12 Beauty Products Worth Investing In | sheerluxe.com
With countless beauty brands promising miracle cures and dramatic results, it pays to know what’s really worth splurging on and what’s worth swapping for a dupe. So whether you’re looking for a more youthful complexion or stronger, healthier hair, we’ve rounded up the high-end products that are actually worth the investment…
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Augustinus Bader The Cream, £205

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Fine lines, pigmentation and lacklustre skin tones don’t stand a chance in the face of this formula. The high-tech cream acts as a trigger to massage your existing stem cells, encouraging them to repair and renew your skin. Innovation doesn’t come cheap but Bader does recommend ditching all other skincare products in favour of this multi-tasker, so you’ll be saving on serum and toner in the long run.

Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, £230

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Supercharged with long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules, this superlative serum provides instant hydration as well as protection from free radicals, thanks to super plant actives. It makes light work of dry patches and plumps up fine lines in the long-run for a rested, lit-from-within complexion.

The Moisturizing Soft Cream, La Mer, from £60 

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: No mention of investment skincare would be complete without La Mer. Smoothing onto skin with ease and instantly improving texture, it’s no wonder this lightweight version of the brand’s classic formula is constantly scooping awards. Our top tip? Try adding a little to your foundation for a dewy finish. 

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, £41

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: The secret to undone, off-duty-model hair, Oribe’s iconic black and gold bottle takes pride of place on many an A-lister’s dressing table. A shortcut to enviable volume and sultry texture, the clever formula absorbs oil like a dry shampoo, minus the powdery residue. If that wasn’t enough, the scent is positively addictive (in fact, the brand released its own eau de parfum due to popular request) – we defy you not to fall for this hair hero.

Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Facial Skincare, £74.70

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Believe the hype – this raved-about facial fake tanner will cost you, but the hefty price tag comes with some serious anti-ageing ingredients. The gel-cream formula imparts one of the most natural-looking glows we’ve come across and a little does go a long way (use two to three times per week).

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, £135

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Talk to any dermatologist or skin expert and the one product they’ll all recommend is this Skinceuticals hero. One of the original antioxidant-based serums, it’ll help to boost collagen production, prevent and reverse UV damage, improve the appearance of fine lines and reduce dark spots. Apply in the morning for best results.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Mask, £43

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: The Rolls-Royce of sheet masks, Sarah Chapman’s coveted offering harnesses bio-cellulose technology to infuse the skin with intense hydration. The result? Fine lines are plumped up and skin is left with a youthful, lit-from-within glow. Previously only available as part of her cult facials, there’s a reason Victoria Beckham’s a fan of these miracle masks.

Sunday Riley Luna Oil, £45

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Vitamin A (aka retinol) is the best anti-ageing ingredient on the market, proven and accepted by the FDA, but it’s Sunday Riley’s iconic blue oil that gets our vote. The retinol-rich night-time treatment works to reduce the signs of ageing as you sleep, correcting signs of damage caused by sun, time and everyday exposure to pollutants – all while soothing the skin to avoid the irritation associated with retinol.

Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux, £124.20

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: If the skin around your eyes is your main concern, this heavy-duty cream has you covered. The entire Sublimage range is backed with impressive clinical data and this eye cream is the hero in the collection – plus, a little goes a very long way. Apply a grain of rice-sized amount to each eye day and night for a smoother, more refined eye contour.

Correxiko Skin Supplement, £69.95

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: With lycopene for UV protection, resveratrol to target inflammation, potent probiotics and more nutrients, enzymes, minerals, superfoods and collagen than you can shake a stick at, these genius sachets are truly unlike any other supplement on the market. Working out at £2.50 per sachet, we say it’s time to trade in your daily flat white.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Sleep Mask, £264

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Dubbed an ‘overnight sensation’, this covetable mask is one to keep on your radar if you’re at all concerned with an ageing complexion. After just one use, skin is plumped, dewy and rested, and unlike other nocturnal masks, it doesn’t feel tacky and won’t leave residue on your pillow.

Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Serum, £204

WHY IT’S WORTH IT: Natural products don’t always deliver but Tata Harper skincare is different. The formulations are second-to-none and contain powerful blends of botanical ingredients. This serum is genuinely skin-changing and clinical trials revealed a 155% improvement in the skin’s elimination process of melanin, which causes discolouration and age spots.

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