La Mer Saved My Life Tonight
I have disappeared from blogging for over a month. Life managed to get in the way with some heartbreak and stress. Just when you think life can not get any worse, it quickly rivals your nightmares.
I did not end up going to a dermatologist. I did not take up Bikram Yoga. I did not do any narcotics. I did what a beauty blogger does best.
I did La Mer.
La Mer plopped three tiny sample jars of The Eye Balm Intense into my lap. The formula is a thick, green tinged cream that soothes the delicate skin surrounding the eye. The "de-puffing"action is ridiculously good. I swear that you could almost see the eye bags deflate. I know this sounds like a silly gush. The Eye Balm Intense is everything it says it is. It is a balm that manages to hydrate and firm up the eye skin. It is like a drill sergeant taking over. Your eye area is lifted and whipped into shape. This balm really had its work cut out for it. It was waging a war against high levels of stress.
The science behind La Mer is pretty intensive. Keeping track of all the exotic ingredients and the processes created to harness their special talents takes a quiet mind.
The Eye Balm Intense is a "triple concentration of La Mer Miracle Broth". The three forms range from the "original formula, a concentrated hardcore version and an encapsulated, time release form".
The original Miracle Broth is like a fine wine. The sea kelp broth gets better with age. It is bio-fermented with other ingredients over the course of 3-4 months. The concentrated broth helps with hydration and softening. The time released, powdered form of The Miracle Broth helps keep the hydration process keep going. The skin feels lovely after a full work day. No afternoon dryness.
Besides the magical broth, the Eye Balm Intense is joined by some energy rich ingredients and some clever La Mer fermentation processes.
The Marine De-Puff Ferment is derived of Deep Sea Red Algae. This grows in the darkest depths of the sea and manages to thrive. It absorbs light in an unique way. The algae undergoes a fermentation process and is combined with other pixie magic to create Smart Sea Gel. This delivers ingredients deep into the skin surface. This makes chronic fatigued skin look re-energized. This is also responsible for the depuffery!
The Lifting Ferment is a mixture of essential marine algae and minerals, plant derived ingredients and peptides. Together these strengthen the "thin under-eye architecture".
It helps skin boost its natural production of collagen and elastin.
Results were immediate. The puffs were gone. The extreme dryness from all the tears was soothed and hydrated. I tricked everyone into thinking I was well rested and in good spirits.
The Eye Balm Intense is available at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and http://www.lamer.com/
Disclosure: 3 sample jars were provided by La Mer
Credit: La Mer