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luxurious skincare

As busy modern-day professionals, we need our skincare to work just as hard, if not more than us. Right before 2014 ends, we bring you the lowdown on the latest premium essences fresh off the beauty oven that promise lovely returns on your investment. Slather on!

1. La Colline Advanced Vital Double Power Cellular Night Elixir, 30ml (SGD549)

la colline cellular night elixir

What the price means: SGD18.30/ml or the price of an iPad mini

Contains: This biphase regenerating essence has a ceramide complex and plant-derived ingredient Bacopa to comfort and revitalise your skin. It’s lightly scented with citrus accents with notes of white flower, vanilla, musk and cedar and has a pleasantly silky finish.

Promises to: Soothe, nourish skin and improve the thickness of the epidermis. It’s formulated to address the concerns of mature skin, including wrinkles, dullness, inflammation, loss of firmness and density and a generally more vulnerable skin barrier. We have reviewed it – see what we think!

2. La Mer The Concentrate, 30ml (SGD560)


What the price means: SGD18.60/ml or the price of the Xbox One

Contains: A high concentration of The Miracle Broth™ to facilitate and support your skin’s natural healing. Your skin’s resilience also goes up, thanks to the anti-oxidant properties of Lime Tea Extract and special barrier repair ingredients which act as lipid “cellular cement”.

Promises to: According to its website, “remarkably improve the appearance of scarring resulting from surgery and burns, and visibly diminishes irritation and redness caused by dermatological procedures.” Feelings of tight or taut skin are relieved as suppleness and smoothness are greatly restored.

 3. Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Longevity Concentrate, 30ml (SGD744)


What the price means: SGD24.80/ml or the price of a 40″ Full HD LED TV

Contains: A retexturising formula containing a concentration and diffusion of Imperial Orchid Molecular Extract

Promises to: Refine skin by restoring its density with an even firmness and radiance, while targeting obvious signs of skin ageing more intensely and quickly. After usage, skin should become even softer and younger-looking.

4. Product: Kanebo Impress GRANMULA Essence, 30g (SGD765)


What the price means: SGD25.50/gram or the price of a 20.2 megapixel camera with a touch-enabled flip screen

Contains: The result after years of research following the emulsion, lotion and cream: a combination of Bisamin to aid skin structure repair, and Carnitine to regulate skin’s cell cycle to promote the renewal and growth of healthy skin.

Promises to: Imbue your skin with the goodness of the ingredients right down at the cellular level with just a single drop, letting your skin shine from within.

5. Product: La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare, 30ml (SGD1,112)

La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare

What the price means: SGD37/ml or the price of the iPhone 6 Plus (without contract)

Contains: A rejuvenating serum that helps maintain the skin’s electrical balance for age-defying results

Promises to: Promote skin clarity and restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier by enhancing hydration and protection. The tensing agents, a skin brightening complex and potent antioxidants combine to firm, illuminate and rejuvenate your skin.