I am simply dying for Creme De La Mer – something about getting older and wanting allegedly one of the best creams out there. The cream, the eye concentrate..it will be in my grubby hands soon!
Checking out eBay, I noticed lots of Creme De La Mer’s, 30ml for around £70 for 30ml, (buy it now) going for a tiny bit less if at auction. The retail is £88 at the moment.
I debated about buying one online but decided against it – there is not real way of knowing if what you have in the jar is real (especially if you have never used it before) and by the time you have taken it to a counter to verify, your eBay seller is on a plane to Panama.
Here are some observations I have made about authentic, fresh La Mer creams.
1. They come in GLASS jars, in white. Not plastic.
2. The box it comes in is thick cardboard, and has slightly raised areas where the text is. It’s matte textured.
3. When you open it, the seal is a plastic white thing, the kind you can just lift of – it is not sealed. This also applies to the foundations.
4. The cream is white – a very pure white and has a scent which is slightly sea like, medicinally. I read that some people were filling La Mer jars with Nivea cream – Nivea I think has quite a fresh, typical skin cream smell, this is much more medicinal and is very thick in texture.
5. Under the jar is a white spatula and a tray the cream can sit in.
That is all I can think of right not that made it stand out to me. I would personally pay a bit more and buy an item from the counter because you can never really tell if something is authentic just by looking at it over the net. Counterfeit goods are generally very very good these days too so be careful!