La Prairie's Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster.

When the Swiss skin-care company La Prairie writes up an ingredient list for its luxe product range, no expense is spared.

An organic obsession.

“Frankie, go get her!” I hear these words as I step off the elevator and walk to the door of Rose-Marie Swift’s apartment in downtown New York, where the makeup artist has lived for more than two decades. Frankie is the adorable dog that greets me, a Yorkshire terrier that Swift shares with her friend—and long time client—the model Miranda Kerr.

Evoking Provence.

An outing to a L’Occitane en Provence boutique is reminiscent of a trip to the region from which the French beauty company takes its name. From the bright yellow signage and the limewashed walls, to the warm ochre terracotta floors, there are notes of Provence everywhere.

On the nose.

Early morning sunlight streams through the 500-square-foot studio of perfumer Anne McClain as she leans over her pinewood workbench. The lush scents of perfumes, elixirs, and beeswax moulds surround McClain in her greenhouse-like space.

Face time.

Just as our lungs must breathe, our skin must breathe, too. Enter Intraceuticals, an Australian line of skin-care products that not only expedites this process but improves upon it with their innovative Clinic Treatments.

Elegance with a twist.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Combining a modern edge with family heritage, Aerin Lauder is taking Estée Lauder into the 21st century with grace and determination.

His choice.

Every colour in beauty company Uslu Airlines’ collection is assigned a three-letter airport destination code, acting as an identifier for both a specific location and the product itself. For the lipstick TOR, co-founder Jan Mihm was eager to turn their standard market research approach upside down and define a target group with a different perspective.

Scent of the season.

WINTER WHITES: New to Jo Malone’s growing unisex fragrance lineup is Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a breezy homage to the English seaside.

Sleek salon.

WINTER WHITES: Step into Gee Beauty in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood or Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops, and all is calm, bright. Amidst a flurry of activity, as estheticians help patrons get polished for their many holiday parties, there is serenity and order.