The Secrets Behind Crème de la Mer
As the groundbreaking skin-care brand turns 50, we explain the delicate science behind its signature Crème’s enduring appeal—and price tag
Written by Natasha Wolff
Driven to find a treatment for his own burn scars, it took aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber 12 years and 6,000 experiments with ingredients and time-intensive biofermentation to develop the formula for Crème de la Mer. Today, at $170 per ounce, the rarefied mixture has never been more popular.
Each jar of Crème de la Mer is hand-filled within eight hours of the formula’s completion, with the room’s temperature tightly controlled.