REN skincare is a British brand founded by Robert Calcraft and Antony Buck in 2000. One reason why I love the brand REN and it’s products is that they have an amazing ethos; they are cruelty free and believe in clean skincare; therefore their products only contain natural ingredients and do not contain parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colours, T.E.A, D.E.A or silicones. This is very important to me because I do not want to put anything harmful onto my skin as it can have many long-term negative affects; for example parabens have been found in breast tumours and sulphates can have many negative effects on your hair; this includes hair loss, irritations and drying.
Recently, I have been very lucky to have received REN skincare’s entire Evercalm range; which is specifically for those with sensitive skin! The collection contains a gentle cleansing milk, a gentle cleansing gel, a global protection day cream, an anti-redness serum, an ultra comforting rescue mask and the brand new product from this range; an overnight recovery balm!
REN Gentle Cleansing Milk (£19)-I have always been a fan of cleansing milks for my skin because I do suffer with dry skin; particularly when the weather is colder, which is often the case in England! I felt that this cleansing milk is ideal for my skin because it is so nourishing and the texture of this product makes it perfect to use to massage my skin; to clear my pores! Also, it is so gentle that is perfect for a double cleanse and a little bit of the product goes a long way; especially with the product’s pump, which makes it very hygienic. This product is ideal for those with sensitive skin or those who suffer with acne and rosacea, as it is proven to reduce redness and irritation on the skin!
REN Gentle Cleansing Gel (£19- I have been using this product a few times a week; for a deeper cleanse, and the cleansing for the other cleanses. I really like the consistency of this gel and the fact that it cleans all evidence of the day without irritating or drying the skin! Previously, I have found that sensitive cleansing gels tend to not be as effective at deeper cleanses, however that it is not the case with this cleanser! This product is perfect for sensitive skin as it contains beta-glucan; which reduces redness and irritation, and prebiotics; which are proven to balance the skin’s natural bacteria; making this product ideal for those suffering with acne as well!
REN Global Protection Day Cream (£32)-This day cream is so lovely as it left my skin feeling hydrated, soft and it smells beautiful; which is 100% natural! The day cream contains blackcurrant seed which is the reason why this product makes my skin feel so smooth and moisturised. However, this day cream also helps protect the skin from future affects; like premature ageing and reduce the skin’s appearance of redness and irritation!
REN Anti-Redness Serum (£32)-I was also excited to try this anti-redness serum by REN because it is a protective serum and can prevent effects of ageing of the skin and redness. After using this serum, my skin felt hydrated and it left y skin feeling less irritated! The best thing about this product is that it trains the skin to be less sensitive and fights against premature ageing; so it solves future as well as present problems!
REN Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask (£30)- This product was one of my favourites because it is so soothing on the skin; I use this product whenever my skin feels extra irritated/sensitive and it does the trick! After 15 minutes I take this mask off and it leaves my skin glowing, feeling hydrated and smoother! I have also experimented using this mask as an overnight face mask and the results were incredible; my skin tone seemed even and my skin felt as soft as silk!! I love the packaging of this mask because it also has a pump; which means that the product is not contaminated after one use, also it comes with a small lid to attach to the nozzle; to avoid the product drying out!
REN Overnight Recovery Balm (£40)- The product I was most excited to use was this overnight recovery balm because it is brand new to the range! I placed this product on my cleansed skin; instead of a moisturiser, and when I woke up I was amazed with the results! My skin felt hydrated, soft and there was no sign of irritation; this is due to the ingredients a this product contains almond oil and linseed oil, which are known for replenishing and nourishing the skin as enzimatic activated oils go deeper into the skin! Moreover, the sunflower extract in this product soothes the skin; as it helps repair the skin barrier, and the yeast extract reduces the skins sensitivity. I really loved this product as it left my skin feeling brand new!!
Overall, I highly recommend the REN skincare Evercalm range to those who suffer with very sensitive skin, as it is such a soothing and hydrating collection! My two personal favourite products from this range are definitely the Overnight Recovery Balm and the Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, because they are so effective for my skin and left my skin feeling brand new!