The tags on celebrity-approved luxury skincare products seem like they're just meant to hurt our bank accounts, but truth be told, there are several that live up to their names and their prices. Given their hefty cost, some of these celebrity- and VIP-approved items definitely aren't short on nourishing ingredients that will rejuvenate and improve your overall complexion in their own way.
Ahead, we discuss five of the luxury skincare favorites that have reached cult-fave status because of the meticulous technologies behind their brew:
1. La Mer Crème De La Mer
La Mer reached its cult status because of its signature Miracle Broth, a skin-renewing elixir that's harvested from the sea. This luxurious Crème de la Mer moisturizer is sought after because it is deeply soothing, moisturizing, and works like a miracle to achieve soft, smooth, and radiant skin.
LA MER Crème De La Mer, P10,600, Rustan’s
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
This essence is the gold standard for all essences, known for its Pitera ingredient. The said ingredient is a by-product of fermented sake from Japan, which clarifies and improves skin texture over time. With 90% Pitera in each bottle, it keeps your skin's natural renewal cycle in the optimum condition while it also regenerates cells to reverse early signs of aging. This is also enriched in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that can balance skin’s pH and sebum secretion and give you a clear, glowing complexion.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, P9260, Sephora.ph
3. Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum
This serum from Dior is made to fight against the effects of stress and pollution, targeting toxins of external and internal origins. When applied twice a day, skin is detoxified and visibly restored thanks to the hibiscus flower in the formula. It's perfect for correcting dull and uneven texture and boosting the effectiveness of your usual skincare routine.
DIOR One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum, price unavailable, SM Mall of Asia
4. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50
Once called "Jesus in a bottle," this cult-favourite toner is popular among celebrities and estheticians for its exfoliating benefits. With its rich anti-inflammatory active ingredients, it chemically exfoliates the skin and balances the epidermis. When used all over the face, neck, and décolletage, it can dramatically improve your overall skin texture. Though it does have a strong medicinal scent, you soon won't mind it after seeing the results on your skin.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE Lotion P50, P5620, Chi The Spa, Edsa Shangri-La
5. Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser
Tata Harper's 100% natural and non-toxic beauty line is a true favorite among A-listers. Their foaming gel cleanser is one of their most-lauded products because it sloughs off dead skin cells and balances sebum production without disrupting the natural pH balance. Developed with prickly pear flower enzymes, salicylic acid, wild crafter juniper fruit, and chlorella, it also nourishes skin as it targets blemish-causing impurities.
TATA HARPER Clarifying Cleanser, P4140, Sephora.ph