My mom told me that she found out on a Russian forum that La Mer is actually repackaged German Nivea, which is why the ingredients are so hard to find. I found where to buy the German version of Nivea and compared the two. My verdict: it's true, they are just about the same product! If you miss the "amazing smell," just go buy Nivea and sniff it to your heart's content. Please do not buy into the claims made by this company! It's a scam, as are most high-end brands of makeup that are run by the same companies making drugstore makeup.
i've used this cream off and on. it takes barely any and then you warm it up in your hand and pat it on to avoid slathering what feels like crisco on your face. all in all i think it really helps repair very dry dehydrated spots on the face but over time can contribute to acne for me. i keep a tiny bit around to help in a dry skin emergency but never use it regularly. i'm just not dry enough and i think maybe the algae or some of the other ingredients can clog pores. i think for some people it might be much better, and many of my friends swear by it. but in my experience it's not a bad product just not really for me and not worth the high price tag.
Mmmm...I fell for the hype and bought this...love the jar but the cream isn't anything special..def not worth the price tag.
I disliked the cream so much, I decanted some lip balm into it and threw the rest away.
I got a sample of this and have been using it at the gym, and maybe it's because I can't dig a small amount out of the jar with my fingers (no applicator in my gym bag) but I HATE this stuff. It's hard to apply and when it's finally on, it feels like a heavy, greasy mess. If I hadn't already been handling it I'd put it up for swap. Ås it is, I'll probably end up using it as a lip balm or cuticle cream. For the record, my skin is dry and sensitive but in pretty good shape for my age; and my fave night cream is BB Intensive Overnight. Goes on nicely, feels good, makes my skin look good, smells like lavendar, and is a fraction of the price of this--IMO--overhyped product.
I have oily but dehydrated skin type. Read so much comments about the original creme de la mer .. About how it is too rich for oily skin types but apparently this wonderful product helps control the oil on my face and definitely helps moisturise my cheeks .. tried the moisturising gel creme for 3 weeks but it doesn't suit me thus was given a sample of the original creme de la mer to try. Can see the difference on the first application. Their sale staff even offered a full exchange from moisturising gel creme to original creme de la mer. This is definitely my HG !
Upon using this product for my sensitive skin; recovering from many acne treatments I found that it deeply hydrated and soothed my irritated skin. I use this product every other day as I find that it can cause very small very mild spots to appear as it is so deeply conditioning. I recommend this before bed time not in the day as it can be quite thick underneath makeup.
Overall I would purchase this again as my skin has reacted very well to it without any redness or blotches which i would usually develop with any other moisturizers.
Bought this because i wanted to see what all the hype was about...
great on sensite skin
if you order from the website, comes beautifully packed
made skin clearer, smoother and more radiant
akward screwing lid on and off
I used this product when it was a serious moisturizer. I am really disappointed that the formula as changed, so that consumers would buy the add-ons that were once available in a single, easy step. This creme WAS amazing, and it was a total luxury, but now it really just saddens me that such an amazing, special product was watered-down. I remember when this cream actually "regenerated skin"! It did it like magic--fresh, new skin within hours! Now, it's a whole bunch of crap. I do miss the smell, which should be sold separately, lol.
Excellent product. Can be too rich if used alone especially in the summer. Apply on top on a serum or concentrate = Perfecttttt!! Best for winter.
Fantastic moisturiser. I can't understand the negative comments - I have very sensitive skin and this cream instantly soothes and calms. The positive comments I have had since using this more than make up for the price paid for it.I use the toner and eyes creams also - all work for me so much so I now use the liquid foundation - which again I fund one of the best I have ever used. Yes it's very expensive but lasts for many months - try a sampler first before buying.