Don’t get us wrong — there’s nothing we love more than hitting up a drugstore and buying a shopping cart’s worth of seriously good skin care products without utterly depleting our bank account. But at the same time, we truly smile every night when we slather on our $300 La Mer mask that leaves our skin looking like a glowing dew drop, which leaves us in a weird, guilty contradiction pulled between affordable and high-end.
And based on reviews, we realized we’re not alone in our plight, because these ladies recently opened up about these luxury beauty products that they swear are actually worth the splurge:
SULWHASOO Gentle Cleansing Foam
“This is one of the best out there. The foam is very fine, which I believe makes it easier to clean. And after cleansing, my skin does not feel tight at all, it feels very supple and clean.” — Francessca Loh
This mild cleansing foam effectively removes impurities while leaving skin moisturized. It gently removes dead skin cells without overstimulating the skin, leaving behind a layer of deep moisture for a clean, relaxed and smooth feeling that lasts long. Compounded with non-ionic cleansing components, it allows for a long-lasting bubble structure, making it easy to form rich, abundant form for a superior cleanse.
$42 (was $50), VIIMART.com CRÈME SIMON Dermo-Hydrating Toner
“For me, price does not really matter as I have used others that are more expensive. Though this is a toner, I realized it helps makeup last longer. It gives skin a healthy, nice glow.” — Audris Chua
Freshen up! Containing the brand’s signature 100% natural, active plant extracts, this alcohol-free, refreshing yet hydrating toner mist removes last traces of make-up and impurities, for a lovely clean and dewy skin without any sticky after-feel. It can be used to boost moisturizing efficacy by prepping skin, or as a hydrating mist that’s perfect for a quick perk-me-up spray.
$55, VIIMART.com (use code “CREMESIMON” to receive a complimentary Crème Simon exclusive vanity purse + additional 10% off)
ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
“Though this product may be high end, but this is one of those that truly works. My skin looks more moisturized within few days and feels less rough when I glide my hand across.” — Michelle Sim
Reveal a smoother, more radiant, younger look. Wake up to more beautiful skin everyday. Tested and proven: this repair serum maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal and dramatically reduces the look of all key signs of aging by fighting visible signs of aging for a radiant, youthful-looking complexion. Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced.
$123 (was $178), VIIMART.com
CAUDALIE Premier C.R.U The Eye Cream
“Did a great job. My eyes looked so young and dark circles were gone. The only bad thing is the price. Worth paying for it!” — Katie Wong
A luxurious eye cream, powered by Caudalie’s 3 signature patents: Resveratrol for lifting and firming, Viniferine for brightening, and antioxidant-rich Polyphenols to hydrate and prevent wrinkles. Perfectly hydrated, skin is smoother and firmer. Dark circles and puffiness fade away, and the eye area is brightened with renewed youth.
$86 (was $103), VIIMART.com SK-II R.N.A Power Cream
“Unlike many people who bought facial treatment essence, my cousin told me she finds this best. Naturally, I tried it and I agree. It leaves skin so smooth and hydrated. Would totally pay for it.” — Bella Teo
Bringing you the next level of overflowing firmness, for a moist glowing look after 10 days. R.N.A Power collection firms up skin and fill the gaps, keeping skin youthful and glowing from every angle. Combat multiple signs of aging with this revolutionary, anti-aging cream that diminishes signs of aging so lines appear less defined, and skin becomes firmer, smoother, tighter, and more radiant.
$178 (was $219), VIIMART.com
LA MER The Intense Revitalizing Mask
“Seriously this brand is expensive but its worth it. Nothing can match this. Its so hydrating and nourishing, my skin looked as if I just had a facial.” — Sandy Tan
This refreshing cream mask energizes, plumps and protects, instantly infusing skin with youth in just 8 minutes. Infused with potent, cell-renewing MiracleBroth™, it immerses skin in the healing energies of the sea, helping promote its natural renewal process. It furthers drenches skin with hydration and protect skin from the invisible signs of aging — fatigue, stress and pollution.
$230 (was $290), VIIMART.com