Lately, I've been trying La Mer's 'Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream.' I was able to get a trial size from Sephora and honestly, I have mixed feelings. I'm not sure if I love because it's a really good product, or because I know it's really expensive and I have some sort of bias towards liking it. I love this cream not only because it is a good moisturizer, but also because I just wake up with baby bum soft skin. It has a smooth application and you don't need too much of it to feel like your skin is fully moisturized. However, it comes with a price tag of $230 CAD!!!
So why is this product so expensive? I figure that it’s probably due to the fact that it's La Mer - a high end brand. But is La Mer just expensive because of the brand name, or do they use really high-end products? To figure out the answer to this question, I obviously had to do some detective work!
To do this, I had a look at the main ingredients (I just looked at the first 6 ingredients; remember, ingredients are always listed in order of highest to lowest concentration).
Overall, La Mer’s cream has great ingredients with awesome benefits for the skin. However, after doing a quick search on other popular moistures available at Sephora, many other skin creams and moisturizers contained the same ingredients that La Mer’s cream did. Ultimately, I find La Mer’s cream to be very luxurious and soothing, however, I don’t think it is worth its price, especially considering its ingredients aren’t very unique.
My rating: 3.5/5
EWG's Skin Deep (2018). Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Retrieved from https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.W7AoWpNKh-U
Paula's Choice (2018). Ingredient Dictionary. Retrieved from https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary?crefn1=name-first-letter&csortb1=name&csortd1=1&crefv1=C
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