A Cheaper Alternative To La Mer

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Crème de la Mer has been criticized by some for its somewhat mundane ingredients, and at the same time, has been considered indispensable by others. Although Crème de la Mer does not have any special anti-aging effects, anybody that endures a long international flight, or goes through a dry and cold winter knows how much needed something like Crème de la Mer is at the time.

The past winter has been particularly harsh. While I was traveling, and crying for a heavy-duty moisturizing cream, I tried Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream. I feel that it can very much achieve what you are looking for in Crème de la Mer, and it may be better. I am saying this because Crème de la Mer may give me acne when my skin is not super dry. But Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream is completely noncomedogenic to me, and I am very acne prone. Another thing is that, although la Mer is a great savior, it cannot be used as a daily moisturizer for me. It turns my skin worse. But Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream seems fine.

Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream in a tube actually feels more like la Mer the Moisturizing Soft Cream. Yves Rocher does have a cream that feels more like Crème de la Mer Ultrarich Cream. It is Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Face & Body Comfort Cream in a jar. I do not use the jar version on my face because, just like Crème de la Mer Ultrarich Cream, it can cause a little acne when my skin is not super dry. Both versions are slightly softer than their la Mer counterparts. Of course, they are not meant to be la Mer dupes. The French company Yves Rocher probably had the formula before la Mer came out.

Yves Rocher Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream (tube) ingredients: Water/eau, glycerin, propylene glycol, octyldodecanol, ehylhexyl cocoate, clycopentasiloxane, talc, methylpropanediol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, peg-qoo stearate, cyclohexasilozane, silica, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, cetereth-2 phosphate, parfum/fragrance, methylparaben, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ethylparaben, allantoin, dimethiconol, propylparaben, sodium hydroxide, tetrasodium edta, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract.

La Mer the Moisturizing Soft Cream ingredients: Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Distearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cholesterol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Steareth-10, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polysilicone-11, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Water, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Plankton Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Caffeine, Sea Salt, Micrococcus Lysate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Adenosine Phosphate, Creatine, Hydrolyzed Algin, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glucose Oxidase, Polyacrylamide, Acetyl Carnitine HCL, Glucose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Tocopheryl Acetate Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Glycosaminoglycans, Urea, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Lactoperoxidase, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Cyanocobalamin, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, BHT, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

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