Seamlessly combining high-tech and luxury, the 3LAB range of skincare has been on my radar for… ever it seems. For as long as I can remember I have been jonesing for the science-y yet posh looking treatments whenever flipping through the Barneys beauty book. And then Vogue did that piece in which Michelle casually mentioned it as her favorite brand. (Thanks, Obama!) As luck would have it, a few 3LAB items arrived in a care package a few weeks ago with a note ‘you will love.’ Truer words have never been spoken.
Designed to match the needs of even the most demanding skincare aficionados, 3LAB is researched and formulated to perfection. Utilizing cutting edge technology and delivering one breakthrough after another, the tight line up consists of some impressively powerful treatment options. Using a proprietary bio-engineered growth hormone Nano Claire GY™ as well as an insanely expensive and pharmaceutical grade capsule delivery system called X-50, the brand is tackling even the most stubborn anti-aging concerns. The result? Success.
Suitable for any skin type, this cornucopia of lipids, peptides, and collagen boosting agents sports an elegant opaque consistency that borders on a milky lotion. The lightweight texture absorbs immediately and layers very well under your day or nighttime moisturizer, which boosts its efficacy. The immediate and lasting hydration, comfort level, and youthful glowy appearance it delivers are pretty remarkable. When do I reach for it most often? Post peel or anytime I encounter Retinoid or acid triggered irritation.
Antioxidant-rich botanicals (Beet Root, Green Tea, Ginko Biloba Extracts, to name a few) are blended with Sodium Hyaluronate, and a dash of Citric Acid to ensure potent radiance boosting, firming, and protective action. A single pump is enough to cover your entire face and as with any serum, here are my two golden rules: less is more and use regularly. If you’re striving for a brighter, more vibrant looking complexion, the 3LAB H Serum is absolutely worth exploring. $240 (30ml) Ouch!
The impeccably formulated 3LAB WW Eye Cream tops my list of all time favorite, splurge worthy targeted treatments. Were I forced to choose a desert island product, I’d opt hands down for an eye cream and forego a sunscreen; that’s how strongly I believe in the importance of proper attention to the area under the eyes. Rich and creamy, the whipped formula is incredibly user friendly. Fantastic as an ultra nourishing overnight solution, it also wears well during the day, especially under a concealer, which with consistent use, you may be able to skip altogether.
Loaded with Shea Butter, Squalane, Ceramides, Niacinamide, and countless plant extracts, the WW Eye Cream lives up to both its claims and A-list following. If you’re struggling with fine lines, dark circles, puffiness, or hyperpigmentation around your eyes, consider this an investment. I’m someone who neither fears nor opposes a needle in my forehead, but when it comes to the eye area, I’m good, thank you. I’ll be the first to admit that the triple digit price tag is difficult to swing. For those who can, do it with this 3LAB gem. $240 (15ml)
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