Forget a jar of Creme de La Mer, because the latest Menard Authent II cream will be your next level of luxury when it comes to moisturisers. The Japanese luxury skincare brand recently unveiled its updated version of the Authent cream, which was first released in 2009. Priced at a cool RM4,400 per jar of 50 grammes, this moisturiser is said to be a revolutionary multi-functional one that is equivalent to the elusive fountain of youth.
How exactly does the Menard Authent II cream work to maintain skin’s youthfulness? The cream contains a formulation of four natural extracts: semi-plena rose extract, purple barley seed extract, boat sterculia seed extract, and oil-soluble sweet cherry seed extract. These extracts have been said to stimulate the reproduction of stem cells, which will in turn help promote skin regeneration.
The star ingredient however, is the semi-plena rose extract from Old Rose “Semi-Plena Rose” said to be depicted in the Birth of Venus painting. Now tell us — who would not like to look like the Goddess Venus upon her birth?
Texturally, the Menard Authent II is a dream to the senses — the cream is rich and smooth, practically melting into the skin upon contact. The fragrance is light with hints of rose, orange flower, and violet. This moisturiser is designed to hydrate your skin, promote cell regeneration, and maintain your complexion’s youthful vitality — all for RM4,400.
A fair price for eternal youth.