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La Mer The Concentrate has earned itself a bit of a holy grail status over the years. It is a very interesting product and also super expensive. The question is, is it worth it’s hefty price tag? Also in to the mix is the fact that is has been reformulated which is pretty big news! Here’s what you need to know!
So if you haven’t come across La Mer’s The Concentrate before, here’s a little recap. It is infused with a super-concentrated form of La Mer’s proprietary Miracle Broth which is present in every one of the brand’s products. It has been hailed as a skin healer and soother and I have to say, I grab it if I have a burn, if my eczema around my hairline flairs up, or if I have any skin sores or chaffing (more on that later). I also reach for it if I have over-used an active product and sensitised my skin.
Basically, if my skin barrier is compromised, I know The Concentrate will help get it back to normal pronto.
What is different with La Mer The New Concentrate Formula?
For 2020, the formula of this iconic, barrier-building serum has been revamped and upgraded with new antioxidant protection. It now offers enhanced environmental protection and defence against free-radicals.
- Now provides a double source of strength with pollution defence joining the skin barrier strengthening function
- New antioxidant / environmental protection against pollution
- Same velvety formula
- Still can be used as an everyday soothing serum or as an occasional treatment for special cases
La Mer The New Concentrate Features
- Minimises risk of chronic irritation, a root cause of premature ageing
- Helps prevent visible signs of ageing before they start
- Powerful environmental protection from Lime Tea Concentrate
- Acts as a liquid barrier to help skin rebuild its natural barrier
- Visibly soothes even delicate, sensitive skin
- Concentrated Miracle Broth – super-concentrated form of the original Miracle Broth extracted using a unique cold-vacuum process for three days and three nights
- The Stabilizing Ferment – a potent, stress-exposed marine infused ferment
- Lime Tea Concentrate – anti-pollution complex
Cyclopentasiloxane, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder,
Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Tocopherol, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Citrate, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate
How To Use It
The Concentrate can be used a lots of different ways. I mainly save it for any localised skin problems . I also use a light layer all over if my skin is feeling sensitive due to environmental factors like the sun (which never really happens for me) or wind, or if an active or facial treatment has caused any kind of reaction.
- A barrier serum, over a lighter serum and under moisturiser to help protect and rebuild the skin barrier
- Seasonal soother – after skiing, or sun exposure, or generally when skin has been exposed to extreme temperatures
- Anti-pollution serum – to protect against free radicals
- Velvety primer – apply under foudation for a smooth application and a flawless finish
I like the idea of using it as a primer because it does have a real velvety, soft matte finish and makes the skin very smooth and even in texture.
My Review of La Mer The New Concentrate
The first time I tried The Concentrate, I have to confess, I wasn’t really a believer. It has a siliconey feel (it does in fact contain silicone) that put me off a little. I couldn’t imagine it doing a lot of good to my face.
I changed my mind about it when I first used it on my inflamed and sore scalp / hairline. Within a day, it was completely calm and the irritation was soothed. Then I started to pay attention!
Next, I had a bit of an issue where my sports bra had been rubbing just under my armpit and the side of my boob. It was super red. I put The Concentrate on straight after the shower as soon as I spotted it, and within two days, the sore had vanished, literally without a trace.
When I shared this on social media, I had lots of messages saying that people relied on it to deal with burns from hair tongs and also that it was the only thing that helped with chronic ezcema.
I have also used it when I left the new Summer Fridays acid on my skin too long before neutralising with serum, and it took down the redness instantly.
Here’s what some of the Instagram beauty community had to say:
As you can see, there’s a firm faith in La Mer’s The Concentrates healing power.
Where to buy La Mer The NEW Concentrate
The new Concentrate starts at £165 for 15ml and is available now at:
It is definitely pricey, but I have to say, I think it’s worth it.
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