La Mer is always shrouded in a kind of mystery. Like a game of Chinese (or skin) whispers, a surfeit of secrets plague the precious elixir. From celebrity hearsay to high-minded cultural gossip, there’s a rumour about pretty much everything when it comes to La Mer.

So what have you heard? Here, we squash the rumour mill, once and for all.
 
Rumour #1: I heard its creator, Max Huber, isn’t real…

TruthThe original magician, Dr. Max Huber was as real as La Mer’s results. An aerospace physicist, the doctor devoted some 12 years (and over 6,000 experiments) to his potent elixir, the Miracle Broth, determined to cure burns sustained in a scientific accident. The original and the best, his legacy lives on in every La Mer jar, and today, La Mer is testament to this brilliant mind; a true alchemist of beauty.


Rumour #2: I heard it takes months to make a jar of Crème de la Mer…

TruthThree to four, to be exact. It may be small, but you know what they say, good things come in small packages (and take time). Just like Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither was La Mer; every little jar of Crème de la Mer takes time to create, enduring a lengthy fermentation process. To compose the Miracle Broth, the sea kelp is fermented with vitamins and minerals for up to four months to create an enhanced energy source for the ultimate skin renewal.


Rumour #3: I heard every jar of Crème de la Mer is hand-filled and the limes used are hand-peeled…

TruthAt La Mer, a tactile approach is the order of the day. Each and every jar of Crème de la Mer is hand-filled within eight hours of formula completion, with the room’s temperature constantly controlled. Hands on? Very. Even the limes used for the potent Lime Tea Extract are hand-peeled to maintain the living benefits of the citrus. Perfectionism, perhaps. But think of it as the ultimate quality control.

 
Rumour #4: I heard that in every Crème de la Mer jar, there is a little piece of the Crème before it, and the Crème before that…

TruthHow do you let Mr. Huber’s legacy truly live on? With a little piece of the original, of course. To maintain both the continuity and integrity of the Miracle Broth, a small portion from each previous batch is added to the next, and so forth, so La Mer’s true genes are passed on. The product of today can actually be linked back to Dr. Huber’s original formula, so everyday is a new piece of history in the making.

 
Rumour #5: I heard celebrities bathe in it…

TruthKim Kardashian has been known to do some crazy things when it comes to her skin, but running a La Mer bath remains gossip (for now). However, she is a religious La Mer user, and leads the charge of celebrity devotees, which include sister Khloe, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Lily Aldridge and Dianna Agron, who all swear by a little pot of Crème de la Mer to keep their skin looking celebrity-worthy. If it’s good enough for Kim…

 

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