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Creme de La Mer Face Cream by La Mer Review | “Miracle Broth” Daily Moisturizer To Firm Skin

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

La Mer Creme de La MerLa Mer Creme de la Mer is a face cream designed to make skin firmer, softer and even out the driest of complexions.

Some users of La Mer's cream have described it as a "Miracle broth". Others say they saw dramatic results in the reduction of dark circles and a increase in skin elasticity.

The accident that would lead to La Mer "Miracle broth"

About forty years ago, a aerospace physicist called Dr. Max Huber suffered a horrific accident when a routine experiment exploded in his face, leaving him with severe chemical burns.

Neither science nor medicine could offer sufficient promise for help, so Dr. Huber decided to help himself. Twelve years and thousands of experiments later- "La Mer was born."

Here are some negative opinions from La Mer users:

  • It's too heavy
  • Sticky on the skin
  • Difficulty with the directions of using the "Miracle Broth"

Directions for use

There are some that use La Mer Creme da le Mer who have had difficulties in using the cream. It has specific instructions on how to use it so it will work effectively.

So this is how it's done- place an amount (about the size of 1-2 peas) into the center of your palm then very vigorously rub your hands together.

The cream will liquify, becoming a clear liquid, then it is ready to spread onto the face. Customers who haven't done this will not see the same effects as those who have, says La Mer.


Here are just some of the ingredients used in La Mer Creme de la Mer face cream:

Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum),Petrolatum: occlusive, Glycerin: humectant, Isohexadecane: thickening agent and emulsifier, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Extract,Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina): thickening agent, Lanolin Alcohol: emollient, very closely resembles your skin's natural oils, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil: emolllient, can be irritating to those with very sensitive skin, Eucalyptus Globules (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil: thought to have anti-bacterial or anti-viral properties on the skin, Magnesium Sulfate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seeds: Sesame oil is anemolllient, can be irritating to those with very sensitive skin, Alcohol Denat: Denaturized alcohol, Fragrance.

Personally I would expect miracles from this cream as it retails from $130(1oz)-$230(2oz).

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Philosphy Daily Facial Moisturizer Review | ‘Hope in a Jar’ Face Cream to Smooth Skin

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Philosphy's Hope in a JarPhilosphy's Hope in a Jar appears to be aptly named given the mixed reviews of this product. Some adore and others loath it, so it seems you just have to try this product and hope for the best.

It is a daily facial moisturizer and Philosophy say it is suitable for all skin types, although numerous individuals have experienced some side effects such as flaky skin. However, for everyone that has a side effect, there's someone else singing its praises.

Philosphy claims the cream will reduce wrinkles, smooth and hydrate skin in days. Whereas some ladies using it found that it can take a few weeks for the smoothing effects to kick in, possibly as your skin adjusts to the moisturizer.

It is available with SPF which I would recommend as this prevents sun damage and you can also get it for dry sensitive skin too.

Some have described it as being a bit too heavy for oily skin so may block pores, and their are mixed opinions over whether the product feels greasy or not.

Chemically Smooth

This moisturizer is not a good choice for fans of natural ingredients as it is packed with a variety of synthetic chemicals. Chemically enhanced moisturizers are very common, so this doesn't necessarily scream danger, but it has resulted in adverse reactions in some people.

Check the ingredient list to ensure you aren't allergic to any of the chemicals, and if you are unsure it may be worth trying the product on your neck for a few days to see how your skin reacts. Every girl is different, and what works for one skin type won't work for another.

Bad Smell?

The smell of this product has caused some complaints. While some don't seem to notice or even like the smell, others have described it as a 'rancid citrus fruit smell' so be warned. Typically it is described as a medicinal smell, likely as a result of the many synthetic chemical ingredients.


Lauryl Lactate,Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone,Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Betaglucan, Lavender Oil, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Worth a Try?

The 'Hope in a Jar' moisturizer can lean on the more expensive side of the fence depending on where you get it. However, it is an Amazon bestseller with many people singing its praises. Despite that there's just as many people disappointed with the product. It is just one of those try it and see kind of products.

It is available in 4oz, 2oz and 0.5oz and ranges in price from $20 - $60 depending on where you buy it.

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Review | Oil-Free Face Moisturizer to Hydrate Skin

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a lightweight daily facial moisturizer. Amazon customers have praised the moisturizer for being an excellent gel to control those unsightly breakouts we all hate.

Clinique has labeled it for use on all skin types but everyone's skin is different. Some users with dry skin said that it wasn't moisturizing enough for them and in some cases dried their skin out. It does contain alcohol which can cause a drying affect.

This moisturizing gel is oil free, that's one reason why it is a good choice for skin prone to break-outs. More oil will just block pores and encourage pimples and black heads.

Some of you will be glad to hear that it is fragrance free. It also has a delightful pump dispenser which stops the build up of bacteria.

The down side is that Clinique has not added an SPF to this gel, so it won't provide any sun protection.

Several users have said that the gel is light, non-sticky and absorbs quickly, that's good because I hate it when you have that sticky feeling after applying moisturizer. Also a little goes a long way so gentle pumping ladies!

This product contains a lot of synthetic chemical ingredients, so not ideal for those who are eco-friendly or drawn towards natural products.

It comes in at a very reasonable $14.50-$28 (1.7oz/4.2oz) a pop, so it won't break the bank.

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