Nature or nurture? Beauty ingredients of the future harness the power of both.
Not all good things in skincare grow on trees. Pioneering brands are embracing radical new thinking in their latest offerings. Model and beekeeper Georgah Crane favours game-changing ingredients and innovations that elevate the power of our products.
“My beauty secret is using the right products with the right ingredients.”
Model Georgah Crane
Right now, earth’s bounty is getting a boost from partnerships with some of our brightest beauty brands. Harnessing unexpected components like caviar and acclaimed healers like honey, it’s innovation in how we cultivate, select and extract key ingredients that are evolving their potential. As the Spring Summer beauty season launches at David Jones, we explore what’s in for skin.
It’s not something you see listed on your everyday moisturiser label. But caviar has made its way from the fine dining menu into the future beauty sphere.
This delicacy has long been celebrated for its nutrient-rich makeup, and new La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil harnesses the power of caviar when it’s most effective – night. The trailblazing brand, exclusively available to David Jones, is a world pioneer in the use of Caviar Retinol. This brand-exclusive ingredient works in conjunction with the skin’s natural overnight rhythm to seal in moisture, enhance collagen synthesis and smooth fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
We’ve long known the restorative nature of the garden. But tomorrow’s ingredients are today being nurtured in new ways. From the ancient Egyptians to the Turkish Damask, roses have a long history in beauty rituals. But the revolutionary Lancôme Absolue Soft Cream captures the revitalising qualities of the Lancôme rose. Selected from 20,000 species in the South of France for its rare regenerative power, Grand Rose Extracts are extracted using unique biotechnology, and the reward is in the name – absolute softness and visibly transformed skin.
Also widely recognised for its repairing powers? As Georgah well knows, “Not only is honey good for the insides, it’s great for the outside”. But the Black Bee honey from Ouessant Island in France is unlike any other. A protected species on a UNESCO biosphere reserve, these bees produce a rare Royal Jelly rich in antioxidants, a key constituent of Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil. Newly reformulated for further efficacy, the serum-in-oil formulation still features the exceptional Black Bee honey from Ouessant Island (Brittany, France), along with three other honeys from unspoilt islands (Corsica, Ikaria and Åland). The fruit of over 10 years’ research, this nurturing oil with the lightness of a lotion is a genius innovation from cultivation to composition, and exclusive to David Jones.
If you know the benefit of kombucha on your insides, you’ll understand the potential of fermentation in your beauty routine. High tech beauty brands are embracing the process in their latest products, five years in the making. Worth the wait is the Miracle Broth™ in new La Mer The Hydrating Infused Emulsion. This fermented formula of sea kelp, minerals and alfalfa is an anti-inflammatory calming stock for skin. Combined with Lime Tea Concentrate, the hero of the original Crème de la Mer, this futuristic fusion delivers next-level hydration and defence.
We’ve waited nearly two centuries for revered Japanese beauty waters to make it into SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The wonder ingredient PITERA™ contains over 50 micro-nutrients, and the essence is bottled straight from the fermentation process so as not to dilute its glowing results. No wonder it’s your most coveted Anti-ageing Skin Essential in the David Jones Beauty Awards, and another DJs exclusive.
The future is now. Discover next-generation ingredients from cutting-edge brands in our Beauty Season launch, now at David Jones.