The five most expensive… skincare items at Bergdorf’s

Thursday, December 31, 2009

So I’m turning these lists into a series, of sorts. It’s like an awful condition in which I cannot help myself — I have to find out what they are! Today we’re going to look at items a little differently: one item per category, rather than the five priciest in order. I’ve skipped categories though, because there are a lot of them. As usual, sets are excluded and the cost-per-ounce is not taken into consideration.

This is a long one, so you’ll have to click the “read more” button for the list!



Cleansers, Scrubs, and Toners

All of these names are confusing me! What counts, what doesn’t?! Oh well. The winner is La Prarie with their $255 Cellular Microdermabrasion Cream (which I suppose counts as a super-hardcore exfoliator) because I’ve decided Sisely‘s Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence is just too confusing and must therefore be a $320 treatment rather than a cleansing product. Ha! Take that, Sisely.Moisturisers
So after deciding this super-huge La Mer was out of the running because, well, it’s super-huge, I was left with another decision to make. Does this $1500 ReVive Peau Magnifique box count as a) a moisturiser, and b) something that is not a set? Because Bergdorf seems to think so, but I’m not sure.
If that doesn’t count, then the most expensive not-sixteen-freakin’-ounces facial moisturiser is the $1000 La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, whose name may or may not make sense. (I’m on the “does not make sense” team. The words make sense, but they’re not in order, guys. We are not in France.)
Serums and Treatments
For $1500 (no, I didn’t slip in an extra zero), I’d much rather head to the doctor’s office than pick up Guerlain‘s Orchidee Imperiale treatment. It is stunning, though. I will give it that at least.
Lip Care
At $180, Sisily ParisBotanical Eye & Lip Contour Complex is enough to give me a complex! It makes my “splurg-y” Bobbi Brown lip balm look like it’s for someone in the poorhouse. Oh wait… I am.
Sun Protection (anything under SPF45 has been disqualified.)
Is your face worth $115? Because Natura Bisse thinks it is. Don’t feel bad if your answer was “no,” though, because mine sure as hell was. I mean, I love my skin, but it’s not trying out their SPF50 Sun Defense Cream anytime soon!

Eye care
This was a hard choice — Estee Lauder won, in a way, with their $400 Re-Nutriv Re-Creation… but it’s technically a set. So instead, the winner is La Prairie, with a $375 Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream. This is so luxe, as a matter of fact, that they say that it contains “twenty millileters” of product rather than 20mL. Now if that doesn’t say “too expensive for you” I don’t know what does!

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