To those with discerning taste, luxury is more than just a price tag. These days, when money can buy just about anything and everything, luxury refers to that which is rare — often with a beguiling artisanal heritage and is, of course, of exceptional quality.

In the realm of beauty, an indulgent regime does not necessarily mean owning an array of products from boldfaced brand names. A new wave of cutting-edge beauty junkies want lotions and potions that communicate something about their identities, similar to the way their clothes and accessories are a reflection of their personalities.

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