December 17, 2017

La Mer is considered the holy grail of skincare products but do you know why? Almost every single La Mer product is infused with their secret miracle broth recipe which has special healing powers from the fermenting process of the broth. Discovered by an accident, Dr. Max Huber found a way to unlock the healing power of the sea to help heal burns he suffered from an experiment gone awry. The Miracle Broth is a complex formula of fermented, nutrient-rich sea kelp that is believed to help skin inflammation and aging.

But is it worth the hype?

Let’s face it, La Mer isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s quite an investment since it’s not something you just purchase once and you’re done. And while I am not one to spend hundreds on skincare products that only leave me with empty jars and the need to replenish my supply, I’ll have to admit that I am hooked.

I started purchasing La Mer products (namely the Creme de la Mer and the eye concentrate) a few years ago when a friend raved about it. Since then I have purchased several more jars of the lotion and eye cream as well as the serum. Obviously it works for me which is why I have jumped on the La Mer bandwagon.

As I age I’ve realized that good skin is about proper maintenance. A lot of times people think you can start when you hit 30 or 35 or even 40, but really you should be starting in your early 20’s. If you already have wrinkles, sunspots, or other signs of aging, it’s very difficult to reverse it. So taking care of your skin and maintaining good skincare practices should start BEFORE it’s too late.

/ Creme de la Mer /
Out of all the La Mer products, I LOVE the Creme de la Mer and if you purchase anything, it should be this product. It is very rich and thick so I use it only at night. It also helps save some supply if I only use it once a day versus twice a day. As we age our skin becomes uneven and dull, our pores get larger, and we just lose that youthful glow. The richness of the creme helps my skin overnight so that it is ultra hydrated and nourished in the morning. Because of the healing powers of the miracle broth, I truly believe it also helps detoxify the skin, fade spots, acne scars and really improves the overall texture of my skin. I put about a dime size dollop on my fingertips and rub together to warm up the lotion. Then I gently pat it all over my face, pressing in. With all of La Mer products, a little goes a long way so I can use the 2 oz jar for over 8 months!

/ The Lip Balm /
I recently started using the Lip Balm and let me tell you, it is literally the cure all! I not only use it on my lips (especially at night where it works wonders while you sleep), I also use it for dry patches on my elbows or hands and even under my nose when the weather is too cold or dry. It truly has something special in the ingredients (which is a potent concentration of the miracle broth that works a certain magic. It is pricey, but a tad goes a long way. While I would never spend $60 on lip balm, like I said, it’s more than just for lips. It also makes for a perfect gift for the holidays because not many would purchase this for themselves and it also comes in a special, limited edition container!

/ The Illuminating Powder /
Talk about a beautiful palette inside and out! This special edition holiday compact is the perfect way to beat unwanted shine and get that overall glow. The gorgeous powder is infused with illuminating gemstones and brilliant pearls that provides an amazing glow without looking too sparkly. While you can go with a typical pressed powder, this one has all the pigments you need to obtain that healthy, luminous glow. I love it because it is also lightweight so perfect for putting on all throughout the day.

What’s brilliant about La Mer products is that they are healing. So whether you suffer from dry skin, rosacea, eczema, or just want to keep your skin healthy and glowing, La Mer will detoxify your skin and give it new life. While I may have received these items as gifts, I purchased La Mer way before I was a blogger and continue to purchase their products and use them to maintain my skincare regimen. In fact, I even cheated on my La Mer for a few months recently and my skin totally acted up. I know you need to give it time to get used to different products, but even after several months, I couldn’t handle it. I went back to La Mer and within a few days my skin was back on track.

Don’t take my word for it though. Whether you ask for some La Mer goodies this holiday season or whether you get samples from the makeup counter, try it out for yourself and see why those that have tried it are loyal to the La Mer brand!

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Nancy December 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

La Mer sounds like an interesting product – especially how it is related to the fermenting process of broth. Skincare is an investment and even though money is hard to earn, your youthful skin will thank you in the long run! I am glad the product work wonders for you! Sounds like it is the right product for me, especially since it helps eczema. Thanks for sharing!

Mariann Yip December 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

La Mer definitely seems like a holy grail brand and it’s no wonder since their ingredients are so unique and high quality. I’ve been dying to get my hands on them and I’m mostly interested in the creme de la Mer!

Yara Mel December 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Loved your informative review! I shall try as soon as I can 🙂

Carolyn December 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm

love La Mer products and the packaging is so gorgeous too!

Briana December 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

I’ve been trying new skincare products and moisturizers recently, I’ll have to try these as well!


Rubi December 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm

The packaging is so beautiful!
x Rubi
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miri December 18, 2017 at 1:39 am

I love La Mer but agree that it is too expensive.

Sophie December 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

Hadn’t heard of it before but I love the packaging. They look like great products.

Komal December 18, 2017 at 6:59 am

I have heard that this is the most bad ass line but I had no idea that you used broth. The fact that you gave it a few months and you feel the difference it must be good!

Samantha Mariko December 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

I makeup artist I worked with gave me a sample of the Creme de la Mer, and I loved it! Unfortunately, it really is quite the investment as you say so I haven’t purchased the product but.. I hope to do so one day! This is a great review of the products!
xo Samantha

Courtney December 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

These products sound so good!

Marie Tang December 18, 2017 at 9:05 am

I am a huge La Mer fan and it makes me so happy that you’ve seen the light!!!! It is definitely worth the investment. It may not be a miracle worker but it helps to maintain and helps with your skin not showing signs of aging. I started using it when I huge a huge breakout and had horrible redness and burning and acne. The Concentrate used wither the creme is what saved my skin. Thanks for the review. I want to try their makeup too!!

Olivia Poncelet December 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

Oh I love this brand !
And the way you presented it is so beautiful!
Have a wonderful week 😀
Olivia Poncelet <3

Susanne - Bag at you December 18, 2017 at 11:59 am

These products look absolutely amazing! I would love to try them out, especially now that I read your review!! Wish you the happiest holidays of all! Xx Susanne –

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Sushmitha December 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

I’ve been meaning to try La Mer and may just have to pull the plug after this post! Sounds amazing!
xx Su

Aimara December 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm

La Mer is seriously the best!!! Love this product and your photos are amazing!
Thanks for sharing!

Gracie December 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

I have been eyeing LeMer forever. Thank you for sharing a review of this amazing product. Would love to try.


Jo December 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Love the holiday inspired packaging La Mer has rolled out! La Mer definitely seems like the holy grail of anti-aging skincare. I didn’t realize how extensive their line was past their face cream. I’ll defiantly have to check these out!

xo, Jo

Shann December 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Love this post! Thank you for actually talking about the products and your experience with them, it really helps.

Katherine December 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm

I don’t take care of my skin at all and I really should start! These all sound amazing and makes me want to invest.

sophi clickn December 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

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Elizabeth T. December 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

I’ve heard so many great things about La Mer, but I’ve yet to ry it! 🙂 Thank you so much for this super thorough review! Loved it!

XO, Elizabeth

Simone December 19, 2017 at 7:02 am

Your review really sounds amazing and the illuminating powder looks so fab! I definitely got to give that brand a try.

xx Simone
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Rachel Vogt December 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

I’ve always been a big fan of La Mer products and these looks out of this world.

Federica Di Nardo December 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

La Mer is THE best <3


Jessi Malay December 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

La Mer is AMAZING!!! Definitely an investment but so worth the hype!

XO, Jessi

marcy December 19, 2017 at 11:27 pm

I have heard so much about La Mer products and that they are amazing! So interesting to learn more about their products and whats behind the brand.
Definitely interesting to know about fermenting process of broth. Would love to test this brand on my skin. Thanks for sharing


Jessica December 20, 2017 at 6:42 am

I’ve always wanted to get myself this product. Now you just made my decision easier! Thanks for sharing dear. I think I’m going to get one for myself for Christmas. ha!

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Irina December 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

I love the products! Great review:)

MONICA SORS December 21, 2017 at 4:11 am

La Mer products sounds amazing!
Mónica Sors

Katya December 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

I am willing to invest in a good product if it’s worth it. A lot needs to have a great lip balm like this. As the weather gets cold and lips get dry.

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Marisol Avila December 23, 2017 at 9:11 pm

La Mer is my far my favorite skin care! If I can afford both I get Creme de la Mer and the Eye concentrate. My blogger goal is to get the to collaborate with me since I’m such a fangirl. It is such a great line. Loved your write up!

Carmen December 25, 2017 at 4:57 am

Oh I love La Mer! I am sure this treatment is amazing 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas time dear!
xx, Carmen –

Elegant Duchess December 27, 2017 at 6:52 am

I have to say that I do find it a bit too expensive for me but I’ve heard only great things about this brand. well maybe one day xx

Deasy @ Rose Gold Rhyme December 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

I’ve just started using La Mer products with the creme de la mer product and the renewal oil. Love how they feel, though I’m guilty of using them both day and night, and they’re running out faster on me than I’d like. AND I accidentally lost the lip balm after using it a few times. My wallet cried!

Sharon Wu January 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm

You’ve sold me on the eye concentrate Christine! I need to step up my skin care game this year especially around my eyes. You are so right — signs of aging are hard to reverse so it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent it if possible. It’s a hefty cost but I hope it will work as well on me as it does for you. You always look so young and radiant! Thanks for addressing my questions about the cream on Instagram btw <3 xo, sharon

Lesley Kim January 18, 2018 at 9:17 am

La Mer is pricey but definitely works! I am not loyal to skincare brands but my sister has been using La Mer for 10 years

Lesley Kim


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