Lots of people are asking about la prairie and la Mer, two popular luxury cosmetics brands. These high-end skin care brands have some of the most expensive skin care formulas around and a selection of those active ingredients dermatologists love. Most people want to know which is better when comparing La Prairie vs La Mer? Let’s look side by side at their Eye creams, Foundation and Moisturisers and then I’ll show you some cheaper alternatives.
- 1 La Mer vs La Prairie Eye cream comparison table
- 2 La Prairie & La Mer Foundation comparison table
- 3 Individual reviews of skin care products from each brand.
- 4 My favourite La Mer beauty products
- 5 La Prairie products that I like.
- 5.1 La prairie foam cleanser
- 5.2 La prairie skin caviar essence-in-lotion
- 5.3 La prairie essence of skin caviar eye complex
- 5.4 La prairie skin caviar luxe eye cream
- 5.5 La prairie skin caviar liquid lift
- 5.6 La prairie skin caviar luxe cream
- 5.7 La prairie skin caviar luxe sleeping mask
- 5.8 La prairie cellular swiss uv protection veil
- 5.9 La prairie cellular hand cream
La Mer vs La Prairie Eye cream comparison table
Eyes are the mirror into a women’s soul but unfortunately also give away a lot of information about your age. Those dark circles that appear under our eyes always tempt me into searching for the perfect eye cream that will minimise their appearance or make the circles and bags vanish.
La Prairie skin Caviar Luxe eye cream and La Mer eye concentrate are two of the very best luxury eye creams, let’s compare them and then I’ll show you my favourite alternative choice.
La Mer eye concentrate has some beautiful active ingredients and a bold claim to reduce wrinkles and dark circles within 21 days. When I apply the eye concentrate it feels silky smooth and isn’t greasy. I’m still not looking 18 again but this formula does reduce lines and improves the appearance of my under eye. The price of this cream is also lower than La Prairie eye Caviar.
Skin Caviar Luxe eye cream by La Prairie is one of the most highly rated luxury creams in the beauty world. I love the way the formula adds moisture to the dry sensitive skin around my eyes and the formula is thick and rich and opens up my eyes from their long dark sleep.
These eye creams are a real luxury splurge, so if you want an effective formula that offers a transformative effect on your eyes appearance at a much lower price, I’d recommend the Neocutis Lumiere Illuminating eye cream.
Best alternative – Neocutis Lumiere Illuminating eye cream
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Neocutis developed a lot of their cosmetics formulas with the aim of creating restorative properties to try and heal skin. Dermatologists highly recommend a lot of Neocutis products to clients because of ingredients that aim to boost your skins collagen. This formula is also non-irritating for sensitive skin, highly moisturising and also has properties that work on those lines around your eyes.
La Prairie & La Mer Foundation comparison table
A quality foundation is one of the most important tools in your cosmetic collection. Foundation is in contact with most of your face, so plays the role of skin protector as well as hiding as much of your blemishes & lines as possible.
The La Mer soft fluid long wear foundation & La Prairie’s skin caviar foundations are some of the most luxurious foundations you can buy & offer active formulas that help your skin.
La Mer The Soft Fluid Longwear Foundation, like all La Mer products, includes their miracle broth formula which is moisturising and reduces lines on your face. Recently I’ve written about Armani’s luminous silk foundation and I really love that formula so I wanted to see whether the high price of the La Mer soft fluid foundation is justified.
The formula is very lightweight but spreads smoothly with my oval makeup brushes so It is easy to work into more full coverage that doesn’t hide your skins natural tone but instead works to improve your appearance, reduces blemishes and offers a good amount of sun protection
La Prairie skin caviar foundation is usually priced higher than La Mer’s soft fluid foundation and arrives in a cute blue container with a brush holder and some concealer in the lid section. The formula is dewy and smooth and creates a glowing and moist appearance that stays in place very well all day.
Coverage is a little thicker than La Mr’s soft fluid so is a little easier to apply fuller coverage with. The skin caviar works best with medium or dry skin because of the moist and glowing formula.
Best Alternative – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
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I recently compared Armani and Dior foundations and I adore this Luminous silk foundation because it is so light and smooth to apply and at a much lower price than the La Mer and La Prairie foundations, offers a similar luxury foundation experience.
Individual reviews of skin care products from each brand.
We always want the best products for our face to keep us looking younger before we apply our luxury foundation. Both of these two brands aren’t cheap, so I always like to be sure about exactly what skin care products they are offering.
I am going to take a look at some of the best products from each brand and try and help you find which is better suited to your beauty needs.
La Prairie and La Mer are priced similarly but offer differnt kinds of skin care products. In this article I will look at some of the products that I’ve enjoyed using from each brand and compare the two brands so you can decide which one offers skin care products that your skin will soak up and enjoy the most.
Let’s start with La mer.
My favourite La Mer beauty products
La Mer Cleansing Oil
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This is the most beautiful cleansing oil I have used in a long time ! The pearl powders make the La mer cleansing oil very shiny and the oil colour is a beautiful tone of la mer blue. For me it’s important for a cleansing oil to be scent free or have a clean fresh scent and there is no scent with this oil.
I use this cleanser for removing makeup by applying it to my skin when it’s dry and for a purifying wash on makeup free skin, you can apply it with water for a nice cleanse and clear complexion ready for your next treatment.
La Mer The Cleansing Lotion
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This La Mer cleansing lotion is super gentle, has no foam and can even be used with a little tissue to wipe off makeup, remove impurities and excess oil without needing to rinse it off afterwards. A while ago my skin became really sensitive and this was one of the few lotions I could find that didn’t make my skin red.
I like this product, however, sometimes I feel like my face hasn’t been cleaned properly because it is too gentle…so for this point I like the la prairie foam cleanser better.
La Mer The Tonic
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You can use the La Mer Tonic before putting any treatment on your face. Pour and absorb this tonic into a cotton pad and sweep gently over your face and neck. I find this tonic feels refreshing and calms my skin tone. When using this tonic, a good tip I use is to check for any yellow marks on the cotton pad. This is a good indication that you haven’t cleansed your face thoroughly.
After application, it is better to put on your next skin treatment quickly before your skin begins to feel a little dry. For this point, I like the la prairie product Cellular refining lotion better because it is more moisturising than this one.
La Mer The Treatment Lotion
Crème de la Mer
Some people told me the Creme de la mer cream is too hard to apply because it is thick, but I found a solution!.. Warm the cream with the palms of your fingers until it becomes translucent and then apply it on your face.
This cream is suitable for all skin types but I feel it worked especially well on my sensitive skin. After applying this to my face my skins dryness reduced and it became softer to touch. Apparently it also helps reduce lines and wrinkles a little because of the thick formula, I don’t have many so I can’t comment on that but I enjoyed the moisture and soft feel that helped my dry and mildly sensitive skin.
La Prairie products that I like.
La prairie skin caviar essence-in-lotion
La prairie essence of skin caviar eye complex
La prairie skin caviar luxe eye cream
La prairie skin caviar liquid lift
La prairie skin caviar luxe cream
La prairie skin caviar luxe sleeping mask
La prairie cellular swiss uv protection veil
La prairie cellular hand cream
I know, I indulged myself with this hand cream, my old L’Occitane hand cream just did the job, but I have to say this was money well spent, not necessary but definitely worth it. Now I feel like I have baby-soft skin both on my face and on my hands.
A comparison between La Prairie and La Mer
I have to admit that personally I love la prairie more than La Mer, especially the skin caviar line. La prairie suits all types of skin, even sensitive skin won’t feel different.
Now let’s see which brand is the winner when comparing La Prairie vs La Mer from a few different perspectives.
Price winner: La mer (cheaper)
Best packaging winner: La prairie
Anti-allergy winner：La mer
Skin healing winner: La mer
Anti-ageing winner：La prairie
Hydration winner: La prairie
Moisturising winner: La prairie
I hope you now have some ideas about what products each brand offers and which might be best suited to you. If you have a skin allergy and want to repair your skin, then I’d say go for La Mer; If immediate anti-ageing affects is your first priority and you have the extra money to indulged yourself with, then I’d say don’t hesitate and go for La prairie!
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