La Mer Reviews

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When you hear the name La Mer, it’s easy for your mind to fill with visions of grandeur. La Mer, home of the most expensive and cult favorite moisturizers in the world, is a legendary skincare brand with a name that literally means “the sea”. With a story that’s almost too good to be true and a product line infused with a powerful ingredient called MiracleBroth, La Mer has become one of the most sought-after skincare companies in the world.

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The Story that Launched La Mer Skin Care

Anyone who loves La Mer skin care is familiar with the infamous story that is responsible for the beginnings of the brand we know today. The La Mer story starts back more than 40 years ago when its founder, aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber, reportedly was the victim of a lab accident that left his skin wounded and scarred. Determined to take his healing into his own hands, Dr. Huber created a lab in California where he could search the seas to find the ingredient that would help him nurse his skin back to health.

That ingredient was macrocystis pyrifera, a type of sea kelp that was found in the waters near the Huber labs. With this discovery, the premiere La Mer skin care product began to form. Combining the power of sea kelp alongside an innovative fermentation process, Dr. Huber spent the next 12 years creating the MiracleBroth which serves as the foundation of the La Mer skin care brand.

In 1965, La Mer skin care officially launched using MiracleBroth at the heart of the brand and the now legendary Creme de la Mer—which means cream of the sea—as its core product. Thirty years after Creme de la Mer officially hit the skincare market, La Mer joined the Estee Lauder companies in 1995, further solidifying its place amongst the skincare greats. Since its launch many years ago, the foundation of La Mer skin care has never wavered: a commitment to expertly crafted products that work just as well as MiracleBroth back in 1965.

La Mer Ingredients: MiracleBroth Understood

Inside each and every La Mer product flows the La Mer MiracleBroth. This golden colored liquid is sea kelp that has undergone a careful fermentation process which gives the broth its power. While that seems simple enough, the question that typically remains is: why sea kelp? Well, Dr. Huber always had an interesting fascination with the sea and believed many of its energetic powers could be found within its contents. Sea kelp, in particular, is one of the most nutrient-rich plants of the sea and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and extremely hydrating abilities.

The La Mer MiracleBroth is an anti-inflammatory elixir that works to calm the skin and reduce the common side effects of inflammation including redness and irritation. La Mer’s MiracleBroth uniquely understands how inflammation affects the skin and works synergistically with other La Mer ingredients like antioxidant Lime Tea to help restore skin to it most radiant, healthy, state.

Must-Have La Mer Products

The La Mer product line includes a number of celebrated skin care items that promise to restore and transform the skin. However, there are a few La Mer products that the brand has become known for:

Creme de la Mer – The cult favorite and most well-known moisturizer in the world, La Mer’s Creme de La Mer is an ultra-hydrating cream that helps to dramatically reduce the signs of age in the skin. Creme de la Mer works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while visibly reducing the size of pores. It also works to firm the skin and provides a dose of hydration to ensure skin looks and healthy and refreshed.

La Mer The Concentrate – Also known as a savior of the skin, the La Mer Concentrate is a powerful addition to your skincare collection. La Mer’s Concentrate works to soothe and heal skin that may be suffering from harsh cosmetic procedures. The Concentrate by La Mer contains a concentrated dose of the brand’s potent MiracleBroth which enables it to moisturize, reduce redness, and calm irritated skin for a healthy revitalized appearance.

La Mer The Treatment Lotion – Most commonly referred to as “Liquid Energy”, this La Mer product is known for its transformative effects on the skin. The La Mer Treatment Lotion works to hydrate, brighten, and stimulate skin that looks tired, dry, and dull. It helps to balance the texture and even the skin tone. The La Mer Treatment Lotion is known as “liquid energy” for the skin due to its ability to revitalize the skin after use.

La Mer Reviews

As one of the most sought-after and celebrated skin care brand’s in the world, it’s no surprise that the majority of La Mer reviews praise the products for their powerful formulations and ability to transform the appearance of the skin. There are countless La Mer reviews that claim skin has dramatically improved after using the brand’s signature Creme de la Mer and supporting products. And the expensive price tag hasn’t been a deterrent with those who love the brand having no problem spending the hundreds on the little La Mer jars. Of course, with anything that has reached cult status, there comes some skepticism from those who aren’t sure they believe the hype. You may find the isolated La Mer review that claims the results aren’t as swoon-worthy as the brand and its loyal followers declare.

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  1. CeeCee

    A few years ago I had a 9 hour heart surgery, after the surgery my skin was dry and patchy (from the anesthesia and face mask). I did research and read about Creme De LeMer, I went and got samples I cleaned my skin and used the cream…well overnight my skin was healed!! I love this cream I’m 63 and people are shocked and said I look like I’m in my 30’s!! It is expensive, but worth every penny!! The big jars last a very long time…!! Try it you regret it!!

  2. Betty

    I started using La Mer products about four months ago, and already I, my aesthetician and my dermatologist have all commented on how good my skin looks. These products have definitely improved my skin which I have always taken care of. Even though it is expensive, I would recommend it to those who can afford it. I plan to continue using it.

  3. Vikki

    Okay. So I’ve been on and off Creme de La Mer for 20+ years. I use Jurlique Wrinkle Softening Creme generally. It’s just wonderful for my particular skin and it smells great! I have been taking care of my skin since my mid-20’s, so that counts a lot for why my skin is in great shape. Many a facialist think I’m in my 40’s and I’m 65. This long review is to give the plus side of Creme de La Mer. Yes. It’s pricey. But I’ve gone back to it again and again for skin maladies. I had a very stubborn rash that appeared on my lips and mouth. Would NOT go away! I had a little sample of CdLM and, lo and behold, it calmed down the redness and smoothed out the bumps on my lips (not generally intended for lips, mind you) and the rashy dry parts around mouth were totally gone in 2 days. I was in disbelief and denial that this Creme actually was the answer so I stopped it for a few days and the rash started to come back! What in the world!? I used just the tiniest amount of CdLM to spread over the affected arrears and they are healed. I have used practically EVERY high-end skin care product there is ( as I used to work at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus) and had access to samples BUT I do recommend at least getting a sample of this Creme and trying it. There is a reason there is such a cult following. It is expensive but if you are smart and use just a small amount it does last a long time. Many women use waaaaayyy too much product. Probably because when one uses the cheaper brands they do but then buy more often. Do the math on what you are actually spending and if you love you skin. The proof is in your skin. If you care about it. The need for face altering (and generally not in a good way) expensive plastic surgery can be eliminated.

  4. Maddie

    I bought La Mer after trying a month’s supply from a birch box. I am simply stunned at the change in my texture , tone , vibrance and speedy cell turnover ! And I am extremely hard to stun !
    I am and have been for decades , in the medical side of beauty care and La Mer was recommeded by a derm doc years ago . I simply did not believe it warranted the cost at the time, so I did not try it. To prove that I was right not to, when it was include in my Elle monthly box , I used it . Let’s just say, I really regret not using it all those years ago !Additionally , I have been applying it to stubborn small scars for only the past few days and they have responded better than most treatments that I have been using ! IBy this I include , laser, dermapen , prp , a variety of peels , other scar topical treatments..
    I have access to the best . There’s nothing I have not tried .
    La Mer has been incredible for me . One tip, I do use Peter Thomas Roth pads to better prepare my skin for this treatment . At least give it a shot, request a sample from the store.

  5. Karen

    I have always taken very very good care of my skin mainly keeping out of the sun! I have always used mid price or budget moisturisers and despite now being 59 I have very few lines or wrinkles. My husband bought me some Creme De La Mer as he had a cash lump sum on his retirement.
    I have been using it a couple of weeks and frankly am not that impressed that it is any better than the cheaper ones. I have two jars,so enough for several months ,maybe there will be longer term effects but based on current performance I will be going back to a cheaper priced one when its gone

  6. Cristina

    I started using Creme de la Mer about 10 years ago, I work in the beauty industry and I am exposed to several skin care products. This works! I’m 47 and I’ve been told i look 10 years younger. My suggestion is go to a retailer and form a relationship with a beauty specialist and ask for a sample. You won’t be disappointed.

  7. Laurent

    I can’t use the creme because I break out as I have oily skin. But, I use the oil absorbing lotion from La Mer and it is worth every penny. Not even lasers and cosmetic procedures can do what La Mer does for my skin. Just try it on the back of your hand. You’ll notice a difference right away. The clarity, evenness and glow will be apparent. Even dermatologists who usually do not favor expensive products that have patients using La Mer have said that patients who use this product have consistently better skin.

  8. Anonymous

    I am almost 40 and have hyper-sensitive skin with redness. I am porcelain complected and never go in the sun so wrinkles aren’t an issue but preventing them is. I am an aesthetician and have tried just about every calming moisturizer from expensive to cheap. This is the one creme I can use that isn’t heavy and doesn’t burn. I literally get stopped on a daily basis by strangers commenting on my glowing skin. While I do stay out of the sun, drink a lot of water andfollow a skin care routine, I credit La Mer for my glowiness!

  9. Rochelle Dubois

    My aunt is 79 years old and has beautiful skin on her face and hands. No wrinkles and no age spots. Her face is dewy and tight so I asked her what face cream she used… she picked up a hand lotion sized bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care and said, “this is what I use”. She then proceeded to pump a dime sized dollop onto her palms… rubbed them together and then rubbed her entire face with both her hands. Sure enough her face was dewy and moisturized and had a heavenly glow. The moral of this story is that possibly the more expensive facial cream also makes you feel good in a psychological way and does exactly what the hand lotion does which is moisturize. At 56 years of age… I can tell you for sure that it is about keeping your skin well moisturized and protected from the sun.

  10. marion k

    i used the moisturizing lotion by la mer for 4 years and now all a sudden i developed allergic spots after i used it. i had to discontinue using it. it is a very good moisturizer for a combo skin but get a sample first and try it out to be on the sure side.

  11. Iona

    My boyfriend bought me la mer cream for my birthday. I am not sure exactly how much this costs but I am sure it is worth a few hundred. I would HIGHLY recommend this product! I am not sure if it is worth what it costs but it definitely has a very nice feel.

  12. Runway

    I had wanted to try CdlM for a while, but had persevered with cheaper products because of the price.

    I truly wish I had invested sooner – my extremely dehydrated (even with drinking almost 3ltrs of water a day) looked a million times better in less than a week and all the smile lines around my eyes have gone.

    The cleanser is lush, the eye creams cooling and effective – and I can’t wait to try the other products in the range.

    Also, you use the tiniest amount so it’s not as expensive as you may think!

  13. Betty

    I was skeptical about Creme De La Mer after having bad experiences with other expensive creams. This one is different. It is very smooth and you will notice your skin will be smoother and softer even just after a few days.

  14. Julia

    Oh my God! I almost had a heart-attack when I saw the cost of La Mer. It must be made of gold or some expensive substance. Does it actually work or does it just make wealthy people feel good buying it?

  15. Danny

    Cream De La Mer makes my skin feel SO smooth. I feel younger again. Your face feels fresh from the moment you apply La Mer. Price is expensive but worth it. It is no big deal for me. I would rather spend my money on La Mer than wasting on handbags. I just a difference from day one and have been using it for 8 years now.

  16. Leanne

    Crème de la Mer is the richest cream I have ever used. I have very dry sensitive skin and I cannot use anything else. Twice per day after showing. I understand the reviews about the price but do not treat it as a miracle cream but a good moisturizer for the well to do. That is all it is, a good moisturizer.

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