Hate Love Relationship with La Mer The Tonic


Finally I release new content and not sponsored. Today I will talk about skincare. As I said on my instagram post, finding skincare is like finding the right partner.

Just for your update, almost 8 months I’ve been living in NZ. Time flies so fast than I expected. My live has been like roller coaster here. Especially the battle with weather. I was quite stressful because my skin and hair acted weirdly. For example, patchy around T-zone and zits everywhere!

Anyway, let’s talk the well-known skincare brand, La Mer, from France. So, recently I’ve been trying La Mer The Tonic because I couldn’t find SK-II here (you know I’m the biggest fan of SK-II skincare series) . So I decided to try La Mer, since I was curious as I’d always wondered if they would be great, and with the higher price point, if they were indeed worth it. So, lets give it a try. I’ve been using it since late August and combine with other skincare such as TATCHA (which I love the texture!).



The name Creme de La Mer translates to “Cream of the Sea”, and the Miracle Broth, which I later found, is the foundation of the brand, and is found in most of their products. It was formulated by Dr. Huber, who combined nutrient-rich sea kelp, other natural ingredients and light and sound technologies to intensify the products.

First Impression, I like their simple packaging. But I’m quite disapointed with the bottle. The product comes in a doff green box—their signature color, with 100ml browny transparant plastic bottle for NZD 90. FYI, I bought the smallest size from their options for trial first. Because as you know, the smallest SK-II FTE is 75ml comes with doff glass bottle. It’s also simple, elegant, and feel exclusive. I was expected luxury skincare brand like La Mer would use glass bottle for every product. The design is pretty simple, which I like, with the iconic design logo of LA MER.

La Mer The Tonic has 2 sizes; 100ml and 200ml.

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Miracle Broth™, Deconstructed Waters™
Formulated Without Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates
Ingredient Listing: Declustered Water (-)\Aqua\Eau De-Structuree (-) , Methyl Gluceth-20 , Glycereth-26 , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Algae (Seaweed) Extract , 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 , Butylene Glycol , Ppg-28-Buteth-35 , Ppg-5-Ceteth-20 , Sodium Hyaluronate , Citric Acid , Sodium Citrate , Polysorbate 20 , Sucrose , Caffeine , Disodium Edta , Benzophenone-4 , Phenoxyethanol , Potassium Sorbate , Fragrance (Parfum) , Linalool , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Red 33 (Ci 17200)

What I love from La Mer The tonic is the smell and how subtle it is. The smells like floral, very gentle—quite similar with rose water(?). It’s very soothing and comforting. La Mer The Tonic absorbs easily and the texture is just like water. Very refreshing and free from alcohol. Formulated with La Mer signature miracle broth, The Tonic infuses the skin with precious nutrients to deliver a boost of hydration and energy. My opinion for first time use it is nice on my skin. But doesn’t mean it helps my dryness skin around T-zone if I use it alone. I have to use it together with other skincare; Tatcha The water cream and Institut Laser Aid (I will review this two skincare later on). Please lower your expectation to this toner because as how toner works, gives you enough hydrating but nothing special.

Repurchase? May be I will try other toner from La Mer.

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