Whether if you can afford it or not, most people would know by now that La Mer is your crème de la crème for a reason – yes it’s luxe, its proven to work and it is irreplaceable. In fact, I have vowed that one day when I reach a certain age bracket I will commit all my wages and apply the full range of La Mer products religiously from head to toe to preserve a youthful look. Yes, while it might sound extreme but I do know many people do extreme things to look young, applying cream (albeit expensive ones) isn’t one of the craziest I’ve heard.
Recently La Mer released a new addition to their Holy Grail list of skin care offerings – The Moisturising Soft Cream joins the Crème de la Mer family using the same original miracle broth formula and is still formulated in USA. While I won’t bore you with what the legendary moisturiser cream can do, the new cream is a lighter, softer version of the original cult moisturising cream.
This is perhaps a welcoming addition to those who have long since complained about the original version being far too thick for the oily/combination skin. Personally, I have oily/combination skin that is prone to breakout and my skin can feel dehydrated as well. As a result, sometimes most of the mattifying, oil-free moisturiser can feel good on the skin but doesn’t really deliver the moisture and quench my dehydrated skin as needed. This is the reason why I have gone for a two-step approach when it comes to moisturising. During the day, I use a moisturiser that is oil controlling/mattifying and splurge a little at night by treating my skin and use something that is rich & luxurious for my skin to replenish overnight.
La Mer The Moisturising Soft Cream is designed to moisturise and heal. In fact, I have heard a lot of people (ahem, no names here) uses La Mer products on their skin post laser/surgery to nourish and heal their skin. The Moisturising Soft Cream texture is similar to that of a luxurious rich cream upon first inspection & touch but once applied onto skin, it melts away and instantly feels weightless on skin. As compared to the original cream, this is definitely softer to touch and to apply. My skin takes on the Soft Cream far quicker by absorbing quicker and the pea sized amount that I use doesn’t leave my skin greasy except for a film of well moisturised radiant looking skin.
Overall, I have to say that if you have dry skin, this is probably not the right cream for you and you will probably benefit far more with the original Crème de la Mer. However, if you have normal to oily/combination and don’t like something that is too rich, this would be perfect for you. I like the scent and the feel of this cream on my skin and as always La Mer never fail to deliver moisture as promised and my skin look plumper, healthier without breaking me out. My skin looks and feels softer every day and make up stays put better the next day too.
I’d say La Mer The Moisturising Soft Cream is great for those who are starting to look into anti-ageing skin care, this is a great introduction to the La Mer skincare products since it is jam packed with powerful anti-oxidant ingredients and works extra hard to renew and repair skin.
RRP AUD$250 (30ml)
RRP AUD$440 (60ml)
Available on La Mer counters now