You Won’t Believe How Much These Beauty Products Cost

Remember hearing a celeb extol the virtues of La Mer for the first time? And then feeling your stomach sink when you found out how much the stuff costs? Well, in the 20 or so years since the absurdly luxe skin cream took over beauty wish lists, the costs of fancy-pants beauty products have only grown even more sky-high.

This season’s most rarified skin creams easily clear $1,000. Handcrafted fragrance bottles can be purchased for $1,500 and up (actual fragrance not included). And that’s just the start. Journey with us into the jaw-dropping world of luxury beauty. Whether it inspires aspiration or perspiration, you won’t believe what lies ahead.

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Think of it as curling your hair like a Victoria's Secret Angel, fantasy-edition. This hair tool — the very one used to create the show's signature beachy waves — gets a major upgrade, thanks to hundreds of Swarovski crystals that cover nearly every square inch of the handle. We hear it rings up in the neighborhood of six grand. The upshot: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity — and you'll have the blingiest bathroom tool in all the land.

Beachwaver Limited Edition Beachwaver Pro 1.25 with Swarovski Crystals, price available upon request at Beachwaver.
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Ever love a fragrance at first spritz, only to find that it fades away slowly once it mixes with your pheromones? This gothic pavé-diamond creation (which gives us major Game of Thrones vibes) sidesteps such problems by offering a new way to wear fragrance on your décolletage.

Loree Rodkin for Kilian All Pavé Shield Necklace, $10,000, available at Kilian.
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One of our favorite things about the holidays is digging into all of the limited-edition beauty gift sets that line the shelves. This one, from Retrouvé, is one such covetable set — if money's no object, that is. The so-called “wardrobe for the skin” includes full-size bottles of a serum, eye concentrate, and two moisturizers.

Retrouvé Collection Limited-Edition Gift Set, $1,500, available at Retrouvé.
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This crazy-expensive moisturizer takes Kim K.’s favorite skin-care formula (Orchidée Impériale Cream) and ups the ante with rare black orchid from the Peruvian Andes. As lore goes, Guerlain scientists screened an unbelievable 30K orchid species (Who knew there were even that many?) from around the world and chose this one for its optimal skin benefits.

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black the Cream, $1,115, available at Neiman Marcus.
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What’s the best way to push active ingredients into your skin? With rare black-diamond particles thought to have been formed in outer space. Duh. This cream uses those particles to purportedly deliver collagen type I and hyaluronic acid deep into the skin’s dermal layer.

111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Cream, $1,095, available at 111Skin.
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We can’t even imagine how long it would take us to save for this sheet mask, which taps diamond dust to exfoliate and aims to tighten and plump skin with collagen.

Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Mask, $2,500, available at Kristals Cosmetics.
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This unisex scent is one of three recently launched fragrances from British luxury brand Clive Christian. Made with 100% absolute sandalwood, musk, amber, and leather, this scent can be enjoyed for the price of a 2016 Nissan Versa.

Clive Christian Absolutes Sandalwood Inspired by No 1 Perfume, $10,500, available at Clive Christian.
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Vitamin C, jojoba oil — the active ingredients in this serum sound pretty familiar. Until, that is, you get to the part about rubies working to “halt and reverse the aging process,” as Kristals notes.

Kristals Cosmetics Ruby Super Facial Serum, $1,300, available at Kristals Cosmetics.
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Made by Hataman, the oldest porcelain manufacturer in Japan, and sold by L’Officine Universelle Buly, each vial is created with no porosity, so as not to allow the scent inside to oxidize or change over time. Once purchased, the vials must be filled — and any old scent won’t do.

Yes, you read that right: The bottle costs $3,400 — the fragrance isn't included.

Hataman for L’Officine Universelle Buly Flaçon Seiji-Sakuratsukushi, $3,400, available at L’Officine Universelle Buly.
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Why bother with shampoo in a plastic bottle when you could have one encrusted in sparkling Swarovski crystals, and paired with a mother-of-pearl spoon to “channel the opulence of the Romanov dynasty?" Gorgeous packaging aside, we can attest to this shampoo’s transformative properties. The honey-like consistency takes some muscle power to work in, but once hair is dry, it feels cleaner and looks much shinier.

Philip B 25th Anniversary Russian Amber Limited Edition Collection, $1,500, available at Philip B.
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Made to smell like ice-chilled vodka, this 22-oz. fragrance is housed in a crystal carafe, topped by a black crystal stopper, and comes boxed with a martini glass, because, obviously.

Kilian Vodka on the Rocks, $4,500, available at Kilian.
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Climate-control technology is at the core of this cream, which adjusts its depth of hydration to humidity levels and the skin’s own temperature, “releasing moisture as needed by the skin,” the brand claims.

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream, $1,140, available at La Prairie.
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Only 500 bottles of this floral fragrance, housed in Baccarat crystal, were produced.

Norell New York Baccarat Parfum Bottle, $1,500, available at Neiman Marcus.
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