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 258 on the Fortune 500 index. They own a range of other well-known brands, including Tom Ford, Clinique, and Origins.
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.
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.
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 like 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 reserved for Hollywood. With counters in department stores all over the world, they are almost universally-loved 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 sister of the ubiquitous skincare specialists.
Top 5 Premium Skincare Brands in the World – List Recap
Premium Skin Care Brands: Your two cents…
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