When I posted an announcement about the new La Mer cream launch, I received many questions on Instagram. Some of you wonder how the new La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream compares to the original Creme De La Mer. In this review, I compare these two formulas.
But before we begin, let me remind you that La Mer products are now available at Sephora. So while I’d be delighted to share my thoughts on these products, it also makes sense to ask for a sample or two from a Sephora sale associate. Again, we all have different skin concerns so some of the products that work for me might not be applicable to your skin type.
Creme De La Mer vs New Cooling Gel
If you never tried Creme de La Mer (aka La Mer Moisturizing Cream), you probably at least heard about this cream that features the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth serum. This thick, deeply hydrating cream is designed for aging skin that could use some help with improving firmness, blurring pores, and rejuvenating complexion.
Brand’s new launch, Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, also features legendary Miracle Broth formula and targets skin’s hydration and radiance. With this new product, La Mer addresses clients who are looking for skin calming and replenishment.
The original Creme de La Mer features a uniquely rich formula that takes practice to use. You have to warm up the product at your fingertips before working it into your skin.
The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is much lighter and doesn’t require much work as per application. The brand recommends using the same application technique for this product too as it helps to activate the Miracle Broth formula.
I prefer using La Mer Moisturizer at night as it makes my skin shinier than I prefer during the day. When it comes to the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, it doesn’t look oily on my skin at all so it works beautifully if applied in the morning. I also appreciate the cooling finish that this new cream offers which is refreshing in the morning.
I’ve been using the original La Mer Moisturizing Cream for years, but only sparingly. I have a combo skin which is more on a drier side so a heavy night cream like Creme De La Mer is my go-to solution.
The cream is very rich and it dramatically helps to heal dry patches literally overnight. However, I noticed that pores on my nose are getting clogged if I use the cream every single night. So I mix and match this thick cream with other, lighter products.
When it comes to the new La Mer Moisturizer, I enjoyed it a lot, especially on the days when I’m wearing a full face of makeup. It momentarily absorbs into my skin and doesn’t leave an oily cast that so many other gel lotions do. Since it’s a hybrid between gel and cream formulas, the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream works ideally for my combo skin. It offers skin soothing and hydration that doesn’t overwhelm my pores.
The original Creme De La Mer comes in four size options: 1 oz. for $170, 2 oz. for $315, 3.4 oz. for $475, and 16.5 oz. for $2,095. La Mer’s new launch, the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, comes in two sizes: 1 oz. for $170 and 2 oz. for $315.