Win a Nobel prize then charge big bucks for a skin care line - Cosmetic Science Talk

Win a Nobel prize then charge big bucks for a skin care line

I guess these smart guys have to make money some how. 

$524 for 50 mL of a skin cream?  ugh

https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/web/2017/12/Nobel-Prize-winner-introduces-skin.html

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  • edited December 5
    I'm just about to release my own new line, actually. It's a bit pricier, at 2 Bitcoins per 10mL. I spit on his "nanocubes". OURS has FEMTOPOLYHEDRONS!
    You know, I would love to make a fake product announcement like that.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • It's OK to charge for the R&D, the knowledge and the effort, just don't add an extra 0 to it!.

    A common mistake to think the customer has to pay every cost involved and more. This isn't medicine.
  • This just motivates me more to create something similar to La Mer
  • edited December 6
    I'm curious if they have any study about these Nobel products

    @sabahi, the Le Mer cream is going to be an obsession for you :)

    @Belassi, wouldn't nano spheres be better :smiley:
  • I actually don't find the pricing to be the main problem. If they can get people to pay >$500 for skin care, more power to them.

    What I find most troubling is that we have Nobel Prize winning chemists propagating junk science. I'm sure these are fine skin lotions but it's highly unlikely they do anything more than your standard Olay skin moisturizer.

    Somehow I don't mind it so much coming from marketers, but our brightest scientists?  sigh.
  • @em88, No, nano is too big. It's only 10^-9. Consumers might be able to spot that. Femto is 10^-15. We were going to use picospheres but marketing thought that femto was better, because it's so small that even the FDA won't be able to find it.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • They are using the Nobel prize for marketing and not for science.
    @Belassi, at that range those particles are going to be comparable or even smaller than the size of a proton lol. :)

  • A noble approach to encash Nobel felicitation
  • @Perry
    Somehow I don't mind it so much coming from marketers, but our brightest scientists?  sigh.
    Word 
     :( 
  • while it's not ideal, it is at least better than having them fabricate scientific findings in order to justify political policies, which I suspect will become a common occurrence before any of us are much older
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
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