Why Does This Prescription Acne Cream Suddenly Cost $10,000?!

What makes it worse is that the product might not even work. According to the drug’s official label, it’s only “possibly effective,” which means that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration couldn’t find compelling clinical evidence that the ointment is safe and actually solves your skin issues as intended, CNBC reports.

The cream’s active ingredients don’t explain the insane price either. The first ingredient, iodoquinol, is a pretty cheap antibiotic that prevents fungal growth, and the second is a compound derived from your standard drugstore aloe vera, according to CNBC. For comparison, the generic version of Aloquin is only $ 30.

Maybe it’s just us, but we have a hard time believing that clear skin is worth a $ 10,000 price tag.