Some skincare and haircare brands have that IYKYK (if you know, you know) status. Elusive award-winning beauty brands you’ve seen in magazines, online, or heard the hype about, but don’t know where to buy them… until now! Your Google search is over. You’ll find the following coveted ‘secret’ haircare and skincare gems and their most iconic products all at Harbour City.

POLA: The Wrinkle Reduction Pioneer

From its humble beginnings in 1929, POLA has become a pioneering luxury Japanese beauty brand committed to delivering results to every individual who worries about wrinkles. It has been at the forefront of anti-ageing; driving the evolution of wrinkle elimination by targeting the cause behind wrinkles. The brand has achieved cult status not only in Japan but worldwide too, thanks to their undeniable youthful results.

Icon to try: Wrinkle Shot

First introduced in 2017, Wrinkle Shot was the first wrinkle-improving cosmetic for medical use in Japan. Based on its learnings and innovation, POLA has entered the next chapter in their journey towards improving wrinkles and have updated their award-winning product to Wrinkle Shot Serum N lately.

DARPHIN: The Botanical Master

Master Botanist Pierre Darphin sought to formulate highly concentrated botanical skincare products to make skin healthier and look visibly rejuvenated. He was inspired by the beauty secrets of French queens and the essential oils to enhance their beauty. The result was DARPHIN. Loyal fans swear by the results of the finest botanicals and ingredients used in their formulations that allows them to indulge in a luxurious spa-like experience at home.

Icon to try: Intral Daily Rescue Serum

Experience the legendary texture of this serum (formerly known as Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum). This worldwide bestseller calms skin on contact with an exclusive Calm Complex of 3 powerful flowers – Peony, Chamomile, and Hawthorn to soothe, reduce visible irritation, and the appearance of redness.

ÉLÉVATIONE Time Stops: The Skincare That Works in 60 Seconds

ÉLÉVATIONE’s approach to ageing and beauty is inspired by Salvador Dali’s famous ‘melting clock’ artwork that illustrates the flexibility of time. Like Dali, they too believe time can be manipulated, stretched, stopped or even reversed. It does this through its skincare by empowering skin to defy the ageing process and preserve a youthful appearance. It’s never too early or late to start looking after and investing in your skin.

Icon to try: 60 Seconds Firmax Mask

If you want younger-looking skin in 60 seconds, then look no further. If it sounds too good to be true, just ask all the women around the world who love it. Packed full of elastin, peptides, organic botanicals, antioxidants and the patented ingredient Tightox, skin is empowered to protect and regenerate itself. It’s no wonder this product can work fast!

The Mineral Boutique: The High-End Handmade Skincare

As no two faces are alike, The Mineral Boutique believes in a personalised approach to skincare and treatment. A high-end concept backed by scientific research technology and product formulas. The Mineral Boutique only uses high-quality 100% natural ingredients to deliver premium skincare solutions as a part of its commitment to quality.

Icon to try: Therapeutic Facial Soap

This best-selling gentle facial soap has been specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone skin. Vegan friendly and 100% natural, this soap ensures gentle yet thorough cleansing. Enriched with green tea extract to provide the best antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties while the calming scent of lavender, patchouli, and rosewood essential oils soothe and heal.

PITANIUM: The Different Approach to Hair

If you think all beauty brands are the same, think again. Pitanium = Pink + Titanium. Pink is their youth and happiness, and Titanium is their strength. Offering a range of high quality and efficacy skincare and haircare, PITANIUM doesn’t want to be a boring part of your daily routine, they want to inspire and enlighten. They want you to enjoy the experience and benefits of using their products.

Icon to try: Pi-Shampoo

Bring the salon experience home and treat your any scalp woes with PITANIUM’s range of Pi-Shampoos. You’ll be sure to find a solution. Pi-Regrow helps to reduce dry hair and prevent itchy scalp, dandruff and hair loss. Pi-Scaling tackles oily scalp and hair, and Pi-Revive is best suited for sensitive scalps and to strengthen hair. Time to practice that hair flip!

Oribe: The Rolls Royce of Haircare

Oribe was the first to bring luxury haircare to the market and is the brand that people obsess over. Everything from their luxe packaging to the intoxicating scent has made it a firm favourite amongst celebrity hairstylists and beauty editors worldwide. But it’s not just about looks, Oribe is setting the standard in haircare. Inside their Instagram worthy bottles are nourishing sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, colour and keratin treatment safe formulas that will transform your hair.

Icon to try: Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

A luxuriously light oil that instantly restores hair to its prime. Just a few drops of this liquid gold strengthens and conditions damaged locks, provides heat protection, adds shine, and protects hair from damage. Come check it out at JOYCE Beauty!

When only the best will do, head to Harbour City where you’ll find all of these ‘secret’ brands waiting for you.

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