Crème De La Mer

Overview  

 

The original Crème De La Mer was founded by Max Huber, an aerospace physicist, who suffered an accident where he had severe chemical burns. Twelve years later, he completed the formulation of this cream, to help achieve softer, smoother, virtually creaseless looking skin.

Crème De La Mer works to make aging lines and pores less visible.

Stars like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston have been said to be big fans.

What makes this cream special?

The advertising for this product actually says there is nothing miraculous about the ingredients on their own. What makes this cream unique and effective is the special 3-4 month ‘bio-fermentation process’ the ingredients undergo, and how the ingredients then work synergistically together as a whole.

In fact, the company even admits: “It’s not entirely clear how Crème de la Mer works!”
This is in line with what we’ve found, as while there are certainly some good ingredients here, we weren’t overly-impressed with the ingredient list by itself.

Some of main ingredients:

The spotlight ingredient is seaweed extract. This may provide some good benefits to your skin, which include anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But as Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology at the university of Maine, points out: “Seaweed extract isn’t a rare, exotic or expensive ingredient.”

Other ingredients include mineral oil and other effective vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Only a small amount of preservatives are needed and placed in this cream, which we like.

Other notes:

If you have very dry skin, this may work well for you.

Interestingly, this cream is also individually hand-filled. We can’t be sure if this gives you any extra specific benefits, but it surely feels more prestigious.

However, this cream comes in jar packaging. So no matter how effective the seaweed extract and anti-oxidants are, they become unstable when exposed.

One of the drawbacks to this crème is that it contains eucalyptus oil, which can be irritating for all skin types. It also contains Kathon CG, another irritating ingredient that is actually recommended for use only in products that are intended to be rinsed off.

Price:

$130 per ounce.

Money back guarantee:

We couldn’t find the length of their return policy on their website, so we called them to find out. They told us we can return it at anytime, which is as generous a return policy as it gets!

Shipping:

They offer free shipping on the main website.

Replenishment program:

They have an auto-ship program where you can receive a fresh supply every 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 or 120 days, whichever you decide to set it you. You can cancel or change your replenishments at any time on this program without any penalty.

Ingredient list:

Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Petrolatum, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Paraffin, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Decyl Oleate, Aluminum Distearate, Octyldodecanol, Citric Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Magnesium Stearate, Panthenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Alcohol Denat., Fragrance

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  1. Blondie
    • State: Florida
    • City: Orlando
    • Skin Type: Not Available
    • Skin Tone: Not Available
    • Age: 45 - 54
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    My skin has changed since entering menopause, nothing helped, so i started using the La Mer Soft Cream, and I noticed a difference that my skin looks brighter and smoother

  2. Gina E.
    • State: California
    • City: San Francisco
    • Skin Type: Combination
    • Skin Tone: Light
    • Age: 35 - 44
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    I did see a reduction in wrinkles, but not as much as I hoped for this price. I will evaluate it for a longer time to see what happens.

  3. Kathleen M.
    • State: Texas
    • City: Dallas
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Light
    • Age: Over 54
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    I have tight, dry and sensitive skin, and this hydrates my skin very well.

  4. Zenaida B.
    • State: New York
    • City: North Baldwin
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Fair
    • Age: 35 - 44
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    Buy it! Make sure to get the original formula. It’s not a miracle cream just like nothing is a miracle cream by itself, but it’s a great moisturizer especially if you are over 50 years old. It feels like silk on your skin.

  5. Ashley
    • State: Washington
    • City: Seattle
    • Skin Type: Combination
    • Skin Tone: Light
    • Age: 35 - 44
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  6. Krisa F.
    • State: California
    • City: Santa Clara
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Light
    • Age: 25 - 34
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    At my La Mer counter I got a few samples, have been using this for over a month and I love it. I worried I would break out because I have sensitive skin but I did not. If you have oily skin you should just use less of this product. My skin looks and feels smooth, and my fiancé told me it looks amazing.

  7. Jessie N.
    • State: Minnesota
    • City: Rochester
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Dark
    • Age: 25 - 34
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    I like La Mer, but a lot of this product goes to waste when I warm it up on my fingers, and it’s not cheap for a one-ounce jar. I’d say get it if you can afford it.

  8. Shannon W.
    • State: Florida
    • City: Jacksonville
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Fair
    • Age: 45 - 54
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    Using it for 3 weeks it works for me. It brightens my skin and I see fewer wrinkles. The most drastic change is even tone. I was hoping it would help with my dark circles but there was no change there.

  9. Belle
    • State: Colorado
    • City: Colorado Springs
    • Skin Type: Combination
    • Skin Tone: Olive
    • Age: 35 - 44
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  10. Monty R.
    • State: Texas
    • City: Houston
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Fair
    • Age: 25 - 34
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    Didn’t meet my expectations. I thought it would help even my skin tone, calm my skin, and help with my winkles, but it didn’t. My skin did feel moisturized, but for a little while.

  11. Joyce S.
    • State: Florida
    • City: Boca Raton
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Olive
    • Age: Over 54
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    I use a lighter cream in the day and added La Mer at night, and I’ve been getting complimented on my skin after using it for a month. Definitely happy with it.

  12. Susan S.
    • State: Colorado
    • City: Lakewood
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Fair
    • Age: 35 - 44
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    I decided to purchase this to see what they hype is all about. It seems to share a lot of the same ingredients as nivea, smells like it and feels like it, so I don’t think its worth the money. It was a nice try and it did make my skin feel very soft.

  13. Sally E.
    • State: Montana
    • City: Helena
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Olive
    • Age: Not Available
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    Very happy with this moisturizer. It keeps my face hydrated. It has beautiful packaging and I love the smell of it!

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