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DIY: How to emulate La Mer The Renewal Oil and save yourself more than $200

You can buy an ounce (30mL) of the following for $245.

Ingredients: 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, 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 , Crithmum Maritimum Extract , Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract , Molasses Extract , Sucrose, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Acetyl Glucosamine , Caffeine , Tocopheryl Acetate , Phenyl Trimethicone , Sodium Chloride , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Denatured Alcohol , Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal , Linalool , Amyl Cinnamal , Geraniol , Limonene , Citral , Benzyl Benzoate , Coumarin , Citronellol , BHT , Phenoxyethanol , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

First and important: don’t try to emulate the fragrance, especially if you tend to develop allergies. Several of the fragrance ingredients here are know allergens. And  then you wonder why your skin is red and itchy?

Second: this is not an oil, it is an emulsion (lotion) of oil with water. The presence of water requires preservatives, which you don’t need in a real oil.

Third: most of the ingredients are for label value, especially the plants with their “fancy” Latin names. The fancy names don’t make them useful.

Fourth:  you certainly don’t need denatured alcohol! Or lime peel extract, molasses, copper gluconate, sodium gluconate, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985),  etc.

Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate may not have vitamin C activity, why use it?

Go instead for Skin Actives every lipid serum.

Your own better version:

Go for some rosehip seed oil with a few drops of antiox booster. You don’t even need a recipe!

DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.


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