If you followed my blog for a while now, you must know that I'm very devoted to proper skincare, since I think it's essential for getting and maintaining beautiful and healthy skin. So today, I'm going to show you what products I use for my daily skincare routine. By the way, I actually receive quite a lot of mails about my skincare routine, so I suppose you are interested, not? Haha, here we go!
My daily face cleansing routine hasn't changed yet. I'm still using Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Milk and Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Creamy Soap. Read more about my daily face cleansing routine in this post here!
I've been using La Mer skincare products for about 3 months now, thus I feel it's finally time to share my thoughts!
My daily skincare routine consists of:
- La Mer The Tonic
- La Mer The Hydrating Infusion
- La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion
La Mer The Tonic
I always use a toner after cleansing, since I feel the following products better absorbs into my skin.
La Mer The Tonic comes in a simple 200 ml plastic bottle. It has a fresh and lightweight scent to it. I don't feel that this toner is super hydrating, nor have I noticed any other outstanding benefits. I mean, it's not bad, since it doesn't sting my sensitive skin, but that's what I expect from a toner that doesn't contain alcohol anyways. Overall, I must say this is just an average toner.
LA MER'S PRODUCT INFORMATION
A soothing tonic that revitalizes and enlivens the skin after cleansing.
The Tonic is the vital transition between cleansing and treatment. Infused with Colloidal Mineral Water, the topical benefits of this soothing tonic are readily apparent. La Mer's exclusive Deconstructed Waters™ within The Tonic revitalize and enliven the skin with no signs of dehydration. Anti-irritants delivered through these negatively charged waters soothe and tone the skin, preparing it to readily receive the maximum benefits of skincare to follow. The Tonic is suitable for all skins.
After cleansing, moisten a cotton pad and gently apply all over face and neck, dabbing in a gentle press and release motion. Repeat until cotton pad comes away clean.
La Mer The Hydrating Infusion
This is kind of a serum, which is to be used twice a day before moisturizer.
It has a light scent to it, which I'm not able to describe. It's not disgusting or anything, but I don't particularly like it.
It comes in a 125 ml plastic pump bottle. It has a runny gel-like texture, which is absorbed really nicely into the skin leaving no sticky residue (unlike many other serums I have tried) behind, but leaving it very moist and supple. I feel it instantly locks the moisture, and prepares skin to absorb the following moisturizer even better. So, I really like it a lot!
And considering the amount you get (125 ml) this bottle doesn't count expensive for being a La Mer product! It will also last you quite a while, since one or two pumps of the product is totally sufficient for the whole face and neck!
LA MER'S PRODUCT INFORMATION
A high-potency treatment that saturates the skin with hydration, smoothness and conditioning on demand.
This high-potency treatment saturates the skin with a wave of hydration, smoothness and conditioning, preparing it to receive and boost the transformational benefits of Crème de la Mer.
The Hydrating Infusion’s vital ingredients – vitamins, minerals, tourmaline and Hydrating Ferments – are suspended within a serum-like gel network. This interactive sea gel works with exclusive Deconstructed Waters™ to deliver extraordinary activity on demand.
A cascade of hydration moistens the skin, preparing it to receive and boost the transformational benefits of Crème de la Mer. Dry complexions are replenished, feel soft, firm and smooth to the touch. Skin is strengthened, helping protect it against future moisture loss.
An elaborate bio-fermentation process helps sea parsley and other precious seaborne ingredients realize their fullest potential. Efficiently delivered, the Hydrating Ferments infuse the skin with untold energy and hydration, awakening a healthy, resilient appearance.
Used with Crème de la Mer, the visible signs of damage are significantly reduced. Lines and wrinkles begin to fade from view. A glowing appearance is revealed as skin’s look and feel take on a healthy new life.
After cleansing, sweep over face and neck with fingertips to prepare skin to receive treatment benefits to follow. Use twice a day for optimal skin conditioning and to boost the transformative effects of Crème de la Mer.
La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion
This is the lighter version of the ever so infamous Creme De La Mer. I decided to get this since I thought the cream was too rich for my sensitive combination skin.
The Moisturizing Lotion comes in a simple and convenient 50 ml plastic pump bottle. It has the same fresh milky scent as the cream, which doesn't bother me, since it is not over the top. The Lotion has a creamy consistency which is easy to spread. My skin completely absorbs this, so that no residue is left behind. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and calmed to a certain degree. Further, it hasn't caused break-outs.
Yet, I suspect it to moisturize the surface of my skin only, rather then moisturize it from within (if I make sense) because every time I cleansed my face, I have lots of dry flakes popping up from nowhere, which then immediately disappear once I have the lotion applied. Isn't that weird?
LA MER'S PRODUCT INFORMATION
A versatile, lightweight version of the legendary Crème de la Mer.
Crème de la Mer is also available in a lotion formulation containing the original Miracle Broth™ and its extraordinary benefits. Tailored to the needs of normal to dry skin, The Moisturizing Lotion is ideal for warm weather climates and occasions when Crème de la Mer may be too rich.
Crème de la Mer's Miracle Broth™ is suspended within its extraordinary formula. To activate the broth and release its key ingredients, warm a small amount between your fingertips. As you pat onto clean, dry skin, you will instantly feel the soothing effects of the broth. Smooth over your face, neck, even under the fragile eye area. Apply day and night for a lifetime.
Since I couldn't notice any significant improvement in my skin's texture and appearance, the enlarged pores on my nose haven't become finer, and the redness is still there, I have to say that all in all, I find La Mer products overrated, and most important overpriced.
Maybe my expectations for La Mer products simply were too high. I don't have to mention the well known hype about La Mer's miracle broth here, do I? ;) I'll finish the products, but not re-purchase, except for The Hydrating Infusion, which I'm quite fond of.
Now, I'm sad that La Mer on the whole was ineffective for me. Sigh! Honestly, I so wanted to love it!
I hope this was helpful!
Stay Ohh... pretty!
Source of Product Information: cremedelamer.com