In order to enhance their regenerating or wrinkle-busting powers, beauty products are turning in their makeup to luxury ingredients as gold, caviar, and exotic plant extracts.

These rare luxury ingredients rank on our list as breakthroughs in the industry. Some hit the top as unusual innovations, and others are pure splurges. They all share one thing in common – they will take your beauty routine to the next level.

From wrinkle-busting moisturizers to full-coverage innovative makeup formulas, here are the 5 hottest luxury ingredients in 2016.

5 Top Luxury Ingredients That Care for Your Skin

Camellia Oil

Camellia luxury ingredients

Also known by the more exotic name – Tsubaki oil, this antioxidant-rich Japanese beauty staple has been part of the geisha beauty arsenal for years.

Traditionally, these queens of studied grace used the camellia oil to give their hair a glowy look or remove makeup. It contains oleic acid, which acts as a great moisturizer for both skin and hair. Plus, it just gives those cheekbones a discreet lustre.

Paired with wakame (the seaweed in the recipe for Japanese miso soup), Tsubaki is now an indispensable ingredient in Boscia’s Tsubaki Glotion instant luminizing moisturizer.

Two other products to use Tsubaki are the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet and the Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil. It’s also worth checking the latter luxury brand Tatcha’s moisturizing balm with macadamia nut and camellia oils, plus a few flakes of 24-k gold.

Gold

This shining metal has bewitched men and enchanted women for thousands of years. However, the gold standard doesn’t only apply as an economic term.

Displaying a golden complexion is the stuff of dreams or the prerogative of sculptures. Nowadays, beauty manufacturers have started their own gold rush in search of the perfect skin care product.

Gold carries antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes acne and rashes while declaring war on the free radicals that encourage the advent of age and sun related wrinkles.

The gold-infused gel-cream formula from Terry Gold Elixir Glace will give your skin an unparalleled shine.

Caviar

Caviar luxury ingredients

Caviar is a delicacy in its own right, but more than your taste buds can benefit from it. To put it bluntly, caviar is fish eggs. Therefore, caviar is loaded with lipids, nutrients, and antioxidants such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

Deconstructed to its chemical makeup, it may not sound so yummy anymore. However, it famously increases skin elasticity by boosting collagen production.

Eye the beauty products in the luxury brand La Prairie skincare line. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue is also worth a look.

Roses

No matter the season, your beauty will bloom overnight if you treat yourself to the rose-infused luxury skin care products. Rose petals contain anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Shiffa Dubai, known for its luxury ingredients, introduced the Rose Bliss Balm this year.

Finding the best hair treatment has always been… a hairy problem. Christopher Robin Instant Volumizing Mist Rose Water, using steam-distilled rose petals and cold-pressed rose seeds, promises to nourish the hair fiber and volumize the roots.

Canadian Willow Herb

Beautifying luxury ingredients

The Canadian willow herb has been growing strong roots in the beauty industry for some time now. Growing in the Northern Canadian Prairies, the plant inhibits free radicals and acts as an acne scavenger.

It’s the first to blossom after a forest fire – a fact to consider when praising this vibrant flower.

While promoting skin relief and contributing to making the beauty product feel lighter on the skin, the willow herb is touted as the main ingredient in Origins Skin’s Essence Lotion.

Tsubaki oil, the Canadian willow herb and gold flakes power some of the latest beauty formulas. These exotic and rare luxury ingredients make us feel like we’re being treated to a modern elixir of youth. In the unforgettable words of Audrey Hepburn, happy girls are the prettiest.

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