Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Cream

The 'diamonds' in this (actually truffles) would seem to be a mature skin's best friend. Now, we acknowledge that this bewejelled-lidded treatment is anything but pocket money-priced (Lottery win, more like), but for anyone who's not on a budget this is a serious skin treat.

 We've tried it on completely knackered, didn't-get-enough-sleep-last-night skin - and it's definitely quite some face-waker. Skin looks plump and energised and definitely not as tired, with South Sea pearl powder delivering instant radiance and lustre. There's 24 carat gold in there, too, along with a black diamond truffle extract - and as you might expect, smells and feels Aston Martin-luxurious.

 We haven't been using it long enough to observe the facial firming action. But in the short term? They weren't joking when they put the word 'transformative' in the product name. Now, where did we put that lottery ticket...?

UK readers find Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Cream at www.harrods.com (nationwide at Re-Nutriv counters from April)/£240 for 50 ml