Review: Blanc de La Mer UV Protecting Fluid SPF50 PA+++

We have all heard of La Mer. It is no doubt a luxury brand with the price tag to match. However, you’re not just paying for the brand name. The ever famous Miracle Broth™ is unparalleled and I have friends who swear by it. My first ever luxury skincare purchase was La Mer. I bought the Creme de La Mer before I got married, using a quarter of my paycheck. It was painful but it was worth it. So when I was sent the SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid, the latest addition to La Mer’s illuminating Blanc de la Mer collection, I was excited to try it.

 

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The sunscreen promises more than just protection from UVA and UVB rays. Most sunscreens available nowadays do that. The Blanc de La Mer sunscreen is enriched with the cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ which heals the skin and makes it more luminous. So what’s the difference between this and other brands that come out with sunscreens with whitening benefits? Well, this is La Mer and we’re talking about the Miracle Broth™ which has a cult following.

The sunscreen itself looks a little green tinted to me, but it applies translucent. It doesn’t leave a white cast, but I do think it’s a little heavy when the weather is really hot. It is lightweight and the texture is fluid, and it absorbs into the skin rather quickly. It does leave my skin a little shiny upon application, so I like to apply some makeup and powder over it. It doesn’t cause any makeup meltdowns and it doesn’t make my skin particularly greasy either. However, those with oily skin might not like it. There is a very soft scent which reminds me of Creme de La Mer, and while it’s quite difficult to pin point what it smells like, I can say it’s very pleasant to my nose. If you’re sensitive, you might be happy to learn that the scent dissipates very quickly. I can tell you that it works great as a sunscreen, but I can’t attest to its whitening benefits. I personally believe a combination of serums, moisturizers and sunscreen works best so it’s not fair to test this product alone (for whitening benefits).

 

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The sunscreen costs RM320 for 50ml and the question is always about whether or not I’d purchase this. I can’t honestly tell you I will. I am now an unemployed full time mother, and I have to be practical with my choices. However, if money is not a problem, I’d have a lot of La Mer skincare products in my skincare cupboard. Trust me on that!

What about you? If you’re a believer of a brand, and if money is not an issue, will you splurge? I think I will.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    Wish I could fill my cupboards with La Mer too!

    • Lily

      Right? *sigh*

  • Bella

    I use La Mer Cleanser, Toner, Lotion for day, Creme de La Mer for night, only my serum is Estee Lauder ANR and eye cream is Sisleya Eye and Lip contour cream. I am old and I work hard LOL.
    I also religiously use Fluide La Mer the SPF in factor 30, and I tried the new factor 50 when it came out, but it is so much thicker and has quite the fragrance: the SPF 30 wears better, certainly on my oily skin and under makeup. Science also tells us that SPF 30 blocks 97% of the sun’s rays and SPF 50 98%, so I decided to take my chances and repurchase the original :).

    • Lily

      Seriously, Bella, I read about the difference between SPF 30 and 50, but psychologically speaking, I feel safer with SPF50. LOL!!!

  • Icaria

    Honestly I’m not sure I would splurge that much if money was no object since my minimal skin care routine of the moment works quite well for me. Of cours I would try a few things here and there but I think it would be more for blogging purpose. :)

    • Lily

      Oh Helene, why mess up things that aren’t broken right? You’re lucky your minimal skincare routine works well. My skin is extremely snobbish – hence its tense relationship with my wallet. LOL!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I can’t tell what the monies conversion is but it’s La Mer so I’ll just go away now, lol.

    • Lily

      LOL Larie!!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I stick to budget friendly type things on the regular but a splurge now and then is completely warranted. :) If it protects and feels nice, why not?

    • Lily

      Right? But I’d splurge on moisturizers and serums instead of sunscreens :-)