If you have watched any of my Instagram stories or seen some of my skincare related posts over July, you’ll have seen I’m making more effort to go make-up free.
It’s not an easy one for me as my skin isn’t naturally great. It’s full of pigmentation and acne marks, not to mention the signs of fine lines since hitting 33. Winner! Or maybe not.
Either way, I’ve been trying to enhance my complexion through quality skincare products and regimes this Summer, so I was super happy to recieve a selection of products from premium skincare brand La Mer.
If you judge a brand by it’s reputation and packaging, then you’ll already be convinced La Mer is fantastic. Thats what I did, and I had never even used the brand (apart from a couple of little samples from blog events years ago.)
Luckily, I’ve been working with the brand more closely on their new launches, and have since become an avid fan. In my opinion, the assumptions of this brand are correct. It is premium, and so are the results.
You might want to take a little read of my previous review I put together here, which talks about how I first fell in love with the La Mer Moisturizing Creme, and then the fantastic Concentrate Serum.
Lets have a look at this combination of three La Mer products I’ve been using – with recommendation from La Mer themselves – to promote a glowy, healthy complexion this Summer.
The Reparative SkinTint SPF 30
I love nothing more than a tinted moisturiser, and one that helps my skin look glowy and healthy is always needed.
This sheer, lightweight tint sits within a luxury price tag of £72, but aims to instantly perfect the look of your skin while adding a healthy-looking touch of colour.
It also contains SPF 30, so I decided to save using this until I went on my holiday to Cyprus mid July. It really does work instantly – or at least I definitley noticed the effects straight away on my pigmented, parched skin. It gave a sheer, lightweight coverage with a lovely tint of colour to blur over my pigmentation and dull skin.
In terms of the glow, it wasn’t overly glowy, more of a subtle radiance that kind of gleamed all over. My overall complexion looks smoother and more plump from the first go, so I really couldn’t find anything negative to say about it (other than when it runs out it may have to be something I put on my gift list!)
La Mer Revitalising Hydrating Serum
Now I always praise the power of a good serum, and this one did not disappoint. I knew from how much I adored the texture and effects from the moisturizing creme that I would love this serum, so I was pleased when it impressed me again from the first go.
Again, this serum has a high price point of £165 which works in with La Mer’s high-end, premium stance. It aims to help the skin look and feel more plump and soft, with a diffused appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result the product aims to create is a more radiant and youthful complexion as the skin gets renewed, with fresher, newer skin to the surface.
La Mer has crafted this hydrating serum using sea-sourced actives and their unique Miracle Broth. You’ll find it packed with a blend of green, brown, and red algae designed to rapidly penetrate the skin. The serum also contains Lime Tea Concentrate as well as antioxidants to help protect the skin from environmental damage.
I felt rather special when using this – I won’t lie. As soon as I pumped the product onto my fingertips and was greeted with a very subtle and refreshing scent, I loved how it felt on my skin.
This serum is thicker in texture than I thought it would be, which is why I was surprised at how lightweight the gel is. You only need a tiny amount, and it penetrates into the skin really quickly.
I saw an improvement to the plumpness and softness immediately after the first use. The radiance and hydration came after a few more applications, so as you can tell, I was pretty happy after seven days with my more plump, glowing, nourished skin. It seems to work from a deep down level and really bring all the new, fresh skin cells to the surface, revealing a healthier complexion.
Hopefully this will last me a long long time, as I’m literally using one pump massaged into my face morning and night (but you can opt for just once a day if you like. I’m just getting obsessed with it!)
La Mer The Bronzing Powder
So I recently saw that this product is out of stock a lot of retailers, proving just how popular this has been. It is very special to look at – again I felt like a chosen one for owning this and sweeping my brush against it’s glimmering pigments!
It is almost velvet-to-the-touch, a pressed powder that gives an illuminating, sun-kissed and lightly bronzed look without any effort.
When I eventually got over just how precious this product was, I decided to try it and feel all special all over again, just like the other products above.
This powder comes in beautiful illuminating shades which blend perfectly to highlight and contour the complexion. You can either lightly apply all over the face to warm up the complexion and add a touch of warmth and radiance, or apply to the contour for a light chiseled look. You can also add above the cheeks or down the t-zone for that lightly illuminated look.
One of the unique selling points to this is how it comes as a pressed bronzing powder, infused with La Mer’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth. This helps to give the application that extra smoothness and healthy look, avoiding blotchiness and uneven application.
It is incredibly silky and I adore it! The only problem is I find I just love staring at the little compact, admiring the packaging, almost treating it like a show and tell product without barely using it. I’ve used it twice since I received it as I’m doing that whole ‘safe for best’ thing.
A gorgeous item and another pleasing addition to the La Mer product range.
You can shop La Mer at Selfridges, John Lewis and of course, La Mer UK.