I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Ren. Some products I find to be a complete let down, whereas others such as the Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish I think are unbelievable and keep repurchasing. For me, the Evercalm range is a bit ‘meh’. It’s ok but I’m not remotely tempted to purchase the full size.
Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream: Of the cleanser and day cream, I was definitely more impressed with the latter. It moisturizes well without leaving a greasy residue, but there are plenty of moisturizers that are cheaper, purer and more effective (my personal fav being Weleda Wild Rose Day Cream <3). It also contains ingredients such as phenoxyethanol, a controversial ingredient as some concerns have been raised over its toxicity.
Ingredients: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRIHEPTANOIN, ORYZANOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) SEED OIL, BISABOLOL, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT, PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) SYMBIOZOME EXTRACT, CARBOMER, SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA LINALLOLIFERUM (HO WOOD) LEAF OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, TOCOPHEROL.
Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk: This product cleanses without drying, has a creamy texture and does the job without feeling harsh. For me though it came nowhere near to the standard of cleansing that my Dr Alkaitis Cleanser achieves. Like the Day Cream, it smells good, like a kind of citrus meringue, but again, whilst it’s not a huge problem at all, I’m not over the moon about some of the ingredients.
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ORYZANOL, BISABOLOL, SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, XANTHAN GUM, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRONELLOL, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA LINALLOLIFERUM (HO WOOD) LEAF OIL.
Everyone’s different, so if you’re flirting with the idea of the Ren Evercalm Range do try a tester and I’d love to hear how you get on.