Friends, I almost didn’t even test this product. Partly because I couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw that it was $250. And partly because I knew you wouldn’t be able to believe your eyes either.
But, it’s La Mer, after all, so eventually, my curiosity got the better of me, and I pulled the sample out of my testing bin. I had high hopes, friends. I highly hoped it would be mediocre. I hoped it wouldn’t be any better than any of the other serums I test, so that I could come back and say: $250? Not worth it, people.
Sadly, this was not the case. It’s completely, 100%, totally worth it. Because La Mer’s new The Radiant Serum (you know it’s special because they call it “The”) did amazing things for my skin. And not after a week, or a month. After one use. One use, and my skin was suddenly all glowy. Three uses, and the redness on my cheeks is almost gone. I hardly know what to expect after a week, but I’m thinking I’ll look exactly like Christy Turlington.
The press release talks about things like “dark spots, hyperpigmentation, dull texture and tone, and a loss of firmness.” I have all of those things! It tells me this serum will “recapture the visible glow of youth,” and that it’s Brightening Ferment will “generate an explosion of activity that remarkably plumps, firms, and lifts the skin’s appearance.” It also mentions diminishing redness, reducing dark spots, and “gently promoting an even and bright complexion.” For the first time in my writing history, a press release is actually understating things.
What I do know is that I am going to cry when I run out of this serum. But here’s what I’m thinking: maybe we all chip in and buy one bottle to share, and we pass it around to whichever of us has a special event coming up, and they can use it for the week leading up. It will be like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Serum.
Fair enough. But, I do have a serious question for you. Being the wonder potion I’ve found it to be, would you ever consider splurging on a bottle of The Radiant Serum for yourself? It’s a pricey pill to swallow, I know, but when you break it down, it amounts to about $50/month to look quite amazing. Would you pay it?
(Incidentally, if you do decide to splurge, I strongly suggest splurging at Nordstrom. Their lovely return policy will come in very handy if, by some weird twist of fate, it doesn’t work for you.)