Saturday, 11 August 2012

REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream Review



Ren has long been one of my favourite brands for skincare, and many of their products I have repurchased quite a few times over the years. The Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream is one of them.

When I was first introduced to Ren, I was recommended the line for sensitive skin which this moisturiser is a part of as at the time my acne-prone skin was quite a mess with dehydration, inflammation and just generally quite unbalanced.

The ingredients in the Hydra-Calm cream really help to combat these issues as it contains arctic blackcurrant seed and arctic seabuckthorn berry oil which contain Omega 3 and 7 to help with the inflammation, Bisabolol to help soothe and reduce redness, and also a 'Global protection complex' with anti-oxidants to help protect against UV damage.

The texture of this is lovely, it feels creamy and smooth but without being oily or greasy and it applies very nicely leaving the skin feeling well hydrated and comfortable without any heaviness. It feels very much like a 'proper' moisturiser and pleasant to use.

When I first started using the Hydra-Calm cream, I had issues with flakiness on my forehead, and this completely got rid of it, and I've not had this problem since. It does have a slight calming effect in that it helps a little with redness too.

Ingredients:
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Cetearyl Ethyhexanoate, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin, Oryzanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Symbiozome Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalloliferum (Ho Wood) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Tocopherol.

This is £27 for 50ml which I think is very reasonable for the quality, and I find that this usually lasts me around 4-5 months (I only use in the mornings), as you don't need too much and also the airtight pump dispenser allows for good control and less product wastage.

9 comments:

  1. I have a sample of this which I just stuffed away but in a drawer, I think I'll give it a try now :) Sometimes my skin reacts to Ren skincare but this does sound good.

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    1. Will be interested to see if you find it ok, I favour this cream over the other ones in the range as it seems to be the most gentle.

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  2. I like your blog very much, i think it’s awsome.

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  3. Great post thinking about buying this and came across your review :)

    im not following you, check out my blog if you get 5 :) xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi EllieAlice

    Thanks:) It may be worth seeing if you can get a sample instore to try out if you have very sensitive skin.

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  5. hi meeta, ive acne prone indian skin getting ver red and sore. would this cream be suitable? did it clog or break you out?

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    1. Hi there
      I don't have any issues with this cream, it doesn't clog or break out my skin but if your skin is quite red and sore I would still proceed with caution and see if you can get a sample first (usually Ren are quite good with samples). Ren's Omega 3 Night Repair Serum might also be worth a look as that has ingredients to help inflammation and this did help to soothe my acne.
      I would also suggest looking at Pai skincare as that has very gentle formulas and you can purchase a sample kit to see how you get on.
      My acne and the associated soreness/inflammation only really improved when I started looking at internal issues and improving my diet and supplementation.
      Caroline Hirons blog - www.beautymouth.com has skincare guides that may help. x

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  6. love your blog. Recently purchased this and it's amaze xxx

    Whiskerly.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you:) It is a fab cream!

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