If there's one skin-care product I'd describe as "aspirational," it's Crème de La Mer. The stuff isn't cheap—a two-ounce jar usually costs $380—but if it's within your means, it's so worth it. If you've been dying to test it or just need a re-stock, we've found a way for you to save some serious money: buy it at Costco. I know, I know, it sounds odd to get luxury skin care at the same place you get toilet paper in bulk, but the savings are worth it. Instead of shelling out nearly $400 for the second-largest jar, you can save $105 and get it for $275.
The only catch to getting this deal is that you need to have a Costco membership. If you're already a member, go forth with your savings. If you're not, you can get an annual membership for $60. Which, combined with the cost of the moisturizer, is still less than you'd pay for just the cream at literally any other store. And that's not to mention all those bulk toilet paper savings.
- Neil Scibelli, New York City-based celebrity makeup artist
If you have dry skin, your complexion will love this moisturizer. That's why it's a go-to for Neil Scibelli, a makeup artist in New York City. "I’m a big fan of La Mer’s classic, the Crème, to top off a skin-care regimen if the skin is particularly dry,” says Scibelli. “I use it as both a makeup primer and a moisturizer as well, because it’s super rich and healing.”
It's hard to describe exactly why Crème de La Mer is so good, but the second you dip your finger into the jar, you can feel how special it is. This cream is thick. So thick, that there's a special 'La Mer Massage' technique that helps you rub the moisturizer into your skin. You have to scoop out a bit and warm it between your fingers until the product has changed from milky white to translucent. Then, you gently press (NOT rub) the cream into your skin.
In doing this, you're feeding your face with the brand's proprietary Miracle Broth, which soothes and infuses skin with the energy it needs to help repair signs of aging. The formula also includes a proprietary antioxidant (dubbed Lime Tea) that protects the skin from damage, and giant sea kelp to support the natural healing process.
Finally, as you interact with the cream, you'll be calmed by its slightly floral and unique "La Mer" scent. It feels like you're putting perfume on your face in the best way possible.
Convinced? Head over to Costco and save 30 percent off of La Mer Crème de La Mer.
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