YSL Touche Éclat
Created by the legendary makeup artist Terry de Gunzburg during her stint as the Director of Makeup Design at YSL in 1992, Touch Éclat was one of the first hybrid products. Both a concealer and highlighter, it works to brighten and contour for a perfectly sculpted, glowing finish.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Launched 30 years ago, this remains one of the world’s greatest anti-aging products. It was the first serum to harness the skin’s night-time regenerating properties, trapping moisture to smooth fine lines, rejuvenate lackluster skin and reduce the signs of aging.
Mason Pearson brushes
Mason Pearson brushes were first made in England in the 1800s, and the secret to beautiful, healthy hair hasn’t changed since then. There’s no gimmick here: just spend 15 minutes every evening brushing with the boar-bristle brush and you can kiss bad-hair days goodbye.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease serum
This godsend landed on our shelves in 1992, banishing frazzled, unruly and wispy hair for good. The range has been extended to include products that offer up to three frizz-free days, but the original serum is still one of the top-selling hair products in the UK.
L’Oréal Paris Elnett hairspray
Launched in the 1960s, Elnett quickly became a must-have for red carpet-ready celebs, party people and backstage stylists. Its iconic gold packaging has barely changed, nor has the long-lasting, brush-out formula that holds hair in place with no sticky residue.
Crème de la Mer – The Moisturizing Cream
The first uber-luxury cream, it was developed by NASA scientist Max Huber from sea kelp, minerals and proteins. Those in the know can spot dewy, plump “Crème de la Mer skin” at a glance, and it now comes in lighter gel and lotion textures.credits
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