REN Evercalm Skincare Review
A friend recommended the REN Evercalm range for my sensitive skin, so I thought I’d give it a try for Indeedy Does. I always tend to get a bit of redness on my cheeks, especially in winter. My facialist tells me it may have something to do with all the dancing I do when I’m on stage, and perhaps my affinity for spicy food. I’ve tried lots of different products to help my skin without success, so I was more than willing to do this test drive.
I tested the Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum and the Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream, although in the Evercalm range there is also a cleansing milk and cleansing gel (which I didn’t try).
Evercalm Anti-Redness serum, £28 for 30ml
This serum comes in pump form, and the consistency is gel-like and spreads over the skin easily. I found using two pumps of product is more than enough to cover. The fragrance is very light and floral and hardly noticeable (which I like). In addition to solving redness and irritation, this serum is meant to boost your skin’s tolerance to the negative environmental effects of UV rays, pollution, and free radicals. It claims to ‘train’ your skin to be less irritated and reactive, and protect against premature ageing.
This serum is meant to be used under your daily moisturiser or night cream. The active ingredients are Milk Polypeptide (calms redness and inflammation and strengthens skin’s lipid barrier), Beta Glucan from Yeast Polysaccharide (helps to calm and soothe redness and irritation), Tyrosinase Inhibitor from Wild Canadian Rumex (protects blood vessels and helps to decongest and stop swelling, reduces hyperpigmentation) and Hyaluronic Acid from Yeast (boosts hydration, plumping skin).
Upon first use of the serum I did feel like the redness in my skin was calming down, and over time I have noticed a more even skin tone on my cheeks which have a tendency towards redness.
Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream, £28 for 50ml
The moisturiser comes in pump form as well, and the consistency is creamy without feeling oily. I find that one pump is way more than enough to cover, and it has a light herbal/floral fragrance which I love. This formulation is designed to hydrate, calm, soothe and protect, and like the serum, train your skin to be less sensitive.
This day cream is meant to be applied in the morning after cleansing. The active ingredients are Omega 3 and 7 (help to reduce skin inflammation and irritation), Bisabolol (soothes and reduces redness), and REN’s Global protection complex –Antileukine, Tocotrienols, Kaempferol, Leghemoglobin, “a powerful blend of anti-oxidants and free radical scavengers to protect the skin against UV induced damage and premature ageing”.
While this day cream hasn’t been a ‘wonder product’ for anti-aging or anything, it has delivered on what it claims: I have noticed my skin is less reactive and I’ve experienced much less inflammation.
I happy to say that I noticed immediate reduced redness when I used this serum and moisturiser, and over time I’m using much less concealer in my makeup routine. If you’re susceptible to redness and irritated skin like me, I would recommend you give the REN Evercalm range a try.
All REN products are cruelty-free 🙂
Do you have any products you’d recommend for sensitive skin like mine? Please be sure to comment below!
Also, please let me know what products would you like me to test drive next for Indeedy Does!
Love and beauty,