Damage Control From The Deep Blue Sea

When I was a student, the phrase "Advanced Marine Biology" would've terrified me. Nowadays, however, it delights me; and no, I didn't get a left-brain transplant since college. Advanced Marine Biology just happens to be the name of a skincare collection by the legendary La Prairie.

I admit, what first drew me to this ocean-originated range was the beautiful seafoam-green packaging. (Not a highly scientific selection process, I know.) But my attention was held-with steadfast awe, no less-thanks to one product in particular: Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20.

The formula features three ways of protecting skin's youthfulness. A peptide is dispatched to stop your skin's potentially harmful enzymes from damaging elastin and collagen; simultaneously, collagen production is boosted to keep skin firm. Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB filters provide the first line of defense against the sun's wrinkle- and spot-inducing sabotage. And finally, staying true to the marine theme, the cream's special "aquaculture" provides an unparalleled fortress to stave off free-radicals, giving your complexion uncompromising radiance.

Just in case you need a little more convincing-although I can't imagine why-Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF 20 and its cohorts have the blessing of Jacque Cousteau's granddaughter, Céline Cousteau, who praises La Prairie for responsible methods of obtaining the beautifying benefits of the ocean.