The Star Ingredient: Grapeseed Polyphenols
The Hot Spot: Bordeaux, France
Say au revoir to a tired-looking appearance. A milky formula that sinks into skin on contact belies the potent cocktail designed to combat the signs of fatigue, pollution, stress and more. Extracted from the seeds of white wine grapes, and mixed with spruce extract and vitamins C and E, this blend boosts collagen to smooth wrinkles and restore radiance.
Caudalie Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum, $68, 30ml, ca.caudalie.com
The Star Ingredient: Moor Mud
The Hot Spot: Budapest, Hungary
An homage to the ancient spa culture of Hungary, this cleanser ticks all the right boxes. Exfoliating-yet-hydrating? Yup, thanks to the high calcium and magnesium content of the moor mud which is mined from the largest thermal lake in Europe. Soothing? Done. That’s where the anti-inflammatory power of zinc oxide comes in. And let’s not forget refreshing: the essential oils of lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus work in tandem to give skin a lift.
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser, $100, 150ml, omorovicza.com
The Star Ingredient: Saffron
The Hot Spot: Kozani, Greece
The precious spice that makes any dish sing could be the secret to aging gracefully. Hand-plucked from the Krocus flower on the one day a year that it blooms, this organic saffron packs an antioxidant punch that bolsters skin against wrinkles, fine lines and dullness. A 95% natural formula, there’s no mineral oil, silicone or parabens lurking in the stunning metallic bottle either.
Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir, $130, 30ml, beautyboutique.ca