Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great week. It’s been a HOT week here in the south!
I never had problems with sensitive skin, until I started using tretinoin. I had acne as a teen, and was on oral meds, and topical antibiotics. I loathe taking meds unless I absolutely have to, so as an adult, I started using tretinoin. It’s worked wonders at keeping acne at bay, I only get a zit popping up every now and then. The only problem is that it’s made my skin hypersensitive, especially during the first few months.
So, when a package arrived from REN, with the brand’s Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream and Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, I was super happy! My skin has responded very well to everything I’ve tried in the past from this brand, so I some high hopes and expectations- and they didn’t disappoint!
If you’ve read our previous posts on REN products, you may already know, but if you’re new to the brand… REN is known for “Clean Skincare,” which means the products are free from synthetic fragrance, sulfate detergents, pore-blocking petrochemicals, synthetic colors, silicones, animal ingredients, and parabens; and they’re formulated without many of the potential irritants present in other brands.
The Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream is appropriate for all skin types, and especially helpful on sensitive skin. This daytime moisturizer helps address chronic discomfort, redness, and sensitivity, helping skin glow with renewed health.
This bestseller not only soothes, but provides anti-aging benefits with powerful antioxidants to hydrate even the most sensitive skin, while helping protect against UV damage and premature aging. The formula is appropriate for all skin types, especially sensitive.
Extracts of Roman chamomile and calendula oil help calm, soothe and heal the skin while reducing redness and calming the senses. A proprietary global protection complex, made from a powerful blend of antioxidants and free radical scavengers, containing seaweed, arctic cranberry seed oil, and candle tree leaves, helps protect against premature aging from UV rays.
The cream is packaged in a convenient, sanitary pump bottle that keeps the ingredients safe from exposure to air, and keeping them safe from degradation. I was surprised that a formula that’s so soothing was also so easily absorbed. This is fantastic, because not only is my skin sensitive, but it’s oily, too. It was easy to spread, and absorbed readily, without any greasiness.
I’m outdoors every day doing yard work and running, so the hot Louisiana sun is especially exacerbating to my skin. Evercalm has done a great job of keeping my face from feeling irritated. It’s also even more soothing when stashed in the refrigerator!
The REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask was also a very welcome product. This soothing mask helps reduce irritation, redness, itchiness, and inflammation. It’s great for sensitive skin, including redness, uneven tone, and rosacea.
The quick ten minute mask is perfect for skin that’s blotchy, red, irritated, wind-chapped, sunburned, dry, stressed, or even jet-lagged. The star ingredient is an original white mushroom extract which helps distress the skin for a calming, comforting sensation. Skin is left velvety soft, smooth, and luminous. It’s great for use right before applying makeup, and can be used any time your skin needs some TLC.
The mask is packaged in a pump bottle, with a little cap that can be placed directly back over the opening to help keep the product fresh. The consistency was thin enough to spread easily, so it went on smoother than a mud mask, but thick enough that it stayed put.
The surprising thing is that I experienced a soothing sensation immediately. There have been so many supposed “soothing” products I’ve tried that sting or burn at first- this one did NOT. I had just done a dermapen treatment, which leaves skin very irritated, and the next day, I went for a run in 102 degree heat. Not only was the sun beating down on me, but my sweat as very irritating and cause a stinging sensation. As soon as I got home, I washed my face and used this mask- immediate calm!
Overall, REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream and Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask are fantastic products, and my happy skin is thanking REN right now! I love that I can be comfortable, with a face free from inflammation, redness, and irritation, while at the same time getting some potent anti-aging ingredients. Be sure to head over the renskincare.com and check them out!
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