The Secret Behind Crème de La Mer

What do Nicole Kidman, Chrissy Teigen and Blake Lively (among many others)…

The Secret Behind Crème de La Mer
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What do Nicole Kidman, Chrissy Teigen and Blake Lively (among many others) have in common? Aside from their Hollywood stardom and extensive number of Instagram followers, they all turn to their La Mer's Miracle Broth, daily.

It's La Mer's trademarked secret ingredient that was made by physicist Max Huber. Yes, the term Miracle Broth is trademarked by one of the biggest beauty names in the industry, Estee Lauder.

What is the Miracle Broth?

The very famous  Crème de la Mer uses the Miracle Broth as the main ingredient. Of course, nobody in the company would disclose what it really contains and the public can only speculate from what information they release. It mainly has this giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, which they harvest and use as fresh as possible in the skincare collection.

Creme de La mer, La Mer

An article from Elle Magazine, The Truth About Crème De La Mer, reveals how this life-changing cream has been born. German-born aerospace physicist Dr Max Huber suffered from severe burns due to an explosion in his lab and he made his own healing cream. He lives near the ocean and used the giant kelp for the cream. And this is not just your ordinary chemical composition - Huber used distinct sound waves, a certain heat profile, and light to perfect his concoction, working on it for 12 years. And he refused to sell it until he died with the formula in his mind. 

"When Huber's daughter, Marley, who'd been taught the zealously guarded recipe by her father, sold the brand in 1995," stated in Elle Magazine's article. And hence today, we have this extraordinary cream that the celebrities swear by. After all, it was 12 years in the making. 

As the legend goes, German-born aerospace physicist Dr Max Huber, suffered from severe burns due to an explosion in his lab and he made this healing cream. He lives near the ocean and used the sea kelp for the cream. This isn't your ordinary chemical composition - Huber used distinct sound waves, a certain heat profile, and light to perfect the concoction. To tweak and reformulate Crème de la Mer until he was truly happy with the formula – a process that took 12 years and more than 6,000 experiments to complete.

Sea Kelp, Creme de La Mer

Creme de La Mer

His daughter, who worked alongside her father, wanted the magnificence his father's creation, and today, we the Creme de La Mer is one of the most expensive moisturisers on the market. At $665 for 100Ml, this ultra-luxurious product is one of the more expensive moisturisers on the market. It’s the kind of price tag that attracts attention - but, according to the world of beauty, its for all the right reasons.

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