For it's 30th anniversary, Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido has
introduced a new limited-edition moisturizer called simply La Crème. And
if you think the name isn't fancy enough for your cosmetic bag, then
you might be interested to know that each gram is about four times the
value of 24-carat gold.
What makes La Crème so special (and ridiculously expensive) is the ingredients, which includes crushed pearls and silk that work to "support the skin's nanostructure and help skin cells radiate light." (for that kind of price, it might as well cure skin cancer!)
According to Wall Street Journal, Shiseido also commissioned French crystal maker Saint-Louis to make three handcrafted jars that will hold 50 milliliters each of La Crème. The jars have platinum bands (three platinum bands) and a gold-colored spatula. The whole thing is priced at 1.05 million Japanese yen, which is more or less about $13,000 in USD.
Shiseido will start taking orders for La Crème on Sept. 20, and has says that they'll hold a special lucky draw if more than three orders are placed. The winner gets to walk away with all three designed jars which they can then use as fancy paperweights once the cream runs out.