Have you tried Decorté? If the luxury formulas don’t sell it to you, then maybe the brand muse – actress, Brie Larson – will.
“I love the confidence that the brand inspires in women globally as well as its holistic approach to beauty,” she has said. “I appreciate how much research, science, craftsmanship and passion go into the making of each product. The brand holds themselves to the highest standards of quality and experience.”
If you are a J-Beauty connoisseur, then you will no doubt already be enamoured of this high-end Japanese brand, which is renowned for its super-luxe products and covetable packaging. This is aspirational beauty supreme!
Founded back in 1970 by Kozaburo Kobayashi, the brand name came from a fusion of the two French words – “cosmétique” and “decoration” – and stands for the craftsmanship that underpins all the company’s products. In short, this a line with intelligence and depth behind it. Decorté’s line-up of result-driven beauty products are rooted in meticulous research, are founded on collaborations with Nobel Prize winning scientists, and embrace the most premium natural ingredients available in Japan and the rest of the world. It is also inspired by ancient Eastern medicine and source natural elements, such as Japanese Onsen hot spring water.
Yes, the price points are sky-high. But this brand is the absolute pinnacle of the luxury beauty world. Take the Decorte AQ Meliority Multi Defense Activating Day Cream, £350, for example – one of the brand’s newest products, recently launched in the UK in Harrods in April 2021. It works to enhance bare skin, making it appear more youthful and supple. A little goes a long way, and that way produces amazing results.
On a clean face, use a pearl size amount, dotted in four places over the face – the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead – then blend well. This is like a silk veil for the skin, with the formula melting in beautifully. The velvety texture protects from environmental damage, such as UV rays, dryness, and dust particles, and leaves the skin firmer and full of radiance. Skin looks, well, expensive – as if you’ve just had a facial, or like you’ve opted for a bare-faced look, the kind that can only be achieved by expert make-up.
The Day Cream is from the brand’s most premium line which aims to rejuvenate skin, so as you’d expect, it’s packed with amazing ingredients. There’s Evening Primrose, Shell Ginger, Star Fruit Leaf and Liquorice Life extracts, which combine to work to improve the natural ageing response and condition of the skin.
But the star ingredient is Benifuki Extract from Yakushima island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the organic hybrid green tea is picked by hand and stored before processing. Benifuki was created in 1993 and has the highest levels of polyphenols in a tea – which actually revive the skin’s ‘self-regeneration’ capabilities.
Back in the 70s, when the brand was launched, Decorté is said to have invented the first ever serum formula, and this cream builds on that heritage, it being a hybrid cream-serum with a double-phase layer, with two different oil layers in an aqueous base. When applied, the first oil layer blends into the skin deeply moisturising and smoothing, and the second oil layer delivers translucency, lustre, and firmness, filling pores and dull areas with light.
Looking for a light-bulb moment when it comes to a new beauty indulgence? Then look no further for light-fuelled skin.