Look and feel like royalty with some of the most luxurious picks in beauty.
Rich textures, fine scents, sensorial rituals, and promises of youth everlasting. Everything about the ideal beauty routine echoes a glamorous lifestyle that doesn’t spare any expense. There too are times when we just want to perch in front of our vanities and feel like royalty – even for a fleeting moment, so what’s stopping us from indulging in products that look and feel like they were used by nobility? Here are some of our favourites:
History of Whoo Bichup Ja Yoon Cream
One can’t talk about regal beauty and not mention History of Whoo, whose beautifully crafted products boast refined formulas favoured by royal court beauties and empresses of dynasties gone by. The Bichup Ja Yoon Cream is a must-have for its smoothing, brightening and anti-aging properties. It’s infused with their signature blend of Gongjin Bidan, Gyeongok Bidan, and Cheongsim Bidan alongside a mixture of six Asian herbs called Chojahabidan (Ja Saeng Powder) to help enhance the skin’s self-regenerating properties. Cornelian Cherries, Acanthopanax Root Bark, Asparagus Root and Wild Thyme help add unctuousness and healing properties to this dreamy moisturiser.
Decorté AQ MELIORITY Intensive Radiance Glow Ritual
Skincare that befits nobility and royalty usually calls for therapeutic vanity rituals regardless whether it’s day or night - which is what Decorté is going for with their AQ MELIORITY Intensive Radiance Glow Ritual serum duo. Two high-functioning serums provide intensive 24-hour care with a focus in optimising the skin’s natural rhythm of regeneration. The Rejuvenating Glow Day Serum tackles dryness and rough skin by filling it up with high-quality moisture and protects skin from daily environmental aggressors, while the Restorative Radiance Night Serum works to bring back suppleness and luster to the skin while you sleep by repairing damages.
SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Essence
The premium LXP Ultimate range from SK-II range was made for the sophisticated and discerning, and if you love the PITERA™ essence that made them famous, then you’ll love the LXP Ultimate Perfecting Essence. It’s everything you love from the original - with the highest concetrated signature PITERA™ condensed to its purest form, and married with soothing, antioxidant-rich Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract to create a luxuriously rich essence. Using it after cleansing helps to infuse intense hydration back into the skin, smooths out and improves skin texture, and maintains skin’s natural resilience and moisture retention for lasting radiance.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Keep your skin looking and feeling like a million bucks with this mist moisturiser from Tatcha. Not only will it make you look super elegant while spritzing this on before or after makeup, the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is chock full of botanical oils and humectants such as Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate to promote a plump and luminous complexion. It also contains a proprietary complex of Okinawa red algae and hadasei-3 anti-ageing complex to restore moisture and youthfulness to your skin.
Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate
The French beauty house is among the oldest luxury names in the world, and it shows in their beautiful packaging and formulations. The L’or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold kicks off your makeup application in the most lavish way possible. This smoothing makeup base is embellished with pure 24-carat gold flakes, that have been crafted into ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective particles and dispersed in a hydrating gel to help beautify and smooth out the complexion. The primer lends a moisture-filled radiance to the skin, so that your makeup stays on all-day without losing your natural glow.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
The Queen of Hungary Mist is a cult product from Hungarian beauty marque Omorovicza, that blends orange blossom, rose and sage distillates to purify, tone and revive the skin. Its creation was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume that was formulated for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary in the 14th century. If it’s good enough for a queen, it’s good enough for those times you need to refresh your makeup or simply need to give your skin a rejuvenating boost.
Floris White Rose Eau de Toilette
The British perfumer Floris has been crafting fine fragrances since 1730, and has drawn in an impressive clientele such as Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe and even Winston Churchill. The brand is also the Queen’s own appointed perfumer, and it is said that her EDT of choice is the White Rose - which comes as no surprise as it is truly an elegant blend of silk and spice. It marries old world and new, as it opens with a bouquet of romantic roses, violets and iris, with a heady base blanketed with warm notes of heady amber and musk.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
Harness the power of ingredients from the Orient with products such as the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX from Sulwhasoo. This unctuous anti-aging cream contains revitalizing ginseng crystals that have been extracted from the root and fruit to help fortify delicate skin while improving the skin’s defensive barrier. This cream also boasts a luxurious texture that absorbs instantly into the skin, without leaving a heavy residue.
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