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[Costco] La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum $159.97 30ml

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[Costco] La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum $159.97 30ml

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Thanks! Any sightings in store? I imagine even cheaper in the warehouse. This is a very tempting discount.. I already have shaky hands buying SK II and Drunk Elephant but they seem to actually be really good products the higher the markup (perhaps psychological...).

Edit: damn, I had no idea costco carried creme de la mer also. Was this always the case?
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paradoll wrote: Thanks! Any sightings in store? I imagine even cheaper in the warehouse. This is a very tempting discount.. I already have shaky hands buying SK II and Drunk Elephant but they seem to actually be really good products the higher the markup (perhaps psychological...).

Edit: damn, I had no idea costco carried creme de la mer also. Was this always the case?
I had no idea Costco carried any of La Mer's products! I saw this under the HOT BUYS section on their website. I also saw handbags and wallets by Fendi, Tory Burch and some other brand (can't remember). I was surprised to see those on the website!
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paradoll wrote: Thanks! Any sightings in store? I imagine even cheaper in the warehouse. This is a very tempting discount.. I already have shaky hands buying SK II and Drunk Elephant but they seem to actually be really good products the higher the markup (perhaps psychological...).

Edit: damn, I had no idea costco carried creme de la mer also. Was this always the case?
Yorkdale Costco has it @ 189.97, so not any cheaper in store.
Save a lot but end up spending more :confused:
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camper123 wrote: I had no idea Costco carried any of La Mer's products! I saw this under the HOT BUYS section on their website. I also saw handbags and wallets by Fendi, Tory Burch and some other brand (can't remember). I was surprised to see those on the website!
I just saw Peter Thomas Roth, Caudalie, and Biotherm. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is $59.99 vs $89 at Sephora. And the Peter Thomas Roth cucumber mask is $39.99 vs Sephora $64 for 150ml.
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Damn I just bought for $199.99 on Costco.ca last week. Does anyone know if Costco will do price adjustment or do I have to order another and return the first one?
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tfong010 wrote: Astronauts made the cream famous.
Technically true, I mean if you believe the creme's origin story.
Max Huber, a German-born aerospace physicist, suffered severe burns in a lab explosion in the 1950s while working on a rocket stabilizer. He spent the next 12 years experimenting with Macrocystis pyrifera, a variety of kelp found in the ocean near his California home, until he finally created an elixir that healed his wounds and restored his skin to such lustrous health that all evidence of the accident was erased.
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vivibaby wrote: Does this actually work?
In general, La Mer products are not worth the hype from both a price and ingredient perspective. Beyond the fact that pricing is significantly higher than average, their products have a mixed bag of ingredients like denatured alcohol, fragrance, and sensitizing fruit extracts. There are many brands that have cheaper and more effective products.

This is not a knock against anyone who uses this line and sees results, but I went on a skincare research binge a few years ago and was shocked at how many products contained ingredients that were not good for the skin. Anyway, for a sampler and a general idea, check out Beautypedia's reviews on La Mer products. They didn't review this serum, but you can kinda tell what their products are like from the other reviews. (To further clarify, I know that Beautypedia is seen as questionable considering that the creator now makes her own line of products; they also can be inconsistent in their reviews, as similar products can have different star ratings. However, it has been a valuable resource for me in determining how good or bad a product generally is.)
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w3s_26 wrote: Damn I just bought for $199.99 on Costco.ca last week. Does anyone know if Costco will do price adjustment or do I have to order another and return the first one?

They will do a price adjustment if you call. Or you can submit it online
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vivibaby wrote: Does this actually work?
It works just as well as Goop products, or homeopathic "remedies".
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vivibaby wrote: Does this actually work?
As an RFD'er, you are better off with stuff from The Ordinary. No fillers, just pure ingredients. Its sold on sephora.ca and well.ca
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Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode of this exact thing - a cologne that smelled of the sea - by Kramer of course
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Worth noting that La Mer offers a customer satisfaction guarantee on their products but because Costco is not an authorized seller of this product the same guarantee is supported through Costco themselves.

Essentially if it doesn’t work for you, you can return it for your money back.
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SKS2002 wrote: In general, La Mer products are not worth the hype from both a price and ingredient perspective. Beyond the fact that pricing is significantly higher than average, their products have a mixed bag of ingredients like denatured alcohol, fragrance, and sensitizing fruit extracts. There are many brands that have cheaper and more effective products.

This is not a knock against anyone who uses this line and sees results, but I went on a skincare research binge a few years ago and was shocked at how many products contained ingredients that were not good for the skin. Anyway, for a sampler and a general idea, check out Beautypedia's reviews on La Mer products. They didn't review this serum, but you can kinda tell what their products are like from the other reviews. (To further clarify, I know that Beautypedia is seen as questionable considering that the creator now makes her own line of products; they also can be inconsistent in their reviews, as similar products can have different star ratings. However, it has been a valuable resource for me in determining how good or bad a product generally is.)
I find beautypedia highly questionable. Often, customer reviews don't agree with beautypedia reviews. I think there's possibly something not captured by looking at ingredients/type of packaging alone (such as the exact quantities/quality of ingredients, manufacturing process, etc, and perhaps the magic pixie dust/placebo effect lol.) Not to mention that while most of Paula's Choice products have good ingredients per ~ EBM-ish, the results I got when using them were so so. (And just because there's not much quality evidence for something doesn't necessary mean it does not work well. NHPs will likely never have the same amount of funding for their studies.)

Personally, I find it unethical of Paula's choice for using hydroquinone in OTC/consumer products. Paula is anti essential oils; yet, she uses hydroquinone which required Rx in most non-North American first world nations. There are many documented cases of people (skin) ruined by hydroquinone. Paula also uses (or used?) oxybenzone in her sunscreen products which I would personally avoid. Oxybenzone will be (if not already) banned in the State of Hawaii.

Also, I find Paula to be highly hypocritical. For example, back then Paula said that Eye creams are not needed+overpriced -- and that face cream/serums would do the same for much less $. And guess who's selling eye creams now.

For La Mer, IIRC, besides the original cream, everything else is developed after L'Oreal purchased the brand from its original creator. I have also read somewhere that L'Oreal changed the formulation of the original cream after purchasing the brand and some people claimed the new formulation is not as good as the old one.

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