The journey began when Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment gone awry. Scientist by day, star-gazer and day dreamer by night, he hoped to unlock the legendary healing powers of the sea he held so dear. Living by the sea, Dr. Huber was constantly inspired by marine life, especially the extraordinary, self-regenerating properties of the giant sea kelp. Dr. Huber eventually created his own method of unlocking potent activity from such pure ingredients, using the power of fermentation. Perfected over 12 years, after nearly 6,000 experiments, this transformative process produced cell-renewing Miracle Broth-the elixir that soothed his skin and flows through every La Mer product today.