The 10 best cosmetics brands for face care

Young and firm skin, a fresh and rested appearance, the absence of inflammation and rashes largely depend on proper, high-quality and regular home care. Don’t just rely on salon treatments. Of course, many of them are effective and promote skin condition, stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibres and minimise the appearance of acne, post-acne and rosacea.

But if you don’t cleanse, tone, nourish and purify your skin in the morning and evening, the positive effects of a visit to the beautician won’t last long. Don’t forget that the skin is the largest organ of the human body, which is exposed to many stress factors on a daily basis and needs to be protected.

Today’s cosmetic brands for facial care produce quality products that keep your skin beautiful and youthful. What sets their products apart from mass-market products are:

  • A rich and effective composition that contains no harmful ingredients such as parabens, fragrances, cheap perfumes or synthetic oils.
  • Narrow focus. These cosmetic products are aimed at solving a specific problem (e.g. removing acne spots, wrinkles in the orbital or nasolabial area, combating gravity ptosis, etc.).
  • Each product is laboratory tested and scientifically proven to work.


In this article I will introduce you to the luxury brands of skincare cosmetics from Europe and America and give you useful tips on how to choose the right products to ensure maximum effectiveness.

So, the list of the best beauty care brands includes:

  1. Clarins;
  2. Peter Thomas Roth;
  3. Holy Land Cosmetics;
  4. Collistar;
  5. Bottega Verde;
  6. SkinCeuticals;
  7. Herbivore Botanicals;
  8. Mario Badescu;
  9. Neutrogena;
  10. Clinique.

When compiling the list, I was not only guided by the brand awareness and price of the products, but also by characteristics such as:

  • The naturalness and effectiveness of the ingredients;
  • The absence of additives in cosmetics that are harmful to humans and the environment;
  • Reviews of cosmetologists and dermatologists;
  • Consumer reviews of cosmetic brands.

Europe’s best cosmetics brands

There are lots of European brands that produce effective facial care products. They are concerned about their reputation and develop products that really work and achieve optimal results.


Manufacturer: France

The founder of Clarins, Jacques-Courtins, has repeatedly said that he founded the company out of a love for female beauty and a desire to preserve it. As a trained doctor, he knew that the orbital and preorbital zones are the first to be covered with a network of wrinkles. This is why the first facial cosmetic Clarins launched on the market in 1968 was an eye cream.

Der gleiche Monsieur Clarence mit seinen Söhnen, den Nachfolgern
Monsieur Clarence with his sons, the successors

Fun fact from EDEMWEISS

The brand works closely with ethnopharmacologist Jean-Pierre Nicolas, who studies the benefits of rare plants and their effects on the skin.

The formulations of Clarins products often contain herbal ingredients that are harmless to health and have a positive effect on the skin:

  • Wu Sua extract. This exotic fruit from Vietnam is a treasure trove of polyphenols that stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis. It also has a pronounced toning effect.
  • Pine bark from the sea. Strengthens the regenerative processes of the dermis and contributes to its rapid regeneration.
  • Centella asiatica extract. Increases the production of collagen and serves as a prophylactic against premature ageing.
  • Ginkgo biloba extract. Reduces the risk of damage to skin cells caused by free radicals.
  • Lemon thyme extract. Prevents the epidermis from losing its elasticity.
Clarnes hat das Beste aus der Natur für deine Haut herausgeholt
Clarnis has brought out the best in nature for your skin

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Peter Thomas Roth

Manufacturer: Hungary

Peter Thomas Roth was founded in 1993 by Peter Thomas Roth. His main focus is on cosmeceuticals. The first products the label launched were used to treat acne and other inflammatory skin diseases. Peter Thomas Roth‘s cosmetic products are based on plant-based ingredients, acids, vitamins, antioxidants and peptides.

The brand’s bestsellers include:

  • Retinol Fusion, a nighttime facial renewal disc based on retinol, glucosamine, vitamin C and ceramide. It has a firming effect on the skin in this sensitive area and reduces dark circles under the eyes and the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel is a cleansing gel designed to minimise the signs of ageing. It reduces facial inflammation and evens out skin tone.
  • Cucumber Gel Mask is a moisturising mask that combats puffiness and moisturises the deeper layers of the dermis.

Peter Thomas Roth Kosmetik

Holy Land Cosmetics

Manufacturer: Israel

Holy Land Cosmetics is a brand that specialises in the production of cosmetics with distinct medicinal properties. It is based on the best natural ingredients. Its action is aimed at active cell renewal, improving skin elasticity and smoothing the first wrinkles. As Holy Land Cosmetics undergoes several tests before it goes on sale, it rarely causes an allergic reaction.

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Manufacturer: Italy

The brand for facial care cosmetics was founded in 1968 by the pharmaceutical company Zambeletti S.p.A.. Collistar products aim to preserve natural youth and beauty and are recognised as one of the best in Europe in terms of value for money.

The company endeavours to guarantee the high quality and effectiveness of its cosmetics. Its approach is based on serious dermatological, cosmetological and ophthalmological research.

Collistar: Wissenschaft für deine Gesundheit und Schönheit
Collistar: Science for your health and beauty

Bottega Verde

Manufacturer: Italy

The history of this popular skincare brand dates back to 1972 in Tuscany. Bottega Verde is a well-known Italian manufacturer of cosmetics based on natural ingredients. Today, Bottega Verde cosmetics uses more than 300 natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on the skin.

Einer der ersten Bottega Verde-Läden in Italien
Einer der ersten Bottega Verde-Läden in Italien

America’s best skincare brands

Today the American health and beauty industry offers many products to keep you looking healthy and young. And we’re not just talking about glorified supplements and vitamins from the US, but also cosmetics that are popular around the world.


The cosmetics company SkinCeuticals was founded in 1994 with the aim of improving the condition of the skin and promoting its natural youthfulness. SkinCeuticals products are based on the research of Dr Sheldon Pinnell, the founder of the brand. Sheldon Pinnell is a dedicated researcher who has worked extensively on the study of antioxidants and their effect on the skin.

Most of SkinCeuticals‘ products are based on antioxidants that inhibit the production and damage of free radicals. The products are used in the professional care of spas, clinics and first-class medical centres. The SkinCeuticals brand is recognised for having leading scientists conducting serious research into skin cancer and premature cell ageing and developing skincare products based on their research findings.

SkinCeuticals cosmetics are based on active ingredients that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. The active ingredients used in SkinCeuticals products penetrate deep into the layers of the skin.

Die Kosmetik von SkinCeuticals basiert auf Wirkstoffen, die tief in die Dermis eindringen
SkinCeuticals cosmetics are based on active ingredients that penetrate deep into the dermis

Interesting fact from EDEMWEISS

In 2004, the concept “Prevention. Protection. Correction” was developed, which became the basis of the SkinCeuticals philosophy.

Herbivore Botanicals

Ecological cosmetics from husband and wife team Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow, who are convinced that skincare can be completely natural. You may not believe it now, but the first batches of Herbivore Botanicals skincare products were made in the kitchen.

Each ingredient contained in the brand’s products targets a specific type of youth and beauty problem. These are mainly health-promoting, organic ingredients, ranging from French rose soil to minerals from Brazil. The orchid oil, which can be used as a moisturiser, is particularly popular.

Nur die besten Inhaltsstoffe für deine strahlende Haut
Only the best ingredients for your radiant skin

Mario Badescu

This American skincare brand was founded in 1967 by Mario Badescu, a Romanian by birth. Mario Badescu, a chemist by training, focussed on producing cosmetics for problem skin.

Today, the Mario Badescu brand is unwavering and the Troubled Skin Lotion has become a bestseller. It is able to eliminate rashes, dry out inflammation and even soothe the itchiness of mosquito bites. It owes this great effect to the zinc, calamine and organic camphor contained in the product.

Interesting fact about EDEMWEISS

Hollywood stars such as Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Aniston are among Mario Badescu’s customers.

Die Lotion für Problemhaut
The lotion for problem skin


Neutrogena was founded in 1939 by Emmanuel Stolar, who specialised in supplying cosmetics to beauty salons. His encounter with the Belgian cosmetician Edmond Frohmon was decisive and led to the development of the brand’s first cosmetic product: soap. This soap had such a gentle effect on the skin that it restored its normal pH value within 11 minutes of washing.

Today, Neutrogena specialises in the production of care products for sensitive skin prone to redness, flaking and allergic reactions. Many people who suffer from hypersensitivity of the epidermis have noticed the positive effect of Neutrogena toning and cleansing products. And another plus point is that the cosmetics are affordable.

Erhaltung des Hydrolipidmantels der Epidermis - der Schlüssel zu Gesundheit und Schönheit
Maintaining the hydrolipid mantle of the epidermis – the key to health and beauty


Interestingly, the Clinique brand is associated with the name of the Lauder family, but not with the famous Estée, but with her daughter-in-law Evelyn. This enterprising and creative woman was inspired by an article in American Vogue, which posed the question of whether skin can be made perfect through daily care.

Die besten Kosmetikmarken: Clinique
The best cosmetics brands: Clinique

To summarise, it is never easy to find a “good” cosmetics brand. To find the right one, you should look for professional recommendations, research product formulations, reviews and the brand concept. Make sure you consider your personality, age and skin type.

Anastasia Nikitenko