I have been conducting personal research on some beauty products and was reminded of growing up believing that there was only a single brand for skincare, and that it worked for every type of skin and issue. This single brand, of course, was the classic Nivea.
But today, the needs of my skin seem more complicated and I find myself researching skincare brands that have only been on the market for two years, but seem to be revolutionizing the beauty world. These two, listed below, have been around much longer than that, and are my two current favourites.
I agree 100% in investing in skincare products with superpowers and have the good fortune of living in the same neighbourhood as the French luxury skincare brand Biologique Recherche. My visit to their store helped me discover some amazing products for my skin.
Everything that I’ve tried from the brand so far, from Le Lait VIP O2 to the Lotion P50 W (best exfoliant that I discovered for my skin), Crème Placenta, Crème VIP O2, has been great. But the one product I obsess over is Crème Masque Vernix, which is said to reproduce the original composition of the newborn’s vernix – the first epidermal protective barrier at birth. What I see after leaving it on for a whole night is that my skin is renewed indeed, purified, tightened and super soft.
You may have heard me talk about how much I love The Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader. I keep going back to it and not only have I seen the results in my skin, but so many friends and inconnus stop to ask me what I use for my skin because it’s so radiant and plump-looking. I definitely choose it over so many other favourites that I used to use. Being devoted solely to The Rich Cream for one month might also be contributing to its superpower.
The philosophy of the brand talks about how our skin has this innate power to heal and renew itself: “This is about stimulating the everyday turnover that should naturally happen in your skin,” Bader says. “The cream introduces molecules that our skin would need to fix the skin properly.” (Extract from an Interview with The Cut)