Is Crème de la Mer Worth the Hype?

This iconic beauty product is full of mystery. Mariah Carey slathers it on her babies as nappy rash cream, Serena Williams says she’s forever putting it on her face and Jessica Alba adores it. Ranging from $300 for a 30ml pot to $800 for a 100ml version, Crème de la Mer is a serious investment piece. A moisturizer which plays on one key question… is there gold included? Go a little deeper, and you will understand if Crème de la Mer is worth its hefty price tag.

If there ever was a beauty product that could be considered legendary, it would be Crème de la Mer — not only for its cult reputation as one of the priciest, and most coveted moisturizers in the world, but also because of its origin: when La Mer’s founder, Max Huber suffered burns in a lab incident, he discovered a cure in the pristine waters of the Pacific. He experimented with a slow-craft fermentation process of combining nutrient-rich sea kelp with vitamins and other natural ingredients over 12 years and 6,000 experiments, bringing him closer to the discovery of a lifetime, the signature Miracle Broth™. It is also this extraordinary elixir that helped restored his complexion to a look of such radiant health.From then on, the hero that started it all, Crème de la Mer, was born. Truly the gold standard in anti-aging, devotees have sworn by its healing properties and it has been featured in beauty magazines over and over.

This luxuriously rich cream deeply immerses skin in indulgent, soothing moisture and helps heal away dryness. Skin looks naturally glowy, restored to its healthiest. Visibly firming, plumping and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing the look of pores, skin looks virtually ageless. Every touch of La Mer’s highly potent, healing elixir — Miracle Broth™ — infuses skin with renewing energies and ageless benefits.


The La Mer story began with one iconic moisturizer, and nearly 60 years later, it is now engineered in a variety of unique formulas that all provide the same transformational benefits. From the celebrated original to the lightweight gel, there is a texture and finish of Crème de la Mer to transform every complexion:

  • the original Crème de la Mer — ultra-rich, dewy finish that helps heal dryness with deep moisture (ideal for drier skin)
  • the Moisturizing Soft Cream — supple, weightless cream that deeply hydrates and comforts (ideal for combination/drier skin)
  • the Moisturizing Gel Cream — ultra-light, velvety fresh gel that calms and refreshes (ideal for combination/oilier skin)
  • the Moisturizing Soft Lotion — weightless, quick-absorbing lotion with lasting moisture (ideal for combination skin)

Flowing through every La Mer product today, Miracle Broth™ visibly soothes, plumps and smooth lines as a natural new radiance is revealed. Discover the healing hydration best suited to your skin’s potential today.

Online Exclusive: you don’t have to pay more, to get more. Shop La Mer online and get up to 12% off (new members get additional 10% off storewide)!