Hello! A few days ago I was talking about a product that I have been using as a first cleanser for quite some time, and today I want to tell you about my experience with this Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel, a water-based cleanser designed to be used on all skin types.
PRODUCT: EVERCALM GENTLE CLEANSING GEL
SKIN TYPE: ALL
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
A few days ago I spoke to you about sensitive skin and gave you some tips to take care of it. As you know, one of the fundamental ways to keep our skin in good condition is to take care of the skin barrier. The skin barrier is our first line of defense against the environment, so keeping it healthy is key.
An important way to keep our skin protected is by using gentle cleansers with a pH similar to our skin’s (which, ideally, is between 4.5 and 5.9). The cleanser is the first step in our skincare routine, so choosing the right product can make the rest of the routine even more effective. In general, there are many cleansers on the market that are excessively aggressive, using them weakens our skin barrier and will prevent us from managing to improve our skin concerns.
In this case, the team at Ren has developed a cleanser with a very mild composition (except for a feature that I will talk about a little later). It is designed to be used on sensitive skin, so we can all benefit from its advantages. You often ask me for product recommendations for sensitive skin, and this is undoubtedly a good product for you to use if that is your case.
Among the ingredients of this cleanser we find coco-glucoside, a skin-friendly surfactant derived from coconut, a derivative of lauric acid with especially mild soothing and cleansing properties, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin, and beta glucan, which also It has soothing properties. One aspect that I don’t particularly like is that this product includes perfume, which you already know is not one of my favorite ingredients, although being a wash-off product I don’t really mind it much.
As you can see in the header picture, the container is an airless pump, so every little drop of product is used. In addition, according to the brand, most of it is recyclable (both the cap and the bottle are, but the mechanism can’t be recycled yet).
The product has a very light gel texture, you practically feel how it melts on your skin when applied. It isn’t really foaming, as it uses mild surfactants, but it does leave a great feeling when the cleanse is finished. This cleaner has a very marked and characteristic odor, which at first I had a hard time adapting to and of which I am hardly aware anymore.
The sensations when using it are fantastic, I understand why it is a recommended product for sensitive skin. On the one hand, it cleanses very gently and is respectful with the skin while providing a totally effective result. In this way, we achieve the result we are looking for (a clean face) while maintaining balance on our skin.
Would I buy this cleaner again? Probably yes, since it provides a result that I really like and that helps me take care of the skin barrier. However, now I still have several earrings at home, so in any case I will wait to buy it again.
HOW TO USE:
As I mentioned before, this product is a water-based cleaner, so you can use it in your morning routines and as a second part of the double cleansing in your PM routines. Massage it gently over your damp face and then remove it with plenty of lukewarm water. Then, continue with the rest of your routine as you already know: toner, serum, moisturizer and, if it is in the morning, sunscreen.
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
Have you tried this cleanser? What cleansers do you like to use in the morning? And as a second phase of your double cleansing? Tell me in the comment section!
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