La Mer. Is it Worth it?

La Mer.  Unless you have been living under a rock for the last many years, you should recognize this brand as being the gold standard in skin care.  The rich and famous use it religiously.  It is the “crème de la crème” of skin creams (sorry.  I couldn’t resist).

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A 16.5 ounce jar of Crème de la Mer moisturizing cream will set you back $2060.00.  That’s right.  I didn’t add another zero there.  Nordstrom *does* assuage the sticker shock by informing us that this is in fact a $2805.00 value, and that we will not have to pay for shipping.  Oh, and you will receive a couple of free samples, and free shipping.

La Mer line was originally developed by aerospace engineer Dr. Max Huber, who mixed up some creams to help his own skin which had been badly burned in a lab accident.  Today, La Mer is owned by Estee Lauder.  This partnership allows the La Mer physicists to have access to the extensive Estee Lauder research laboratories.  Many of the products contain the trademarked Miracle Broth.

So, what is this product line all about?  Several products contain the trademarked Miracle Broth:

“After years of meticulous experimentation, Dr. Huber combined nutrient-rich sea kelp and other natural ingredients, infusing them with energies of light and sound to intensify their activity until they became the potent, renewing Miracle Broth. After twelve years and 6000 experiments, a miracle was born.”

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If you should decide to splurge on these uber-luxury products, be sure to always buy from an authorized retailer – NEVER online from a third party vendor, or on ebay…there is a rampant counterfeit market on such luxury products.

images via Nordstrom, lamer