Before leaving with the product, the woman at the La Mer counter showed me how to apply the cream. She did not let me leave until I was doing it properly. By rubbing the cream between the fingers, this will activate and release the algae and other essential ingredients. Afterward pat the cream on the surface of the skin. Do not rub like you normally would do with other moisturizers. Apparently by patting, the algae and other ingredients will penetrate evenly on the skin.
The cream was created due to an accident. "Crème de la Mer was conceived under extraordinary circumstances. Years ago, Dr. Max Huber, an aerospace physicist, suffered a horrific accident — a routine experiment exploded in his face — covering him with severe chemical burns. Neither science nor medicine offered sufficient promise of help, so Huber decided to help himself. Twelve years and 6,000 experiments later, he perfected the Crème that would help give skin a dramatically smoother appearance."
In the end, La Mer cream will better suit a person with dry or normal skin type. It is beneficial for dry and sensitive skin due to the instant soothing effects that it produces when applied.