I trust your advice on skin care, and I keep seeing La Mer advertised in all of my favorite skin care shops. Since you are French, and you are fffabulous, do you happen to know first hand if the product actually works? I am trying to make my skin feel and look a little more fffabulous, but hate to spend the hundreds of dollars. Any advice?
Hi Hil! Thanks for your email. I've always been skeptical of super expensive moisturizers; perhaps it's because every time one of those sounds-too-good-to-be-true commercials used to come on, I would always hear by dad say: "I'd want them to try this on Auntie Tataite, and if it works on her, then it's worth buying." But Auntie Tataite happened to be 95 year old at the time, so it probably wouldn't have worked. However, I have to admit that I was tempted to try the La Mer Crème de la Mer after a couple of my girlfriends started using it and couldn't stop raving about it. I went to Neiman Marcus and asked for a sample (always ask for a sample before spending the big bucks on just any moisturizer!); I got a very nice tiny jar of the La Mer Crème de la Mer (and of the Eye Concentrate, too) as well as instructions on how to apply it: take a tiny amount of moisturizer with the tip of your finger, warm it up between your fingers and press the moisturizer all over on your skin. Once this is done, you can massage the Crème all you want, but not before having gone through the 'pressing' exercise, which is the key to making the most out of your Crème de la Mer.
After using Crème de la Mer for a couple of weeks and loving it, I decided to buy my big jar of youth. Since I started using it, my skin is smoother and my expression wrinkles are less obvious because my skin is now more hydrated than ever. And I rarely have breakouts now! All in all, Crème de la Mer is worth every penny, and I recommend it to all of my girlfriends now – I have even sent some samples to my sister for her to try it out. So go get some La Mer samples, try it out, and let us know what you think!