I Got an Exclusive Look Inside La Mer's Mind-Blowing Skincare Lab


Lindsey Metrus

La Mer isn’t your typical skincare brand. But you already knew that, right?

Ever since the company was acquired by Estée Lauder in 1995, La Mer has been regarded as the skincare line that luxe-beauty lovers stockpile and those who can’t afford the hefty price points dream about. There’s a reason Crème de la Mer ($170), its most popular product, has such a cult following, and it’s not because J.Lo allegedly used to slather it all over her body. The truth is that La Mer works, but the science behind its successful line of products is anything but conventional.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the Max Huber Research lab in Melville, New York (What? Did you think it was in Paris?), where all of the, well, research and development behind the brand is conducted.