The Best Skin Care Brands
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as finding a skincare product that you love. As your skin begins looking plumper, clearer, and all around more vibrant, you start to feel glowier on the inside, too. With thousands of trending options out there, it can be tough to decide which products are worth a try. That’s why our BAZAAR editors have smeared, swiped, and tested thousands from brands across the globe—and the 30-plus ahead are the very best. Check out the MVPs of the skincare world and the products you should try first from each brand.
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CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin
This drugstore staple has found a new cult following thanks to viral TikToks and social media skincare stars. The signature blend of essential ceramides and derm-favorite ingredients like SPF and hyaluronic acid make for simple yet effective products that won’t break the bank.
EAU THERMALE AVENE
Avene Skin Recovery Cream
Nothing works harder to heal sensitive skin than Eau Thermale Avene’s products. Once a staple of chic French pharmacies, the brand is now widely available in the States. The products rely on thermal spring water to help calm and soothe all skin types.
DR. BARBARA STURM
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich
If you’ve watched just one celebrity skincare video (pick any one), you’ve no doubt heard about Dr. Barbara Sturm’s products. Simple yet luxurious, Sturm’s creams, serums, and cleansers all aim to strengthen and soothe skin while delivering serious results.
U BEAUTY Resurfacing Compound
Why use eight different products when you can use one? That’s the thinking behind U Beauty, started by Bag Snob’s Tina Craig. Her products combine cutting-edge ingredients with simple, easy-to-use formulas to deliver major skin transformations with minimal effort.
Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream
Versed is proof that when it comes to skin care, better-for-you doesn’t have to be expensive. Their cruelty-free, vegan, and clean ingredients have become beauty-editor favorites—namely the Hydration Station Booster with Hyaluronic Acid.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
One of the leaders in antioxidant-based skincare, the brand’s science-first philosophy makes it one of the most trusted brands by dermatologists. Their serums are potent (and pricey), but ultra-effective.
Herbivore Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask
With their jewel-box color palette, shelfie-ready packaging, and—most importantly—arsenal of natural ingredients like anti-inflammatory Blue Tansy and nourishing cannabis seed oil, Herbivore has become a staple for those transitioning to a cleaner beauty routine.
Nobody does glowy, bright skin quite like Ole Henriksen. The hero products—like Truth Serum rely on active ingredients like vitamin c and collagen to lift dark spots and plump skin. Results are often instant and only get better over time.
DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
The name of this brand makes a whole lot more sense once you learn that every product is centered around marula oil. (You see, Elephants eat the marula fruit and get tipsy in the wild). But Drunk Elephant is so much more than a cute name—it’s a skincare wunderkind that combines proven natural ingredients with products that truly work miracles. The Sukari Babyfacial chemical peel is a must-have for anyone with acne-prone skin, dark spots, or fine lines.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer
Olay’s efficacy crosses generations and country lines—it’s one of the most recognizable and accessible names in the global skincare game. In fact, industry testing has suggested that their cult-favorite Regenerist Face Cream moisturizes better than some luxury competitors twelve times the price. The line relies on proven active ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to make skin look visibly younger at drugstore prices.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
The entire SK-II line centers around a unique ingredient called Pitera. Legend has it that employees in a Japanese brewery who were exposed to a fermented liquid had shockingly ageless and spotless hands. The secret sauce was bottled up and delivered in a slew of anti-aging creams, serums, masks, and most famously—a skin-brightening facial treatment essence.
CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Perhaps the only moisturizer ubiquitous enough to be recognized by it’s shorthand nickname DDML, Clinique’s pale yellow cream is touted as one of the best skincare products of all time. The brand prides itself in not just creating effective and accessible products for all skin types, but also in making sure those products are easy to use as part of an entire skin-perfecting routine.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Dermalogica was founded back in 1986 by an aesthetician who couldn’t find effective products made without common irritants that could clog pores and dull skin. These days it’s one of the most recommended lines by skin professionals and dermatologists. There are products for every skin type or problem, like this Special Cleansing Gel, which gently cleanses without compromising the skin’s barrier.
Tata Harper Skincare Resurfacing Mask
When she couldn’t find skincare products she loved made with truly natural ingredients, Tata Harper decided to make her own—and a cult brand was born. Her masks and oils are standouts, with many of the ingredients sourced from her very own Vermont farm. Even cooler: You can use the “follow your bottle” tool on her site to see when each product was packaged.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Sunday Riley destroys the notion that natural products are less effective than their more chemical-y counterparts. With catchy product names like Luna, Juno, and UFO—it’s no wonder the brand is a staple on the bathroom shelves of It-girls everywhere.
3LAB Super h Age-Defying Serum
This under-the-radar skincare brand is one of the best kept secrets in beauty. Created by chemists and dermatologists, the line merges clinical science with luxury beauty to deliver results as eye-popping as their prices (everything is worth the splurge).
ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Estēe Lauder solidified itself as a skincare juggernaut when it released the Advanced Night Repair formula (then just called Night Repair) way back in 1982—and has since become a staple in our makeup bags. In fact, it’s credited as the first-ever serum, the first product to use skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, and the first product to recognize and repair the link between DNA-damaged skin and aging skin.
LA MER The Regenerating Serum
Arguably the brand most synonymous with cream in the world, we’d actually argue that the best product from the marine-inspired line La Mer is the Regenerating Serum. Centered around the line’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, the serum delivers a quicker and more potent dose of the cream’s skin-renewing effects.
CHANEL SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME Ultimate Skin Regeneration
Chanel introduced its anti-aging hero called Sublimage back in 2006. Like all of Chanel’s skincare products, it’s centered around an ingredient the R&D scientists discovered and use exclusively: vanilla planifolia PFA. Die-hard fans can attest to the fact that the claims of smoother, brighter, and more supple skin are undoubtedly true.
TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate
If glowy, dewy skin is what you’re after—let us introduce you to the Japanese-and-American brand Tatcha. Inspired by the beauty secrets of geishas, Tatcha’s line of cleansers, creams, and serums is centered around three ingredients: green tea, rice, and algae. The line is gentle enough for sensitive skin, natural, and wildly effective. We’re in love with the dewy skin products in particular, both the mist and the night concentrate.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream
Caudalie is a French skincare brand that relies on all-natural grape extracts from the regions of Bordeaux, Champagne, and Burgundy. Red wine drinkers already know this to be true: grapes are high in antioxidants and compounds resveratrol and polyphenols, which give the entire line its unique and effective anti-aging philosophy.
LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Absolute Filler
La Prairie’s roots go back to 1931, when Professor Paul Niehans began treating patients using cellular therapy in the Swiss countryside. Today, the brand expands on his groundbreaking scientific work to create anti-aging products that straddle the line between cosmeceutical and luxury skincare—just look at the line-plumping cream dubbed Absolute Filler.
DIOR Capture Totale DreamSkin Care & Perfect Global Age-Defying Emulsion
It’s no surprise that one of our favorite fashion, makeup, and perfume companies also makes some of our favorite skincare products. This primer-serum hybrid is the best-selling skin product from the entire brand. Layered under foundation as the last step in your skin routine, Dream Skin blurs fine lines, mattifies, and Facetunes skin right away and then continues to work harder over time.
SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
There is no Japanese skincare brand more well-known and trusted than Shiseido. With over 140 years creating skincare, there are hundreds of products that have become hits with beauty gurus all over the world. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but if you’re going to splurge on just one product from the brand, try the Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Masks.
KIEHL’S Midnight Recovery Concentrate
It says it right there on every bottle: Kiehl’s has been around since 1851. So it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about making products that stand the test of time. This top-selling (and deliciously scented) serum combines lavender oil, squalane, and evening primrose oil to repair your skin’s moisture barrier while you sleep. You’ll wake up looking shockingly well-rested (even if you’re not).
FRESH Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate
Fresh focuses on familiar food ingredients—like soy, sugar, black tea—to brand their line of cleansers, serums, creams, lip balms, and masks. The Black Tea line is rich in antioxidants and ideal for adding to an anti-aging routine. This top-rated eye cream combines tea with noni extract to noticeably lighten dark circles and flatten eye bags.
The French brand Clarins has creams, serums, self-tanners, and makeup for every age, skin type, and texture. Their most famous anti-aging product is the Double Serum, which houses two anti-aging plant extracts separately in one tube. This makes the active ingredients more effective in theory and practice—bottles of the skin-firming formula have been flying off the shelves for years.
LANCOME Visionnaire Crescendo Progressive Night Peel
Though Lancôme’s messaging suggests an effortless approach to Parisian beauty, we all know that looking naturally ageless takes some serious commitment to a skincare routine. Though their anti-aging serums are some of the best-selling in the world, we also love this two-phase nightly peel that helps skin get desensitized to the otherwise irritating exfoliators.
True Botanicals Cellular Repair Serum
More often than not, natural skincare brands feel better on your conscience but the results don’t live up to the products you left behind. That’s not the case with True Botanicals. The brand has garnered a rabid following in a few short years for it’s unique positioning as a luxury brand that happens to also be as ultra-natural. Their independent clinical trials prove what their fan base already knows: their products scientifically outperform some of the other, more famous ones on this list.
SISLEY PARIS Black Rose Precious Face Oil
One of the pillars of luxury French skincare, Sisley Paris blends botanical extracts with anti-aging formulas that feel uniquely lush and decadent. This black rose dry oil is a savior for ultra-dry or sensitive skin. Just tap two or three drops over your favorite moisturizer to lock-in moisture all day long (the price feels a little less shocking when you realize just how long a single bottle lasts).
KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
Celebrity facialist turned skincare guru, Kate Somerville’s products are the next best thing to having her actually work on your skin every morning. We’re fans of all the skin-softening exfoliating products, particularly the Exfolikate Cleanser—it combines two necessary skincare steps without sacrificing results.
MARIO BADESCU Drying Lotion for Travel
What do Oprah Winfrey, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Ashley Judd, Heidi Klum, Kylie Jenner, and Brad Pitt all have in common? They’re fans of Mario Badescu skincare, which has been around for over 50 years but continues to find new loyal and fervent fans. The facial sprays are a cult-favorite, but anyone who has ever suffered from pimples should try the Drying Lotion. A single dot (applied with a cotton swab) will make an angry spot shrink dramatically overnight.
Hydro Boost Water Gel
The brand we’ve always trusted for acne-fighters and sunscreen launched the Hydro Boost skin line a few years ago to rave reviews. The lightweight moisturizers plump skin as well as luxury hyaluronic acid products without deflating your bank account.
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
The brand behind the cult-favorite The Rich Cream was developed by a stem-cell scientist with an innovative approach to skincare. Made with TFC8, this PPC Cellular Renewal Rich Cream is luxuriously hydrating—and worth the price and the hype.
PETER THOMAS ROTH
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
There are few brands that cover a wide range of skincare concerns as successfully as Peter Thomas Roth. From acne to anti-aging, you’d be hard-pressed to find a product that won’t work for your skin. And for anyone looking to quench dry skin, look no further than the aptly named “Water Drench” hyaluronic acid line.
Jenna Rosenstein is the Beauty Director at BAZAAR.com.
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Best Skin Care Brands: Top 13 Skin Care Product in the World
If you’re anything like us, you’re borderline obsessed with skin care. Okay, fine, *full on* obsessed. Good skin is everything. Makeup goes on smoother. It glows all on its own (yep, without the need for illuminator!). And it gives your confidence a huge boost. And let’s not forget that great skin makes us look younger, more well-rested and basically like the true picture of health.
But the search for the products able to create said perfect skin takes a while. And we know you don’t have time for that.
Generally, a good place to start is with brands you know and trust. If you love one of their products, there’s a good chance you’ll love many.
While everyone has different things they look for in a skin care product – price, ingredients, ethos… and what works for your bestie may not work for you, recommendations with globally agreed upon positive reputations really are the best places to start.
So, we did some digging for you to find out what the best skin care brands in the world are. From the brands with top-selling products worldwide, to those who’ve won a ridiculous amount of awards, to the most-loved skin care brands our Beauty Crew members keep going back to, these are some of our favourite skin care brands…
#13 / Olay
No face cream is as recognisable as the bright red jar that is Olay Regenerist. And after launching the Whip formula in 2017 (which, quite accurately to advertising feels as ‘light as air’), one jar of Regenerist Whip ($24.49 at Chemist Warehouse) is now sold every three minutes in Australia. But of course, this skin care brand goes way back and has actually served over 20 million women worldwide. It’s beloved not only because it’s accessible (you’ll find it in most major supermarkets and pharmacies) but because the formulas are effective too. On a recent Review Crew © of the Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum ($29.99 at Chemist Warehouse), one member wrote: “I have been using it for about two weeks now and I can see visible differences in my skin texture. My skin looks brighter and tighter.” Coincidentally, Olay’s Retinol 24 has become Australia’s no.1 retinol product in 2020.
Celebrity fans: Former Miss Universe Australia and model Jesinta Franklin praised the Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment ($29.99 at Amazon) for keeping her pigmentation in check throughout her first pregnancy.
The Best Skincare Brands in 2021
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- Our Insider Reviews team shares the skincare brands we constantly have on repeat.
- We tell you the brands we love, but also specific product recommendations from each.
- We have everything from products that even out skin texture to sun protection and acne-fighters.
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Skincare is embedded into many of our morning routines, from massaging your creamy cleanser in circles to lathering on your SPF with a heavy hand. You might not always know which bottle, jar, or tincture to grab from your stockpile of skincare products. But when in doubt, you can snatch up your Holy Grail items that never fall short of your skin’s needs.
While it’s nice to know which ones you can always turn to, it can also be helpful to hear from others on which brands and products they swear by. That’s why we asked the Insider Reviews team to rave about the brands they’re most faithful to and which products build this trust. It can’t get better than our team of professional product reviewers when sharing the best of the best in skincare. Hopefully, you have a little extra space in your cabinets and drawers for products from brands that we simply can’t abandon.
Below are the 24 skincare brands we find ourselves coming back to time and time again:
Updated on 03/23/2021: We added six more brand recommendations from the Insider Reviews team, at the beginning of the slides. We also inserted a few additional product recommendations under existing brands in the roundup.
Top 6 Swiss Luxury Skincare Brands 2021
The Top Swiss Luxury Skincare Brands
| La Prairie
Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie is a pioneer in anti-aging cellular therapy. Developed at Clinique La Prairie in Switzerland, its products help prolong the youthful appearance of even the most delicate skin. Using the most precious ingredients (think rich caviar, rare platinum, and opulent gold), the term “luxury skincare” was practically invented to summarise La Prairie’s range of cult products.
Representative product: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
($530, up to 3% cashback at Neiman Marcus)
Caviar Premier offers a new dimension of sensorial indulgence paired with exceptional lifting and firming. The brand’s breakthrough caviar science has enhanced natural caviar extract with bioengineered forms of the ingredient’s most potent components for enhanced firmness and elasticity.
Enriched with the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex, this unique formulation helps increase skin’s tautness and suppleness. A true feast for the senses, immerse yourself in an indulgent experience as you see skin gain firmness and elasticity, while alpha hydroxy acids gently exfoliate and retexturize skin’s surface. Hydrating ingredients remastered with caviar premier attract, bind and replenish the moisture deep within the skin.
A brand steeped in over 100 years of history, Swiss skincare luminary Valmont was founded in 1905 as the Valmont Clinic in Lake Geneva, where its elite clientele included the likes of Coco Chanel and Ingrid Bergman. With a focus on helping people heal from injuries, Valmont Clinic eventually released its skincare product line in the 1980s applying advanced DNA cellular technology for premiere anti-aging effects. Their exceptional quality is the fruit of a subtle alliance of alpine ingredients and advanced scientific expertise.
Representative product: Valmont Prime Renewing Pack
($220, up to 7% cashback at 24S)
Valmont’s worldwide best seller, with one jar sold every two minutes. With a fine, cream-like texture, the Prime Renewing Pack mask erases signs of aging, fatigue and fine lines in just minutes. It fights wrinkles and signs of aging while refreshing the complexion. It utilizes liposomed RNA, which works to rebalance the skin’s hydrolipidic film without stripping it of its natural barrier, helping to maintain an ideal moisture rate while instantly revealing radiant, healthy skin. Suitable for all skin types and all uses.
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Inspired by cellular therapy, cellular cosmetics came into existence in Switzerland in the 1980s. Created in 1987 by Cellap Laboratoire, the Cellcosmet Swiss cellular and phyto skincare have been studied and formulated to respect both the inherent qualities of female skin and its physiological age.
Unlike most cellular cosmetics which use freeze-dried cells, the Cellcosmet products are enriched with bio-integral cells whose biological integrity has been preserved. Thanks to the exclusive method of stabilization, these cells are kept for months in their bio-integral state.
Representative product: Cellcosmet Switzerland Ultra Vital Moisturizer
($370, up to 4% cashback at Saks Fifth Avenue)
The signature skincare with many properties that reveals your skin’s radiance. This face cream will make your complexion visibly more youthful and radiant.
The remarkable formula of Ultra Vital cream, incorporating stabilised cellular extracts (24%), has been used day and night by the most demanding faces since the brand was first founded. Enriched with vitamins E and C, this moisturizer fights against free radicals, protects your skin from external elements, and helps reduce the visible signs of ageing: wrinkles, lost firmness, a duller complexion. Its smooth, perfectly homogenous texture is a delight to apply and penetrates easily. For tired, devitalised or stressed skin, from age 30.
| L Raphael
Launched in 2005, L Raphael’s Temple of Beauty has become a global leader in skincare and anti-aging treatments thanks to exclusive technological innovations. L.RAPHAEL is a pioneer in the state-of-the-art oxygen and ultra-sound treatments and has truly revolutionized the science of skincare with its adoption of medical and wellness therapies.
Its patented LEC-40 formula is used in all of its products and features an array of proteins and vitamins, allowing any other active ingredients to penetrate the skin more deeply. Treatments at the Temple of Beauty, as well as L Raphael’s range of products, focus not only on the face, but also on the full body to offer a more youthful and firmer appearance, from head to toe.
Representative product: L Raphael Perfection Eye Cream
(€563 at L Raphael)
Perfection Eye Care is one of the most renowned skin care products for correcting, protecting and strengthening the delicate skin around the eyes, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to revive and enhance the cell’s natural renewal process, while restores the skin’s essential fatty acids balance and strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
The results: The skin has noticeably more lifted look, a glowing clarity and a newly refined smoothness.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, NIANCE was born in 2007 and has since been driven by a passion to discover and enhance the skin’s natural ability to recover and rejuvenate. By utilising only the best of Swiss alpine ingredients, they have invented the Swiss Glacier Complex® – the core of their skin care product line. By combining powerful, alpine ingredients with leading Swiss clinical research, NIANCE has created a premium solution that truly embodies a level of excellence and superior quality in the realm of skin care.
Behind every product lies a wealth of scientific research and knowledge, created to positively impact the overall well-being of clients of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and orientation.
Representative product: NIANCE Premium Glacier Facial Serum
($410.31 at NIANCE)
The Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, a daily supplement essence designed with a hybrid of 5% L-Ascorbic acid and Centella Asiatica extract, helps stimulate collagen production and improves skin tones and texture. Also suitable for sensitive skin types, this serum utilizes Vitamin C to reduce pigmentation and brighten your overall skin complexion.
Alpessence is a Swiss-based and formed luxury skin care online brand, now available in 14 countries. The brand offers a range of high quality moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners and masks infused with diamonds, pearls, caviar, rose stem cells, and other luxurious ingredients with a key selling point of extreme absorption. With visible results, Alpessence brings the latest Swiss high-tech, anti-aging treatments to regenerate and repair the skin. With no added fragrance, dyes or ingredients that can harm the health and function of your skin.
The must-have product: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Cream
Alpessence’s Caviar Serum is not only a high performance anti-aging serum but is also the signature product of the brands advanced penetration technology. Caviar is a unique food for the skin. Extracts from caviar have an exclusive natural protein that creates a legendary firming lifting effect and satiny smoothness. The caviar serum from Alpessence reaches deep into your skin, effectively nourishing, regenerating and moisturizing your skin all day long.
The serum also improves the elasticity of your skin, helping it smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, playing a major role in maintaining the healthy condition of your skin.
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15 Editor Approved Organic Luxury Skin Care Brands
While conventional formulas that contain chemicals and synthetic ingredients strip the skin of its natural balance, organic skincare ingredients nourish your skin with plant-based formulas that are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. And luxury organic skin care brands take that even further with only the highest quality, exotic, rare, and extremely powerful ingredients.
They might cost a bit more upfront, but what they’ll do for your skin is worth the initial investment. Not only do the best luxury organic skin care brands replace toxic, skin-irritating ingredients like parabens, chemicals, and even pesticides, with natural botanicals, they also incorporate the latest and safest science in creating their unique and potent blends.
For the best in luxury skin care brands, look no further then our in depth list. We’ll tell you a little about the top 15 luxury natural skin care brands and what their best products are. Read this before indulging.
THE BEST LUXURY ORGANIC SKINCARE BRANDS
A brand whose name says it all – a comprehensive line of skin care, cosmetics, bath, and body products that is 100% pure and free of any harmful toxins, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, and preservatives. Their strict guidelines for what qualifies as natural – and therefore qualifies for use in their products – states that anything they use only undergoes a chemical change due to biological processes such as distillation, cold processing, and fermentation. Everything else, comes directly from nature itself: plant-dyed cosmetics, natural fragrance from essential oils, and stabilized active ingredients using oxidation.
EXPLORE ALL 100% PURE BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
POPULAR 100% PURE LUXURY ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
100% PURE Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream $24.70
Whether you’re concerned by dark circles, wrinkles, or loss of elasticity around the contours of your eyes, this anti-aging eye serum has an ingredient to help fix it. For dark circles, the formula contains caffeine for de-puffing and increased circulation as well as vitamin C to illuminate dark, dull, sleepy eyes. For wrinkles, fine lines, and stubborn crow’s feet, the serum is infused with rosehip oil for refreshment and a dewy finish. And because we can all use a little help with hydration as we get older, soothing aloe vera works as a base.
100% Pure Vitamin C Serum $41
Vitamin C is the brightening and firming ingredient of your dreams. It’s high acidic content helps even skin tone, brighten dull skin, and restore a healthy glow. But at the same time, it encourages collagen production, which plumps fine lines and wrinkles from the inside-out and restores suppleness. This wrinkle-fighting serum is infused with green apple as well as other antioxidants to protect your skin before, during, and after the repair process.
Tata Harper began creating this high-performance, high-quality, world-class line after a loved one was diagnosed with skin cancer and she recognized the need for a comprehensive organic skincare collection that was both meticulously formulated and served the most luxurious of needs. The result was this 100% pure skincare line that uses over 300 raw ingredients and 43 high-performance active ingredients, hand-selected and sourced from over 68 countries worldwide and backed by clinical results.
EXPLORE TATA HARPER BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
POPULAR TATA HARPER LUXURY ORGANIC SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask $62
Shipped directly from their organic farm in Vermont, this instant-glow revitalizes dull skin that lacks luster and youthful vibrancy in only 15 to 30 minutes. Formulated with willow bark extract to purify and remove debris from the surface of your skin, this mask targets skin tone as well as texture and enlarged pores.
Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser $82
Made gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, this balancing cleanser restores pH while it cleanses with grapefruit, aloe, and rose clay. Clearing and purifying pores both morning and night is easy when it’s this nourishing and refreshing. The secret? Three variations of olive extractions that bring fatty acids and other rich phytonutrients to the surface of the skin.
The entire Eminence collection is handmade with hand-picked, fresh, organic ingredients. In many of the products, plant-based, botanical ingredients are combined with mineral-rich water derived from a thermal hot spring lake. They’re then processed without any heating or hydrogenating to maintain their purity and potency.
Beyond their vitamin-rich formulas, Eminence is certified by B Lab – a non-profit laboratory that upholds strict standards of social and environmental accountability and transparency. Established in 1958, they’ve been using sustainable, green practices to produce skincare products free of chemicals and synthetics for more than 50 years.
EXPLORE EMINENCE ORGANICS BEST -SELLING PRODUCTS
POPULAR EMINENCE ORGANICS LUXURY SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser $38
A cleanser that removes dirt and other residue while balancing problematic skin. Filled with probiotics like yogurt, antibacterial items such as tea tree oil, and natural exfoliating astringents like willow bark extract that keep breakouts away, you only need a pea-sized amount of this potent cleanser to restore blemished skin and protect it from future imbalances.
Eminence Bamboo Firming Fluid $54
Exclusively available in the age correction collection, this restoring serum contains hyper-hydrating organic ingredients like coconut water, coconut oil, and the rare and exotic neroli oil. But defying the signs of aging takes more than just hydration. That’s why this serum is formulated with a natural retinol alternative complex that plumps fine lines and wrinkles, reduces enlarged pores and dark spots, and protects your skin from environmental aggressors that contribute to aged skin.
This luxury organic skincare brand understands that the skin has the ability to heal itself. But, in order to do so, it requires inputs from the original source of nutrients and oils necessary for regeneration. The plants, herbs, nuts, fruits, seeds, leaves, stems, and flowers that we find in nature contain phytonutrients that share a molecular and structural likeness to what our body produces naturally. To facilitate the best healing and restore vitality and health, Josh Rosebrook harnesses only the power of these plant-derived ingredients.
A consistent recipient of “zero-toxicity” results that designate the brand as an unwavering advocate for pure and organic skin care products, they make everything in small, hand-crafted batches. They infuse every item they create with bio-matching ingredients that mimic the natural vibrational alignment of our body, and they do so with the safest, highest quality ingredients.
POPULAR JOSH ROSEBROOK LUXURY ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Josh Rosebrook Deep Hydrating Serum $75
This brand is constantly innovating. Their Active Infusion Serum used to be the Deep Hydrating Serum but they’ve discovered a more powerful blend of hydrating oils and skin-regenerating herbs to improve an already amazing product. Now with a blend with of marula and avocado oil that are rich in fatty acids for calming and moisturizing, it also contains unique items such as sage, turmeric, cats claw, and St. John’s wort.
Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream $75
A luxurious 3-in-1 that works as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and light makeup or primer. And it does all that while delivering plant oils and herbal synergies that help repair damaged skin, control inflammation, protect with antioxidants, and replenish with fatty acids and other vital nutrients. Suitable for all skin types but especially helpful for oily, combination, or breakout-prone skin, this wildcrafted, certified organic day cream is the perfect start to your daily skincare routine.
3. PAI SKINCARE
People with sensitive skin often struggle with skincare. Their skin requires perfectly balanced blends that are formulated with sensitivities in mind, otherwise they experience inflammation, dryness, flaking, breakouts, and even damage. Pai Skincare was created to serve exactly those specialty needs – every single one of their products is designed with sensitive and allergy-prone skin in mind and every one of their ingredients has been carefully hand selected for soothing and healing properties.
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Pai Skincare Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser $70
Free of the detergents and alcohols that normally irritate sensitive skin, this lightweight but penetrating cleanser moisturizes as it removes dirt as well as residue and even makeup. The star ingredient of this gentle yet full bodies cleanser is the highest quality Japanese green tea oil. Traditionally used as a skin conditioner in Japan, the rare oil is rich in omega 3 as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E.
PAI Skincare Calming Chamomile Cream $60
A much-loved day-cream by celebrities and media alike, this light and silky moisturizer is the go-to treatment for inflammation. It contains organic German Chamomile CO2 extact, a highly regarded form of this extract known for its antioxidant properties and ability to soothe the appearance of reactive redness and irritated skin. Organic rosehip CO2 extract works alongside that active ingredient to heal the skin once inflammation has been calmed.
International makeup artist Munemi Imai founded this luxury skin care brand after discovering a deep passion for living sustainably. Wanting to bring that passion to the world of fashion, Imai founded Mun – a collection of organic skincare products that not only use clean, plant-derived, skin-beneficial ingredients, they also work directly with women-owned, responsibly managed, sustainable and local co-operatives.
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Mun Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner $65
After your skin has been cleansed, it’s essential to restore the pH balance with a powerful hydrator and skin-firming agent like hyaluronic acid. While willow bark extract aids your skins ability to regenerate skin cells, Bulgarian Rosewater refreshes sensitive and normal skin alike. And to protect your skin after it’s been revitalized with those ingredients, goji berry extract has been added for its antioxidant benefits.
Akwi Purifying Cleanser $60
When you need to cleanse your skin of even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, this deep cleanser penetrates the outermost layers to unclog and purify pores. An oil-based cleanser that’s formulated with all the right oils: nutrient-rich argan, detoxifying castor, and protective camellia seed.
6. MAYA CHIA
The nutritional properties of the chia seed go well beyond what they can do for your diet. When their oil is extracted using the patented Maya Chia supercritical extraction process that’s free of oxygen and solvents, they make for a super effective skin care ingredient. Chia has all the skin care benefits you could every ask for: it’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidizing, calming hydrating, redness-reducing, and age-defying. And Maya Chia has designed the most valuable chia formulas the luxury organic skin care world has seen. Plus, they donate a portion of all their profits to organizations that support education in various Mayan communities – so you know your money is going to good ingredients and a even better cause.
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Maya Chia The Eye Achiever $70
If you struggle with dark under-eye circles or a loss of contour around the delicate eye area, this serum restores firmness and resiliency. Five macro and micro-algae extracts including sea fennel, sea lavender, and wakame provide antioxidant protection while nutrient dense oils extracted from plants like chia, raspberry, and black cumin penetrate to the deepest layers of your skin to moisture and restore brightness to tired eyes.
Maya Chia The Highlight Of The Day Illuminating Serum $42
Available in four true-to-tone shades, your skin will thank you for this moisturizing makeup that adds a dewy, sun-kissed glow to your face and neck. Each with an ultra- lightweight, pearlized mineral sheen finish, they’re created with organic and wildcrafted ingredients like broccoli, calendula flower extract, rosemary, and of course the star ingredient – chia. The light citrus scent is accomplished with high grade essential oils.
7. KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY
The owner of Kahina Giving Beauty personally sources the core ingredient of every product in their collection: the finest quality argan oil. Hand selected in Morocco where the brand draws inspiration from ancient traditions and practices, argan is combined with organic and natural ingredients sustainably sourced from around the world as well as modern scientific breakthroughs in skin care. The result is an effective and ethical line of luxury organic skin care that embraces and empowers the female artisans that help them create their fair trade product.
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Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil $36
This quality of argan oil is easily absorbed by thirsty skin so it can be used as a daily body oil, after cleansing to replenish lost moisture and rebalance your skin’s surface, and even as a hair oil to restore dry and damaged hair. An all-over solution with high concentrations of vitamin E, this argan oil provides deep hydration to help minimize the visible signs of aging and protects from environmental damage.
Kahina Giving Beauty Face Cream $105
A hydrating and restoring cream so powerful you only need to use it after cleansing in the evening. This night cream targets aged skin with collagen-building resveratrol derived from red grapes which improve skin texture and tone and reverse elasticity loss. And like all Kahina products, it utilizes the richest argan oil to penetrate deep under the skin’s layers, recover the moisture barrier, and protect from damaging free radicals.
8. OSMIA ORGANICS
If there’s a brand that understands quality over quantity, Osmia is the luxury organic skin care brand that gets it. There is no nourishing, consciously-sourced raw plant material too expensive if it delivers the healing and protective properties to your skin that Osmia is infamous for. They spend countless hours researching every potential skincare breakthrough ingredient they find, and then combine them for maximum efficacy under strict quality control guidelines. And those guidelines extend to environmentally friendly practices such as recyclable packaging.
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Osmia Organics Facial Soap $24
Who says clay can only be in a face mask? This soap brings you all the skin balancing effects of black Australian clay and sea mud but in a daily cleansing agent that your skin can benefit from every time you shower. Best suited to problematic skin, but strong enough for normal and combination skin, it contains therapeutic and conditioning ingredients like organic almond, avocado, and castor bean oils. And if you suffer from perioral dermatitis, Osmia made this soap with your needs specifically in mind.
Osmia Organics Purely Simple Face Cream $60
This cream was designed with simple and pure plant-extracts that are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. The blend of naturally-sourced ingredients that includes the likes of allow juice and vegetable-derived glycerin also contains the tiniest amounts of precious essential oils. Together, this formulation relieves irritation and moisturizes skin prone to inflammation and dryness.
A luxury organic skin care line that bridges the gap between the elegance and richness of French skin care and the sustainable, green living movement that’s swept California in the last few decades. Inspired to bring luxurious and high-performance skin care to the world of all things organic, the creator of Odacite ensures that all of their precious plant extracts, magical oils, and potent cosmetic ingredients are combined in the most effective formulas. Odacite’s goal is to improve how your skin looks and feels, and they select every ingredient for the right potency, freshness, and purity.
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Odacite Elements Sagging Skin Serum $42
One of many in a collection of highly concentrated facial serums, this one-month treatment for skin elasticity will visibly firm the contours of your face. It accomplishes this with collagen-boosting ingredients like beta-carotene and rare Buriti and Pequil oils sources from deep within the Amazonian rainforest. For aromatherapeutic benefits, lime oil cleanses the spirit and mind – but it also encourages loose skin to tighten.
Odacité Synergie Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque $64
A powder mask that revitalizes the skin after a single treatment. Perfect for individuals of all skin types who want to target fine lines, clogged pores, breakouts, pigmentation, and overall radiance as quickly as possible, the water-activated mask detoxifies your pores with clay and charcoal, naturally exfoliates dead skin cells with enzymes and fruit acids and brightens skin tone with vitamin C (that also combats brown spots). And for its last miracle, probiotics work to firm the skin to give you an overall age-defying treatment in the comfort of your own home.
From a kitchen in Seattle to a world-class vegan and all-natural luxury skin care brand, Herbivore has never lost the entrepreneurial spirit that inspired them to create thoughtfully-designed skin care that doesn’t compromise performance. In all their bath and body products, ingredients are meticulously chosen for the utmost therapeutic benefits. Meaning that almost every ingredient is an active ingredient in formulas that are pure, highly concentrated, and effective. As part of their mission to produce incredibly indulgent products that make your daily rituals that much more enjoyable, Herbivore puts time and effort into beautiful packaging as well as finding intoxicating scents and textures to complete the entire luxury skin care package.
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Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask $48
A natural exfoliant that helps your skin regenerate skin cells well after it’s been used, the AHA in the formula is derived from fruit enzymes like pineapple and papaya while the BHA comes from white willow bark that’s naturally high in salicylic acid. Combined with the anti-inflammatory functions of tansy oil, this wonderfully cooling and replenishing mask will clarify pores, refine skin surface texture, and stave off blemishes and breakouts.
Herbivore Botanicals Natural Phoenix Facial Oil $88
Made with cold pressed and steam distilled oils, this ultra-moisturizing botanical oil blend penetrates your skin at a cellular level to restore dry, dull, dehydrated skin. Only the finest ingredients made it into this powerful serum, including: the collagen-affirming CoQ10, plumping chia seed CO2, and beta carotene-rich sea buckthorn.
Scented with aromatherapeutic essential oils, preserved with natural and nature-derived preservatives, and filled with nourishing phytonutrients, the sustainably grown and/or procured ingredients in Kypris Beauty wildcrafted products combine the best that nature has to offer with the latest in green science and technology. When science and nature meet, the result is clinically proven formulas that enhance your skin care routine and well-being – all while reducing your impact on the environment and honoring the beauty that the earth provides.
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KYPRIS Natural Antioxidant Dew Facial Serum $72
Packaged in glass to maintain its potency and efficacy, this skin-strengthening multi-purpose product can be used as a daily moisturizer or as a layering piece as part of your skin care routine. Only 1-2 drops of this potent serum restores vitality and radiance thanks to healing and repairing tamanu as well as botanical gems that brighten dull skin like Waltheria Indica and vitamin C. But you’ll also find the formula loaded with antioxidants: vitamins C and E, superoxide dismutase, and ferulic acid, just to name a few.
KYPRIS Moonlight Catalyst Night Serum $77
Let your skin repair itself while you sleep with this renewing night serum that rebuilds the surface of the skin by generating new skin cells and shedding the old. A gentle formula that delivers all the benefits of a retinol product with none of the irritation, redness, peeling, or inflammation.
For more than two decades, Naturopathica has been on a mission to inform the world about the connection between holistic health and beauty. Naturopathica Ecocert-certified products are inspired by herbalism and the healing benefits of plant-derived ingredients, especially when combined with the latest and safest cosmeceuticals. A company that gives back to the American Botanical Council as well as local non-profits, they practice sustainability even in their carefully-designed, recyclable packaging.
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Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Enzyme Peel $55
With only 3-5 minutes, 2-3 time per week, the enzymes in this brightening peel can work their magic on dull skin and revitalize and uneven skin tone. The rich and sumptuous sweet cherry puree delivers much-needed vitamins to mature skin while the resveratrol corrects and refines the skin surface. Also harnessing the naturally exfoliating properties of AHA and BHA, illuminating aged skin is the goal of this quick and effective mask.
Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Makeup Remover & Cleansing Cream $36.50
A 2-in-1 that removes dirt and debris from your pores as well as clarifies your skin from leftover makeup. If you’re prone to breakouts, the 99% natural formula is gentle and nourishing. It unclogs pores, reduces their appearance, and restores hydration and balance with the unique yet effective mango kernel butter.
14. MAY LINDSTROM
May Lindstrom cooks up potions of skincare indulgence that are organic, bio-dynamic, wild crafted, cruelty-free, sustainable, and conscious of the environment and their social impact. May’s passion for creating exquisite recipes free of all glues, dyes, fragrances, and synthetics came from her own experience with hyper-sensitive skin that erupted in irritation even when exposed to some natural ingredients. Her studies in plant-medicines resulted in this authentic skin care line that ethically sources all of their ingredients and honors the integrity of every unique plant.
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May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt $70
Early in her skin care journey, May Lindstrom experimented with clays and noticed their ability to gently lift impurities and give the skin the strength it needed to repair itself. This water-activated soft and enriching mousse is also infused with warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raw cacao that indulge the skin as well as the senses.
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver $100
Raw cacao is highly beneficial when ingested – but applying it directly to the skin offers all the same benefits with the added luxury of applying a soft, rich mousse to your skin and relaxing for 30-45 minutes. The tingling heat sensation produced by this indulgent mask means that the antioxidants, salts, bamboo charcoal, and exotic spices are working to repair inflammation and hyperpigmentation as well as brighten and plum.
Marie-Veronique was founded by a chemist determined to move the skin care industry away from mistruths and into the realm of science-backed, clean products that are not only safe but highly effective. With collections that target reducing breakouts and acne, repairing and preventing the visible signs of aging, and treating rosacea, Marie-Veronique has a highly distinguished reputation for top quality products that utilize fine organic ingredients and the best and latest cosmeceuticals.
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Marie Veronique Protective Day Oil $65
Your skin is exposed to a lot of aggressors during the day: free radicals, UV rays, and pollutants, just to name a few. To protect your skin and your natural barrier against these irritants, this day oil is formulated with the perfect balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids that are critical in maintaining the structure and balance of your skin.
Marie Veronique Pre Probiotic Daily Mist $40
A wonderfully refreshing mist that allows microorganisms to thrive and keep the skin’s ecosystem cycle healthy. The microbiotic complex can be applied throughout the day as you need refreshment, hydrations, and a dewy finish that’s lightweight and never sticky.
The only thing better than feeding your skin healthy organic ingredients is indulging in luxury organic skin care. These brands are committed to bringing you the cleanest and greenest products combined with the most updated scientific cosmeceuticals for skin care that’s high-performance without compromising our health.
Luxury skin care: Is it really worth the price?
Call me a beauty snob (or just very gullible), but I’ve always assumed that luxury skin-care products are superior to their budget friendly counterparts—the higher price point must mean they’re more effective and less likely to trigger my highly sensitive skin, right? But the more I witness the Well+Good beauty team raving over their favorite drugstore finds, the more I’ve started to question that logic. According to my extremely discerning colleagues, it’s totally possible to find hard-working serums, moisturizers, and sunscreen for less than $20, and the quality of mass-market beauty products just keeps getting better. So what’s really the difference between, say, a $30 retinol cream and a boutique version that costs $100?
According to cosmetic formulator Stephen Alain Ko, ingredients all play a role in the cost of a beauty product—things like sourcing, purity, and the difficulty of manufacturing a given add-in. Take green tea extract, for example. “Green tea extract is a relatively common ingredient, but the purity of the ingredient can change the cost of the raw material by many magnitudes,” he says. This could be one reason why a 2010 investigation found that making a $320 jar of Crème de la Mer with standard ingredients would only cost around $20—the brand responded by saying that the sea kelp it uses is rare and sustainably sourced, rather than the more commonplace sea kelp found in lower-priced products. (Of course, in this extreme case, branding probably also has something to do with it.)
“Formulation can be a huge determining factor.” —Stephen Alain Ko.
April Gargiulo, founder of cult skin-care brand Vintner’s Daughter, likens this to the food industry. “The example I like to give is a tomato. Take a tomato that you might find in a fast-food chain’s sandwich and the tomato you find at your local farmer’s market in the height of season that has been grown organically on a farm that pays its employees well and employs regenerative farming techniques,” she says. “The two tomatoes are spelled the same, but they are worlds different in terms of nutritional value, environmental and ethical impact, taste, and, yes, price.”
Manufacturing, too, plays a pivotal role in the price of a finished beauty product. “Formulation can be a huge determining factor,” says Ko. First of all, he explains, it’s more expensive for a brand to develop an exclusive, proprietary formula in-house than it is to use a generic, ready-made formula from a third-party manufacturer (this process is called “white labeling” and its commonplace within the beauty industry).
In the first scenario, that additional cost is often passed on to the consumer. Creating a formula is highly labor-intensive, and the more innovation involved, the more it impacts the price. “Things like encapsulation and using formulation to enhance the stability and efficacy of an ingredient often take more raw materials, development and research time, processing, and specialized equipment to create,” Ko says. “As an example, while alpha-hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid exfoliants are very common now, it’s important to remember that we didn’t always know that they were effective, or know to use them on the skin. That took time, money, research and development from scientists. So something that can be seen as common, affordable, and almost a commodity now, may not have always been.” Add in specialized equipment, staff training, and the cost of running a manufacturing space, and it’s easy to see how the pennies add up in certain products.
Even packaging can impact whether you pay $5 or $50 for a given product, particularly when sustainability and fair wages are top of mind. “Clean beauty brands work diligently to have sustainable packaging, and that means not using stock plastic options,” says Annie Jackson, co-founder and COO of clean beauty retailer Credo. What’s more, because these smaller brands can’t buy the mass of ingredients that some bigger beauty behemoths can, the price for raw materials and the eventual end product climbs as a result.
The cosmetic space isn’t regulated by the FDA, which means that no one is really checking to ensure that all those fancy ingredients and advanced formulas in a luxury skin care product are really doing the most for your skin.
But does this mean luxury skin care prices are always worth it? Not exactly. The cosmetic space isn’t regulated by the FDA, which means that no one is really checking to ensure that all those fancy ingredients and advanced formulas in a luxury skin care product are really doing the most for your skin. “It can be difficult for a consumer to determine [how pure an ingredient is,]” says Ko. “A green tea extract that’s highly purified for EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a powerful antioxidant, can still show up on an [ingredient] list the same as a green tea we would drink.”
Plus, as Jackson points out, high-quality ingredients and boutique formulations aren’t necessarily worth it if the product isn’t more effective than lower-priced options and doesn’t meet a real need. “Indie brands often suffer from overpricing something because they made it and it’s hard work—but they are so intimately involved in the development that they lose sight of the marketability to sell it and will price it too high,” she says. “If the product itself is interesting and we say no [to stocking it at Credo], 50 percent of the time it’s due to price. A $90 hydrating balm for your lady parts is just not going to sell, no matter what is inside or how you made it.”
On the other hand, says Gargiulo, some luxury skin care brands—namely, the ones that put clean ingredients and ethical practices at the forefront—contain benefits beyond the efficacy and safety of the product itself. “We are all waking up to the true costs of the products we use, whether that be the clothing we wear or the foods we eat,” she says. “I think clean beauty reflects many of the true costs associated with the production of skin care, from ingredient procurement to living wages to sustainability considerations.”
Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to tell whether the real value of a skin-care product is aligned with its price. As a starting point, Gargiulo says to go to the brand’s website to get a sense of “their ethical stance, sourcing philosophy, and their formulation practices.” But if you’re simply looking for a product that will give you results, know that lower-priced options using simple formulas and commonplace ingredients can get the job done, too—after all, thousands of positive reviews for The Ordinary’s under-$10 skin-care arsenal don’t lie.
Good-for-you beauty doesn’t have to be expensive—check out Cover Girl’s new clean cosmetics line, and find out which drugstore brands are going big on sustainability in 2020.
These 10 Luxury Skincare Brands are the Definition of Self-care
Like any regimen, skincare is a very personal journey. What works for one person might not work for another. However, there are several ingredients often found in luxury skincare lines that experts swear by for themselves and their clients.
Luxury skincare products frequently contain higher concentrations of active ingredients or more unique elements, adding to their cost. Many of luxury skincare brands use newer technologies and have science-backed ingredients that can visibly transform your skin with continued use.
When it comes to efficacious, results-driven skincare, sometimes price does matter. So we’ve rounded up some of the best luxury skincare brands worth investing in that promise to make your skin just as beautiful as the products look on your shelf.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s celebrity clientele (Emma Roberts, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Kardashian, and more) swear by her glow-inducing products, but also her innovative, non-surgical treatments that transform skin, like the iconic “Vampire Facial” that she helped pioneer. So even if you can’t make it to her clinics in Los Angeles, Munich, or Düsseldorf, Germany, you can reap the benefits of her eponymous skincare range.
With a prior medical career in orthopaedics, she is focused on science-backed ingredients and treatments that work without toxic components and is renowned for her anti-inflammatory approach to skincare.
Her products focus on molecular cosmetics, which utilize the body’s proteins to combat ageing. Her Hero products are the Glow Drops, an anti-ageing serum that rejuvenates and hydrates the skin, and the Hyaluronic Serum, with long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules that sink into skin better at different rates.
La Mer is one of the first brands we think of when we hear ‘luxury skincare,’ but many don’t know it was actually founded way back in 1965 by Dr. Max Huber after he suffered burns in a lab accident. Inspired by the healing effects of sea kelp, which Dr. Huber discovered living by the ocean in San Diego, he created the skin-healing lotion Crème de la Mer.
Today, Crème de la Mer, the cream that started it all, is the brand’s pinnacle product. The sea has been an endless inspiration for La Mer’s ingredients, and the brand has since expanded to include serums, masks, cleansers, oils, and makeup made with marine algae, seawater, kelp, and more. Not only do the products feel ultra-nourishing for the skin, but few product lines also smell more divine.
Is there anything Dior can’t do? We’ll wait. But in all seriousness, Dior’s Capture Totale skincare relies on active botanical ingredients extracted from flowers to transform the skin. Dior’s Capture Totale range focuses on cellular energy, which Dior has been researching for more than two decades. The main ingredient is Longoza, harvested from one of Dior’s gardens in Madagascar (the brand has seven worldwide). One of its bestsellers is the Super Potent Serum, aiming to plump and firm the skin thanks to Longoza and an exclusive grade of acetylated hyaluronic acid.
The French are no strangers to luxury, from haute couture to beauty to art. While French women are known to use pharmacy beauty products, several ultra-luxurious skincare products are worth investing in. One of them is cult skincare brand Biologique Recherche.
The natural skincare brand, developed in the 1970s by husband and wife Yvan and Josette Allouche, is known for its potent (often smelly) ingredients and its effectiveness. What’s lacking in glamorous packaging, the products make up for in their ability to transform skin. Lotion P50 (not actually a lotion, but more of a light exfoliant) is a hero product and one of the most potent chemical exfoliants on the market. Applied like a toner, it gets rid of dark spots, reduces acne, regulates sebum, and gives you a nice glow. Like its placenta serum (made from sheep placenta), its serums repair the skin from acne and even under-eye bags. In contrast, other creams and serums use cellular regeneration technology for anti-ageing effects.
There are a handful of fabled skincare lines out there, and Augustinus Bader is one of them. Augustinus Bader, the 62-year-old scientist who created his eponymous skincare line, is a professor at the University of Leipzig in Germany and has spent decades researching the effects of stem cells, particularly for burn victims. His approach to skincare is completely science-backed with incredibly effective ingredients. All of Augustinus Bader’s products are formulated with the patented Trigger Factor Complex, or TFC8, which combines amino acids, peptides, and vitamins to activate cells and essentially “tell” them to self-regulate.
Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie is a pioneer in anti-ageing cellular therapy. When used correctly, La Prairie’s products have the power to minimize the effects of ageing. The brand is known for its potent formulations using platinum, gold, caviar, and white caviar; the two latter ingredients are rich in nutrients, like amino acids and vitamins, and have been proven to enhance collagen production ceramides.
The brand’s most recent launch, the Platinum Rare Haute Rejuvenation Protocol, has been turning heads for both its price tag and its suggested use of just four times a year. Made with growth factors, which stimulate collagen production and cell proliferation, and peptides, the hefty price tag can be attributed to the high levels of active ingredients. The benefits claim to promote firmness, elasticity, skin volume and tone.
American and European board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides specialized in facial reconstruction and rejuvenation surgery and wasn’t satisfied with any products on the market to help his patients recover correctly. So his line 111 Skin, named after his London surgical practice, 111 Harley Street, is a science-backed luxury skincare brand with more than 20 years of research on its proprietary ingredients.
While 111 Skin features luxe ingredients like a diamond, it’s Dr. Alexandrides patented NAC Y2 ingredient that shines. NAC Y2 is a powerful, high-antioxidant ingredient that improves skin’s resilience, brightens the skin, and protects it from environmental aggressors. Many love 111 Skin’s effective sheet masks for their anti-ageing ingredients, like peptides, which help stimulate collagen production, shield and detox skin from pollution particles, and lift and firm skin.
Another great way to give your skin vitamins it needs is by taking oral supplements, which should always be consulted by a doctor. The brand’s Reparative Beauty Dose has NAC (which products glutathione), vitamin C and A, Coenzyme Q10, cultured greens, and L-Methionine, which can help increase skin’s collagen production, fight environmental damage, and heal inflammation.
MBR Medical Beauty Research
With a serum worth $1,750, MBR Medical Beauty Research deserves to be on your radar—and here’s why. German luxury skincare brand MBR works with aesthetic experts, surgeons, chemists, dermatologists, estheticians, and other skin care professionals to create the most effective products that work to address various skin issues ingredients that help regenerate cells. Everything is made in small batches and rigorously tested by individuals before leaving the facility.
MBR’s concentrated products work to stimulate dermal tissue functions, nourish the skin through effective ingredients, and purify the skin. Plus, the products are made in Europe (specifically Germany), which has stricter ingredient regulations than the United States.
Plant-based French skincare brand Sisley was one of the first brands to use botanical ingredients when it was founded in 1976. The luxury skincare brand uses Phyto-cosmetology in its skincare, which essentially means that each plant extract they use is backed by science, used to harness the energy of plants to regenerate the skin. Not only do Sisley’s products reveal glowy, hydrated skin, but they also come in ultra-luxurious packaging.
The Black Rose Cream Mask is a cult favourite, thanks to its moisturizing yet plumping ingredients. You’d be remiss not to scoop up its lovely, delicately scented floral mists or toners that leave your skin moisturized and refreshed. The brand also released a specific anti-ageing collection, Sisleÿa, that uses Persian Acacia and Lindera extracts with yeast and soy protein complex, Atlas Cedar extract, and pomegranate extract.
For those seeking to clean up their skincare routine without sacrificing on luxury, Tata Harper is for you. The line features naturally derived, non-toxic ingredients that work, like naturally derived BHA; rosehip seed oil, which contains a natural form of retinoic acid from vitamin A, botanical essences, enzymes from pomegranates, clay, and more. Don’t know where to start? Beauty editors and customers swear by the Resurfacing Mask and the wrinkle-reducing Elixir Vitae Eye Serum.
90,000 Cosmo Rating: Best Brands – Beauty Salon SACO
Every woman dreams of being beautiful and well-groomed. Our selection will help you put together the perfect cosmetic bag.
If you find it difficult to make a choice when buying new cosmetics, we have collected in one rating the most popular and high-quality cosmetic brands from different segments. And also made a selection of the most hit products of these brands.
The best brands of cosmetics for face care, mass market segment
Domestic manufacturer that can compete with many Western companies. Excellent formulations of products using Siberian herbs and a variety of plants growing on the territory of Russia. All herbs for making cosmetics are collected by hand. The brand even has an eco-friendly line made entirely from organic ingredients and with biodegradable packaging.
What to look for: Natura Kamchatka Thermal Aqua Facial Gel. Lightweight and almost weightless aqua gel that gives a feeling of freshness and perfectly moisturizes the skin, while protecting it from free radicals and aggressive environmental influences.
An excellent brand that offers a wide range of different face, body and hair care products. Innovative formulations using natural ingredients plus an affordable price – these are the qualities that made the brand a favorite of a huge number of customers.
What to look for: The hit products of the brand are a variety of masks in a sachet. These are both traditional masks that need to be applied to the skin, and newfangled fabric masks that we have all come to love so much lately. We definitely recommend trying fresh mix mask with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid – a quick and inexpensive way to give your skin a boost of moisture and energy.
A Finnish cosmetics manufacturer that always offers high quality at an affordable price.Several years ago, the brand completely renewed its product line, enriching it with new active compounds and interesting agents.
What to look for: Hyaluronic essence LUMENE NORDIC-C Valo. Concentrated arctic cloudberry based product can enrich your skin with vitamin C and antioxidants. These two components will give shine and elasticity to tired skin, while hyaluronic acid will fill the cells with moisture.
A brand with more than a century of history, which has won the love of customers with high quality and affordable prices.The famous cream in a blue metal jar is probably in every home.
What to look for: Nivea Rice Facial Scrub with Bio Blueberry Cleansing and smoothing. Gentle exfoliating scrub particles made from crushed Japanese rice seeds gently and non-aggressively remove dead skin cells from your skin. Blueberry juice tones the skin and promotes its natural renewal.
The best brands of cosmetics for face care, luxury segment
Japanese manufacturer of cosmetics, which is one of the oldest and largest companies in the global cosmetics market.
What to look for: SHISEIDO LEGENDARY ENMEI FUTURE SOLUTION LX Serum for a healthy glow. Active serum based on precious green silk and the Japanese plant Enmei. These two ingredients are combined with other botanicals – yuji green tea extracts, sakura leaves and angelica root extracts – to leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. The result will be noticeable the next morning after the first use.
A French company that is a seed business: for three generations of the d’Ornano family have been creating high-quality cosmetics from 1976 to the present day.The company draws inspiration for the creation of new tools from nature itself. Various plant extracts and essential oils in the most optimal combinations are actively used for the production.
What to look for: Sisley Eco-Emulsion Ecological Compound. Excellent moisturizing care for the most delicate and sensitive skin. This emulsion is composed of components with powerful regenerating and regenerating properties, therefore it is excellent for skin damaged by external factors.
The history of this brand dates back to the famous Geneva beauty clinic, whose regular visitors were Georges Simenon, Ingrid Bergman and Coco Chanel herself. The experience of clinical research has led to the innovative development of a triple DNA molecule that has a truly magical regenerative effect on skin cells.
What to look for: For many years now, the famous Valmont Renewing Pack mask remains the main hit of Valmont delirium.This mask, which can also be used as a cream, helps to erase the traces of fatigue and daily stress from your face.
A luxury brand that is very attentive to the needs of the skin, creating gentle and at the same time very effective products.
What to look for: CLARINS Comfort Scrub Nourishing Exfoliating Face Oil. Exfoliation has never been more comfortable. The oil-gel texture of the product simply melts on the face.Due to microgranules of sugar, dead cells are exfoliated, and mango oil nourishes your skin and makes it silky.
The best brands of cosmetics for body care
This brand produces body care products based on seaweed that is specially grown for this purpose in the ecologically clean waters of the Atlantic coast of France.
What to look for: THALGO Intensive firming body cream. The unique SCULPTOLIFT complex acts on the structure of cells and is able to make the skin more elastic and taut, as a result of which the silhouette becomes more toned, and the volume of the body decreases.
Special anti-cellulite line with active natural ingredients: clay, sea salt, essential oils and organic plant extracts.
What to look for: Anti-cellulite cream with fat-burning effect GUAM Tourmaline. This is a lipolytic cream designed to destroy fat cells in the most problematic areas: on the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. The warming effect is due to the micronized Black Tourmaline, which absorbs the heat of the human body and then transforms it into infrared radiation, which acts on the cells.
This company is famous for its anti-cellulite programs and body care products. In just a few decades, this Italian brand has managed to occupy a leading position on store shelves and in cosmetic bags of customers, displacing many companies with a worldwide reputation and a long history.
What to look for: COLLISTAR Active anti-cellulite agent in capsules. Active organic serum with caffeine and horse chestnut extract acts on cells, destroying fatty plaques. Packaging in the form of monodose capsules guarantees the safety of the product and protects the components from oxidation.
Best Korean Cosmetic Brands
One of the most popular cosmetic brands on the Russian market, which successfully combines funny bright packaging and effective formulations of products.
What to look for: Holika Holika Aloe 99%
Universal gel, which consists almost entirely of aloe juice. It is a multi-purpose remedy that can save your skin from sunburn or simply replace a night cream. And some lovers of moisturizing use it even to soften the ends of their hair.
The name of this brand comes from the Korean phrase “Herbes d’Orient” – which means “herbs of the east”.This Korean-French brand combines the best traditions of Korean cosmetics and medicine with French technology.
What to look for: Erborian SLEEPING BB MASK
This is an unusual mask that feels more like a “cocoon” in which your face is wrapped. The product is designed to take care of your skin during the night and make it soft and velvety. By morning, you’ll look like you’ve spent the entire day at an expensive spa.
This cosmetic brand has established itself on the market primarily due to its series of products containing snail mucin. But today the brand’s assortment includes a large number of different lines and compositions.
What to look for: Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream
A new product from the “snail” line, almost 90% consisting of the filtrate of the secret of a rare black snail. In addition to the traditional moisturizing and regenerating effect, the cream does an excellent job with acne marks, scars on the skin and enlarged pores.
A popular Korean brand that is not limited only to care, but also has a large number of decorative cosmetics in its assortment.
What to look for: Tony Moly Black Tea Classic Toner
In the Korean skincare regimen, toners and toners are more than just skin toning. This toner promises us to regulate the production of sebum and gradually even out the complexion by lightening age spots.
The best brands of cosmetics for hair care
Professional line of hair care and styling products, developed by the British network of SACO salons. SACO Supernature is a new generation of nourishing hair care products. Their rich composition is packed with nutrients. The entire line contains ingredients such as biotin, pea proteins, amlu, wheatgrass and quinoa. Such a composition acts both on the hair follicle and on the scalp.
Points to look out for: SACO Supernature Superfood Hair Primer
Perfect leave-in care for easy combing every day! Contains hydrolyzed silk protein, comfrey, bamboo and goji berry extracts that strengthen and regenerate, providing thermal protection and protection from UVA and UVB rays, giving a healthy shine to curls.
A young Russian brand of hair products that successfully competes with major global companies.It has in its assortment both home care products and salon cosmetics.
What to look for: ESTEL Professional THALASSO THERAPY
This curl spray will help you get real “beachy” curls, as if you just emerged from the foam of the sea, like Aphrodite. In addition to the perfect texture, for which the sea salt and algae extract are responsible, this product also has a fantastic smell.
A division of the famous concern, which is designed to take care of the beauty and health of your hair.
What to look for: L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL Serie Expert Inforcer Leave-in Anti-Breakage Cream
A care product that will help to cope with naughty curls and strands that tend to get tangled all the time.
This brand was founded in 1980 by the famous American hairdresser Arnie Miller. As a person who, in practice, understood all the needs of hair, Arnie developed a wide range of styling and care products.
What to look for: MATRIX Texturizing Powder STYLE LINK Height riser
This light and weightless product is able to create incredible volume on your hair. It is enough just to powder the hair roots a little to get a spectacular styling.
The best brands of decorative cosmetics, mass market segment
The main idea of the brand is that every woman deserves the best.Therefore, in the assortment of the brand, you can see quality products at an affordable price.
Points to look out for: L’ORÉAL PARIS Rouge Signature Parisian Sunset Lipstick
Products for lip make-up are always presented by this brand in a wide range. But we advise you to try this matte tint, which is completely imperceptible on the lips, and at the same time gives you a rich and long-lasting color.
Maybelline New York
Mass market brand that can be found even at fashion week.He is loved by both ordinary girls and professional makeup artists.
What to look for: MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Lash Sensational Mascara Mascara has long been the brand’s trademark. Therefore, even if you are used to buying more expensive eyelash products, we definitely advise you to try the new version of the famous mascara from Maybelline.
The brand that attracted many girls with the opportunity to independently collect palettes from shadows and blush of the shades they like.
Points of Interest: ARTDECO Blush Couture “Cross the Lines”
Basic blush that will suit any girl, you just need to mix three shades of blush from the palette in the proportion you need.
The best brands of decorative cosmetics, luxury segment
A brand that needs no introduction today. And the perfume of this brand has become a symbol of real femininity and charm.
What to look for: CHANEL LE VERNIS
Despite the popularity of permanent coatings, many girls are still loyal to Chanel nail polish. With the most incredible shades, these little bottles become objects of true love and passionate collectibles.
The classics of women’s fashion and the French traditions of beauty.
What to look for: DIOR Diorshow Liquid Mono Happy eyeshadow
Spectacular eyeliner eyeshadow with a shimmery effect that will help you embody the most daring makeup ideas on the runway.
This fashion brand has recently entered the cosmetic market, but has already become a leader and model in the field of tonal products.
What to look for: GIORGIO ARMANI Foundation LIMINOUS SILK
A gentle and lightweight foundation that leaves your skin feeling radiant and silky.
Unique ingredients and luxurious design are what made this brand the flagship of the luxury cosmetics market.
What to look for: GUERLAIN L`essentiel face primer
A light and fine texture that smooths out imperfections and prepares your skin for perfect foundation application.
A luxury cosmetic brand that promises to bring beauty to women of all ages.
What to look for: LANCOME L’Absolu Lacquer liquid lipstick
There is no French style without red lipstick.It is this liquid lipstick with a varnish finish that will help you create expressive lip makeup.
The best brands of color cosmetics, professional segment
The famous brand of professional cosmetics that will help you create the most incredible make-up.
What to look for: M.A.C Cream Extra Dimension Eye Shadow
Bright and expressive eyeshadow for a catchy and effective eyelid makeup for a party.
Even professional cosmetics can be affordable for every woman! This statement can be considered the real motto of the brand.
Points to Look Out For NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Powder Shade Mineral Translucent Powder
This tool was created for professional photo and video shooting. But in everyday life, your makeup will look flawless with this transparent setting powder.
A wide range of different products and textures that will satisfy even the most demanding customer. This American brand was created exclusively for makeup artists. But over time, he became a favorite with ordinary women.
What to look for: Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weigthless Foundation SPF 15
This foundation has managed to combine durability and coverage with incredible lightness and weightlessness.
90,000 TOP-16 best skin care products
Features of cosmetics for facial skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Its main function is protective. And this is where the skin has a hard time. Imagine how many negative environmental factors it affects (either heat, then cold, then the sun, then wind), and over the years it does not get younger.
The purpose of cosmetics is to help the skin to cope with its main task without compromising its appearance.When she feels good, she looks the same. Another thing is that all people are different. And the condition of their skin depends on:
One universal beauty product for all occasions has not yet been invented. However, there are several general requirements and criteria according to which we choose skin care cosmetics.
What type of skin is your?
How does your skin feel after washing with water?
If it is hot outside or you are in a bath, does your face sweat?
Do you use sunscreen?
How do you feel about cosmetic masks?
Have you ever thought about a facelift?
It should be comfortable, not leave a mask-like feeling on the face, and also match our individual preferences.If the texture does not suit us, the product, no matter how advanced it may be, will not linger in our beauty arsenal.
An enlightened modern consumer wants to know what he puts on his face and what components play the main role in a particular cosmetic product. At the moment, there are two main trends that do not contradict each other:
use of ingredients of natural origin – plant extracts, oils and their derivatives;
use of high-tech components – the latest developments, synthetic molecules, peptides, acids.
This is perhaps the main criterion. The effect is stated on the packaging and, according to consumer protection law, must be confirmed. That, however, does not prevent you from listening to the recommendations of the Skin.ru portal, as well as to the reviews of those who have already tried the remedy and created a certain reputation for it.
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Rating of face skin care creams
Creams are the main category of cosmetic skin care products.They are entrusted with many tasks: to moisturize the skin, protect, nourish and fight for its youth, if necessary. Introducing the most effective remedies according to Skin.ru
Moisturizing cream for the face Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s
The legendary product of the brand is renowned for its ability to intensely moisturize the skin – instantly and for a long time. This richly textured cream has been tested and proven to be effective under extreme conditions. It contains the signature ingredient squalane and antarcticine to moisturize the skin.
Revitalizing nourishing night cream during menopause Neovadiol, Vichy
Vichy skin care cosmetics help the skin to survive the difficult period of hormonal changes. Anti-aging ingredients fight for elasticity and youthfulness of the skin: proxylan and cassia extract, which increase collagen production, omega-3-6-9, niacinamide (evens skin tone).
Botanist-cream “Basic care” for dry and sensitive skin, Garnier
Botanic-cream is at the forefront of the natural fashion trend, it consists of 96% ingredients of natural origin.Its formula is enriched with rose water to intensely moisturize and revitalize skin suffering from dryness and discomfort.
Anti-glycation cream for mature skin A.G.E. Interrupter, SkinCeuticals
High anti-aging technologies are aimed at combating the attachment of glucose molecules to collagen fibers – this process leads to a loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin, and therefore to wrinkles. The composition contains proxylan (30%), phytosphingosine (2%), blueberry myrtle extract (4%).
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Rating of funds with a light texture
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At this point, we have collected the best, according to Skin.ru, products with a light texture: fluids, emulsions, lotions (not to be confused with tonics). Usually such cosmetics are addressed to mixed, oily and problem skin. However, every rule has its exceptions.
Moisturizing, mattifying, sebum-regulating emulsion Effaclar Mat, La Roche-Posay
A favorite product of owners of oily and problem skin, it removes the greasy shine, providing a matte effect for 6 hours, helps to tighten pores, but does not forget to moisturize the skin.
Rénergie Multi-Lift Ultra, SPF 25, Lancôme
Combats several signs of aging at once: loss of firmness and radiance, age spots, wrinkles.A definite plus is SPF, which prevents photoaging of the skin. The texture is weightless.
Aquafluid for the face “Moisturizing genius” for normal skin prone to dryness, L’Oréal Paris
The lightest formula based on purified water, enriched with aloe juice and hyaluronic acid, moisturizes five layers of the epidermis without oily sheen and a feeling of heaviness. The remedy is especially important in the summer. It will be appreciated by those who do not like heavy oil textures.
Firming care against signs of aging at different stages of formation Slow Age, Vichy
Fights oxidative processes that trigger aging.It contains powerful antioxidants (baicalin, vitamins C and E), as well as a probiotic that strengthens the protective functions of the skin, and SPF 25. The product has a light and comfortable texture.
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We pin great hopes on this category of products, since serums are concentrates for solving specific and sometimes very difficult tasks. Let’s talk about the best, according to the Skin.ru portal, representatives of the genre.
Serum daily for skin exposed to aggressive external influences, Mineral 89, Vichy
Hyaluronic Acid plus Vichy Thermal Water containing 15 trace elements – this is the simple formula of this product, which aims to restore the pH of the skin, strengthen its protective barrier and moisturize.The evidence that the gel serum really works is radiant, healthy skin.
Highly effective antioxidant double action serum for all skin types Serum 10, SkinCeuticals
The strength of this serum is in a combination of pure L-ascorbic and 10% ferulic acids, which protect the skin from external factors, and also fight the already existing signs of photoaging (wrinkles, dull complexion).
Activator of youth Advanced Génifique, Lancôme
The legendary product, which has received more than 170 international beauty awards, activates and preserves the youthfulness of the skin.Unlike classic serums, this tool can be used not only under the cream, but also independently – in the morning and in the evening. The first result is noticeable after 7 days of use.
Concentrated anti-wrinkle serum to increase skin elasticity Hyalu B5, La Roche-Posay
The secret of this serum lies in the combination of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which penetrates the epidermis and increases skin density, and madecassoside, which stimulates collagen production.Hence the result is a reduction in wrinkles, an increase in skin firmness and a healthy glow.
Cosmetic water Life Plankton Elixir, Biotherm
Concentrated yet weightless thermal plankton extract is able to transform tired, dehydrated skin. The watery texture is instantly absorbed, creating an ideal working environment for day and night skincare.
Night recovery concentrate for the face Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Kiehl’s
Winner of more than 50 international awards, the famous concentrate contains natural essential oils and plant extracts.It smells divine and the skin really likes, as evidenced by its transformation in the morning. It is not necessary to use the cream after it.
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90,000 Luxury cosmetics for skin care. What we pay for. The best brands of cosmetics. Benefits of luxury care.
ABOUT COSMETICS LUX
Asked the question “Why do some brands charge several thousand for a tonic, while others can be purchased at a modest price?”
Let’s understand this issue.What influences the formation of the price, from what raw materials the goods are made, how brands gained popularity. We will talk about this.
Luxury brands always have a high price, but this does not reduce the demand for them. After all, many want their care to consist only of premium cosmetics.
Lux care can be purchased in specialized offline and online stores. At the moment, a large number of luxury brands have appeared on the cosmetics market. But before buying, you should definitely read the information about the manufacturer, its history, the best products and reviews.
ADVANTAGES OF COSMETICS LUX
Luxury cosmetics have an advantage in many ways. But there are almost no shortcomings. Apart from the high cost. After using premium quality care products, you will immediately notice the difference from budget products. Let’s take a closer look at their benefits.
1) High cost. Of course, this can be considered a disadvantage. But the price shows that great resources have been invested in the creation of the cosmetics.And the production was done by professionals.
2) Designer packaging. A lot of effort is invested in the development of packaging and bottles. Fashion designers often create them. They look like a real work of art. Natural materials, trendy colors that will look gorgeous on your beauty table.
3) It’s no secret that luxury cosmetics are made from high quality and highly effective ingredients. High quality is confirmed by certificates, international competitions and organizations.The components in the composition are extracted from natural raw materials using cold pressing using enzyme technologies. This helps to preserve healthy components and vitamins. What is important, but the plant components that are used in the composition are unmodified. They do not contain chemicals and components hazardous to human health. If preservatives are present in the composition, then they are completely safe for human skin. Since preservatives of natural origin are used: colloidal silver, beekeeping products, benzoic acid, tea tree extract.
4) Efficiency. Yes, luxury cosmetics give very quick results. Significant changes can often be noticed after the first use. Isn’t that perfect?
5) Safe for the skin, have no side effects, rarely cause allergies and negative reactions. Since before launching the product, the tool is tested. It lasts several months, doctors check the remedy for its effectiveness and safety. You can be confident when buying luxury care products.
6) Luxury cosmetics are created by the best scientists in modern laboratories using innovative technologies.
7) High concentration of active ingredients. In the masses and middle market, this is rare.
8) Lux cosmetics are safe, they do not cause allergies and addiction. The composition includes molecules of transport components, for example, liposomes.
9) The components in the composition are similar to the membranes of living cells. This allows them to quickly penetrate deep into the cells and fill them with useful components.
10) Brands of the luxury segment do not stand still, they are constantly improving and modernizing their products. The formulations are being updated, which makes cosmetics even more effective.
The Daviani-shop website presents the best luxury brands of skin care products. Let’s get to know them better, find out what tools they create. This will help in choosing cosmetics for your care.
This is an innovative Australian brand. He creates cosmetics with a high concentration of beneficial ingredients.The main task of Ultrasyuticals is to protect the skin from UV rays, fight the signs of aging, eliminate acne and fill the cells of the dermis with vitamins.
Ultra A Perfecting Eye Cream
Ultraceuticals – Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
Ultraceuticals – Ultra Uv Protective Daily Moisturiser Spf 30 Hydrating
This is your helper in perfect tanning.Want a beautiful golden hue and soft skin? Then James Read is the perfect option for you. This is not only self-tanning, but also excellent skin care, it contains a large amount of vitamins and nutritional components.
Drops concentrate for the body with a tanning effect (James Read – Gradual Tan – h3O Tan Drops Body)
James Read – Gradual Tan – Coconut Melting Tanning Balm Face Body
James Read – Gradual Tan – h3O Tan Mist Face
La Sultan de Saba – luxury of the East and ancient beauty secrets that will give you the perfect care.The composition contains natural ingredients, and the incredible aroma will not leave you indifferent. The brand creates products for home SPA care. Shampoos, scrubs, gommage, skin cleansers, nourishing creams will give you great care.
BB La Sultane De Saba – BB Rose Bride’s Day Cream
La Sultane De Saba – Aloe Vera Gentle Scrub
Salt gommage Green tea / Ginger (La Sultane De Saba – Salt Scrub)
This is a cosmetics created in Switzerland.The goal of the Margis brand is to preserve the youth and health of the skin, normalize the water balance and nourish with minerals. Ideal for daily grooming.
Prestige Eye Zone Renovating Fluid (Margy’s – Fluide Renovateur Contour Des Yeux – Prestige Eye Zone Renovating Fluid)
Lavender body oil (Margy’s – Pour La Vie – L’huile De Lavande – Body Lavender)
Mask radiance for face, neck and décolleté (Margy’s – Algae Active Ageless – Brightness Revealing Mask)
Oribe is a brand with an incredible history.The creator of the brand is one of the best and most popular stylists in Hollywood. He created hairstyles for celebrities and not a single show or fashion event could do without him. Oribe will give your hair incredible care, volume, shine and shine. All products have a luxurious aroma. After trying it once, Oribe will be your favorite.
Balancing Shampoo for the scalp True Harmony Oribe – Serene Sclap Balancing Shampoo
Conditioner Precious Shine Oribe – Conditioner For Brilliance Shine
Thalion brand cosmetics are created from seaweed.Algae are extracted using innovative technologies, all useful properties and components are added to care products. This allows Thalion to be effective and deliver quick results. The brand creates products for face and body skin care.
Gel (wrap) Start of thinning and elasticity with marine silicon (Thalion – Thali Svelt – Turbo Sculptor Pack with Marine Silicium)
Ocean Secrets Anti-Aging Eye Cream (Thalion – Ocean Secrets – La Creme Yeux)
Body Cream Nutri-Velor Balm (Thalion – Baume Corporel Nutri-Velours – Velvet Body Butter)
The brand’s cosmetics are produced in Switzerland on the basis of innovative components and from the highest quality raw materials.Cellcosmet cosmetics contain ingredients that are similar to human cells. Which improves their penetration and increases efficiency. Cellcosmet gives results after the first application, luxury cosmetics fights the most difficult problems.
CellECTIVE CellLift Cellular lifting cream for the skin around the eyes (CellCosmet – CellECTIVE CellLift Eye Contour Cream)
Active Tonic Lotion (CellCosmet – Active Tonic Lotion)
CellCosmet – Ultra Vital Light Intensive Revitalizing Cellular Emulsion
And, of course, the brand that has won the love of many.OROGOLD luxury cosmetics contain gold particles. They promote skin cell rejuvenation and nutrition. The components in the composition fight pigmentation and normalize the moisture balance of the skin.
OROGOLD – Caviar Elastin Restoration 120 capsules
Elastin Reducer with Caviar (OROGOLD – 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep peeling)
DMAE instant lifting mask (Orogold – 24K DMAE Instant Stretching Mask)
These are not all luxury brands that are represented on the Daviani-shop website.Wait for the second part of the article. Give your skin luxurious care, and premium products will help you with this. Which are rich in innovative ingredients and capable of delivering fast results.
Food | UV protection | Recovery
Restoration of hair structure | Skin balance | UV Protection
Anti-age | The tone is evened out | Make-up agent
Intensive hydration | Exfoliation | From blackheads
Anti-Age | From wrinkles | From puffiness | Humidification
Humidification | Sun protection SPF | Anti-Age
Anti-wrinkle | Smoothness | Lifting effect
Humidification | Gentle Cleansing | Regeneration
Food | Velvety | Recovery
Strengthening | Moisturizing | Improvement of microcirculation
Slimming | Strengthening | Stretch marks
Brightens | Exfoliation | Improves blood circulation
For dark circles under the eyes | From wrinkles | Humidification
Humidification | Anti-aging care | Shining
Exfoliating (Peeling) | Radiance | Tone Smoothing
Exfoliating (Peeling) | Radiance | Tone Smoothing
Eliminates puffiness and dark circles | Nutrition | Lifting
Firming | Elasticity | Anti-Age
Cleansing | Shrinking pores | Exfoliation (Peeling)
90,000 22 best brands of professional cosmetics
Updated: 24.02.2021 17:56:37
* Review of the best according to the editorial board of expertology.ru. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The professional products that beauticians use in beauty salons differ significantly from the products presented in stores. Many women have long since switched to using just such shampoos, creams and masks at home.Indeed, despite the rather high cost, their efficiency is several times higher than ordinary goods intended for the mass consumer. The concentration of nutrients in them is much higher, and, therefore, the result can be seen almost immediately.
Our experts have selected 16 brands of professional cosmetics for hair, body, face and make-up and included them in the rating of the world’s best brands today.
Rating of the best brands of professional cosmetics
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|The best brands of professional cosmetics for the face||1||La roche posay||5.0|
|The best brands of professional makeup cosmetics||1||Make up for ever||5.0|
|The best brands of professional body cosmetics||1||Follement Professionnel||5.0|
|4||Premier dead sea||4.7|
The best brands of professional hair cosmetics
Renowned salon cosmetics manufacturers create unique products that can tackle serious hair problems in a single application. With regular use, you can restore the water-fat balance, get rid of split ends, restore the natural shine and healthy appearance, and preserve the color after dyeing for a longer time.
The French company introduced its first products in 1964. Today it is one of the most popular professional hair cosmetics brands in the world. It is widely used in beauty salons, and ordinary customers have also appreciated its effectiveness and quality.
The lines contain professional products for various types of hair, aimed at solving the problems that are inherent in such curls.Each collection has balanced complexes, over 2000 employees of the company are working on the creation. Kerastase Nutritive is formulated for dry, sensitive hair, instantly moisturizes and nourishes. REFLECTION cares for weakened colored curls, preserves pigment for a long time.
The brand presents products for sun protection, contouring, and scalp problems. There are also shampoos, balms and masks for the care of long curls, curly hair and a series of products for men.
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The production of high quality luxury cosmetics began in 1997 in the USA. Despite its young age, the brand has already become recognizable and loved not only by professional stylists, but by all connoisseurs of exclusive hair care products.
A special enzyme complex, which is part of the products, is based on biologically active components that enhance the effectiveness of vitamins and microelements.They are absorbed faster, penetrate deeper into the hair structure. Research in the field of enzyme therapy has led to the creation of shampoos, lotions, balms with unique properties. Hair transforms literally before our eyes, becomes healthy and shiny.
The formulations include valuable, expensive components: extracts of black caviar, truffle, pearls. The main advantage of Alterna cosmetics is a visible slowing down of the hair aging process. The products are presented for all types, suitable for sensitive scalp and people prone to allergies.
Included in the rating, American Crew is a global cosmetic brand that creates professional care products for men. Its founder, David Racculya, set out to revive the traditions of hairdressing for the strong half more than 20 years ago. Today the brand produces 40 products for professional hair care and shaving products.
Unique formulations and designer packaging have set the brand apart from others producing products for men.The Classic line is designed to cleanse, nourish, moisturize and restore. Products regulate water-fat balance, make hair soft and manageable. After use, a masculine classic aroma remains.
The CITRUS MINT line is based on citrus extract, known for its refreshing and cooling properties. It is formulated with green and peppermint oils and wheat proteins, which intensively nourish, give strength and elasticity, and prevent dandruff.
The brand, created in 1960, is considered one of the most recognizable in its homeland – in the United States. It got its name from the combination of letters from two surnames of its founders: the actress Paula Kent and her stylist Jerry Redding. Since 1993, the brand has been owned by the L’Oreal concern and its popularity has spread far beyond the borders of the country. Today, many professional stylists choose her for care in beauty salons.
The company has more than 60 patented products with unique properties. They restore the weakened structure, deeply nourish from the inside. The lines are presented for different types: dry and brittle, colored, damaged, curly hair.
There are products to add volume at the roots and along the entire length, prevent hair loss, shine and look healthy. Based on laboratory studies, specialists have developed highly effective shampoos for the care of blond hair, as well as a special line for men.
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Another American brand, included in the rating, was founded in 1980 and today has become one of the most recognizable among the world’s manufacturers of professional cosmetics. The company was the first to divide professional products by hair type and create special products for oily, dry, normal and combination products.
The brand produces over 150 types of cosmetics. These are shampoos, conditioners, paints, moisturizers and styling products, lotions and much more. All of them are hypoallergenic and safe for health. They contain only high quality ingredients that are strictly controlled.
The company’s policy was that for a long time the products were intended only for professional hairdressers. Due to its increased popularity, today it is available to ordinary users as well.The main differences between the funds: high efficiency, therapeutic care, duration of action.
The creator of the brand, Michael O’Ruark, founded a company that has adhered to three core principles for decades: safety, high quality standards and effective problem solving. Today, the brand’s products are used not only by ordinary customers, but also by world movie and show business stars.
All components included in the composition are natural and natural ingredients that are absolutely safe for health and the environment. It is free of parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, fragrances and other refined products. One of the most popular lines – Organics – is 95% organic.
Main active ingredients: argan and almond oils, soy and wheat amino acids, silk extracts. They carefully and delicately care for the curls, solving the problem of dry or oily hair, restore the hydrolipid balance, fix the pigment of colored hair for a long time, restore the structure and healthy appearance of damaged hair.
The company is known not only among professional hairdressers, but also among a wide range of Russian consumers who choose high-quality hair care products. She is included in the rating, since her cosmetics are considered by many to be among the best on the domestic market. The brand was founded in 1980 and today represents its products in more than 50 countries around the world.
Innovative developments, laboratory research, advanced technologies have allowed us to achieve incredible results in the production of care products. Unique patented complexes have no analogues in the global cosmetic industry. They are formulated with safe ingredients that are gentle on all hair types and sensitive scalp.
The well-known Matrix Biolage line is created exclusively on the basis of herbal ingredients.All products are hypoallergenic. Being biodegradable, they do not affect the environment.
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The professional British brand is ranked eighth. It manufactures a wide range of first-class products dedicated to salon hair care. The company has been helping to create fashionable images for more than 20 years, constantly developing unique formulations for cleansing, styling, restoring, rejuvenating, and dyeing hair.Packages with a striking appearance take their rightful place on the shelves of hairdressing salons.
OSMO specialists are creative employees who set fashion trends themselves, and as a result, products enter the market, many of which become cult. The formulas are adapted to the needs of different types of curls. All formulations are tested for allergenicity.
Many craftsmen opt for brand products, due to the fact that they optimally take into account the wishes of the clients and their own.With it, you can embody any ideas, including the most fantasy ones, and the result suits both parties.
L’Oreal is one of the oldest brands on the global cosmetic market today. The concern includes many well-known brands that produce luxury goods, as well as medical products that are distributed through pharmacy chains, professional cosmetics for salon use and products for the general public.
The brand’s collection includes lines for various hair types, as well as for solving specific problems, for example, hair loss, insufficient volume or split ends. Complexes, balanced with nutritional and medicinal components, return health and shine to weakened hair in a short time.
Years of research were not in vain. The company creates unique products appreciated by leading hairdressers and stylists.Today shampoos, mousses, paints and other care and styling products of the L’Oreal brands are the best-selling in the world.
The Russian company is almost always included in the ratings of the best hair care products. Having started its activity in 2000, it has won a strong position not only in the domestic market, but also became known all over the world. Cosmetics meet the best standards, all modern trends are taken into account in the production, unique recipes are developed, the highest quality raw materials are used.
The brand offers a wide variety of professional tools for solving specific problems. Products for colored hair prevent the leaching of pigment and retain the brightness of the color. Shampoos and conditioners for damaged curls restore them at the cellular level, making them thicker, stronger and more elastic. Products for blondes neutralize the yellow tint, cold tones last for a long time.
The most popular lines: Otium, Curex, Estel haute couyure, Princess Essex, INeo-Crystal, Estel Prima, Niagara, Alpha Homme, No Stress, Color Off, Soft Touch, Estel Keratin, Termokeratin.
The best brands of professional cosmetics for the face
Professional cosmetics are tailored to the needs of each skin type. Unique complexes and specially designed formulas are able to solve any problem, from acne to age-related changes. They contain safe ingredients, many lines are made exclusively from natural ingredients. Premium class cosmetics are enriched with exclusive extracts of black caviar, river pearls and other valuable substances.
La Roche Posay
The French company was founded over a century ago, in 1904. Her cosmetics are created on the basis of healing thermal water under the strict supervision of dermatologists and ophthalmologists. All professional products are safe for health, suitable for sensitive skin prone to allergies, and have a therapeutic effect. The delicate texture delicately cares and cleanses, nourishes with vitamins and minerals, restores a healthy look, makes it more perfect.
Mineralized water is enriched with selenium. Acting as an antioxidant, it helps eliminate toxins and protects against negative factors. Products are produced in the form of creams, lotions, mousses, sprays, tonics. Convenient packaging facilitates easy application and economical use of products.
Many experts and consumers agree that La Roche Posay is the best cosmetics for people with sensitive skin, it is ideal for dermatitis, psoriasis and other serious diseases.
Israeli cosmetics are very popular all over the world. That is why we included the well-known company Ahava in our rating, which produces products based on minerals, mud and water from the Dead Sea, known for its healing and anti-aging properties.
Skin care products include cleansing, moisturizing, revitalizing and smoothing lines.The first products, penetrating deeply into the pores, ideally remove impurities and make-up residues. The latter restore the hydrolipid balance, intensively moisturize, and retain the optimal amount of moisture.
The restorative cosmetics contain minerals from the Himalayas and the Dead Sea. This perfect combination allows you to achieve the maximum anti-aging effect. The smoothing line will be the best prevention for premature skin aging. It softens, nourishes, saturates with moisture, eliminates expression lines and prevents the formation of age-related wrinkles.
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The company, established half a century ago, is today the world leader in the production of professional cosmetics. It is absolutely safe for health, hypoallergenic, does not contain perfumery fragrances, and undergoes a thorough dermatological control. Each product is designed taking into account the individual characteristics of each skin type.
Clinique has developed a 3-step skincare system that includes cleansing, exfoliation and hydration. Thanks to the complex use of funds, the skin is restored and rejuvenated.
The latest innovative line of facial moisturizers is Superdefence Triple Action. It includes a unique formula that preserves beauty and youth for years to come. Extracts of exotic plants have an antioxidant effect. Enzymes create a protective barrier against the negative influences of external factors.Ribonucleic acid restores immunity.
Clarins is the first of all the brands in the ranking to receive an international certificate confirming research studies on the portability of high-performance formulas. Prior to that, it was only issued to pharmaceutical companies. The brand pays great attention to the environmental impact, all products are biodegradable and do not have a negative impact on the environment.
Cosmetics are created exclusively from natural safe ingredients. The composition includes extracts of alpine herbs and natural oils. Unique means of preserving health and rejuvenation undergo 86 tests, which control the quality of products from the very beginning to the moment they go on sale.
The preparations maximally protect the skin from negative factors: UV radiation, cold, wind. Lines have been developed for solving adolescent problems, as well as for women of mature age.The company produces a special series of products for men.
The best brands of professional makeup cosmetics
Professional cosmetics have a number of differences from products for the mass user. It has a lighter texture, does not clog pores, is hypoallergenic, with its help make-up looks natural and beautiful. The texture, pleasant to the touch, lays down in an even layer on the face, does not form lumps and smudges. With branded products, the make-up remains unchanged for a long time.
Make up for ever
The brand began to operate in 2009. Its founder, artist Dani Sanz, creates truly branded products that are appreciated by makeup artists and ordinary customers all over the world. The invariable motto of the company: “The best should be available to everyone!”, – is implemented in all released funds.
A wide range of colors and a variety of textures of French cosmetics will satisfy the most sophisticated consumer.It is used in the production of Hollywood films, photo shoots with famous models, and body art exhibitions.
The most popular lines of the brand: AQUA XL, ULTRA HD, PRO-SCULPTING. The first was created on the basis of unique ultra-water-resistant formulas with a variety of textures: matte, pearlescent, metallic, satin. The second series allows you to look natural on the TV screen and in city life. With PRO-SCULPTING, the art of contouring is available to every woman, now modeling the face, lips and eyebrows has become possible without the participation of a makeup artist.
Mac decorative cosmetics included in our rating are successfully used by professional makeup artists all over the world. Its creators, Frank Tuscany and Frank Angelo, were disappointed with the scarcity of colors and textures on display at the time. And in 1984 they found a company with a completely new concept for the production of make-up products.
As conceived, these were products for use in photo and video filming, model shows and other professional-level events.Today, the cosmetics of this brand are preferred by ordinary women who appreciate high quality and natural make-up.
The brand produces lines of products with a variety of colors and textures. There are bright saturated and natural shades, pearlescent and satin, metallic and interspersed with shining particles. All products undergo strict dermatological control, so they are safe even for sensitive, allergy-prone skin.
The brand was created in 1999 in the homeland of professional make-up – in Los Angeles (California). Nyx is recognized as the youngest and fastest growing beauty products company in the world. Her potential audience is those who prefer bright, youthful images of girls who want to be different from everyone. No wonder the brand bears the name of the Greek goddess Nyx – the majestic mistress of the night.
With each new collection, the brand offers more and more colors and textures that will satisfy the most demanding user.All products are developed taking into account the peculiarities of the color type of the skin; the lines include products for day and evening make-up, bright and nude shades.
Nyx make-up is now easy and simple to create any look, experiment with textures and tones, and make the perfect makeup for any occasion. Quality and safety have become the key to her success not only with makeup artists, but also with ordinary women.
The Danish brand originally included in the rating produced pharmaceutical products, but in 1984 a separate line for the production of decorative cosmetics was created. Natural ingredients and innovative technologies used in production have made it popular with women all over the world.
The main lines of products for make-up of eyes, lips and foundations are presented. Mascaras, pencils, shadows, eyeliners are created under the strict supervision of dermatologists and ophthalmologists, do not cause allergic reactions, last for a long time, do not flow from heat and moisture.Lip glosses and lipsticks are packed with nutrients. They not only create perfect makeup, but also care for delicate skin.
Developments in the production of foundations have led to the creation of products in a variety of textures and shades. They lie evenly, hold for a long time. They are based on natural ingredients that do not dry out, moisturize and nourish.
The best brands of professional body cosmetics
The body, like the face, requires daily care.Professional products more effectively solve the problems that have arisen, eliminate them and give youth and beauty. They contain useful nutritional components, extracts of exotic plants, natural oils. Despite the high cost of many products, they are used not only in salon procedures, but also for home care.
The best in this category is a French brand that does not yet boast a rich history.But from the first day of its opening in 2012, it was able to declare itself by presenting an innovation that interested the consumer audience. Young scientists working at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have created a complex of epidermal growth factors, in which the regeneration process was accelerated 17 times.
This was a unique discovery in the field of rejuvenation. Subsequently, many lines of body care cosmetics were created based on the FdS technology. The complex includes growth factors for the epidermis, fibroblasts, vascular endothelium and vitamin B.Thanks to the synergistic effect, natural and innovative ingredients increase the body’s own resources, stimulating the production of nutrients.
Today, the expanded assortment includes all items of funds that are used in salons. These are creams, masks, emulsions, scrubs, wraps. Designed by leading beauty experts and optimized for treatments in beauty parlors.
Organic cosmetics made from natural ingredients are popular all over the world. The funds of the Greek company Fresh line, which was founded in 1992 in Athens, were no exception. In her recipes, she uses the traditions of ancient scientists and healers, all products are made by hand. There are 8 main lines for all skin types, including problem, sensitive and age.
All products are produced under the ECO label.They are free of silicones, parabens, artificial fragrances, colorants and other harsh chemicals. The composition includes herbal ingredients, natural oils, vitamins. There are at least 12 of them in each product, this is strictly controlled, which ensures such an amazing result.
The cosmetics are distinguished by their pleasant texture and natural natural aromas, which are endowed with rare herbs and flowers. It restores strength and beauty, nourishes, prevents the aging process.
The next one in our review is a brand founded in 1989 by a team of like-minded people. It consisted of young scientists and dermatologists who wanted to offer more effective care products not only for normal skin types, but also for problematic and hypersensitive ones. The company’s motto is “Listening to your skin.” It fully reflects the strategy of SesDerma – the use of the safest and highest quality products that will not harm, but will make it much better.
The brand is a pioneer in the use of advanced technologies. One of them is gene cosmetic products that eliminate cell damage at the DNA level. Today, salons use products from four lines, which have a powerful restorative effect and give consistently positive results even with serious aesthetic flaws in the body.
Another well-known know-how is NANOTECH. Nanotechnology transfers the active components of the formulations into deep layers, providing a quick anti-aging effect.The company is known for an expanded range of professional peels that solve a range of different problems.
Premier Dead Sea
In fourth place is a company from Israel, which uses the rich natural resources of its country, restoring self-confidence to many women. It offers intensive care products for all skin types. The lines represent all products, from cleansing to rejuvenation.For the original formulations and proven effect, many of them have received high marks from world experts.
The Premier Dead Sea brand was created in 1990. All the years in our own laboratory, research on the relationship of natural ingredients with scientific discoveries in the field of cosmetology has not stopped. They are attended by aerospace dermatologists and chemistry professors who specialize in the biological nature of the skin.
Many products are created using secret cleaning processes that lead to tissue repair at the cellular level.To solve complex dermatological and aesthetic problems, a parapharmaceutical line was presented, in which the achievements of cosmetology and medicine are ideally combined.
Total votes: 2, rating: 5
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide.Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The rating of the best cosmetics for face care in the world has been compiled | Beauty and care
In everything that concerns beauty, every woman strives for perfection, therefore the best cosmetics for face care in the world will almost always top the rating of personal preferences. This is understandable, in order to look perfect, you only need the best cosmetics you can find. It is about them that will be discussed in our rating, which has collected only the TOP and most modern facial skin care products that exist in the world.
Rating of professional cosmetics for face care
A rating of the best cosmetics for face care in the world has been compiled
Not all women distinguish between professional cosmetics and consumer care products that are sold on supermarket shelves. Any products from regular stores and supermarkets do not belong to the category of professional or selective cosmetics. This is an exceptionally massive budget segment of products that is incomparable in quality and efficiency.
It is important to understand that the rating of professional cosmetics for face care does not include products of mass brands that are presented in supermarkets. The categories represent exclusively the products of the world’s TOP brands of elite cosmetics, from which the best products have been selected. In most cases, they can be found in studios and beauty salons, as well as in company stores. With these brands of cosmetics, facial care will be of the highest quality and most effective.Of course, all the products are not only leaders in the reviews and recommendations of professional cosmetologists, but also have undergone many laboratory tests confirming their quality.
The best skin cleansers
According to the recommendations of the best cosmetologists, cosmetic brands for face care should be chosen as carefully as possible. This is especially true for skin cleansers that must be used constantly.
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
Rated the best facial care cosmetics in the world
This is a renowned gel that is ideal for dry skin.The composition includes Decyl Glucoside and lauramidopropyl betaine to perfectly cleanse the skin, as well as feverfew, which will relieve any irritation and redness. Effective ingredients and high quality make this gel one of the best options for perfect facial cleansing.
L’Oreal Paris Youth Code
The rating of the best facial care cosmetics in the world has been compiled
One of the best products from the legendary brand, which is suitable for normal skin. Youth Code is ideal to cleanse pores from makeup residues, sebum and other particles.The main feature of the product is salicylic acid, which has antiseptic properties.
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula
Ranked of the best facial care cosmetics in the world
One of the best choices in the world for women with oily skin. A special feature is the combination of aloe vera with sodium laureth sulfate, which will not only allow you to gently cleanse the skin and eliminate excess oil, but also provide the skin with a reliable protective layer for painless hygiene procedures.
The most effective toners
For healthy and good skin, the best brands of facial cosmetics are a prerequisite. Choosing the right tonic is extremely important, so you should pay attention to the best products in this category.
Ultimate radiance, Swissline
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The product prepared on the basis of grape water will not only moisturize the skin, but also nourish it with useful oils and vitamins.It is a versatile tonic that will help you avoid feeling tight at any time of the year, and can also be combined with any cream.
The Moisturizing Lotion, La Mer
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There are no oils in this lotion, so it will provide a pronounced matte structure to the skin of the face. In effect, the remedy is more like milk. The lotion is universal and suitable for all skin types.
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Serums and emulsions
You cannot imagine any rating of cosmetics for face care without high-quality serums and emulsions that will moisturize, tone and restore the skin of the face.
Filorga Meso +
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This is a French serum with a rejuvenating effect that will perfectly moisturize and regenerate the skin of the face. The product is recommended for use after 30 years of age and allows you to make the skin smooth and silky.
Estee Lauder Advanced night repair
The rating of the best face care cosmetics in the world has been compiled
One of the best products in the world for aging skin.The serum is applied before bed and promotes active smoothing of wrinkles and cell regeneration. Eliminates the imperfections of oily and dry skin, also ideal for combination skin types.
Peels and scrubs
Any current rating of the best facial care cosmetics in the world and the most top manufacturer will always include the category of scrubs. Peeling is the most effective facial skin care and rejuvenation procedure.
Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Overnight Peel
Rated the best facial care cosmetics in the world
After using this product, the skin will radiate health and beauty, and the glycolic acid, which is included in the composition, will allow you to achieve perfect cleansing.At the same time, the cream is quite soft and is suitable even for sensitive skin.
The best face creams
Careful selection of a cream in the ranking of the best face care cosmetics will have the best effect on skin condition. It is from this remedy that the condition of the skin will largely depend, therefore cosmetologists advise to choose only the best products.
Chanel Sublimage La Crème
Rated the best facial care cosmetics in the world
This anti-aging cream is rightfully considered the best in its category.It has a powerful regenerative and revitalizing effect on the skin of the face. The presence in the composition of flowers and fruits of Madagascar vanilla and other rare components is the secret of ideal beauty, which is used by the most famous women in the world.
DOLCE & GABBANA Aurealux Cream Radiance Moisturiser
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The brand is not only considered a leader in the field of top fashion, but also produces extremely effective luxury cosmetics.This cream has won worldwide fame and reputation for a long time due to its fast and pronounced effect on the skin.
Rating of Russian cosmetics for face care
A rating of the best cosmetics for face care in the world has been compiled
Although Russian cosmetics for face care are not always known all over the world, they are still capable of providing high-quality professional products. Moreover, Russian manufacturers are distinguished not only by the high quality of products, which is often not inferior to Western brands, but also by a more loyal price.
Among the Russian cosmetics for face care, you should pay attention to the following brands:
- Faberlic (Russia / France).
The products of these brands are leaders in the Russian market and in neighboring countries in terms of quality, efficiency and other criteria.
The highest quality budget brands
A rating of the best facial care cosmetics in the world has been compiled
If you choose a caring cream, tonic or any other means in the rating of Russian cosmetics for facial care, then budget, but high-quality brands can be a good alternative.Among those it is worth highlighting:
- Pure line;
- Mi & Ko;
- Granny Agafia’s Recipes.
Most of Russian cosmetologists openly admit that “you can take care of your face with Russian cosmetics, in terms of quality in the rating it is not inferior to Western brands”.
Russian natural cosmetics
A rating of the best face care cosmetics in the world has been compiled
Among the majority of Russian brands of face care cosmetics, high-quality natural products are considered to be the products of the following brands:
- Natura Siberica;
- Organic Shop;
- Botanika Life;
Other brands may also make good natural face care products, but these are often inferior to specialized products.
Today we have presented you a choice of both budgetary, affordable and professional cosmetics. What to buy is only for you to choose, based on your personal preferences and material condition.
More information on the website: faceandcare.ru
Luxury cosmetics: brands and brands
Who of modern girls does not dream of beautiful makeup? Perfect even complexion, correctly selected eyebrow shape, expressive look and beautiful skin, this is what modern women want.Unfortunately, this is not so easy to get, because many tonal means are not suitable, there are few good and persistent pencils, some mascaras crumble, and lipsticks dry out the delicate skin of the lips. Where can you find the perfect make-up and care cosmetics? That’s right, in luxury cosmetics brands.
Yes, the mass market also has good funds, but, unfortunately, in order to make the product inexpensive, some manufacturers save on components, so the composition of such funds is not the best. In the luxury class, they are trying to create really perfect tools in everything so that they can justify their price.Unfortunately, this is not always possible and not for everyone. So which luxury makeup brands can you trust?
Chanel is a luxury cosmetics brand known all over the world. Almost every person living on earth has heard about him.
The history of the brand began back in 1910. The company was founded by Coco Chanel. She was the leading designer in the world and set the main trends in Europe. It all started with a small workshop, but after 3 years the first large Chanel store was opened, by the way, now there are more than 150 boutiques around the world.All products of the company are real works of art. Stylish packaging, unique smell, and, of course, the product itself. Unfortunately, in 1983, Coco Chanel died without leaving any heirs. The company is now run by German designer Karl Lagerfeld.
The most famous product of this brand is considered the perfume Chanel No. 5, which was invented back in 1921. It is worth noting that they are still incredibly popular. Every modern fashionista dreams of having them in her collection.
If you want to become the owner of luxury cosmetics, then you definitely need to buy something from Christian Dior. This fashion house has been known for a very long time, its products are used by successful ladies from all over the world.
The history of the brand began in 1947 after the release of the first perfume. They just blew up the world of that time, since then Christian Dior has become almost a popular company on the planet. Since childhood, the owner of the brand loved flowers, so they were always present in his fragrances.It is worth saying that he always experimented and took risks. There are now over 2,500 different extracts in the scientific center in Paris, of which new fragrances may appear in the future.
This brand is not only engaged in the production of perfumes, they also develop care and decorative cosmetics. Christian Dior has three laboratories: in France, China and Japan. There they create their own unique cosmetics of incredible quality.
Guerlain is the oldest perfume house in the world, it opened its doors in 1928.It still creates products that combine innovation and tradition.
The Guerlain perfume house retains the foundations laid by Pierre Guerlain. Several generations of talented craftsmen have been creating luxury and beauty here. Pierre became famous almost immediately, in the first two years he opened two stores in Paris. Soon, the designer is releasing a special perfume for Napoleon’s wife, which wins her heart and the hearts of many French ladies.
Fortunately, Pierre Guerlain was engaged not only in the development of fragrances, he conquered fashionistas with lotions, creams, etc.Soon, no rich lady of that time could do without his cucumber cream. Guerlain is still incredibly popular: every girl dreams of using perfumes and cosmetics of this brand.
Givenchy is a luxury cosmetics brand that combines luxury, sophistication and quality. Developers are inspired to create products by film, theater and music.
Givenchy perfume house opened in 1952. And after years, the brand does not cease to enjoy incredible popularity.The company’s products are available for purchase in any country. Each product is unique because it combines ancient traditions and the latest technology. At Givenchy production, quality is closely monitored, various studies are carried out. That is why it is safe to say that their cosmetics do not cause allergies.
The slogan of the brand sounds like “Creative freedom. Aristocratic elegance. Magnetic beauty. Recognizable luxury. ” By the way, not only perfumes, but also tonal creams and lipsticks are very popular.
The next company in the list of luxury cosmetics brands is Helena Rubinstein.
This brand appeared back in 1902. The founder of the company, Elena, together with leading nutritionists, biologists and cosmetologists of that time, created many technologies and products for face care. She made a breakthrough in cosmetology of the 20th century: she opened the world’s first beauty salon, in which she consulted women and selected the necessary care for them. It was she who proposed the first classification by skin type.
Helena Rubinstein has developed the world’s first waterproof mascara, the first lipstick in a classic package and much more. This brand has been using the newest and most effective developments for over 100 years.
Recently, the brand’s foundations have been very popular, for example, the Color Clone foundation, which evens out the complexion, gives it a healthy glow, does not dry out and does not create a mask effect.
The next place in the list of luxury cosmetics is occupied by the Sisley brand.
Sisley is a French brand that has become popular thanks to discoveries in the field of phyto-cosmetology. The developers have found that herbal ingredients, with their life-giving power, energy and self-healing ability, have a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin. This company was founded in 1976, by the way, its founder had the title of count.
All Sisley products undergo extensive testing, so there is no doubt about their quality and effectiveness. The products have a delicate, weightless texture, the aroma of all products is delicate and light, which is why the process of using Sisley cosmetics is incredibly relaxing and leads to a state of pacification.This luxury brand of cosmetics is engaged in the production of not only cosmetics, but they also develop their own unique fragrances and decorative cosmetics.
What luxury cosmetics should you try? That’s right, the one that produces the Lancome brand.
Lancome is a French cosmetics brand that was established in 1935. Its founder was eager to tell what French taste and style are all about. After 5 years, this brand entered the world market, now the company’s stores are located in 130 countries of the world.In addition, Lancome has their own school where they teach the intricacies of their brand.
Lancome has always strived to highlight the natural beauty of women. The manufacturer doesn’t care about your complexion, your nationality or your age. The developers say that beauty is not appearance, but feelings and emotions. By the way, the mascaras of this brand simply turned the world upside down, they completely changed the understanding of this product. It should be said that Lancome is also famous for its legendary lipsticks, which are now used by many women.
Biotherm is a luxury facial cosmetics brand. It is this brand that uses biotechnology in the production of skin care. Do you know what the main discovery of Biotherm is? In the use of pure thermal water, which gently cleanses and moisturizes the skin. Another important discovery was the use of thermal plankton extract.
Thermal plankton is a living microorganism that appeared more than 3 billion years ago. Its main advantages are that it helps to restore the skin, perfectly protects it, enriches it with mineral salts and useful vitamins.
This brand has a huge variety of products. They manufacture creams, peels, masks and skin cleansers. By the way, do you know who became the face of Biotherm? Yes, the star of the TV series “Gossip Girl” is actress Leighton Meester. The bright, rich makeup of a resident of one of the wealthiest districts of New York has replaced the delicate almost invisible makeup with Biotherm cosmetics.
La Prairie is also a luxury skincare brand. She completes today’s rating.
The founder of the company sought to stop the aging process of the skin, he went beyond all possible limits, used the most expensive and rare components.The story began with the opening of a cosmetology clinic by a famous surgeon who dreamed of conquering old age and granting beauty to all women. It was in La Prairie that an innovative cell complex was created. It uses the best components and the most modern technology. The complex should start the rejuvenation process deep in the cells and prevent aging. It uses gold from the depths to cleanse and soothe. In addition, there is caviar, which is responsible for lifting, as well as cosmetic platinum, which rejuvenates the skin.If you dream of having uniquely formulated products in your cosmetic bag, then you definitely need La Prairie products.
90,000 6 iconic cosmetic companies founded by women
Among those who make women beautiful, there are few of the fair sex. With a few exceptions. On the occasion of the departure of Bobby Brown, the founder of the Bobbi Brown brand, from her own company, Gazeta.Ru, I remembered other women who turned the world of beauty and made millions.
Bobbie Brown was born in Chicago in 1957, received the profession of theatrical make-up artist in Boston, and in 1980 moved to New York, where she began her career as a make-up artist.The eye shadow palettes and lipstick shades that the beauty industry offered then quickly led her into bewilderment: the eighties were the time of war paint on a woman’s face: bright blue, lilac, emerald shadows, burgundy, pink, scarlet lipsticks with a contrasting contour – naturalness was not in honor. As a makeup artist, Bobby Brown wanted something completely different: she tried to create natural makeup, she wanted to emphasize the features of her face so that it looked healthy, not painted.
She quickly came to the conclusion that she would have to create natural shades of eyeshadows by herself – by mixing ready-made ones.
Bobby Brown at the presentation of the Charles Nolan collection in New York, 2006
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In 1988, Bobby Brown met a professional chemist in a Kiehl’s store and complained to him that she could not find the lipstick she wanted – soft, long-lasting, without a strong odor, and most importantly, a shade close to the natural lip color.Already in 1991, with the help of the same chemist, she released her own line of lipsticks in 10 shades – they were sold in the Bergdorf Goodman store. The lipsticks were in natural shades – “No fuchsia or acid orange, just colors that you can wear and that don’t look like they scream when a woman walks into the room,” she said in an interview with Inc. in 2007. In 1995, the successful company was bought by the Estée Lauder Corporation, but Bobby Brown remained at the helm of the company until 2016.Now that the Bobbi Brown brand is 25 years old, its founder is leaving – “to start a new chapter.”
Bobby Brown is one of the few female founders of iconic cosmetic brands. Her company is one of the youngest. Who was before her?
Brand Helena Rubinstein
Helena Rubinstein in Paul Poiret’s dress, 1926
“There are no ugly women, there are only lazy ones” – this phrase was first uttered by the pioneer of the world of beauty and the creator of the eponymous cosmetics brand Helena Rubinstein.Born Chaya Rubinstein was born in Krakow (Poland) on December 25, 1872. The girl’s mother always told her that their vocation was to bring beauty and love to the world. She also made her own homemade face cream. The eldest of eight daughters, Haya helped her father with accounting. Her father, who appreciated the high level of intelligence of the girl, sent her to study as a doctor.
Medicine did not attract the future businesswoman, although she undoubtedly liked her work in the laboratory.
Due to a conflict with her father, she moved from her native Poland to her uncle in Sydney, Australia.
Australian women were impressed not so much by the beauty of the girl as by the splendor of her skin and tried to find out her beauty secrets. It was at this moment that the girl who worked at my uncle’s grocery, thought about the first business plan. The homemade creams brought from Poland were quickly sold out by local residents, and Elena decided to recreate the formula of the mother’s cream. Soon she already became the owner of her store in Melbourne, and in 1905 she went to Europe in search of new beauty recipes. She brought her sister and Dr.Jakob Likuski to Melbourne.Jacob Lykusky), who created the first “magic” cream formula.
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Elena Rubinstein became the founder of the first beauty salon in the world. She not only collected and brought various cosmetic rituals from all over the world, but also performed them herself, first of all experiencing the procedures on herself.In 1908, she opened the first Helena Rubinstein’s Salon de Beauté Valaze in London, and later bought a salon in Paris, putting another sister in charge.
It was in Great Britain that she realized that the skin type of British women was very different from that of Australia, and for the first time she classified and adapted cosmetics for three different skin types.
In 1918, she opened a salon in New York. The brand quickly conquered the States when salons were opened in San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Toronto.
1920 Rubinstein found herself in Hollywood, where she taught young actresses how to apply makeup correctly. In New York, she flared up with other popular brands – Elizabeth Arden and the founder of the Revlon brand, Charles Revlon. In 1928, her brand was sold to Lehman Brothers. Later, Elena bought it back for a lower cost, because due to a change in leadership, the brand suffered significant losses and became unprofitable. In 1934, the company made another major breakthrough with the first hormone-based cream on the market to slow skin aging.
Helena Rubinstein died in New York on April 1, 1965 at the age of 94. The Helena Rubinstein brand is still one of the most demanded in the cosmetic market – now it belongs to the L’Oreal corporation.
Elizabeth Arden brand
Elizabeth Arden and actress Irene Dunn at a GOP event in San Francisco, 1956
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Elizabeth Arden, née Florence Nightingale Graham, was one of the first women to create her own beauty empire. She was born in 1878 in Ontario, Canada, to a family of immigrants from Great Britain. In her youth, she moved to her older brother in New York, where she worked for some time as an accountant in a pharmaceutical company, devoting herself to work in a laboratory in her free time, studying skin care products. Then she worked with Eleanor Ader, whom we would now call a beautician, but there was no such profession at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, in 1909 I tried to start a joint business with a personal care specialist Elizabeth Hubbard, but together they did not succeed.In 1910, Florence Nightingale Graham became the sole owner of the salon.
The name of Elizabeth remained from the sign – it was cheaper than changing the name completely. Arden is the name of a nearby farm.
This is how a beauty salon called Elizabeth Arden with the famous red door appeared in 1910.
In 1912, Elisabeth Arden traveled to Paris, where she learned cosmetology and facial massage, from where she returned with a collection of lipsticks and blush invented by her.Already in 1915, Elizabeth Arden began to enter the international market, in 1929 she had 150 salons in the United States and Europe, and in 1934 she opened the first real spa in the United States.
From the very beginning, Elizabeth Arden promoted one simple idea – a real lady should take care of herself and simply must use decorative cosmetics. At the beginning of the last century, it was a revolution – then makeup was the lot of women of the half-light – but with the advent of beauty salons for decent women, where they were taught to combine the colors of blush and lipstick.
Elizabeth Arden reconciled with her main rival Elena Rubinstein only shortly before her death. Elizabeth Arden died a year later than Elena.
Estee Lauder came to her funeral – all in black, sparkling with diamonds. The gossips said that she smiled throughout the ceremony.
Brand Estée Lauder
Este Lauder and her husband Joseph in New York, 1972
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In 1998, Time magazine included the head of the then already large corporation Estée Lauder Companies in the list of the 20 most influential entrepreneurs of the 20th century: Este Lauder, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, was the only woman in it.She began her career helping her uncle, a chemist, in his company that made creams, lotions, lipsticks and perfumes. It was there that she fell in love with the beauty industry and learned to take care of herself. As soon as she graduated from school, she went into business: one of her uncle’s creams was named Super Rich All-Purpose Cream and began to sell it to her friends. Further – more: she successfully offered her uncles Six-In-One Cold Cream to beauty salons and specialty stores.
She quickly established herself as a brilliant brand manager, marketer, advertising agent and sales manager.There were no such words then, but Este Lauder was.
Once Este came, as usual, to bleach her hair at the House of Ash Blondes salon, and when the owner of the salon complimented her beautiful skin, Este immediately found herself and told about her uncle’s magic cream, and then returned with a jar and clearly demonstrated its properties. She quickly got permission to sell cosmetics in this salon. In 1946, Este Lauder, together with her husband Joseph, founded a company – they produced lotions, cleansing oils, and creams.In 1948 she opened her first store at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.
In 1953, she released the first Youth Dew perfume along with body oil – and American women immediately began to use them, although before that they had French ones. The list of Este Lauder’s achievements is endless, so let’s finish: today the company remains a family-owned company and owns several dozen brands, including Tom Ford, Clinique, Darphin, Jo Malone London and other large and respected manufacturers of cosmetics.
Brand The Body Shop
Body Shop founder Anita Roddick and vocalist of the rock band The Pretenders Chrissy Hind during a demonstration against cosmetic testing on animals, 1996
Anita Roddick was born in a small seaside town in the south of Great Britain. She was an outsider at school because the Italian immigrants in Littlehampton were not liked.Anita began her career as an English teacher, practicing in various countries, but soon married the Scottish traveler Gordon Roddick, who inspired her to start her own business.
The history of The Body Shop began in 1976, when the idea of creating beauty products for yourself and your daughters grew into opening your own store.
The brand’s signature green is the only color Anita could find to repaint the damp, moldy walls of her first store.
She had no business experience and no big money, but such difficult conditions gave rise to a creative approach to her business.
The Body Shop concept is based on body care rituals from around the world that Anita learned about during her travels. A distinctive feature of the company has become a call for a careful and economical attitude towards everything that surrounds us. Why throw out a container when you can refill it? And why buy more than you can use? The products were packaged in containers and flasks of various sizes, which were processed as much as possible.Ten years after the opening of the first store, thanks to the cooperation with Greenpeace, the network has gradually spread throughout the world. Now the company owns over 2,600 stores, each of which follows the traditions laid down by Anita Roddick.
Jean and Jane Ford
Benefit Cosmetics Brand
Benefit Cosmethics founders Jean and Jane Ford, 1976
Twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford, after graduating from college in Indiana, came to New York in the hope of becoming in-demand models.Receiving rejection after rejection, they could hardly make ends meet: income was brought only by small side jobs. The first breakthrough in the careers of the sisters was a series of commercials for Calgon bath balls with their participation.
After saving enough money, Jean and Jane moved to San Francisco to start their own business.