17 June 2013

REN Hydra Calm Global Protection Day Cream

REN Hydra Calm Protection Day Cream
REN Hydra Calm Protection Day Cream The brand REN have been on my radar for a good number of months now as I have been reading fantastic reviews about a number of their products. One product in particular which had been cropping up frequently was the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask of which after putting a little bit aside I found myself purchasing one rainy afternoon in Edinburgh. At £30 I must admit I did question my own sanity but it was my very first high end skincare purchase and one which I had purposely put the money aside for. Justifying myself aside, it was with this mask my love affair with REN began, therefore when I was kindly contacted to see if I would like to try something else from REN I must say I immediately jumped at the chance.

The REN Hydra Calm Global Protection Day Cream* is a day moisturiser which is specifically targeted at those with sensitive skin. This sounded perfect for me as my skin can be sensitive on occasion therefore I do try to stick to products aimed at those with sensitive skin purely to avoid any nasty surprises. Whilst being specifically entailed for sensitive skin types the product also aims to keep the skin hydrated and soothed as well as protecting the skin from free radicals which in turn help to tackle the signs of premature ageing. Now, I'm only 23 but I'm aware that I'm certainly not getting any younger (these years are flying by, I swear I was only 18 last week) therefore, any product claiming to battle signs of ageing is a welcome addition to my routine.

I use this product every morning after I have cleansed my face, whereby it leaves my skin feeling completely moisturised and soothed. I find that I can often suffer with redness in my skin early on in the morning therefore introducing this product to my skincare routine was a very much welcomed addition. I honestly do think that this product has helped calm these areas down as I have noticed that by the time I come around to putting my make up on the redness has started to reduce. I must also highlight the fact that I have seen an overall reduction in the redness on a day to day basis as I've continued to use this which for me is a really good sign of a brilliant product that does as it claims to do as I often find it quite hard to see changes in my skin.

At first I was concerned that this could be a little too thick for me as I do like gel moisturisers, particularly in the morning as my skin is oily to combination with the occasional dehydrated areas, therefore gels have always just seemed much more refreshing and less heavy for me. My initial concerns have definitely been erased as this product feels neither heavy nor greasy once applied to my skin, it does take a little longer to sink in compared to previous gel moisturisers but I don't mind waiting if I have the time. I really like the fact that this is a dispenser moisturiser which I prefer so much more to tubs of products as they are much more hygienic.

At £27 this product is not budget friendly, I don't think there is any point hiding that fact however, it is really nice and I think it is worth it particularly if you are somebody that suffers with sensitive skin and you're looking for a product that will help sooth and bring your skin under control. I think a great way to try brands such as these which are more high end is to pick up a starter set such as the Travel Kit for Sensitive Skin as this allows you to try the products without spending too much first time, be warned though, you may get hooked!

REN really do interest me as they are free of quite a few ingredients which are appearing to be more and more frowned upon as the weeks go by, these being ingredients such as mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, silicones and a whole heap more. To take a look at the ingredient list of the Hydra Calm Global Protection Day Cream head on over to the REN website, there's a whole heap of products there that intrigue me as I'm sure they will you.

Another huge bonus about REN is that they're cruelty free!

*PR sample, this product was kindly sent to me for consideration.


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  1. Ooh this sounds nice but it is a tad pricey! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.layladbeauty.co.uk

    http://www.laylasmakeup.com

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    1. I agree, it isn't cheap so I really do think it is worth trying out the smaller sets :) xx

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  2. This sounds really lovely xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I really want to try Ren - their products sound so good x

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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    1. This is the third thing I have tried and I honestly cannot fault the brand at the moment xx

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  4. I really want to try the Radiance Renewal mask but haven't quite yet justified the price! This is another REN product that sounds lovely though

    www.bethbabblesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. ooo I know, I thought about it for months before picking it up as £30 is so expensive xx

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  5. I haven't invested in any REN products yet, really want to try the Radiance Renewal Mask. Need to bite the bullet and just buy it! x

    Heels forever

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    1. hehe yeh I know, that is what I did :) xx

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  6. Omg I was just looking up the Ren face masks when I came across your post on my list! Really want to try them, I wonder if they ship worldwide!?

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    1. hmm that is a good question! The Ren site does but it costs £15, it would be worth looking where else the products are sold xx

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  7. I've still yet to buy any REN products. A mask is the first thing on my list but this looks fantastic. I need something new for day time use and this might be worth the investment. It's always a bonus when a skincare product shares your nickname too. ;) x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense

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    1. ooo what is your nickname? I'm intrigued! I want a mask too, the invisible pore one :) xx

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  8. I still have yet to try out REN products. I'm interested in a lot of their products but they all sound so good that I don't know what to try first!
    xx

    http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I know, it is really difficult as there is so much to choose from xx

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  9. I love Ren too, I do wish the Glycolactic mask wasn't so expensive though! It's so good, but so pricey. I currently use the Clearcalm Clay Cleanser as my morning cleanser, and also the T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid, both of which I find to be really good as I get hormonal breakouts, and neither of them aggravate them at all.
    Next up, I really want to get my hands on the Invisible Pore Detox mask, and also the Clearcalm one - fingers crossed they are as good as the Glyco!
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree, it is good but the expense of it makes you want to literally cry. I'm the same as you, the next on my list is the pore detox mask :) xx

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  10. I've not tried anything from REN before, but this product sounds so, so good! The fact they are a cruelty-free brand makes me want to try them even more! xo

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    1. I'm so glad they are cruelty free as I love the brand :) xx

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  11. I've actually have not tried this before. Or even heard of this brand. SOunds pretty great though, Ill look around my neck of the woods.


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    1. You should definitely look up REN, I'm very much smitten with the brand at the moment xx

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  12. I haven't tried any REN brand skin products but I definitely would want to try this. I have super sensitive skin so I'd probably try this one in particular. :)

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    1. Yes I would go for the sensitive range as I'm sure you would really enjoy using them :) xx

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  13. I don't have sensitive skin but I LOVE REN stuff. Sure, it is expensive, but the cleanser I bought from there literally lasted me four months as I needed such a tiny bit each time. Definitely worth the money overall!


    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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    1. I fully agree Amy, I'm using the Clay cleanser at the moment and I need such a minimal amount each time I just know it will last me a good while xx

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  14. This sounds lovely, REN are on my list of to-try-when-I-have-a-job brands! I've read so many good reviews, and now another one :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Yes they're definitely require a better bank balance I will give you that, worth it though :D xx

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