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.
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.
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.
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.