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La Mer’s founder Dr. Max Huber worked tirelessly to unlock the legendary healing energies of the sea through careful fermentation and intricate sonochemistry.
It’s this spirit of perseverance that inspires us to create every batch of Miracle Broth with delicate, decades-refined precision. We bring our perfected craft to every innovation along the way.
THE SEA ITSELF
Just as it was for Max Huber, the sea is our endless inspiration – a constant source of wonder and beauty.
IN THE WORLD
In pristine waters off the Pacific Coast, ocean currents infused with nutrient-rich natural flora create the optimal environment for Giant Sea Kelp to thrive in. These magnificent fronds grow to their healthiest potential, making them the perfect beginning to our cell-renewing Miracle Broth.
GIANT SEA KELP
With peak growth rates of up to 2 to 3 feet a day, Macrocystis pyrifera is one of nature’s most elegant designs with the ability to store the sun’s energy and the sea’s nutrients. Its self-regenerating properties make it one of the fastest growing forms of life found on Earth.
Max Huber believed that there were particularly beneficial times to collect kelp, based on the moon’s cycles and the ebb and flow of ocean tides, yielding a more nutrient-rich harvest. Today, we rely on the knowledge of seasoned kelp experts to sustainably hand-harvest fronds just at the sea’s surface.
A RENEWING ELIXIR
When it comes to recreating Max’s cell-renewing ferment, precision is essential. Each La Mer scientist has a unique role in ensuring that Max’s fermentation process is followed, unlocking the energy potential of our pure ingredients. The result? A sum far greater than its parts.
Through pored-over innovations and the occasional stroke of serendipity, we have developed four forms of our original Miracle Broth. Each one utilizes a distinct way of delivering its cell-renewing benefits.
Each time the Miracle Broth undergoes its 3- to 4-month fermentation process, it is infused with the batch that came before it, creating a timeless link to the original. At the heart of every La Mer product today, Miracle Broth is as essential to Crème de la Mer as the sea itself.
Using a unique cold-vacuum process over the course of three days and three nights following Max Huber’s 3- to 4-month fermentation process, this potent elixir helps create a concentrated source of soothing to calm the look of redness and other signs of inflammation. Originally crafted for The Concentrate.
Inspired by the chance discovery of crystals forming in a beaker of Miracle Broth, this extraordinarily pure, slow-crafted ferment infuses every Genaissance de la Mer treatment with the legendary healing energies of the sea, helping accelerate visible renewal as never before.
Designed for time-release delivery, Encapsulated Miracle Broth gently extends benefits to more delicate areas, such as the eyes, achieving the optimal degrees of potency and efficacy in The Eye Concentrate.
Lime Tea Explained
Realizing the protective potential of antioxidants ahead of his time, Max chose a simple ingredient from which to extract these potent nutrients – lime. As an ideal complement to Miracle Broth, Max’s “Lime Tea” is the result of a one-month slow-extraction process used to unlock antioxidants from the citrus fruit’s outermost peel.
Through fermentation, we transform individual ingredients into micronutrients that the skin can more readily receive. Discover a selection of our most potent sea-inspired ferments.
Born of a stress-exposed marine powerhouse, The Stabilizing Ferment helps visibly soothe and stabilize fragile, irritated skin bringing it back to its center of power. Originally crafted for The Concentrate.
This potent ferment is derived from a remarkable infusion of marine algae and a special spray-dried sea water with a composition of 73 sea minerals to help replenish and rejuvenate skin. Originally crafted for The Treatment Lotion.
Infused into The Eye Concentrate and formulated with soothing Recovery Kelp sourced from the pure waters of South Korea’s Jeju Island, this ferment helps restore visible balance for a stronger, revitalized look.
Meticulously crafted for The Regenerating Serum with concentrated marine plant stem cells, this super-charged ferment features a concentrated level of essential vitamins and antioxidants to help skin boost its natural metabolic energy and collagen for a younger, smoother look.
THE SOFT VELVET
The Soft Velvet Ferment helps hydrate and soften the look of skin. At its heart is a high-performance Velvet Algae found deep below the surface of the North Atlantic. Infused into The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20, this ferment helps hydrate and soften the look of skin, enhancing radiance for a multi-dimensional finish.
This marine-powered super-ferment is fueled by potent skin-softening algae and skin brighteners, creating a healthy look of luminosity. Originally crafted for The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF 20.
DE LA MER™
It began with a divine discovery.
A scientist at the Max Huber Research Labs discovers shard-like crystals forming in a beaker of pure Miracle Broth™. After years of searching to recreate the phenomenon, Genaissance de la Mer is born. Rejuvenation becomes the new reality.
Accelerated renewal. Ageless transformation. The Genaissance de la Mer collection unveils a new beginning, helping visibly erase signs of time.
Essential to the entire Genaissance de la Mer collection, this extraordinarily pure, slow-crafted ferment infuses skin with the legendary healing energies of the sea, helping accelerate visible renewal as never before.
Created with a rare red algae, the Genaissance Ferment helps boost skin’s natural collagen and elastin production to help infuse a new look of life. Originally created for The Serum Essence.
Hydrating actives and Brittany’s Amber Algae helps skin retain moisture to help soften and visibly smooth lines. Crafted for The Eye & Expression Cream.
Developed expressly for The Infused Lotion, this potent ferment is designed to help skin maintain an optimal balance to look healthy and renewed.