La Mer (cosmetics)

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La Mer is a high-end cosmetics brand available to the public as a whole, and is owned by parent company Estée Lauder.


Crème de la Mer, Estée Lauder's signature product, is a moisturizing cream containing fermented kelp. It was originally developed by Max Huber who was a physicist for NASA to treat his severe chemical burns which he sustained in an accidental explosion during an experiment. Dr. Huber sold and marketed this product himself. After his death, his daughter continued selling the cream until Estée Lauder purchased the rights to manufacture and distribute it. The brand has since expanded beyond the initial creme, and now has a diverse portfolio of cosmetic products.

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