Caviar, which is unfertilized fish eggs or roe, has long been considered a luxury in the fine dining space. Today, it can also be found in high-end skincare products due to its many benefits to the skin. The small eggs are rich in vitamins, proteins, and fatty acids, which make caviar a highly effective moisturizer and ideal for aging skin. “Luxury spa treatments and experiences are trending, and caviar is a staple of beauty and health given the amazing benefits it provides,” says Christian Jurist, M.D., medical director of global education at Pevonia Natural Skincare. “Time and time again, caviar has demonstrated over the years to be a proven effective and results-driven high-demand option for rejuvenation. Caviar products not only moisturize the skin deeply, but also provide the skin with numerous vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and trace elements that are extremely beneficial, as all of them help replenish the ongoing demands of aging skin. Caviar is recommended mostly for clients with mature skin, and skin that shows medium-to-advanced aging signs, such as marked lines, wrinkles, sagging, dryness, dehydration, lack of luster, sallowness, and more.”
Irina Mark, president of Caviar of Switzerland, shares some interesting information about caviar and the benefits it can have on the skin:
- Caviar extract has a cell format similar to human skin and helps to provide nourishment and mineralization of the skin.
- It is very rich in nutritious elements, including proteins, minerals, vitamins, and lipids, among which there is a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Caviar extract is structured to deliver potent nutrients directly to the cellular level of the skin.
- It boasts moisturizing, nourishing, anti-aging, and retexturizing protective qualities, which can all help to reverse the aging process.
- Caviar extract is known to offer protection against ultraviolet rays, prevent breakdown of elastin, and reduce inflammation.
- By providing an external source of DNA, caviar extract is said to be an ideal additive to repair skin damage. It also helps to speed up cell renewal and increase natural production of collagen for a healthier, firmer appearance.
However, according to Jurist, caviar-based products and treatments might not be a good fit for all spa-goers. “Not all formulas are created equal,” he says. “It is important to screen clients or guests for certain seafood allergies or allergies to caviar and other marine ingredients that could be in the formulation. Also, vegan spa-goers may want to avoid caviar products.”