I made a comparison post on the luxury skin care brands, so if you are interested or if you are new to luxury skin care brands, make sure you check it out ;).
Since I was young, I quite enjoyed digging in to my sister's beauty cabinet! (Oopsie XD. Hey, we all went through this, right? I was just curious :P ) And guess what I first found then? :P That's right, Crème de la Mer! Well done >_<. I was 16, and I never saw such a thick cream in my life, so I first thought it was some kind of hand cream or body cream. Haha, sSilly me! So I sort of started using it secretly on my hands or elbows (just tiny bit, otherwise she would notice! Shhhhhh:P). I didn't question myself at all since it hydrated my hands and elbows very well and I was in love with the scent!! XD. I had only used sunscreens and eye cream at that point, so I didn't have any any idea that expensive cream was for my face! Haha, that's right, this is how I first discovered La Mer!
To be honest, I didn't really have acne until I started using full makeup products since 21. I was very confused about my on and off acnegenic skin that I started to see my dermatologist on a regular basis. I was on a very low dosage of Roaccutane on and off, and you really need to hydrate your skin very well with gentle ingredients. So that's when I truly fell in love with La Mer. Back then, I mostly used The Moisturizing lotion (The Moisturizing Soft Lotion) for colder weather and The Oil Absorbing lotion (The Moisturizing Matte Lotion) for hot and humid weather (or during PMS) due to my skin condition.
And it helped my skin get healthier to a certain extent. I'm not saying these products are a wonder for problem prone skin types, but they can certainly help along with other treatments or procedures that you go through (ONLY IF you don't have any other reactions to the products. Be aware, there are people who do react upon La Mer moisturisers).
Crème de la Mer & The Moisturizing Soft Cream
My man has a genetically very sensitive skin (eczema), and he has been enjoying La Mer moisturisers for the past 4 years. He (and I :P, that's right, we share XD) uses Crème de la Mer and The Moisturizing Soft Cream, and they do calm and soothe his skin very well that they've improved his skin noticeably! Even he, himself notices and says "Wooo my sea kelp treatment!:P". Haha.
Although Sunleya Age Minimizing After Sun care by Sisley has been the my most used product during summer to soothe my skin, I have been using Crème de la Mer for a quick fix! It has a very thick balmy texture that you need to emulsify between your fingertips before applying, which I've always found it a pain to do >_<. Because it leaves your skin with a masky feeling with deep hydration and glow, it's perfect as a makeup base (for dry/dehydrated skin though) and as a wind protector during harsh cold weather! I always feel that it guards my skin perfectly, so my skin feels safe (whether it's just my imagination or not XD). You can use it all over your face and body (it has been working fine on me, so why not!), so there you go, another multi-tasker!
The Moisturizing Soft Cream
Original Crème de la Mer
Seaweed (Algae) Extract , Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale , Petrolatum , Glycerin , Isohexadecane , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract , Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline , Lanolin Alcohol , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Eucalyptus Globulus (Ecalyptus) 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 (Parfum)
The Moisturizing Soft Cream
Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Cyclopentasiloxane , Petrolatum , Glyceryl Distearate , Phenyl Trimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Cholesterol , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Steareth-10 , Dimethicone , Glyceryl Stearate Se , Polysilicone-11 , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal , Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil , Sodium Gluconate , Copper Gluconate , Calcium Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Zinc Gluconate , Tocopheryl Succinate , Niacin , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder , Water\Aqua\Eau , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Crithmum Maritimum Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Plankton Extract , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract , Glycerin , Caffeine , Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin , Micrococcus Lysate , Diethylhexyl Succinate , Adenosine Phosphate , Creatine , Hydrolyzed Algin , Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate , Cetyl Alcohol , Sucrose , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Glucose Oxidase , Polyacrylamide , Acetyl Carnitine Hcl , Glucose , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , C13-14 Isoparaffin , Tocopheryl Acetate , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Sodium Pca , Glycosaminoglycans , Urea , Distearyldimonium Chloride , Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline , Sodium Hyaluronate , Laureth-7 , Lecithin , Trehalose , Polyquaternium-51 , Lactoperoxidase , Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin , Cyanocobalamin , Pentylene Glycol , Fragrance (Parfum) , Disodium Edta , Bht , Citronellol , Hydroxycitronellal , Geraniol , Linalool , Limonene , Potassium Sorbate , Phenoxyethanol
If there are any other tips that I can give you, you should get a big one if you decide to buy one! Bigger = cheaper! The reason for that is that you can use the product for 24 months once it's opened. So if you think that you're going to use it every day or very frequently, then get a biggest jar as you can. That saves you heaps of money! Another tip for you, I like to use Crème de la Mer when I travel by plane. Although the cream is very thick and balmy, it's buildable. So I put a few layers on my face and neck, then wash off with water or wipe off with a warm flannel before getting off the plane. It works like a deep hydrating mask/protector, and I love it!
Where to Buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream (Plumping & Radiance)
- Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream (Baby/ Eczema/ Sensitive Skin)
- Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream & Lotion (Dry/Sensitive/Eczema/Baby Skin)
- La Prairie Skin Caviar Moisturisers (Luxe Cream/ Luxe Cream Sheer/ Firming Complex)
- Sisley Ecological Compound (Emulsion Ecologique)