According to cremedelamer.com, La Mer’s journey began when Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment gone awry and set out to create his own destiny. Physicist by day, stargazer and dreamer by night,he hoped to unlock the healing power of the sea he held so dear. Inspired by the oceanic world, Huber fermented nutrient-rich sea kelp with other natural ingredients. 12 years and 6,000 experiments later, Crème de la Mer was born –and Huber’s skin visibly restored.
One thing that strucks you, when you hear about the Aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber, who fifty years ago began to create what is now the dream cream of all women aged 20 and older, is the determination. The creation is actually all part of a drama, an explosion in the laboratory and severe burns after that. Not being able to find a solution neither medical nor scientific to his problem. Dr.Huber had to research a solution himself. After more than 6000 failed experiments, this research resulted in the creation of a cream which helped him partially heal the burned skin and soothe his skin. This is how the ‘Miracle Broth’ was created.
Another thing that stands out is the list of celebrities, Kim Kardashian West, Cara Delevigne, Blake Lively and nicole that seem to swear by the product.
In California, near the Bay of San Diego grows in fact, a seaweed that if cut and macerated produces a special sea kelp, which makes the base of the Miracle Broth. This seaweed is the secret of the success and the evergrowing myth of Creme de La Mer. Dr. Huber didn’t live long enough to see his discover become a beauty product, he died in 1991 while Creme de La Mer was launched in 2000.Even nowadays very strict rules apply in the design of the cream, this to ensure that each vessel placed in the market has the same composition as the original miracle broth created by Huber himself.
The Miracle Broth is the result of the fermentation process and the handling of fresh algae that are brought from California to the Huber Research Labs on the east coast. This fermentation has a variable duration, about 3 to 4 months, and is monitored daily just to assure it goes to the next step at the right time.
The properties of the Miracle Broth are greater than the sum of the ingredients it is made of.
La Creme de La Mer is almost free of preservatives, and the few that are present make it possible the extension of the use the cream from the usual 6-12 months to 24 months.
How to Apply La Mer
A detail not to be overlooked when you have a product that becomes your beauty ritual is the right application. Creme De La Mer needs to be put on the tips of the fingers and warmed up to activate the ingredients. After that pat the face into pressing moves. When warming the cream you can see how the texture color changes from white to transparent. The Creme De La Mer texture is very rich, that’s why the application following these steps is very very important.
My personal experience with La Mer
I’ve tested the Creme de la Mer with the gel texture for a few months, along with the eye cream and cleanser. Talking to people who have used it and didn’t like the texture, I understood that most of them didn’t apply it the right away all the time. Applying Creme De La Mer the same way you would with another hydrating cream is the greatest mistake one can make. It looks greasy after applied but takes about 1 minute to be perfectly absorbed. The smell is nice and doesn’t irritate oversensitive skin. The skin does look smoother, firmer and more radiant. The skin around my eye area is less puffy when massaged with the nifty metal ball applicator and the dark circlescaused by excessive digital device use has been evidently diminished. The cleanser removes every trace of makeup, including remnants of eyelash glue and waterproof mascara. It has also helped smoothen out my scars which were created by acne. However, due to a few factors, such as the crazy pricing and it being suited for a mature skin, as opposed to by acne prone skin, I can’t see myself using this product for the next decade or so. On the other hand, the eye cream is amazing, and worth every penny spent.