From under-the-radar collections that have a recurring role in the routines of skintellectuals to the iconic ranges we've been coveting since day one, these are the {skin care} launches we're lusting over...

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

A luxury that all beauty aficionados strive for, {La Mer} earned instant (and lasting!) acclaim with their {Crème de la Mer}: a world-renowned formula that soothes and imparts intense moisture, leaving skin feeling soft, supple and oh-so smooth. As for the range itself, it's built around a serendipitous scientific advancement that saw a fermentation process unlock the regenerating potential of sea kelp. The rest is history...

ICELANDIC INNOVATION

Skin care by the design of three Icelandic scientists, {BIOEFFECT} is the result of a decade of research and a bioengineering breakthrough that saw the creation of the world's very first plant-based replica of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor). You may be wondering, what's the big deal? Well, EGF is a protein produced by the body that plays a key part in the production of collagen and elastin, so it's safe to say we long for more at all times. At the heart of the range is the age-defying {EGF Serum} that's earned a swathe of awards for its age-defying properties; if you decide to invest, expect healthy, glowing and supple skin...

SIT BACK, RELAX

Why saturate your shelves with sub-par skin care when you can invest in a multi-hyphenate hero that goes above and beyond the rest? {The Seated Queen} lives by this mantra with their one-formula range. Here to help you treat your skin like the royalty it is, the {The Cold Cream} is packed with replenishing, vegan extracts to nurture your skin, from the start to finish of your routine. As for its uses, it's as talented at melting your make up as it is feeding your skin as you slumber — its aromatic essential oils work wonders on overactive minds too!

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Unlocking the potential of hemp seed oil - a nutrient-dense source of fatty acids - {High Beauty} prides itself on cruelty-free formulas that soothe and strengthen your skin. The efficacious range harnesses the long-misunderstood ingredient, alongside bioflavonoids and terpenes to replicate the full plant-powered benefits of hemp, so you can say ‘high’ to healthy, glowing skin. Our pick of the mix? The decadent {High Expectations Facial Oil} has a 32% pure hemp seed oil content to deeply repair and replenish your skin’s protective barrier - a must during these colder months - all while delivering a luminous finish.

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