In my time that I’ve been blogging, I have shared my thoughts about many iconic products from various brands. But one very iconic product has thus far escaped scrutiny – Crème de La Mer. Not for want of trying. I was one of the early customers at the La Mer counter when it first opened in Malaysia. Armed with a small pay check, but high hopes, I indulged in the luxurious Crème de la Mer cream. The original. The cream that started it all. For a long time, that was all the brand carried – the Creme de La Mer. I didn’t stick to it for long eventually (small pay check remember?) but despite detractors, I rather liked the crème, a jar of which lasts a surprisingly long time, and back then, worked for me. But this was long before I started writing.
La Mer as a brand tends to bring forth 2 reactions. First, bug-eyed awe at the price-tag. It is the same sort of jaw-dropping awe I stifle when I step into an Hermes store and casually enquire about an item. Second, scepticism. The products are pricey, do they work? Are they worth the price tag?
So, you’d be lying if you didn’t experience one or the other of these reactions, when I show you the new La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, and share a little about my experience with La Mer moisturisers as a whole. There are 5 different textures in the La Mer moisturiser wardrobe to suit different skin types and preferences, and over the years, I’ve actually tried them all! LOL!