You Could Get 10 Years of Botox for the Cost of This Face Cream

MakenzieR on 26 Jun 2012 at 5:00pm

There's no pretense: attempting to reverse signs of aging is an expensive venture. Even cheaper treatments like facials and chemical peels add up. But, a new anti-aging face cream from Shiseido takes beauty budgeting to a new level. 

The 1.7-ounce jar will set you back a whopping $13,000, and probably won't provide the results you'd expect for that much money.

If you're willing to invest in a more youthful-looking you, here's what you could do for less than the cost of one tub of Shiseido's La Creme:

facelift before and after
Average cost: $11,150

Botox before and after
Average cost: $12,750 ($425 x3/year) 

neck lift before and after
Average cost: $6,700 x 2 = $13,400

The $13k price tag for this "miracle" cream is due to it's limited edition packaging -- hand cut glass, encrusted with crystals, and platinum rings. 

Only three of the limited edition jars are being made and sold, but if you're so inclined you can spend $600+ on one of the regular creams. And just for reference, for $600 you could get:

  • 3 microdermabrasion treatments - $600
  • Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL) - $550
  • Photofacial - $475
  • 1 treatment of Botox - $425

Special packaging aside, how much would you be willing to pay for a face cream? 

Photo credits: Richard Baxter, MD; Esta Kronberg, MD; Philip Young, MD

Comments (4)

I think it's crazy to spend nearly $13,000 for the packaging alone. There's a certain clientele that buys things like $200 socks, $20,000 bags, or $12,000 jars, but it isn't me. Give me my plain ole Avon moisturizer and I'm a happy girl.

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Dr. Tony Nakhla chimes-in on the $13,000 face cream:
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So the person who decides to purchase this would be paying $12,400 for the jar?!! If the jar your face cream comes out of is really that important I bet you could pick something divine up at Tiffany's for 1/2 the cost.

As for the price I would be willing to pay. I usually top out at $150, and always feel that is an insane stretch. That being said, currently Oil of Olay Complete is my favorite moisturizer and it retails for around $10.


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What could possibly be in there to warrant that kind of money?????

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