My experience with La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion began in December last year when I first start using it in combination with Oil Absorbing Tonic (review here).
These two products should win the Oscar for the best couple of the year for beauty products.
You can read all about the ingredients contained in this lotion and what I’ve experienced when I first used it, here in my preview.
What makes it my favorite face lotion is that it’s oil-free, oil-absorbing fast-penetrating formulation that hydrates, yet leaves a soft matte finish for hours – perfect for normal-to-oily and oily skins (like mine). If you are using it along with the Oil Absorbing Tonic (200ml for $60.00) you will forget about an oily complexion in no time.
I’ve been struggling with sebum excess for years and although I’ve tried lighter creams that promised to keep my oiliness under control I could never find the right combination for my complexion.
Just to let you know, The Oil Absorbing Lotion is a lighter version of Creme de la Mer which I’ve also enjoyed using, so you will find the in this lotion the same ingredients that are contained in Creme de la Mer.
I have to admit I like the lighter version better, because the texture is lighter, non-greasy, smoother and faster absorbed by my skin. As La Mer says ” the texture provides freedom of choice for those who desire Creme de la Mer in lotion form for times when a creme may be too rich”.
Creme de la Mer worked great for me but it couldn’t control my oiliness as good as the lotion did. I’ve also tested Creme de la Mer during the cold season and now after trying the Oil Absorbing Lotion I’m convinced that this is more suitable for my skin needs. Creme de la Mer is to rich for me so I wouldn’t dare it to use it in the summer, but my curent solution is to use it as a night cream. I have to tell you that it works great – Creme de la Mer does the night shift while the Oil Absorbing Lotion takes care of my skin during the day. Those of you with normal or dry complexion can enjoy Creme de la Mer all year long, day and night. 🙂
The lotion came packed in a green box but as soon as you will take it out of the box you will see the 50 ml lotion in a white tube wit a cap, underneath where you can find a pump. As I said in my previous review on the Oil Absorbing Lotion, I love when face lotions came in tubes with pumps because is not only hygienic but you can get the exact amount of product. For me 2 half pumps are enough to apply all over my face.
My skin feels nourished, hydrated and has a nice natural glow. Because the sebum excess is reduced visibly (some because of the Oil Absorbing Tonic) breakouts don’t dare to appear as often as they use to, and even when they do appear they will go in a day or two leaving your skin with a healthy look ( no scars).
The price for the 50 ml lotion is $ 190.00. I assure you this is not a lotion that you will finish in 2 moths because you need only a small amount of product to apply on your face, so if you really want to treat your skin with a luxury lotion, here is one that will not make you regret buying it.
Usually luxury brands make products that can last for months and that’s why the price is higher than the usual products, but you can consider it as an investment in your skin appearance.
I can’t wait to try this lotion in summer when my skin tends to be a bit more oily. The summer season is really a challenge for my complexion since I don’t even use foundation or too much makeup since I can’t put up with the sebum excess.
How to apply
The procedure is the same as in Creme de la Mer case. After you’ve removed your makeup and cleaned your skin you need to warm a small amount between your fingertips to activate the broth and release your key ingredients. I instantly felt the soothing effects of the broth and a light warm sensation covered my skin. A pale pink color covered my cheeks but after a few minutes it went away. Then I realized the ingredients were released and started doing their job.
I smooth the lotion over my face, neck and even under my eye area.
The Oil Absorbing Lotion is available online at www.lamer.com, at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
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