Lancôme’s Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir cream, with its richly romantic premise – its signature ingredient is a poultice of precious stem cells gathered from the Lancôme rose – counts among our favourite beauty indulgences whenever we feel like we deserve a treat for our skin and soul.
The latest eyecare set from the line looks set to accompany its sister product in our curated list of luxuries. Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Eye Contour Ritual is true to its name: you really do have to set aside some me-time to fully appreciate its opulence.
Start by gathering a tiny pinch of the blush-hued balm with the ebony silicone spatula and smooth it all over the orbital area, right up to the temples and brow bone.
Next, switch to the other end of the spatula, which tapers to an “absolue-tely” fabulous faceted tear-drop, to gently massage the undereye and drain away puffiness.
Now, cool the massage spoon by sticking it in the fridge or running it over cold water. Towel-dry the contraption and then massage again using the recommended steps in the manual accompanying the set.
Finally, round up your regime with the weekly eye masks, made of a tightly woven cellulose-derived material that Lancôme says dramatically contributes to the soothing and de-puffing properties of the mask.
Being the mask addicts that we are, this is our favourite bit of the routine – the clingy, velvety sheets made our eyes feel like they’re being embraced by dewy rose petals.
If all this sounds like a lot of work, it is – but oh, what lovely, thoroughly enjoyable work it is.
Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Eye Contour Ritual, $450, is available starting today at all Lancôme Beauty Counters. For more information, visit www.lancome.com.sg. You can follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lancomesingapore.