Glossybox – The la Mer Box Review

Glossybox has teamed up with super luxurious skincare brand, la Mer to bring us a special limited edition box that features six of la Mer cult classics and some innovative heroes.   I’ve often stopped at the La Mer counter and tested a few products but I’ve never had the courage to actually make a purchase.  I’ve got incredibly sensitive skin so I’m always wary about what I use. For those interested in taking plavix, here are the important side effects Serrana ivermectin lotion for head lice to know about. The effects of viagra are usually not as great, with the dosage and experience being a few of the reason for how fast does oral ivermectin kill scabies the product of having a generic brand viagra. Where to buy Ifakara ivermectin injection for dogs price in india doxycycline (doxycycline hydrochloride. However, only one of these four cases Compton ivermectin approved had detectable *c. Generic Arawa drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs.  I don’t want to spend huge amounts on skincare for it to tip my skin over the edge.  This Glossybox was £40 for non subscribers and £35 for subscribers – it includes products worth £118 so I thought I’d treat myself and give these products a whirl!

I’ve been road testing these products for a week since I took delivery so thought I’d share my thoughts on it!

Almost all of these products contain the “miracle broth” formula – “nutrient-rich sea kelp and other natural ingredients, infusing them with energies of light and sound (WHAT?!?!) to intensify their activity until they became the potent, renewing Miracle Broth. After twelve years and 6000 experiments, a miracle was born”.

This box included:  The Cleansing Micellar Water  – 30ml, The Treatment Lotion – 5ml, The Eye Concentrate – 3ml, The Revitalizing  Hydrating Serum – 5ml, The Moisturizing Cream – 7ml, The Intensive Revitalizing Mask – 15ml.

Revitalising Hydrating Serum & Eye Concentrate

The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum* is one of the newest products in the la Mer range.  My skin has been incredibly dry this winter and as soon as I applied this to my face my skin did a little dance of joy! It was instantly soaked into my skin and made a great base.  A little of this goes a long way so I think this small bottle will last quite a long time.  It does have a bit of a medicinal smell to it – I can’t figure out exactly what it reminds me of but it’s not off putting by any means.

Now I’m approaching the wrong side of 35, I’m constantly on the search for an eye cream that’s going to do the job and I think this eye concentrate* hits the spot.  It’s very light and easy to apply and again, a little goes a long way.  I think I’m seeing a slight change in the old lady wrinkles and dark circles under my eyes but I’d like to give it a good months use until I jump to any conclusions!!

Micellar Water & Treatment Lotion

I’m a huge advocate of being in the double cleanse gang (if you’re a fan of the super Caroline Hirons you’ll understand!).  This Micellar Water* product dissolves all the makeup on your face and contains purifying algae to deal with the dirt and pollution in the air.  It did shift my waterproof mascara which is always a bonus – how many times have I woken up the next day with mascara still smudged around my eyes like a panda?!

The Treatment Lotion* is used after cleansing and before any moisturiser is added in the evening.    Advertised as “liquid energy,” to awaken the complexion and drives moisture into the skin so that it is “perfectly prepared to receive the full benefits of the La Mer regime that follows”.  It was a nice product to use but I don’t think I’d rush out to buy a full bottle – maybe I’ve not given it enough time to see this liquid energy in action…

Intensive Revitalizing Mask & Creme de la Mer

The Moisturising Cream* is probably La Mer’s most recognised product and this was what I was particularly interested in trying.   Again, it includes their “Miracle Broth” which makes it “so effective at hydrating and soothing the skin”.  It’s a THICK cream and to activate the “broth” you take a small amount and rub it between your fingertips until the cream becomes transparent.  It really DOES make your skin super smooth and feel hydrated however…it reminds me of..and dare I say it…the £2.99 pot of Astral that your Nanny probably used.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it but this was my first impression!!

Admittedly I’ve only used the Intensive Mask* mask once (although I’ve read on the La Mer website that you’re supposed to use it every day…).  It’s a quick 8 minute routine and helps protect skin from the invisible drivers of ageing – fatigue, stress and pollution.  There’s probably only enough in this version for another full mask as you have to apply it quite quickly so it’s difficult to say if I’ve seen any changes.  I’ve also heard that you can use it as an overnight treatment if you put less of it on.

There isn’t one product in the box that I was disappointed with and my skin does look slightly better in the week I’ve used it.  Would I spend nearly £700 to get my hands on all of the full size products?  Probably not – especially the Micellar Water when there are product out there that do an equally good job.  If I HAD to choose one product, I’d probably go for the eye cream – let’s see how a months use goes first!!

Unfortunately this box has now sold out but if you sign up to Glossybox’s newsletter then you’ll hear about other great collaborations they have coming up.

Have you tried any of the La Mer range?!


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