We put our skin through a lot, and that’s especially the case right now. So if you’re looking to soothe your complexion with a little extra TLC — or just treat yourself to something lavish — then let the Saks Fifth Avenue beauty experts guide you. To help you dive into the best oils, potions, serums, essences, and creams, the Saks team helped us curate a list of 15 beauty items to indulge your skin. From more every-day upgrades to ultimate splurges, these skincare buys are ready, should you be in the mood to buy something nice for yourself.
Best Every-Day Skincare Treats
Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Micellar Cleansing Water
Two of the industry’s biggest trends now in one: micellar water and vitamin C. Soft active cleansers in this product create micelles (structures within water) that act like magnets to trap and remove makeup, impurities, oil, and dirt, without damaging skin’s barrier function. At the same time, vitamin C from bitter orange extract and organic orange water helps to brighten and hydrate the skin. And the best part is, this cleanser doesn’t have to be rinsed. It can be applied to your skin and stay on for all day radiance.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Pollution Cleansing Facial Oil
This cleansing oil lets you wash your face in style. It gently removes makeup (yes, even those hard-to-remove waterproof products) and impurities while helping hydrate the skin with its oil-to-milk texture. Just apply two to three pumps to dry skin, rinse, and pat dry. Another bonus that feels just as good: the packaging is designed to minimize its environmental impact.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
Shocking to think that this serum could be improved, but Estée Lauder has done it again. Recently reformulated to incorporate Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology, this multitasking serum can reduce the look of multiple signs of aging caused by the environmental impacts of modern life. And don’t be fooled by the name: We love this treatment for both day and night to take advantage of the 72 hours of guaranteed moisture, the 8-hour antioxidant boost, and the skin-strengthening benefits packed into each dropper.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
The definition of cult status, Sunday Riley skincare is a perfect destination for anyone looking for high-performance skincare under $100. With a streamlined mix of targeted treatments, it’d be next to impossible to make a bad choice here. For those new to the brand, start with the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. The key ingredient is lactic acid, which can gently yet effectively help exfoliate and visibly even and smooth complexions. There’s no doubt Good Genes will leave you looking radiant.
Decorté Moisture Liposome
This super-moisturizing serum uses Japanese technology, specifically time-release capsule technology, to help deliver all-day hydration. The idea behind this product is that continuous moisture is the key to healthy-looking, glowing skin — and less visible wrinkles. Moisture Liposome also works in tandem with anything else you apply afterward, which can further help soften and condition the skin.
Best Next-Level Upgrades
A highlight from Tina Craig’s new skincare line, this Resurfacing Compound helps brighten, refresh, and resurface the skin, while also visibly minimizing pores and fine lines. The formula features a proprietary “SIREN Capsule Technology,” designed to target areas of skin that need the most TLC, and it’s also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Just use one or two pumps morning and night on clean skin, for two weeks (and be sure to wear UV protection during the day). How’s that for a one-stop skincare shop?
Augustinus Bader The Cream PPC Cellular Renewal Cream
Augustinus Bader uses a breakthrough light yet extremely hydrating cream to pump up your skin’s appearance. Best for those who have a combination-to-oily complexion, this cream gives your morning and evening routine a boost. It features TFC8 — a patented combination of amino acids, medical-grade vitamins, and other compounds naturally found in the skin — which helps get the complexion ready for regeneration. The formula can visibly lighten scars and age spots, and can help reverse the look of skin damage from sun exposure. Fine lines and wrinkles are clinically proven to be reduced after just four weeks of consistent use.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Regarded as a “miracle water” in Asia, each bottle of SK-II contains 90 percent Pitera™, a natural bio ingredient cultured exclusively in Japan to mimic exactly what skin needs. One bottle can help moisturize, soften, and smooth texture; reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines; enhance radiance; visibly even skin tone; and reduce oil. With this essence, you can pat your way toward glowing skin.
111SKIN x Joanna Czech 6-Piece Facial Edit Set
This Facial Edit Set blends the holistic approaches of esteemed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides and renowned celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech to tackle a variety of skincare concerns. Four transformative masks from 111SKIN plus Joanna Czech’s stimulating Facial Massager can help create visibly brighter, firmer, more lifted skin from the comfort of your own home.
NuFace® Facial Toning Device Set
Get ready to be obsessed. The magic of this set’s microcurrent technology might make this award-winning device the cornerstone of your skincare routine. By sending small electrical currents through your skin, this tool helps stimulate the muscles underneath — essentially “working them out” through regular use, which can help improve facial contour, tone, and more. You’re about to be hooked.
Best Treat-Yourself Splurges
Cellcosmet Switzerland CellEctive CellLift Cream
Use CellEctive twice a day for its anti-gravity and anti-aging effects, which can be noticeable from the very first application. The effects can then deepen, by visibly improving elasticity and firmness with routine use. It helps restore your skin’s natural supple texture for refined-looking contours, and can smooth the skin’s surface with its micro-exfoliant action, too.
Dr. Sebagh Signature Serum
If you don’t know of Dr. Sebagh just yet, you need to. Acknowledged as one of the world’s premier cosmetic doctors, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh is a master of the delicate art of cosmetic medicine, with a focus on the face and neck. His signature serum harnesses the latest biotechnology to help quickly refresh skin, which can help create a younger look. This super serum is unlike any other.
La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence
We can’t talk about luxurious skin care without mentioning La Mer, especially since it takes just four drops twice a day of this product to help visibly reduce lines, imperfections, and other signs of aging. The formula can work on all skin types, from dry to oily, and even combination. Not to mention, the bottle looks (and feels) like a work of art.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift
La Prairie is synonymous with luxury. The brand’s first practically-gravity-defying serum is now recharged with two new “caviar technologies.” Infused with Caviar Premier to visibly lift skin, plus Caviar Absolute to help with fullness, the formula’s further enhanced with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex. The combination means a dreamy-textured serum that will help skin feel lifted right away. Hello, harmony.
Sisley Paris Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age La Cure
With this product, Sisley’s created a month-long system to help skin look and feel regenerated. A unique formula, in four bottles applied over the course of four weeks, can help create refreshed, more youthful-looking skin. One of the bottles, Sisley Paris Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age La Cure, helps hydrate and brighten skin in what feels like a flash. Visible results may start as soon as the first week, and by week four the product claims visible benefits like improved density, elasticity, and radiance. Get your glow on.
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