La Mer Review > The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator

Published by Jasmine Seo

The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator is the renewed version of La Mer's The Refining Facial. I have been using La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator for about a year now, and I should mention that it has become one of my favourite exfoliants.

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Scent & Consistency

Scent-wise, La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator smells quite different than their discontinued The Refining Facial as the new one smells more of essential oils. Personally, it smells very healing and therapeutic, but it certainly isn't La Mer's signature scent.

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As the name reflects, La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator has a oil rich dense texture. It kind of reminds me of L'Occitane hand scrub that I used previously, but the La Mer one is way more delicate and pleasant in terms of both usage and overall efficacy.

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Due to sea salt and sugar crystals, some may find it a bit rough onto skin, but remember that you can thin it down with water accordingly. Upon rinsing off, skin feels supple and smooth to the touch along with an added glow.

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Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fructose, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Jojoba Esters, Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Water\Aqua\Eau, Honey\Mel\Miel, Diamond Powder, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Spirulina Platensis (Algae) Powder, Glycerin, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Melasse, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Beta-Carotene, Acetyl Glucosamine, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Vegetable Oil\Olus\Huile Vegetale, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Fragrance (Parfum), Bht, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol

Benefits

This sensorial facial scrub refines, detoxifies and replenishes. Sugar crystals and sea salt gently smooth away dullness and fine dry lines. Sea kelp fibers work like a cleansing cloth to draw impurities from pores as Miracle Broth™ oils replenish, soften and smooth.

  • Key Ingredients: Miracle Broth™, Sea Salt & Sugar Crystals, Sea Kelp Fibers
  • Formulated Without Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Sulfites

Application

Apply dry or damp, as desired. For more intense exfoliation, gently massage onto dry, cleansed skin. For a creamier oil texture, add water to dissolve the natural exfoliating crystals. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use 3 to 4 times weekly.

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Verdict

La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator doesn't feel as creamy as their previous version The Refining Facial, but I've found that the new one seems to be more versitile as you could customise the intensity of exfoliation. Having said that, it is nowhere near up to the scale of actual chemical peeling, and I would say that La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator works great for weekly usage.

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I have pretty thick skin, so I've been using it onto my clean dry skin after using a steam towel. It contains sea salt and sugar crystals, so it may feel a bit abrasive if you have sensitive skin, and I would suggest you to water it down a bit before application or work it through onto damp skin if your skin falls into this category. A little tip for you, when I use La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator on my face, I also use the leftover on the back of my hands to give some TLC for my hands, and it has been working great✨.

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Personally, La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator is more than just an exfoliant for face, so I usually massage it onto skin for a minute, then I continue doing that using damp fingers for two more minutes. Those 3 minutes are basically a quick mini facial time for me, and the little weekly effort is worth it as it gives a glowing smooth skin. It has helped my skin a lot especially over seasonal changes and in winter when my skin is more prone to imbalance mostly due to dryness.

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