Hello, everyone. Here comes Meatball. From this week, we will open the new column of “Lady cream test”. Last week, you’ve read the notice of Meatball. If you haven’t seen it, you can stamp “What is the difference between an expensive lady cream and the par products?”. Let’s talk about Lamer cream first~
This brand should be familiar to everyone. When it comes to lady cream, the first product that many people think of is the cream of LAMER. It is a high-end skincare product of Estee Lauder.
Lamer is a French name, many people will read “La Mer or La Mei”, but the correct way to read it is “La Mei” which means the sea. The French name product with Crème de lamer (Ocean cream) is a Native American product.
Although some people say that it is a bottle of expensive lady cream from the price and efficacy, it also can not stop the star and beauty bloggers from home and abroad. For example, Hathaway’s assistant will take Lamer’s products with him in case Hathaway needs them; Jennifer Lopez not only uses Lamer to wipe her face but also wipes her body (it’s nice to have money…) Many stars also regard Lamer as their only skincare product.
Compared with these more than 10 bottles of cream, Lamer is not only an outer packing or bottle design but a simple white porcelain bottle. But it’s simple, but it looks very advanced. Today’s article is divided into four parts to introduce the cream of Lamer: ingredients, usage, price, and usage experience.
Ingredients of Lamer cream
In the first part, let’s talk about the cream ingredients that we are all concerned about. Let’s take a look at what this bottle of cream is for us, and why 100ml costs the US $500.
Meatball has been compiled and sorted out from the Internet. There are 35 ingredients in the cream of Lamer cream. Two of the most commonly discussed benefits are moisturizing and healing.
From these ingredients, we can see that it is a high moisturizing product. It is based on minerals and some high molecular oil materials, such as mineral oil, mineral fat, lanolin alcohol, paraffin, and other non-physiological lipids, forming a hydrophobic oil film outside the keratinocytes of our face, so as to protect the barrier and moisturize the skin.
To put it simply, stick a layer of good sealing oil fresh-keeping film on the outside of your skin to prevent your skin from being damaged by the external environment. This is very suitable for students living in the north in winter.
Now, many sharing platforms say that Nivea Creme’s Blue Tin can compare favorably with Lamer cream, either from moisturizing or skin feeling. This is not without a trace. First of all, the production process of the two products is similar, both of which use the technology of water in oil. Water in oil technology is also called “W/O type emulsification”. The definition of this technology on the Internet is too complex. Meatball uses a very easy to understand pictures to explain.
It seems simple from the picture, but this technology can provide more effective barrier repair and has more advantages in moisturizing effect than traditional oil in water. If this technology is not very skilled, there will be “sweating” of cosmetics. For example, like some Korean foundation cream, the selling point is “can be rubbed out of water droplets”. It looks very moisturizing, but in fact, the ingredients added are unstable, so that the water inside is seeping out.
In addition, if the emulsifier used in the biggest slot of this technology is not good, it will feel very bad on the skin. So the selection of emulsifiers is very important. Taking Nivea and Lamer, for example, Meatball did feel that the skin feeling of the two products was similar after the test. After that, I checked the two emulsifiers on the Internet. In addition to the difference in the order and dosage, the ingredients were exactly the same. No wonder the two products feel the same.
In addition to emulsifiers, there are many identical ingredients between the two products, such as lanolin alcohol as a softener, magnesium stearate, and glycerin as a humectant, panthenol as an antioxidant Although the component skeletons of the two products are similar, one can be sold for less than $10 / 400ml and the other for $500 / 100mL, indicating that there are some differences between them.
Let’s see how they differ:
In addition to moisturizing, Lamer cream also has some active ingredients which are soothing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. This is also the most important point to distinguish between Lamer cream and NIVEA creme Blue Tin. 1) it has an antioxidant effect: algae extract, alfalfa seed powder, tocopherol succinate. 2) with anti-inflammatory effect: cyanocobalamine, zinc gluconate, sesame seed oil, sunflower seed cake. 3) skin conditioner with soothing effect: copper gluconate, calcium gluconate, and magnesium gluconate. The algal extract is an important component of lamer and one of its selling points.
Lamer’s idea of algae extract is a “moving” story. The astronaut was burned and found the ability to repair seaweed, so lamer cream was developed. At ordinary times, Meatball always tells us that the most important thing before shopping is to look at the ingredients and not be fooled by these fancy stories. So when Meatball saw this story, I really had no other expression but a white eye.
Without criticizing the logic of this story, from the scientific point of view alone, the real burn scar is still a medical problem in the world. Besides Lamer cream, HABA’s G dew, Estee Lauder’s eye cream, and its antelope moisturizing mask are all extracted from the algae extract, but they are all moisturizing.
Let’s put aside this exaggerated story and focus on the ingredient of algal extract. The official name for it is miracle broth. From a miracle, we can see the brand impression that lamer wants to emphasize. And this algal extract, after Meatball checked the data, said it was the extract of fermented algal. But what are the species of seaweed? What are the ingredients that can resist oxidation and repair skin? However, the efficacy of Lamer cream is not only seaweed extract but also other functional ingredients.
In the interview with Meatball, there was a classmate who had a large area of inflammation on his face. After using about 2-3 bottles, the inflammation was reduced (personal use experience). But Meatball still suggests that if you have a large area of the inflamed face, you should see a doctor. Some students will use it when there are some small problems in the sensitive period of the skin, which can also quickly recover the skin.
How to use lamer cream
With ingredients, let’s talk about how to use it.
With the spoon, meatball dug some on the back of his hand. It’s really the thick paste texture that can be seen by the naked eye. It’s not easy to evenly apply it directly to the face. Some people who have used it, the evaluation of it is pasted on the face is particularly uncomfortable, and sometimes even dull acne. So don’t forget to add an “emulsification” step before using this cream. Why do I put double quotes on the emulsions here? Because “emulsification” refers to the “liquid-liquid” interface phenomenon. Two incompatible liquids (such as oil and water) are divided into two layers in the container.
The denser oil is on the top, the denser water is on the bottom. If a proper surfactant is added, the oil is dispersed in water under strong agitation to form an emulsion, which is called emulsification.
The word “emulsification” appears most frequently in the makeup remover oil. It is a kind of oil added with an emulsifier, which can be integrated with the makeup oil on the face, and then the makeup and dirt on the face will be taken away when washing by the way of water emulsification. But the essence of Lamer’s “emulsification” is to soften the original thick and hard cream with the temperature of palm or finger. So as to achieve the purpose of a better coating. Hmmm… Isn’t this step called “melting”?
All right, back to business. In fact, besides the cream of Lamer, there are a lot of paste texture products that need to be emulsified for use, such as the butter eye cream of Ke Yan and the oat cream of Aveeno. Today I will gradually teach you the emulsification process (take Lamer cream as an example).
Step 1: takes the right amount of product in the palm of your hand and takes about 10 fen coins in size. One thing to note when taking cream is that it is better to use the small spoon specially designed to avoid the bacteria and pollution that are brought in when hand digging.
Step 2: warm the face cream in the palm of your hand with your fingers. During this process, you will find that the cream gradually softens, and the color changes from milky white to translucent texture.
Let’s take a look at the comparison. On the left is the state of emulsification and then pushing; on the right is the state of no emulsification and pushing directly. Obviously, the left side is much lighter than the right. After emulsification, it is not only easy to apply, but also will not be pasted on the face, which is a relatively thick skin feeling.
Step 3: when you smear, you should pat on the face with this way of pressing, so that the remaining temperature of your palm can also help the cream to absorb quickly. First, press from the cheeks, then chin to neck, then T-shaped part, and finally press the margin on the delicate part around the eyes.
Quality and price of lamer cream
There are 5 kinds of Lamer cream.
▍ Creme de La Mer
The most classic creme de la Mer is the one with a crooked trial. Known as the “dry skin savior”, it is the thickest of the five. The cream is very thick and suitable for dry skin and sensitive skin.
▍ The Moisturizing Soft Cream
The texture of the cream is also the most commonly used texture in the interview. Because it’s lighter than the classic, it’s more malleable. Therefore, the emulsification step can be omitted. But it also belongs to a more moisturizing style. Suitable for dry skin and mixed dry skin.
▍The Moisturizing Gel Cream
Frost’s texture is also a gel texture. It is lighter and lighter than cream. The color changes from white to more transparent and transparent. Apply it to the skin to feel clear and comfortable. If you live in a hot and humid place, it’s better to choose the frost texture. It is more suitable for mixed oily skin in spring and summer, and oily skin in autumn and winter.
▍ The Moisturizing Lotion
The texture of the emulsion is lighter than that of the previous gel. If you are a person who doesn’t like to use face cream, then choose the texture of the lotion. After application, the skin will feel matte. It is more suitable for mixed oily skin in spring and summer, and oily skin in autumn and winter.
▍The Oil Absorbing Lotion
The only cream in the five categories is an oil-free formula. The texture is the same as the emulsion version, and it also has the effect of controlling the oil. If you are a big oil field, you are right to choose it. Suitable for oily skin in spring and summer.
Here is the sharing time of fairies~
Skin type: mixed dry, sensitive muscle, acne-prone
Usage: I bought the classic facial cream. It needs emulsification. After massage for a period of time, it will feel soft after the second day. Moisturizing is OK, no oil and no dry. But to everybody said that saves sensitive skin, eliminates smallpox to have no feeling, perhaps because my smallpox is stayed up late? If you look at moisturizing alone, there are many low-cost alternatives. If the emulsification is not in place and the face is lazy, the face will be full of oil the next day, but it will not be closed. So I think it’s troublesome and expensive. I didn’t buy it after using it for more than half of the time.
Skin type: big oily skin
Usage: I use the gel plate of the artifact cream, which is more suitable for oily skin. The gel texture is very good to absorb, a little emulsification, pat on the face, a little massage to absorb. The key is refreshing. I’ve never used the face cream in summer, but lamer has no problem at all. I bought it when I was pregnant. Because at that time, the skin was particularly unstable, with acne and no expression. Anyway, it was just looking bad. Plus in the season, the skin is more uncomfortable, and then want to say while pregnant blackmail husband, bought lamer.
In the beginning, it was really amazing. The skin condition soon became stable. The pimples converged and the pores looked much more delicate. When the third bottle of lamer is used, it’s about half the way it looks. The skin starts to get pimples, which can’t be eliminated. So I doubt if I can buy fake products. In addition, my appeal to the lamer is over, so I’ll stop using it. Now we use SK’s big red bottle.
Skin type: Dry skin, barrier damaged
Use experience: I use lamer classic cream, that is, the need for emulsification. Since I am used for barrier repair, I use Dr. Sebagh’s rose fruit oil to emulsify. Because I am a big dry skin, oily and lamer cream together, I can hold cold wind baptism. Use a big lump every time. It’s oily at the beginning, but I will message until it’s absorbed. It’s very suitable for dry skin. It’s quite moist. Then used about 3 months, the face because of the barrier damage of acne is no longer, no new acne.
Then it was used for another two months. Feel good for sensitive or barrier damaged skin. After the skin is restored, it feels old and it is basically useless, so it turns to another anti-aging cream.
Skin type: dry mixed, oily, acne skin (recent)
Use experience: my coordinate is Hong Kong, age 22. At the counter, you have bought the classic cream (the heaviest). Whatever you wear, it has been a little smear.
Lamer moisturizing aspect: if it is to use other creams, steam cream, kills, or in the morning, the face is dry. Otherwise, the oil will be bright and bright. If you use other creams to smear before the application of La Mer, it will also produce oil. In the words of La Mer, after a night’s sleep, the glossiness is kept in the state of just coating. There is a little “oil” but not oil.
Lamer stability effect: at the same point smear anti-acne products, use a week la Mer when acne slowly grew less, later lazy, switch to other creams, acne longer.
Plan to use skin stabilization all the time, and then switch to other products. In addition, I want to tell you that if it’s oily skin, please make sure to use the lighter version of lamer. I myself dry skin, go to the air-conditioned room, plus the foundation with strong oil control, and then enter the thickest and heavyweight, and every time I use it to emulsify, it will not be stuffy pox. And La Mer is actually used for emergencies. If there is no skin problem, it will be very good to use other products.
The real neutral skin is actually good at sunscreen and water conservation. La Mer is most suitable for sensitive skin and acne skin (also need to add acne removal products). For ordinary good skin, it can only be error-free and unnecessary.
Skin type: oily skin
Use experience: coordinate Sydney, Australia. Subtropical humid climate, although the annual rainfall but very dry! La Mer cream is a good smelling flavor. To press on the face, do not wipe. Otherwise, it will rub mud! I had skin allergy in the season of bump and bump, and then I had mild dermatitis. After using soft cream, I felt that its calming and repairing effect was better than that of classic cream.
At night, after taking the toner and pressing one layer, you will get up the next day after going to bed, and the oil will be reduced, the state of your face will be greatly improved, the new acne will shrink, and the face that stays up late will not be so disabled. Classic cream is the same as cream.
It’s more suitable for dry skin. It’s troublesome and needs emulsification. So I usually add jojoba oil or rosehip oil to accelerate the emulsification process After emulsification, gently press on the face. The effect of repair is not as good as cream. The wound after the breakup of acne will promote healing, and acne marks can also be effectively diluted. It can also alleviate the red sensitivity caused by season-changing But after a long time, my face is still greasy Will touch the pillow
Well, our first issue of the ‘Lady cream test_lamer cream’ is here. Thank you very much for the students who provide the user experience for meatball. If you have any questions, you can call meatball in the message area. The next issue we will introduce is La Prairie blue fish caviar.