I present the most hyped skin product in the universe.
We have all heard the story of how this product was first discovered, for those who haven’t here it goes.
Half a century ago, aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in a laboratory accident. Neither medicine nor science offered the benefits Huber desperately sought, and he began a personal quest to transform his skin. After 12 years and 6,000 experiments, Dr. Huber perfected the art of bio-fermentation. Something extraordinary was discovered – Crème de la Mer and it’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™. Just as Dr. Huber hoped, skin appeared dramatically smoother and miraculously improved.
Okay every skincare product needs a good origin story, it creates something to hang your hat on as a consumer, something to relate to. However the story is not enough, it has to do what it states on the can.
Nearly every magazine beauty editor has written paens to this product, I read an article by Claudia Winkleman in one of the various female glossies frothing as to the amazing Miracle Broth TM and how everyone she knew commented on how bad her skin looked when she came off the broth. Anyway this is not another frothy article on the wonders of the cream, it is a level headed analysis of the features, benefits and effects of the product on skin like mine.
Is it heck!!!
This cream is indeed ultrarich, I thought that due to the dry patches on my forehead and chin this might work for me in the winter.
Did it heck, firstly the cream smells and feels like Astral face cream and I was not impressed as to the viscosity and feel of the product. It did not feel luxurious. To be honest some creams include a bit of silicon to achieve this luxurious feel which may not be ideal for most skin types. Any way I used the product and I was an oil slick. My acne got so bad, I was constantly using the Queen Helen Mint Julep Face mask to mop up the damage. The combination of both did not help as I was constantly traumatising my skin, drenching it in Crème De La Mer oiliness and drying it with the face mask. To ensure I was being fair, I used the control of the only face soap/wash that has no positive or negative effect on my skin, Dove soap.
My diet at the time was atrocious, much worse than it is now and I thought I will give it a try when I was at my 60% you know when getting my 5 fruit and veg and getting my 8 hours of sleep etc. Well the impact of the cream on my skin was the same. I suffer for my art I always try to ensure I do not write off a product just because my good habits tend to fluctuate.
I think this cream only works for people with the driest of skins, your skin has to be a parched desert for this to work, if not your pores will get blocked and the oil slick produced will keep the UK energy crisis at bay.
None of my issues were solved by this product it gets a giant zero from me, the only positive was showing off to friends that Oooh I am using Crème De La Mer don’t you know conversation. Most of them just felt sorry for me as I looked extremely spotty with a face like a smacked bum.
After using the product the company released its soft cream and gel cream due to customer feedback excetera. I do not intend to waste my money further exploring the efficacy of this product even if they release it in gold and hand it to me on a pile of money. I will be honest I am prone to changing my mind, so who knows I might get sucked back via the hype. If I ever do try this again I might go for the gel cream, but this is my attempt at fairness. I was so not impressed.
I am about to get dragged back in ooooh…. I have no self control! However it is all in the interest of searching for my skincare Holy Grail of course, so I will provide an update once I have spent sometime using the product.
Well see my video for an update with the Creme de la Mer Moisturising Soft Cream.