Some would call me an absolute fanatic about the La Mer Soft Cream and Gel Cream formulas (enjoyed during cooler and warmer months respectively), but it was actually a bottle of the Oil Absorbing Lotion that ignited my passion for this luxury pioneer back in 2001. Fighting every oily skin related conundrum, my complexion’s most rebellious years were kept shine free owing exclusively to this opulent potion. The spend was difficult to justify, but trust me when I say it was worth every penny.
Fast forward well over a decade, the next level in La Mer moisture arrives in the form of Moisturizing Matte Lotion. The brand new replacement for their superhero formula is a much needed upgrade for my 37 year old skin that is destined forever to deal with T-zone and pore drama. A single application of this latest launch has me continuously amazed, yet no longer surprised, by the results La Mer delivers. Every. Single. Time.
Formulated to provide lasting moisture with a summer friendly matte finish, the new generation La Mer hydrator is an ideal oil-free solution for anyone prone to congestion and breakouts. Infused with the legendary Miracle Broth (a proprietary Algae compound infused with the energy of marine light and sound) and featuring a patented mattifying technology, the Moisturizing Matte Lotion revitalizes, heals, protects, and refines the skin’s tone and texture. Luxurious through and through, the lightweight texture, clean slightly powdery scent, and elegant pump dispenser are on brand and on point.
Those who struggle with oily skin often trigger unnecessary dryness by using formulas that are simply too harsh for them. Fighting oil with oil is a totally reasonable approach, but it does not work so well during the day (unless you’re staying in or working from home?) If it’s a healthy glow along the lines of non-dewy radiance that you’re after, you need to ensure that your skin is adequately nourished and comfortably moisturized, especially under makeup, which will prevent your pigmented formulas from cracking, sliding, or settling into fine lines.
As with La Mer anything, the Moisturizing Matte Lotion puts the treat in treatment. The hefty $230 price tag may be tricky to swing but if your budget will allow it, definitely indulge. Personally, I find the age-defying benefits, traceless application, and mattifying perks to be winning traits in this men’s grooming staple.