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Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream

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A revolutionary new formula that delivers the profound benefits of Crème de la Mer in a softer and smoother texture. All key ingredients are now infused by way of Moisturizing Spheres, an advanced absorption technology that allows for irritant-free penetration.

The cream contains the sea kelp-infused Miracle Broth, to sooth redness and replenish lost moisture, and the brand’s exclusive Lime Tea Extract, which is steeped in power anti-oxidant properties to neutralize free radicals, enabling the skin to focus on renewal and repair.

Moisturizing Spheres

The latest breakthrough in La Mer science, Moisturizing Spheres create the rich yet weightless texture of the Moisturizing Soft Cream. As the two phases of lipid ( Miracle Broth™ ) and water ( Lime Tea Extract™ ) are layered in between emollients, tiny multi-layered spheres are formed, creating the smooth, lightweight texture. These Moisturizing Spheres are held together by a thread of gentle cohesive bonds, creating the smooth, lightweight texture. As the bond breaks on application, the small spheres instantly penetrate the skin and are absorbed from top to bottom, delivering moisture deep into the skin. The Miracle Broth™ and Lime Tea Extract™ encapsulated within the multi-layered structure melt layer by layer to release powerful anti-oxidants and replenish moisture.

Vital Energy

The Moisturizing Soft Crème contains the Miracle Broth™, with its legendary powers of transformation, and gives skin the deep moisture it needs to renew itself. A healthy complexion has an electrical charge that allows water to be drawn into the skin, keeping it soft, smooth and hydrated. Skin is transformed, leaving it softer, looking firmer, virtually ageless. Renewed and energized, skin looks youthfully radiant.

Powerful Ingredients

Miracle Broth™

Born from the sea, the Miracle Broth™ lies at the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation. Infused with nutrient-rich sea kelp and simple, pure ingredients including vitamins C, E, B12 and oils of citrus, eucalyptus & alfalfa, the Miracle Broth™ helps soothe irritation and calm the look of redness. Sensitivities appear soothed, and radiance is renewed.

Lime Tea Extract™

La Mer’s exclusive Lime Tea Extract™ is derived from hand peeled limes that undergo a careful extraction process. An original ingredient that Max Huber included in the first Crème de la Mer, the Lime Tea Extract™ is the perfect companion to the Miracle Broth™. Concentrated with powerful anti-oxidant properties, the Lime Tea Extract™ works to neutralize free radicals and help protect the skin from external assaults, allowing the skin to focus on renewal and repair.

Clinical testing has demonstrated a 71% immediate improvement in clarity, 70% immediate improvement in moisture & 65% improvement in visible lift after 8 weeks of usage.

Skin is transformed, leaving it softer, looking firmer, virtually ageless.

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I love this new version of creme de La Mer as it’s lightweight yet utterly nourishing; Totally non greasy & non occlusive ( as compared to the original cdLM ). La Mer calls it another version of the cream, I say it’s the better version.

The best thing about this soft cream is actually it’s moisturizing spheres technology, which unlike the original cdLM, there’s no need to warm & rub the cream prior to application – I just slap & smear the buttery soft velvety cream on; The amazing texture of this soft cream even enable me to perform my facial massage ritual. My complexion is nourished, plumped & revitalized.

Luxurious cream with unprecedented results. Worth the upgrading & reformulation, worth the investment, IMO.

Guerlain Super Aqua Serum Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper

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According to Guerlain researchers, an increasing shortage of water and its distribution in the skin are among the main causes of dehydration and wrinkle formation.

Today water is a precious resource – a “ blue gold ” – that is essential to life. However, when polluted, water becomes toxic for humankind, and for the skin. The water that circulates in the skin gets naturally polluted, causing dehydration and wrinkles.

Water is the central element to life on earth. It is also the element vital to the functioning of the human body. It is essential at the heart of the skin, the external envelope that protects and regulates the many exchanges with our environment.

Water plays a role at different levels in the skin:

• In the stratum corneum, it protects the skin’s barrier structure against external agents by ensuring the organisation of the lipids in the intercellular cement and the plasticity of the corneocytes.
• In the epidermis, it promotes cell vitality, by playing a key part in their renewal and differentiation.
• In the dermis, it helps to maintain tissue firmness and elasticity by bathing the fibroblasts and collagen fibres in an optimal environment for their activity.

An increasing shortage of water and its distribution in the skin are among the main causes of dehydration and wrinkle formation. But they are not alone. The purer the water in the environment in which the different biological processes operate, the better the exchanges and cellular activities, especially the capacities for biosynthesis that govern the skin’s youthfulness. To ensure optimal hydration and postpone the appearance of wrinkles, the quality of the water present in the skin is as important as its quantity.

GUERLAIN REVELATION : THE WATER IN THE SKIN IS POLLUTED NATURALLY, EVERY DAY

Clusterin: a natural anti-pollution mechanism…

All cellular activity is a source of natural micro-fragments produced during cell deterioration or apoptosis. In the skin, the cell has biological means to eliminate these residues that accumulate in the water-rich intercellular spaces. Among them, Guerlain Research has brought to light a glycoprotein responsible for water purification: clusterin. This glycoprotein is able to capture cell debris present in the water in the skin so that these fragments are transported into the cells where they are neutralised.

When, due to age, stress or fatigue, the natural purification mechanisms are overwhelmed, cellular micro-fragments accumulate, particularly in the water in the skin. Just as polluted water can become toxic for humankind, the water in the skin becomes harmful to the proper functioning of the cells. The purification mechanisms themselves malfunction. The process accelerates. A vicious circle is set in motion.

WHEN IT IS POLLUTED, CELLULAR WATER ENCOURAGES DEHYDRATION AND WRINKLES

Guerlain  has created Aqua Complex: it purifies cellular water* to revive the flow of hydration, restore youthfulness and replenish the skin with pure, dynamic water. The new Aqua Complex acts as a doubly protective shield. It reinforces the skin’s internal barrier, increasing its reserves of moisture and increasing cellular resistance to time and external factors.By relaunch the natural depollution mechanisms and purify cellular water, Guerlain has developed a new technology with cutting-edge active ingredients: Aqua Complex; It takes anti-wrinkle hydration to a new dimension.

Guerlain has enriched the SUPER AQUA SERUM formula with a new combination of active ingredients, Aquacomplex, to:

Enhance and relaunch the skin purification mechanisms
By stimulating clusterin* synthesis, Aquacomplex allows the skin to be irrigated with pure and essential water once again. The test results show that after 24 hours we already observe that the expression of clusterin has increased 2.75 times. “Cleansed” of the debris that pollutes it, cellular water is regenerated.

Help to increase the skin’s water reserves
By boosting the level of hyaluronic acid receptors by 20%*, Aquacomplex increases the binding of hyaluronic acid at the heart of the tissue and helps to reinflate the hydric mattress, which ensures the skin’s plumpness.

Help to preserve the impermeability of the skin
By stimulating the synthesis of occludins, the proteins that make up the impermeable junctions in the corneo-epidermal junction (CEJ), by 73%*, Aquacomplex helps to ensure the cohesion of the epidermal barrier.
Gradually rid of the waste that pollutes it*, the water that constantly replenishes the tissue is pure and essential, offering the cells the vitality they need to function optimally.

Imbued with water as pure as morning dew, skin is deeply hydrated and more resistant to the signs of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines are visibly filled in. Skin is left smooth, fresh, radiant and re-plumped.

SERUM EFFICACY TESTS

• 30 hours of intense hydration: +72%
Instrumental test performed on 10 volunteers

• An instant smoothing effect on wrinkles: -27%
Instrumental test performed on 15 volunteers

• Proven moisturising efficacy, even 5 days after stopping the treatment
Instrumental test performed on 19 volunteers, results after 21 days’ twice-daily use.

Clinical assessment performed on 32 women, results after 4 weeks’ twice-daily application.

• 97% of women who tried it were satisfied.

Immediately
– they recover soft, supple skin that no longer feels tight: 92%
– their face is smoothed: 75%

After 1 month’s use of the serum:
– the skin is intensely plumped up: 88%
– the skin is more supple and comfortable: 97%
– the skin is smoother: 94%
– the skin is luminous and radiant: 94%

I totally adore the packaging of this reformulated hydrating serum; absolutely gorgeous & ultimately elegant! The pump dispenser is extremely user friendly & guaranteed to dispense the amount required precisely, hygienically & preserve its active ingredients till application.

The texture of this new Super Aqua serum is less oily than its predecessor, yet feels velvety & enveloping enough for the ultimate skin pampering. Despite its Aqua Serum nomenclature, this is actually a fine lotion. It smoothes & retextures my skin upon application. And in case you wonder, this subtly fragranced serum does make you feel like a spoilt diva. Its lovely scent is phenomenal, yet non-sensitizing ( my complexion ).

Super Aqua Serum Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper leaves my skin refreshed, energized & rehydrated. I use this as a booster serum + moisturizer at night. My skin felt pampered & nourished enough with this serum alone sans night cream. I regard this as a luxurious

The only complaint is it doesn’t plump wrinkles ( it does smoothes fine dry lines though).

La Mer Oil Absorbing Lotion

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Oil-free, oil-absorbing, fast-penetrating; Hydrates & nourishes with a long lasting soft matte finish.

A versatile, uber light version of the legendary Crème de la Mer. This lotion is formulated with smart algae to help control excess oil & shine, not to mention La Mer trademark miraculous broth. Available in a hygiene, airless dispensing pump container.

This silky lotion may be the one, the holygrail moisturizer! After years of experimenting & searching, I think I might be ready to settle with this one……

My skin is softer and smoother and appears the best it ever has. The incredible soft matte finish lasted about 6 hours before any oily breakthrough is visible, yet my skin felt so nourished & protected. Make up also glides on flawlessly. Great product for oily / combination skin.

Totally worth the hefty price tag, IMO. The trick is to purchase the grande size in duty free.

Brand Focus – Elizabeth Dehn

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After more than a decade of slathering, schmearing, and sorting out other people’s products, beauty writer Elizabeth Dehn set out to create her own. She knew what she didn’t want (chemicals, cheap fillers, false promises) and what she did (nutritious ingredients, effective formulas, pretty packaging). The result is a collection of skin-perfecting products that harness the restorative and anti-aging properties of 100% natural ingredients — free of preservatives, synthetics, and the other usual suspects.

Pure and simple yet utterly effective, BY ELIZABETH DEHN is modern-day beauty at its best.

This streamline collection has everything to keep your skin looks & feels its best, naturally. The products are gentle, pampering & delivers what their promise.

Face Spray – This refreshing alcohol-free formula infuses skin with antioxidants and preps it for moisture. Organic essential oils of Melissa and Sweet Orange instantly energize and increase circulation for a healthy glow.

Shea Cream – This velvety soft cream instantly replenishes and restores skin without clogging pores. Rich in Vitamin A, shea butter helps reverse sun damage, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against free radicals. Rosehip Seed Oil rebuilds collagen and elasticity while Calendula calms irritation.

The Serum – Super-potent yet lightweight, this serum does it all: feeds, hydrates, and gives skin a gorgeous rosy glow. A luxurious blend of plant oils and essential fatty acids restores moisture and elasticity while Vitamin C and E help reverse sun damage and protect against free radicals.

 Ingredients : Unrefined Shea Oil, Jojoba Oil, Calendula Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Almond Oil, St. John’s Wort Oil, Apricot Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rose Absolute.

My complaint? They don’t ship outside US ! How annoying, and rude.

La Mer World Ocean Day

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Definitely a collector item; Especially if you’re an avid La Mer fan.

This cream is actually worth its hype, if you use the correct method & technique to apply it – My winter skin saver.

Yes, I am a huge fan of this dense, nurturing cream, not the other versions such as gel-cream or lotion.

The original is the best.

 

Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream

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Infused with gold and ruby crystals, this decadent excuse to pamper yourself comes in the form of Omorovicza’s Gold Rescue Creme. This “water in oil” creme is the latest breakthrough in skin care. Gold acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, repairing and strengthening the skin while the ruby crystals creates instant radiance and helps minimize fine lines and imperfections. Best of all, the product does not contain petro-chemicals typically associated with these types of creams.

This daily moisturiser has the unusual property of being wonderfully rich and creamy, while absorbing like a tear in the desert. Designed for more mature skins this anti-ageing prodigy harnesses the anti-inflammatory properties of gold, nourishing and replenishing dehydrated skin with Omega 6. It boosts the synthesis of collagen and elastin, as well as increasing the transfer of nutrients to the epidermis to optimise skin repair, ironing out wrinkles and protecting dry skin from the elements.

A creme de la creme not for the faint hearted! ( No, I am not referring to its price tag ). Not the most expensive cream around but definitely a mega moisturiser that will smooth & plump up you skin, at the expenses of its heavy weight texture! ( Still lighter & less occlusive than the classical La Mer though )

Despite its uber nourishing formulation & barrier cream consistency, Gold Rescue cream doesn’t break me out or clog me up. It does leave a shiny finish on my complexion after a few hours of application.

I find this treatment cream great during harsh winter & it’s the only night cream that manages to iron out my sleep lines and plump up my creepy wrinkly cheeks & neck the morning after. So, I would totally recommend this to those who have slackening skin or assaulted by harsh weather/environment.

Active ingredients

*GOLD: powerfully anti-inflammatory, helps to reduce the accumulative damage partly responsible for the ageing process.* OMEGA 6 CERAMIDE: replenishes dehydrated skin and restores softness and elasticity.* PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE and Caprooyl Tetrapeptide: bio-mimetic peptides, which stimulate growth factors, boost the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans and increase the transfer of nutrients to the epidermis to optimise skin repair.* DILL SEED EXTRACT: boosts the synthesis of elastin to improve elasticity and firmness.* RUBY CRYSTAL: gives the skin instant radiance, helping to “blur” fine lines and minimise the appearance of imperfections.* HUNGARIAN THERMAL WATER: rich in key minerals, including calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, which boost the synthesis of collagen and elastin, strengthen the skin barrier, increase moisture retention and provide anti-oxidant defense against free radicals.* PANNON COMPLEX: a precious blend of ingredients (yeast, proteins and vitamins), which enhances the bio-availability of the minerals and trace elements found in Hungarian thermal waters and revitalises the skin.

Full ingredients

Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lanolin, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin Alcohol, Saccharomyces Hungarian Thermal Water Ferment, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulphate, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Saccharomyces Gold Ferment, Omega 6 Ceramide, Parfum (Fragrance), Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Seed Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Dextran, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Weleda Wild Rose Moisture Cream

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Wild Rose Moisture Cream is a light and easily absorbed day and night cream for normal to oily skin. Wild Rose Moisture Cream supports the skin’s natural regeneration and helps to prevent the premature appearance of ageing. The skin remains soft, supple & radiance.

Organic Rosehip oil (Rosa Moschata) and precious organic Jojoba oil protect and nourish the skin. Plant extracts of Orpine, Horsetail and Myrrh support the natural repair processes of the skin.

Wild Rose Moisture  Cream is a concise, sensible skin nutrient that revitalised & nourishes the complexion. Its medium weight creamy texture blends & melts into skin upon application, plumping up fine dry lines & gives skin a healthy sheen.

This rejuvenating cream works well as a base underneath my powder foundation. The delightful blend of plant oils & waxes nourish & protect the skin well without occlusion/irritation. ( although it may be too rich for extremely oily skin ) Last but not least, the subtle rose aroma is rather intoxicating.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel oil, Glycerin, Rosa Moschata seed oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) wax, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sedum Purpureum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Rosa Centifolia, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Commiphora Myrrha, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Beeswax, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan). *from natural essential oils