Good as gold: Sophisticated skin treats worth their weight in karats

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By Renyi Lim

Good as gold: Sophisticated skin treats worth their weight in karats

Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Essence, RM1,510

Combining the nourishing, protective sensation of an oil with the weightless, ultra-fresh texture of a gel, Lancôme’s Ultimate Essence is fuelled by a Pressé of Lancôme Rose native cells – plant cells with extraordinary regenerative properties. You’ll find your skin pampered not just by the ‘trompe l’oeil’ sensation and a sense of heightened resilience, but also through the Ultimate Essence’s entrancing scent of Earl Grey tea, velvety rose, and sensual sandalwood.

Available at selected Lancôme counters in mid-September

Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait, RM 1,580

This intensive recovery treatment’s effectiveness stems from Chanel’s discovery of Vanilla Planifolia, also known as the ‘green diamond’. An Enriched Planifolia PFA active ingredient coaxes skin into returning to a soft, supple and luminous state, while stem cells from the vanilla plant’s leaves and an infusion from its flowers help to reactivate the skin’s firmness, hasten the skin’s recovery process, and shield it against the effects of time and a harsh environment.

Available at Chanel counters mid-October 2015 onwards.

The History of Whoo Wild Ginseng Ampule Oil, RM 915

Packed with 54 percent certified organic wild ginseng, this highly concentrated herbal oil is based on the beauty secrets of China’s Empress Dowager Cixi, reinterpreting royal court remedies for modern-day skincare enthusiasts. A potent mixture of deer antler powder – a key ingredient to kick-start circulation, vitality, and the immune system – and the small, pearl-shaped roots of wild ginseng, form a rich, smooth oil that imparts an instant glow to the skin. Well, if it’s good enough for an Empress…

Available at History of Whoo counter at Isetan KLCC.

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