[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m already a REN fan – I recommend Evercalm to just about anyone who ever asks what they should be using for skin that’s acting up – and now I’ve discovered REN Everhydrate, I’m just even more convinced of this brand’s efficacy. It’s not all love though – generally, I think most of REN is just too pricy and that they price themselves out of a much bigger audience and customer base but the Everhydrate duo is an exception. It will so out-moisturise any other moisturisers that, if you have dry skin, it will probably worth every last penny.
Both are suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin. REN Everhydrate Marine Moisture Serum contains hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid lock in moisture, green caviar algae (so called because the ‘bubbles’ look a bit like caviar but are just seaweed) and Rosella which is a botanical extract that is generally used as a potent anti-oxidant and natural emollient which softens and hydrates.
The REN Everhydrate Marine Moisture Replenish lives right up to its name – replenishing is exactly the right word for this. 100% of people both these products were tested on showed ‘an increase in moisture retention’ – up to 48 hours (135 people, varying ages). I’m sending you to M&S for this because REN is listing out of stock – it has the serum as ‘early access’ but M&S have both the serum and the moisturiser in stock now. One ingredient is listed as ‘Hydrating Freshwater Plant’ as an ingredient but I can’t find out what this actually is but after searching google I’m up to speed on every kind of pond plant. Otherwise, it’s hyaluronic and polyglutamic acid and algae in a richer base. I haven’t done an ingredient deep dive – I almost don’t care what’s in it because it just works.
I’ve tried both under make up – serum is best for that and do give it a couple of minutes to settle into your skin – and I’m juggling in my mind about whether you would need both. I think the most compelling formula is the serum and add what you have at home over the top but if you prefer a cream, opt for that instead. You will absolutely notice the difference in your skin hydration levels – it’s gentle, fresh feeling (actually feels a bit cooling) and a complete blessing for dry skin. The serum is £40 HERE and the cream is £35 HERE. These are nice season change products in that they feel light but deliver heavy.
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