Tuesday, November 25, 2008
La Mer Radiant Infusion, new skincare haul
I picked up a sample of La Mer Radiant Infusion about a month ago. I'd originally asked for a sample of Hydrating Infusion but the SA gave me this instead, and I didn't realise it until later.
These are the claims for this product:
Sounds too good to be true....and it was.
Pore minimizing? Nope
What it did though, was prep my skin nicely for the moisturizer. Its similar to Japanese style toners (called "lotions") which are liquids that you spread over your face prior to applying moisturizer. (Check out a great post on Asian-style toners here)
It made my skin more supple, and the moisturizer used afterwards helps lock this moisture in. Granted, the supple feeling is temporary, but it does help my moisturizer feel a lot more effective. Instead of having to use a heavier cream for fall like I usually do, I felt that I could get away with using the Infusion, then a light moisturizer afterwards.
It also has a nice light sea-ish fragrance which adds to the luxurious "I'm using La Mer" feeling lol :D
Overall: Nice, but not necessary. Also remember it does not reduce pores or improve radiance at all - all it does is add a bit of extra moisture to your skin. However there are cheaper products out on the market though that will do that anyway.
Review on Gel de la Mer to come soon!
I went to Sephora yesterday to return a few things and got these instead.
DDF Redness Relief gel
Bliss Steep Clean Mask
Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk
deluxe sample - Fresh Rose Mask
Reviews on all 3 items were generally positive. Will report back after a month or so, as skincare products supposedly take at 28 days to see an improvement.