Once the stuff of beauty nightmares, sun protection never really was something to set a makeup mavens heart alight, however the advent of Soleil de La Mer has changed all that and turned it into a rather glamorous affair—because sunscreen shouldn’t be reserved for the beach. Formulated with an absolute treasure trove of ingredients, from marine algae to peptides, botanicals and precious minerals, this incredibly nourishing sunscreen lotion captures the powerful renewing energies of the sea to not only shield you from damaging sun rays, but to also rejuvenate and revitalise the skin, all the while delivering some rather formidable anti-ageing benefits. Of course, La Mer’s secret sauce, the miracle broth, remains at the heart of formulation, though it is almost upstaged by the inclusion of laminaria ochroleuca extract (aka the golden algae ferment), which is a sea kelp harvested off the coast of brittany that is rich in phytosterols and has been demonstrated to help defend the skin against oxidative damage and dermatoheliosis (photoageing) caused by excessive sun exposure, as well as support and maintain the skins lipid barrier and extracellular matrix (ECM) components: collagen (keeps skin strong, plump and firm), elastin (supplies skin elasticity and bounce), and glycosaminoglycans (improves hydration and prevents transepidermal water loss), and thereby impeding the progression of the ageing process. Other standout ingredients that are worth having on your radar include plankton extract which is packed with amino acids, micronutrients, and essential fatty acids that help to repair damaged skin and calm inflammation, while also strengthening the skins defences against free radicals and ultraviolet radiation; scutellaria baicalensis root extract which is potent antioxidant compound that is rich in flavonoids and terpenes, research has shown it to be a powerful tyrosinase inhibitor with great potential to downregulate melanin production and protect the skin from sun damage; and malachite which is renowned for its healing properties and antioxidant benefits that help ward off free radicals and oxidative stress, it also contains a high copper content that stimulates the production of collagen and glutathione, which improves skin elasticity and combats wrinkles. Perhaps the most decadent way to get your sunscreen fix, with The Reparative Face Sun Lotion, La Mer has taken the somewhat uneventful matter of sun protection and transformed it into an indulgence to savour. Truly invisible, the weightless formula has a certain lushness to it when applied onto the skin that you sort of have to experience, it’s easily absorbed, and because of its composition it leaves no white-cast or icky residue.
- Skin looks nourished and youthfully radiant
- Safeguards skin from harmful UV rays
- Restores and repair damaged skin
- Prevents signs of ageing
- Nurtures and leaves a radiant appearance
- How to Use
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Smooth a liberal amount of product onto your face 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours or more frequently after swimming, perspiring or towel-drying.
Ingredient Listing: Avobenzone 3.00% , Homosalate 5.00% , Octisalate 5.00% , Octocrylene 2.70% , Oxybenzone 2.50% Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Butyloctyl Salicylate , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Butylene Glycol , Peg-100 Stearate , Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate , Silica , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Methyl Trimethicone , Phenyl Trimethicone , Trisiloxane , Glyceryl Stearate , Potassium Cetyl Phosphate , Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal , Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil , Sodium Gluconate , Copper Gluconate , Calcium Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Zinc Gluconate , Tocopheryl Succinate , Niacin , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder , Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Plankton Extract , Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein , Malachite , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Caffeine , Arginine Ferulate , Lecithin , Cholesterol , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Sorbitol , Glycerin , Trehalose , Phytosphingosine , Polyquaternium-51 , Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer , Cetyl Alcohol , Vp/Eicosene Copolymer , Polysilicone-11 , Sucrose , Urea , Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin , Saccharide Isomerate , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Sodium Pca , Sodium Hyaluronate , Dehydroxanthan Gum , Peg-8 Laurate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Citric Acid , Tourmaline , Propyl Gallate , Xanthan Gum , Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate , Stearic Acid , Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid , Alcohol Denat. , Fragrance (Parfum) , Hexylene Glycol , Disodium Edta , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Phenoxyethanol , Hydroxycitronellal , Linalool , Hexyl Cinnamal , Amyl Cinnamal , Benzyl Benzoate , Coumarin , Limonene , Citronellol , Geraniol , Citral , Mica
- Miracle Broth: The elixir at the heart of La Mer which employs the powerful renewal energies of the sea, it is derived from a mix of antioxidant-rich sea kelp harvested off the pacific coast and an array of vitamins and minerals, citrus oil, eucalyptus, wheatgerm, alfalfa, sunflower, and lime tea extract which undergo a natural fermentation process
- Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract (Golden Algae Ferment) helps protect the skin against oxidative damage and photoageing caused by overexposure to the sun, while supporting mand maintaining the skins lipid barrier and extracellular matrix.
- Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract: potent tyrosinase inhibitor with great potential to downregulate the production of melanin and protect the skin from sun damage
Hinged upon a special combination of science and a little dose of magic, the fabled story of La Mer began when aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber suffered catastrophic burns in a laboratory accident, rather dissatisfied with the remedies available, he took matters into his own hands and set out on a journey of self-healing. Physicist by day, stargazer and dreamer by night, Dr. Max Huber looked to the oceans restorative abilities for inspiration in order to turn mishap into a miracle, twelve years and six thousand experiments later the "miracle broth" was born. The holiest of holy grails, the remarkable healing properties of this potent concoction is the stuff of beauty legend inspiring a certain amount of intrigue and curiosity, though shrouded in an air of mystique, the secret of this coveted elixir comes down to an exact science. Harnessing the powerful renewal energies of the sea (Crème de la Mer literally means "cream of the sea"), miracle broth is derived from a mix of antioxidant-rich sea kelp harvested off the pacific coast and an array of vitamins and minerals, citrus oil, eucalyptus, wheatgerm, alfalfa, sunflower, and lime tea extract. Though, like alchemy, the 'miracle broth' is more than the sum of its parts, the strength of this potent concoction lies in the precise scientific formula carried out at the Dr Max Huber Research Laboratories: in a meticulous bio-fermentation process that lasts over three months, ingredients are treated with the energy of light and sound waves (sonochemistry) which acts as a catalyst to speed up the chemical reactions that occur during fermentation, after which a morsel from the previous batch of cream is added before being hand-filled into each jar. Powerful as it is, miracle broth remains at the heart of all La Mer beauty products and cosmetics, it's exceptional moisturising capabilities are brought to the fore in an array of luxurious skincare and makeup products that comprise the La Mer regime, each is designed to hydrate and soothe the epidermis, cleanse and energise the complexion, and activate the skins transformative rejuvenation processes, promoting the advancement of youthful, healthy skin. A miracle you can believe in, La Mer is, quite naturally, the crème de la crème.
WHAT IT IS
Designed to protect the face, this lightweight in-sun lotion absorbs quickly and works to help renew the appearance of signs of damage, leaving skin looking rejuvenated, hydrated and soothed. Contains SPF 30. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO
Essential in-sun SPF 30 with the legendary benefits only La Mer can deliver. Designed to protect the face, this lightweight lotion makes sunbathing an indulgence – skin acquires a luminous quality and feels revived, moisturised and soothed, while UV protection helps reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing. Crafted with La Mer's Miracle Broth and Golden Algae Ferment, this lotion renews and restores the look of skin.