How far would you go for eternal youth? From applying mercury for wrinkle removal to creating a mask out of crocodile dung, there really isn’t much people won’t do to try and stay young. At $1,800 per fluid ounce, the JK7® Rejuvenating Serum – Lotion by Jurlique’s founder, Dr. Jurgen Klein, is the most expensive anti-aging serum in the world.
Made with the purest, most expensive essential oils (one of which costs up to $20,000 per liter) such as Jasmine, Rose, and Chamomille, signature extracts that cost about $50,000 per liter, plus natural based herbal liposomes, proteins, and peptides, this Rejuvenating Serum – Lotion is “one of the world’s most effective anti-aging serum due to its bioavailability to the skin and ability to stop the degenerative processes of the body,” said Karin Klein, CEO of JK7®.
To create this elixir, Jurgen Klein spent ten years researching and testing each of the 70-plus natural ingredients, making everything by hand in his family-owned, boutique production facility in Hawaii.
Each one ounce-bottle requires a lengthy process, involving three artisans skillfully composing each bottle for a full day, after weeks of preparing the spagyric—a three-fold process that consists of separating every part of the utilized herbs, cleansing them and putting them together meticulously—and up to three months of preparing and obtaining the signature extracts.
Given what it takes, it’s no surprise that this serum is so potent. But perhaps what’s most surprising is that one of the ingredients—the mangosteen fruit extract—is scientifically tested to be resistant to attacks by malignant melanoma and squamous cancer cell during in vitro testing.
While Jurgen Klein said to Billionaire.com that JK7® “herbal signature extracts have been shown to have anti-cancer properties,” he emphasized that it was by no means a pharmaceutical claim of the product’s anti-cancer properties, because these results are not relevant or permissible as a claim in cosmetics. Nevertheless, this is certainly a positive side effect.
Which is why, said Alia Kennedy, the U.S. Operations and Sales representative at JK7®, “There’s really no similar-grade product right now that combines the high-end, high-performance, ultra-pure, organic ingredients in boosting skin longevity and rejuvenation.”
Generally speaking, users should start noticing benefits such as wrinkles softening, skin becoming hydrated and even toned, plus a subtle glow emerging within two to three weeks.
But for maximum effect, said Mary Lupo, Dermatologist and Founder of Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans, “Nothing beats the avoidance of Ultra Violet Rays (UVR), a healthy diet, decreased stress and a cocktail of cosmeceuticals (namely, topical products with active ingredients like retinol, peptides growth factors, among others) plus two to three dermatologist’s visits per year.”
After all, “How one ages is multifactorial and varies from person to person. Genetics, lifestyle, diet and stress are the four key factors that affect aging,” she said.
According to the dermatologist, since some people may have shorter telomeres, while others may produce more free radicals from stress and sun, finding products that work for your unique skin metabolism and aging tendencies through trial-and-error is still the best holistic health strategy in the long run.
And as a biologist and aging expert, Matt Kaeberlein, Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle believes that cosmetic ‘anti-aging’ products have little, if anything, to do with the biological aging process.
So while the folks at JK7® said that this serum has “scientifically proven results” like collagen and elastin support, rejuvenation by anti-glycation activity (against defective proteins), and wrinkle depth reduction endorsed by Flinders Medical Science & Technology University in Australia and China, “There’s no evidence suggesting that a product like this could actually impact the aging process,” added Kaeberlein.
As a note of caution, the aging expert said, “Consumers should be wary of the phrase ‘scientifically proven.’ First, if the researchers were paid by the manufacturer to do the experiment—That represents a conflict of interest which they need to declare and reduces confidence in any results they get. Second, it would be important to know whether these results have been published in a rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific journal. Third, the scientific method very rarely ‘proves’ anything. Rigorous experimental design is aimed at disproving hypotheses, not proving them.”
Indeed, the research studies are funded by JK7®. Yet, beyond what the company considers as “must-have” base items such as cleansers, creams and eye products, this rejuvenating serum is one of the best sellers among discerning consumers, according to Kennedy.
At the end of the day, though it may take a whole lot more for one to truly reverse the clock, at least this serum could make you look—and perhaps feel—a great deal younger.
For that price, it’d better.
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