Top 10 Most Extravagant Face Creams


La Prairie Jeweled Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

Extravagance doesn't necessarily just mean ingredients: Sometimes packaging can be just as important.

In keeping with the long tradition of stuffing as many exotic ingredients as possible into face creams, the La Prairie Caviar Luxe Cream contains a powerful mix of mysterious sea proteins, a Caviar Firming Complex, alpha hydroxy acids, specially bioengineered chemicals and phytotherapy extracts to firm up tired skin. Not surprisingly, the Caviar Firming Complex is made from fish eggs, and all these ingredients run up a high price -- $695 for 3.4 ounces.

Ho-hum, you say? Not extravagant enough? If the ingredients aren't luxurious enough for you, the container this formula comes in will be. The La Prairie Jeweled Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is nestled in a Swarovski crystal-encrusted jar that takes 48 hours of labor to produce. Of course, this is just the icing on the cake -- don't expect any skin care benefits from the posh package. (That is, unless the bling it gives off helps you tan.) With only 610 jars made at $2,000 apiece, the La Prairie Jeweled Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is truly a queen among extravagant skin moisturizers [source: Neiman Marcus].