Ever heard of Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream?

Crème de la Mer is apparently a well reputed face cream that “has the power to transform your skin”. It is claimed that creme de la mer can accomplish these miraculous wonders in a very short amount of time:

  • Improve the firmness of your skin
  • Diminish or eliminate your fine lines
  • Diminish or eliminate your wrinkles
  • Give your skin a smoother more youthful appearance by minimizing the look of pores

According to the reviews we’ve come across, Crème de la Mer works wonders in its ability to knock many years off your face and give you the radiant glowing skin of a teenager (you believe some of the claims).

la mer creme de la mer moisturizing creamWho doesn’t want radiant, glowing skin?

Who among us over 35 ladies would not want to look 10 or more years younger and have radiant, glowing skin? So why wouldn’t we buy a product that’s claimed to have the ability to make our skin look “virtually ageless”?

But Crème de la Mer is expensive.

An 8.5 ounce jar of the stuff comes with a $1500 price tag…

$1500 for a jar of face cream?

Okay so it’s an 8.5 ounce jar. And you can buy a 1 ounce jar for $200.

But still, $1500? Why?

Maybe it’s silly to be discussing our shock at the $1500 price tag for something you can get a smaller version of for less money. After all, when you consider that you can get a 1 ounce jar for $200, or even a 0.5 ounce jar for $85, the $1500 price tag for the 8.5 ounce jar does become less shocking. And it just becomes a matter of whether or not you want to try creme de la mer badly enough to spend $200 for a 1 ounce jar or $85 for a 0.5 ounce jar. At the very least you have other options than to find $1500 from somewhere to afford the opportunity to try this cream to see if it is all they say that it is. If $1500 is too much for you just get a 1 ounce jar right? Problem solved. Case closed.

For us, $200 is still too much to spend, and it just doesn’t make sense to purchase a 0.5 ounce jar of cream for $85. But we’re definitely curious about creme de la Mer. We’re tempted to think it really must be all it claims. Because who would have the nerve to charge $1500 for a jar of face cream (even an 8.5 ounce jar) unless they were confident the cream could perform the kind of miracles for which women would happily fork over $1500?

We figure one ounce probably lasts about a month. So an 8 ounce jar probably lasts 8 months and at $200 per ounce, it means that at the end of the day, regular users of this product are saving  by purchasing the 8.5 ounce jar instead of buying a replacement jar every month. So for women with the ability to afford it, it probably makes more economic sense to buy the 8.5 oz jar.

But does Crème de la Mer really work?

You can find numerous reviews all around the Internet about creme de la mer and whether or not it really works. It almost seems to us as if the majority of reviews are positive and say that the product does indeed work. We haven’t used it and we don’t foresee a time in the near or distant future when we’ll have the ability to afford to purchase a sizable enough jar to really test the product. So we’ll probably never be able to comment on the effectiveness of creme de la mer from the perspective of someone who has used the product.

Here’s a sample Nordstrom happy customer review

46 year old woman photo la mer creme de la mer moisturizing cream
Image via Nordstrom.com

February 6, 2015 jskcamp from Oregon – I love this cream!! I’m 46 and my skin is very dry. You always read about how people who use this don’t look anywhere close to their age. I’ve attached a current(as in just taken current) photo of my face. Keep in mind, I have taken care of my skin since I was 18 and I use La Mer SPF30 sunscreen every day rain, snow or shine. That being said, I’m proud of my youth and thankful I’ve always chosen to use high-end skincare and will never stop. And no, you don’t have to be rich to use this cream!! I’m not and I buy the 3.4oz, use it morning and night and it lasts me 6 months easy. You probably spend more than that in coffee lol. I don’t and never have spent money on dermatologists or salon treatments. Just good skincare and sunscreen, that’s all you’ll ever need. Grow old with grace and don’t let society make you feel that you must look a certain way to feel beautiful. Attached is a photo of myself at my current age of 46 and proud of it! Thanks Le Mer for being a part of it!

We have to say, seeing this lady’s pic, we want us some creme de la mer. How can she possibly be 46? Not possible right? She’s got to be pulling our leg. But why would she want to fool the public into believing that’s a picture of her at age 46 and she looks like that thanks to Crème de la Mer? Can a woman really look like that at age 46?

But then there’s this not so happy customer reviews we found…

I have tried sample after sample of this cream thru the years trying to love it since it has so many positive reviews but it just does not work for me. I like the application process but 2 days later my skin looks dull and my slight wrinkles appear more. I am not sure what the hype is about this but my wallet thanks me for not liking it. I am a happy camper

Unfavorable reviews of Crème de la Mer are few and far between. The product seems to be pretty highly rated and a lot of people buy it. We doubt a 0.5 ounce jar will be enough to really be able to experience the product. But we’re not at liberty to risk $200 on a jar of cream that might not do for us what others claim it does for them. But suppose it does work? We sure wouldn’t mind taking 10 years off our face and looking radiant and glowing every day (or mostly every day).

We’ll let you know if we ever get a chance to try creme de la mer. In the meantime, if you want to try it and you’re in a better financial situation than we are, you can find it at Nordtrom – Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream – available sizes 0.5 oz ($85), 1 oz ($170), 2 oz ($310), 3.4 oz ($465), 8.5 oz ($1,080), 16.5 oz ($2,060)

 

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