Several luxury brands came out with some creams that carry hefty price tags, and the trend is pushing the prices up more and more. But are they worth paying half a month’sÂ salary for those tiny jars?
Valmont, SKII, La Mer, Shiseido’s high end brand Cle de Peau all have one thing in common – their price tags that average around the low $100s. I used to think they were so unattainable for the average women: how can anyone spend $120 on a 50ml jar of night cream?
So the question is – are they worth the money?
First, I was curious about the ingredients. Are they pouring 50g of gold into the jar or something? I checked Pola’s Creatage Excellent cream, which sells for US $585.00 for 1.4 fl. oz. (a bit more than 40ml – gulp).
According to Pola’s website, it is formulated with Centella Asiatica Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Botanical Energizing Extract, EL (epidermal water loss) Blocker, S-BA Liquid (complex hydrating Ingredient), C.D- Pantetheine (Pantetheine derivatives, hydrating ingredients). Another main feature of this cream is that it contains silicone for high absorbency effect.
I am a bit puzzled. Silicone is considered a cheapÂ filler; it will fill your skin temporarily and gives it a smooth appearance and touch, no doubt. But at $585, I was hoping for a bit more of a permanent effect. With just a bit under 1.5 fl. oz., what ‘long term’ benefit can one afford in this $585 cream?
Obviously, this is one cream you cannot try at your whim. In this economy, even the rich have to cut back on luxuries, let alone us average folks! Ingredients aside (whether the ingredients or the concentration of the ingredients justify the cost or not), if you were to spend over $500 on a little jar of cream that won’t last you beyond one month, why not use that money on a series of salon treatments that will give you lasting, instant results?
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