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La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Day & Night Restorative Face Cream

by La Vie Celeste

La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Face Cream
$ 75.00

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Size: 1.7 oz (50 ml)

La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Day & Night Restorative Face Cream is a a hydrating and firming moisturizer that can be used both day and night. It contains R-lipoic acid, ChroNoline, apple stem cells and other organic ingredients to help lift sagging skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While this cream is deeply moisturizing, it does not feel heavy and does not clog pores. Best suited for dry to normal skin types.

Apply a small amount to face and neck. May be used around the eye area if desired.

TIA Review by Marta:
La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Face Cream with R-Lipoic Acid, Chronoline and Apple Stem Cells is not only gorgeous to use (luxurious without being overly unctuous), but it functions well by moisturizing and hydrating without feeling heavy or pore congesting. Personally, I think that this cream will please a broad spectrum of folks - those like me who are a bit cautious of anything too rich and those like a friend of mine who probably wouldn’t even balk at putting something the texture of cream cheese on her face.

I used it as an above-serum moisturizer, on its own on my neck and hands and as a night cream. Because my skin is slightly oily, I might not use this every day in the warmer months. But in dry climates or for a parched skin, Extra Rich could become indispensable.

Like other La Vie Celeste products, the ingredients in their Extra Rich Face Cream are natural and organic. The star of the show is caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, the commercial name is ChroNoline. It is thanks to ChroNoline that this cream is one of the few I can really recommend to help against sagging skin.

Caprooyl tetrapeptide-3 is derived from a growth factor, namely TGF-B and stimulates production of laminin 5 (as well as collagen VII). Tetrapeptide-3 is also supposed to be pretty good at beefing up fibronectin (by 60% apparently). Fibronectin funtions in ways that are similar to laminins, which are important anti-saggers. It also plays a crucial in wound healing and was established in the early 80s that it is critical to healthy skin.

I love that baobab seed oil is here. The baobab is one of my favorite trees. It looks as if it is growing upside down, with its roots in the air and in its native Africa is the subject of many myths. It is a powerful antioxidant.

La Vie Celeste has given this cream some anti-aging umph with apple stem cells. And as with the eye cream and La Vie Celeste's much lighter day/night cream, there is spirulina, a powerfully antioxidant algae with omegas, amino acids and a boatload of vitamin B. In addition, there's an abundance of botanical antioxidants such as marigold and pomegranate. Finally, no La Vie Celeste product would be without r-lipioc acid, an antioxidant that helps overcome vitamin C and E deficiencies.

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Our Take...

I am always being asked for a recommendation for a rich face cream and beyond April Rain and SenZen’s Infinity (which, frustratingly, isn’t available again until later in the summer), I don’t have much of an answer. The problem is that I just haven’t come across many good rich... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    This is probably my favorite night cream. It smells delicious and feels heavenly. I like that my skin has a lovely glow after applying. I especially appreciate the organic ingredients used. My only problem (and it's a personal thing!) is dealing with the "growth factor" aspect. I know it's the ChroNoline that helps with the sagging - which is a major reason why I need this cream - so it's a dilemma for me!

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    I think after using this for over a month that there is some improvement in my facial tone and complexion, but I can't use it alone, or my skin is too dry. I have to use another facial cream underneath first. It also has a slight smell which I have gotten used to. I have been using it day and night and am almost out of it, so a jar lasts about 5 weeks or so. I was just hoping that it would be enough on its own, so I am disappointed because I didn't really want to use yet another cream underneath. I can accept that using it day and night means it won't last as long, but I do need more than just a little bit to feel hydrated and that after using a cream underneath and waiting a minute for it to sink it before applying this one. Therefore, although I think it's a good product, I would like more hydration.

  • I decided to try this because I wanted to switch over to a product without all the nasties that Philosophy hope in a jar has even though i really like it because i feel it works.So after several months ive used it all up and now its time to review.Im 23 and my skin is good but i have dry patches.I like the consistency,it felt very luxurious and i felt like i was pampering myself every time i used it.It did moisturize my skin but not as much as my philosophy moisturizer.I dont know why that is and i wanted it to work like the previous reviewers had mentioned but it just didnt moisturize enough for me to want to pay $75 again.Im currently trying kahina argan oil as recommended by martha and am loving it

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After reading the article about Annette B. I decided to try La Vie Celeste. My 50 year old skin is aging with some fine lines and wrinkles. I have always practiced skin care.

    The cream goes on so smoothly, it seems to airbrush the skin. My face/neck looks and feels softer. I use it at night but also in the morning, applying sunscreen about ten minutes afterwards. The fact that the moisturizes actually soaks into the skin so I can use sunscreen before applying makeup is very important to me.

    Love this product,

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    my face was desert dry + flaking all over before i purchased this. after using it for a few weeks, i noticed my dry skin has disappeared. a little goes a long way. like the la vie cleanser, this cream tingles when initially applied to the face, but i think that's the ingredients that are used for skin renewal at work. my cheeks are recently flushed, so i am curious to see how my body resolves that.

    overall, my face looks softer (maybe wrinkles softening?), and it feels softer. i highly recommend.

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    I’ve been using this for quite some time. I can’t stand anything that I put on my face and start to sweat because it’s laying on my skin rather than being absorbed. This doesn’t do that. It’s a total winner in my estimation. I wouldn’t need it in hot humid weather, then again I usually just stay indoors with the AC blasting- but I used it all winter long and look forward to the tweaked version. I like when a company only adds to an already successful product, and leave the basic in tact. Bravo.

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  • May 1, 2013

    by Stella

    So anybody seen any plumpness or experienced any lift with this product? And is it ok for someone in late 30's? Thank you.

  • June 9, 2011

    by Marta

    The more I see of babobab, the more I think it is going to be the new argan oil (only much, much better). The tree itself is amazing, you can chop it down and it will start growing again even in the dryest, most parched earth. I'd love to see baobab stem cells compared to apple.

  • June 9, 2011

    by Teri Dourmashkin

    Hi Valerie: Yes, the extra rich on our website is the same that is here on TIA. Our webperson has been having some technical difficulties regarding uploading the revised ingredient listing. It should be corrected soon. Very best, Teri, La Vie Celeste

  • June 9, 2011

    by Valerie

    I went on their website to check this product and the ingredient list differs slightly from the one in your post.

    Is it the "La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Day and Night Restorative Face Cream with R-Lipoic Acid and Apple Stem" the same prodcut as the extra rich face cream ?

    Ingredients from their website:

    Rosa Damascena (Rose) Hydrosol, Gardenia Tahitensis (Monoi De Tahiti) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Aqua (Purified Water), Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive Leaf) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Emulsifying Wax (Behentrimonium Methosulphate and Cetearyl Alcohol), Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture (Apple Stem Cell), Sodium Lactate, Spirulina Platenis Geitler (Spirulina) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (Cosmocil CQ preservative), R-lipoic Acid, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Citrus Paradise (Grapefruit Seed) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Leaf) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Lecithin.

  • June 9, 2011

    by Bess

    Can't wait to try it. I love the ingredient list.

Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sorbian Olivate, Sodium Lactate, Malus domestica fruit cell culture, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Heliantus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, r-Lipoic Acid, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Extract, Spirulina Platenis Geitler Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sclerotium Gum, Dextran, Phospholipids, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Paradise (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Phenoxyethanol
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