La mer moisturizing gel cream review
Soothe and calm dehydrated complexions with La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, a rejuvenating cooling gel that works every day to restore the skin to its most healthy and radiant. Enriched with vitamins, minerals and sea-sourced ingredients, the gel delivers a burst of moisture wherever it is most necessary.
La Mer’s signature ingredient, Miracle Broth™, contains magnesium, kelp, calcium, vitamins C, E and B12 and eucalyptus nurtured with light and sound and fermented for up to four months. Blended with other mineral-rich resources, this powerful formula has restorative powers that illuminate the skin.
La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive complexions. It is perfect for use in the morning and evening each day to achieve the best effects
WATER\AQUA\EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACT, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, 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, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, SORBITOL, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, GELLIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT, NIACINAMIDE, SUCROSE, LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT, PEG-8, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SQUALANE, TREHALOSE, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, OLETH-10, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAFFEINE, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, ALCOHOL DENAT., HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), DISODIUM EDTA, BHT, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL
Pat a small amount between fingertips to release the Miracle Broth™ and press gently into cleansed skin, morning and night.
When I posted an announcement about the new La Mer cream launch, I received many questions on Instagram. Some of you wonder how the new La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream compares to the original Creme De La Mer. In this review, I compare these two formulas.
But before we begin, let me remind you that La Mer products are now available at Sephora. So while I’d be delighted to share my thoughts on these products, it also makes sense to ask for a sample or two from a Sephora sale associate. Again, we all have different skin concerns so some of the products that work for me might not be applicable to your skin type.
If you never tried Creme de La Mer (aka La Mer Moisturizing Cream), you probably at least heard about this cream that features the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth serum. This thick, deeply hydrating cream is designed for aging skin that could use some help with improving firmness, blurring pores, and rejuvenating complexion.
Brand’s new launch, Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, also features legendary Miracle Broth formula and targets skin’s hydration and radiance. With this new product, La Mer addresses clients who are looking for skin calming and replenishment.
The original Creme de La Mer features a uniquely rich formula that takes practice to use. You have to warm up the product at your fingertips before working it into your skin.
The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is much lighter and doesn’t require much work as per application. The brand recommends using the same application technique for this product too as it helps to activate the Miracle Broth formula.
I prefer using La Mer Moisturizer at night as it makes my skin shinier than I prefer during the day. When it comes to the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, it doesn’t look oily on my skin at all so it works beautifully if applied in the morning. I also appreciate the cooling finish that this new cream offers which is refreshing in the morning.
I’ve been using the original La Mer Moisturizing Cream for years, but only sparingly. I have a combo skin which is more on a drier side so a heavy night cream like Creme De La Mer is my go-to solution.
The cream is very rich and it dramatically helps to heal dry patches literally overnight. However, I noticed that pores on my nose are getting clogged if I use the cream every single night. So I mix and match this thick cream with other, lighter products.
When it comes to the new La Mer Moisturizer, I enjoyed it a lot, especially on the days when I’m wearing a full face of makeup. It momentarily absorbs into my skin and doesn’t leave an oily cast that so many other gel lotions do. Since it’s a hybrid between gel and cream formulas, the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream works ideally for my combo skin. It offers skin soothing and hydration that doesn’t overwhelm my pores.
The original Creme De La Mer comes in four size options: 1 oz. for $170, 2 oz. for $315, 3.4 oz. for $475, and 16.5 oz. for $2,095. La Mer’s new launch, the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, comes in two sizes: 1 oz. for $170 and 2 oz. for $315.
Where to Find
Both products are available at Sephora, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Bluemercury, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Barney’s, and CremeDeLaMer.com.
Is la Mer good for older skin?
"Crème de la Mer is super rich and moisturizing, so it's a good choice for very dry and mature skin," Engelman says.
Is creme de la mer worth it?
The Star Quality. Much thicker than your standard-issue moisturiser, there's something so very satisfying about the texture of Créme de la Mer. It's dense, so really does require the warmth of the hands to help it glide over the skin but once on and blended, it's incredibly comforting and cosseting.
Why is la Mer Moisturiser so expensive?
Simple, it's the cream from the sea and that's how it all began. The reason this cream is so sought-after is primarily its ingredients from the sea that goes through a fermentation process.