The Designer Skincare Essentials You Need To Invest In


photo: Valentine NYC


Think of your favorite investment pieces. Do you wear them all year round? I think not. But you know that they are well-worth the money you spent. They are those wardrobe saviors you keep safely pressed and stored away, the IT bag you wheel out when you need to, that pair of shoes. Well, we think you need to take a similar approach when it comes to skincare.

We all have our reliable skincare essentials, our Managing Editor’s summer moisturizer costs less than a dollar for example, but sometimes only luxury will cut it. The most divine, hardest-working, expensive lotions and potions that become the statements of your beauty bag, the proud little bottles you line up when people come to visit. Here are our favorites…

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The Statement Piece:
La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Serum is your statement piece. Just the name conveys luxury, white caviar. This serum really works. So you’re paying for a product that will deliver brightening and lightening results. After a few uses it will brighten up an area by around 80%, and it smells amazing. Perfect for dark circles!

The Ultimate Weekender:
Every girl needs an investment weekend bag, for jumping into cars with the roof down and a silk scarf wrapped around her neck. So chic. The skincare version of a weekender would definitely be Le Weekend De Chanel. And it’s not too pricey either. This renewing face cream is designed specifically for the weekends. So by Monday, your skin will be soft and supple and ready to take on the week.

The Little Black Dress :
The LBD is versatile, just like Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-one Lactic Acid Treatment. It works on anyone, for anyone, and the reviews just go to show it is so worth the investment. Essentially this treatment will even skin tone, exfoliate and banish any hyperpigmentation. It’s even used backstage at fashion week, that’s how you know it’s good.

The Vintage Piece :
Creme De La Mer is like that piece that was passed down from your Grandma to your Mother to you and now hangs proudly in your closet. It’s the moisturizer we’ve all heard about, the one that uses sea kelp to penetrate the skin, the one that even our Grandma uses. Super hydrating, thick, fast-acting and it even reduces pores. What’s not to love. Maybe share a tub with your favorite family members?

The Cult Piece 
Like the Chloe Drew bag, we’ve seen Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence everywhere. It’s not super pricey, but it’s one that most of our friends have, or have lusted after. An essence that rarely gets below five-star reviews. It contains Pitera, an ingredient that’s referred to as ‘miracle water’ as it renews cells for a brighter, plumper, more youthful appearance.

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