Sisley Ecological Compound, $320
Since its creation in 1980, Sisley’s global bestseller has never been revamped … until now. Through 40 years of scientific research, the brand has improved its formula to address the microbiomes in the skin, which forms a complex and diverse ecosystem of good and bad bacteria needed to help skin perform its everyday vital functions. Maintaining this ecosystem in perfect balance is essential for stronger and more resilient skin. To do that, the formula has been boosted with burdock extra which promotes balance in the microbial flora, and meadowsweet extract to strengthen skin’s natural immunity. It retains its original complex of plant extracts namely Centella Asiatica for enhanced barrier protection, and hops extract known for its toning and revitalising properties. The delicious scent and texture remain unchanged but the proof in this pudding is the huge difference I felt in my skin such as improved smoothness, reduced oiliness, and better moisture retention.
Dior Prestige La Crème Lumière, $690
Dior revamps its Prestige White Crème by combining its proprietary Rosapeptide — extracted from the Rose de Granville which contains collagen-boosting peptides — with the white rose extract and stabilised vitamin C to create Rosapeptide Lumière. The white rose extract possesses brightening properties and is scientifically proven to inhibit photo-ageing damage. Resistant to light and oxygen, the stabilised vitamin C extract helps boost lasting skin radiance. By offering this dual regenerative and illuminating action, the cream helps to repair structural flaws, rejuvenate and skin and brighten the complexion. Skin looks smoother, repaired and replenished.
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Augustinus Bader The Serum with TFC8 (limited edition), $595
A cult skincare brand used by numerous US celebrities, Augustinus Bader’s iconic serum is an intensely hydrating, fast-absorbing concentrate that addresses nagging skin issues like dehydration, dullness and ageing due to environmental damage. It is powered by TFC8, a proprietary blend of amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesised molecules that provide key nutrients to the skin and support the body’s renewal processes. It leverages on super-hydrators such nourishing Rice Bran Oil rich in Ferulic Acid, powerful antioxidants - Pomegranate Seed Concentrate and Resveratrol, energising Vitamin C, and pollution-protectant Edelweiss Extract for a revitalised, healthy unmistakable Bader glow.
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Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Micro-Lift Concentrate, from $841
After over 18 years of research dedicated to the time-defying orchid, Guerlain researchers have discovered a new secret to infinite longevity. The new molecular extract, Orchid Tatum is the source of power behind Orchidée Impériale’s exceptional complete care line. The French brand’s unprecedented commitment to research has produced another addition to this iconic collection with the new Orchidée Impériale Micro-Lift Concentrate. Doubly ultra-concentrated with maximum regenerative powers, this cutting-edge technology helps to activate and extend cell longevity. Generated from 95% naturally derived ingredients, this tri-dimensional serum’s ability to regenerate, firm and sculpt helps to restructure and redefine skin from within. One pump releases 12,000 precious oil micro-spheres that subtly melt on the skin’s surface — a real sensory delight!
Lancôme Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum, $217
Luxury beauty brand Lancôme has found a way to unite three active ingredients, previously deemed incompatible to combine, into one triple dose: Hyaluronic Acid, C+Niacinamide and Ferulic Acid. This, on top of a combination of gluco-peptides and the line’s signature linseed extract help to strengthen the skin barrier and improve dermal structure. Encased in a new high-tech pack design, each derm-active is held within separate chambers that protect them from air, light and impurities, preserving their optimal efficacy before each use through the triple nozzle. In one pump they combine into a triple threat for the skin by plumping it with moisture, brightening the complexion and tone, and neutralising free radical damage. Head down to selected Lancôme counters to enjoy a complimentary skin analysis on the upgraded Skin Screen which gives consumers a 97% accurate analysis of your skin projected over a few years.
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La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait, $1,310
Infused with Caviar Infinite, this Intensive Resculpting Treatment contains a potent blend of its proprietary caviar components, augmented to target skin's vertical pillars, which over time, lose their stable structure to gravity. The lightweight fluid glides over skin like water and sinks straight in to strengthen and redensify the skin, return back volume and firmness, erase lines and wrinkles, and give you a lifted look with long-term continued use.
Shiseido Bio-Performance Skin Filler, $440
The Japanese skincare giant has developed a new technology to shrink moisture-replenishing hyaluronic acid down to a nano-sized particle that travels much deeper into the skin’s layers. What this means simply is that your skin will be so moisturised and energised that it will feel five years younger! The Skin Filler set consists of a day and night serum. At night, the Infill Serum precisely delivers shrunken hyaluronic acid molecules deep into your skin. And the next morning the Full Expansion Serum is designed to expand the molecules back to their original size to create an extra moisture-retaining layer that pushes up skin for a lifted look.
Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait, $858
This Intense Restoring Treatment, made with the highest concentration of proprietary Vanilla Planifolia and precious oils, is now enriched with Swertia — a unique active ingredient complex that promotes skin repair. Native to Bhutan, this rare plant species is known for its restorative powers. It is grown in its natural environment and harvested by hand every three years in harmony with its flowering cycle. One drop of this precious oil is all you need to intensively nourish the face.