Through four bottles of the stuff, I've established two things. Firstly, REN crafts wicked alliterations. And, secondly, I blemmin' adore the REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I penned my first review of it back in March, but with some $$$ going to REN and a few empty bottles in the bin, it was time for an update.
If you know anything about my skin and its combination, acne prone, yet dehydrated nature, then you might know that it's a bit of a puzzle.
REN's cleanser is primarily aimed at acne prone skins. With antibacterial properties to combat existing breakouts while preventing future ones, as well, as a salicilin addition for light exfoliation, pore minimization, and some antimicrobial comportment, as well, it sounds pretty dreamy for anyone with a less than perfect complexion.
As for the nitty gritty, some ingredients include Chamomile Flower Water, Mayblossom, French Clay, Zinc Gluconate, Sesame Seed Oil, and a few others. Whatever is in here must be great for acneic skins.
Now, it's the time where I reveal why this cleanser really does magic for my skin. Normally, anything labelled for spotty skin would leave my complexion appearing more dried than clear. But, the clay base means that my skin is left balanced, nourished, clean, less red, and more calmed.
As I've mentioned a few times before, the application for this one is a bit different than your regular apply, sud, and go cleanser. Instead, I apply half a pump to the whole of my dry face, and leave it as you would a typical clay mask.
It depends on how long I leave it to do it's job. Sometimes, it's just a few minutes (while I pick up
So, if you suffer from the 'visible from the moon' spots, redness, or a slumped complexion, look no further than this cleanser. Is it drying? Nope--so it's suitable for any skin type. If the two 'Parisian To Be' ode's isn't enough for you to try it, then I'll spill that it has a 4.3 out of 5 star Sephora rating. If that still doesn't do it, just look at all the bottles I have gone through.