MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: Model Heejung Park poses in the backstage of the Jil Sander fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2021 on September 22, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

Few things can spark joy like a brand new luxury skincare buy. While we get that money doesn’t always equal efficacy, there is undoubtedly instances where a higher price point is directly proportional to the time, research and quality of raw materials that goes into something.

The below is a curation of just that — new skin innovations that sit on the premium end of the scale, but have impressive results when it comes to tangible change on the skin. So if you’re in the mood for new skincare of the prestigious variety, look no further than the below list.

Charlotte Tilbury Cryo recovery mask, $67. SHOP NOW

To coincide with its launch into Mecca, Charlotte Tilbury has also just released the Cryo Recovery Mask, a reusable facial mask you can put in the freezer to tone and de-puff the face. The silicone device is fitted with metal beads that conduct the cold, and once applied it mimics the effect of cryotherapy, releasing tension and helping to drain excess fluid. Use it in conjunction with your favourite serum or face mask for a sculpted, refreshed, post-facial complexion from home.
NuFace Firming + Brightening Silk Creme, $70. SHOP NOW

While designed for use with the NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, this velvety cream can 100% be used on its own to nourish, firm and brighten the skin. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, African leaf juice, daisy flower and dragonfruit, it subtly lifts, hydrates, and the texture leaves the skin feeling impossibly smooth. It’s also iodised for optimum results when used with the aforementioned Microcurrent tool.

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Gel Moisturiser, $102. SHOP NOW

Dermalogica rarely get it wrong, and this new innovation is an excellent pick for those who typically find vitamin C irritating. The key ingredient, aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate, is suspended in a hydrating cream that’s packed with squalane, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to simultaneously brighten and nourish. There’s also enzyme-rich pumpkin extract and phytic acid to mildly resurface, resulting in brighter, softer, more even-toned skin. Think of it as an all-in-one moisturiser treatment product that can replace your entire morning routine (aside from SPF, of course).

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, $125. SHOP NOW

Estee Lauder’s iconic Advanced Night Repair formula has been translated to this light but effective eye serum, designed to firm, brighten and de-puff the eye area. The light gel formula glides on with ease, and uses Laduer’s signature Chronolux Power Signal Technology to encourage the skin to function optimally (meaning it will appear more youthful, for longer). The steel applicator wand is cool to touch, so you get a lovely mini massage as you apply, too.

Sisley Sisleya L’INTEGRAL ANTI-AGE RADIANCE ANTI-DARK SPOT SERUM, $630. SHOP NOW

While expensive, this brightening serum from Sisley’s coveted Sisleya ranging is gold class when it comes to evening and unifying the skin tone. The formula works to correct three key factors that attribute to a dull skin appearance: dark spots, overall radiance and skin quality. By simultaneously restoring luminosity and reducing the look of pigmentation, it leaves the skin more uniform. The gel-serum itself also has an emollient consistency that imparts a dewy, fresh finish on application. Sign us up.

Chanel L’EAU DE MOUSSE ANTI-POLLUTION WATER-TO-FOAM CLEANSER, $70. SHOP NOW

A luxurious cleanser can turn a mundane task — such as makeup removal — into an enjoyable ritual. Chanel’s new water-to-mousse formulation is airy and light, sweeping away dirt, debris, sunscreen and makeup with ease. And while it does leave the skin feeling clean, it doesn’t strip or remove natural oils. The perfect first cleanse for normal to oily skin types.

La Mer The Hydrating Infused Emulsion, $395. SHOP NOW

On the topic of normal to oily skin, you’ll be delighted to know that La Mer have launched their lightest moisturiser yet in the form of The Hydrating Infused Emulsion. Like the Creme de La Mer, it’s rich in fermented kelp and miracle broth, but instead of a rich cream it’s milky, soft and quickly absorbed. If you have drier skin, follow up with your regular moisturiser.

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