Embracing Luxury Skincare

Words by Thomas Brooks — Junior Fash­ion Edi­tor  

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Joseph Sara­ceno

Cre­ative Direc­tion & Styling by Wil­son Wong at P1M Agency

Lux­u­ry. We all love to indulge our­selves in the finest lux­u­ry effects, whether it be the finest silks, brands or even per­fume. Skin­care is no dif­fer­ent, how­ev­er with beau­ty, lux­u­ry is nev­er the brand­ing or the lan­guage (although that is the cher­ry on top), it is always what is encased in the bot­tle or tub. Team­ing up with Toron­to based still life pho­tog­ra­ph­er Joseph Sara­ceno for an online exclu­sive, we have unpacked some of the best skin­care that you should con­sid­er for your rou­tine, and of course, we have lux­u­ry in mind.

Valmont Sérum Majestueux Vos Yeux

First to add to our van­i­ty is Valmont’s Sérum Majestueux Vos Yeux, trans­lat­ed as the ‘Majes­tic Serum for Your Eyes’. Pre­vi­ous­ly we have spo­ken about serums and I do believe a small bot­tle of serum can enhance your skin­care – how­ev­er, a serum for the eyes is the next lev­el of anti-aging. This 15ml bot­tle con­tains every ingre­di­ent you need to pro­tect your eye ares. Hon­ey, propo­lis and roy­al jel­ly which are biprod­ucts of bees con­tribute to nour­ish­ing and repair­ing your skin. The essence of bees is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for the eye area as this is the most del­i­cate part of the face. One main ingre­di­ent which stands out from the rest is Lipo­some RNA, this is a great ele­ment in the ingre­di­ents list as it helps pro­vide your deep­er epi­der­mis with the attrib­ut­es of the ‘Majes­tic Serum for Your Eyes’.

Avail­able in Har­rods.

Insta­gram: @valmontcosmetics

AMORE PACIFIC Time Response Eye Reserve Crème

South Korea has paved a new direc­tion in the beau­ty world. Known for quirky pack­ag­ing with brands such as Tony Moly and Dr Jart, these fun brands remain afford­able and reli­able in the game of skin­care. How­ev­er, lux­u­ry in South Kore­an beau­ty is sim­ply the crème de la crème; AMORE PACIFIC’s Time Response Eye Reserve Crème is a prime exam­ple of this. Claim­ing Allure’s Best of Beau­ty award in 2019, this prod­uct is pow­ered by shea but­ter to hydrate and green tea with high­er amounts of amino acids and cat­e­chins as an antiox­i­dant. What makes this a lux­u­ry prod­uct? The green tea is hand­picked once a year in AMORE PACIFIC’s pri­vate gar­den and han­dled with the best care for the high­est effi­ca­cy. Fol­low this prod­uct after Valmont’s Sérum Majestueux Vos Yeux for the best results, already your eyes will feel lift­ed and you’ll notice a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence. 

Avail­able online.

Insta­gram: @amorepacific.official

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream

Anoth­er great South Kore­an beau­ty find is Sul­h­wa­soo, owned by AMORE PACIFIC. Known for their anti-aging capa­bil­i­ties, Sulhwasoo’s Con­cen­trat­ed Gin­seng Renew­ing Cream uses true Asian ingre­di­ents for the best results. The not-so-secret ingre­di­ent is gin­seng, labelled as ‘Com­pound K’ in their list, this pow­er­ful ingre­di­ent is a great antiox­i­dant which boosts hydra­tion, min­imis­es fine lines and improve uneven skin tones. Fur­ther­more, this is also achieved in oth­er ingre­di­ents such as hyaluron­ic and sal­i­cylic acid along with mead­ow­foam seed oil and vit­a­min E. This prod­uct may have a high­er price tag than most mois­turis­ers, how­ev­er the lux­u­ry is with­in the study of ingre­di­ents so your skin reaps the ben­e­fits.

Avail­able in Nord­strom.

Insta­gram: @sulwhasoo.official

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Sleeping Serum

The final step for our skin is anoth­er serum, but this time we’re apply­ing a serum for our night mois­turis­er. Post work is the best time for lav­ish­ing your­self in skin­care as you’re away from pol­lu­tion and from the sun – you can real­ly sit back and let the prod­ucts work their mag­ic. Guerlain’s Orchidée Impéri­ale Sleep­ing Serum is no excep­tion, it has fan­tas­tic noc­tur­nal regen­er­at­ing capa­bil­i­ties. The Sleep­ing Serum con­tributes to the decon­ges­tion of your skin and most impor­tant­ly sleep wrin­kles – we all crease our face when lying on our pil­low so it’s best to have a prod­uct which com­bats the puffi­ness and extrin­sic aging caused by one’s pil­low. These pow­ers are all thanks to Guerlain’s Night Cell Res­pi­ra­tion™ Tech­nol­o­gy which helps sup­port our skin with the oxy­gen that our cells lose when com­pressed to our pil­low. Fol­low through with your favourite night cream and you’re ready to com­bat the next day.

Avail­able in Har­rods.

Insta­gram: @guerlain