Longevity deserves to be celebrated in skincare. New beauty brands can never replace their timeless predecessors in anyone’s grooming kit. Why fix something that isn't broken, right? Thus, these grooming leaders show the newcomers how it’s done.
Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser
A mainstay of the Australian skincare brand since its debut in 1992, this first skincare product from Aesop is a white clay-based purifier that spreads effortlessly on the skin and is non-foaming.
This cleanser hydrates normal to dry skin with a formulation rich in nourishing fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E. Despite its mild nature, the cream cleanser is capable of removing grime and light make-up.
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
There's a common component across all products produced by cult beauty favourite Drunk Elephant—Marula oil. Extracted from the fruit seeds of the South African Marula tree, the clean and transparent label favours this hero ingredient for its potent polyphenol antioxidant and fatty acid compound properties since its establishment in 2012.
Carrying it weight dutifully, the oil contains greater concentrations of polyphenols than dark chocolate, green or black teas. Expect your skin acquire powerful antioxidant defence against pollution and damaging environmental radicals.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
You’ve surely seen this little brown and gold bottle somewhere before. Estée Lauder‘s Night Repair (as its affectionately known) spawned a handful of ‘firsts’ in the beauty industry, including the first serum and the first to use hyaluronic acid for skincare.
Launched in 1982, the overnight deep hydrating fluid feels like liquid silk and boosts skin’s defences against environmental stressors. The revolutionary formula is patented until 2033.
IDS Skincare Rejuvenating Complex
Drawing on over 20 years of experience in the aesthetics industry and working in collaboration with international beauty experts, you can assure your skin will be in safe hands with IDS.
This anti-aging cream defends time-induced maturation, environmental and sun damage on your skin. It contains unique ingredients to boost collagen and elastin production which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Developed with IDS’ patented and proprietary NEULASTIN formulation to ensure effective absorption of active ingredients, the skin will appear firmer, smoother and revitalised with consistent application.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Unlike the ancient and retired, Kiehl’s is proud of its age, and with good reasons. This trusted name for quality skincare based on science and natural ingredients developed products which are mainstays in beauty cabinets.
Born in 1851, the once-pharmacy shifts to foley focus on skincare and produced hits such as the Creme de Corps body butter which appeared on their original bestseller list. Hey, everything below the head deserves some attention too.
Formulated with Cocoa Butter and Beta-Carotene, this hydrating body cream moisturizes dry skin that results in a soft and smooth feel. It's friendly to all skin types but particularly beneficial for those with dry skin.
La Mer Créme de La Mer
No gents, this Miracle Broth isn’t consumable even though it contains seaweed extract. Instead, it’s skin food. La Mer’s thick cult face cream has a constant celebrity following, such as model Chrissy Teigen and Kevin Hart. If it works for them, it’ll work for us too.
La Mer’s scientists play curated sounds while fermenting each batch of Miracle Broth. Why? Data has proven that the broth reacts actively towards sound waves, thus having an impact on chemical reactions. Scoop a little bit of the cream and rub it between your palms till it becomes clear and slick before application.
What you eat reflects your physical outlook too. Thus, ORBIS targets this factor to facilitate skin improvement. The Japanese beauty brand developed the country's first and only government-certified oral skincare product, ORBIS DEFENCERA, after decade-long research.
Containing highly-purified DF-Ceramides extracted from brown rice, oral consumption of such lipids (a form of fats naturally found in our skin) promotes the body to produce more to increase moisture content in the skin.
Thirsty skin will not occur as the boost in ceramides top-up the skin's moisture barrier and prevents them from escaping.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Having a little alcohol is beneficial for the body, be it ingesting or applying. Inspired by sake factory workers' smooth hands, researchers at SK-II uncovered their secret and produced the brand's iconic Facial Treatment Essence in 1980.
Pitera, a by-product of yeast fermentation, is the crucial catalyst featured in this celebrated product. As an active ingredient, this spot-reducing and age-line diminishing lightweight liquid also act as a makeup primer too.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
Debuted in 1997 as a boosting serum based on traditional Korean herbal medicine, Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum is now in its fifth generation updated via the brand's unique advanced anti-ageing formula, JAUM Activator™. Definitely a breakthrough in both dermatological science and technology.
Used as the first step after cleansing, this serum keeps the skin healthy and youthful through activating the regeneration process inside out.
THANN Rice Extract Moisturising Cream
We often associated rice to Thailand. Yes, besides satisfying appetites due to its fragrant grains, the Asian staple works effectively on the skin too.
Luxury wellness Thai brand Thann distils the nourishing Rice Bran Oil and incorporated it into all of its skincare products. One of its bestsellers, the Rice Extract Moisturising Cream, combines that with the antioxidant-filled Rice Callus Culture Extract.
The result is a hydrating cream that rejuvenates the skin and enhances collagen expression and skin barrier function. Benefits include pore size reduction, improved radiance and firmness, long-lasting moisture, protection against skin damage, and reduction in inflammation.