Creme de la Mer. My most expensive skincare product to date. For technical information about CDLM and its “miracle broth”, please visit their website here.
How I use it: I put a small amount of CDLM into a travel-sized jar so I can preserve as much as possible in the original 1 oz. jar. I take a small amount, rub it between my fingers or on my wrist (feel your wrist, it’s very warm!). I gently pat it to the following areas: –under my eyes –middle of my forehead where there are wrinkles forming –next to my mouth where I have expression lines –top of my nose. When I’m feeling extra generous (very rarely), I’ll pat it all over my face and neck. I only apply CDLM at night before I go to bed.
Texture, fragrance: The texture is very thick so it is extremely important to warm it up to “activate” the ingredients and allow for proper absorption. I’ve read a lot of people complaining about how thick it is and how hard it is to apply but I am sure that they did not properly warm up the creme. Heck, I’m still not sure if I’m warming it correctly. I intend to visit the La Mer counter the next time I go to Nordy’s to make sure I’m doing it correctly. As for fragrance, I like it. I don’t even know how to explain it, I’m sorry. It’s just..pleasant.
Results: I am having a really hard time deciding whether or not I love CDLM.
- I love it because it just feels so luxurious and rich, and it makes my skin really soft the next morning. I feel like I’m really pampering my skin. I pretty much fell into the hype of CDLM without seeing actual results.
- I am iffy about it because I don’t see a difference in my fine lines and wrinkles but to be honest, I don’t have that many yet (I just turned 27). Also, I may be trying to judge the results too quickly. I feel as though I should use it continuously for several months before deciding if I see results or not.
You can see above that I have more reasons to be iffy about CDLM than to love it. I may be one of the fools who fell victim to great marketing but I still have hope for CDLM!
I will most likely repurchase CDLM when I run out. You may think I’m crazy but I have had no adverse reactions to CDLM and I’m hoping time will show that CDLM is working. 🙂
Back to the wrist thing, I’ve recently discovered that the creme heats up best on my wrist. I put some product on my wrist then use my fingers to vigorously rub the creme. It “liquifies” more properly and my skin absorbs it better.
I apologize if you didn’t find this “review” helpful. It’s one of those love or hate products and I’m pretty much in the middle. Hopefully, in a few months I’ll have a more definite opinion and can expand this review.