La Mer • Creme de la mer moisturizer • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have an oily skin, and i had a doubt of use this cream since a long time. when i finally decided to buy gel de la mer, i asked the beauty advisor to give me a sample of cream de la mer, as i heard that some woman use gel de la mer during the day and cream de la mer at night. So, when i tried cream de la mer, i found out that i love it more, compares to gel de la mer. So, next time i will buy cream de la mer as soon as i finished my gel de la mer
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been a La Prairie user for 13 years and although I wouldn’t change my favourite skin care, La Mer its my second option to treat my flaky dryness areas due to climate change. To keep my skin in top condition I spare no expense on a good product and I believe it’s a good long term investment. I never had anything done apart from a facial, weekly exfoliation or an occasional microdermabration, but have a daily routine of taking my make-up off every day before going to bed and tone and moisturise at least 30 minutes before bed time so the moisturiser will be absorbed onto the skin. A good balanced diet and lots of water during the day also helps and by protecting from environment pollutants and UVF aggressors its ideal. I'm also a strong believer that less is more and normally go light on the make up side specially in the summer. The wrong make up products can cause irritation on the epidermis and enlarge pores. Skin needs to breath and oxygen to renew their cells and produce more collagen and by doing the simple steps you will be on the way of aging gracefully.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My sister brought this back for me from the U.K a few years back. I didn't think it was anything great and considering it cost the best part of $500 AU for a 60 mL pot I didn't even contemplate repurchasing. Then, about a year and a half ago my Mum randomly bought it for me for some reason. After only a couple of days I noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. Before I was using La Mer, I had always received compliments on my skin but ONLY when I was wearing make-up. Without make-up my skin was dull and tired looking even though it has always been soft and smooth. La Mer gave me the clarity and radiance my skin lacked. Every day since I have started using it again I'm proud to look in the mirror when I wake up and I don't feel the need to wear make-up as much anymore. The reason I didn't love it the first time I had it was because I wasn't warming it between my hands first and trust me this really makes a difference. I usually warm it between my hands for 10-30 seconds depending on the temperature. Warming it between the hands releases key ingredients. My room mates could not believe it when I told them how much it costs, but after a few weeks of seeing me use it they went and bought their own one! One of them was suffering from slight acne scarring at the time and it's pretty much disappeared now.
No matter how much I can't afford this I will continue to purchase for years to come. I thank La Mer every morning when I wake up to clear, glowing skin. It's also comforting to know that I'm doing something good for my skin in the long term.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
At first I hated this cream. I fel to the hype and splured so much money and was disappointed. I thin thats why I stuck to it. After a month using I saw a really good improvement. M pores very tight and clean and my skin looked fresh and was'nt that oily anymore. I must say I used the Cleansing Foam, Tonic for normal skin types and this creme twice a day. I used it for half a year and I still have 1/3 of the 30ml pot. At the moment I'm not very consequent in using, because I'm trying the Karin Herzog products, another hype I ran after! ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I heard about this cream because my friend said she started using it & it fixed her hormonal skin. Before spending the money on it I read reviews & people mentioning that it fixed their acne & that they stopped breaking out because of it. I got some samples of it & started using it on vacation. My cheeks were broken out for a few month with pretty bad whiteheads & I had gotten a bit of scarring. I noticed a big difference after using this after 2 weeks! It cleared up the acne & it healed up the dark scars. I was in disbelief!!! Because of the price of this I tended to stray & use cheaper products. If my face started breaking out I'd turn back to this. It is a great moisturizer for dry winter months. For the summer the gel cream or lotion would be better. I currently use the La Mer lotion because it is slightly cheaper altho it's not as concentrated. It still moisturizes very well tho. My acne has never gotten as bad as it was before I started using La Mer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have bought this moisturizer for the past 4 years now. I am never without it. However, you need to cycle it. It once made my skin break out because I used it for a long period of time, and did not use any other moisturiser at all.
I've now got the gel version of it, which I find a bit too light and so you have to use more of it. Whereas the price is the same for both :( - Better off with the cream.
NOTE: IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE HOW YOU APPLY THIS CREAM. IF YOU DO NOT USE THE BROTH RELEASING METHOD, YOU WILL JUST BE DISAPPOINTED AT HOW OIL YOUR SKIN BECOMES AFTER USING THIS. SO DON'T WASTE YOUR EXPENSIVE CREAM AND USE IT LIKE IT SHOULD BE USED :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My skin is all over the place - throughout my teens I suffered terrible cystic acne, which left me with craters all over my face.
Several years and many very painful operations later, my skin is finally looking better, but I do still suffer from very unpredictable combination skin.
I have been on and off Accutane for the last eight years, along with a variety of other antibiotics, Differin, Retin A etc.
Some days my skin is so dry it's flaking off me in droves, yet other days it will be so oily nothing will control it.
With all of this in mind, I can say that although I do like the La Mer cream it is no miracle cream. My skin seems to respond to it only moderately well.
I've probably gone through about 8 jars, swapping with cheaper products every now and again when I'm short on cash. To be honest, I think this will be my last bottle.
I used to swear by this product, but after about 4 years using it, I can honestly say that I just cannot tell the difference between this and the local pharmacy products (like Cetaphil or L'Oreal) ...except that this costs signifantly more and lasts far less time.
My skin tone and texture got so much more benefit out of laser treatments than it ever did with this - fair enough, I'm sure, but considering that three bottle of this stuff cost the same as a C02 laser treatment, I just cannot see the point.
This does not live up to the hype.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Creme de la mer cream is my favorite moisturizer. I use Differin nightly and is has been the only cream that keeps my sensitive skin from the irritation thats often comes from using prescription retinol products. I use this as a night cream. I wake up and my skin looks amazing and hydrated. My skin has never looked better.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I finally decided to start using this twice a day during 3 weeks as it is Winter here and quite cold. After 3 weeks I have had to stop using it due to what I think could be an allergic reation. I was patting it on my face and even under my eye area and now my skin feels like I am permanently wearing an egg white face mask as my face and under eye area feels tight. I forked out 320 euros for the special edition 100ml and 76 for the foundation. What a waste of money. I have just had to buy some expensive Estee Lauder eye mask pads for my eyes as I can´t stand the dryness any longer. I even resorted to dabbing virgin olive oil under my eyes at night. I might have to resort to using this as a neck and hand cream. I tried a small pot of 3.5ml before buying and I had no problems. Maybe I should try it again later on in the year and see how it goes as it does last for 24 months after opening.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My skin has slight discoloration around my chin and forehead due to teen acne and I still have minor breakouts under stress. I was given a jar of "creme" and decided I wanted to finally try it and see what it was all about.
I totally agree with the comparison to Nivea. As soon as I had opened it I made a comment that it smelled and felt like Nivea. Basically, the first night I used it I didn't expect to wake up and all of a sudden have smooth flawless skin but I actually kind of did. It was noticeably different in the morning! However, I've heard that the eye concentrate has a much more potent form of the key ingredients but have not gone on to try it yet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Thank you MUA for opening my eyes to what this "really" is; petroleum with seaweed extracts. I guess my skin is just too sensitive/oily/acne prone to appreciate this product. A good friend gave me a few jars of this (baby size) and although I do keep it in my night table, I only use it on certain body parts, like I use it on my lips at night. That's about it. Sometimes on my elbows if they are extra dry. I tried it on my face once and it was breakout city. I'm not even talking the tzone, but around my mouth tends to get dry. Never again. This is for cuticles, lips, elbows feet. That's it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's 2011. I bought my first jar of La Mer in NYC at Saks Fifth Ave in 1999. Back then the 1 oz was $105 incl tax. I suffered from terrible scarring from acne. This creme was my last straw before going to visit a dermatologist. It works. It heals. It nourishes. For the folks who don't like it - I'd have to ask what you're looking for in the product. It's not going to help acne; only the scarring. It's a great moisturizer but there are cheaper ones that will moisturize. It heals the skin. Period. I used Aveda's Exfoliating Toner back then as my exfoliant. But now I've moved on to PCA toners. Now I live in Los Angeles and I've found though it's a thick cream- it doesn't provide enough of a humectant; it's not the product, it's the moisture levels in the air. But it still heals scarring. I ALWAYS ALWAYS keep a jar in my beauty collection. I am for the first time ever; I'm going to try the lotion instead of the cream. Estee Lauder bought La Mer in the 90's but only just now extended the product line about 2008 or so. I'm not well versed on the extended line except for a few products: love the cleansing milk (but that's not a new product), the eye creme did nothing for me (Ole Henricksen is just fine), the serum is good but too pricey for my blood. Back in 1999, it took 6 months and (2)1 oz jars for my skin to fully heal from scarring; but God my skin was perfect. There is more humidity in NY so I had the benefit of the moisture. And I was dewy and clear skinned. California is killing me on the moisture levels; I mean, how much stuff can you slap on your face before you clog your pores?
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Update: I started using this June 18, 2011. Now it's Aug 11, 2011.
Never going to use this ever again. Did nothing to my skin & sometimes dry, itchy patches crop up randomly on the cheeks (in addition to the one before where my upper lip developed dry patches). good thing it occured only 3 times and didn't last long. I'm now using it for my body along with the toner so i won't just throw it away.
I've gone back to SKII. I just can't wait until i finish the jars.
I'm 2 days short of week 2. my skin is radiant & i don't see any more pores on my cheeks. so i'll see how this goes.
i did a computation between this & skII and this turned out cheaper bec if you combine the toner + moisturizer, La Mer wins. La mer's cream is more expensive than SKII's but if you factor in the toners (SKII's essence) the SKII combo is way more expensive. Plus you can't use the SKII skin signature alone. You have to use it with the essence for it to work.
Review Week 1:
I gave into the hype but it didn't do anything for me. I bought the oil cleanser, the toner, the eye concentrate, the cream and the gel.
I have dry skin so even the cream isn't moisturizing enough. I bought the gel as well as they say it's suited to warmer climates. i felt my face become taut like it was stretched.
as for the cream, i still feel a tad dry. my skin is dry but not too dry.
when i wake up my skin doesn't feel that soft. I also feel patches of rough spots on my face. they're not visible (thank goodness) though.
the redness on my face also returned.
I'll be going back to my skII regimen after i finish these off. I think it better suited me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have many skin issues. My skin is sensitive, dry patches in areas, oily in others with pimples and eczema. I was tired of using prescription cortisone on my face. I was searching for something that would help the eczema on my face and I stumbled upon the la mer counter. The sales rep told me she used la mer to help heal her eczema And gave me a sample. I used the sample and loved it so I decided to splurge on a full size jar. The first week I had a reaction where my skin became itchy, red and bumpy so I left it on the shelf for about a month and one day, i decided to give it another go. I am so glad I did because it worked wonderfully. My facial eczema is now completely gone and people are complimenting me on my skin. I love it so much that I now use the entire la mer skincare line and whenever I try something else, my skin breaks out in pimples and rashes.
I warm the cream and pat it into my skin and it melts right in. I use a pea size amount and my small jar lasts quite a long time. My skin feels amazing whenever I use it.
I love La Mer products as they are the only thing that works for my very complicated skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
So yes, I finally gave into the hype and bought this product after telling myself I would never spend that kind of money on a face cream. The reason I decided to purchase was based on the fact that I have been through Sephora and back using tons of different creams and serums over the past few years with mediocre results. I was sick of using a product and seeing barely any positive change in my skin. For reference I am 28 and I already have fine lines....which makes me very self conscious. I can safely say that after buying the small jar and using it religiously until it ran out, my lines had started to soften. Now mind you it didn't "erase" them completely. But I also realize that nothing short of Botox is going to get rid of them completely. You have to use something consistently over a period of time to see results. This is the first that has done that for me. My skin is also dewy, hydrated, fresh, plump, soft, glowing. I seriously love this cream. And I am hoping that with continued use, my lines will become even less evident. I have sensitive skin and the mineral oil in this formula did not bother it at bit, I didn't get breakouts. I typically have very dry skin and this is very nice and hydrating. I have to agree with some other reviewers that you really should warm a small amount on your fingers and then pat over your face until it is all absorbed. You don't "slather" this stuff on. A little goes a long way, so don't worry about running out too quickly. I use this as another way to justify the heavy price tag. I really am glad I gave this cream a shot, I plan to keep using it as long as I can afford it :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I received this in a sample size which suprisingly has a good amount of product in it. My skin leans toward the oily side, so I almost didn't even try it. Well, I guess I wanted to see what the hype was all about. Last nite I tried it for the first time. It went on like a dream and took very little product for covering your entire face.
I have to say, the hype and miracle statements I have heard has made me a believer. Tweleve hours later my skin feels soft. There really is no other word I would use to describe it. Unlike other moisturizers, it's in no way oily, tacky, or shiny. It's unbelieveably soft.
The main problem is obviously the price. I think I may have a very hard time pleading my case of why I need a moisturuzer that costs $250. I think I may have to make a few sample runs to the counter. I need to make it last until Christmas. Then I"m buying the big jar.
I must agree, this stuff is amazing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Other
Last week I bought the 7ml sample and so far this seems like a good creme! I have a very very acne prone skin and it brakes out from almost every creme (I tried almost every brand Chanel, Dior, clarins, Clinique, Lancome etc - it's probably the silicones in those cremes that make me brake out). With this one I didn't really have problems YET, maybe one or two small pimples on my cheek. My skin looks better, its more even (the colour and texture) and the blackheads on my nose are disappearing WOW haha I m happy about this!!! The huge pores on my cheeks smme to look a bit smaller as well. I've used this creme 8 times now (night and morning) and it is too heavy for me to use it during the day time because my skin in shining like a mirror so from now I will only use it during the night as long as the sample jar will last. I will write an update after a week if I have more break outs etc.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought a jar for mom a few years ago and it worked extremely well for her. When I was done with my Sisley and Darphin products, I decided to try Creme De La Mer myself. I really wanted to like this product and every time I put it on for a week or so at night, I suffered from breakouts and white heads. I would then stop for a few weeks until the blemishes were gone and test again. Same thing happened. In the end, I had no choice but gave away the remaining 3/4 jar to my mom. I am still trying to get rid of the acne scar on my left cheek right now...
I don't have any issue with paying high prices if the product works. I pay lots for Sisley, Darphin, Elemis, Skinceuticals... Sadly, Creme de la Mer did not work for me. I also made sure I used the correct application method.
Like I said, it works wonders for my 60-year old mom who has super dry skin. And I do see radiant, brightened complexion on areas where I was not affected by pimples whenever I lather the product on. So I am sure it's a magical cream for some, just not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well......... I got a sample of this the other day while continuing my search for a new foundation. I stopped by the la mer counter to test out their foundation and winded up talking to the SA about my skin, and how it's changing, and what my needs are. After color matching me for the foundation, she gave me a sample of the creme de la mer to try at home. I was very reluctant since my skin is hypersensitive and reacts to almost everything these days. Well, I've been using the cream for 4 days now (I know that's not long!) and I have to say, I'm obessed!! It really has taken the red out and calmed my skin down. My skin looks softer and more hydrated. I think I have no choice but to buy the full size. I'm already panicking about running out of this sample- even though you only need a tiny amount. I am concerned that this may be too heavy for summer, but right now it's great. I may test their lighter formulation before purchasing. Overall- I love it! It's very expensive but at this point, I've tried so may things that if something works, I (almost) dont care how much it costs!! Oh and the foundation is great too!!!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
I have over exfoliated for years with bad results, then read a dermatologist who said your skin needs to be moisturized on the top layer to naturally exfoliate, like a three year old girls skin. Mayo Clinic also said a petrolatum moisturizer is good for skin, so, hence buying Creme de la Mer. I like it. My skin looks better and the pores are not clogged; they actually look smaller. I recommend it.