Lisa Hannam
Lisa Hannam
@lisahannam

What really happened when I used an $850 moisturizer

When I snagged a jar of Rodial Bee Venom & Placenta 24 Carat Gold Ultimate Cream (that’s a mouthful) in Glow’s beauty closet, I wondered out loud if it’s really $850. It is and I decided that it would be my next moisturizer.

In my first week, I got tons of compliments on my skin.

But here’s the kicker: aside from having 24 carat gold as an ingredient, it also includes placenta (whaaaaa). That’s right. Inside the jar is a cream that contains placenta from sheep, in addition to a collagen-hyaluronic acid-decorin complex, bee venom, capsicum stem cells, vitamin C, and other types of gold (nano, liquid and colloid).

But since it’s a luxury cream you don’t feel any of the ingredients, except for maybe the gold because of the slight d’or colour. It’s a nice, thick cream that goes on super smoothly. I use a makeup brush to apply it, just to give it that spa-like feel.

Now the bad news: about six weeks into using it (I’m about half way through the jar at eight weeks), I noticed that the cream doesn’t work well with all of the makeup I use. The concealer just sits on my skin and peels off when I touch my face. Not cool.

Over all I’m impressed – as you would expect to be with such an expensive beauty purchase. It’s definitely a conversation starter.

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