Over or Underrated | Creme De La Mer Really THAT Good?

Mon, 6 Aug 2012


By Huda Heidi Kattan

One question I seem to always get is about Creme De La Mer. Is it good, amazing or COMPLETELY overrated? With celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez swearing by it, it’s got to be good right?

So I have actually only tried two products from the range, the Creme De La Mer Cream and the Cream De La Mer Moisturizing Lotion. My experiences from them have definitely been memorable, one actually left me in the emergency room.

I first started using Creme De La Mer’s face cream about 9 years ago. I was definitely a bit young for such a rich product, but I heard that Jennifer Lopez would rub the cream all over her body and this was the secret to her super soft skin. Sooo, I thought I MUST get this! I started using it for about 1 week when I noticed small bumps around my eyes. I only used a small amount of the cream so I thought there’s no way this could be from this! The bumps got worse and then really bad. After about 10 days, the bumps didn’t go anywhere and my eye actually started to droop. I FREAKED out and went to ER! They told me although my skin was really dry, the cream had ingredients that could cause serious allergies for some people (me being one of them)! So I kind of gave up on it for a while!

Then this past November I was traveling and in the Duty Free I stopped at one of the La Mer Counters. I told one of the girls my story and she said it was too rich for me and I try the moisturizer lotion. I thought why not! Luckily, this time no bumps, swelling or drooping, but then again, I didn’t really notice anything at all! The moisturizing lotion is actually SERIOUSLY rich, especially for a lotion! The only I noticed after using this was really greasy skin! DEFINITELY not something I would purchase again!

I have heard some amazing things about their serums and will try them, but their creams and lotions I recommend only if you are pushing 50!

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21 Comments on "Over or Underrated | Creme De La Mer Really THAT Good?"

1 year 6 months ago

I have tried many many many creams and lotions of all kinds and every single one cause a problem for me. the oil free ones left me very dry cracked and dehydrated. the heavy creams including CDLM made me break out with bumps too all over uninflammed with gunk inside. Lastly the normal lotions did nothing for me and one actually did a reverse drying and burning my skin.

I have very dry skin that is acne prone. (imagine that).

Later,,, I was told to try the “soft cream” and surprisingly it works so well for me! I use a little after I apply the new “treatment lotion” by la mer and now my face feels hydrated, plumped, and moisturized without being angry at me.

Good luck! we all know how hard it is.

1 year 6 months ago

I am in my early 50’s and love this cream. I have sensitive skin and have never had a problem use Le Mer Soft Cream. It’s a shame that it’s quite expense though, but if you can afford it, it’s certainly worth it :)

1 year 7 months ago

I had a horrible experience, eye concentrate made my eye lids swell and all eye region turned yellow – like a corpse. Moisturizing creme made my face swollen and red! Returned all of it for a refund!

2 years 1 month ago

I started to use creme de lamer since 3 years ago. I was 27yo and had red pimples all over my face, and couldnt find any doctor who can cure it. My last doctor told me that my skin was too irritated so although she changed the formula many times but none of them is suitable for my skin. From my friend’s advice I tried this creme de lamer, after few months taking it (without taking doctor’s formula too) my skin started to relief, then I tried again to see the last doctor and finally she gave me the formula for my pimples but asked me to combine it with my recent cream (lamer). So for me, creme de lamer has saved my skin.

2 years 1 month ago

I’ve only seen it duty free at Heathrow London. You can buy online, wait til they have special offer, which they do occasionally.

2 years 2 months ago

in addition to my previous comment…..
i once saw a little girl about 6 years old…. she had a terrible accident and got burned to the point that she wears a mask and has no fingers…. she buys the creme because is the only thing that helps her whole body not to feel tight and itchy…. so if it works for her… it must do wonders to the rest of us…. it does for me

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