The Investment Creams (And Oil) That Are Worth It



They brighten, they plump, they smooth. If you only treat yourself to one thing this month, make it one of these investment creams that really deliver what they promise...

A new season should bring about a new skincare regime. Why? As the climate changes, so do your skin’s needs. That lightweight moisturiser you have used throughout summer will not longer cut it as the temperature plummets, humidity disappears and wind chill increases. So, it’s time to pep up your skin for winter with these new creams and oils that pack a powerful punch when it comes to skin ageing.

Words: Sarah Brooks-Wilson Image: The Edit


Ultimate quencher

La Mer The Renewal Oil, $320
When you can see the crinkly lines on your face, it means dehydration has set in, so immediate action is required. This dual-phase oil is formulated with the highly active oils from their iconic Miracle Broth, which not only boosts cell repair but also helps to prevent dehydration and increases collagen production. Use alone or mix a few drops with your favourite moisturiser or serum and day by day your skin will become stronger, get its glow back and those fine lines will smooth out.


Natural beauty

L’Occitane Divine Cream SPF20, $145
This silky-textured best seller containing the essential oils found in the Corsican Immortelle flower now comes with an SPF and is twice as effective thanks to an improved cocktail of plant extracts that boost the antioxidant power. With its concentration of sugar, minerals and amino acids it nourishes skin to another level, whilst bringing softness back to a lack lustre skin. A great choice for drier complexions.


Energy booster

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Crème, $450
This cream actually contains refined 24K gold, so along with it’s patented Black Diamond Truffle from the Southwest of France and South Sea Pearls, once it hits the skin it literally resuscitates it back to life stimulating tired cells so it appears renewed and revitalized. It’s very delicious to use, so rich and creamy it actually makes the skin feel softer too.


Wrinkle fighter

Dr. Brandt Needles no more 3-D Filler Mask, $150
Don’t be fooled by it’s title, this is actually a sculpting face cream that you use like an everyday moisturiser. It’s the skin-plumping formula with Adipofill’in, a revolutionary plumping complex combined with hyaluronic acid and the all-important peptides that help counteract the classic downward droop that comes with age. It literally melts into your face and the way the light bounces off after applying seems to enhance cheekbones and give skin that dewy glow again.


Night repair

Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel, $129.00
This isn’t a night cream as you know it, it’s an overnight peel that contains 14 per cent glycolic acid, fruit enzymes and 0.5 per cent retinol, which basically boosts collagen and stimulates the production of new cells while you sleep. So after using the peel two evenings a week for four weeks, you’ll see a noticeable reduction in pigmentation, dullness, fine lines and skin will be left plump, hydrated and energised once again.


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