Amongst all La Mer moisturisers, La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion was my go-to along with The Moisturizing Matte Lotion back when I used to live in Australia where the weather can be very hot and humid. It was my colder season moisturiser as my skin was still young and leaning towards the more reactive side.
Scent & Consistency
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion smells consistent with their other products in the line, it's a smoothing scent which I personally enjoy. It isn't overwhelming, but I wouldn't recommend using it close to the eye area as a safety caution.
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion has a creamy emulsion consistency without much of an oily feel to it, which is why I find it quite neat and rare despite the luxury skincare tendency that even emulsions can feel quite rich and heavy.
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion spreads very easily, and I found that it's also buildable, so I suggest you to start with a small amount.
It leaves skin soft and smooth with a youthful glow to skin.
This fast-absorbing lotion delivers renewing moisture for a balanced glow. Skin looks naturally vibrant, restored to its healthiest center. Miracle Broth™ – the legendary healing elixir that flows through all of La Mer – infuses skin with sea-sourced renewing energies. Ideal for combination skin.
Lotion that only La Mer can deliver. This lightweight lotion absorbs quickly for an all-day look of healthy radiance. Millions of Soft Lotion Capsules penetrate deeply, immediately infusing skin with healing moisture. Infused with cell-renewing Miracle Broth, this moisturizer helps smooth fine dry lines. Lime Tea helps protect against environmental stress and pollution for a pure glow.
Formulated Without Parabens, Sulfates
Pat a small amount between fingertips and press gently into cleansed skin, morning and night.
Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Petrolatum , Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Butylene Glycol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , Glyceryl Stearate , Cetyl Esters , Phenyl Trimethicone , Diethylhexyl Succinate , Cyclohexasiloxane , Cholesterol , Steareth-10 , 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 , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Hydrolyzed Rice Extract , Micrococcus Lysate , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Plankton Extract , Caffeine , Glucose Oxidase , Trehalose , Sucrose , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Lactoperoxidase , Hydrolyzed Algin , Glyceryl Dilaurate , Alcaligenes Polysaccharides , Isohexadecane , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline , Distearyldimonium Chloride , Glycerin , Tocopheryl Acetate , Steareth-21 , Polyquaternium-51 , Saccharide Isomerate , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Sodium Pca , Urea , Glucose , Polysorbate 80 , Sodium Hyaluronate , Cetyl Alcohol , Alcohol Denat. , Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer , Fragrance (Parfum) , Lecithin , Bht , Linalool , Citronellol , Hydroxycitronellal , Geraniol , Limonene , Benzyl Salicylate , Phenoxyethanol
When I use La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion during the day time, I like to apply a first layer, then I mix a bit of foundation in the lotion (ie. customised tinted moisturiser), and put on another layer over the top. If you like a natural make-up look, it might worth trying out this method as I personally found it works well.
- La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (Swatches/ Shade 220 Neutral & 250 Sand)
For those who are contemplating between La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion and their Soft Cream, I would say that Soft Cream is better for colder seasons and for those with dryness. I have normal skin, and I would use La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion for the daytime before makeup throughout the year except in winter, and The Moisturizing Soft Cream for the nighttime. They are both buildable, so if you have some parts that are prone to dryness, you can just apply more on those particular areas of concern.
If make-up longevity is important to you, I suggest La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion or La Mer The Moisturizing Matte Lotion if you need some sebum control benefit. For the glow make-up base, The Moisturizing Soft Cream works better without adding too much weight to skin. Nonetheless, they all are skin soothing and healing. They don't work like a prescribed ointment or like a magic, but they are more like advanced hydrating moisturisers.
Where to buy
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream (VS Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème)
- La Mer Anti-aging Serums (The Concentrate/ The Regenerating/ Genaissance de La Mer/ The Lifting Contour/ The Revitalizing Hydrating)
- La Mer Boosting Essence (The Treatment Lotion/ The Brilliance White Infusion/ Genaissance de La Mer The Infused Lotion)
- La Mer Treatment Masks (The Lifting and Firming/ The Brilliance Brightening/ The Hydrating Facial/ The Intensive Revitalizing Mask)
- Chanel Sublimage Moisturisers (L'Extrait de Crème/ La Crème/ Texture Suprême/Fine/ Fluide)