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La Mer The Body Crème

La Mer The Body Crème Review

Body Lotion

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Best Feature:
Luxurious moisturizer with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid
Worst Feature:
Contains fragrance and is very expensive
Best Uses:
Rehydrate, revitalize and nourish dry skin
$150 - $220

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When it comes to luxury skin care creams, Estee Lauder's La Mer is typically the first brand that comes to mind. Who needs a trip to the spa, when your body lotion can give you the same effect as a seaweed wrap? La Mer's Body Crème is an ultra-rich moisturizer that provides long-lasting hydration for dry skin. The unique formula contains La Mer's Miracle Broth™ that contains an exclusive Micro-Algae Complex. The lotion is rich in hyaluronic acid, which attracts and captures moisture throughout the day, and it also has a Blue Algae Life Ferment™ to help restore a healthy, supple, radiant complexion and diminish the appearance of minor discolorations.

You can purchase La Mer's Body Lotion in department stores or online at for $220 (10 ounce jar) or $150 (6.7 ounce tube).

Product Report Card Grade

We give La Mer’s Body Crème a B+ because it is a great moisturizer for certain types of skin if you can afford it. While it isn’t necessarily any better than a cheaper lotion like CeraVe, it does contain some good ingredients that drugstore brands do not (ie. antioxidants). We only suggest buying the tube (not the jar) and do not suggest this lotion if you have sensitive skin since it contains fragrance.

This Product
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Date Reviewed
March 2012
March 2012
March 2012
long lasting moisturizer, so you won't need to apply it every day; pleasant fragrance
inexpensive; fragrance-free and noncomedogenic; super absorbent and non greasy; controlled release keeps skin hydrated for longer
inexpensive; non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly into your skin; fragrance-free version good for sensitive skin
expensive and not necessarily better than drugstore brands; jar packaging exposes the lotion to the air which can cause ingredients (esp. antioxidants) to break down, so you are better off buying the tube; fragrance may irritate sensitive skin
doesn't contain sunscreen; doesn't contain antioxidants
formula hasn't been changed in years; doesn't contain antioxidants; tested on animals; doesn't include sunscreen if you are wearing it during the day
Active Ingredients
The Miracle Brothâ„¢ contains nutrient-rich algae (with hyaluronic acid) and antioxidant extracts.
Ceramides, glycerin, cholesterol and hyaluronic acid
Vitamin B5 and other essential moisturizers (ex. glycerin)
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Combination
$150 - $220
$4.79 - $8.49
6.7-ounce tube or 10-ounce jar
12 ounces
6 or 16 ounces
No, but there is a fragrance-free version available)

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review

Pros And Cons


  • Long lasting moisturizer, so you won't need to apply it every day
  • Pleasant fragrance


  • Expensive
  • Jar packaging exposes the lotion to the air which can cause ingredients (esp. antioxidants) to break down, so you are better off buying the tube
  • Fragrance may irritate sensitive skin

Key Features

Product Size
Jar is 10 ounces and tube is 6.7 ounces
Skin Type
Dry, Normal and Combination
How it works
The lotion is designed with Vitamin C (antioxidant) and key moisturizing ingredients, including marine extracts, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and butylene glycol.
Apply on slightly damp skin. For best results, a body moisturizer should be used on lightly towel-dried skin after bathing/showering to help seal in the surface moisture.
All Ingredients
(Not listed on La Mer's website) states: Declustered Water, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Steareth-10, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cholesterol, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Hyaluronate, Whey Protein, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Acetyl Glucosamine, Silybum Marianum (Lady's Thistle) Extract, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Isohexadecane, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Citronellol, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid


La Mer's Body Crème has received good feedback from customers on (4.4/5 out of 41 reviews) and on (4.9/5 out of 44 reviews). La Mer's brand definitely has a certain mystique to it. Back in her P. Diddy days, I heard a rumor that Jennifer Lopez practically bathed in the Body Crème, which is decadent beyond imagination considering the exorbitant cost. The Body Crème also has fans at Neiman Marcus (NM Beauty Award Winner Spring 2011) and at Allure (Best of Beauty 2010, 2008, and 2007), but is it really worth it? It's a great moisturizer, but it's probably not worth $150+ unless you have money like J.Lo.


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