When choosing makeup I normally tend to stay within reasonable price range. After all, when buying a really expensive product, most of time you’re just paying for the brand and I found that in probably 90% of all cases the cheaper alternative works just as well, if not better.
Forbes has come up with a list of the most expensive beauty products on the market! Now if you think that Â§20 is expensive for cosmetics, wait till you seen these… Most of the featured products are all anti-aging and skin renewal creams. This demonstrates just once again that none of us actually wants to age or look older I guess:
#14 EstÃ¨e Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Eye Cream – $100
With fifty-four ingredients from around the world–including a powder of crushed South Sea pearls that is said to even skin tone–EstÃ©e Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Eye CrÃ¨me is said to even skin tone and radiance. Moisture magnet hyaluronic acid also plumps the skin, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and www.esteelauder.com.
#12 AmorePacific Skin renewal creme – Â§235
AmorePacific has isolated and stabilized EGCF–the most vital ingredient in green tea–and adapted it for skincare. The company even cultivates its own green tea at the foot of Halla Mountain on Iush Jeju Island off the coast of Korea. Other key ingredients include a form of red ginseng that is purported to stimulate collagen synthesis.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman.
#9 Darphine Replenishing Anti-Wrinkle serum – $310
This serum is reported to provide both greater elasticity with iris isoflavones and firmer skin with vital essence of mamaku. Horsetail extract is said to improve skin tone, while rose extract softens.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman and www.darphin.com
#7 Dermalab Swiss Line cell shock – $331
50% pure cellular extract provides a high concentration of biological lifting and moisturizing ingredients that are said to increase the skin’s oxygen absorption, stimulate cell metabolism and accelerate cellular reproductive activity.
Available at www.dermalab.com.
#4 Dermagenetics DNA Test & Custom Anti Wrinkle night cream – $400
After a quick swabbing of the inner lining of the cheek, the Dermagenetics lab measures genetic propensity for collagen breakdown and wrinkling. The company then makes a night cream based entirely on the custom needs of your face.
Available at select spas nationwide. For more information, visit www.dermageneticsusa.com.
#2 Sisley-Paris Sisleya Elixir – $582
This elixir is said to fight everyday stresses and strains by stimulating the synthesis of HSP proteins with a natural extract of weeping willow. It also fights free radicals with vitamin E acetate, a natural extract of gingko biloba and marine extracts.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and www.sisley-cosmetics.com.
and finally, the most expensive cosmetic product….actually I think there’s more expensive cosmetic products out there…but anyway….***drumroll***…..
#1 Revive IntensitÃ© Volumizing serum – $600
Made with keratinocyte growth factor, this serum is said to turn over dead skin cells eight times faster than normal skin, plumping trouble areas like frown lines and crow’s feet. Dr. Gregory Brown, RÃ©Vive’s founder and president and a plastic surgeon, says he never intended to use his research on epidermal growth factor–published in 1989 in the New England Journal of Medicine–to make a skincare line. “I started making it for my mother and me, then I started giving it to patients, and then a friend of a friend was head of Neiman Marcus and suggested I started making it for the store,” he says.
Available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and www.reviveskincare.com.