About La Mer
French for “in the sea,” La Mer is a luxury skincare products manufacturer that uses sea-based products to deliver highly active nutrients and antioxidants. Originally developed by Dr. Max Huber, an aerospace physicist, after a lab accident left his face severely burned, La Mer uses a blend of kelp and a proprietary fermentation process to produce its effective “Miracle Broth™.”
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Dr. Huber continued to market and sell La Mer until his death, after which his daughter took over the family business. Eventually, the company was acquired by Estée Lauder in 1995, and has since become its signature product. As a result, La Mer can be purchased online and at traditional high-end retailers such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
La Mer seems to have a relatively positive reputation, with more than 103,000 Facebook likes, and good product reviews.
La Mer Ingredients
La Mer claims that its Miracle Broth™ has a unique ability to transform your skin, which lies in the proprietary method used to combine ingredients—a 3-4 month process known as biofermentation. Some of the primary ingredients found in La Mer products include:
- Sea kelp
- Vitamins, C, E and B12
- Citrus and eucalyptus oils
- Wheat germ
Popular La Mer Products
Here are a few of La Mer’s most popular products:
- Crème de la Mer moisturizers
- The Eye Concentrate cream
- The Regenerating Serum
- The Moisturizing Soft Cream
La Met Pricing, Shipping & Return Policy
La Mer products and gift sets are fairly expensive, even when compared to other high-end skincare products, and typically range between $40 and $1,900. However, most of their popular products are between $185 and $400.
After your initial order, you’ll be given the opportunity to sign up for La Mer’s Replenishment service, which allows the products of your choice to be sent at regular intervals of 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, or 120 days. Standard shipping is always complimentary.
If you’re unhappy with your La Mer product, you’ll always have the ability to exchange the product for something else, or receive a full refund. When processing a return, shipping remains complimentary.
La Mer Authenticity
Due to the high price of La Mer’s products, there are numerous knockoff and imitation products. As a result, it’s best to purchase directly from the company’s website or an authorized seller, and never through Ebay or Amazon.