The sound of waves is all around, soothing and relaxing. The ideal way to unwind and de-stress, it’s helping me drift off in a cocoon of contentment. In addition, the music is in keeping with the essence of the brand behind this treatment, luxury skincare brand, Crème de la Mer – home to some of my favourite skin care products.
The Crème de la Mer story is the stuff of true skin care legend. It was made by Dr Max Huber, who, following an accident in his laboratory, was covered in severe burns. The way he dealt with these terrible injuries was to develop a product that would help. Some 12 years afterwards, and 6000 experiments later, he honed a skincare product which we now call, Crème de la Mer. And today, the brand has been credited with giving people like Jennifer Lopez their famous A-Lister glow.
The sea features prominently in this brand, both in its ingredients and right to the heart. All the skincare products now contain the Crème de la Mer Miracle Broth, a blend of potent ingredients including sea kelp, iron and calcium: all of which work to transform the skin.
Recently Edinburgh’s Harvey Nichols welcomed a new Crème de la Mer counter in the well-stocked ground floor beauty hall. It is also the first counter in the capital to have the brand’s new express treatment: a 30-minute voyage of luxury pampering. Such is its speed this facial can slot into a lunch hour before heading back to work. And no-one need be any the wiser as eye makeup and lipstick aren’t removed for this treatment either, because the focus is on the skin.
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