I have been using La Mer The Regenerating Serum for many years, and I've noticed that people are often unsure which to choose when it comes down to two of La Mer's popular serums; The Concentrate and The Regenerating Serum. I have written a post about The Concentrate previously, so feel free to check it out if you are interested. Needless to say, they are both excellent in supporting skin repairing process.
Scent & Consistency
Like other La Mer serums, both The Regenerating Serum and The Concentrate have a soothing therapeutic scent, which I'm prone to enjoy more at the end of a long day as it calms and relaxes my mind.
It spreads very easily, but I've noticed that it absorbs into skin pretty fast compared to my expectation of its consistency, so I need to use more if I accidentally don't spread it fast enough, unlike with The Concentrate. In just a few seconds, The Regenerating Serum creates a beautiful smooth canvas with a subtle healthy glow, and it doesn't feel masky onto skin.
This powerful age fighter accelerates skin's natural renewal process to visibly diminish lines and wrinkles. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer's profound powers of transformation, skin is refined and rejuvenated for a firmer, younger-looking complexion. This potent serum is also powered by the Regenerating Ferment™, a bio ferment engineered with plant stem cells and the Marine Peptide Ferment, which help skin trigger its natural production of collagen, elastin and other "youth proteins." Skin looks revitalized on contact and, over time, the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores is dramatically diminished.
To release key ingredients, shake gently, then tap several drops onto fingertips and sweep over face and neck morning and evening. For optimal results, follow with your Crème de la Mer moisturizer.
La Mer The Regenerating Serum does live up to its name by bringing fast skin regenerating result even after just a night's use. With continuous usage you can expect more evenly textured smooth skin and also softening the look of wrinkles. There's certainly less plumping and soothing action compared to The Concentrate based on my experience. The Regenerating Serum will be an excellent choice to support skin renewal process due to either natural aging or an imbalanced lifestyle in general.
Indeed, I've noticed that The Regenerating Serum is more focused on smoothing out skin for better radiance overall, whereas you get your skin glow back with The Concentrate by hydrating and strengthening skin. This also means that you might need an extra hydration booster with The Regenerating Serum if your skin is dry and dehydrated. Both The Concentrate and The Regenerating Serum hasn't irritated my skin, but if your skin is sensitive to fragrance, you will need to do a patch test first before investing.
In terms of the make-up application, you may like The Concentrate more if you are someone who pursues a dewy glowy look, and The Regenerating Serum for the even textured canvas for better make-up longevity and smoother application. When it comes to suncare though, I've always found that The Regenerating Serum is more universally compatible with different kinds of sunscreens without any inconvenience.
Nevertheless, I would say that neither of The Regenerating Serum or The Concentrate is that corrective in terms of existing wrinkles. None of those are resurfacing laser treatments, so it would be wrong of me if I expected them to be micraculous from the first place. However, if your major concern isn't deep wrinkles, then I would suggest The Regenerating Serum is that corrective in terms of existing wrinkles. None of those are resurfacing laser treatments, so it would be wrong of me if I expected them to be micraculous in the first place. However, if your major concern isn't deep wrinkles, then I would suggest The Regenerating Serum for smooth skin and softened wrinkle appearances, and The Concentrate for quenched, plumped and strengthened skin.
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
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