Sometimes we will come across some fantastically expensive skincare. Out of all, there are some brands that rely on their names, usually luxury houses, to mark up their prices. On the other hand, there are some who justify their crazy expensive prices with high quality formulas. But are they truly worth it?
Before we dive into these skincare’s superpowers, we would like to introduce you to some of the products. Spoiler alert, the price is not cheap.
Prize: USD 440 for 60mL
Crème de la Mer is a product by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber. An unlikely background but Dr. Huber initially invented Crème de la Mer for his personal use. One time, he suffered severe chemical burns during work and tried to come up with a formula that could reduce the damage. Now, Crème de la Mer is known for making “a dramatically smoother appearance”.
Prize: USD 550 for 60mL
Absolue L’Extrait “embodies the perfect union between sensoriality and performance”, says Lancome. Inspired by nature, Absolue L’Extrait combines the natural with science technology which is unfortunately a secret.
Prize: USD 890 for 30mL
Made out of colloidal platinum, La Prairie seeks to enhance the absorption of beneficial ingredients. On top of that, it is also able to create a protective buffer zone from environmental stressors, and renders free radicals harmless.
At the end of the day, we simply cannot judge a product based solely on their prices. In some cases, like Crème de la Mer, the formula and the benefits it promises do justify the overwhelming price. Since Dr. Huber spent years and years perfecting formulas and has even tested them on his own skin, it sure offers a real solution to people facing similar situations.
On the other hand, there are a bunch of expensive skincare that truly do not live up to their name. They are simply expensive just for the sake of it. We recommend you to stay away from these products by carefully studying the brand and the people behind the product. Red flag #1 is when the inventors are some nameless figure. Red flag #2 if you can find an alternative product that is much cheaper.
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