Ren • Rose Synergy O12 Restoring Facial Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This the only skin care product I have ever used that I could never imagine living without. It's truly a miracle worker for me - and I don't believe in miracles when it comes to skincare.
My skin is normal, sometimes leaning to dry, not breakout prone. I'm looking for skincare that will give me that glowing, dewy look and the Ren oil gave me all of that and more! The first few times I used it (day and night) I noticed my skin looking smoother and feeling very soft, and overall, I just looked healthy and rested. After a few weeks, my skin was transformed! Any pigmentation or old acne scars were fading drastically. My pores looked smaller, and my skin WITHOUT make up looked almost airbrushed. Over time I found myself reaching for less and less foundation. A previous review on here said that this oil is 'youth in a bottle' and I completely agree!
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pump. I know oils and glass bottles can be a disaster waiting to happen (wet bathroom, slippery glass bottle...). I keep mine on my vanity table to avoid disasters. My only issue with the packaging is that it's leak prone. It comes with this little plastic cover on the pump which somehow never really stays on the bottle. So just be careful with the bottle. Make sure to always store the bottle standing up to avoid leakage.
I apply the oil both day and night (and I do currently live in a hot, humid climate). I use my cleanser, remove my make up, use toner, and then spray my skin with a face mist. I apply a few drops of the rose oil to my damp face and neck. I wait about 2-5 minutes and then apply my regular moisturizer on top. Another way I apply the oil is by mixing a few drops directly in a dollop of moisturizer. I've used many face oils and this is a heavier one - it takes longer to sink in than others (Ie: Decleor sinks in very quick for me!) So I have to wait 15-20 minutes for the oil to sink in to my skin before doing my make up in the mornings.
The scent is rose of course. I love rose scented anything so obviously I like it. The smell fades quickly though. Don't worry about your face smelling like flowers all day.
With face oils, I would just recommend to experiment with them and see what works for you and your skin type. You may not find a need to use it both day and night, you might need to use an extra drop on certain days, you might need to 'pat' the oil in versus massaging it in, etc.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am actually obsessed with this oil. I love face oils to begin with and have been using one for at least the last five years (my favorite unfettered oil is sunflower oil), but this is my favorite blend so far. This is some seriously luxurious face oil. It smells lovely, like a bunch of fresh flowers, not exclusively rose and has a golden color. It feels plush, or as plush as an oil can feel and sinks right into my skin. I used it night and day and made it last about 4 months. I used more at night than I did in the morning, but on my next bottle, I'll probably skip using it in the day unless I'm super dry. I mostly used it as my serum, but sometimes I mixed it with my foundation or my night cream and I liked it like that, too. After using it at night, I always woke up to hydrated, plump even-toned skin. It never broke me out and actually helped heal blemishes quicker. It also took care of my red marks from previous acne. I have eczema, sadly sometimes on my face, and it never irritated it or exacerbated it. In fact, it helped moisturize my flaky skin. I love this stuff and highly recommend it. I think it's worth the price and if you use it exclusively at night, you could probably get 8 months out of it. Will definitely, definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I stopped using this because it would leak if it fell. Also, you need to blot your face after to prevent transfer all over your bedding. It definitely is not something to apply if you're leaving the house anytime soon. The results were decent, but nowadays I just use jojoba oil for a similar result without the rose smell and for a third of the cost. I don't know if I'll go back to this.
Pros: beautiful scent, moisturizing overnight
Cons: oily, packaging, expensive
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I use this product everyday to regulate my sensitive skin. Without it, my skin around my mouth gets very dry but my nose and cheeks stay oily. I use this as my moisturizer everyday in the morning and night. In the evening, I use this with my moisturizer and then use renova every other day.
It is really expensive but I have not found anything that works as well. I have tried Evan Healy, jojoba oil (too drying), Josie Marian (greasy), tartes marcula oil (ok but not as moisturizing)...
Ren smells nice and is my staple product to keep my skin smooth and tolerant of renova.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am quite impressed with REN skincare - the rose based line. It is absolutely fantastic.
This rose serum is rich in omega 3 and 6 as well as the wonderful rose oil. I truly believe rose oil is magical for its skin care properties and aromatherapy benefits. Actually between this and the new Clarins' Double Serum ( yes, reformulated - highly perfumed now ,less rich in oil it seems ) - I'll take this one !
A drop or two is all that is needed of this golden colored oil. The rose aroma is there but it is subtle and lasts about half an hour ie. the time after applying when I can actually smell it.
The oil goes on smoothly and leaves a sheen . I suggest a very small amount in the morning under moisturiser and a double amount at night.
My skin has been sensitive recently - no thanks to Josie Maran's Argan Oil Cleanser ! This soothes it right now.
Very very good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I'm on my 4th bottle of this, I've been using it for about a year. I use 2 drops every night. In summer, I don't need a night cream on top, but in winter I do. The oil has definitely reduced the redness and flakey dryness I used to have around my mouth, nose and chin. It always sinks in really well and never irritates my skin.
I haven't noticed it helping the fine lines around my eyes, or the texture of my skin generally, but I mostly use it for its anti-inflammatory properties (inflammation causes skin ageing).
The packaging is nice, but the shape of the bottle is a bit annoying because it falls over all the time, so I tend to keep it on its side.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Overall, this is a good product, does help fight dehydration and plump up this skin. However, you need to be very careful with facial oils to really deep-cleanse before use, or they just sit on top of your face. You also need to warm it in your palms and massage it in to help the thicker texture penetrate.
However, I like Weleda's version better, especially the jar with the little individual doses, which is just brilliant packaging. It's also higher quality oil...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
What's with the smell?? It's extremely overwhelming, and one time when I accidentally squirted out a little bit too much and applied it to my face - it gave me a headache after a while... I prefer the Max Moisture serum to this, as this just feels like putting cologne on to the face, and it really isn't that hydrating. It also has a few potential skin irritants in it, so I would probaby advise curious people with sensitive skintypes to give it a try before they purchase. I do like (and own) quite a few REN products, but this was disappointing unfortunately.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this stuff! It's Youth in a Bottle for me. It leaves my skin smooth, soothed, and gleaming. It soaks in and leaves no greasy residue. The redness has gone down. I love this stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
AMAZING! Super hydrating serum and worth EVERY penny. This saved my skin from dry New England weather. A couple of drops at night, and the next day my skin is soft. It eliminates flakiness and repairs texture. A winter must have!