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7 Ultra-Expensive Beauty Products Worth Every Penny

The price of beauty can sometimes set you back thousands of dollars.
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Cream: La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare

Price: P61,030 at Rustan's Makati for 50ml

The rich cream fights the immediate signs of skin aging, offering active wrinkle control and helping to restore the skin’s natural firmness.

Price tag claim: Apart from its jewel-like bottle and the gem-encrusted application tool, the cream itself contains platinum peptides that help work against the visible signs of aging and create an invisible veil to seal in moisture.

Eye Cream: La Mer Lifting Eye Serum

Price: P13,000 at Rustan's Makati for 15ml

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Using kelp-infused actives, this eye serum gently lifts, tightens, and contours the “architecture” of your eye and brow areas. Over time, users will notice an uplifted and rejuvenated look.

Price tag claim: The use of sea botanicals and La Mer’s patented Miracle Broth make the serum so potent that only one drop is needed around the eye area each morning and each night.  

Serum: JK7 Rejuvenating Serum

Price: $1,800 (P91,971) for 1fl.oz.

Well-curated natural ingredients come together in a serum that works. The extremely potent product is a great start to any anti-aging routine.

Price tag claim: The anti-aging serum is formulated with some of the most luxurious essential oils, including one that costs about $20,000 per liter. It’s said to be one of the most effective anti-aging serums around.

Skincare Treatment: Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black Cure Face Treatment

Price: $1,550 (P79,197)

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For this at-home facial treatment, you’re given four separate vials to use over the course of four weeks. What differentiates this skincare set from its predecessors is the use of Guerlain’s exclusive Blackimmune Technology, which harnesses the strength of black orchids and boosts the skin’s defenses and increases cell regeneration.

Price tag claim: Fifteen years of extensive research have resulted in this “ultimate talisman of youth.”

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Skincare Regimen: Orogold 24K Cleopatra Nano Regimen

Price: $8,000 (P408,760) for 8 treatments

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The regimen set takes a page out of the Egyptian queen’s extensive skincare routine. This take-home set makes a great spa day at home and includes the 24K Cleopatra Nano Silk Cream, Nano Serum, and eight envelopes of Gold Sheets.

Price tag claim: Most likely the gold used in those gold sheets. The cream and serum also contain a lengthy list of natural and other ingredients.

Perfume: Shalini Parfum Lalique Limited Edition

Price: $3,000 (P153,285) for  for 2.2oz

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While Clive Christian claims on its golden No.1 bottles that it’s the most expensive in the world, Shalini’s limited edition perfume goes for $3,000 for 2.2 ounces or 65 ml.

Price tag claim: Housed in “Le Coquillage,” a Lalique crystal bottle, its bouquet of white flowers come from the scent of neroli blooms. The formula is very concentrated and one drop is good enough for a single application.

Nail Polish: Azature Black Diamond Nail Polish

Price: $250,000 (P12,773,750)


Known as a jewelry couturier, Azature ventured into beauty products and created a polish and gel lines dedicated to its signature jewel, the black diamond. While its regular bottles might only set you back $25, Azature once produced a single bottle of nail polish that has actual diamonds in it.

Price tag claim: The world’s most expensive bottle of nail polish contains 267 karats worth of precious black diamond.

*$1 = P51.09

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