10 of the best luxury beauty buys that are worth every penny
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Beauty enthusiasts know that there are plenty of great skincare products on the market, ranging drastically in price.
While there are many affordable options that do get the job done, splurging on really, really good skincare is sometimes worthwhile. Plus, you can’t forget about the adrenaline rush that comes along with finally getting your hands on a luxury skincare product that actually lives up to its name.
While it may not be possible to splurge on an assortment of exclusively high-end products, it can be worth adding one or two of these beauty must-haves into your routine for a skin-boosting effect. Plus, used sparingly you can even extend the life of these skincare picks by reserving them for special self-care moments.
From celebrity-approved brand like La Mer, to editor-favourite options like Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, we’ve gathered 10 of the top luxury skincare products to bookmark.
Valmont Elixir des Glaciers Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage
The Valmont Elixir des Glaciers collection is packed with naturally-derived ingredients, like honey for moisturizing and skin-repairing properties, bee propolis for purifying, and nutritious royal jelly to regenerate skin. This serum is lightweight, non-greasy and hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple.
SHOP IT: 24S, $429
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
This is the most luxe cleansing balm I have ever tried. It gives the skin a deep cleanse without stripping, removing impurities and makeup with ease — including waterproof mascara. All you are left with is super soft and hydrated skin.
SHOP IT: Skinstore, $157
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AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
This award-winning anti-aging essence uses fermented green tea to improve skin’s firmness, clarity and texture. I noticed a big improvement in my skin's tone after each use, and it's super refreshing and soothing scent makes this a staple in my skincare routine.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $175
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment
This editor-approved lactic acid treatment is highly potent and immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells. It effectively targets fine lines, the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation and visible signs of aging for a healthier glow. And who doesn’t want that?
SHOP IT: Sephora, $162
La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer
Known for their luxury skincare, La Mer's luxuriously rich cream infuses the skin with sea-sourced renewing properties to intensely moisturize and soothe skin. It's known to work wonders on extremely dry skin — and you don’t need much of this cream to notice its effects.
SHOP IT: Sephora, from $245
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum
Targeting dullness, uneven texture and loss of firmness, this serum offers a soft-peel treatment that effectively diminishes the visible signs of aging. This really works wonders on dry and sensitive skin, giving a dash of hydration and glow when you need it most.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $278
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Charlotte's Magic Night Cream
This is an oil-based, rich overnight moisturizer that combines eight powerful and unique ingredients: winter daphne stem cell extract, time-released retinol, and red algae marigel work on the skin's texture. Bio-Nymph Peptide Complex aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and olus oil and caster seed oil intensely moisturize for velvety smooth skin.
SHOP IT: Charlotte Tilbury, $165
GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
This product is a potent and powerful exfoliator that does the job of deep cleansing while buffing dull and dry skin away — after just one use I noticed my complexion was fresher and clearer. It's gentle, yet effective and a little dab goes a long way since you’ll only need to use it one to two times a week.
SHOP IT: The Detox Market, $175
Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum
This serum is billed as an anti-fatigue weapon against dull complexions. It's a glow booster that really plumps the skin to restore radiance with murunga plum, alpha hydroxy acid and antioxidant-boosting iris extract to brighten the complexion and smooth the skin's texture.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $120
Valmont Prime Renewing Pack
This highly popular and well-loved cream mask has a light texture that is rich and non-greasy. Skin instantly feels soft, fresh and visibly smoothed. For an intense spa treatment, apply a thick layer on clean, dry skin and wash off for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, I apply a thin layer as a moisturizer for a glowy touch up throughout the day.
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $306
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