I fell in love with La Mer years ago. It was a serendipitous moment at the mall when I happened to stop at the La Mer counter inside Holt Renfew at Yorkdale Mall to admire the simple, yet pretty packaging when I was offered a sample of their hand cream, The Hand Treatment. The top of my right hand was instantly hydrated – my dry, cracked skin healed, like never before, and I was instantly hooked.
The woman at the counter said, “Now you must see what it can do for your face,” and held up their first, and most beloved product, Crème de la Mer. She walked me through the benefits: soothing moisture, helps heal dryness and visibly softens lines and wrinkles. How to apply: Warm it for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then press gently into the skin. And the ingredients, which include their Miracle Broth, made from kelp full of self-regenerating powers, harvested off of Vancouver Island. I left the mall that day with more than I had expected and excited to incorporate my new moisturizer into my morning and nighttime routines.
Since then, I’ve tried almost all of La Mer’s line. In addition to their moisturizing cream ( I use the Crème de la Mer in the fall and winter and the moisturizing soft cream in the spring and summer), The Eye Balm Intense, which comes with a cooling applicator, is always part of my routine and reduces puffiness, hydrates, conditions and visibly softens lines, wrinkles and other signs of tired eyes.
Last summer, I tried their Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid for the first time and it was a game-changer. Lightweight and filled with additional benefits like combating dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles, this sunscreen works on all types of skin and all tones. I was thrilled it didn’t leave any white residue on my dark skin like many other sunscreens have in the past. I wear this on my bare face and under makeup all year long. What’s also great is a little goes a long way.
Next, I hope to try Genaissance de La Mer, their uber luxe collection made in small batches and designed to accelerate skin’s natural renewal process. Stay tuned for a review coming soon!