Aug 10, 2009

La Mer The Lifting Face Serum

The La Mer Lifting Face Serum contains the gemstone Tourmaline and is an addition to the La Mer line, meant to be used with the coveted original Creme de La Mer, La Mer Gel Creme or La Mer Lotion.

I have been using this product on and off for about a week now and it is certainly a very nice, elegant product. The scent is barely noticeable and a bit difficult to describe, I almost think it smells a bit of citrus. It has a pretty thick texture that spreads well and absorbs fairly quickly. I feel that it helps to moisturize and possibly lessen the appearance of dry, fine lines. It reminds me a lot of the Good Skin All Firm Rebuilding Serum also manufactured by Estee Lauder and sold at Kohl's for $26.00.

La Mer is one of those product lines you either love or you don't. Because they are so expensive they are a bit out of reach for most of us. For example, I am a huge fan of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex which sells for $47.50 for a 1 ounce bottle and of course my very favorite moisturizer, Mastey de Paris Moiste Facial Moisturizer which sells for $28.00 for a 3.3 ounce tube, both of which I use daily.

La Mer, like most Estee Lauder owned product lines, seems to be well formulated. However, this is a very costly skin care product and is really supposed to be used with the Lifting Intensifier which is also quite expensive. For those who have the money to spend La Mer is one of the most famous skin care lines available. By now most people know the story of Creme de La Mer and how a NASA scientist, Max Huber, used it to heal his own skin by fermenting certain ingredients he called a broth. Celebrities use it and tout it as being the best there is. Only you can decide if it is worth the expense.

A 1 ounce dropper top bottle sells for $235.00 and is available at higher-end department stores and the La Mer website. There is also a 0.50 ounce Lifting Intensifier available for $150.00 to be used in conjunction with the serum or both are available as a set for $315.00.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Peg-75, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientails Extract, Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Yeast Extract (Faex), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Artemia Extract, Algae Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Coenzyme A, Sodium Rna, Acetyl Glucosamine, Tourmaline, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Caffeine, Glycosaminoglycans, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Linoleic Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Squalane, Micrococcus Lysate, Glycerin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glycine, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Oleth-5, Choleth-24, Ceteth-24, Glycereth-26, Lecithin, Linalyl Acetate, Peg-8, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Bht, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Green 5.

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