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The La Mer Oil Absorbing Tonic is, as described by the brand, 'a skin cleanser which is used to reduce excess oil as well as increases moisture and rejuvenates the skin.'
It is £65 for a 200ml bottle, very pricey and not worth it in my opinion.
The ingredients are natural based and contain extracts of algae and other products relating to healthy freshness which are also plant/sea based.
The tonic is a watery runny texture of which is poured onto a face cloth and then rubbed all around the face, avoiding the eyes. It dries in naturally itself and has quite a subtle yet distinctive smell. It never fails to leave my face feeling soft, replenished and fresh, despite the flaws.
The bottle is very professional looking, it is very well made. It is glass but durable and strong: it won't break instantly if dropped. The edges are nice and curved and the top is a silvery metal colour, easy to press to get the liquid out but it doesn't let out too much, resulting in little waste. I just love displaying it on my dresser: it looks like something found backstage at the grammy's! It's very smart looking.
I have quite oily skin and I found this made a good difference but didn't really last longer than a couple of hours until it got oily again, regardless of whether I wore makeup or not, or whether I washed it off or left it on before applying makeup. It didn't impress me as much as I thought and found it very disappointing for the money I paid for it. I wouldn't buy it again.
In terms of refreshment and general cleansing it was very good though: I would recommend it to someone simply looking a good cleansing, moisturising product but it is quite pricey when you can get others on the market that do the same for over half less.
I was disappointed in this product overall and wouldn't buy it again. I've used the last of the bottle for general cleansing but I remain completely unimpressed regardless of what I modify to see if it will work better.