Twelve years and 6,000 experiments brought about this iconic moisturiser. Crème de la Mer is arguably one of the most luxurious moisturiser’s on the market today… not a surprise given its hefty load of celebrity and influencer endorsements. Greta, our editor, has been using Crème de la Mer most evenings for the past two years and it is one of her favourite night creams.

The trademark Miracle Broth™, a cell-renewing brew that contains sea kelp and other proprietary blends is the elixir at the heart of all La Mer products. Inspired by the nourishing and regenerative qualities of kelp, Dr Max Huber, the original founder and creator of La Mer spent a little over a decade developing a unique fermentation process to extract the potent nutrients of sea kelp creating the ultimate hydrating crème that also restores and renews the skin. This rich and buttery moisturiser is also enriched with Lime tea, an infusion that is rich in antioxidants, helping neutralise free radicals and protect the skin from environmental damage.

For the uninitiated, application appears to be important: To activate Crème de la Mer with Miracle Broth™ warm it for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then press gently into the skin. Available in multiple sizes at www.smith&