Before You Buy: La Mer The Cleansing Foam

La Mer Cleansing Foam

Product: La Mer The Cleansing Foam
Price: $95
Where to BuySephora

Using It:

Use a TINY amount to wash your face. A little goes a long way with this foaming cleanser. Keep out of the eye area because it feels more irritating than usual there.

La Mer The Cleansing Foam Review:

Oh child, have I got some opinions for you. I got a mini-sized version to try it out. I love the La Mer creme for its ultra-moisturizing properties, and trust me you will need it if you use this cleanser.

With everything from quartz powder to pearl powder and sea salt in the ingredients list, you would expect this product to feel high-end. After all, that’s all supposed to leave you scrubbed and glowing and the humectants will seal that glow, right? Unfortunately, not quite.

It feels and smells a bit like your typical cheap motel soap. It pains me to say that, but it’s true, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had to use cheap soap. While the cleanser left me squeaky clean, my skin felt absolutely parched and tight every time I tried using it. And I still had traces of makeup left over somehow!

For the price, it gets a big thumbs down. There are so many great cleansers on the market, this one somehow missed the mark. Maybe it’s meant for extremely oily skin?

Notable Ingredients

Igredients: Declustered Water (+)\Aqua\Eau De-Structuree (+), Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Behenic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Quartz Powder, Nephrite Powder, Pearl Powder, Caffeine, Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin, Humic Acids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sucrose, Tourmaline, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Protein, Polyquaternium-51, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Trehalose, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Coco Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Pca, Peg-3 Distearate, Urea, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium Edta, Linalool, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Green 5 (Ci 61570).

  • La Mer is not cruelty-free, so it’s a thumbs down in my book.
  • It has many comedogenic and perfuming ingredients, from lauric acid to linalool. Not ideal for sensitive skin.
  • The qurtz, nephrite and pearl powders provide a great additional abrasive scrub power!
  • Contains seaweed extract, in line with the La Mer miracle broth promise.

We love finding new, curious things as much as you do, so we take pride in curating our picks independently. If you choose to purchase an item, Style Tomes may earn a commission from certain links on the site.

Thinking of trying the high end companion to the famous La Mer cream? You might be in for a surprising disappointment depending on your skin type. #beautyreviews #beauty

Pin it for later.

La Mer The Cleansing Foam Review
  • Packaging/Design
  • Ease of Use
  • Affordability
  • Effectiveness
  • Value
  • Cruelty Free
The Good
The Bad


Not cruelty-free

Heavily fragranced

Nataliya Ogle


Nataliya Ogle likes making sure others live to their full potential. She publishes articles on her primary website and works as a freelance writer for other women's interest sites. Her physical body is in New York but her presence can almost always be found online. The internet is her first love.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Get inspired