I always do a research before buying anything. I found many great review on REN ClearCalm 3 and many have been raving about their masks on YouTube. I started believing this would be IT – the thing that would save my face. It’s all to mostly natural, so it has to be good for me no matter what. I really really wanted this to work but sadly I got very very disappointed.
REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
First time putting it on my face felt nice. Well, it felt so nice that in a week I went and bought the full size (also because I realized the sample would not last two months like the other products). This was actually a big mistake! (Kids, try a product for at least a month before buying the whole thing!) ‘Cause within a week or so my skin started to break out. Badly. I’m not really sure if it’s the cleanser, but something was clogging my pores, and this did nothing to help!
REN ClearCalm 3 Total Clarity Day Fluid
Can’t say I liked it or hated it. Because of all these acne treatments, my skin has went from being very oily to somewhat a combination, and this day cream didn’t feel enough moisturizing. Also, you had to be very quick with it or you’d end up using more than you wanted. Contains Alcohol, which is a no-no for any skin type!
REN ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Night Serum
Serum is a fancy name, and somehow I almost convinced myself to buy the full size of this too. Until I realized it did nothing for me.
REN ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask
As all of these, this one has a strange “natural” scent. The only problem is that you still can smell it even after washing it off. Here I also wanted to believe it was amazing but came to the conclusion that the Neutrogena 2-in-1 worked better, as a wash and as a mask.
So the question is, do I recommend it?
I will always recommend buying a kit and try it out for yourself, what I will add, is that this is probably not for Acne per say – I have cystic acne and this made my skin break out even worse!
So no, I do not recommend the REN ClearCalm 3 regime to anyone who has acne!
These products seem poorly formulated to help with blemishes, especially stubborn ones. It only made my cystic acne worse.
Clinique was drying, but at least it didn’t give me white-heads for two months. I thought at first that I was just purging, but you can’t purge for two whole months. So now my skin is looking even worse than before, but that’s the price you pay for trying to find out what works. I’m glad to have used up most of the products so I can try something else that hopefully will work for my skin.
REN Vita-Mineral Day Cream
Good scent, a little bit too creamy for my skin type, but overall a good moisturizer.
REN Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream
This was my favorite of the samples! Good scent and I loved the feeling of my skin the next morning waking up. If I had the money I would probably buy the full size, but somehow I also feel that there are cheaper and even better night creams out there that are also made out of natural ingredients.
REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask
It’s like a mask and a scrub in one, where you rub it off. It does its job. But I still like the Estelle & Thild better, which is more gentle and less irritating, and they are somewhat in the same price range.
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask
The mask everyone’s been raving about! I had to try it for myself and see what’s so amazing about it. Most people say that it’s one of few masks you’ll see a difference right after you wash it off. Sad to say it, but I did not see a difference at all. But I think I’ve got a expananation for it, my skin is just so damaged and blemished that it’s hard to see the radiance; it’s easier to see a more brightened face on someone who’s not covered in spots. I know this because I remember seeing bigger differences in my face after using masks when it was more clear. But with that said, I would like to buy the full size, because it is said to reduce the appearance of dark spots and also combat blemishes. But I also think you could get the same effect with a home made papaya/mango/manuka honey mask for less the price.