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I have quite a sensitive and dry skin so it is difficult to find on the market products, which will not cause me some sorts of reaction. Due to my work I need to look presentable and wear makeup and mascara daily. However as soon as I am back at home I want to get rid of all products on my face and be natural again. Over the past few years I tried various cleansers however most of them irritated my skin. I am a big fan of La Mer products (even they are overpriced) so I decided to give a try their La Mer Cleansing Gel. After paying whooping £65 and waiting for few days I finally received my products. The products comes in beautiful 200 ml bottle.
About La Mer:
"Crème de la Mer is Estée Lauder's signature product. It is a moisturizing cream containing fermented kelp. The product was originally developed by Max Huber who was a physicist for NASA to treat his severe chemical burns which he sustained in an accidental explosion during an experiment."
Did I like the product?
Yes. The good thing about this cleaning gel is that you need to apply just small amount of gel to get your face clean. It is not necessary to rinse your face with water after application. The La Mer cleaning gel leaves my skin soft and smooth. After using this product on my face my skin feels more moist.
I would definitely recommend this products. It is very sensitive to your skin.
I went into Harvey Nichols as I wanted to visit their Espresso Cafe, while I was waiting for my friend (I was uncharacteristically early) I decided to browse despite being adamant I wasn't going to buy anything. I was just going through to the 'posh cosmetics' section when a beautifully dressed lady handed me a small envelope which, when I opened it, contained a sample size 'capsule' of La Mer Cleansing Gel - there was no measurement indicated on the capsule but I'd guesstimate it was a 5ml sample, which is a nice little freebie considering the 200ml bottle costs a whopping £65.
It's a gorgeous cleansing gel but no WAY worth money like that, you only need to use a few tiny drops each time you cleanse your face so even my tiny capsule has lasted for a while - the gel lathers into beautifully rich bubbles which feel cleansing as I massage them into my skin, it really does feel like an incredibly luxurious cleanser but I still don't think I could justify spending £65 on it.
An issue is the fact it doesn't do anything for my skin other than feel nicer to use than the cleanser it replaced, I'm having a sort out in my bathroom at the moment which I why I came across this after it had been lost amongst the rest of the 'sample sizes' for a few weeks. I've used quite a few sample sizes of premium skin care products during my sort out and while this might bubble up nicely it certainly doesn't feel like it's anything special compared to other expensive cleansers, and even some cheaper cleansers feel just as good to use if I'm honest.
The La Mer gel doesn't dry my skin but it doesn't moisturise either and that's disappointing - gels do tend to dry my skin usually so credit to this one for not doing that, however for the price of it I would expect there to be better moisturising properties really.
It removes make-up reasonably well, I don't use waterproof mascara but the cleanser struggles with even the most basic eye make-up and won't shift any of the macara brands I wear - it had problems getting some glittery eyeliner off yesterday too, which was a nuisance as I was a little bit tipsy, ready for bed and really not in the mood to be faffing with a separate cleanser for my eyes! Bah!
Would I recommend is the question and the answer would have to be - yes, but not at the RRP. It's just not worth the money, I'm chuffed to have received my sample of such a lovely product but it hasn't convinced me to part with my hard earned money to buy a full bottle.