I hope you are all having a wonderful week. It is hump day but since two third of my teaching load is on the last two days of the week, poor me, I have to go on humping as rest of you start getting ready for the weekend. Today it is very rainy and no sight of sun here although the temperatures are still kind of friendly. At such a miserable day, I thought I share some shots I took on a sunny day with flowers at the park.
Today it is about a new addition to La Mer line, Renewal Oil. After all I am so head over heels with La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel (reviewed here), I could hardly wait for the release of their facial oil, another category of skin care I love. I have been testing the deluxe lab sample which was provided to me for over a month and I would like to share my thoughts about it.
|La Mer Renewal Oil|
I recall that you are as much interested as I am in the facial oils. My reviews of Sisley Black Rose Face Oil (here) and the Guest Post of Chic Science on topic "All about Facial Oils" (here) were very well received. I have also reviewed a few more affordable options such as Darphin's Revitalising Oil (here) and Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil (here) and had a great discussions over the comments back then. When I heard that La Mer was about to complement their line with an oil, I was very curious to share my thoughts and hear yours.
La Mer Renewal Oil comes in a 30 ml glass bottle with a push dropper. It feels luxurious and I like the fact that one can see how much product is still in the bottle. It is not one-way but the applicator is hygienic. The dropper mechanism is robust and it is easy to dose depending on your need.
|La Mer Renewal Oil|
La Mer's Renewal Oil as the name suggest, next to its aromatic, soothing and smoothing properties targets especially for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle treatment. A little different from the other oils I have tried so far, it has two phases, La Mer's signature Miracle Broth™ has to be gently mixed with the other ingredients before the application. You can see in the photo below that the product is normally transparent and separated into two layers (phases). After I shake it a little, the ingredients are mixed and ready to be applied.
|La Mer Renewal Oil Before/After Shaking The Bottle|
I was kindly provided the ingredients list which I would like to share with you. The main ingredient, Meadow Foam Seed Oil is known for its skin softening and moisturising properties. Jojoba Oil is one of the most popular oils to date for its resemblance to the skin sebum and its anti-oxidant properties. Almond oil is rich in Vitamins A, B and E and is great to improve the complexion, retain the glow while hydrating. Sesame seed oil is said to be a potent anti-oxidant and a cell growth regulator. Eucalyptus Leaf Oil was a little surprising for me to find here, which is listed below the regenerating oils. Sweet Almond Oil nourishes and reconditions. La Mer Renewal Oil is a combination of more than ten different oils which makes it the richest oil I have tried so far.
How does it feel? Interesting enough it is so light weight that almost feels like nothing on the face. The consistency of La Mer Renewal Oil is much thinner and runnier than the other oils I have tried. This makes it a great candidate to apply under (or with) the foundation on a daily basis. It doesn't sit on the skin but is being absorbed quickly, leaving a healthy glow but no fatty feel behind. I am very sensitive to some of the essential oil scents and I am happy to report that La Mer Renewal Oil doesn't have a strong smell, it is very soft and soothing. It is always hard to review the anti-aging claims but I can feel that if I apply it in the evening, in the morning my skin wakes up in a good shape, plumped and energised. A few drops of that into my foundation is also great to protect and nourish the skin throughout the day while keeping the steps simple in the morning.
La Mer Renewal Oil is a facial oil on the first place but it is said to be great for hair and body as well. I feel though given the price of a 30 ml bottle, I would rather exclusively use it on my face until my yet unknown relative decides to add me to his last will. I am sure though my dryish hairs would love the product.
Final thoughts: Applied at night, La Mer Renewal Oil supports the the regenerative process of the skin. But I think its lightweight texture and high quality ingredients make La Mer Renewal Oil especially great for the day time usage with or under the foundation. It comes with a high price of 180€ for 30 ml but I recommend the believers of Miracle Broth™to check out the touch and feel of it. It is just released this month and now available at most of the counters.
Do you prefer thick or thin consistency in your facial oil?
Disclaimer: A deluxe sample (15ml) of the product in this post was provided free of charge for my consideration. The original product in the photos were lend for photo shoot. I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.