What do you get when technology has reached its limits and real advances are nonexistent? You get a marketing dream-world in which concoctions of "rare" and expensive ingredients become the norm. La Prairie is selling their Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, a platinum-infused moisturizer that touts incredible rejuvenating properties.
A jar will cost you $1,000.
Implications - In a world where so many people are obsessed with looking perfect and beautiful it's no wonder that companies come up with wild skincare rituals. People are willing to by into anything that says it will make them look younger because today's society thrives on youthfulness. Women are are huge market when it comes to skincare because they purchase these products much more than men.