Let's get the price out of the way first - it's €130 for 30ml - so this is undeniably a luxurious, high-end buy. If you have the money to spare, though, is this worth the spend?

In a word, definitely. I have tried their original Moisturizing Cream, which is thick and unctuous, but much too rich for my normal/combination skin.

The newest addition to their skincare stable offers a great option to those who want excellent anti-ageing benefits, but in a lighter formulation.

This velvety cream sinks into skin effortlessly, and leaves it feeling wonderfully smoothed and plumped.

The Soft Cream contains la Mer's trademark 'Miracle Broth', a potent mix of ingredients to leave skin looking radiant.

After just a few days use, I noticed my skin was looking smoother, clearer and brighter than it has in ages, which is even more impressive given the turn in the weather.

If you are a fan of luxury skincare, it doesn't come much better than this. Lovely stuff.

Sarah McIntyre