What's in a $900 Face Cream Anyway?
Ever entertained the idea of spending half your paycheck on a moisturizer? Before you hand over your plastic, find out what makes expensive creams so pricey
The Ingredients: The thing that makes La Mer so special is the "Miracle Broth," a combination of fermented sea kelp, vitamins, and minerals that are suspended within the moisturizer. How, exactly, the broth works to revive the skin is a mystery -- even to the scientists who created it.
The Packaging: It comes in a simple white glass jar -- but keep an eye out for limited edition jars every year for World Oceans Day on June 8th.
Our Take: "I have used La Mer for 15 years, and I can't imagine not having it. I love everything about it -- the scent, the consistency, the way it smoothes into my skin. I don't use it every night -- it's too rich for that -- but I do use it a couple of times a week. It's the best at keeping my skin moisturized." -- Audrey Fine, Special Projects Editor
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