31 May 2013

REN hydra-calm global protection day cream review

In my continued search for the perfect day cream I've been trying out the *Hydra-calm global protection day cream from REN's sensitive skin range.

I struggle a lot when it comes to day creams - most of the ones that give the sort of anti-ageing and skin evening and refining properties I'm after are just too rich for my skins oily patches, and most end up being relegated to night-time use only for that reason.  This one from REN is refreshingly light, and is absorbed almost instantly, so first impressions were good.

Hydra-calm is designed to balance the skin and reduce any inflammation - it contains arctic blackcurrant seed and arctic seabuckthorn berry oil which contain Omega 3 and 7 for inflammation, Bisabolol to soothe and reduce redness, and also a 'Global protection complex' with anti-oxidants to help protect against UV damage.

I'd certainly agree that this moisturiser offers those calming benefits - my skin can get quite red in patches and can be prone to being quite sensitive, so that's a real bonus for me.  I love that it's quite light and sinks in fast but doesn't leave the drier areas of my face feeling parched - my skin feels comfortable and supple after using this, and ready for the next steps in my routine.  

So is this my perfect day cream?  I'm not sure, I think I'll need to use it to the end of the tube to be sure.  Also I'd prefer if it also contained more anti-ageing benefits, but if it did it'd probably be too rich for my skin... aaargh.  

Talking of REN I've also recently added the glycolactic renewal mask back into my routine for a once a week fix and my skin seems to be thanking me.  I reviewed that one here.  Next on my list from REN is the Invisible pores detox mask - it sounds like a winner.

Have you tried any moisturisers from REN?  What's your favourite day cream?



  1. Ive heard good things about REN - just need to decide what to try first! :)

  2. I think I may give this a go, love that its light and deals with those ghastly red patches xx

  3. I think I'm going to buy the intro kit for this, it sounds really good!

    Bree from Colour Shimmer Sparkle

  4. Such a helpful review! Was looking for more information on this and your blog told me everything I needed to know :)



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