Wednesday, September 23, 2009

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare is the most expensive face cream on the planet!

... and I have it sitting pretty in my beauty closet!

In the US, the 50 ml jar of this platinum-infused cream costs a whopping $1,000. Here in Rustan's, it costs even more--P56,500 or $1,193. That means you spend about P1,000 each time you dip your finger in the pot! I didn't get that big jar, though (thank goodness because I don't think I'd be able to use it!). Anna Go of Rustan's sent me the 5 ml jar.

I just read the press material and I won't bore you with all the scientific mumbo-jumbo. I'm going to just cut and paste the explanation of La Prairie on why they charge an astronomical amount on this cream: "Platinum is so rare that it requires ten tons of ore to produce a single ounce. La Prairie’s scientists found that platinum, which has the ability to bond with the human skin, exhibited incomparable anti-aging properties. Colloidal Platinum Water – the suspension of particles of platinum in water – establishes an electrical balance in the epidermis, which enables the skin to function at its most efficient level. It does this by creating a buffer zone, similar to that found in young skin, which maintains an optimal moisture level and by enhancing the skin’s ability to take in nourishing minerals, known as electrolytes because they carry an electrical charge, at the height of their efficiency."

Okay, okay... All I need to know is that La Prairie is the cream that Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston use! This particular Cellular Cream Platinum Rare is used by Nicollette Sheridan and she's 45 and she looks damn fine.

I've just started using it. Two days ago in fact. So far, I see no breathtaking changes (well, it has only been two days...) but I will say that this fact amazed me so much that my jaw dropped this morning--the fine lines around my eyes are GONE.

Gone!

Still, it's pricey. It's insanely pricey! La Prairie responds, "The price of platinum itself exceeds that of gold. Then there are the expenses of developing a formula containing the most exotic ingredients from all over the world and utilizing the costliest, most highly advanced biotechnology. Cellular Cream Platinum Rare is designed for the woman who wants the best of everything: the woman who places high value on recharging her skin with youthful beauty."

I'm a woman who wants the best of everything but even I was stunned by the cost. If you're more financially fortunate than me, then this just might be the cream for you. To the rest of us, we'll just have to stay out of the sun, sleep well, eat right and love lots to look good without spending that much!

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare is available at Rustan's Makati for P56,500 (50ml).


UPDATE: It's been almost a month that I've been using this cream and I have to tell you that I've stopped using it. Little pimples have sprouted all over my face. Rorie Carlos, the fashion and beauty editor of Town & Country and who is a fan of this La Prairie platinum cream, told me that the reason for the breakout is it's too rich for me. Yup, I guess my face is not meant for ultra-expensive creams. My face is quite happy with Olay!

14 comments:

Nina said...

Wow, that price is insane! Hopefully since I'm starting as early as now in applying creams and such that by the time I'm 50 I won't need that kind of expensive cream. But you're absolutely lucky to even have tried it!

daisychain said...

Seriously, I'd be so scared to use it if I was ever to own it.

teeyah. said...

Darn. Expensive. Lucky lucky to have even 5 mL. :D I once read that Rosa Rosal uses La Prairie cream, too, but I'm not really sure if this is the variant she's using. Fine lines gone! Wow. But too bad, it's THAT expensive. Thanks for sharing with us your experience, though :)

Anonymous said...

La Prairie was nice enough to give me a 2ml sample. My skin feels so soft and smooth. I've gotten several compliments from co-workers that my face looks so flawless and has some glow/radiance to it. This stuff really does what it claims.

y V o N n E said...

hi frances, i would like to inquire from you if you know any skin powder that would make one's skin look flawless? i've heard of one being used by wilma doesnt but i dont know the name.

do email me at vhon101@gmail.com for your thoughts. thanks a lot!

fashionblogger said...

This is an interesting post. I guess you can easily count people who use it.

cris said...

whoa! that's one pricey cream!

Vera said...

Goodness, there really is no other word to use but INSANELY costly!

StyleKit said...

Wah, I'm guessing the event's done? I forgot to jot it down in my calendar. Favor, can you send me the details of the contact person so I can coordinate with them for the kit? :D Thanks so much!
I got your entry, btw. So funny, we're reading each other's blogs at the same time! :D

Aicha Amano said...

The Legendary Fountain of Youth in a bottle?!
OMG. Before and after pix plz! xDD hahah

Roanne @ All the Vanity said...

Oh my! Looks like really, really effective, but the price is heartbreaking though. :[ Hope they sell it in smaller quantities, but damn, 5ml for 5,000 pesos or more is just deadly! :P

THE BEAUTY JUNKEE said...

oh gosh. i'd rather buy a vuitton.

with a price like that, it better be effective!

oh well, the price of beauty. i'd rather age gracefully. :P

Kaye said...

Wow, that's really nuts. It's so expensive! But I guess if it works, some people might just shell out the money for this.

For the rest of us, you're right: drink lots of water!!! :)

*I'm a new follower of your blog btw :)

Ish Diamante said...

I definitely need this for my upcoming wedding but I'm afraid I can't spend that much money on a cream alone... hehehe... or maybe I could just until my wedding day...