Why La Mer's Renewal Body Oil Balm Is Worth It

My honest take on why you should spend your money on this balm.

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La Mer The Renewal Body Oil Balm


You probably can't think of the last time, if ever, you've spent $200 on one beauty product. Word—$200 is a lot of money! But what if I told you that for $200 your skin will feel as soft as the highest thread count of luxury silk sheets? The kind of bedding you covet and hand-wash because it's way too fancy to ruin at the laundromat. Trust, La Mer's newest body oil balm will go above and beyond for your skin—a $200 splurge you will not regret.

La Mer loyalists are familiar with the magic of the brand's best-selling Renewal Oil. This is an extension re-worked into a silky balm-like consistency, which instantly melts into a luxurious oil upon contact with your skin. A magic trick for the skin, indeed. There's levels to "hydration" and not all moisturizers are on the same playing field. This concentrated balm is made with La Mer's patented Miracle Broth, found in all of their skincare products, which works wonders for alleviating dryness, rough patches, inflammation, and more. The calming scent—of orange flower, soft floral, woody, and tea notes—is what makes applying this balm feel even more like an aromatic, spa-like experience

Afterwards, the sheen it leaves behind will feel like a luxurious slip on your skin. Not a greasy, sticky slip though—a smooth, buttery veil of moisture that lingers for hours on end. If you have particularly pesky dry spots, this balm works as a treatment too to soothe angry skin. It's basically a balm that dropped from the heavens above.


I'm a big believer in giving my body the same respect I give my face. We praise our 10-step skincare routines but what about the attention we give to the skin below our face? The rest of the body needs just as much nourishment, and lotion just doesn't cut it for me. Body oils are truly game-changing when it comes to calming your body and your mind before bed. I take my time when I step out of the shower to give my tired body a sensorial experience before bed. I push out a hefty dollop of this balm and rub my hands together to activate the silky oil consistency. After I warm up the oil in my hands, I start at my feet and work my way up to my neck and shoulders to make sure no spots are left behind.

It seeps into the skin in seconds. Afterwards, my skin feels like it just received the best massage. I'm a nighttime shower person, and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels just as supple and glowy as the night before. If anything, the skin on my face doesn't even feel as moisturized as my body now that this balm is a part of my routine.

If my skin can glow this hard in the winter thanks to this balm, just wait until summer comes. The glow is going to be uncontrollable. You've been warned.

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Maya Allen
Former Beauty Editor

Maya Allen is the former Digital Beauty Editor at MarieClaire.com where she covered makeup, skincare, haircare, wellness, you name it! She has a 15-step skincare routine, owns over 200 red lipsticks, and enjoys testing the latest and greatest in beauty. On most weekends, you can find her at her happy place, which is her makeup vanity. There, she’s usually blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs, and making sure her highlighter is on point.