As if anti-aging creams weren't expensive enough already, Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido, has launched a limited-edition face cream that comes with the hefty price tag of $13,300.
At such an outlandish price, one would expect the cream's anti-aging properties to include rare gold particles, but the only real extravagance of the cream seems to be on its handcrafted jar, which comes with 30 layers of crystal and three platinum rings, according to ABC News.
The non -glitzy version of the cream is sold for $632 for a 1.8 oz. jar and goes under the name Cle de Peau- La Crème internationally. While the average woman can't afford the cream, those who have used it herald its fast effects. Even those who have tried samples over a short period of time have cited its noticeable impact.
Wow! I've been using samples of this product for just three nights now and I cannot believe the difference in my skin! My cheeks are softer, rosier and incredibly clear! I use this in combination with the brightening serum and the foaming cleanser. These products are little miracles in a bottle. The cream can feel a bit heavy, but that's okay as most night creams are. I just wish I could afford to KEEP using this cream, writes a 30 -year-r old on a Makeupalley.com review.
This product is the most expensive cream that I've ever bought. But it's worth every penny. I have been using this creme over 4 years and am very impressed. My skin used to be very dry, but now it's smoother. I work 10 hours a day and sleep very late (around 1 pm every day). I put this la crème on before I sleep and in the morning my skin so soft and moist, writes Laura in another review.
At nearly $265 per gram, the product is more expensive than gold. It is believed to be the most costly face cream on sale, according to the Daily Telegraph.
When La Crème was first introduced, only women with well-paying jobs would buy [our products].These days, women in their 20s and 30s buy them. Even if they can't afford the whole line, they want the cream. Shiseido spokesman Shoutaro Nagai, told ABC News.
Nagi explained that despite the fact the Japanese are generally struggling financially, sales for the high-priced cream has remained flat, while middle-of the range products have declined.
Shiseido will accept orders for their special-edition cream at their main store in Tokyo until August 30. Should they receive more than three orders they will open up the creams to a ballot.
We do not usually make limited editions of our products, but this is to mark a special occasion for the Cle de Peau Beaute line, said Megumi Kinukawa. We hope it will appeal to our loyal customers and people who are interested in gorgeous brands.