The difference between premium skincare products and substandard ones is not only often a matter of money. It’s also the difference between a younger-looking, revitalized and resplendent you and the inner confidence that breeds. When it comes to taking care of your skin it’s often well worth paying a little extra. Here are the top five premium skincare brands in the world, who’ve forged themselves a reputation as being high-end, high-quality organizations due to the excellence and unfailing popularity of their products.
1. Estée Lauder
This prestige cosmetics brand is equally as famous for their skincare range as they are for they makeup. A recent poll found Estée Lauder to be the most talked about brand in America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Russia and Taiwan. Now that’s global fame. At present, they’re ranked at 258 on the Fortune 500 index and own a range of other well-known brands, including Tom Ford, Clinique and Origins.
Lâncome is owned by the luxury products division of French cosmetics giants L’Oreál. It was originally started as a fragrance house but has gradually migrated into the world of skincare and other cosmetics. They are particularly well-known for their patented ingredient LR 2412. The ingredient has been specifically engineered to reduce the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven skin tones, resulting in a finish that has won it much critical acclaim.
3. May Lindstrom
The May Lindstrom collection may be far smaller in comparison to the other brands on this list but that’s for good reason. The only all-organic company mentioned here, May Lindstrom make sure all of their luxury offerings are 100% free from gluten, wheat, genetic modification and gross toxins, including such nasties as parabens, propylene glycols and sulfates. For the environmentally-minded purists, May Lindstrom is the ideal choice.
It speaks volumes about the prestige of this company that Chanel’s skincare range is the most affordable item in their catalogue. For a high-end clothing, fragrance, jewelry and even wine manufacturer, it’s telling that Chanel’s sophisticated cosmetics are a firm favorite with stars. That doesn’t mean they’re a luxury specially reserved for Hollywood. With counters in department stores all over the world, they are almost universally beloved for their impeccable quality.
5. La Prairie
This luxury skincare brand takes its mission to “not only add years to life, but also add life to years” very seriously. Their closely-guarded formulas often involve caviar as a principal ingredient, giving some idea of the opulence involved in the creation of their signature skincare range. Well-heeled cosmetics lovers all over the globe swear by the effectiveness of their products. Owned by the same parent company as Nivea, they can be seen as something like the more mature, more refined and infinitely more exclusive brother of the ubiquitous skincare specialists.
Your two cents…
… or, as we’re on the subject of premium products, perhaps that should be your two million cents. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the above brands, as well as any others you think rival them in terms of prestige and quality. Drop us and the whole Ellis James Family a line in the comments box below.
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