There is something quite illusive about a luxury brand like LA MER (for us that is) - we only heard of its miraculous wonders and witness its effect many years back when we met with our lady boss few years down the line after we left our post in the company. She has this beautiful baby-skin look (in her late 30s then) that we couldn't help but noticed and told her that she never really aged a single bit after so many years. She happily announced that, "Oh really? my LA MER must be working for me then!" and has the widest smile on her baby face. That was, our first encounter with someone whom we know personally who used the brand.
Of course, by now, La Mer is such an iconic brand, with its coveted Miracle Broth™ technology and has garnered a huge followings and loyalists that, as surprising as it may sound, we have not caught up with the wave, until just recently when a package arrived. To our amazement, it was their latest Reparative SkinTint SPF30 PA+++. You could imagine how delighted we were to have finally crossed path with La Mer. Thanks La Mer Malaysia for the love *_^
Came in a beautiful nude beige dainty pouch (can double up as a makeup pouch), the Reparative SkinTint SPF30 PA+++ comes in the usual signature white tube packaging that is La Mer with a silver cap. It is light, handy and most definitely hygienic. It is said that this product is far beyond a BB, light years past a CC, and will give you that perfect healthy looking glow while working to repair and protect the skin.
This light-as-air tint is infused with an innovative light and pigment technology to create beautiful translucent colours that help bring out the skin's natural beauty. Over time, your radiant skin emerges. Powered by Deep-Sea Red Algae known for its ability to store and release energy as needed, this highly potent ferment helps reduce the looks of pores, lines, and wrinkles for a silky smooth, plump and renewed skin surface. Sounds super awesome to us already!
Yes, it is indeed very light in texture, the SkinTint almost feels like a tinted moisturizer yet light-weight and does not feel sticky on the face. It spreads out heavenly and what we love most about it is that it evens out the skin tone really well and still allows the skin's natural beauty to shine through (not that we have loads of that, but we are striving towards that goal, haha *_^). We also noticed that it covers our pores cleverly, makes them less visible to the naked eyes (makes us super happy!). As for reducing wrinkles, we don't have much deep wrinkles to begin with, so perhaps time will tell if it works on this area for us. There is a slight hint of scent though but it smells like skincare and fades away almost instantly after application.
On days like weekends or days without meetings, just casual run-about town, we would definitely reach for this product for a sheer coverage. Dust on a little loose powder, our base makeup is practically a-okay to go. Super quick, easy and convenient! Our only wish is that it comes in a higher sun protection factor, like SPF50, but then again, the technology will have to be upgraded to still maintain that light-weight consistency and feel of the product already. We are pretty confident that it will head that way in the near future. (don't we gals are at times too greedy? haha) Sun protection, sheer coverage with reparative benefits, what more can a gal ask for? Errr, a little higher SPF, please *_^
Having said that, the new Reparative SkinTint SPF30 PA+++ does come with a hefty price tag. Retailing at MYR330 (40ml), it is a huge investment. You can drop by at any La Mer counters (here for store locations in Malaysia) to sample the NEW SkinTint. Here to discover more. A complimentary product is gifted for this review purpose but experience is entirely our own.
We think we have fallen in love with our very first La Mer product! Have a luminously beautiful and happy happy week ahead, lovelies *_^