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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 rank at 213 on the Fortune 500 index, with more than 2 decades on the list. They own a range of other well-known brands, including Tom Ford, Clinique, and Origins.
Their Advanced Night Repair serum continues to be a popular product, not just for anti-aging and uneven skin tone, but for certain skin types, such as sensitive skin, as well.
Lâncome is under the luxury products division of French cosmetics giant L’Oreál. It originally started as a fragrance house but has gradually migrated into the world of skincare and other cosmetics. Lancome is a popular go-to for many skin concerns and skin issues – such as acne scarring, sun damage, clogged pores – making it a household name in the skincare scene.
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. Of course, they have other well-loved products as well. The Absolue Oil-in-Gel Cleanser is a popular pick as a gentle makeup remover for sensitive skin.
If you’re interested, we did a review of Lancome foundations for dry skin.
The May Lindstrom collection may be far smaller in comparison to the other brands on this list but that’s for good reason. As the only all-organic company mentioned here, May Lindstrom makes sure all of their luxury offerings are 100% free from gluten, wheat, genetic modification and gross toxins. They are also free of nasties in their active ingredients like parabens, propylene glycols, and sulfates. Great for maintaining skin tone and texture.
For the environmentally-minded purists, May Lindstrom is the ideal choice. Their use of soothing ingredients is more transparent than many companies. You can check out the list of natural ingredients they use on their products, such as vitamin C, on the May Lindstrom website.
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 reserved for Hollywood. With counters in department stores all over the world, they are almost universally-loved for their impeccable quality.
Many people know Chanel as being a classic brand, but they have updated ingredients in their skincare as well. One example is the Chanel Hydra Beauty serum with hyaluronic acid for extra hydration. Hyaluronic acid, you might be familiar, is today’s top moisturizer and reinforcer of the skin barrier, especially if you have dry skin. One of the best luxury skincare brands certainly won’t lag behind in adding this in to keep skin hydrated.
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. For example, their formulation is really good for acne prone skin types.
Owned by the same parent company as Nivea, they can be seen as something like the more mature, more refined, and infinitely more exclusive sister of the ubiquitous skincare specialists.
You may have heard of La Prairie’s caviar line, with a great moisturizer and eye cream. The miracle ingredient that is caviar can improve skin texture, maintain the skin’s moisture barrier, prevent hyperpigmentation and dark circles, and revive dull skin. It’s been given rave reviews by beauty editors and users, and is one of the most popular luxury skincare products until now.
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Check out more posts on the blog:
- Estée Lauder DayWear Plus Review
- Lancome Teint Idole vs Estee Lauder Double Wear
- Best Lancome Foundation for Dark Skin
- Best Lancome Products
- Best Lancôme Foundation For Dry Skin
- Laura Mercier Setting Powder Dupe