The story of Crème de la Mer began with a crucial discovery by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber. After suffering burns from a laboratory accident, Huber made it his mission to repair and transform his own skin. Taking inspiration from the sea, he began to hand-harvest kelp (selected for its superior ability to regenerate). After 12 years and 6,000 experiments, he perfected the art of bio-fermentation, and Crème de la Mer and its nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™ was born. Since then, it has evolved into what can only be described as a legend, and the cream continues to inspire the range with a formula that’s rich with sea kelp, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. La Mer’s sea kelp is sustainably hand-harvested twice a year at a specific time when it is at the peak of its health, then instantly flown on ice to New York for production. Because of the intricate and artisanal process that goes into making each jar, which is still hand filled to this day, only small quantities of Crème de la Mer can be produced at a time.
The Power of Sea Kelp
Kelp is a type of seaweed that grows in shallow and nutrient-rich waters. Lauded for its miraculous properties, kelp remains at the core of La Mer’s brand roots. Here are five benefits that this super-ingredient offers:
It is a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E – all of which are powerful antioxidants and vital for maintaining healthy skin.
High In Calcium
Kelp contains 10 times more calcium than milk, the highest natural concentration of calcium in any food, which contributes to skin growth and regeneration.
The iodine naturally found in kelp effectively helps to remove free radicals (the bad chemicals that accelerate ageing) from human blood cells, making this ingredient an anti-ageing dream.
The presence of lipids and proteins in kelp help to absorb water to keep your skin moisturised.
Its natural antibacterial properties aid in the treatment of open wounds, abrasions and burns thanks to high levels of vitamin A, which is known for cellular repair.