La Mer – Is it Worth it?

There is a lot of controversy over whether Creme de la Mer is really a miracle broth.  Those who love it, can’t live without it.  Those who don’t like it, think it’s just an overpriced jar of Noxzema.  Now, I am a skincare snob, so I couldn’t help but to buy a jar to try it out myself.  In the name of buying it for my kids to see if it’ll help with their eczema, I dished out $200 for a 1 oz jar of Creme de la Mer at Holt Renfrew.

When I first approached the counter at Holt Renfrew to test out the product, the sales lady scooped a dime sized amount onto my fingers then showed me how to rub my fingers together to activate the cream with the warmth of my fingers.  Next, she told me to tap/pat it all over my hands then finish by rubbing it all over. 

I didn’t think much of it until about 1/2 an hour later when I realized that the wart on my finger (eww…I know) was starting to fall off.  Now, I have to mention that this wart is stubborn.  I had home treated it twice and had the doctor remove it twice, but it kept coming back.  For the entire week, I decided to apply La Mer on the wart then put a band-aid over it.  By the end of the week, the wart had fallen off and it’s never come back again.

At the same time, there was a small rash on my face that developed after I gave birth to my son.  I tried using cortisones and immunosuppressants on it, but it just wouldn’t go away.  La Mer got rid of it in less than a week.

Miracle or coincidence?  Both maybe?

Now, I do have to say that the La Mer did not work on my kids’ eczema.  Instead, it kinda clogged the pores on their face and gave them pimples. 

I don’t use La Mer everyday as I’m too cheap to do that.  I only use it when my face is really dry or as a base to my foundation to prevent my skin from flaking.  The eczema on my face is still there.  I don’t think eczema can be cured from a cream itself.  I believe eczema is an internal problem from stress and hormones.  However, overall, I really do love my La Mer.  It’s a wonderful moisturizer for me and my face always feels so relaxed afterwards.

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