Find out why these luxury skincare products are worth the splurge

When it comes to efficacious, results-driven skincare, sometimes price does matter. And that is because they often contain ingredients so rare and precious, that even the experts themselves swear by them for their own use. Coupled with years of extensive research and development plus gorgeous packaging thrown in, luxury beauty may cost a pretty penny, but they do promise to make your skin just as beautiful as they look on your shelf. Here are some highly desirable new launches and reformulations to hit the market.

Dior L’Or de Vie La Cure 2020 Vintage, S$3,850 for three vials
Like a fine wine, L’Or de Vie La Cure is created in small batch annual vintages. Just like its yearly iterations, the new 2020 vintage promises an intensive skin treatment focusing on longevity and next-level anti-ageing. Drawing from the sap of vines from Château d’Yquem’s vineyard in Bordeaux, this rich serum rejuvenates skin cells and gradually restores collagen production. About 20% of this formula has also been reworked to incorporate 88% natural-origin ingredients. This ultra-luxurious gilded set comes with three vials the first focuses on transformation such as luminosity, the second amplifies the results while third reinforces radiance and skin firming. The set also comes with a complimentary quartz applicator which helps reduce visible wrinkles and improve tone.

Sisley All Day All Year EssentialAnti-Aging Protection, S$510 (available April 11)
First launched in 2005, All Day All Year moisturiser-sunscreen became a worldwide bestseller known for its ability to heal while it shields the skin from external aggressors. This year, it sees its first revamp in formulation to address current-day issues such as pollution, UV rays and smoking, all of which lead to premature aging. Using a potent cocktail of smart botanical ingredients, the formula now works in three phases to protect the skin for up to eight hours straight: It inhibits external aggressors and the penetration of UV and pollution and oxidative cascade to the skin. Finally, it also stimulates the skin’s defence system.

Rationale Radiance Ampoules, S$419 for six vials
Breathe life back into dull skin with this intensive treatment created by Australia’s leading luxury skincare brand. Radiance Ampoules are designed to supercharge the results of one’s daily skin ritual to amplify your glow, boost hydration and refine texture for a perfected skin finish. Perfect to use daily for a week (once every few months), the six- dose coffret is infused with a peptide-rich formula to re-energise and recondition skin cells. Other active ingredients include a saccharide isomerate, a hyaluronic acid booster and betaine, a natural an- ti-inflammatory agent, which all help to increase moisture retention by binding hydration within the deeper layers, as well as providing immense nourishment and promoting skin suppleness.

111SKIN Liquid Masks Discovery Set, $295
Following the success of its sheet masks, 111Skin now offers a collection of six travel-sized liquid masks to address a multitude of targetted skincare concerns.

Developed by former trauma surgeon and cosmetic surgeon Yannis Alexandrides, 111Skin is designed using biomedical healing technologies to help skin heal from within. Offering a multi-use alternative for visible long-term results, these masks are formulated with clinical-level activities that address specific skincare concerns, ensuring you will never be without the right treatment even when you are on-the-go.

An ideal gift, the set includes 30ml tubes featuring the Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask, Contour Lifting Mask, Molecular Hydration Mask, NAC Y2 Recovery Mask, Microbiome Blemish Mask, and Oxygen Express Mask. You can alternate different masks every other day, however it is suggested not to use the same mask more than three times a week.

La Mer The Treatment Lotion, S$255
Infused with even more of La Mer’s proprietary Miracle Broth — a ferment of various seaweeds which has an ‘energy recharging effect’— The Treatment Lotion now contains an advanced formula that is of 91% natural origin crafted using green chemistry. It also comes packed in a new glass bottle that is made with 20% post-consumer recycled content. Good for overall skin vitality, this lotion floods skin with a reservoir of energy, essential electrolytes and nutrients to jumpstart its natural renewal process and focus on repair. You can expect an overall plumping of the skin, improved radiance and a reduction of fine lines and bikou bumps.

Allies of Skin CE15 Bakuchiol Firming Oil, S$215
A godsend for dull, tired or dehydrated skin, the CE15 Bakuchiol Firming Oil will fuel overworked skin and protect against future moisture loss — your secret weapon for a firmer, plumper visage. Featuring a blend of 22 clinical actives and nine organic cold-pressed oils, along with antioxidant-rich vitamins C, E and CoEnzyme Q10, this powerhouse formula also helps to calm inflammation, address hyperpigmentation and firmness. The main ingredient bakuchiol is a plant-based retinol alternative that smoothes fine lines and helps with regeneration, minus the skin irritation.

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