What's in a $900 Face Cream Anyway?
Ever entertained the idea of spending half your paycheck on a moisturizer? Before you hand over your plastic, find out what makes expensive creams so pricey
Doctor-Designed: ReVive Intensité Crème Lustre, $375 for 2 ouncesThe Research: ReVive was created by Harvard-educated plastic surgeon Gregory Bays Brown, MD, who wanted to help his patients achieve the dewy, glowing skin they could never get with surgery. The cornerstone of all ReVive products is Nobel Prize-winning technology called RES (Renewal Epidermal Science). Brown first began working with epidermal growth factor when he was treating burn patients and later came up with RES, which is a complicated cocktail of bioengineered molecules.
The Ingredients: Like all ReVive products, this moisturizer contains RES. But unlike most moisturizers, it contains enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin. It also has light-reflecting particles that make skin look instantly prettier.
The Packaging: A no-frills white and silver jar.
Our Take: "It feels rich without being too heavy. When I apply it at night, I notice that my skin looks better -- softer and brighter -- in the morning." -- Dawn Davis, NYC Beauty Editor
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