from the La Mer website :
Where Miracles Begin
Here is a cream that will truely change the way you see yourself, the cream that has inspired a devoted following. Because something has happened that cannot be explained. If miracles are defined as unique events that appear inexplicable by the laws of nature, then surely Creme de la Mer is a miracle.
Creme de la Mer defies the laws of nature. At the heart of the creme is a highly potent 'Miracle Broth'. There is nothing miraculous about its ingredients- sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, lecithin, vitimins C, E and B12, plus oils of citrus, eucalyptus, wheat germ alfalfa and sunflower. It isn't the ingredients but the way those ingredients are distilled that makes the difference between a good moisturizer and small miracle. In a journey from individual components to a complete 'Miracle Broth', a process that took 3-4 months to complete, the ingredients did indeed transform into a whole far greater than the sum of its parts. Creme de la Mer's 'Miracle Broth' is maufactured by the same slow, meticulous bio-fermentaion process created by Dr. Max Huber.
Even now it is not entirely clear how Creme de la Mer works. But facts are facts and certainly the proof can be seen on the faces of those who use it. In a short time, skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually creaseless. Aging lines and pores are noticeably less visable. Even the driest of complexions are healed. Sensitivities are soothed. And, of course there are some who insist it has produced astonishing results - as Dr. Huber witnessed. No wonder many who have tried every cream available remain steadfast in their devotion to Creme de la Mer.