Product Review: La Mer The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid

La Mer The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid

In March 2009,
La Mer introduced The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid (1.7 Oz. for $65 USD), a new sunscreen that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as skincare benefits. This sunscreen without tint has SPF30/PA++ protection, suitable for daily use in late spring and summer.


This sunscreen is in creamy off-white with a hint of pale green and it goes on clear. It features the fresh, clean signature scent of Crème de la Mer, which is one of my favorite scents when it comes to skincare.

The texture of this sunscreen is light fluid cream. It contains very fine beads that dissolve readily by rubbing them with the fingertip in the palm. It is easy to smooth the fluid over the face in small circular motions. It feels slightly rich to the skin, but not too creamy or dense. The fluid is absorbed into the skin very quickly. When it settles into the skin, it leaves the skin soft and well-moisturized without any white cast and oily feeling.

While the sunscreen keeps my skin well-hydrated, it also makes the skin look fresher, more luminous and clear.

The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid is based on the principle of light energy. It contains gemstones of tourmaline and Brazilian malachite that capture light energy and transform it into beneficial green light to boost the anti-oxidant effect on the skin.

Also, it features Hollow Photonic Spheres, which redirect and diffuse light. When diverting light, Hollow Photonic Spheres give a luminous and radiant effect on the skin.

Formulated with a Smart Seaweed Ferment from robust red and brown algae, it helps moisturize the skin and helps protect against extreme climates.

The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid is a gentle and moisturizing daily wear sunscreen for the summer. It is non-greasy, and absorbs well leaving the skin soft and well-moisturized. The moisturizing effect is soothing and long-lasting. I like that it creates a luminous and glowing effect on the skin and works well as a primer for my makeup.

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*The sample is provided by La Mer. However, this review is solely based on my personal opinions after using this product.*

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1955nurse said...

I have been wanting to try this line FOREVER - but I'm NOT paying this much w/out trying it - I mean seriously trying it - first. Sure wish SOMEONE would do a giveaway w/'La mer' products! (Love to try this one w/sunscreen in it!)

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi 1955nurse,

Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately, I don't plan on hosting giveaways for my blog at this point. I am very sorry about that.



Anonymous said...

Hi there, may I please know the active ingredients? Thank you for your review, I will buy this for sure haha :)

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I am very sorry for my belated reply. Here is the ingredient list of La Mer The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 10.00%, Octinoxate 7.50%

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Pantethine, Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait de Levure, Malachite, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Tourmaline, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-8 Laurate, Propylene Carbonate, Isostearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Green 5 (CI 61570) Organic Aloe Extract, Bamboo Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Gylceryl Monostearate, Coco Glucoside (vegetable), Organic Jojoba Oil, Guar Gum, Tasmanian Kelp Extract, Kakadu Plum Extract, Organic Prunica Granatum (Pomegranate), D-alpha Tocopherol (Vit E), Willowbark Extract, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (amino acid based preservative), Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Organic Geranium Essential Oil, Limonene (occuring in essential oils), Bottle Brush Bush Essence, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Citric Acid.

Let me know what you think of La Mer The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid when you try it out. :)



Katherine said...

Well, of course it'll act as a primer, it's chock full of silicones. There's more fragrance in it than most of the herbal ingredients that fool people into thinking that kind of price is justified. It's sad really.