67% would repurchase
on 3/19/2018 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by PamelaGB
I subscribe to a ton of beauty boxes. So I have several primers in my makeup toolbox. And, while I've enjoyed using them (particularly my Hourglass Ambient primer), I doubt that, if I ran out, I would bother purchasing. But recently I received this Ren Perfect Canvas, billed as "silicone free skin finishing serum." It's a clear liquid which right away intrigued me. But it was when I applied it that I was immediately sold. Immediately pores are non-existent. It has a wonderful lifting and tightening effect - without any residue. Once I'd applied my foundation (IT Confidence in a Compact), my skin looked perfectly flawless. I will definitely bite the bullet and buy this stuff once I've run out of the samples. For review purposes, I'm 62 with clear somewhat oily but definitely aging skin.
on 3/15/2018 1:33:00 PM
More reviews by nastycat
and I have to say that I have tried several REN products over the years, and ultimately I am UNimpressed. I know their ingredients are appealing. I know their attitude about not animal testing is also appealing. I like their mostly fragrance-free products are appealing. But, I have yet to find a product of theirs that I liked so much that I would buy it again.This moisturizer is just such a product. It is fairly thick, whereas I like a thinner moisturizer. Though it isnt totally fragrance-free, it also isnt so strongly fragranced that it is off-putting. It is actually on the greasy side, so I like it better in winter weather when everyones skin is drying out from elements and indoor heating.
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on 3/12/2018 3:55:00 PM
More reviews by wonderbuy
This product is a weak scrub, its particles are quite small but not scratchy. To get the effects you really needs to use this daily. There are some other minor active exfoliating ingredients but overall I could not use this daily since it was too aggravating. I still prefer my trusty Clinique exfoliating scrub twice a week to get the job done. This would be good for sensitive types so whilst I finished this, I would not repurchase.
on 2/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
More reviews by noBSbeauty
I really wanted to love the new REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic since I got two bottles of it in some of my beauty subscription boxes. REN has usually been hit or miss (more misses than hits) with me. Unfortunately the Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is definitely a miss. This contains many citrus oils that are known skin sensitizers such as: mandarin peel oil, orange flower oil, grapefruit peel oil, and tangerine peel oil. To top that off it also includes fragrance, Limonene, and Heptanol (which is an irritating fragrant alcohol). While this applies quickly and easily there are far more irritating ingredients than there are beneficial ones. I like that it applies easily but there is a slight burning sensation after using it while applying my serums. This is probably the fact that my skin is irritated from all of the citrus oils. I will not be using the rest of this bottle and tossing out the other bottle, which is a bummer. My more detailed review can be seen here:
on 2/18/2018 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by Redwings11
I wasn’t expecting the gooey viscosity of this product which felt like aloe Vera on the skin but it did eventually dry down and then my face felt tight. So if tight equals firming then I guess this does what it claims to do. My skin looked quite matte as well until I layered moisturizer overtop. Normally Ren products have an earthy grass-like scent to them that I do not enjoy but this did not and that’s about the only positive thing I can say about this. Dry, tight skin after spreading slimy gel on my face, no thanks.
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