La Mer is a well known, luxury skincare line with some amazing products. One of their most popular products is their Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream which sells for $170 an ounce. I’ve personally used it before and it’s pretty amazing. It plumps up your skin, reduces fine lines, and moisturizes the crap out of your skin making you look younger. It’s pretty expensive so I had to quit buying it, but recently mentioned it to a new fellow skincare-obsessed, esthetician friend (she gave me some other good info. I’ll be sharing with you guys 😍) and she said there was a dupe! First off, once I started doing some research apparently some people discovered this YEARS ago! Like I saw some articles that dated as far back as 2008! My obsession with skincare didn’t really begin til my late 20s-early 30s (although I did start using skincare in my teens), but I’m still so bummed I’m just now finding out about this! I guess it’s better to be late to the party then to never get there at all. Anyways, so here is the amazing dupe!
Nivea makes a U.S. and a Germany version and it’s the Germany version that you want (thank god for Amazon). Creme De La Mer and both versions are almost identical in ingredients. The main difference is the fermented sea kelp extract that is in the Creme De La Mer, but everyone says the results are pretty much the same and not worth the hefty price tag. There’s also antioxidants, but you can get those easily in another product that’s way cheaper. The Germany version is different than the U.S. version and Creme De La Mer because it doesn’t contain petrolatum which makes it less greasy and sticky. I just ordered mine and used it for the first time last night. It cost $9.16 and it’s so much product! It is a heavy cream so you don’t need to use that much. Just warm a small amount in between your fingers and pat it onto your face. I seriously think this may be able to last me a year which is like $0.02 a day! Go order this here asap! You won’t regret it!