40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Cult Classics
Day 39, Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream
For the most part the cult classics series has been civil and fairly drama free. We had a rough patch with the Nivea post but overall it has been a smooth ride.
There has been gushing and shared hate on almost every product reviewed.
Today that peace might be challenged.
La Mer is a dense and highly moisturizing cream. It was created by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber to treat his own burns. The cream is created through a 3-4 month bio-fermentation process and is nutrient rich. The ingredients range from sea kelp to citrus oil.
This is not a whisper light cream but more like a blood curdling scream. The texture is heavy, yet not imposing. You want to spread this one with a spatula. In fact a very tiny doll-like one is included in the package.
It is rumored that Kate Moss uses this cream all over her body as a lotion. That is a true diva-like extravagance. I imagined that it would be the best lotion that money could buy. At first I thought it was all hype. It was wonderful but not holy grail worthy. I tested other products and fell in and out of love like Brett Michaels of VH1's Rock of Love.
It is only after years of blogging and testing that I realize and appreciate the product.
It is the most serious moisturizer on the market.
I reach for the jar every time the Ohio climate attacks my skin. Dry issues melt away when I use La Mer. I have seen flakes disappear after the first application.
Skin sensitivities are soothed and coddled with this cream.
To apply La Mer requires reading the instructions. You really must warm the cream in your hands for at least one minute. It sounds silly but it works. It just like butter from the fridge. You need to let it warm to room temperature before buttering your bread or you will "pierce the toast."
To use La Mer requires a serious amount of coin.
1 oz retails for $125, 2 oz for $220 and 16.5 oz is a whopping $1,350.
But the numbers are not as shocking as they once were.
Today serums and eye creams go for twice that amount in the 1 oz size.
Let me know what you think of La Mer in the comments. Share your love or hate.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman