Friday, 22 February 2013

Ren Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream

I have pretty problematic skin, it's extremely dry, a little sensitive and prone to the occasional breakout. So while I have come across many moisturisers that claim to cover all three, they have always come with a negative that leaves me huffing and puffing in disappointment and reaching for the next find.

That was until a couple months ago, when I was given a handful of miniatures of this very product, discarded from magazines that had to be taken off the shelves. On a night where my skin was particularly red (The joy!), I replaced it with my current moisturiser in my night-time skin-care routine and went to sleep. To my shock the next morning, I looked in the mirror to find zero redness, lovely dewy skin, blemishes significantly reduced and not a negative comment in sight!

I would normally be quite reluctant to spend £27 on a day cream on my budget, £20 normally being my cut-off point, but finding a perfect match after so long it would have been stupid not to. Not only does it do wonders for my skin, it smells divine and creates an ideal base for primer and foundation. It also contains no parabens, harsh chemicals or synthetic colours and fragrances, which I think is so important with skincare. You wouldn't dare put these things in your body, so why would you put it on your skin? Ren is also against animal testing, which I've always been passionate about and hope more and more beauty companies follow suit!

I honestly cannot recommend this product enough, as well as everything above, it leaves my skin looking and feeling healthy and hydrated. If you are interested after reading this but don't want to dive in and pay £27 without trying it first, Ren do a introduction kit for sensitive skin containing miniatures of their Hydra-calm day cream, Hydra-calm cleansing gel, Omega 3 overnight lipid renewal serum and F10 smooth and renew peel mask for £13, link here.

Have you tried any products from Ren before? What were your thoughts?

To find out more about what brands are cruelty-free and to see how you can help the fight against animal testing visit and 


  1. Sounds like a great cream, I'm currently looking for something to hydrate my face and eye area, their so thristy and nothing seems to be really working. Like you I'm getting fed up on wasting money on products that don't work. I might try the sampler kit. Thanks for sharing, great post

    1. It is so frustrating isn't it? I hope you find the perfect cream for your skin and thank you for the lovely comment! x