La Mer


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3.7

80 products

4,519 reviews

58% would repurchase

Recent La Mer Reviews

Treatments (Face) -La Mer -The Perfecting Treatment

on 4/24/2018 6:24:00 AM

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The product is a light fresh pink gel with a pleasant fragrance.

It is almost as light as The Moisturizing Gel was, yet leaves a more perceptive residue after application due to the silicone elastomer gel it contains. This is also the reason for its exceptional blurring effect.

It is supposed to perfect the skin immediately after application. That it definitely does. It contains mainly silicone oils, volatile hydrocarbon oil and a silicone elastomer in higher concentration that will after application leave the skin’s appearance more perfect through the modification of the refractive index of the surface. (This will obviously last temporarily until the product is removed or worn off during the course of the day.)
It contains some impressive actives, although it is very much doubted that they are in high enough concentration.
The “Miracle Broth” is at the most 5% concentration and the stabilized vitamin C (Ascorbyl Glucoside) is somewhere between 1.5-2%. (Ref. some ELC owned patent documentations.) The jar packaging will unfortunately prevent the actives to remain active for long after opening of the product.

The structural formula is in accordance with several serums under the Estee Lauder Co. owned brands. The main difference is that in this product the silicone elastomer is combined with Dimethicone and Isododecane (while in the other serums it is usually Dimethicone or the combination of Dimethicone and Cyclopentasiloxane). This will result in a somewhat lighter yet more nourishing feel than the combination with silicone oil(s) only.

Despite the pretty looks of this gel and the divine-looking packaging, one will be better off to invest in a serum from the ELC that also carries a lower price tag. Even the original primer from Smashbox (another ELC owned brand) will be a good (and a more reasonably priced) choice that will deliver the same finish as the LM Perfecting Treatment.

Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, 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, PEG-6, Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'orge, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Plankton Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Melasse, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Yeast Polysaccharides, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Polysorbate 20, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Isohexadecane, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caffeine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ergothioneine, Tourmaline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 80, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Cholesterol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Squalane, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Lecithin, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Alcohol Denat., Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Red 4 (CI 14700)

5 of 5 people found this helpful.



Cleansers -La Mer -The Cleansing Foam

on 4/17/2018 11:21:00 PM

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This is a nice cleansing foam but i really struggled to finish this. This is a basic functional cleanser, won't remove heavy makeup. I still feel the Shiseido Ibuki gentle cleansing foam is much better. This is nothing special has no treatment ingredients and you can spend $10 on anything Korean for the exact same thing. This is nice but I would not recommend it for the price. Lightly fragranced, generic all rounder.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Moisturizers -La Mer -Creme de la Mer The Moisturizing Creme

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I had been considering to buy this cream for like 10 years, because of the price point. Don't get me wrong - I do not think that cosmetics are the best area for saving money, but this much for a jar of "nivea-like" cream is insanity for me.

I am in my late thirties as so far my skin was not perfect - but ok. Oily with some blackheads, but with no mimic lines or crow's feet, so I was happy. However at some moment in the past my skin wasn't feel very well, so I though I will give la mer a shot (I have got much more expensive mistakes in my life, so why to bother). Moreover I started noticing some fine lines appearing (I guess due to dehydration and some aggressive glycolic treatments I was having). My skin was prone to adult acne and redness. And of course oily, oily, oily.

This cream works and the Nivea is not even close to it if it comes to performance and effects. I know - that ingredients list is similar, but not the same.
I used a tiny amount twice a day (first warmed and rubbed between my hands) and saw skin transformation in less than a couple of days. Plumped, glowy and healthy skin - believe me or not, but even my husband noticed the difference.
I am extremely prone to acne and clogged pores, but nothing like that happened (maybe some occasional pimples in the first week, but I cannot say if this was a 100% CDLM fault). And my skin is not as oily as previously, which is a good thing.
I used it on my face, neck, decollete and as an eye cream.
Works well with my foundation, but avoid putting too much under eyes or on upper eyelids - you make up will melt.

The only cons I can see now are: (1) price; (2) the jar - very elegant, luxury, but I have dropped the litter so many times and it's a real miracle, that it hadn't been broken...

I am not sure whether I will buy another jar or rather try something from Dr Sebagh's range, which is not as expensive but is told to be really effective.


I got the CDLM in dec last year and still have a dose for at least two months, so I think 2 jars all what you need for the whole year.

3 of 5 people found this helpful.


Powder -La Mer -The Powder

on 4/7/2018 6:04:00 AM

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So I’ve debated for quite a long time whether to buy this or not because of the price and whether or not it would really live up to the reviews. I went into Selfridges and tried it for myself and to be honest having a little tried on my face I couldn’t really see much difference and I thought it looked slightly glittery even in natural daylight but I went for it anyway and thought i’l try it at home properly when I’ve got my full face of make up on and I can now see why it’s so expensive. It really does feel like you have nothing on your face at all. First of all it doesn’t leave a white cast and secondly, you can’t tell you have powder on it’s that silky. It mattifies the skin perfectly without looking cakey. For a couple of years I’ve been looking for the perfect powder that doesn’t leave my face looking powdery and flat and I’ve had no luck. I tried all the high end powders with my most recent one being Laura Mercier translucent powder but that just didn’t give me the look I wanted so I’m really happy that I’ve found this one that does everything I want and more. I haven’t noticed the glitteriness on my face since I’ve been using it. The packaging looks and feels expensive being in a heavy glass jar, I also think this will last me quite a long time as it’s a decent size. It comes complete with a high quality powder puff if you choose to use one, I personally think it’s too nice to use. I purchased The Powder brush also and I’m so in love with it, it’s such a perfect size for powdering your face and the feel of it just oozes high quality, it’s definitely a brush worth investing in if your after a good quality brush that will last a long time.
So, overall I think this powder is definitely something worth having if you prefer a more natural look over the top of your make up without looking cakey. I haven’t tried baking with it so I’m yet to see how it performs but I have every faith in it working just as well as it works on the rest of my face. Although this product is expensive it’s not hard to see why. The quality is second to none and there’s nothing else like it in terms of how well it works. So if like me your undecided about purchasing it, just buy it because you won’t be disappointed. I’m surprised there isn’t more reviews now the powder has been relaunched after discontinuing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Foundations -La Mer -The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20

on 3/30/2018 3:15:00 PM

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Oh goshhh I wish I didn’t love this foundation! More than that: it’s one of my favorites foundation.
I’m a NC 42 (MAC), combo-oily with medium pore size on my cheeks and nose, I also have some redness accross them as well.

I got the Soft Fluid Foundation in color Honey, it’s the right shade for my skintone (I have yellow undertone).
This foundation is everything: medium coverage (you can build it to full), last all day, doesn’t get cakey, minimizes the look of my pores, covers all my imperfections, it’s my go-to foundation on my bad day skin and it looks good and lasts with or without powder on top. I wish it was not that extravagantly pricey and for this reason, I don’t use it everyday even if I always want to.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


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