La Mer (means "sea" in French) is a luxurious and highly coveted skincare line founded by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber over 40 years ago. Dr. Huber was badly burned after a laboratory accident and he looked to the sea and found that the nutrient-rich sea kelp was really healing for the skin. He combined the sea kelp with vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other natural ingredients, along with light and sound until they all became a rich fermentation. It took him 12 years to perfect the Miracle Broth that is in every jar of Crème de la Mer. Today, La Mer still harvests the sea kelp off the shores of Vancouver, Canada to create their famous Miracle Broth. La Mer's skincare products are all about making your skin healthy and it's one of the top anti-aging skincare lines. This was my first introduction into the brand and after using a few of their products each day for the last couple of weeks, I now know why La Mer is just so darn good.
Let's start with their main product, Crème de la Mer. It was very nice of La Mer to give me the new limited edition, La Mer Blue Heart jar ($465, 3.4 oz) that celebrates World Oceans Day (June 8). The packaging is art in itself -- the crafter in me went nuts inside over the paper coral reef cut outs! The jar itself is a generous 3.4 oz size that I know will last me a long time.
When using La Mer's skincare products, it's all about how you apply them -- this is especially important for Crème de la Mer. This moisturizing cream is rich. When you open the jar, take a small amount with the spatula and rub it between your fingers or palms of your hand. The cream inside the jar is white, rub and warm up the cream in your hands until it turns translucent in color. Then gently press it into your skin -- cheeks, forehead and chin, and don't forget your neck too. I've also included a You Tube video on how to apply the cream below so you can better see all the steps. It's really easy and not a lot of work at all. I also started the habit that after I put on face cream, I also rub any excess on the tops of my hands.
As you know my skin tends to run dry and after using this cream for two weeks at night, I really love how my dry patches are gone. Even when I haven't moisturized my face, my skin in general is not as dry as before. It also feels much softer. I'm looking forward to seeing how my skin improves over the coming weeks and year.
If the Blue Heart jar is too steep for your wallet, you can purchase the regular jars of Crème de la Mer, 1 oz starts at $170. It wasn't until I tried this cream and found out how this skincare line is truly artisan that I understand the steep price tag. If you are curious about these products, head on over to a La Mer counter at Bloomingdales or Neiman Marcus to try some on your skin.
I really love their support of World Oceans Day. Make sure you visit the La Mer Blue Heart page to see all the inspiring video sea stories from National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle, elite free diver Tomoka Fukuda, marine conservationists Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau and actress/model Elsa Pataky.
I'll have a review of La Mer's new Perfecting Treatment next week!
Review product provided by La Mer