The Créme de la Créme of High End Skincare
Finding high end skincare products that offer more than nice packaging and a spa-like smell? It's easier than you might imagine. Let Liberty be your guide
Shopping for high end skincare brands can feel like one of beauty’s trickier tasks. Unless, that is, you find yourself perusing the shelves of Liberty’s iconic beauty hall. Our expert beauty buyers have done the hard graft for you, cherry picking only the most efficacious skincare products from the cutting edge of skin science. In other words, they’ve already done the legwork to figure out if that fancy moisturiser or this high tech serum is actually worth your money; no scrolling through endless product reviews required.
Here, we shine a light on some of the stand-out high end skincare brands that grace our shelves.
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The Ingredients Brand
Founded in 2005 by Dr Marko Lens, a world-renowned authority in the field of skin ageing and skin cancer, Zelens is based on clinical evidence and high-performance biotechnology. A stickler for finding only the best ingredients around and rinsing them for all their skin-transforming abilities, Zelens has a full routine for every face, no matter your skin type or concerns.
The Anti-Inflammatory Brand
She’s the German skin doctor best known for her rather novel skin treatments (blood facial, anyone?) but what you really need to know about Dr. Barbara Sturm is that she specialises in all things anti-inflammatory. As such, her skincare formulas come chock-full of anti-inflammatory ingredients to rebalance skin and ward off the premature ageing process.
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The Holistic Brand
It was through searching for remedies for her own health concerns that Jena Covello had the idea for Agent Nateur a top-to-toe beauty line that utilises the very best vitamins, minerals oils and plant extracts our planet has to offer. The feel-good formulas tick all the beauty boxes you’d want, nurturing skin back to full health (and glow).
The Biomedical Brand
Biomedical scientist Augustinus Bader’s first intention was to develop a medical-grade hydrogel that could treat severe burns. But when his business partner saw just how well it worked, he planted the idea to translate the formula to skincare. What followed was The Cream, a now-iconic formula that supports the skin’s natural cell renewal process, helping to fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in a matter of weeks.
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The Trend-Setting Brand
If you worship at the altar of skincare acids, you probably have Biologique Recherche to thank. This was the brand that really put AHAs and BHAs on the map, cementing their place as the skincare staple we now know them as. Its iconic Lotion P50 was once only available in clinic (that’s how powerful it is), but is now readily available to buy from Liberty – just be sure to find the best formula for your skin type.
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The Transformative Brand
If a mega skin transformation is what you wish for, try 111SKIN on for size. Founded by renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides and entrepreneur Eva Alexandridis, the brand hinges on its patented antioxidant complex, NAC Y²™. It’s a god-send for healing skin post-surgery, so imagine what it can do to replenish and rejuvenate your complexion on the daily.
The Professional Brand
First formulated for skincare professionals, QMS Medicosmetics heroes two key skincare ingredients for youthful, radiant, bouncy skin: skin-identical collagen and hyaluronic acid. While they might both be found naturally in the skin, our reserves dry up as we age, slowing down skin renewal. It’s the brand’s mission, therefore, to help replace these substances to help skin better support itself.