March 31, 2012

The Moisturizing Lotion Grande

For a little while La Mer is launching a limited edition larger size of The Moisturizing Lotion.

The Moisturizing Lotion Grande is 3.4 fl. oz. (100 ml) for $365.00, where the standard 1.7 fl. oz. (50 ml) size is $220.00 - that's a $75.00 save!
Shop The Moisturizing Lotion now.

Jillian Michaels.

March 28, 2012

WOD 2012 Limited Edition

Crème de la Mer World Oceans Day 2012 Limited Edition.

It seems my "artist's impression" sketch in Oceans Day '12 - Exclusive Scoop wasn't too far off, here she is: The Limited Edition 3.4 oz. Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, available only in June 2012.

March 27, 2012


Editors attending the recent Cape Town visit by Paul Tchinnis said that La Mer will be launching a new sun care range! The new line promises all day protection.

YOUR questions answered by Paul Tchinnis

Paul Tchinnis at the NY Max Huber Labs.
Paul Tchinnis, the Research and Development Director at the La Mer Max Huber Laboratories in New York, recently travelled to Cape Town, where I had a quick meeting with him, asking him YOUR questions (sent to me from various readers) about La Mer.

The location was the prestigious Five-Star Queen Victoria Hotel, where I met with Paul after he had a La Mer presentation with beauty editors.

Queen Victoria Hotel Lobby.

Oceans Day '12 - Exclusive Scoop

2012 World Oceans Day
Limited Edition Impression.
3/28 Update - WOD 2012 Limited Edition

This is an "artist's impression" sketch I did of the limited edition World Oceans Day Crème de la Mer, that goes on sale in June 2012.

This year the La Mer team is creating a brand new design, fading the pot from blue to white, bottom to top, where before only the logo was in blue. The Moisturizing Cream will again be available in a 3.4 oz. (100 ml) size.

"The design of the box is even more beautiful than last year's",

says Paul Tchinnis, the Research & Developer Director of La Mer at The Max Huber Laboratories, who recently traveled to Cape Town where I had a quick meeting with him, to whom this world-first exclusive scoop is credited.

World Oceans Day Limited Editions over the years.

March 25, 2012

Rooi Rose Event

Last weekend Rooi Rose (an Afrikaans Women's Magazine in South Africa) held a reader event in the Ballroom at the luxurious 5-star Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, with La Mer as the main sponsor.

On arrival an army of La Mer Experts treated us to the famous La Mer hand & arm massage, then upon seating at this sold-out event, initially intended for 100, with 150 Rooi Rose & La Mer VIPs attending, we received this scarf from La Mer;

The La Mer Scarf.

Easter Treat

Just in time as a little Easter treat for ourselves, La Mer South Africa is offering a custom choice of deluxe miniature products with an exclusive La Mer Travel Purse, when you purchase any two La Mer products (one of which must be a moisturizer).

The Travel Purse has a beautiful pearl finished hard case with a lined interior, and a sturdy zipper with the La Mer logo. I prefer this case to the previous softer ones when I travel - I know the products inside are safe within the hard-cover case.

March 16, 2012

Win Me!

Here it is:
The Reparative Body Lotion - wrapped and ready to courier to the lucky winner!

You've only got 2 weeks left to vote to Enter and Win the Reparative Body Lotion.

March 11, 2012

Blanc de la Mer Now Available!

The wait is over! We can now purchase the Blanc de la Mer range from Crème de la Mer online.

Shop the range at

March 7, 2012

WIN The Reparative Body Lotion!

I am so excited for the launch of the new Reparative Body Lotion from La Mer, I've decided to give one lucky My Crème de la Mer reader the chance to win one!

How To Enter
When I launched the new logo for My Crème de la Mer, Triton's Trident, keeping with the theme of La Mer and the Ocean, I had this picture in mind;

One Facebook fan commented that the Trident logo seems too harsh; thus you can enter to win The Reparative Body Lotion by voting for the new My Crème de la Mer logo. Here are the candidates:

Reparative Body Lotion Slides

As we're eagerly counting down to the availability of the new Reparative Body Lotion, I'm sure you've noticed this beautiful picture;

In select countries in the east (where showing skin in this fashion is slightly taboo), they're spoilt with this gorgeous image:

Brightening Collection?

In China the Blanc de la Mer range is not only available, but being celebrated in full swing, with gift-sets galore!

This limited edition gift set, called the "Whitening Collection", is currently available exclusively in China - and has me pondering if we will be receiving similar sets here in the future?

Is this perhaps a preview of an upcoming "Brightening Collection"? I am waiting in anticipation, and as always, will let you know as soon as any details surface...

Blanc de la Mer - The Brightening Collection

The scientists at Max Huber Research Labs know that Asian women have highly refined skin. Their skin cells are perfectly aligned and exceptionally close together, creating a completely unique surface. Especially delicate and thin, their skin is more vulnerable to environmental influences that lead to discoloration, spots and uneven tone. To address these concerns, the Max Huber Research Labs created Blanc de la Mer The Brightening Collection - a scientifically advanced three-product regimen engineered with potent yet gentle naturally derived ingredients that work in synergy with Crème de la Mer to give skin back a youthful translucence.  Introducing The Brightening Lotion Intense, The Brightening Infusion Intense and The Brightening Essence Intense.

Crème du Monde

What we know as La Mer is known and branded as De La Mer in Japan and Crème de la Mer in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France.

Even though these names might seem different, its the La Mer we love, just marketed differently. You can shop with confidence when you're traveling abroad and replenishing your De La Mer.

La Mer World Map
For fun I wanted to see where in the world La Mer is known as La Mer, and where it is sold, so I created this rough world map based on the La Mer Store Locator.