Women will go to a lot of lengths to preserve their skin (see: snail slime, sheep grease and bird poop).
They will also dole out a lot of money in the hopes of staving off the signs of aging (see: most beauty products on shelves), but the latest face cream that promises complete skin rejuvenation costs a staggering amount of money that puts Creme de la Mer to shame.
London-based brand 111 Skin, founded by plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, started off giving out "repair serums" to help patients' wounds heal, but it was discovered that the serum could also be used as an anti-aging concoction. The result, which was partially developed by scientists who worked in the Soviet space program, kind of explains the hefty price-tag: a cool $1,000.
One such product, the 111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Cream, is an anti-aging concoction that uses rare diamond dust particles that have been tested on astronauts in space. According to their product description, the cream is supposed to improve the skin's elasticity and firmness as well as brighten and plump up the skin for a more youthful look.
According to Fashionista, "The proprietary star ingredient is called NAC Y2, which is made up of acetyl cysteine, a potent vitamin C derivative, and Escin. The first two increase the amount of glutathione, an antioxidant that protects and repairs skin, and Escin helps to increase circulation and deliver ingredients to skin cells."
So, would you buy a face cream for $1,000?
In the meantime, don't do this to your skin: