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The New Radiance Cream That is Like an Instagram Filter in a Bottle


If you suffer from blemishes, an uneven skin tone, and bad lighting, there’s always an Instagram filter to erase your imperfections, boost your radiance, and even create that luminizing soft glow that always seems to escape you no matter how many radiance-boosting creams, primers, and potions you slather on. But why stop there? La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold (US $635; AED/SAR 2332) promises to mirror that opalescence, and we can report that now, thanks to this new radiance cream, you can look just as flawless in real life as you do in your selfies.

Inspired by the “golden hour”— the brief moments just before sunrise and sunset when the sky is perfectly illuminated—the lightweight gel is infused with collagen-boosting golden peptides that brighten the skin’s surface while penetrating deep into the dermis to provide long-term lightening and tightening effects almost instantly. The lightweight gel includes pure gold powder that blurs imperfections to provide a flawless, radiant complexion that rivals the Valencia filter in a matter of seconds.

The product can be used both in the morning and evening, after cleansing, toning and serum application. For women with dry skin, who require extra moisture, the formula can be buffed into the dermis after the moisturizing routine. Considering the product’s subtle, iridescent finish, I like to pat the radiance cream on my brow bones and cheekbones to highlight my features on the days that I need an instant, midday boost.

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