EvaVic's review of La Mer The Moisturizing Matte Lotion

3.0

1 reviews

0% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Propanediol, Squalane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, PrunusAmygdalus 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, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Nylon-12, Sucrose, Salicornia Herbacea Extract,Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marine,Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract,Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Spirulina Platensis(Algae) Powder, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin,Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Glycerin, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, DipalmitoylHydroxyproline, Caffeine, Glucose, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, TocopherylAcetate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Potassium Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Kaolin, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance (Parfum), Xanthan Gum, Alcohol Denat.,Disodium EDTA, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Citral,Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

It is the replacement of the Oil Absorbing Lotion from La Mer.
Let me point out the biggest difference from the previous product. The first ingredient is water, while the original lotion did not contain water, only seaweed extract (Algae), which is the part of the "Miracle Broth". Unfortunately it is impossible to know whether the amount of the Broth is the same as in the original formula and then it contains much less oil (emollients) or the concentration of the Broth is the same (or just above) the next ingredient (Squalane). I believe that this lotion contains between 5-10% Squalane which might mean that the concentration of the Broth is just as low.
Does it then worth the same price as the other moisturizers in the line that contain the Broth in a much higher concentration?!

Otherwise, this lotion is basically formulated on the same base emollients and emulsifiers as the previous version. Although I believe that the new version contains lower percentage of emollient oils than the previous one. Hence the much lighter feel on application.
It contains excellent actives and cell-communicating ingredients. It seems that this product has much more actives than the Soft Lotion. Maybe to compensate for the lower concentration of the Broth?
It has oil absorbing powders in higher concentrations that give a matte finish to the product.

What I find lacking in this formula is the choice of the emollients. It is based basically on Squalane and two synthetic esters. While Squalane is an excellent moisturizer, it is comedogenic. Not the greatest choice for acne-prone skin! The two other synthetic esters are very fine in this respect but they leave a way too shiny and tacky feel on the skin.

While the feel is very light and perceptively moisturizing, I believe that the choice of other emollients would have resulted in a more elegant product.
I think this product can be a nice choice in humid, warm climate for those who need a matter finish that lasts at least for some hours. (But there are plenty of moisturizers you can choose from that deliver the same benefits and cost the tenth of the price!)

Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Propanediol, Squalane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, SesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, PrunusAmygdalus 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, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Nylon-12, Sucrose, Salicornia Herbacea Extract,Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marine,Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract,Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Spirulina Platensis(Algae) Powder, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin,Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Glycerin, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, DipalmitoylHydroxyproline, Caffeine, Glucose, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, TocopherylAcetate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Potassium Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Kaolin, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance (Parfum), Xanthan Gum, Alcohol Denat.,Disodium EDTA, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Citral,Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol continued >>

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