So I already have one thing to add to my worst purchases of 2018 and it's this lotion. Womp womp :( I really wanted to like it, especially since it was a ridiculous $260 for this lotion. Yep, isn't that insane? Luckily I had some thank you points from my Citi credit card so I did not pay that much out of pocket. But then I think of all the things I could have spent those points on and it makes me sad. But on the bright side, I get to let all you acne-prone people know to stay away from La Mer. And that's because their top ingredient (and what they're known for) is Algae (seaweed) extract. And that is a pore-clogging ingredient. *facepalm* . Of course I should be checking ingredients before spending so much money on something. But guess I'll have to learn this the hard way.
Anyway if you have normal, not acne-prone skin this is actually a pretty great product. It left the parts of my skin that didn't break out soft and helped my makeup from feeling too greasy during the day. It's not a primer, but just a mattifying lotion. Is it worth $260? No, I don't think so even if your skin doesn't break out easily. You are definitely paying for the name and the hype. But if you tend to have combo/oily skin that doesn't break out easily, and an extra $260 lying around, sure it's great. As for me, I'll stick with my cheap(er) but non-comedogenic lotions.
Anyway I'm selling this lotion, used about 7 times, at 75% off here. Since it's a pump mechanism, the lotion inside hasn't been exposed to the elements. So if you're interested in trying La Mer at a deeply discounted price, here's your chance!