If you are in search of a multi-purpose oil that you can use throughout the year regardless of the weather restriction, you are in the right spot :). I've been using La Mer The Renewal Oil on and off over the past few years now, and I came to the conclusion that it's one of the more effective oils sold on the luxury skincare market. Having said that, it's still an oil, so you won't see much dramatic improvement in wrinkles and other imperfections. However, you can expect more balanced healthy looking resilient skin with smoother texture if used properly without overdoing it.
Scent & Consistency
Unlike the signature La Mer scent, The Renewal Oil smells more of citrus aroma and revitalising, which reminds me of sunny days. For that reason, I've been enjoying more here in WA as I always need something to uplift my mood due to grey sky.
The texture by itself is also coherent to the scent, and it's rather lightweight than being rich and heavy.
The oil absorbs and penetrates into skin fast, leaving skin supple and glowy. You have full control over the amount and the finish that you desire, so you can gradually build it up. I personally don't like heavy oily residue, so only few drops does the job under my sunscreen.
This dual-phase elixir blends Miracle Broth™ and sea-sourced actives, unleashing a wave of activity to infuse skin with youth.The look of emerging lines and wrinkles is softened and skin feels firmer. Miracle Broth™ helps energize skin’s natural repair. Day by day, skin’s natural barrier becomes more resilient and skin is hydrated. Soft and ultra-smooth, skin glows with new vitality. Aromatic and soothing, the Renewal Oil enriches everywhere it is applied, creating the possibility of infinite bespoke skincare rituals.
Gently shake to activate. Sweep 3-5 drops over face and neck morning and evening. Massage this nourishing formula into hair, cuticles and dry areas of the body as needed.
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil , Dimethicone , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Water\Aqua\Eau , Trisiloxane , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Polydecene , Hydrogenated Polydecene , Butylene Glycol , Propanediol , Glycerin , Algae (Seaweed) Extract , Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil , Camelina Sativa Seed Oil , Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil , Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal , Sodium Gluconate , Copper Gluconate , Calcium Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Zinc Gluconate , Tocopheryl Succinate , Niacin , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder , Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Hydrolyzed Algin , Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Crithmum Maritimum Extract , Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Melasse , Sucrose , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Acetyl Glucosamine , Caffeine , Tocopheryl Acetate , Phenyl Trimethicone , Sodium Chloride , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Alcohol Denat. , Fragrance (Parfum) , Hexyl Cinnamal , Linalool , Amyl Cinnamal , Geraniol , Limonene , Citral , Benzyl Benzoate , Coumarin , Citronellol , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)
My skin tends to get irritated easily from citrus scented skincare products in general regardless of how much I love the scent. However, I was very glad to find that La Mer The Renewal Oil doesn't break my skin out, which is indeed good news. I use the oil sparingly onto my face after warming up in my hands, and I didn't notice any increase in sebum production day. My skin feels a lot less dry under heaters and air conditioners on the days that I use the oil.
The Renewal oil is also an great alternative to my go-to Chanel Sublimage L'Extrait oil serum which you can use in between the serum and the moisturiser for more heavy duty rejuvenation. If you are a skincare minimalist, then you could just mix a few drops of The Renewal oil to any of La Mer treatment lotions that you enjoy and just pat them into skin. It's actually something that I often do especially during my cycle and when I'm in a rush to get ready. Even in Summer, I've noticed that this routine helps my skin look less dull and more vibrant and healthy looking without any significant dehydration from air conditioning. It works great for hair and cuticles too, but I only use the leftover after massaging the oil onto my skin as I think that's just sufficient enough as the moderation is the key when using an oil :).
I really love the fact of how versatile The Renewal Oil is, along with it's buildability and compatibility with other products. It's also a great one to add into a regular foundation as it gives a hint of dewy glow to skin. If you don't bother mixing, then you could just dab a tiny bit onto your upper cheekbones either under or over the foundation for better light reflection. La Mer The Renewal Oil will work well on most of the skin types unless your skin is reactant to essential oils, artificial perfume, colourants and other skin allergens. If your skin leans towards the more sensitive side, but you love the texture of The Renewal Oil, I recommend you to check out Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil which my man with eczema skin and I've been loving for long time.
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil
- Dior Prestige Le Nectar (Oil Serum)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Dry/ Senstive/ Eczema Skin)
- La Mer Boosting Essence (The Treatment Lotion/ The Brilliance White Infusion/ Genaissance de La Mer The Infused Lotion)
- La Mer Treatment Masks (The Lifting and Firming/ The Brilliance Brightening/ The Hydrating Facial/ The Intensive Revitalizing Mask)