8 luxurious facial serums and creams that supercharge your wedding skincare routine
Lancome Absolue White Aura Regenerating Brightening Fresh Cream, $450
This elevated take on Lancome’s Absolue White Aura promises petal-soft skin. Containing the Absolue line’s signature Grand Rose Extracts, which is a blend of three roses – the Damask Rose, Centifolia Rose and the specially bred Lancôme Rose, it helps with accelerated skin regeneration, plus a brighter complexion and a reduction of dark spots with prolonged use.
If you aren’t a fan of heavy creams, you’ll appreciate its smooth gel-like texture that’s instantly absorbed and leaves skin velvety smooth. In fact, it’s so light you can use it during the day without any greasy residue. Another draw: it smells like a dream.
111Skin Black Celestial Diamond Cream, $1,230
Made of black diamond particles, these form microspheres that penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin to deliver ingredients like Centella Asiatica, hyaluronic acid and the brand’s proprietary NAC Y2 formula.
Centella asiatica, a herb which speeds up cellular regeneration, also stimulates the production of collagen types I and II. In addition, the NASA-approved NAC Y2, provides the skin with powerful antioxidant benefits to keep cellular inflammation at bay for a healthier, younger-looking complexion. This extravagant cream also has a rich and nourishing texture to instantly relieve dry skin.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream , $96 for 30ml
If parched skin is your concern, you’ll want to consider this radiance-boosting moisturiser that’s enriched with camellia floral water. A white camellia extract, is combined with a hyaluronic acid derivative to restore hydric balance, while antioxidant-rich blue ginger extracts protect skin from free radicals and reinforce skin’s natural defense system.
Fine, pearly particles reflect light and blurs imperfections so you get a luminous complexion that’s ready for the camera.
Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalising Cream, $198 for 50ml
If signs of exhaustion from wedding preparations are showing up on your face, Korean luxury skincare brand Sulwhasoo’s antioxidant-rich Bloomstay skincare line helps tackle the signs of ageing for a youthful bridal glow.
The Bloomstay Vitalizing Cream has plum blossom and yuzu extracts, as well as a compound of five fruit and seed extracts – plum, red bean, quince, Korean pine seed, and black sesame. It helps to improve skin’s smoothness and suppleness, while protecting against external irritants.
Lancer Skincare Legacy Youth Treatment, $1,600 for 50ml
This luxurious skin treatment contains precious saffron and sake extract to activate skin’s youth genes so collagen production is accelerated. Meanwhile, it also contains amino acids and hyaluronic acid to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture for a firm, supple and radiant complexion.
Kanebo The Cream, $1,800 for 40ml
Positioned as the brand’s most luxurious skincare product, look no further for the ultimate in Japanese skincare innovation. Touted as the pinnacle of technological breakthrough and sensorial pleasure, this nourishing moisturizer cocoons the skin with a moisture veil, setting the basis for plump and healthy skin.
When absorbed, it releases its proprietary Clear Botanical Complex, which targets multiple skincare concerns like radiance, texture, smoothness and firmness in one step for a supple, unified and glowing complexion. Your senses are also in for a treat as the cream, while rich, doesn’t leave a greasy film over the skin. The relaxing Teatopic scent helps soothe your mind, making your skincare routine something you’ll look forward to everyday.
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+, $460 for 30ml
Brides looking to combat fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing can expect immediate and long-term results with this multi-action anti-ageing serum. With a lightweight consistency and formulated with powerful peptides and botanical stem cells, it sends signals to skin cells to amp up collagen production, as well as reduce the appearance of dark spots.
It also contains an algae-derived blend that forms an invisible film over skin surface for an instant firming effect. This antioxidant-rich potion not only shields the skin from environmental hazards, but also blue light that are emitted from electronic devices.
Thanks to the extensive research that the brand has put into the field of glycobiology (the study of the structure, function and biology of carbohydrates), the scientists at YSL Beauty have discovered that Moroccan Saffron pistils contain the highest amount of crocetin, a compound that displays remarkable antioxidant properties to keep cellular inflammation at bay. In turn, this results in a delay in oxidative damage for skin that remains younger and healthier for a longer period of time.
Made with the prized Moroccan Saffron pistils, YSL Beauty’s Or Rouge line offers unparalleled youth-preserving benefits for those who seek the very best in luxury skincare. Splurge on the Or Rouge Creme Fine, a non-greasy lightweight cream that instantly nourishes your complexion while infusing with a powerful antioxidant boost like no other.