February 4, 2014

High tech beauty. The most expensive creams in the world, based on NASA worthy research

The world’s largest container of body cream, says the Guinness Book of Records, has been created in 2001, in Athens, and its 3 meters in diameter and 53 cm height meant the standard size of such a tube 16 327 over. Still, despite its dimensions, the record-breaking moisturizer could have hardly competed price-wise, let alone from the point of view of its rejuvenation and pearly lustre effects, with the true peaks of research of the beauty industry! As, yes! Cosmetics and, above all, facial creams are the pursuit of some of the largest Research & Development budgets in the world.

La Prairie might well be the most well-known and renowned company investing millions and years of scientific research for the engineering behind new creams. They borrow substances and natural processes with antioxidating and regeneration properties and manage to incorporate in every ounce of cream both the active principles they have discovered and, reflected in the price of these cremes de la creme, the rarity and difficulty to synthesize of these prized ingredients. Let’s take for instance platinum, caviar or red snow algae from the Alps.

And in order to celebrate the launch of the new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream with alpine purple saxifrage extract, I decided it’s worth reviewing those cream that not only have prices of the most revolutionary kind, are rather difficult to come by or are only accessible on an invitation basis, but also hold, in their sometimes USD 2 000 Swarovski encrusted jars, some of the most surprisingly beneficial substances, unimaginable if their potency hadn’t been indisputably proven.

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Uguisu No Funnightingale excrementUSD 180 for a facial treatment at Shizuka New York Spa

TNS Recovery Complexcultures of active ingredients grown on human skinUSD 172

Kanebo Sensai Premier La CremeKoishimaru silk – USD 650 at Neiman Marcus

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rareplatinum – EUR 824.27 at Nordstrom

SK-II Facial Treatment Concentratesake extractUSD 300

La Mer: Essencealgae – three weeks’ worth of treatment, USD 2 100, by invitation only

Orlane Hypnotherapyarctic cranberries – USD 490 at Neiman Marcus

La Prairie Jeweled Skin Caviar Luxe Creammarine proteins, mainly caviar – USD 500 at Neiman Marcus

Chanel Precision Sublimage Serum Essential Regenerating CreamMadagascar vanillaUSD 375 at Nordstrom

Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Cream Next Generationimperial orchid USD 410 at Bergdorf Goodman

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Cremegreen tea flowerUSD 450

Sisley Sisleya Global Anti-Age Creamursolic acid extracted from apples and cranberriesUSD 475

Orlane Creme Royale24K gold and royal jelly – USD 650

Lancôme Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixirrose petals – EUR 321.15

3 Lab Super CreamSwiss apple stem cells – USD 875 at Barneys New York

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