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8 INVESTMENT PIECES TO ADD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO

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Photograph by Nick Dale.

Life’s most gorgeous things are not just for lust. It’s about quality of life and average is not an option. There are some real practicalities—and pay offs—worth consideration here; concentrated formulas do more with less, go further and faster, and generally target more than one issue at a time. Luxe scents and textures can enhance your mood, confidence, and complexion. Get investing.

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SKINVESTMENT

Consider this La Mer potion to be true future proofing. Our no-compromises cult favourite no matter where your skin’s at; this is La Mer’s legendary miracle broth as an ultra-potent essence. A few drops of Genaissance The Serum Essence will reverse and prevent pigmentation, lines, dryness and general loss of skin spark from day one.

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TECH STOCKS ARE UP

Face-contouring gadgets are where it’s at right now – and the smart money’s on this mini, microcurrent therapist. Don’t believe the hype. Believe the for-real clinical stats: 85% of testers got wow-cheekbones and visibly tighter jawlines in 60 days. Here’s the trade: an investment of just five minutes a day gives back the 70 million hours you spend fiddling around with Instagram face-slimming apps. That’s just good numbers.

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LIQUID ASSET

The most elegant, extreme-luxe oil that imparts a supple glow of gloriousness. And, frankly, that’s an undersell—this golden elixir of eleven very essential oils sinks in to transcend dull, dry skin (of any type) and transform it into the most happily hydrated state. Foundation (do you even need it now?) glides on dewy and divine. Want, want, NEED.

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ATTENTION ART COLLECTORS

There are candles, then there are conversation starters. Talking point: the face that appears and reappears throughout Piero Fornasetti’s iconic designs belongs to Lina Cavalieri: an Italian soprano once considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Then there’s the sensory side of things; Flora is a favourite; an elegant white floral with notes of Lily Of The Valley and white Rose muddled with Iris, Orange Blossom and Jasmine. Bellissima.

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HIGH-END EYES

If there are two things one does not scrimp on, your eyes are both of them. Treat yourself to Chantecaille’s masseuse-tipped pen that rolls, smooths and all but injects stem cells, peptides and antioxidant 24k gold into puffy, crepey zones in the all-too-obvious eye area. And P.S., this gets the A-list’s stamp for smoothing, brightening and tightening. A triple threat.

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VERY CHICONOMIC

Doubly dutiful as a makeup primer and a refining hydration serum, this clever pump halves time spent dealing with spots, pores and skin glitches. And wait there’s more; it can also be applied as a light overnight facial treatment and on hair to reseal split ends. There are 14 essential oils, 10 moisture-packed plant oils, and 4 other nourishing vitamins in every dose—and it lasts. Deal sealed.

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ALL-TIME ACQUISITION

Take a posse of beauty awards and magazine raves as the inside tip: this is next-stratosphere skin care. A sophisticated salve for face, eyes, everywhere, it synergises hi-tech DNA and colloidal silver, all of 99.5% natural origin. It reforms the visible signs of ageing and you can legitimately feel it firming your skin immediately. So precious that the patent’s in and every jar is stamped with a serial number.

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THE ULTIMATE DREAM CREAM

Literally wear diamonds to bed and wake up on the luminous side of the bed, in a place where faces age backward during the night and lines retreat. As it happens, there’s an energy inside diamonds that labs can now extract and slip into face cream to stimulate skin repair and regeneration. Mixed with a tri-peptide that tells fibroblasts (the cells that crank out collagen and elastin) to fire up fast, skin hits rewind.

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