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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:16 am      Reply with quote
it sounds so magic, i got a sample and since it is very rich, i tried it on only at night, it did brighten up my face immediately, but after one week i got quite a few breakouts on my forehead. I am hesitating now. can anyone share their experience with me?

my skin is comination/oily on T zone!
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:23 am      Reply with quote
Not that I have wrinkles yet, but I would never use it, it seems like overpriced mineral oil. There seem to be alot of other great moisturizers,wrinkle reducers out there for half the price, such as ultra emu oil. It probably broke you out b/c it is intended for dry mature skin(and the overload of mineral oil). I would suggest doing some searches for things like rosehip oil, HA serum, emu oil....quite a few people love them all and there is alot of info on them. Very Happy
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:29 am      Reply with quote
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Not that I have wrinkles yet, but I would never use it, it seems like overpriced mineral oil. There seem to be alot of other great moisturizers,wrinkle reducers out there for half the price, such as ultra emu oil. It probably broke you out b/c it is intended for dry mature skin(and the overload of mineral oil). I would suggest doing some searches for things like rosehip oil, HA serum, emu oil....quite a few people love them all and there is alot of info on them. Very Happy


Thanks, that's what I thought, but most of the anti-aging products are made for dry skin. I don't have wrinkles yet but i am 32 already, preventive is never too early to start. I would do some research one emu oil.
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:37 am      Reply with quote
I have tried La mer in a sample and I think that Dr Hauschka Rose cream is just as nice and a lot cheaper) if you apply it using the same massaging way!
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:39 am      Reply with quote
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I have tried La mer in a sample and I think that Dr Hauschka Rose cream is just as nice and a lot cheaper) if you apply it using the same massaging way!


Dr Hauschka Rose cream is for extremely dry skin I assume?
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:56 am      Reply with quote
i was suckered by advertising (learned my lesson) into buying La Mer for my mom (she is 56) and for the exorbitant price it is waaay overrated..i would never put it on my face as it is too heavy..i prefer serums. most real reviews find that it is mostly hype.

i did try the handcream and liked it very much (one reason being it does not wash of when i wash my hands) but will definitely be looking to other products when it is through!

I am starting to look at percentage of active ingredients in products...there are lots of other suggestions (even DIY) for algae based creams on this forum that I am sure work as well or better...

(Having said that i booked myself in, albeit with trepidation, for a caviar facial on saturday as like you i am starting to worry about taking more care of my skin...i think its more symbolic as i have not had a facial since i was 18!)

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Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:51 am      Reply with quote
I like La Mer for my sensitive skin and because you can just use it for everything (eyes, lips, face, neck, etc.). I mainly just keep it in my travel case because it's $$. I've found great results from a homemade cream that I received in a swap and am going to try to make it as well!
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skin adict2 wrote:
I like La Mer for my sensitive skin and because you can just use it for everything (eyes, lips, face, neck, etc.). I mainly just keep it in my travel case because it's $$. I've found great results from a homemade cream that I received in a swap and am going to try to make it as well!


What i heard is, the worse your skin condition is , the better result you will receive from La mer. my skin is basically fine, a little bit dehydrated yet oily somehow. I will see if Valmont works on me.
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:52 pm      Reply with quote
I love La Mer , especially the smell. I did break out from it on my face, so used it just on my hands. I know they have an oilfree version available. If only it weren't so expensive.

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I love La Mer , especially the smell. I did break out from it on my face, so used it just on my hands. I know they have an oilfree version available. If only it weren't so expensive.


isn't that too expensive for your hand? lol, i wont spend more than 10 bucks on my hands. Rolling Eyes
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:47 pm      Reply with quote
Consider the price of Valmont and La Mer are almost the same, I think Valmont is much better.
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:50 pm      Reply with quote
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c4ward wrote:
I love La Mer , especially the smell. I did break out from it on my face, so used it just on my hands. I know they have an oilfree version available. If only it weren't so expensive.


isn't that too expensive for your hand? lol, i wont spend more than 10 bucks on my hands. Rolling Eyes


If you think it's too expensive to just use on your hands I actually have a neighbour who uses La Mer on her 3 dogs Confused in order to help "soothe their redness & irritation" she says Eh?. But I'm glad it works for them at least, because it did nothing for me except give me more breakouts/rashes! Mad
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:35 pm      Reply with quote
I've been using La Mer on and off for about 3 years. 3 years ago I did not really exam my skin to see if it worked and to me La Mer is an expensive skin care line - it must be good. And Creme De La Mer is a good moisturizer.

I changed many skin care products during last 12 months BUT whenever I feel I need to calm down my face or need basic skin care I always go back the La Mer. Why? I don't know. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:57 pm      Reply with quote
akhl wrote:
Consider the price of Valmont and La Mer are almost the same, I think Valmont is much better.


can't say now, will receive Valmont in a week, but based on the reviews i tend to agree with you!
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:00 pm      Reply with quote
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gracedhy wrote:
c4ward wrote:
I love La Mer , especially the smell. I did break out from it on my face, so used it just on my hands. I know they have an oilfree version available. If only it weren't so expensive.


isn't that too expensive for your hand? lol, i wont spend more than 10 bucks on my hands. Rolling Eyes


If you think it's too expensive to just use on your hands I actually have a neighbour who uses La Mer on her 3 dogs Confused in order to help "soothe their redness & irritation" she says Eh?. But I'm glad it works for them at least, because it did nothing for me except give me more breakouts/rashes! Mad


well la mer is safe on babies, so i guess it should be all right on dogs. our skins are very similar, i tend to break out very quickly. given the price i paid, i am expecting more from this magic cream!
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MACrisis wrote:
I've been using La Mer on and off for about 3 years. 3 years ago I did not really exam my skin to see if it worked and to me La Mer is an expensive skin care line - it must be good. And Creme De La Mer is a good moisturizer.

I changed many skin care products during last 12 months BUT whenever I feel I need to calm down my face or need basic skin care I always go back the La Mer. Why? I don't know. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Hi Macrisis, is your skin dry/sensitive type? it works for certain people, no doubt about it. but not me. Sad
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
I broke out from the sample I tried (which lasted about 4-5 days). I felt like it was too rich for my oily T.
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I broke out from the sample I tried (which lasted about 4-5 days). I felt like it was too rich for my oily T.


same for me, i only use it at night, dare not to dry for daytime. after one week i got a few pimples. Sad
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:48 pm      Reply with quote
never have a try,several times i want to buy it,my skincare friends persuade me not to buy it Wink
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:55 am      Reply with quote
CDLM works on my skin when it's really stressed out. I remember that I saw a big difference in my skin, as did my other half, when I first started using it but once my skin recovered (few days) the CDLM didn't seem to do much. I do like to keep this on hand for when times are "tough" skin-wise but I have run out a while ago and have not yet repurchased. Mainly, because I use it so rarely that I can't justify buying a whole jar of it Rolling Eyes
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CDLM works on my skin when it's really stressed out. I remember that I saw a big difference in my skin, as did my other half, when I first started using it but once my skin recovered (few days) the CDLM didn't seem to do much. I do like to keep this on hand for when times are "tough" skin-wise but I have run out a while ago and have not yet repurchased. Mainly, because I use it so rarely that I can't justify buying a whole jar of it Rolling Eyes


maybe a small sample is sufficient, you can go to different stores and ask for it! Smile
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:37 am      Reply with quote
The cream is too rich for me... (I have oily skin). But works wonders for my friend who has dry sensitive skin in the east coast climate.

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The cream is too rich for me... (I have oily skin). But works wonders for my friend who has dry sensitive skin in the east coast climate.


i still have a few left in the sample. i will leave it until the temp drops to minus 30 and try it on, otherwise it is way too rich for my skin. i have a few breakouts, the sales lady said la mer can even help smoonthing out the breakouts!!!
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:10 am      Reply with quote
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Hi Macrisis, is your skin dry/sensitive type? it works for certain people, no doubt about it. but not me. Sad[/quote]

My skin is combination but towards dry side. My skin is rubber tough and thank GOD acne or black heads are the only skin problems I do not have.

When I said it's a good moisturizer I meant it moisturized good but I really did not see if it helped my wrinkles or firmed my face. I do not know if it's fair for me say that because when I used it regularly AM & PM for almost 2 years but back then I never checked if any cream improved my skin. And by the time I started to check I have not us CDLM regularly. Do I make sense?

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[quote="gracedhy]
Hi Macrisis, is your skin dry/sensitive type? it works for certain people, no doubt about it. but not me. Sad


My skin is combination but towards dry side. My skin is rubber tough and thank GOD acne or black heads are the only skin problems I do not have.

When I said it's a good moisturizer I meant it moisturized good but I really did not see if it helped my wrinkles or firmed my face. I do not know if it's fair for me say that because when I used it regularly AM & PM for almost 2 years but back then I never checked if any cream improved my skin. And by the time I started to check I have not us CDLM regularly. Do I make sense?[/quote]

so the conclusion is, la mer is more for dry skin! it's definietly not a cream for everyone!
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