When it comes to expensive moisturizers, first thing that comes to mind is La Mer.
At C$410 for a 60 ml bottle, the famous French moisturizer is the epitome of luxury. I’ve never actually tried it aside from a small sample (that was hardly enough to two uses), but last year I received a moisturizer that is definitely in La Mer’s price territory, at around C$250 per bottle.
British brand Rodial came out with the most-instaworthy skincare line. The Rose Gold Moisturizer, Serum, and Deep Line Filler is enriched with 24-carat gold technology, white rose fresh cells and vitamin C. Best of all, it all comes housed in the most stunning rose gold packaging.
I received the moisturizer and serum to see if this expensive skincare line is really worth it. The Rodial Rose Gold Moisturizer is a luxurious youth cream that is supposed to turn back time to give you firmer, smoother, and luminous-looking skin. This cream, which can be used for day and night, contains vitamin C to hydrate, as well as regenerative bioactive extract and 24-carat gold technology to smooth out vertical and horizontal wrinkles. It also includes Progeline, which improves the appearance of sagging skin for complete remodelling and oxygenating white rose fresh cells to brighten and improve radiance.
Considering the price tag on this, you do get a fair amount of product (50 ml), and a little goes a long way. This cream definitely feels luxurious when you put it on your skin and it blends out nicely. It also comes with a face-sculpting tool and a little booklet on re-creating the brand’s signature Rose Gold facial at home (I tried doing this a couple times, the thing is cool, but it’s a lot of work).
As for the Rose Gold Serum, this retails for C$230, and is an anti-gravity serum with instant hydrating, lifting, and radiance that is also infused with the same 24-carat gold technology. I apply this after the moisturizer and it’s blend of anti-ageing ingredients help lift, plump, and reshape the face so your skin feels firmer and looks rejuvenated.
As you can see in the photo above, I’ve been using this for a while (I couldn’t wait to dig into it, hence the small amount left in the bottle before I got around to photographing it). I don’t have wrinkles yet since I’m 29, but I like using anti-ageing skincare products to prevent my skin from developing them. Like I said, both these products feel very luxurious when you apply them. There is a noticeable difference in texture between this and a $30 moisturizer. Have I noticed a difference though? No. But, i have pretty good skin to begin with, and I want to keep it that way (which is why I use these products).
So would I recommend this, is it worth the price? Depends. These products are still relatively new and definitely do not have the hype that La Mer has this early in the game. I really enjoyed using these (I still do), plus they look so beautiful displayed on my vanity. Obviously though, I wouldn’t buy these for looks alone (I don’t think anyone would at that price point).
I really enjoyed both these products, but when you’re looking at around $500 for skincare, it’s a little rich. I loved the way these made my skin look and feel and if you want to treat your skin to something really luxurious, then I would look into purchasing these.
What’s the most you would spend on skincare?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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