The Daily Mail actually does something useful for once: informing us that a £530 pot of Crème De La Mer costs just £25 (about $40) to make. It's "a variation on a basic water-in-oil formula," says a chemist. [Daily Mail]
OH NO!! If Creme de la Mer is only made out of petroleum and sea kelp, and Louis Vuitton is really just laquered canvas, how will we continue to prove our bourgeois superiority?! Next you'll tell me our shoddily constructed McMansions are really made from plywood and stucco?! How ever will we continue to scorn others with our new-money ideals of hollow wealth?