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Create an ultimate moisturiser wardrobe with La Mer

22 April 2021

After a moisturiser for every moment? Here’s how to curate the ultimate moisturiser wardrobe for all your skin’s needs with La Mer’s luxurious, hydrating formulas.

WORDS BY Nicole Saunders

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LA MER

If you’ve ever reached for your go-to moisturiser and wondered why it’s not working as well as it used to, it’s probably because your skin is constantly changing. Very few of us are blessed with ‘normal’ skin 365 years a day. In fact, it’s common for skin to change from summer to winter, day to day, or even from morning to evening. Because our skin changes as our hormones, lifestyle, and seasons change, a one-moisturiser-fits-every-day-of-the-year approach is unlikely to address our ever-evolving skin concerns. Instead, to keep our complexions luminous and well-hydrated and healthy, we need a tailored approach to our skin’s diverse needs. La Mer’s luxurious collection of moisturisers has been created with this in mind. At the heart of the five formulas is Miracle Broth — La Mer’s legendary rejuvenating elixir — yet each moisturiser addresses specific concerns. With a formula for every day, season, and skin type, think of La Mer’s moisturisers as your dream ‘wardrobe’ for your skin.

The Legendary Miracle Broth

It’s La Mer’s luxurious, innovative ingredients that sets its moisturisers apart from the rest. Legendary Miracle Broth is at the heart of every La Mer moisturiser, which means that no matter which formula you reach for on any given day, you can expect transformative results. Miracle Broth’s precious ocean-derived ingredients, including natural sea kelp and vitamins, undergo an intensive three-to-four-month bio-fermentation process that unlocks their skin-rejuvenating properties. The result is a deeply nourishing star ingredient that enhances skin hydration, plumps and refines skin texture, improves luminosity, and reduces the signs of ageing.

The La Mer line-up

The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Touted as the softest texture La Mer has ever formulated, The Moisturizing Soft Cream (from $150 for 15ml) harnesses the power of super-sumptuous moisturising spheres that penetrate the skin almost instantly to soothe and provide it with rejuvenating moisture. Don’t be deceived by its lightweight formula: The Moisturizing Soft Cream not only deeply moisturises skin, but a host of nourishing ingredients also help to minimise the signs of ageing while boosting your complexion’s radiance.

When to wear it: Whether it’s a drop in humidity — hello, autumn — or a change in lifestyle that’s left your combination skin feeling a little drier than normal, The Moisturizing Soft Cream enriches skin with serious hydration without weighing it down. It’s the perfect La Mer moisturising formula for those days when skin feels dehydrated and needs a little extra hydration.

Crème de la Mer

Crème de la Mer (from $150 for 15ml), the original moisturiser in La Mer’s moisturiser collection, has remained a bestseller over the years for good reason. Cherished for its luxurious, rich texture, Crème de la Mer is renowned for its soothing, moisturising, and healing properties derived from Miracle Broth.

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When to wear it: A number of reasons can leave skin feeling more parched than normal. Some of the frequent culprits include chilly weather, a change in diet, or skimping on your skincare routine. Whatever the reason, La Mer’s iconic Crème de la Mer makes dehydrated skin a thing of the past. Those who suffer from dry skin will want to ensure that Crème de la Mer has a prime position in their moisturiser wardrobe all-year-round.

The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream

Revolutionary Micro Oil Gel Cream Capsule technology is at the heart of The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream (from $150 for 15ml). Created for combination and oily skin, the capsules in this La Mer formula provide nourishing moisture while leaving skin cooled, calmed, and revitalised. Lime Tea’s addition strengthens the skin’s barrier, protecting it from stress and pollution, so skin stays radiant and hydrated all day long.

When to wear it: Humidity, hormones, diet, and over-cleansing can leave skin feeling oily. The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is the formula you need in your moisturising wardrobe to soothe and hydrate combination-to-oily skin quickly.

The Moisturizing Soft Lotion

La Mer takes an innovative approach to skin hydration with Soft Lotion Capsules in The Moisturizing Soft Lotion ($455 for 50ml). La Mer has successfully suspended its transformative Miracle Broth in capsule form to keep the star ingredient as active as possible until it is applied. The weightless formula immediately melts into skin, releasing Miracle Broth and Lime Tea Concentrate, quickly infusing skin with hydration for right-around-the-clock radiance.

When to wear it: Neither too rich nor too light, The Moisturizing Soft Lotion is ideal for when your skin feels well balanced. Think of this formula as the one in your La Mer moisturiser wardrobe that you reach for when skin is neither dehydrated nor oily, but still in need of a radiance-enhancing moisturiser.

The Moisturizing Matte Lotion

If you’re considering skimping on moisturiser because your skin has a day when it’s a little oilier than normal, think again. The Moisturizing Matte Lotion by La Mer ($455 for 50ml) has been created to hydrate skin while leaving it with a refined matte finish that minimises unwanted shine. Miracle Broth delivers the same transformative skin-healing properties while reducing the appearance of pores and balancing your complexion, leaving skin looking healthy and vibrant.

When to wear it: Thanks to diet, hormones, and other lifestyle factors, we can all have days — or longer stretches of time — when our skin is oilier than we would like it to be.

La Mer is available at Smith & Caughey’s, David Jones, selected Mecca boutiques and online at meccabeauty.co.nz.

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