To celebrate the launch of their first oil, (frankly, it's about time) La Mer asked me to put together my top tips for how to use this luscious newness.
What is it?
'A highly renewing new elixir. This dual-phase elixir blends bubbles with Miracle Broth™ and sea-sourced actives, unleashing a wave of activity to infuse skin with a look of youth.'
Basically - and finally from La Mer, a highly active serum/oil that can be used on face, body or hair.
Who is it for?
Everyone, but obviously you will see more benefits from this if you are 30-40+
What’s in it?
'What isn't in it?' is more appropriate.
meadowfoam seed oil, dimethicone, caprylic triglyceride, water, trisiloxane, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, polydecene, hydrogenated polydecene, butylene glycol, propanediol, glycerin, algae extract, rapeseed seed oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, camelina sativa seed oil, cranberry seed oil, olive fruit oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil, alfalfa seed powder, sunflower seedcake, sweet almond seed meal, sodium gluconate, copper gluconate, calcium gluconate, magnesium gluconate, zinc gluconate, tocopheryl succinate, niacin, sesame seed powder, laminaria ochroleuca extract, laminaria saccharina extract, hydrolyzed algin, sea salt, chlorella vulgaris extract, salicornia herbacea extract, st. pauls' wort extract, laminaria digitata extract, rosemary leaf extract, magnolia officinalis bark extract, yeast extract, crithmum maritimum extract, commiphora mukul resin extract, lime peel extract, molasses extract, sucrose, acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl glucosamine, caffeine, tocopheryl acetate, phenyl trimethicone, sodium chloride, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, alcohol denat, fragrance, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, amyl cinnamal, geraniol, limonene, citral, benzyl benzoate, coumarin, citronellol, bht, phenoxyethanol, yellow 5 (cl 19140), yellow 6 (ci 15985), <iln41590>
How do you use it?
A multitude of ways.
Although it can be used on the body and in the hair, frankly, this is going on my face and staying there.
- After cleansing and toning in the evening, apply a few drops of the Renewal Oil to your face, massaging in gently. Take the Serum Massage Tool and follow the angle of the chin front to back in a slow methodical fashion, moving up the face and finishing with the round end of the tool gently pressing out from the inner brow to the temple. The oil and the tool combined stimulate micro-circulation and help to reduce puffiness while you sleep.
- After cleansing, apply the Intensive Revitalising Mask all over the face. Add a thin layer of the Renewal Oil on top, sealing in the mask and it’s nutrients. Go to sleep!
- Add a couple of drops of the Renewal Oil to your morning moisturiser before you apply for a beautiful, golden sheen that lasts all day without ever looking oily.
- When flying/travelling - add a layer of the Renewal Oil between your Concentrate and Soft Cream for enhanced protection and hydration. Renewal Oil will ‘seal in’ the moisture and help prevent the dehydration that inevitably follows long-haul flights/travel.
Where to use in your routine?
In the morning, on top of serum, under moisturiser.
In the evening, either repeat the above or use on its own.
What's good about it?
This oil is loaded, loaded with actives. I’ve always been keen on ingredients in skincare that you can take as supplements, especially magnesium and zinc, because I know they have helped my skin in the past. Equally, anything sea-related is amazing for the skin, as I’ve discussed before here.
Putting all of this into one bottle is no small feat but La Mer have done it without making a product that is too sticky, or too fragranced, something that a lot of luxury brands fall into the trap of. Strong smell does not always equal high performance chaps.
The Renewal Oil is hydrolipidic, comprising of both water and oil, meaning it gives immediate relief to a dehydrated skin, while also being the perfect companion to an added moisturizer on top.
The Crème de La Mer Renewal Oil is £155.00 for 30 ml and is available from cremedelamer.co.uk and all La Mer stockists.
To add a little extra to any purchases you can use the following codes when placing any orders through the Crème de la Mer website (you can use all three!):
HIRONS1 - Free Illuminating Eye Gel sample
HIRONS2 - Free Soft Cream sample
HIRONS3 - Free Gel Cream sample
To spread the joy of the long-awaited oil hitting the shelves, La Mer are offering readers of this blog the chance to win their own bespoke La Mer experience.
One reader will win the chance to experience the 90 minute Miracle Broth Facial which is available exclusively in the UK at Urban Retreat in Harrods. (RRP £190.00). The winner will have a personalised skin care consultation and there will be 'surprises' on the day.
‘The crème de la crème of facials transforms with bespoke massage techniques and a pure infusion of our coveted Miracle Broth™. Exclusive to Crème de la Mer spa treatments, this priceless extract supports the five facets of renewal – moisture, regeneration, soothing, smoothing and radiance – helping bring skin back to its centre. A special ice sequence seals in benefits. Urban Retreat is one of the few salons in the world to offer this facial.’
As if that wasn’t enough, 6 Runners-up will also have the chance to win.
Six readers have the opportunity to win a Customized Facial, (1 hour, RRP £100, redeemable) which is available at one of the 6 flagship doors around the country. These will be performed by one of the top La Mer therapists. Again, there will be surprises on the day.
Crème de La Mer offer the customised facial in:
John Lewis Oxford Street
Brown Thomas Dublin
Harvey Nichols Leeds
Harvey Nichols Leeds
Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar Liverpool
TERMS & CONDITIONS (please read carefully):
Winner must make their own way to their chosen venue. Crème de La Mer and Caroline Hirons will not pay travel expenses.
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Open to UK and Irish readers only.
One prize per winner.
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