I put 3 guinea pigs to the test for the new REN Clearcalm 3 skincare line, which is targeted at those with oily, blemished and acneprone skins. Not having that sort of skintype anymore, I got 3 people of 3 different age groups who did, to try out the line. Here’s the review from Juan (30s) and Xindy (19) on this line. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard back from one of them in her 20s but when I do, I’ll update 🙂
REN ClearCalm 3 Anti-Blemish Clay Cleanser
The cleanser is clay based and I was looking forward to trying it out as I once tried a clay-based cleanser when my skin was acting up… and the result was very positive.
The cleanser comes in a nice transparent plastic bottle. One pump of the cleanser brings out quite a sizeable amount of cleanser. I was feeling a little guilty too because I would only usually just use about the size of a 20 sen coin max if my skin was super oily and congested… but this one is quite a huge blob and I was afraid if I’d use it up too fast.
The cleanser felt really creamy and surprisingly, my skin didn’t feel tight nor does it have any minty-cool sensation. It does make my skin feel clean. So I guess that is good, right?
It has a slight citrusy smell and doesn’t lather. So, it is more of a creamy cleanser of a non-foamy-lather kind, which is what you would usually get out of a clay cleanser.
To use: Rub one pump between the palms of slightly damp hands. Gently massage onto face for 1-2 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
As we all know, clay cleanser is good at oil control and excessive sebum production. The texture is quite creamy, and do take note that clay cleanser will not foam like cream or gel cleanser.
I prefer to use this at night because it helps to really deep cleanse all the dirt and sebum on my skin after a long day out. One plus point – it does not dry out skin very much even though it is for blemish-prone skin, hence there is no tightness on skin.