With numbers starting at RM36 per ml, literally every drop counts.

When it comes to skincare (or anything else, really), we often equate the price we pay for the results we get or expect to. But just how much are we willing to pay for a product based on its claims?

And while we consider the price tag, let’s not forget that not all products come in sizes that will last us through the year. It’s only a smart consumer’s role to chew over very factor equally, after all.

With that, here’s a list of some of the most expensive skincare by volume in millilitres – with figures starting at RM36 per ml, literally every drop counts.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Crème

Cost: RM1,792 for 50ml

Cost per ml: RM36

Product claims: Infused with Black Diamond Truffle extract – a rare, natural treasure, this highly potent cream takes 10,000 hours to create. The secret process is said to help fortify collagen and combat multiple signs of aging to result in more radiant, even-toned, clear and firm skin contours. esteelauder.com.my

Lancome Absolue L’Extrait Renewing Ultimate Elixir-Concentrate

Cost: RM 1,776 for 30ml

Cost per ml: RM59

Product claims: Developed through a patented high-pressure cell dissociation process, the concentrated formula contains Lancome Rose native cells that give it a soft, velvety texture. With daily use, its benefits include deeply regenerated skin that’s smoother, firmer and more refined. lancome.com.my

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black Cream

Cost: $800 for 50ml / approximately RM3,310 for 50ml

Cost per ml: RM66

Product claims: After 15 years in the making, Guerlain introduced a cream enriched with Blackimmune technology™ derived from the Black Orchid, which helps to reinforce the skin’s self-defense system. Continuous use is said to result in the skin “revitalizing itself to combat all signs of skin ageing”. guerlain.com

La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream

Cost: $885 for 50ml / approximately RM3,660 for 50ml

Cost per ml: RM73

Product claims: Swiss label La Prairie’s Platinum Rare collection is formulated with transformative platinum peptides that help fight visible signs of ageing and provide an invisible veil to maintain moisture, promoting long-lasting hydration. This rich cream, in particular, offers dual-action wrinkle control to effectively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while maintaining skin’s firmness. laprairieswitzerland.com

La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Eye & Expression Cream

Cost: RM1,380 for 15ml

Cost per ml: RM92

Product claims: A member of La Mer’s Genaissance family, this silky-finish eye cream is formulated with the brand’s pure Miracle Broth™, which took several years to recreate after the original shard-like crystals were discovered by a scientist at the Max Huber Research Labs. It’s designed to reduce puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and other signs of stress and fatigue commonly associated with aging skin. lamer.com.my

Clé de Peau Beaute Synactif Intensive Cream


Cost: RM4,600 for 40ml

Cost per ml: RM115

Product claims: After years of research, the brand discovered a revolutionary ingredient known as MACC-PD, which gives the Synactif line the ability to “strengthen the lymphatic channel function and expand the detoxification network”. At the core of this cream is a synergistic skincare system, designed to sculpt and purify the skin by removing harmful substances caused by dehydration, stress and toxin build-up. W cledepeaubeaute.com

JK7® Rejuvenating Serum Lotion

Cost: $1,800 for 30ml / approximately RM7,449 for 30ml

Cost per ml: RM248

Product claims: Topping this list by a huge margin is Jurlique founder, Dr. Jurgen Klein’s most potent product of his JK7® Skin Care line: the JK7® rejuvenating serum lotion. Combining high-performing natural signature extracts such as pure oils from jasmine, rose, chamomile, neroli, sandalwood and ylang ylang; herbal liposomes, proteins, and peptides; as well as beautifying essential oils, this luxurious serum promises to increase the longevity of your skin and make you look – and feel – younger. W jk7skincare.com


Images: Courtesy of respective brands