10 of the best luxury beauty buys that are worth every penny

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These splurge-worthy luxury skincare products are worth every penny. Image via Sephora.
These splurge-worthy luxury skincare products are worth every penny. Image via Sephora.

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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.

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Valmont Elixir des Glaciers Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage

Valmont Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage. Image Via Valmont
Valmont Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage. Image Via Valmont

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

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm. Image Via Skinstore
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm. Image Via Skinstore

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

AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence. Image via Sephora
AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence. Image via Sephora

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

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment. Image Via Sephora
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment. Image Via Sephora

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

La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer. Image via Sephora
La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer. Image via Sephora

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

Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum. Image via Sephora
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum. Image via Sephora

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

Charlotte's Magic Night Cream. Image via Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte's Magic Night Cream. Image via Charlotte Tilbury

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

GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator. Image via The Detox Market
GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator. Image via The Detox Market

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

Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum. Image Via Dior
Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum. Image Via Dior

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

Valmont Prime Renewing Pack. Image Via Saks Fifth Avenue
Valmont Prime Renewing Pack. Image Via Saks Fifth Avenue

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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