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Is La Mer Moisturizing Cream Worth It?

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

What Is Special About Creme de la Mer?

If you haven't heard of or tried La Mer brand skincare products (wait... what, you haven't?!) then, it's worth getting to know it and try it, even with samples or travel size, which is exactly how I got addicted to the brand. With excellent reviews and an established brand, women invested in skincare seem to agree that La Mer Moisturizing Cream is a wonderful product. It is known to calm irritation and redness and help dry skin concerns. I have rosacea and it paled my pink. I used it daily by layering it last over my serums as part of my skincare routine and my skin was firmer, looked more lifted, and I was noticeably more supple and less irritated. And that's good because aging skin, like mine, always wants a second chance!

This is the cream that put the brand on the global map. The La Mer brand has an interesting start. When aerospace physicist, Dr. Max Huber, fell victim to a lab accident during one of his experiments, he incurred severe facial burns. Devastated by a lack of remedy for his scars, he delved into a mission to find a way of making his scars disappear and give his face a second chance. He dedicated 12 years to discovery and experiments and marveled at the healing powers of the sea. He found the answer in the pristine waters of a nutrient-rich kelp forest in the Pacific.

Creme de la Mer Face Cream Ingredients

It's formulated with seaweed and bio-fermentation as its cornerstone to deliver a fountain of therapy-like benefits. With it's trademark cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ and antioxidant Lime Tea, this rich cream delivers healing properties, moisture, and skin repair. Even the driest complexion is calmed and cushioned in the benefits of the ocean. It is also made with Copper and Zinc. Copper is best known for promoting cellular regeneration and wound healing, along with the wound healing abilities of its mineral salt-sister, zinc gluconate.

Yes! To Answer the Question. While it's a pricey product, there is something special about it's formulation. According to, the official list of dermatology favorites includes La Mer. “La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream is the moisturizer of all moisturizers,” Dr. Aanand Geria, a dermatologist with Geria Dermatology in New Jersey."

However, please note that if you have very sensitive skin, the fragrance may be a bit much for you, yet most love it.

Is Creme de la Mer Vegan? Is Creme del Mer Cruelty-free?

The La Mer website states:

We do not use any ingredients of animal origin with the exception of beeswax, which is only contained in selected products. Since La Mer Cosmetics AG was founded we have never conducted animal testing nor asked others to do so on our behalf. Our in-house formulation experts select suitable ingredients and we use the latest technology to ensure that our products are exceptionally well tolerated without having to use animal testing.

P.S. Don't underestimate La Mer's Eye Treatment and Body Cream!

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29 jul 2021

Thanks to you, I now know about this brand and see a noticeable improvement in my skin texture since using it the last 3 months. Wrinkles look shallower, less etched.

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