If we add up what we spend on looking good, we know that we spend big but if it keeps us looking young, pert and feeling good it is a price we’re prepared to pay. With Nanoblur the latest in a long line of ‘miracle’ creams hitting the shops, we are ready to open our wallets and give this newcomer the benefit of the doubt to see if it is the one product that we must have in our arsenal. At £19.99, it isn’t too much to spare if it turns out to be just a lovely moisturiser but if you are forking out a little more, you want to make sure that it has luxurious ingredients that really make a difference in the long run.
Belle spoke to Urban Retreat, the premiere spa and beauty destination, to find out just what products make a difference, regardless of the price:
1. Truffle by Fuente £275 for the Shampoo & Conditioner
This hair treatment is touted as the world’s best and first ‘self-thinking’ shampoo & conditioner. The organic ingredients in these revolutionary shampoo & conditioner include the skin of white truffle, pure diamond dust and meteorite extracts. This combination exhibits an individual response to each specific hair type, resulting in an intelligent shampoo that restores every type of hair to its top condition.
2. EGO Alter Ego Hairdryer £112.35
No less than eight heat and speed settings make this ergonomic dryer the ultimate in efficiency and usability.
The generous 10 foot cord and strong but incredibly light design gives you real freedom and complete control.
The dryer is packed with HW2 technology blended with the finest ground Tourmaline gems preserving the ‘intelligent’ honeycomb shape molecule to improve hair quality and manageability in next to no time.
3. Clive Christian No 1 for Women, 30ml Pure Perfume with Silk Handkerchief £2700
A connoisseur of perfume knows that the only true way to experience the complexities of Pure Perfume is by investing in the most concentrated form of the scent – in a crystal stopper bottle.
No.1 for women is serene and sophisticated with ylang-ylang at the heart, weaving a slow enchantment, unfolding to reveal a gentle, cherry-liquorice scented Tahitian vanilla and a heart of rosa centafolia associated with Aphrodite the Goddess of love and beauty. The No.1 for women Pure Perfume is adorned with a single white brilliant cut diamond as a symbol of the rare and precious natural ingredients within. The crystal bottle is placed in a black ebony box lined with silk and is placed on a silk handkerchief featuring the Artwork inspired by the perfume itself.
4. La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold £386
Truly the gold standard of de-aging, this newly enhanced skin-enriching super serum, with a fresh scent, gives your face a golden glow. Newly developed peptides join Pure Gold, suspended in a colloidal gel, to help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin and improve elasticity and firmness. With a single drop, it diminishes lines and wrinkles and helps regulate pigmentation, while re-vitalizing and illuminating the skin with a stunning radiance.
5. La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare £634
If you are searching for the most luxurious, the most skin-transforming anti-aging treatment product, this cream is for you. It recharges your skin’s electrical balance, which improves its absorption of beneficial nutrients. Designed to enhance your skin’s natural beauty, preserve its texture and tone, and restore its radiant glow, this cream represents the most exciting advance in skincare in this decade. The absolute pinnacle of science and luxury!
6. Crème de la Mer The Concentrate £295
Designed for fragile, post-trauma skin on the face and body, The Concentrate complements skin’s own natural renewal process. The appearance of scarring resulting from surgery and burns is noticeably improved. The Concentrate visibly soothes the appearance of redness and irritation caused by cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments. The Concentrate infuses skin with an unprecedented concentration of the original Miracle Broth™ found in Crème de la Mer, immediately calming and soothing the skin.
7. Dibi Gold Performance £255.35
Gold has been proven to contain anti-oxidising properties which protect the skin from the ravages of time and promote the rejuvenation of skin cells. Using nanotechnology, Dibi Gold contains particles of gold, which it boasts 55% reduction in wrinkles, 41% increase in skin elasticity and 31% increase in moisture level from regular use. A precious, rich and velvety texture with golden micro-particles that reflect light, immediately enhancing and brightening skin For ageing and dull skin with deep set wrinkles and lack of elasticity.
8. Methode Jeanne Piaubert Speed Dieting Slimming Cream, £109.50
The key to the Speed Dieting Slimming Cream concept is to put only the adipocytes on a diet, using natural molecules that stimulate sirtuines to act as though there were less calorie intake. All the advantages of a diet without the inconveniences of actually having to cut back! The pro-calcium complex compensates for the variations in calcium throughout a woman’s life – adolescence, pregnancy, menopause – which are often the source of weight gain. The cream also enhances your skin with mother of pearl, genuine light reflectors that visibly tone down skin imperfections and give your skin a radiant glow. It is claimed that in just one week it helps to decrease the appearance of dimpling and cellulite by 72%, visibly smooth skin by 76% while leaving skin soft and radiant. And the results last, even one month after stopping treatment!
All available from Urban Retreat.