A few months ago, my skin started to protest, my Elemis products were no longer working for me. At that point I heard nothing but positive reviews for the REN products and thought this was a perfect opportunity for me to try some of the products. I took to twitter (as you do), and so many of you lovely bloggers gave me suggestions on what best to try. I did feel a bit overwhelmed and didn't quite know what exactly to go for so I 'hot footed' it down to my local Marks and Spencer (M&S) store. The lovely beauty counter assistant was very helpful; I explained what my skin complaints were; sensitive, dry and sore, and her suggestion was this lovely Sensitive Skin Gift Set. I usually hate gift sets because there is always something I hate, or end up giving away to someone but I figured this was a good way of trialling products I had never used before.https://svensktapotek.net/antabuse-kopa-receptfritt-online/
The contents of this gift set is as follows:
- Omega 3 Night Repair Serum 10ml
- Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream 50ml (full size)
- Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk 150ml (full size)
- Frankincense Night Cream 15ml
- Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel 3ml
1. Omega 3 Night Repair Serum 10ml
(Full size price 30ml/£23.00)
When I first opened this, I'm not going to lie, I was a little taken back by the scent that this product gave off. Yes, the clue is in the title . . omega = fishy! I love fish, but I didn't expect this product to have such a potent smell of it. The main purpose of this oil-based serum is to replenish your skin at night whilst restoring the lipids leaving your complexion healthier and smoother. The directions on this product is to massage a small amount onto face and neck and rub in an upward motion until completely absorbed. When I hear ''oil'' in products, I kinda go running, but after learning that good oils are good for the skin, I decided to give this product a try. It is slightly oily, but once absorbed into the skin, it feels quite nice. Has it made my skin smoother and my complexion healthier? Not really . . Would I buy at full price? probably not.
2. Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream 50ml (full size) £27.00
One of my skin complaints was that my skin was dry and sore, due to the harsh weather, and my aim was to find a hydrating day cream that would target those complaints. The purpose of this product is to hydrate and replenish, protect skin against the harsh elements and keep calm and soothe. OMG . .I cannot rave highly enough about this product; it seriously is amazing. The cream glides onto my skin like a dream, it smells 'freaking' fabulous and my skin is no longer sore or dry. I use a pump and a half of this product and massage thoroughly into my skin until it is absorbed. Once absorbed, my skin feels so good (and my makeup goes on soooo much better too!). Will I be purchasing? Absolutely.
3. Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk 150ml (full size) £16.00
For years I have always used facial cleansers which are foamy/soapy as I always thought ''That's a good thing'' (little did I know. . . ). Anyway I have never used a cleansing milk before so was baffled, stumped as to how best to use this product. I used one pump which produced an ample amount of product before massaging well into my skin. After rinsing my face well, my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth in comparison to some products which often left my skin feeling taut and sore. The purpose of this product is to remove, dirt, pollution and makeup whilst leaving the skin purified, calm and soothed. Having used this for quite sometime I really do like how it leaves me skin after every facial wash. But I have noticed it has brought the blackheads I suffer with to the surface of my skin a lot quicker which makes for extracting (sorry guys!) a lot easier and less painful! Will I be purchasing? Yes.
4. Frankincense Night Cream 15ml £8.00
(Full size 50ml/£32.00)
Frankincense is a name I only hear at Christmas in the form of candles/oils, but never have I heard of it in a beauty product!! The purpose of this night cream is to hydrate, recharge and revitalise the skin overnight leaving it looking radiant and healthy. I use a pea sized amount of product before massaging well into my skin. To be honest, although I do like the night cream and it leaves my skin feeling really nice, and my skin glowing in the morning I did find this to be ever so slightly too oily. Perhaps I am using a bit too much? but I always feel like there is too much product on my skin after use and that it can't breathe. Maybe it's just me? Will I be purchasing? Unsure . . .
5. Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel 3ml
(Full size 15ml/£20.00)
Not going to lie, not really a fan of products that are used under and around the eye area; makes my eyes incredibly sore. But as REN products are free from nasties, I have given this little sample of eye gel a try. The purpose of this gel is to cool and refresh around the eye area, reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and revive and brighten the eye area. I have used this a few times and to be fair it is pretty good. It's not amazing, but it does a great job of cooling the eye area especially if they are sore (tip: place item in the fridge . . even more nice and soothing!). I haven't noticed huge dramatic changes, but it is pretty good. Would I be purchasing? Probably not.
. . So there you have it, folks . .my little run down of the REN Sensitive Gift Set. Now you lot want to know ''How much is the set?'' . .Well I can confirm I got this all for a bargain price of £35 . . yep, £35! Taking into account the price of the full sized products, PLUS the Frankincense 15ml night cream which comes in at £8, I think this set is definitely worth the money. Some may say the REN products are expensive, but in my opinion you get what you pay for!
REN Sensitive Gift Set
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