Reviews for Crème de la Mer by La Mer
Rating: May 15, 2013 2:04pm
Hydrating, healing - best cream for winter
This cream is expensive but the quality is amazing. I use it at night in summer and as a day and night cream in winter as it is very thick and moisturising. I find my skin condition improves noticably even after a few days. It looks healthy and soft, feels good, redness and irritation disappears and my skin is left glowing. Has a nice mild scent and the texture is pleasant too, and a little goes a long way with this
Rating: Aug 13, 2012 11:13pm
Saviour for dry months
This heals my dry skin which is exacerbated by seasonal changes. I rotate this with my other moisturisers, depending on how my skin feels. It has a light perfume which is very pleasant.
Rating: Mar 16, 2012 2:02pm
4 Stars. Only because of the price! Ekk!
I was lucky enough to receive a small sample pot of this a little while ago and although I wouldn't fork out the $250/$440 for it, it was a very nice cream that I felt hydrated my skin well. I used it on my face as a night cream and my skin visibly looked much nicer in the morning and I found that it worked best around my eye area as a eye cream. After about a week it seemed to have made a good difference to my fine lines around my eyes. I also made use of this little wonder cream by using it on my knees, hands and feet to see how well it hydrated my dry spots. It did the job very nicely and it felt especially soothing and relaxing on my feet. Not to mention had them smelling gorgeous which is always nice, especially after having your feet stuffed in shoes all day. Overall, I wouldn't purchase this cream, only because its way out of my price range, but if you can afford it, I would highly recommend it because it is just divine, can be used on other parts of your body in my experience/opinion and smells really nice, kinda like that smell you get after you've spent time at a day spa. :)
Rating: Feb 22, 2012 8:47pm
Good things come in small packages!
You fork out a ton of money and you receive this tiny little container of what looks like ordinary moisturising cream. This product has actually worked miracles for me. I religiously apply this to my pimple scars. Over months, the dark spots fade away. It really renews the skin, smoothing and hydrating it. I don't use it as a regular moisturiser because it's too expensive. I was lucky that my mum gave me one so it costed me nothing. If I had a lot of money to spare, I would not hesitate to purchase this product again. It works but at a cost!
Rating: Feb 17, 2012 12:49pm
Oh so soft
I love La Mer. All their products are worth the price. However, I do find that this cream is too heavy for me and gave me some pimples. I have stopped and switched to the gel version which I am loving at the moment.
Rating: Feb 5, 2012 10:24pm
Agree - overated
My sister purchased this creme and was generous enough to give me some to trial. This white cream is quite thick in consistency and great in that it can be used on the delicate eye area. I generally prefer lighter lotions or creams which are moistersing enough for my normal skin so did find this a bit too rich and just a tad greasy. Consequently I mainly used this as an eye cream which is nice and moisterising, but therefore can't comment on how effective this is for fine lines/wrinkles/pores (and because I don't have many). I have also heard that this cream might cause breakouts for some people due to its rich consistency (it did for my sister even though she has dry skin) so it might not be for everyone. I believe it would be most suited to those with normal to dry/very dry skin as well as mature skin. Also, this cream might work better if it isn't used daily and perhaps during the colder winter months when the skin is more dehydrated. For the expensive price, if it can't be used daily without causing breakouts, I don't recommend splurging your money on this cream.
Rating: Jan 17, 2012 8:08pm
Creme de la Creme
This is really quite a thick cream but it's also very hydrating for my super dry skin. It has a nice powdery sort of smell which is very mild and pleasant. I did have a small breakout a few days after use due to the richness of the cream but that settled down and my skin is looking really great and feels really soft. Expensive but a quality product.
Rating: Dec 4, 2011 8:46pm
Nice but wouldn't repurchase
I got this cream for my birthday, and I'm really happy I got to try it after all the hype about it! For $250, I was expecting miracles to happen, but unfortantely I do not think it's worth it. I mean, it's nice and has a nice fragrance and does brighten up my skin a bit, but it also makes my skin quite oily which I acutally don't mind since I use it at night and need the moisture, but I find that this doesn't moisturise very well, despite all the oiliness.
Rating: Nov 20, 2011 10:20am
Too much of a good thing...
I found this product a disappointment. Way too heavy for my skin causing breakouts and irritation around nasal folds even when I avoided the area. It did feel great on a limited number of areas though.
Rating: Oct 13, 2011 6:00pm
yes expensive, but amazing - so worth it
I love this creme!! it feels like silk on your skin, yes it is expensive, but you don't need to use much so it can last you for quite a while. It really helps hydrate your skin, and it really helps relieve dry skin in the winter.
Rating: Sep 25, 2011 11:41pm
This cream is soo expensive many anti-aging creams offer the same level of moisterzation like Olay etc. I think if you get over the price this cream is really great and is good to prevent future wrinkles and damage.
Rating: Mar 29, 2011 7:21pm
Beauty has its price
It is a rich cream that is really hydrating and is well suited for dry skin. Cream de la mer has transformed my skin from being dry and flaky in certain areas on my face to consistantly better balanced skin that looks well nourished and soft. It is great for around the eye areas as well. However it is still hard to justify the pricetag and hence, I have only rated it a 4 star. But it does work.
Rating: Dec 8, 2010 12:30am
Expensive but has its place
There's been so much hype about this cream and its pricetag and the hype is justified provided you have the skin type.
This cream isn't going to suit everyone but if you have dry skin, you will love it.
I use this nearly every night in winter and use it occasionally in summer. I wake up with the smoothest plump skin.
My mother has very sensitive skin but CDLM is one of the few products that her skin can tolerate - not only can she wear this but she has seen noticeable improvements in her skin texture and appearance.
When my hands need to some extra TLC I use this too. Heaven....
Read the full review of Crème de la Mer by emzaau.
Rating: Oct 28, 2010 9:22am
A little overrated.
The first time I used it I noticed my skin look better right away. After several weeks of using it however, my skin was getting a little too greasy, probably too heavy a moisturiser for my skin.
I stopped using it when I actually found out what the ingredients were, and most of them are so cheap and nasty, I really don't understand the price.
It is a good moisturiser, but I do not believe it is worth it's price, and I would rather use something a lot more natural, that doesn't contain mineral oil as it's second ingredient.
Read the full review of Crème de la Mer by Bwoods.
Rating: Aug 30, 2010 5:43pm
A must have in winter
I purchased Cream De La Mer after reading all the rave reviews and have since repurchased. It is a rich luxurious cream that also doubles as an eye cream. I find it perfect to use in winter as it is quite thick and rich and moisturises very well. I do recommend using the gel version in summer as it is lighter. Although quite pricey you don't need to use much. After using it my skin was hydrated and I have since used other face products in the range
Rating: Jul 1, 2010 10:03pm
I find the creme version to be very hydrating and probably more suitable for dry skin or for more matured skin to help with easing out the wrinkles (my mom and aunt have been on this product for 4 years and they are both over 50). I have tried the gel creme moisturiser and found that to be more suitable for my skin type (normal-combination). After using it for a week, people have commented that my skin looks more even toned. It also leaves your skin with a healthy glow and dewy look. Really love this product. The only con for this product is the hefty price tag :)
Rating: Mar 23, 2010 2:55pm
I love La Mer
I first bought Creme de La Mer when I had a severe bout of eczema. My skin was burning, red, dry, tight, sore, flaking and swollen. As this product is so expensive, I had planned to use it just around the eyes, as an eye cream. While I was having internal treatment for my problem, I found this cream soothing and repairing. It has anti-inflammatory properties, but has no "side effects". My skin is now good, & I notice my face looks glowing and lifted when I use the cream all over. Some days I just use it around the eyes. I am 47 and I need a rich eye cream and this product does the job so well that I will continue to use it this way indefinitely. It absorbs very well, & doesnt make my mascara run.
Read the full review of Crème de la Mer by AS.
Rating: Jan 2, 2010 10:13pm
I cant get over the smell! I love it. It's a lovely, thick white cream, that works best if rubbed between your hands to emulsify it first, that way it spreads better and doesn't leave a thick layer of greasy cream. My skin felt smooth, soft and lovely. Even though I only had a 7 ml sample, I would love to try a whole tub.
Rating: Mar 16, 2009 12:41pm
The cream itself it really heavy, I have combo skin and it actually made me break out. I'd say it's probably best for dry, more mature skin, otherwise it's actually great for pregnant bellies, it actually wards off stretch marks amazingly well!
Rating: Feb 19, 2009 2:15pm
I liked this but..
I'm not 110% convinced. I used a tub of this up, and it was nice. However after that I tried Clarins Gen 6 serum and found it to be better. For the difference between $250 and $125 I was shocked! Top marks for 're-plumping' factor though - it was like the dermis' of the skin were joined!
Rating: Dec 12, 2008 7:07pm
I find this to be a good barrier cream. I have used it in winter over my usual moisturizer to get the extra hit. On it's own though i do tend to find it seems very similar to a thick sorbolene and i do prefer more natural options. In all though it's a good moisturizer but I am not convinced it's worth the price tag.
Rating: Oct 29, 2008 11:46pm
Rich and luxurious
This creme is very rich and luxurious and really provides your skin with moisture. It has quite a thick consistency though -during winter I found it a bit hard to spread over the face, had to warm it with my fingertips first. However, it really does provide good hydration. Quite expensive though.
Rating: Oct 13, 2008 6:53pm
Expensive but worth it
I have been using Creme de la Creme for the past 5 weeks and the results have been fantastic. I would suggest this product is more suitable for mature skins since it is a heavy cream and sits quite heaily on the face. For younger skins I would recommend the lighter Moisturising Gel Cream. Creme de la Creme really hydrates my face and does not rely on using other La Mer products to work at its best. Certainly the entire La Mer range complements the cream. This is a very expensive face cream, however you only use a very small amount twice a day. It has a lovely scent and it is a joy to use.
Rating: Jul 17, 2008 12:32pm
After all the hype about this product I decided to splurge and treat my skin to the "best of the best". After using it for a month I am disappointed. The texture is thick and reminds me of the old Nivea cold cream, yet after an hour or so my skin felt dehydrated. The smell while perfumed is lovely and I did enjoy that. The result after a month was very little. I would say you have to use the entire range to get a decent result as I missed the added benefit of hydration and probably needed a concentrate. So while I don't want to put down the entire range I will say that using this cream alone was not worth it.
Read the full review of Crème de la Mer by eles.