The Secret To Perfect Swiss Skin Lies With These 5 Products

For Labor Day weekend this year, I decided to do something slightly out of the ordinary and ventured to the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland. The highlights from my trip — too many to count! — included truffle cheese, an abundance of delicious mushrooms, freshly made green juice, drinks at the magical Frau Gerold Garden, and last and certainly the best, numerous trips to the local pharmacies.
A trip to a Swiss pharmacy is like visiting a French or English pharmacy on steroids. Each one specializes in a certain something, and is filled with top-of-the-line skin care products. Everyone knows that the Swiss are known for meticulous, pristine, high-quality standards — just think of its watches and chocolate. So, it's a no-brainer that its skin care is out of this world!
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One of my favorites was Osswald, which just opened a New York City location. It contains only the best and most exclusive lines from brands that originated in Switzerland, not to mention a kick-ass perfume selection. To no surprise, I came home with a suitcase full of my new Swiss finds, and after a few weeks of testing 'em, I've nailed down the top five products that will surely get you on your way to having that creamy Swiss skin.
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Okay, so this is seriously the best face mask, ever. It is the ultimate cure for tired, hungover, and overworked skin. I like to use it before an event to help smooth out fine lines and get an extra glow. I've been using it once a week and I am hooked!

Valmont Renewing Pack, $170, available at Nordstrom.
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Adored by makeup artists across the globe, this 100% all-natural cream is amazing for super-parched skin, on both the face and body. It's super thick, rich, and concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I especially like using it when traveling on planes.

Weleda Skin Food, $19, available at Weleda.
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You've heard me go on about the best luminizers that make you look 10 years younger, but this is my new holy grail of skin care. This illuminating, lifting eye cream-gel hydrates while lessening signs of fatigue, lines, and dark circles. Just like a lip gloss, you can reapply this throughout the day to give you a refreshing boost. In short, it's a keeper.

La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection a Porter, $150, available at La Prairie.
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Alpeor products are based on pure plant extracts from the Swiss alpine plant. They're also absent of any mineral oils, parabens, or silicones. Think science meets nature. Out of everything in their incredible line, I love, love this mask! It is immediately relaxing, and my face looks and feels lifted.

Alpeor Youth Enhancement Mask, $65, available at Osswald.
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This creamy, lavish cleansing cream removes makeup and thoroughly washes delicate skin. It's super foamy and leaves my skin glowing with freshness. My complexion feels totally revitalized after using this gem. Trust, it's worth the price.

La Colline Cleanse Off Cream, $74, available at Osswald.

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