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Is Shiseido’s $13,000 Face Cream Worth The Price?

Shiseido’s new exclusive cream costs more, per gram, than gold. Photo:

More news from the Shiseido front, but in an ultra-luxury vein as opposed to the brand’s recent retrospective art exhibit in Paris. Now, the Japanese skincare powerhouse is releasing “La Creme,” an extremely limited edition face cream, in honor of its 140th anniversary. The product will be a part of the brand’s most high-end line, Clé de Peau, and will cost a whopping $13,300 for a single container (which, FYI, means that each gram of product costs roughly $265—which is more expensive than gold).

Only three jars of the cream will be released, and each will have a hand-crafted container—created in collaboration with coveted glass-maker Crystal Saint-Louis—made from 30 layers of crystal and three rungs of platinum. Luxury layered on top of luxury on top of luxury.

In case you’re jumping at the opportunity to buy one of these insanely luxe creams, Shiseido will be accepting orders for the three jars at its main store in Tokyo starting on August 30th, in time for a September 21st release. 


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