La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
product review

An all-season wonder

We've heard about the miraculous powers of the sea, and no other brand does a better job of harnessing its healing properties than La Mer. Does its latest Moisturizing Soft Cream live up to the hype? Read our review below.

Almost every woman has heard of Creme de la Mer, which is the result of hope, perseverance and ultimate luxury. Now the Moisturizing Soft Cream, which is a new formula with the benefits of the Creme but with a noticeably lightweight feel, has made its debut.

What it promises

The cream promises advanced absorption with a new technology and also a skin strengthening component as well as a huge improvement in moisture. The formula also promises increased radiance using lightweight spheres, and a deeply penetrating moisture (from the top to the deeper layers). The Moisturizing Soft Creme also contains the brand's well-known Miracle Broth, which has long since been known to heal skin and help it regenerate and transform itself. The new formula also promises clarity. For skin that is prone to irritation or redness, the formula promises calmness and relief.

How it held up

There's no question that some women who purchase the Moisturizing Soft Cream want a more lightweight version of the standard La Mer cream (which is a bit too rich for my taste, and is generally something I'd recommend for drier skin types). And now, the Moisturizing Soft Cream has answered the prayers of many women who have combination skin or just want a lightweight option but with the same properties of the original Creme de la Mer.

Thanks to the latest breakthrough in La Mer's scientific lab, the moisturizing spheres are the ones that create that truly lightweight feel. The spheres are created from two phases: the first is a lipid phase which consists of protective emollients responsible for the smooth, lightweight texture in the cream, and the second is an aqueous phase containing Miracle Broth and Lime Tea.

The key results? The small spheres penetrate the deep layers of the skin and are absorbed from top to toe. This revolutionary formula is what makes this moisturizing cream both lightweight and hydrating at the same time.

The bottom line: We felt that our skin's hydration levels visibly improved without feeling heavy and thick as we typically felt with the original Creme de la Mer. The Moisturizing Soft Cream is apropos for combination skin types and for the warmer summer months too when you need something a bit more fine and lightweight.

With the price point being similar to that of the original La Mer cream ($275 for 2 ounces), the Soft Cream is one to opt for if you really need it. It's not quite as light as the Moisturizing Gel Cream, which is best suited for warmer weather, but it sits comfortably in the middle and is actually perfect for all seasons.

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Comments on "Beauty review: La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream"

Theresa February 01, 2013 | 12:24 PM

I think I read a while back that Courtney Cox wears this, and I've kinda been obsessed ever since!

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