - and truly, it’s one that’s well deserved. Here’s exactly what makes caviar extract a skincare hero and how it benefits your skin!
This super-powered serum combines the power of fermented black tea extract with caviar extract for effective anti-ageing.
What is Caviar Extract?
While most people refer to any kind of fish egg as caviar, it originally referred to Beluga Sturgeon Roe. This type of fish is native to the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea and are the only source of true Beluga Caviar - which is the kind of caviar that you’ll want to be using for your skin.
Caviar extract concentrates all the beneficial micronutrients of caviar into a skin-friendly formula that doesn’t remind one of salty fish eggs. Some brands go one step further, like La Prairie - much of their skincare doesn’t just contain caviar extract, which they isolate using secret patented techniques.
Instead of regular water as the base for many skincare products, La Prairie takes it a step further and actually uses caviar water as a liquid base, ensuring that your skin gets as many benefits as possible from this unconventional, luxurious skincare ingredient!
Formulated with a base of caviar water, this Essence-in-Lotion infuses your skin with the benefits of caviar in an ultra-light, potent formula.
Caviar Skin Care Benefits
So what does caviar do for your skin, exactly? Caviar has naturally high levels of omega-3s and omega-6s, powerful natural fatty acids. It’s also packed with micronutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and phospholipids - all of which help to keep your skin looking healthy, radiant, and fight off the signs of ageing.
1) Antioxidant Benefits
Caviar extract gives your skin a serious boost of antioxidants. Antioxidants are crucial to every skincare routine for their ability to fight off radical oxygen species, aka free radicals - harmful particles that can accelerate the signs of ageing. Caviar extract helps to guard your skin against free radicals for younger-looking, healthier skin.
2) Boosts Skin Hydration
Because caviar is packed in natural fatty acids and phospholipids, it’s excellent at keeping skin moisturised and healthy. Locking hydration (water) and moisture (oil) into the skin is more crucial than most people think; however, keeping skin moisturised is the bare minimum when it comes to ensuring that your skin can effectively ward off any premature wrinkles!
Plus, properly hydrated skin helps your makeup glide on better for a flawless finish - no more pesky dry spots.
Declaré Immediate Effect Firming Mask | $70
Give your skin a shot of caviar extract with this luxuriously moisturising mask from Declaré.
3) Supports Collagen Production
Ensuring that your collagen production stays constant is key to delaying the signs of ageing as long as possible - and caviar extract can help with that. One study found that caviar extract is able to stimulate fibroblasts and boost mitochondrial function for skin that looks younger for longer. I know what you’re thinking - what does mitochondrial function mean? Mitochondria are what powers all your cells - including your skin cells.
By ensuring this crucial, teeny tiny bit of your cells is working as it should, caviar helps your skin fight off the signs of ageing by boosting cellular function!
4) Repairs Sun Damaged Skin
One huge benefits of caviar extract for the skin is its ability to actively reverse the signs of sun damage, aka photodamage. Telltale signs of sun damage can include premature wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and a loss of firmness in skin. Caviar extract was found to undo the damage caused by UVB to skin cells, significantly reducing the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire | $805
Fight crows feet and eye bags with caviar extract in this potent eye cream from La Prairie.
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