La mer Cosmetics AG

Key Facts

The company La mer

  • Medium-sized company located on the North Sea coast of Germany
  • Focuses on producing exclusive and well-tolerated skincare products
  • Owns two brands: La mer and LAMARIN
  • La mer products available in Germany and Western Europe; LAMARIN brand used outside Europe
  • Founded in 1981 by physiotherapist Paul Gojny

Hub of Expertise & Services 

  • Headquarters in Cuxhaven employs about 60 individuals
  • Staff members cover research, production, quality management, packaging, administration, field sales, and dispatch
  • Offers products, training courses, and treatment plans for beauty professionals

The Power of Sea Silt

  • A natural active ingredient in cosmetics
  • Incorporated into various care series by La mer Cosmetics AG
  • Utilized for oxygen, healing earth, trace elements, sulfur, valuable minerals, amino acids, and sea salt
  • Exclusive authorization to extract sea silt from Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea
  • Forms basis of La mer and LAMARIN skincare products, manufactured in Cuxhaven

Crafting with Care

  • Careful application essential due to manual production steps
  • Precise creation of Sea Silt Extract and skincare products kept confidential
  • La mer and LAMARIN care series tailored for diverse skin needs, including cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging
  • Med range caters to sensitive skin with impurities

Purity & Ethics

  •  All La mer and LAMARIN products "Made in Germany"
  • No cosmetics produced in China
  • Strong stance against animal testing since 1981
  • Complies with EU legislation, avoiding animal experiments and test series on animals

Our Philosophy

In 1981, the physiotherapist Paul Gojny observed the beneficial effect that sea silt has on the skin and started using the marine components in sea silt in skincare products to alleviate a number of skin conditions and disorders. To this day, the company follows this philosophy; everything we do at La mer Cosmetics AG focuses on the people who use our products.



Already in the early 19th century, spa therapies were widespread along the Mediterranean coast. Seawater contains the same minerals and trace elements as human blood plasma, which is why the body can absorb and process them particularly well. In Germany, physiotherapist and sea lover Paul Gojny discovered the positive effect of sea silt. The tides collect the minerals and trace elements of the sea water on the seabed and compress them into sediments. Their concentration in the silt is ten times higher than in sea water and thus forms a naturally created basis for particularly well-tolerated skin care. In its own laboratory in Cuxhaven, La mer Cosmetics continues the success story of Gojny to this day, isolating and processing the sea silt extract obtained directly on the doorstep and refining it with other marine active ingredients into unique skin care products. The extraction of the sea silt from the sediments of the exclusive North Sea biotope in the Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony is done by hand.





Our Aims

  • Consistently meet skincare needs through diverse range of high-quality, well-tolerated products


  • Strive for excellence by continuous enhancement of product and service quality


  • Leverage expertise in marine skincare benefits to offer tailored treatment plans


  • Maintain successful global marketing of "Made in Germany" marine skincare range



  • La mer and LAMARIN products highly recommended for exceptional tolerance


  • Strong emphasis on high quality as part of commitment and vision


  • Rigorous research and development conducted in our in-house laboratory


  • Collaboration with medical experts like Prof. Dr. med. Harald P. M. Gollnick from Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg ensures latest research integration


  • All products proudly "Made in Germany", manufactured according to GMP standards (Cosmetic GMP EN ISO 22716 certification)


  • Ingredients sourced from the sea include premium algae extracts and sea salt


  • Core ingredient: oxygen and mineral-rich Sea Silt Extract extracted via unique patented process


  • Harvested from a nearby biotope in the North Sea near company headquarters


  • Dermatologically tested for proven benefits and effectiveness


  • Strong commitment to environmental protection by La mer Cosmetics AG


  • Special focus on conserving the Wadden Sea tidal mudflats in Lower Saxony, the source of La mer Sea Silt


  • Active collaboration with the Wadden Sea National Park to promote salt meadow development and preservation


  • Dedicated efforts to safeguard the ecological balance and biodiversity of the region



Cosmetics from North Germany

All La mer and  LAMARIN skincare products are developed and produced at the company headquarters in Cuxhaven. La mer Cosmetics AG has exclusive harvesting rights for sea silt, which is collected in a single biotope and processed at our premises.


  • All products are developed in our in-house laboratory
  • Collaboration with medical doctors and scientists
  • Production in our own factory in accordance with GMP EN ISO 22716
  • Top “Made in Germany” quality



All La mer and LAMARIN products are developed in the company's own laboratory in Cuxhaven. La mer's Sea Silt Extract is obtained using a specially developed, unique extraction process. The company works closely with scientific institutions and research centres. Rigorous tests ensure compliance with the highest quality standards and ensure

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All La mer and LAMARIN products are “Made in Germany”; they are formulated at the company headquarters in Cuxhaven, and are packaged and hand-finished in our own production facilities here. La mer products are manufactured in compliance with the GMP standard (Good Manufacturing Practice) DIN EN ISO 22716. All La mer departments collaborate closely, effectively and flexibly to secure the high quality of LAMARIN products along the entire production chain.

Our Partners

Our Management


Michael Bommers

Chief Executive Officer




Stefan Langhals

Head of Production & Finance




Manuel Martins

Sales Director