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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

REN Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence Review

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Not Sponsored: Just say the word PLUMP and I will buy it! HaHaHa As you get older, that word is your best friend. REN Clean Skincare just came out with a NEW essence. It's called REN Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence (SpaceNK, Sephora, Harrods, Selfridges). So what does this essence do? REN states it will help strengthen your skin barrier, protect your skin against pollution and plump your skin. This essence contains postbiotic bio-ferments and potent antioxidants. As with all essences, it optimizes the absorption of the products you use on top of it. REN also goes on to say (put your science thinking cap on your head), "A bio-fermented Microbial Extract instantly plumps skin with hydration, boosts brightness and reduces the signs of redness. Bio-Fermented Hyaluronic Acid from wheat and Polyglutamic Acid from sugar cane help to reinforce the skin barrier and smooth skin texture. Marrubium Extract helps to protect against pollutants and Niacinamide helps to brighten and even skin tone." Whew! Ok. And as with all REN skincare products, this is cruelty free and vegan. I am a longtime user of REN Skincare. I swear by their Gentle Cleansing Milk Face Cleanser, Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, Perfect Canvas Serum Primer and Invisible Pores Detox Mask. Some of their other products, not so much. For me, REN products are either SUPER WIN or LOSE. Now, I didn't read the directions for this essence when I received it. It's a liquid, right!?! You just splash it on your face after it's clean. Right!?! Well, I splashed and splashed. My face and neck became a sticky situation. HaHaHa My initial thoughts, I hate this stuff. Well, you are only suppose to put 3 drops (I would use 1-2 personally) into your hands and gently pat onto your face and neck. Boy what a difference that made. It felt really good going into the skin. Keep in mind, this essence is a liquid but has a heavier consistency than most essences. Now, that is where the magic stopped for me. I saw a little plumping, but not a lot (or at least what I was expecting). My skin felt soft, there was a little plumping but that was about it. I think this essence will work great for maybe 20-30 year olds. But if you're 40+ and need serious plumping (like moi), let me suggest Fresh Beauty's Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence. You can splash it on MANY TIMES, SEVERAL TIMES and it will not be sticky or tacky. It plumps up the skin (long-term). With this REN essence, my skin plumped up a little and then by afternoon the plumpness was gone. With my Fresh Kombucha Essence, my skin looks plump all day and night. The quality of the Fresh Kombucha is so much better. I've been using it now for four (4) years. I haven't found anything better. Don't get the Kombucha Cleansing Treatment (that's an entirely different story), but get the Kombucha Treatment Essence (Nordstrom, SpaceNK, Harrods). So that's my two cents! 

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
REN Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence is Bittersweet


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