So, you feel a bit more grown up and are ready to move on from your drugstore skincare to a little bit more high-end but don’t know what is worth it and what is not.
Let’s be honest, the drugstore can carry some amazing gems, especially when skincare can be so new. However, the perk with luxury skincare is the high grade quality ingredients, and the added anti-aging benefits it can offer.
Don’t get us wrong, if your Cerave cleanser and moisturizer is doing the tricks for you, hey, don’t change it up. Everyone’s skin is different and can require different products and ingredients to do the job for them.
But, you’re looking for a little bit of oomph in your skincare routine, and want some luxury skincare products that will take your skincare to a whole new level. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
When it comes to luxury skincare, you really don’t need a $95 cleanser that does that exact same thing as your $12 drugstore cleanser. This is one item we recommend skipping out on.
However, essences, serums and moisturizers are a whole other story.
Since these particular products are penetrating deeper into the skin and are not being rinsed off a few moments later, this is where you will be getting your money’s worth.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
There is no hiding that this is one of the most popular essence’s on the market. However, what makes it so great that it has a price tag of $241? Well to begin, the simple ingredients list really makes us happy, because the simpler the list, the better it is.
The essence is known for its powerhouse ingredients of Pitera, a bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation, which contains over 50 micro-nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and organic acids to condition skin’s natural functions. The lovely ingredients not only soften the skin texture, but assists with dark spots and fine lines that can be caused by dryness, but will also even the skin tones and enhance the radiance in your skin. This is a great first step after cleansing your skin. We recommend dropping a couple of drops in your hands and patting it into the skin.
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Retinol Alternative Serum
There is no secret that this product is loved by many and is currently being hyped all over social media. The powerful anti-aging serum firms and lifts the skin and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, with its exclusive patented alternative to retinol. It contains Resveratrol, the powerful vine antioxidant that aids in anti-aging, hyaluronic acid for that extra hydration, vegan collagen to firm and smooth the skin, and peptides for those firming amino acids. Use one pump after your essence and pat into your skin.
Augustinus Bader The Cream with TFC8® Face Moisturizer
Need a nourishing, plumping, creamy face moisturizer? Look no further, because we have got it right here. This stunning face cream contains Vitamin A, which supports your skin barrier, and retains moisture, as well as Vitamin C to help brighten up the skin and support the production of collagen. The patented TFC8®, nourishes the skin, and assists in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Two pumps is all you will need for your face and neck.
Lancôme Absolue Revitalizing Eye Cream
A lot of people may feel as if their face cream is enough for their under eyes, however, a lot of times, face creams can be too heavy for the under eye area, and can cause milia. This is why we always suggest going in with a separate cream for your undereyes, as it is specially curated for that area. The Lancome eye cream is great at reducing the appearance of those pesky under eye fine lines, puffiness and crow’s feet, with the help of its trademarked ingredient Pro-Xylane™, Grand Rose Extract, and Linseed extract. Gently dab a small amount with your ring finger on the area surrounding your eye.
Although the above products have a hefty price tag, the ingredients really speak for themselves. Drugstore products can be great, however, luxury products have those added ingredients that really go above and beyond at providing a youthful appearance. Whether you choose to select one product or all, you won’t regret your decision in investing in luxury.
The information found on Spa 6ix is not intended to be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in yourself or others, including but not limited to the any patients that you are treating. All posts are to be treated as opinions. We highly recommend consulting your dermatologist before trying any new products or creating a routine to address any skin concerns. The reader of this site acknowledges that they are responsible for their own health decisions. All links provided are affiliate links.