Let's catch up! Before my Dell laptop kick the bucket, I mentioned TWO skincare brands that didn't work for my dry, sensitive skin (Eve Lom & PAI Skincare). For the next several days, I'm happy to share with you THREE skincare brands that DID work REALLY WELL for my dry, sensitive skin. All three have different price ranges, but ALL were very effective, I was very impressed and would highly recommend. The first brand is REN Skincare. I SUPER LOVE REN SKINCARE! Below are my thoughts.
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
REN Gentle Cleansing Milk - Supersweet
After using PAI Skincare, my face was puffy, I had little pustules underneath my skin and my face was flushed. I experienced some type of reaction (despite it being an organic brand). The REN Gentle Cleansing Milk cleared it up immediately. I felt a difference in my skin, after just ONE USE! My skin felt calm and the cleanser was soothing. I didn't have any redness. I didn't have any dryness. My skin felt moisturized, but not oily, heavy, greasy etc. It cleansed my skin without depleting it. I love it! I highly recommend it. It's specifically formulated for sensitive, delicate and reactive skin. It has a creamy consistency. It has a light yellow tint. It reminds me of buttercream. It's contained within a pump and as you use dispense the product it moves upward. You can always tell how much product you have left, because of the clear packaging. I love the packaging for this, because it is very sanitary! There's no way to access this product, except by dispensing it via the pump. Very clean concept! It's super fabulous! Your skin will love it!
Another cleanser? Why Kim? When I finished the PAI Skincare, I had 2 pimples on my chin. So when I went to order a REN cleanser, I was curious about both (clay & milk). The REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser took about 2 weeks to get rid of my 2 pimples. But once they were gone, they were GONE! I wouldn't suggest using the clay cleanser on it's own as a cleanser, but I would suggest it as an additional step in your skincare regimen. Everyday...EVERYDAY...I used the cleansing milk and then the clay cleanser! They worked beautifully together! I didn't have a pimple while using it! Do not worry about the clay drying out your skin! It NEVER dried my skin out! In fact, my face felt moisturized. REN describes it as a PURIFYING ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANSER formulated to combat the appearance of breakouts and blemishes leaving skin visibly clearer and calmer. THAT is SO TRUE! Again, I don't like this as a cleanser on it's own, because it doesn't do a great job totally cleansing the face. But it is SO EFFECTIVE in the management of breakouts. I love it. This product is in the same type of packaging, however the clay is in a bag (see gif below). I'm just guessing, this keeps the clay moist and malleable. There's no scent! It's just a clay that easily smooths onto the skin.
REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream - Supersweet
Finally, I chose the REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream as a moisturizer. REN does recommend another Evercalm moisturizer for sensitive skin, but this one claims to be more moisturizing (and it is). I loved it! Very clean scent. Very creamy. It moisturizes, without being heavy, oily or greasy on skin. Dry skin will definitely absorb it, but still feel moisturized. What I also loved, was that it didn't affect my makeup application. All my makeup applied beautifully after putting this on. I would definitely repurchase this. I still have more of this product left. I ran out of both cleansers before using this up. So despite the price point for this moisturizer, I only used half. So I think it's awesome. At night, I would use AVEENO's Ultra Calming Night Cream. I SUPER LOVE THAT STUFF! Look for a giveaway, in my next blog post!
I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with REN Skincare! All THREE products worked wonders on my skin. No redness. No irritation. No dryness or patchy dry areas. Just healthy glowing skin! REN makes a lot of other products, that I plan on trying, but I wanted to make sure the basics worked. As I test them, I will definitely post the reviews here. Also, REN believes in CLEAN Skincare. There are NO parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colours, T.E.A, D.E.A, Gylcols, Silicones, PEGS ET AL. It's dermatologist tested and approved and REN is against animal testing. This is not a sponsored post! I purchased ALL of these products with my own money. I used REN for a month and I'll be going back to it. Tomorrow I will discuss a less expensive brand that also worked well with my skin and the next day a more expensive brand that worked well with my skin. So, I am finding options for my dry, sensitive skin problem. Sorry for the length of this post, but I felt it was important to explain.