These skincare products and fragrances might cost a hefty chunk of an average Singaporean’s paycheck, but if you are looking to splurge on something that works, make it one of these 10 products we’d recommend.
#1 Dior L’Or de Vie La Cure, $3,025
What happens when you combine the grapes from the world’s finest vineyard with the cutting-edge technology and know-how of luxury skincare from one of the leading beauty brands in the world? The ultra-precious L’Or de Vie La Cure intensive skin treatment. Made with the prized extracts from grapes harvested on Château d’Yquem, only 1,800 sets of this skin elixir was made as 2017’s harvest was lesser than previous years. Nevertheless, it infuses skin with exceptional antioxidants to target 200 longevity factors in skin cells for unparalled youth-restoring benefits. Day after day, your complexion looks more beautiful as lines are softened, dullness is banished, elasticity is improved while being more resilient against external factors.
#2 Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+, $460 (30 ml)
Expect immediate and long-term results with this multi-action anti-ageing serum. Formulated with powerful peptides and botanical stem cells, it sends signals to skin cells to accelerate collagen production and reduce the appearance of dark spots. It also contains an algae-derived blend that forms an invisible film over skin surface for an instant firming effect. Plus, it is also rich in antioxidants that not only shields the skin from environmental hazards but also blue light that are emitted from electronic devices. Available from Jan 2019
#3 Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Creations La Corte EDP, $400 (100 ml)
Designed to pay homage to the rich heritage of exquisite craftsmanship of Tuscany, Ferragamo introduces Tuscan Creations, a range of fine fragrances that uses the finest ingredients in perfumery. Our favourite is La Corte, an opulent blend of jasmine, white lilies, amber and vanilla for a warm and refined finish.
#4 La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer Remastered With Caviar Premier, $740 (50 ml)
If you’re looking for a luxurious face cream that has a sensorial texture and packs potent anti-ageing ingredients, look no further than the iconic La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Newly reformulated to make the most of caviar extract, its key ingredient, the formula is readily absorbed into skin to accelerate collagen production for an inside-out firming action. It is enriched with the brand’s signature Exclusive Cellular Complex, an optimum blend of vitamins, nutrients and amino acids to improve skin moisture and vitality.
#5 111Skin Black Celestial Diamond Cream, $1,230
Made of black diamond particles, these form microspheres that penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin to deliver ingredients like Centella Asiatica, hyaluronic acid and the brand’s proprietary NAC Y2. Centella asiatica, a herb which speeds up cellular regeneration, also stimulates the production of collagen types I and II. In addition, the NASA-approved NAC Y2, provides the skin with powerful antioxidant benefits to keep cellular inflammation at bay for a healthier, younger-looking complexion. This extravagant cream also has a rich and nourishing texture to instantly relieve dry skin.
#6 Prada Olfactories Tainted Love, $440 (100 ml)
Conceptualised to reflect Miuccia Prada’s penchant for exploring contradicting themes, the Prada Olfactories is a range of fragrances that embraces juxtapositions. By pairing unusual ingredients together, these ten fragrances shatter the traditional codes of perfumery to push the boundary of convention. Moreover, the fragrances are depicted as different scenes from a peculiar dream rather than with the ingredients and notes they contain, allowing the wearer to thread together their very own unique experiences. Try Tainted Love, a tongue-in-cheek look at the scent of lipsticks, which is personal yet universal, familiar yet synthetic at the same time.
#7 Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Or Rouge Creme Fine, $559 for (50 ml)
Thanks to the extensive research that the brand has put into the field of glycobiology, the scientists at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has discovered that Moroccan Saffron pistils contain the highest amount of crocetin, a compound that displays remarkable antioxidant properties to keep cellular inflammation at bay, which in turn, results in a delay in oxidative damage for skin that remains younger and healthier for a longer period of time. Made with the prized Moroccan Saffron pistils, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s Or Rouge line offers unparalleled youth-preserving benefits for those who seek the very best in luxury skincare. Splurge on the Or Rouge Creme Fine, a non-greasy lightweight cream that instantly nourishes your complexion while infusing with a powerful antioxidant boost like no other.
#8 MEMO Moroccan Leather EDP, $355 (75 ml)
As its name suggests, this fragrance is inspired by the ancient city of Chefchaouen, a picturesque Moroccan city that’s drenched in a coat of striking indigo blue. At first spritz, notes of mandarin and ginger add a touch of spice, bringing to mind the unforgettable scenes at a Moroccan bazaar. Then, as the scent settles, accents of orange blossom, galbanum, iris, leather accord and musk gradually surface, shrouding it with a cloud of mysticism and exoticism.
#9 KANEBO The Cream, $1,800 (40 ml)
Positioned as the brand’s most luxurious skincare product, look no further for the ultimate in Japanese skincare innovation. Touted as the pinnacle of technological breakthrough and sensory pleasure, this nourishing moisturizer cocoons the skin with a moisture veil, setting the basis for plump and healthy skin. When absorbed, it releases its proprietary Clear Botanical Complex, which targets multiple skincare concerns like radiance, texture, smoothness and firmness in one step for a supple, unified and glowing complexion. Your senses are also in for a treat as the cream, while rich, doesn’t leave a greasy film over the skin. The relaxing Teatopic scent helps soothe your mind, making your skincare routine something you’ll look forward to everyday.
#10 IREN Skin Vaporizer, $338
Rethink facial mists with IREN’s Skin Vaporizer. Featuring pressure boost technology, it transforms your regular facial mists or skincare lotions into micron-sized droplets so they penetrate deeper into skin for enhanced skincare benefits. Also available are the brand’s skincare serums or Clear Skin Lotion which are perfect for targeting specific skincare concerns or as a refreshing pick-me-up. You can even use it to apply your liquid foundation for a seamless and airbrushed effect.
Text: Joyce Cheo / Additional Reporting: Arissa Ha
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