At Sh570,000, is this the most expensive moisturizer?


Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes has created a £4,000 (Sh 570,000) moisturiser.

The band’s founder helped to develop the luxury product, called GeneU, which claims to be one of the most advanced anti-ageing serums in the world, and says the bags under his eyes have been reduced by the treatment.

He explained: “‘My DNA tests showed my skin degrades collagen rapidly, but that I have fairly good antioxidant protection.

“How well does it work? You have to be realistic and objective. You’ll never get a product that will give you the skin of a teenager 40 years on. However, I found particularly underneath the eyes, the finer lines have been reduced.

“I don’t look as tired first thing in the morning. I can honestly say my skin is smoother than it was.

“I completely believe in the product and the technology and if you can afford this, it’s amazing.”

However, the product comes with an expensive price tag, with an initial consultation and a tester kit costing £600, and each month’s refresher supply costing £300, totalling £4,000 per year.

But the keyboardist said he is pleased with his fresh-faced look because it is an alternative to cosmetic surgery, something he has vowed never to have.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “I’d be far too terrified to slice my face open.

“If other people want to do it, good for them. But I sincerely hope I never, ever think of going down that route. Terrifying – no, not for me. No Botox, no nothing.

“I’ve tried my best to take care of my skin. Some of it is genetic – my mum and dad have pretty good skin. But you need to take care of it. I drink a lot of water, that’s very important.”

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  1. Avatar Malema August 19th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    It just stinks in this age and time to have the audacity to call on foreigners to make our laws. The same colonisers that instituted brutal and insidious laws that were metted on our people. It is tragic that we can forget this fast. What is this good in foreigners. They will take control on the Constitution’s interpretation and that is what matters most; to secure their interests. Do we inject our will in their laws and how they run their country? Why do we allow these mess over and over again. When will our country be free from domination.

    1. Avatar saidi kamau August 19th, 2011 at 9:45 am

      And some one went to re gain our sovereignty from Hague and proudly proclaimed it n parliament

      1. Avatar Anonymous August 19th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

        Both of you should read the law ! The president is simply going by what the constitution ordains. You cannot eat your cake and have it…if this is what most Kenyans wanted when we went to the referendum on the new constitution, so be it! Besides, the analogy made is misleading – the foreigners are 3 of the 9 members of a vetting board – they are not the ultimate decision makers as to who passes muster. We should not just complain about everything for the sake of it!

        1. Avatar Malema August 20th, 2011 at 12:10 am

          It is either ignorance or just nationally incapacitated. Why is it that we have to have a foreign intrusion to feel whole? Are our laws meant to appease foreigners or is that foreigners have a stake in our Constitution? What agenda is behind this foreign inclusion. Only Africans go out of their way to appease and acccommodate other countries’ interests and you wonder why we are poor and confused as a country. Very sickening. The new generation will not this route.

          1. Avatar Anonymous August 20th, 2011 at 7:06 am

            The point here is that a majority of Kenyans (a larger portion of whom were the young generation you refer to) voted for the constitution. We cannot now run away from what we chose! One agrees that we need to build a society that recognises, acknowledges and rewards talent within itself; one that trusts in the ability of its people. We are not yet there though. One only hopes that your optimism of the younger generation is justifiable, and that we shall move towards a country at peace with itself.

  2. Avatar Anonymous August 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Capital fm surely, How do you title an article as “FOREIGNERS’ Come on put some civility in writing.  Say International judges NOT foreigners!!!!!!!!!!!


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