Health & beauty
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
The Ingredients: 3Lab spared no expense when it came to ingredients: They packed in all of the hottest -- and priciest -- ingredients available right now. The star is a peptide, Pantothenic Acid-Heptapeptide-Cu, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. The cream also contains rare Swiss apple stem cells (a powerful anti-ager) and Dragon's Blood extract (an anti-inflammatory).
The Packaging: The brushed-metal jar is minimalist -- especially in comparison to what's inside.
Our Take: "I just started using this one, so it's too early for significant results, but so far I'd say it's a nice light cream that leaves my skin feeling moisturized and a little more radiant. No collagen results yet, but that would be nice!" -- Beth Mayall-Traglia, Editor-in-Chief
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