Caviar is one of those delicacies that has a reputation for catering to the upper echelon of society. If you don’t have access to the fishy treat or can’t stomach it, you can still indulge via your beauty products.
Why would you want to smear your face with the upscale dish? Well, it’s actually a great moisturizer due to its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also boasts antioxidant properties. And if you’re looking to maintain elasticity, it should be your go-to. In fact, spas have long been offering caviar-based treatments to smooth wrinkles, promote collagen production and protect skin from pollutants.
When it comes to at-home treatments, every beauty lover worth her moisturizer knows about La Prairie’s super luxe caviar line. But you don’t have to shell out hundreds for the delicacy. Alterna has added it to hair care, there are BB creams containing the ingredient and Nails inc. even used it in a top coat. Just check to make sure the products you pick actually contain caviar or caviar extract. Sometimes the term is used to symbolize a supposedly luxury treatment, not the actual fish eggs.
Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion, $280 at La Prairie
La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Collection is probably the best-known lineup of caviar beauty products. This pre-serum treatment featuring distilled caviar water acts like a booster to make your serums and treatments work that much better. Apply it morning and night by massaging it in for a few seconds until completely absorbed. It will help hydrate and condition your skin while increasing firmness and elasticity over time.
CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Leave-In Smoothing Gelee, $30 at Sephora
While you probably never thought about putting fancy fish eggs in your hair, this product relies on the amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids from caviar extract to help smooth the hair shaft and increase shine. It even protects against free radical damage thanks to vitamin C. You can apply it on damp or dry hair and style as usual to get super sleek, straight strands.
45 Second Top Coat With Kensington Caviar, $18 at Feelunique
Top off your nail polish with this caviar extract-infused top coat. It increases the wear of your polish by sealing in color and warding off those pesky chips while giving a manicure-worthy wet look. The speedy top coat is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
Caviar Night Cream, $22 atUlta Beauty
Firm up your skin while you catch some zzzs with Mario Badescu’s caviar extract-infused night cream. Combined with other super ingredients like beeswax and cocoa butter, you’ll wake up to more supple, smoother and youthful skin with continued use.
Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm, $36 atJCPenney
You may not have even realized that this popular BB cream contains caviar. But the collagen-promoting extract is one of the extraordinary ingredients that makes this five-in-one formula a must-have for your skin care regimen. SPF 25 supplies broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, while arbutin evens out and brightens skin tone.
Caviar Age-Defense Serum, $175 at Kerstin Florian
Fortified with caviar extract, this anti-aging serum promises to not only reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also to leave skin looking radiant and firmer. It’s even packed with peptides to stimulate cell communication. And if all that wasn’t enough, it features a delicious natural rose and mimosa fragrance to make applying the serum a rich experience.
Timeless Eye Contour, $187.50 at LovelySkin
You can contour your makeup and now you can contour your eyes with this caviar product. Caviar extract plumps up the delicate eye area, making it appear less congested and puffy. It will even help erase crepiness, dark circles and wrinkles.
Super+ Beblesh Balm, $28.90 at Lookfantastic
BB creams became popular because they offer the coverage of makeup with the benefits of skin care treatments. Throw in some gold and caviar and it’s no wonder Skin79’s version has VIP status. The lavish combo provides skin with ample moisture while evening out complexions. The downside? It only comes in one shade that blends to match fair to medium skin tones.
M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++, $13.20 at Missha
Caviar is coveted for its outstanding moisturizing prowess and pairing it with Gatuline RC, hyaluronic acid and ceramide only ups the effects. This BB cream also boasts rosemary and chamomile extracts to soothe skin plus provides prime coverage. And its pump dispenser ensures you’ll get to use every last drop.