I believe most of us have heard of the skincare brand La Mer, and its famous product the Creme de La Mer. I have been curious about the miracle Creme for a very long time, and was so close to purchasing it recently before I got held back by the price and my own rational mind.

Finally, I had the opportunity to attend a skincare workshop organised by La Mer a couple of weekends ago and got myself familiarised with their range of various skincare solutions.

The La Mer Moisturizing Collection.

The secret of La Mer comes from the sea. In particular, the heart of every La Mer product is the “Miracle Broth”, which is formed from sea kelp, fermented gently and slowly to calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, lecithin, Vitamins C, E and B12, etc. This Miracle Broth contains healing properties and is capable of soothing irritation and calming blotchy skin.

La Mer’s training manager, Cecilia, guided us on the the basic skincare routine with La Mer products. Here are the products that we used:

  • Cleansing: Cleansing Lotion
  • Gentle Exfoliating: The Refining Facial (You could apply a thick layer of this product and use it like a mask!)
  • Preparation: The Tonic (La Mer’s toner)
  • Treatment: The Regenerating Serum (This is an anti-aging serum which helps to lift and firm your skin in a jiffy, no kidding!)
  • Moisturizing: Creme de la Mer
  • Eye Care: The Eye Concentrate
  • Lip care: The Lip Balm

If you intend to try out La Mer skincare, here are some products which I would recommend:

1. Creme de La Mer or The Moisturizing Gel Cream (S$440, 60ml)

Both products have the same moisturizing and healing properties and I am sure many of you have heard a lot of raves of how it could smoothen skin and diminish rashes or blotches. The difference between the Creme and the Gel is the texture. The Creme has a thicker consistency which might not work well for oily or combination skin. The Gel, on the other hand, is lighter and easier to apply, and it also works well for most skin types, especially in Singapore’s warm climate.

Also, due to the Creme’s “heavier” texture, you are NOT supposed to just rub the product on the delicate skin. The right way advised by La Mer is to warm a spatula of product between your finger tips and pat them onto your face.

I am pretty sold by the healing properties of La Mer products because I had a raw pimple scar when I attended the workshop. A few hours after the event where my face was treated with much Miracle Broth, the scar had indeed healed to a rather advanced stage which usually takes at least two to three days.

Somewhat convinced, I have incorporated my sample size Creme de La Mer into my daily skincare regime. I am currently using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence by day, and Creme de La Mer by night. My skin had its fair share of breakouts this year due to my frequent traveling, and I am happy to say that it is finally looking a lot smoother and less bumpy now.

2. The Eye Concentrate (S$295, 15ml)

Some of you who follow me on Instagram might recall that I have tried several eye products recently. I have only tried the La Mer Eye Concentrate once, but it sure looks promising. I followed the suggested application by applying a pea-size on my eye area in circular motion, using the silver-tipped applicator. My eye bags managed to de-puff almost instantly. I just started using the sample size product and would definitely report back when I discover its long term benefits.

3. Lip Balm (S$82)

I don’t know whether any of you have crazily chapped lips like mine. I applied a generous coat of the lip balm at the workshop and my lips were pretty much soft and plump for a grand couple of days. I need to lay my hands on this little jar because my lips are beginning to peel again! If you have very dry lips like mine and have not found a decent permanent solution so far, you might want to give the lip balm a try.

I hope this post is helpful in guiding you to the world of La Mer. Feel free to ask questions!

一直对La Mer的海蓝之谜非常好奇。之前,有机会参与他们的护肤介绍会,了解这品牌的各种护肤产品。 除了揭开这海蓝之谜当中的奥妙-Miracle Broth 从原材料的采摘需要3至4个月的生物性发酵提炼而成,也体验了La Mer护肤品的功效。当中,最令我感兴趣的产品包括了海蓝之谜面霜,浓缩修护眼霜以及修护唇霜。鄙人的双唇经常干燥破裂,La Mer的修护唇霜一试之后,似乎有愈疗的效果。这产品绝对是我最想要入手的护肤品之一。

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