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Japanese Cosmetic Brands Launch Four-Digit Face Creams

Most of you are not planning to spend more on beauty in 2010, but that isn't stopping some Japanese brands from rolling out pricey face creams. Cosmetic giants Shiseido, Kao, and Kose have all recently launched creams that sell for 120,000 yen — that's just over $1,300. "Unlike in Europe and the United States, it's not a certain class of people who are buying such luxury products. It's ordinary women in their 40s and older," think-tank researcher Tomoyuki Yamazumi told Reuters.

Stateside, Cle de Peau's Synactif cream sells for $1,000. (For those prices, the creams had better make me look like Halle Berry and wash my dishes.) I'm unconvinced that high price tags alone mean that a product is amazing, but what about you? What's the most you've spent — or would spend — on a cream?

Source: Flickr user Hazuijunpei

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