Author Topic: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??  (Read 4094 times)

firelight

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Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:04:10 PM »
I was looking through some cosmetics online when some of them caught my eye. They clearly spell out AntiMustachian. I can't believe people pay so much for it!!

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream ($241 per ounce) - http://laprairie.com
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Face Cream ($840 per ounce) - http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?itemId=prod87220001
Forever Flawless Diamond Infused Collagen Boosting Cream ($242 per ounce) - http://www.foreverflawless.com/Pink-Diamond-collection-p/ff32.htm
La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Cream ($618 per ounce) - http://www.laprairie.com/default/platinum-collection/cellular-cream-platinum-rare/95790-00153-14.html
Bioeffect EGF Serum ($399.92 per ounce) - http://www.amazon.com/Bioeffect-EGF-Serum-15ml-0-5oz/dp/B00AS7R9IQ
Guerlian Orchidée Impériale Longevity Concentrate ($498 per ounce) - http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/guerlain-orchidee-imperiale-longevity-concentrate/3207052

There are drugstore versions that are far far cheaper...

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Re: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 11:17:11 PM »
This stuff blows my mind.  If I was a woman into this stuff, I would walk into sephora every day on my way to/from work to use their free sample jars (2 fl oz for >$20??)

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Re: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 07:05:36 AM »
marketers are geniuses

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Re: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 10:56:35 AM »
I'm embarrassed to say that my wife has actually used some La Prairie products over the last decade. They are apparently quite nice, and she uses so little at a time of that sort of thing that it lasts quite a long time.

We all have our splurges, i guess. Not very mustachian, though.

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Re: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 12:52:24 PM »
Dr. Albert Kligman, who was one of the inventors of Retin-A, said that the best moisturizer for dry skin was petrolatum. As in Vaseline. He also said that the best way to prevent wrinkles was to cover your skin. Wear long sleeves and a hat. I have been taking his advice for years and have found it quite satisfactory.

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Re: Overpriced cosmetics or investing in rare metals??
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 12:58:58 PM »
To answer the question, expensive cosmetics should hold their value better than rare metals. :)