Being raised by a European mother has its advantages, and one of them was learning early on how important moisturizing is to maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Hydration, toning and applying quality skincare products have long been known to assist with keeping facial skin taut and free of blemishes. Savvy women the world over know that environmental pollution, smoking, consuming junk food and long-term exposure to the damaging effects of the sun can contribute to wrinkling and premature ageing.

Learning how to keep skin healthy and beautiful has become a priority for women as we move into the HD and digital age, largely one of the reasons why skincare accounts for the largest category in the cosmetics industry. According to, skincare accounts for nearly 35.3% of the global market, while products in the global skincare segment have created a $121 billion industry.

As far back as ancient Roman times, beautification rituals were practiced in Egypt more than in any other culture. Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of Egypt, was known to use almond oils, apple cider vinegar, dead sea salt scrubs, honey, and milk baths among some of her anti-ageing treatments. Oils were used by women as early as 10,000 BCE to slow the ageing process and prevent post-pregnancy stretch marks.

In the 21st Century, were she still with us, it’s quite possible that Cleopatra might have favoured the skincare line Decorte a Japan-based beauty brand fronted by supermodel and industry icon, Kate Moss. Moss promotes the luxury skincare line, currently experiencing rapid growth in popularity in Asia.

On a recent visit to Saks, I had the opportunity to experience firsthand the silky smooth textures of this beautiful moisturizing line. The lovely Regina (who I would recommend wholeheartedly to any customer of Saks for a delightful chat before and after to fully understand why the chosen products were used as part of the skincare experience) used four separate products on my face that day, and my skin has never felt better.

It’s remarkable to try generic, drugstore, or pharmaceutical-based skincare products, then in what could be considered akin to a taste test, experience an entirely new product that leaves such a lasting, supple impression on the skin. It is the difference between good and great.

The products Regina used on me included Vi-Fusion Essence Micro-Treatment Fluid Serum, Environmental Day Cream Global Defense Complex, Overnight Performance Cream Restorative Source, 24/7 Eye Cream Light Infused Replenishing Complex, and Total Relief Eye Mask Multi-Action Concentrate.

Having sensitive skin, I can discern the difference in how my skin felt even days after having the facial treatment, and in using the sample products in the days afterward. It was softer, smoother, with an almost satiny feel, and I experienced no redness or breakouts.

Delighting Day Cream Decorte skincare line is a fusion of delicate scents and light application for a wondrous skin transformation.

To sample the product and experience the glow, contact Cheryl Gushue at Saks Fifth Avenue on Queen Street, or Decorte products can be purchased at both Saks Toronto stores or online at decortecosmetics.