This excellent post is sponsored by La Mer.
Let us ask you a question. What is the most iconic skincare creams of all time? Luxury skincare brand La Mer, and its cult cream Crème de la Mer probably takes the top spot—and it has earned fans from all over the world for its ability to provide unparalleled nourishment to your complexion.
And, here’s why… The hero ingredient known as Miracle Broth, which is derived from a biofermented blend of ocean kelp and essential nutrients and vitamins, and was discovered by US-based scientist Max Huber in the 1950s. Huber created the famed moisturiser to treat intense chemical burns he sustained whilst working in a lab. Interestingly, conspiracy theorists have bought into whether or not Huber actually existed—that perhaps he played the starring role an incredibly interesting back story to build excitement and mystery around the creation of a cult beauty product. His well-documented life, however, and his extensive research into the skin-rejuvenating benefits of the Miracle Broth—he was once rumoured to have eaten a spoonful of the Crème with dinner—prove otherwise, and in the over 50 years since conception, the formula of the original Crème de la Mer remains unchanged.
The moisturiser continues to garner devotees of all ages, skin types and textures, including that of five influential Australian females we caught up with for this feature on Gritty Pretty. We asked them to divulge their ultimate skincare secret, and what they turn to, to keep their complexions in optimum condition.
Co-founder of monogrammed leather goods label The Daily Edited, Alyce Tran started her career as a lawyer before turning what was her creative outlet and side hustle into a multi-million dollar business. While juggling the demands of running a business, Tran keeps her skin in perfect condition via a comprehensive skincare regimen, and turns to La Mer’s The Eye Concentrate for an instant pick-me-up.
The Sydney-based make-up artist possesses incredible maquillage skills—she’s worked with the likes of VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle—but it’s her knowledge of skin, and how makeup can be the accessory to a flawless complexion that gives her an edge. Whether she’s doing her own make-up or using it in her daily role, Morgan swears by the brand’s La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask, revealing that her skin feels completely renewed post-use.
Award-winning beauty editor and editor-in-chief of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor Pendleton knows more than a thing or two about caring for her skin. She became a fan of La Mer in 2011 after receiving a burn on the side of her face after a chemical peel at a beauty salon. Convinced that it may leave her with a scar, she slathered the rich Crème de la Mer on her skin, and overnight, its healing properties banished the burn. True story. Since then, the rich cream has always been a skincare staple in her arsenal, especially when her skin becomes irregular or inflamed.
Founder of luxury designer boutique Parlour X and busy mum to two young girls, Eva Galambos is known for her fashion-forward and vibrant personal style. She also is a self-confessed moisturiser addict, and swears by Crème de la Mer and light therapy treatments to keep her skin plumped-up and youthful.
Gemma Watts is a jack of all trades—not only is she a beauty writer (you can find her over at The Glow Journal), she’s also a presenter and photographer. Watts first discovered La Mer when a make-up artist used the original Crème de la Mer on her skin and she’s never looked back. Her go-to for a flawless complexion? Getting a solid eight hours of shut-eye.
Tell us—what’s your ultimate skincare secret?
Have you tried Crème de la Mer?