La Prairie has just unveiled Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection – a new high-end anti-ageing system that freezes time on your face. Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil are made of two seemingly fragile plants from the Swiss Alps. This complex helps skin adjust to skin-ageing stressors, and supports cell renewal, delivering increased hydration and resilience. Also, the DNA-protecting plant power helps skin to protect itself from the visible signs of accelerated ageing, leaving skin looking younger for longer.
There are three key ingredients to the formula: Saxifraga Oppositifolia (Purple Saxifrage), Soldanella Alpina and Swiss Snow Algae (first used in La Prairie’s Cellular Power Collection). Each of them thrives and survives at the highest altitudes of the Swiss Alps, and they keep growing even through the snow and ice. Saxifraga Oppositifolia grows just below the summit of the ice-covered Dom, one of the highest mountains in Switzerland, while Soldanella Alpina grows on the lower mountain slopes in central Switzerland, up to 3,000 meters above sea level.
Complex, which transfers the properties of its key ingredients to the skin, allowing it too to become more resilient to the daily extremes of life, such as stress, anxiety, pollution, lack of sleep and travel.
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection will be available from February 2014 in selected stores, for £217 ($355) each – 50ml cream and 30ml oil.
Looking for white, snow excitement?! Whitepod Resort – hi-tech eco camp in the Swiss Alps is waiting for you. Winner of the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005, this luxury resort, that consists of 15 original accommodation units in the shape of igloos is located 1,700 meters above sea level in the village of Les Cerniers. Combining traditional and a highly modern way of living, this eco camp offers breathtaking view on beautiful whiteness of Swiss valley.
The 15 white geodesic dome pods, although look like typical homes of ice, are heated with efficient little wood burning stoves and are sturdy so they can withstand snow loads. Each pod sleeps up to 4 and is individually decorated. It contains king-sized beds dressed in organic bedding and a fully equipped bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, directly hooked up to a private water source.The pods are lit by lanterns.
All 15 heated igloos are grouped around a main 1800’s wooden chalet, a large airy historic building where guests can relax by the fire, eat meals and socialize. A spa is also available for guests.
Guests have access to 7 km of ski slopes with 3 private ski lifts, which are the only motorized systems there.The resort, that is envisaged to create, or recreate, a link of mutual respect between man and nature, offsets their energy use by sourcing renewable energy. Various types of winter adventures are available for guests, including downhill skiing or snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and guided hikes.
Sir Richard Branson’s collection of stunning retreats situated in some of the best travel destinations around the world, includes Necker Island, Necker Belle, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Kasbah Tamadot and the latest added – The Lodge. Since its right time to plan your winter vacation, this time we are talking just about The Lodge, Verbier, a Virgin Limited Edition Property, as a part of amazing Branson’s resorts. Situated high in the Swiss Alps, only 50 miles east of Geneva, and a five minute walk from the town of Verbier, this amazing resort offers you unforgetable experience either winter or summer.
First of all, you’ll be delighted with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains in the distance. Тhe Lodge can accommodate up to 18 people in 9 double rooms, and one bunk room with 3 bunk beds and Nintendo Wii for the kids. Each of the bedrooms is uniquely decorated, featuring a spacious living room/lounge with the fireplace, private balconies, cozy sitting areas with a lot of wood, great bathrooms with the freestanding egg-shaped tub and rain showers. It also has a games room with huge plasma, another Nintendo Wii, hundreds of DVDs and a pool table.
And, of course, there are some default amenities, such as indoor pool and spa, a stean room, an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, its own ice rink as well as party room, two bars (unlimited alcohol is included in the price) and an amazing chef, so you may not even want to leave! And when you do decide to get out, you can enjoy in some activities such as cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or even paragliding or heli-skiing.
Rates for the 2012-13 winter season are based on exclusive hire of The Lodge for 18 guests at seven nights. Prices range from approximately $87,250 (CHF 82,500) to $158,300 (CHF 149,700).
George Harrison bought the house in July 2001 while he was receiving cancer treatment at a nearby clinic. Harrison was only 58 when he died at his Los Angeles home, just four months after purchase Swiss mansion. He reportedly paid $10 million for the place. The current listing price is being kept quiet and only given to qualified buyers.
Along with the Swiss mansion, Harrison had houses in England, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Australia. [AOL Real Estate]