Whether or not you keep up to date on the latest beauty innovations, you’ve likely heard of La Mer. It’s the crème de la crème of all skincare brands and its ultra-pricey hero product, Crème de La Mer, is proof. The luxe moisturizer has an A-list celeb following that counts Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian West and Chrissy Teigen as avid fans (all of whom we’re guessing can afford to slather it on freely without rationing a tiny jar like the rest of us).
What makes it so great, you ask? It’s formulated from a propriety blend of active ingredients from the sea (P.S. “mer” means sea in French) to improve firmness and fade the look of lines, wrinkles and pores so your skin looks plump and youthful. But you can’t just apply it fresh out of the container—it should be warmed for a few seconds between your fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin like you normally would a serum or oil.
Fortunately, La Mer is a constant during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale year after year, so stocking up on it at a discount isn’t unheard of. Below, we’ve rounded up two products and sets that give you a dose of the beloved product—from expensive (but worth it) to more cost effective and trial-sized.
1. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream Grande
The one that started it all. This moisturizer is the OG A-list favorite and although even the sale price seems steep, the 8.5 ounces will last you practically forever.
2. La Mer The Replenishing Moisture Collection
Somewhere in between a die-hard and a newbie? This collection gives you a taste of everything, in bigger, longer-lasting containers including a one-ounce jar of Crème de la Mer, The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, The Regenerating Serum, The Eye Concentrate (another celeb-approved product) and The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask.
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