My Love Affair With… La Mer

BEAUTY, Uncategorized
March 14 2016

La Mer

Some time last year I mentioned my new discovery of this brand, Creme de La Mer. I was very excited to start using the products as I’d always wondered if they would be great, and with the higher price point, if they were indeed worth it. I’ve been using them for a couple of months now, and a few of their products have become staples in my beauty wardrobe.

The name Creme de La Mer translates to “Cream of the Sea”, and the Miracle Broth, which I later learned, is the foundation of the brand, and is found in most of their products. It was formulated by Dr. Huber, who combined nutrient-rich sea kelp, other natural ingredients and light and sound technologies to intensify the product.
I’ve had a real love affair with La Mer, and thought it was about time I shared it.

The Cleansing Foam, 125ml, £65 {UK Link | Int. Link}


I apply this over my damp face, and gently massage in circular motions to form a foam and then rinse off using warm water. It literally leaves my skin feeling clean, and although a little dry, it removes quite a lot of dirt and excess oil from the skin. It’s a great cleanser to use in the morning, especially if you want that refreshed feel, plus it has a welcoming scent, one you won’t get tired of.

Price: 4/5.
It really is worth the money as it cleanses very well.

Packaging: 3/5.
No fuss screw cover is great, however squeezy tube means less control over product amount. Perhaps a version with a pump would reduce waste.

Repurchase: Yes.

Overall: 4/5.


The Tonic, 200ml, £65 {UK Link | Int. Link}


Never have I used a toner quite like this. It combines the extra cleansing qualities of removing residue from previous cleansing, and also does a great job of adding moisture that is lost, back into the skin. A little on a cotton pad swept over the face and neck is all you need. My skin loves it.

Price: 5/5.
Worth every penny.

Packaging: 5/5.
Minimal bottle with easy screw cap. The Tonic’s colour is like liquid rose gold…certainly luxurious.

Repurchase: Yes.

Overall: 5/5.


The Eye Concentrate, 15ml, £138 {UK Link | Int. Link}


A small amount of the eye concentrate swept around the eye using the metal applicator that comes with it gives a cooling feel, and moisturises the area very well. This step isn’t completely necessary everyday, however, if you do suffer from dark circles or puffiness, it’s great to use as a treatment for the eye area!

Price: 3/5.
A tad expensive, but a good product nonetheless.

Packaging: 4/5.
The Metal Applicator gets this!

Repurchase: Yes.

Overall: 3.5/5.


The Moisturizing Soft Cream, 30ml, £108 {UK Link | Int. Link}


LaMer have 3 different consistencies of the cream: the gel, the soft cream and the rich cream, which are tailored for each individual’s skin needs. I opted for the soft cream as my skin is normal, but if you have oiler skin the gel might be better for you, and if you have dryer skin the rich cream might be better.

I warm up the soft cream using my fingers, this released the Miracle Broth, then I apply it onto my skin by patting it. Afterwards my skin looks so refreshed and supple! Most times I don’t even want to apply any makeup!

Price: 4/5.
Worth it!

Packaging: 5/5.
Minimal, screw cover. Comes with an applicator that’s easy to use.

Repurchase: Yes.

Overall: 5/5.


The Mist, 100ml, £55, {UK Link | Int. Link}


Throughout the day, during various activities my skin needs hydration, and I’ve found that this a quick fix and instant lift! It has also become a travel bag must have.

Price: 3/5.
A little pricey, but I can’t deny that its extremely refreshing and hydrating.

Packaging: 5/5.

Repurchase: Yes.

Overall: 4.5/5.


The Reparative Skin Tint, 40ml, £65 {UK Link | Int. Link}

I was really looking forward to trying this after having such a good run with the skincare, and although I loved the consistency of the product, I do think it would have worked out great if the range of shades were extensive enough to have a play around mixing and shade matching to find my shade. Hopefully that’s all in the works.

Price: 2/5.

Packaging: 3/5.

Repurchase: No. (Not until the shade range is extensive.)

Overall: 2.5/5.


There are a few other products by La Mer that have peaked my interest, and I’ve popped them on my wishlist:

The Cleansing Lotion {UK Link | Int. Link}
The Concentrate {UK Link | Int. Link}
The Renewal Oil {UK Link | Int. Link}


I hope you find this post helpful! X

[This is not a sponsored post.]


  • Reply Majean March 14 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the review. I’ve always heard good things about them but couldn’t really understand why the products were so raved about, especially as it’s on the higher end spectrum of luxury products. Great to hear your feedback!

  • Reply Kay March 14 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Good morning Shirley, loved the post. I’m such a fan of the fact that these products have luxurious natural ingredients. And they seem to really be doing their job, as your skin is looking wonderful! Enjoy your day, looking forward to your future posts. 🙂

  • Reply millennielle March 14 2016 at 1:59 pm

    LOVE La Mer products — they’re totally worth the investment 🙂 p.s. love that you’re blogging more often these days!
    xo, coco |

  • Reply THE BLACK MANNEQUIN March 14 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I have always wanted to try their products but a little hesitant
    Will definitely pop a few of these unto my wishlist now

    The Black Mannequin,

  • Reply Dee March 14 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the review Shirley!

  • Reply Millie March 14 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this brand, everything sounds so luxe and gorgeous! x

  • Reply Nicky March 14 2016 at 8:07 pm

    The day I’m able to afford La Mer products will be a glorious day. Until then I’ll live vicariously through you :).

  • Reply Jeanine Guzman March 15 2016 at 1:16 am

    Thank you for this! I’ve never tried La Mer products, but have meaning to as I hear such good things!

  • Reply Lady J March 15 2016 at 1:46 am

    Like many of the commentators I hope to be able to purchase some of these luxury cosmetics. Overall,I lean more to taking care of self from the inside out.

  • Reply Olivia March 15 2016 at 5:57 am


  • Reply Onyi Moss March 15 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Shirley, your skin always looks healthy and supple. This is the first time I’ve come across La Mer. I might give the tonic a try.

    It’s always nice to see your posts. One item on my to do list is to photograph you someday in your workspace and I’m confident this will happen soon.

    PS – Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Christina March 16 2016 at 3:16 am

    Great review! I’ve definitely been interested in trying their soft cream and more the tonic because of your review. I’ll Def treat myself and see the results. I’ve heard nothing but great things about LA Mer.


  • Reply Muny B March 16 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I love your review posts on beauty. Amazing post!

  • Reply JustPorsh March 19 2016 at 3:18 pm

    They seem like great products but are quite pricey.

  • Reply Maryse March 25 2016 at 1:15 am

    Hi Shirley, I love the clean look of your blog. Is it google or wordpress or ??? I can’t tell!!! Thanks!

  • Reply Halima April 10 2016 at 9:37 pm

    My entire family swear by creme de la mer – it is the way forward

  • Reply Lauritaonline May 4 2016 at 10:59 am

    You really kept me busy last weekend when you mentioned this on your YouTube channel. I am glad I read your review as well as doing some further research on this brand because I want it now more than ever. The price though!!! Really wish it was a little bit affordable but I guess this is where we girls make any excuse in the book to treat ourselves and why not?! We are worth it afterall :p

    Thanks for the review Shirls x

  • Reply Abigail Silvester December 21 2016 at 9:35 am

    Such beautiful products and great photos!

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