You may have remembered my La Mer Crème beauty mark because it's pretty much the most off the hizzle crème on the market; just a lil' one oz. jar costs $110. But with fans and loyal devotees like Madonna, Sharon Stone and Kim Catrall, Meryl Streep and Nicolette Sheridan, there must be something very special about this deep sea crème. Here's the back-story and the skinny on the difference between the lotion and the original crème.

Crème de la Mer was invented by aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber. He suffered a terrible burn accident and at the time, there was nothing on the market that was going to significantly help him. Twelve years later, he created Crème de La Mer. Its transliteration means, cream of the sea and the secret ingredient in it is called Miracle Broth™.

Made from: sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, lecithin, Vitamins C, E, B12, citrus, eucalyptus, wheat germ, alfalfa and sunflower oils, the moisturizer is distilled and fermented for three to four months.

The texture and appearance of your skin dramatically change into something softer, smoother, firmer, and aging lines and pores are noticeably less visible. Even the application is special. To activate the Miracle Broth™, warm a small amount between your fingertips and pat onto clean, dry skin.

The La Mer Lotion, $165, also contains Miracle Broth™, the other crème ingredients, and undergoes the same processing. The lotion is simply a lighter version of the crème. Some prefer this style in the heat of the summer months, or if they have oily skin.

To read more about the La Mer face serum, click here.