In 2016, the U.S. was considered the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world, generating approximately 84 billion dollars in revenue that year. Just look at the numbers for Sephora, for example. In 2015, Sephora’s sales reached a total of 5.1 million dollars. At the same time, men have been taking care of themselves as much as women and male grooming products are projected to reach $60.7 billion by 2020. Factor in men using products designed for women--no longer are men stigmatized for buying a hydrating face mask--and you have a very healthy marketplace in the self-care sector. Men now know that grooming extends beyond shaving and getting a haircut.
Sure there are beauty products made just for men, but not a lot of variety. That's why we're talking about men using women's self-care products. We've brought you 25 of the most expensive beauty products for women that men should also be using. We're not interested in what you can get at the drug store. We wanted to reveal to you how some self-care products can be so expensive, like a $1,000 wrinkle cream or a $300 bottle of shampoo. This is a list for those who are curious about what money can buy, as well those who have enough disposable income who have the money to buy. And they do buy it. According to market research firm the NPD Group, sales of “prestige” (beauty products that cost a fortune) items increased last year by 13%. So here's our list.
25 Orchidee Imperiale Black Cream - $1,115 for 1.6 oz
This is the most high-end cream you can buy that not only combats aging but also nourishes the skin so that it appears healthy and youthful. A do-it-all, the cream combats all signs of skin again and is enriched with the company's "Blackimmune technology" to take care of the skin's defense system. Men who are concerned about wrinkles use this too, as it will aid in having your laugh lines become less visible, and your entire facade will look more refined. (Source: Guerlin)
24 Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Treatment - $1500 for four vials
This four-week treatment (one tube per week) intended for women but more often used by men, is intended to combat aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Guerlain, known for its luxurious skin longevity products--as well as for its very high price--has created this treatment using a precious and raw material, the orchid, which is the most highly developed species in the plant kingdom. The use of orchids improves skin's texture and elasticity, as well as all visible signs of aging. As a result, with each application, the skin will be improved, and any dullness will eventually emanate a youthfulness. (Source: NeimanMarcus)
23 La Prairie Cellular Platinum Rare Cream - $1,200 for 1.7 oz
Made for both men and women, La Prairie Rare consists of one of the world's most precious and rarest metal on earth, platinum. Platinum works to bond with your skin. In so doing, this pricey anti-aging cream is your best defense against climate change, air travel, and hormonal issues, which all dry your skin. The power cream hydrates your skin, moisturizes it, and invigorates skin's resilience. The skin's texture is also improved, and with each application, Rare visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. (Source: LaPrairie)
22 La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare - $770 for 1 oz
Serums really get into the skin, which is why they improve the look of it with nightly use. Like the La Prairie rare cream, the La Prairie Cellular Serum Platinum Rare's powerful nutrient is platinum. The serum moisturizes the skin for a more youthful appearance. Also, an invisible tensing agent immediately firms the skin while collagen-stimulating peptide diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. The cost is $770 for a 1 oz jar; you may think twice about buying it when you can take a cue from men, who use the really effective Anthony Logistics vitamin A serum for under 50 bucks. (Source: NeimanMarcus)
21 La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Souffle Body Cream - $335 for 5.2 oz
Like most men interested in looking more youthful, they use moisturizers and serums to replenish their skin's resilience but often neglect their body. Women do it too, they use creams on their bodies before going to sleep to keep their skin toned. So what's the best body cream out there? The Luxe Souffle body cream, which hydrates your skin, is made of caviar extracts and caffeine and firms slack skin, moisturizers dull skin, and make it more luminous and rich. Now get to it, men! (Source: Shape)
20 Revive Intensite Line Erasing Serum (Advanced Wrinkle Corrector) - $600 for 1 oz
The Revive Intensite Line Erasing Serum has RES Technology (Renewal Epidural Science), which means its made of "bio-renewal proteins" that work to diminish lines and wrinkles. It also contains the rare biomimetic peptides, which work to rejuvenate and hydrate skin and make it softer looking. As a result, skin looks more youthful, more bright, as if you're body is immune to the aging process. Revive also protects skin from new damages in the environment, such as urban pollution or smoke. Men take to this serum too, as it's that powerful. (Source: BeautyStat)
19 Revive Intensite Volumizing Serum - $600 for 1 oz
Serum is a skincare product that you put on before moisturizing. It can penetrate deeply into the skin but it's not a moisturizer because face creams are richer and create a "shield" on the top of the skin to keep the serum intact. This serum works to increase facial volume and plump up pockets on your skin, like furrow lines. It increases skin cell renewal in order to make skin feel firmer and brighter. Designed for both genders.
18 Revive Intensite Creme Lustre Night - $385 for 1.7 oz
You need to moisturize at night, not just in the day. Since skin rejuvenates itself at night, this creme will boost the process, brightening and hydrating the skin while you sleep for a more clarified and clear look. While developed exclusively for men who have dry skin, women respond to it as well as it makes their skin feel firmer and tighter from any damaging environmental effects and a loss of elasticity. A 1.7 oz jar costs $385.
17 Anti-Age Global Revitalizer by Sisleyum - $275 for 1.69 oz
Designed for men, this anti-aging skin care is formulated to firm skin, reduce fine lines, and hydrate skin. It also fights razor burn and can even work as a calming after-shave. Designed for all skin types, as you apply the revitalizer on your face, it immediately works to soothe skin on contact. The result is skin that is more resilient and refreshed, rather than tired. This is a product for women too, especially since it firms the skin.
16 Verso Dark Spot Fix - $150 for .05 oz
The spot fix helps to minimize and lighten the appearance of minor dark spots and patches on your face caused by sun damage, age and above all, acne marks. While the dark spots won't disappear completely, the spot fix is a powerful serum that contains the highest concentration of Retinol 8 of all Verso products. The Vitamin A ingredient is more corrective than standard Retinol and half as irritative. As a result, skin is more toned and smooth, and boosts the skin's natural production of collagen. A lot of men's grooming products contain Vitamin A, so this is something they can use too. (Source: Revolve)
15 Chanel's Le Blanc Intensive Night Brightening Treatment - $415 for 4 vials
Anything by Chanel is expensive, but Chanel Beauty's Le Blanc skincare line has the right ingredients to combat aging, dark spots, and fine lines. Used at night for both men and women. The Chanel Le Blanc treatment combats excess melanin production to help keep your skin glowing, bright and elastic. Light but luxurious, the cream will minimize dark spots in the fastest manner compared to other dark spot fillers, leaving your skin feel soft, luscious and plump. It costs $415 for 4 vials to last one month. (Source: HerWorld)
14 The Aesop Resurrection Duet Hand Wash And Balm - $123 for 2 X 500ml
Perhaps the most expensive hand soap in the world, the Aesop hand wash cleans your hands while softening them. Luxuriously formulated with Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf, and Cedarwood Atlas, the soap will not dry out your hands. Instead, it moisturizes it for a spa-like feeling, leaving hands brisk and fragrant with woody, herbaceous citrus. For all skin types, you only need a single pump to thoroughly clean your hands. Use the balm by rubbing it over hands and cuticles. Both products come in a set. It's also sold at Mr. Porter's, so men can have moisturized hands too.
13 Ten Voss - $300 for 20 oz.
Ten Voss is the most expensive shampoo in the world, coming in at $300 for a 20 oz bottle. The reason the shampoos is so pricey is that it has been made with the best natural ingredients ever that work to nourish and retain the moisture and oil in your hair without stripping it with chemicals and unnecessary additives. For men, the shampoo will restore the shine to your hair and make it look slightly glossy but healthy, as if you've just put on pomade. Ten Voss also contains its ingredient, Voss water, which is said to have purifying effects that make your hair look flawless.
12 Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo - 12 oz bottle, $156
According to Vogue, the Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo is one of the 16 dry shampoos you must try now. Doubling as a hair perfume, the shampoo is a lifesaver for those who have very dry ends; the powder rubs right in and leaves hair feeling fresh. Featuring a Russian-inspired blend of chamomile, grape seed, rosemary, and other ingredients, the shampoo will also give you bounce and body. It won't flatten your hair like other hair products. For men especially, it gives hair a just-out-0f-the-shower sleekness like Don Draper. For women, wispy strands become shinier.
11 La Mer Creme De La Mer - $2,095 for 16.5 oz
The high-end La Mer cream is highly sought after by both women and men and contains a trademarked and secret "Miracle Broth," a healing elixir that flows through all La Mer beauty products. The rich cream is ideal for dry skin, as it moisturizes and heals it for a more voluptuous appearance. Infused with sea-sourced renewing energies, the face cream may be expensive, but it is considered worth it. Just ask all the celebs who swear by the cream, making their skin look more refined, youthful and healthy. (Source: CremeDeLaMer)
10 Youth Eye Complex By Innovative Skincare - $78 for .5 oz
Whenever a beauty product targets one area on your face, the price is often expensive, so maybe this eye cream, at $78 for .5 oz, is worth it. Youth Eye Complex by Innovative Skincare is made up of powerful peptides and potent antioxidants. It targets your eye area to diminish dark circles and any wrinkles or periorbital lines. It also brightens the under-eye area to keep skin hydrated. The overall result is firmness and elasticity around your eye if you use it every night. Men with tired-looking eyes should use this too. (Source: IsClinical)
9 RéVive Peau Magnifique les Yeux Youth Recruit Renewal System - $1,500 4 vials (each 0.16 fl oz)
This treatment promises to sculpt and uplift your face so that skin looks firmer, skin tone is more even, and dull skin looks more radiant. Targeting cell renewal makes skin brighter and smoother in texture. The renewal system also works to give your skin a more youthful appearance, hence the name. "Youth Recruit." This is a targeted four-week treatment, but it's so effective that ReVive suggests using it twice a year or before a big event when you want to look your best. Just remember to use it weeks in advance to your high school football team reunion to allow your skin's cell to renew. (Source: ReviveSkincare)
8 Cle de Peau Beaute Synactif Intensive Cream: $1,000
Made of Retinol ACE, green tea, and Vitamin E, Cle de Peau is another astronomically high face cream that claims to do many things. But if you try it, you'll instantly notice that the cream melts thoroughly into the skin to infuse moisture for a more clarifying and radiant look. The cream also reduces fine lines, sagging along the eyes, puffiness, dark circles and dullness. The effect is resilient skin devoid of uneven skin tone. And over time your skin will look luminous and supple, just what both men and women need.
7 Theodent 300 Whitening Crystal Mint Toothpaste - $196.30 for 3.4 oz
Do you really need a nearly $200 toothpaste when you can get one at the drugstore for under five bucks? We're talking about Theodent, the most expensive toothpaste in the world. It contains the patented compound Rennou, which is a fluoride alternative found in cocoa beans that strengthens and stimulates the growth of tooth enamel. It also whitens teeth. In each tube, you'll find hundreds of dollars in it. Just kidding! We mean, how do you justify the cost?
6 Natura Bisse Diamond Life Infusion Limited Edition - $855 for .08 oz
This limited-edition infusion is seriously meant to rejuvenate your face. After application, you will see an immediate lifting effect. Diamond Life helps dramatically and visibly increase firmness and elasticity for stronger and more resilient-looking skin. Skin is visibly lifted and contoured for a more healthy look and a reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles. Diamond Life, above all, also increases renewal and regeneration, providing skin with a bright glow and an even tone for a more youthful appearance. Men buy this product, too!
5 Qatar Gold And Diamond Soap - $2,800 per bar
Qatar is the world's most expensive soap. Made with gold and diamond powder, this single bar soap is made for very high-end clients. If you choose to use it, you may think twice about taking too many showers so that your $3000 soap won't melt! Created by a Lebanese family-run business, the company admits that the ingredients in the soap have no restorative powers. The soap doesn't help nourish or hydrate your skin. We did our research and nowhere is it found that the soap has any positive effects. So why would you use it? (Source: BBC)
4 Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Mask - $385 for 2 .5 oz
Yes, even men wear face masks. Remember how Christian Bale peeled one off his face in American Psycho? Well, anyway, this mask is expensive, but it is also said to do a lot. If you use it once or twice a week, the mask nourishes and hydrates fatigued or tired-looking skin so that your visage looks more healthy looking and radiant. The mask also smoothes the texture of the skin, making it more even in tone and supple. It is even said to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. (Source: TravelAndLeisure)
3 Orogold 24K Nano Night Recovery $1500 for .05 oz
This night recovery elixir is infused with 24-karat gold and essential oils. Its key antiaging ingredient, Nano-gold, is tiny in size and is thus able to penetrate the deep layers of your skin, making it tighter and hydrated. The cream targets deep wrinkles and lines, making the skin look smoother and younger. Your skin's poor elasticity will dissipate with each treatment, which is once a week. The night cream also revitalizes tired-looking skin, making your complexion radiant and evenly toned. (Source: Richieast)
2 3LAB Skincare Anti-Aging Cream - $700 for 2 oz
Formulated with essential minerals, peptides and 3LAB's Marine Repair Complex, patent pending, a proprietary complex of marine ingredients, the Anti-Aging Cream targets the skin by bringing moisture to it, deeply hydrating it to reduce the signs of aging. With proper use, the cream diminishes the appearance of fine lines, uplifts the contours of your face and works to tighten the neck area. In addition, it eliminates dryness in your skin and evens out uneven skin tone from environmental damages like pollution, waste, tobacco smoke, and more. (Source: OliveLA)
1 Sisley NUTRITIVE LIP BALM - $74 for .3 oz
Like the $300 toothpaste on our list, Sisley's lip balm comes in at an astonishing price. It's also one of those items you can get at the drug store for like under two bucks. So why should you use one that costs $74? Well, we use lip balm when our lips are dry from the cold or windy weather. Lip balms don't really moisturize the lips or heal it from cracks, so that's where Sisley comes in. Their lip balm re-hydrates and plumps the lips, as well as repairs and restore lipid level. The results are lips that feel comfortable and supple. Now, who's going to pay for it? We want one! (Source: Sisley-Paris)