Even though I hate to endorse ridiculously expensive products I must tell you about my all time favorite face cream. You can use it all over as a face cream, eye cream, and lip cream. And yes, it is ridiculously expensive, but when you consider that it is an "all in one" product it makes the price a little more reasonable. Actually, that's the excuse I tell myself to justify the money. But, the thing that is ironic is that I have spent more money trying out "inexpensive" face products in the hope of not having to shell out money for my favorite expensive counterpart. Jeesh!
I know it looks scary to put a cream on your face, but it works. I have acne prone skin, that is also massively dry.The problem with this is that most acne products are extremely drying due to the sulfur, salicylic and glycolic acids . Quite the conundrum! But this cream solves all my problems. My skin is firmer, clearer, and softer. It actually helps to clear up my cystic acne, and tighten my pores, all the while making my skin incredibly soft.
The great thing is that Creme De La Mer also makes a gel version which has a lighter feel for the summer time. The gel version is also a wonderful alternative to the cream for oilier skin types. So you can try either one, and still get the same amazing results.
So, what's the price you ask? It runs about $230, but I promise it is well worth it. The secret is in the "miracle broth" as they call it. The ingredients are actually quite simple, with the base concentrated on sea kelp. The difference is that the cream is started out as a broth and fermented for over 6 months. Every jar goes through this process. The cream was originally developed by Dr. Max Huber, a NASA scientist. After an experiment gone bad, Dr. Huber was left with burns all over his face. He spent the next 10 years trying to create a cream to heal his scars. It is said that by the time he died, he was virtually scar-less. Hence the miracle.
There is a theory that the German based Nivea cream is the same (and less expensive version) of this product. I have tried both, and will be giving my review of the Nivea tomorrow. But I can tell you for sure that nothing will ever beat the original in my book. Now, if only I could convince my accountant that this cream is worth it!