25 Luxury Beauty Products That Are Worth the Investment

There's a difference between good skin and great skin. And sometimes, all you need is a product that will go the extra mile for your face...even if that means dropping some major dough.

By Alyssa Morin, Carly Milne Dec 27, 2021 12:00 PMTags
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Let's face it: The key to a flawless complexion ain't cheap.

But when you invest in the right products, they can make all the difference between good skin and great skin. And sometimes, in order to achieve that coveted "I woke up like this" look, you've gotta splurge to see those results.

Whether you're into skincare devices that go the extra mile for your face, want your makeup to look like a real-life Instagram filter or simply feel like giving yourself a state-of-the-art routine worthy of being featured on Vogue's Beauty Series, then there's a beauty product for that.

We've rounded up the luxury products that are totally worth the investment. Check out our picks, below!

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Osea Malibu Salts of the Earth Body Scrub

Whether the winter weather has your body feeling as dry as the desert or you want to level up your skincare routine, Osea Malibu's award-winning Salts of the Earth Body Scrub will come to the rescue. It's made with mineral-rich salts to exfoliate and buff away scaly skin, as well as shea butter and wild gigartina seaweed to give you a silky-smooth result. 

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish

It takes a lot for a powder compact to bring the wow factor but Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish does exactly that. From the opulent gold packaging to the powerhouse formula—which includes sweet almond oil and rose wax for a smooth, filter-like finish—this product will have your makeup looking...well, flawless.

Honest x Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer

Get the spa experience in the comfort of your home with the Honest x Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer. Hand-picked by Honest Beauty founder Jessica Alba, the facial steamer not only has a celebrity stamp of approval, but it packs a powerful punch. The device works to enhance absorption of your creams and serums, while also clarifying and hydrating your skin.

Shani Darden Sake Toning Essence

With a nearly five-star rating, beauty devotees are fans of Shani Darden's Sake Toning Essence, which acts as both a toner and treatment. Formulated with sake, an antioxidant known to visibly brighten the skin, and sebocytine, an ingredient that helps control oil production and refine the appearance of pores, this product is anything but average.

Haus Laboratories Tanti Baci Extreme Cream Mini Lipstick Set- 5 Lipsticks

While filming the House of Gucci in Italy, Lady Gaga was inspired by the glitz and glamour of it all. It's no wonder she launched her beauty brand's first-ever holiday collection, complete with opulent packaging and high-quality formulas. Enter: The Tanti Baci Extreme Cream Mini Lipstick Set, which features five luscious bullet lipsticks in a variety of reds and pinks. What's more? The set comes with a chic beige vegan leather pouch.

Valentino Very Valentino 24-Hour Wear Foundation

As its name suggests, Valentino Beauty's Very Valentino 24-Hour Wear Foundation lasts all. day. long. without needing any touch-ups. Along with its long-wearing formula, which is infused with SPF 26, the product delivers light-to-medium coverage that conceals blemishes and redness.

Skin Gym Rose Quartz Vibrating Lift Contour Beauty Roller

Elevate your skincare routine with Skin Gym's Rose Quartz Vibrating Lift Contour Beauty Roller. From the rose quartz crystal, known as the stone of unconditional love, to the vibrating wand, this handy tool will give you a little pick-me-up. Glide the roller outward and upward to de-puff and decongest your skin.

Pat McGrath Labs Mthrshp Mega Celestial Odyssey Palette

Pat McGrath Labs' new Mthrshp Mega: Celestial Odyssey Palette will bring the wow factor to your makeup look. The eyeshadow palette features 18 dazzling shadows in a variety of jewel tones—lime green, flamingo pink and midnight blue (to name a few)—in five dynamic finishes: sateen shimmer, 24K duochrome sparkle, foiled metallic, velvet matte and iridescent sparkle.

JLo Beauty That JLo Glow Serum

If you ever wanted Jennifer Lopez's iconic glow, she's bottled it up with her beauty brand's That JLo Glow Serum. This luxuriously encased serum has the star power one wants in a product: Japanese rice sake ferment to brighten the skin, yeast-derived ferment that acts as an antioxidant and the JLo Beauty Olive Complex—which includes a blend of squalane, fermented oil, extra virgin oil and leaf extract—to deliver rich hydration.

Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum

Get transported to another world when you spray Mugler's Alien Eau de Parfum. The delicious blend of jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber brings a warm yet sweet element that gives you the best of worlds. Plus, the striking amethyst-colored packaging is reminiscent of a sacred stone.

Uma Oils Pure Calm Wellness Oil

Treat your body to some extra TLC with Uma Oils' delicately soft and deeply nourishing Pure Calm Wellness Oil. The soothing concoction of chamomile, evening primrose, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and geranium make this palm-sized product the ultimate definition of relaxation. Not only does the oil help to release stress and tension in the body but it gives your skin much-needed hydration.

Bloomeffects Black Tulip Eye Treatment

Fake a good night's sleep when you dab on the Bloomeffects Black Tulip Eye Treatment, which provides an instant tightening effect around the eye, making you look awake and ready to tackle your day. The product also works to help reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow's feet and puffiness. 

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel

When a skincare product is a hair away from hitting five stars, you know it's good stuff. We're talking about Kate Somerville's KateCeuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel. The fan-favorite product will give you red carpet-worthy skin with its powerhouse ingredients, like glycolic acid, ceramide-encapsulated retinol and niacinamide. The leave-on peel improves skin texture, adds brightness to the skin, while also reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

Stacked Skincare Microneedling Tool 2.0

The Stacked Skincare Microneedling Tool 2.0 was developed by an expert aesthetician to refine uneven texture, lift dark spots and encourage a more youthful complexion. How does it work? By gently micro-exfoliating the skin to stimulate its natural regeneration process. It's safe enough to use daily no matter your skin type, but just remember to replace the roller head every month.

Maison Margiela Fragrances Replica Autumn Vibes

Bundle yourself up in Maison Margiela Fragrances' Replica Autumn Vibes perfume. With the sweet aroma of fresh fir balsam, mixed with spicy cardamom and cedarwood, one spritz of this fragrance will feel like you're in a Taylor Swift folklore music video. The crisp, woodsy scent isn't overpowering either, but it still adds just enough excitement to make people wonder what you're wearing. Bonus: Give your home that same cozy aroma with the Replica By The Fireplace Scented Candle.

Lancôme Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum

With a luxurious blend of powerhouse ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, vitamin c+ niacinamide and ferulic acid, Lancôme's Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum is magic in a bottle. The serum is designed to improve volume loss and signs of aging, as well as reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. What's more? It's the first triple-dose serum of its kind on the market, so you know your skin is in good hands.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum

The Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum not only has the prettiest packaging that would dress up any vanity, but the delicious blend of solar jasmine absolute, pear blossom accord and brown sugar accord will give you an instant boost. Throw on a coat or two of the brand's Mascara L'Obscur and one of its glitzy Rouge à Lèvres Gothique Metallic Lipsticks to jazz up your look even more.

MRVL Skin Solutions Anti-Aging Firming Serum

MRVL Skin Solutions may have launched in November 2021 but that doesn't mean the brand hasn't been doing years of research to bring only the best of the best to the industry, including its unique blue scorpion peptide—made with the non-poisonous venom of blue scorpions! Get glowing and youthful-looking skin with its Anti-Aging Firming Serum, a lightweight serum that features its potent concoction of the blue scorpion peptide and ubiquinone 10.

Lancer Pro Polish Microdermabrasion Device

Inspired by the professional-grade microdermabrasion at Lancer Dermatology, the Pro Polish Microdermabrasion Device was created with convenience in mind. Its diamond-encrusted exfoliating tips, vacuum suctioning, and a 180-degree swivel head take dead skin cells off your face from the comfort of your home. The result? A more even skin tone, a reduction in the appearance of dry fine lines and wrinkles, and refining of pores and imperfections.

Dermaflash Luxe Anti-Aging Exfoliation Device

If your skin is feeling a little lackluster and not sopping up your skincare products the way you like, Dermaflash's Luxe Anti-Aging Exfoliation Device just might be the answer to your prayers. It removes dead skin cells, built-up debris and peach fuzz, eliminating the barrier of penetration so your creams and serums can do their duty and reveal flawless skin.

Tom Ford Ombré Leather Parfum

Transport yourself to the serene and soothing oasis of the desert with Tom Ford's Ombré Leather Parfum. Only the designer could make a unique scent that fuses black leather with violet leaf, cedarwood and green tobacco for a truly intoxicating fragrance. Pair the boldness of the perfume with the brand's luxurious Lip Color Matte Lipsticks in a striking color for added pizzazz.

Foreo UFO 2

This is a sequel we're not mad about in the least. The famed face-masking wonder that is Foreo's UFO gets an upgrade in the UFO 2 model, with additional LED lights to give your skin some extra oomph. The UFO 2 features thermo- and cryotherapy, the t-sonic pulsations and the aforementioned light therapy that coincides with whichever mask you're using by taking to the Foreo app on your phone. Your skin will look lush, refreshed and super glowy when you're done.

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Protective Cream

Before the price tag makes you clutch your pearls, hear us out on this one. Shiseido's Future Solution LX Total Protective Cream is a rich daytime moisturizer that not only nourishes your skin throughout the day but protects it from the sun's UV rays. Plus, it works to improve the loss of firmness, elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Even better? Its soft and smooth formula will help give you a flawless makeup application.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite Faceware Pro

A celeb favorite, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare's SpectraLite Faceware Pro device is one of the only FDA-approved LED masks for at-home use. It features 162 red and blue LED lights, with the red dedicated to reducing inflammation, increasing circulation and boosting your skin's elastin and collagen production, while the blue light kills acne-causing bacteria and regulates oil production.

Ziip Device

Get ready to transform your skin. The Ziip Device is an incredible handheld electrical skincare device that uses energetic vibrations and pushes them into the skin through positive-and negatively-charged discs. You'll start to notice younger-looking skin, reduced signs of aging (but for real) and a decrease in acne and pigmentation. Although it comes with the fan-favorite Golden Conductive Gel, those who want a vegan option with organic ingredients can use the Crystal Gel. You may break up with your facialist over this one, because it really does do what it says it does.

Of course, not every product needs to break the bank. Check out Jennifer Garner's affordable beauty finds here. Plus, get ahead of the 2022 trend and shop for products in the Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri.

(This article was originally published on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 3 a.m. PST)

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