Don’t get us wrong, we love a good beauty buy from the drugstore, but there are certain tried-and-true products that are just so amazing, we don’t mind doling out dollars for them. Whether it’s because of their formulas, their ingredient lists or just the way they make us look and feel, these standouts have no wallet-friendly equal. To help you decipher which luxe obsessions are worth buying into, we’ve enlisted our team to share their favorites.
So Worth The Price
"Fifty-two dollars is probably more than one would like to spend on shampoo, but Christophe Robin's cleansing scrub is truly revolutionary. My scalp is very prone to dryness, and I've tried a handful of formulas to keep me flake-free—nothing works as well as this product to totally eradicate buildup and soften my strands. Plus, it always leaves my blonde looking healthy and bright."
—Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor
"Excessive? Probably. But I consider a signature scent to be a worthwhile investment."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"I am totally loyal to Lancôme Définicils mascara. It's a splurge compared to drugstore brands, but I don't have long, full lashes and this is the only product that adds the volume I need."
—Shannon Nash, Jewelry & Accessories Editor
"Since the first time I used it (at least a year ago), I've become dependent on my Foreo Luna cleansing device. And what's so crazy is I think I only charged it once in the entire time I've had it. I love how the mini is so compact and perfect for travel. On the off chance I don't have it with me, my face doesn't feel like it gets a deep clean—and I hate that! The best part is that it doesn't have rough bristles to irritate sensitive skin and the medical-grade silicone naturally cleans itself so you don't have to worry about changing the device head."
—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor
"I have naturally dry skin, which makes me a complete lotion addict. This rich body cream feels silky soft and comes in the yummiest scent! You feel like you've just emerged from a luxe spa—it's worth every penny."
—Rebecca Iloulian, Marketing Coordinator
"My hair is my number-one beauty obsession. It's insanely thick, coarse and dry (thanks to coloring), so I need an ultra-nourishing conditioner. This Oribe mask leaves my locks feeling silky smooth."
—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor
"This conditioner is amazing. My hairdresser friend recommended it and I haven't used anything else since. It's a little pricey, but you get your money's worth—you need only use a quarter-size drop to cover your whole head!"
—Leah Benzie, Social Media Editor
"I can't sleep if I don't have this oil to slather onto my face and neck before bed. It soothes and moisturizes dried-out skin after a long and busy workday."
—Erin Nicole, Editor
"This is probably my favorite makeup product of all time, I use it every day. The palette delivers the most gorgeous bronze and highlight—whether you like a sweep of subtle color or a strong contour. Both the bronzer and highlighter leave you with chiseled cheekbones and a lit-from-within glow without compare. The best $68 I've ever spent."
—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor
"This gel makes you feel like you’ve taken off a layer of dead skin and leaves your face feeling super smooth."
—Sam Corbett, Graphic Designer
"One spritz of Byredo 1996 and I knew I was never going back. The complexity of the scent conjures a state of mind that I want to be in forever—I would say it's indescribable, though Barneys calls it earthy, ethereal and slightly confectionary. Not bad. Is $175 a splurge? Of course—but a million percent worth it for how it makes you feel (and smell)."
—Jaclyn Decell, Social Media Manager