The Deluxe List: Luxury Skincare Treasures To Transform And Pamper

Bahar Etminan

Founder and Editor of

As we start to farewell the endless summer, attention is turning to the sins of our skin. If you are anything like me, too much sun, too much time outdoors and generally too much fun since the silly season kicked off last October has definitely crept into my complexion and I’m determined to fight back. This month, a host of luxury power house brands reveal their power play launches in the area of skin perfection. From stand out  blur technology, to gold infused potions and extracts of pure rose stem cell and truffles, there’s no excuse to let yourself down.

Embrace your inner glamour puss and take the plunge into serious skincare. These are the new standouts that we love and recommend:


La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluid Pure Gold $630


An extension of the effective Cellular Radiance range from Swiss powerhouse La Prairie, the combination of pure gold powder, golden lotus extract and peptides get to work to even complexion, smooth texture and deliver a radiance and lit from within glow your friends will be tottered by. If you prefer an emulsion to a heavy cream, you will absolutely love this formula. We noticed results in the first week.
Stockist David Jones and La Prairie


La Mer The Perfecting Treatment – 3rd April 50ml $320


Since the launch of BB and CC technology, the cosmetic industry has come a long way in delivering skin care with instant and cosmetic benefits. La Mer have come to the party with this smooth as silk skin perfecter that had us at hello. Add instant ‘soft filter’ focus and perfect any minor imperfections by applying this cream gel formula under your foundation and over your La Mer creme. It’s the ultimate foil to a late night and takes you from desk side to date in a snap of a perfectly manicured finger.
Stockists: David Jones, Mecca and La Mer


Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil- $110



The master of luxury has turned his hand to skincare and the results are as good as you’d expect. Trust us when we say this is no ordinary cleanser. The beautiful non greasy and super light oil removes every last trace of make up, pollution and all the time treats the skin with pampering ingredients such as jasmine flower and evening primrose oils to leave skin perfectly cleansed and detoxified. Skin is baby smooth and seriously radiant from the simple step of cleansing every morning and night. If you have been sitting on the fence with trying an oil cleanser, this is absolutely the one to try. We are a little obsessed.
Stockist enquiries: 1800 061 326


Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir- $420


This ultimate at home face mask takes the power of spa treatment and luxury to the next level. Infused with nutrient and mineral rich, rare black diamond truffle extract, the ritual starts with a dry brushing of the face and neck to boost micro circulation and impart an energised glow, and is followed by the application of the treatment mask with your fingertips. After five minutes you will see firm, radiant and truly nourished skin appear before your eyes. Quite simply the best at home treatment we’ve tried in a LONG time.
Stockist enquiries: 1800 061 326


Prevage Anti-Ageing Antioxidant Infusion Essence- $130 


A water weight fluid to use immediately after cleansing and before moisturisation to instantly and progressively boost hydration. Packed with seven new and classic antioxidants (green tea, Idebenone and Vitamin C included) to repair and maintain the skin’s health and defense, this little extra step in your beauty plan, particularly in cooler months is the difference that will make the difference. Clinical trials say that after 4 weeks you will see a visible change in your skin’s hydration. We say the Bio-fermented water is a winner from first application.
Available from June at all Elizabeth Arden counters Nationally 


Humectant rich for an insane level of instant hydration, this innovative gel delivers a potent formula that actually feels like a silken oil but without even the slightest residue. Your skin will inhale the Lancome rose stem cells that are the key active ingredient in this weightless power house addition to the Absolue family. Follow the unique application technique and massage ritual for a daily dose of Parisienne beauty. Expect skin texture to feel and look more refined, dramatic hydration levels after 3 days, and a delicious sensorial experience like no other.

Available at selected counters at Myer and David Jones nationally

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