Chanel Precision Sublimage Serum
At $400 per ounce, Chanel’s most expensive cream contains Planifolia PFA, “an ultra-pure, ultra-powerful ingredient created through an exclusive purification technique developed by exclusively by Chanel.”
Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Cream
Guerlain’s fancy moisturizer, about $380 per ounce, relies on an extract derived from the seemingly magical fountain of youth that is the orchid. Guerlain promises that the cream will address “all signs of aging” and transform the skin into a plumper, more radiant surface after just one month.
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing
Chantecaille’s golden-yellow-colored cream, about $420 per ounce, binds nanoparticles of gold to silk microfiber (protein) to deliver “healing” benefits to the skin.
Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal
Using essential oil that is drawn painstakingly from the company’s own green tea fields in Korea and blended with “100 of the world’s most healing botanicals,” this light, perfumed cream packs an antioxidant punch that sells for $450 per ounce.
Sisley Sisleya Global Anti-Age
Using a heavy dose of retinol (vitamin A), Sisley’s $350-per-ounce moisturizer also contains a “vegetable extract rich in ursolic acid” (a cancer-cell-fighting acid found in fruits such as apples and cranberries).
Orlane Creme Royale
Orlane Creme Royale, one of Orlane’s most expensive products at $382 per ounce, also contains gold, which continues to be a trendy skin care ingredient for its antioxidant and skin-firming properties.
La Prairie’s Cellular Cream Platinum Rare
Perhaps one of the most buzzed-about creams because of its indecent price tag, at $675 per ounce, La Prairie’s Cellular Cream Platinum Rare contains exactly that -platinum- the “most precious metal on earth.”