Also the name of a spa
featuring live cell therapy
, a procedure whereby fetal
cells taken from sheep
and fertile eggs
are injected into those seeking to prolong or regain their youth
. While this isn't FDA
-approved, and fraught with potential danger, it's fairly popular among a certain set with more money
than sense, and works, at least psychosomatically.
In the last 20 years or so, La Prairie, finding their live-cell business on the wane, has started a line of cosmetics as well, with the flagship compound an encapsulated moisturizer called "Skin Caviar".