When looking to preserve their skin, women tend to try any cream they can get their hands on – ranging from drugstore brands to the prestigious supercreams costing over $100 a pop! Yet even after paying for these products, many wonder, what makes these creams so expensive? And will they work? We got the scoop from Luxury Avenue‘s Beauty Experts about these costly cosmetics and why the secret ingredient they are touting may actually give skin that anti-aging edge.
The science behind face creams has become a top-priority for skincare brands researching the latest cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking skincare science to put their cream ahead of the pack. All of these features combined with an impressive list of ingredients not only elevate a supercreams status but also their price.
Picked from the Vine: L’Or de Vie, Christian Dior’s most potent skincare line, is created using a patented 17-step process that extracts sap from sauvignon grapes grown at the famous French vineyard, Château d’Yquem. This unique process enables the sap to be collected from the vine while preserving all of its natural properties including antioxidants and regenerating molecules that make the products work as well as they do. Price for these products range from $195 – $370.
Time Traveling: In some cases it appears that time, travel and experience also raises a products price. Guerlain spent 10 years researching the anti-aging properties of the orchid – a flower that blooms and maintains its freshness for a relatively long time. After building an orchidarium in China, researchers discovered the orchid’s secret lies within its roots. Using careful and costly extraction methods, Guerlain incorporated the orchid roots into its renowned Orchidée Impériale Cream and a revamped version, The New-Generation Imperial Orchid Molecular Extract. Price for these products ranges from $350 – $400.
Other high-end designers using unique and unusual ingredients to enhance their products include Orlane’s Cremé Royale Eye Contour lotion ($300) containing 24-karat gold fragments that help to fight crow’s feet, Chanel’s Précision Sublimage Fluid ($375) an anti-aging cream that incorporates Madagascan fruit and Crème De La Mer’s Regenerating Serum ($250) which uses stem cells from sea holly to interrupt the aging process.