Kate Hudson puts her $170/ounce cream on crystals to ‘add a little extra energy’

Kate Hudson goes out in Paris weaing a Valentino coat, polka dot tights and black platform heels
Kate Hudson has a fitness gear subscription service, Fabletics, which gets mixed customer reviews. She’s not selling wellness or health per se, she’s just asking people to pay money upfront to get activewear in the mail, sight unseen, or to trade it for credit for more activewear, with a lot of restrictions. It’s somewhat shady to me but it’s not Goop-level shady in that it may be bad for your health (or vag). I still side eye this post she made touting this insanely expensive cream. La Mer goes for around $95 a half ounce or you can “save” a little money and buy the one ounce cream for $170. I’m sure it’s very good, but is it $170 an ounce good? That’s doubtful. Also doubtful are the claims on this sponsored Instagram post that putting it on crystals gives her “extra energy.” (Note that she posted this a couple of weeks ago but it was recently featured on Hello! Magazine’s site, which is why I’m hearing about this now.)

No that’s not a thing. I get that this was likely a paid post but just say “I’ll promote your cream but I’m not going to put it on a bed of crystals and claim they have transformative properties because science.” When you’re making $75,000 for a single post would you just put it up without question though? I might. I googled “how much do celebrities get paid for Instagram ads” and the instant answer is “a profile with three-to-seven million followers can charge as much as $75,000 per endorsement on Instagram.” Kate has 8.1 million followers so she probably just made bank. This same revenue model could also explain her terrible fashion lately. Still, crystals are Kate Hudson’s thing. She also posted this photo of her crystal collection.

Charged 🌟🧚‍♀️

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That’s pretty, but she seems to believe she’s “charging” them with sunlight. I guess that’s the difference between us mortals and the celebrities. We believe stupid sh-t and we don’t get paid, they believe stupid sh-t, get paid for it and then turn around and charge us money to buy it.

Kate recently posted this photo of her son, Ryder, 14, looking cute and mildly annoyed. My son is 13 and he has final say over anything I post about him on social media. He basically vetoes everything, which is absolutely his right and I probably shouldn’t even be talking about him like this. My long point is that I hope Kate got Ryder’s go-ahead before posting this. He did go with her to an event and pose on the red carpet recently, so he’s probably ok with it.

Also her dogs are so cute! They’re going to doggy day care, aw.

School drop off 🐾 #WallyAndCody #BFFs #Lifers #RescuePups

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Kate Hudson goes out in Paris weaing a Valentino coat, polka dot tights and black platform heels

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  1. Jillian says:

    I’m not religious but I’m going to try and give up sweets for lent but I’m scared I’ll cave.

    Any suggestions?

    • Lola says:

      This is in no way scientific, but when I wanted to kick sweets I started drinking and eating sour items, specifically diluted lemon juice. It seemed to curb my cravings or maybe alter my taste buds? I dunno?

    • Veronica Shields says:

      It’s easier than you think, honestly. After the first two weeks without high sugar stuff, everything will start tasting a little TOO sweet.

    • Ally says:

      This probably works better in summer and depends on your cravings, but I started freezing grapes!

  2. BrandyAlexander says:

    I once burned myself at work, and a coworker gave me some Le Mer to put on it. That stuff made it feel SO much better, that I would bathe in it if I could afford to.

    The crystals are stupid to me, but a lot of people believe in them. I’ll shade her more for the fabletics than the crystals.

    • Arpeggi says:

      I was very unhappy at the airport once when they had La Mer cream at duty free but their “sampler” jar was actually completely empty (like, never had cream in it, just an empty pot with a label on it empty) so I couldn’t try it and see what the fuss is about. I’m sure it’s a good cream, but I doubt it’s that much better than something half the price. It’d still be fun to try

      I’ll shade her for the fabletics AND the crystals. Some people might believe in it, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is quackery fake science.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      As someone who actually used to have a Fabletics subscription I still don’t get what’s to shade about it.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        My understanding is once you’re in, it’s impossoble to get out of. I’ve heard they’re business practices are just very shady. But I’ve never subscribed, so it’s all hearsay.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        You literally just call the number on the site to cancel. Took me less than five minutes

  3. STRIPE says:

    La Mer user here. I know it’s crazy but I’m telling you it works wonders for my incredibly sensitive skin. Nothing I have found works better and I try almost anything. You also use a very small amount per use, so it lasts a lot longer than you think it would.

    To cut costs I just use it at night and only during the day when I’m super dry. Highly recommend to anyone!

    • Littlestar says:

      What’s in it? I’m curious.

      • STRIPE says:

        I’m not sure of all the ingredients but the big thing they like to talk about is something from seaweed. Their website should have all sorts of info on it if you’re interested!

      • aenflex says:

        Nothing special. Their secret miracle algae, a shit ton of mineral oil, and some added ‘naturals’ for effect; sunflower seed cake, magnesium, etc.

        I’ve went through several jars myself. It’s a decent barrier cream for those who need to seal in actives/prevent moisture loss over night. If it were $20 or $30 a jar, maybe I’d buy another one.

        It’s aspirational fairy glamour. Learn about ingredients and judge for yourself.

    • Alix says:

      Waaay back in the day I bought a whole 1-oz. jar of La Mer for $105, which seemed outrageous. Didn’t so anything special for me.

  4. Littlestar says:

    At $170 an ounce I wonder what the ingredients are, better be something that’s scientifically shown to be effective. I’m not celebrity rich so my skincare is a little more down to earth. I’ve been using witch hazel, aloe vera (straight from my garden) and usually rosehip oil. Sometimes avocado oil and jojoba oil. Love my oil!! Thirty is coming up this year so I’m gearing up, without $170 creams though ha.

  5. Bridget says:

    She is so full of sh!t.

  6. Veronica Shields says:

    I have actually heard very good things about La Mer from people who use it, which it should be for the price tag. The crystals on the other hand….siiiiiiiiiiiigh.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Fabletics is no more shady than any other subscription/membership service. All clothing online is technically sight unseen so I don’t get what’s shady about that. I had a membership for awhile and while I think the items are a bit overpriced the quality is good. I always found the complaints about it rather dumb. It says exactly what it is and what you have to do each month. So I think the people complaining simply didn’t understand what they were signing up for in the first place. You don’t have to pay anything if you don’t want to. You simply “skip” at the beginning of each month. Not that hard to do.

    • CMiddy says:

      Agree – and having bought both Fabletics and Lululemon exercise gear, I think the former wear considerable better (I have had a few pairs of the Salar leggings for about three years and they have kept their shape/colour).

  8. PJ says:

    I too am a crystal lover, mostly because they make my dressing table look a little more done up and pretty (Kate’s display is awesome) and they’re a natural, affordable way to do it.

    As for La Mer, I’m not a millionaire so I’ve never tried the stuff but if I had the money to do it? Sure, why not?

  9. Claire says:

    A couple of years ago, I bought the lip balm and lost it not long after. =( I really liked it.

  10. Sarah says:

    I currently have 2 types of La Mer lotion (the soft cream and the creme de la Mer), a la Mer mask, la Mer scrub, and la Mer lip balm in my cabinet. This stuff is awesome, though the creme de la Mer is too rich for everyday use. Apparently it was originally created by a scientist to heal burn wounds. Anyway, it’s super expensive but I think it’s worth it. Maybe not the scrub actually – I’m not sure I’ll buy that again – but the lotion and lip balm are A+. Next I want to try the eye serum.

  11. slowsnow says:

    A teacher just told me this insane story about one of his students who went to a concert and was photographed with the celebrity in question. She posted the photo and the celebrity reposted it. She got to a few billions followers and brands started reaching out to her. In a week-end she made £10.000. He’s never heard of her since, she never got to do her GCSE exams.