La Mer - Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence

La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • tetraacetylphytosphingosine
  • urea
  • algae extract
  • caffeine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centaurium erythraea extract
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • cholesterol
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • copper gluconate
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • dimethicone
  • dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
  • faex
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • glucosamine hcl
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • hydrolyzed algin
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • isododecane
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • medicago sativa seed powder
  • micrococcus lysate
  • molasses extract
  • niacin
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis seed extract
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +50 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"It contains La Mer’s Miracle Broth which polishes the complexion and enables a more youthful appearance."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glucosamine hcl, glycine soja seed extract, glycyrrhetinic acid.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: algae extract, faex.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, tetraacetylphytosphingosine, urea

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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
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A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
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An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
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A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
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A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
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A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
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Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
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A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
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Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
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Used to thicken the product consistency
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Helps thicken the product texture
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An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
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Helps stabilize product formulations
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
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A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
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Used to preserve the product formulation
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A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
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Plain old water
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Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
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Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
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Almond extract (oil) - helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
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Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
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An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
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Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
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A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
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A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin
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A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
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Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
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Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
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Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
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Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
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Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
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Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
TBC
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
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A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
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An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
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TBC
Used to create a nice product consistency
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
TBC
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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The ingredient is not recognized
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A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
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A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
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A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
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Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. It is claimed to be a "DNA repair enzyme"
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
TBC
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
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Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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Helps water and oil mix together
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Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
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Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
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Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
TBC
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
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Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
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Used to create a nice product texture
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
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Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
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Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
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Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
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A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
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An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
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An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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A plant extract that is claimed to be helpful in moisturizing and lightening the skin, but evidence is missing
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Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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A preservative
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A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
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Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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Helps water and oil mix together
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A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
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An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
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Helps create a more spreadable product texture
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
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Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
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An emollient that is naturally found in skin
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Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
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Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
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Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
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Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
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A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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A preservative
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A preservative
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A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A colorant
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