REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm.

REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm.

Support the skins repair and regeneration stage at night which is crucial for the skins overall health when applying the REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm. The Evercalm™ range from REN consists of products to equalise the skins balance resulting in neutralising irritations and redness while restoring the skins comfort. Sensitive skin is a genetic skin type that can lead to skin irritations as well as Psoriasis, eczema and rosacea while the condition "Sensitized skin" is triggered by external factors such as strong skincare products that have damaged the protective lipid barrier of the skin. Sensitised skin is treatable and can be nourished back to an improved state of health while its important to seek and use products labelled specifically for sensitive skin to manage irritations and flare-ups. Disclaimer: The links used are not affiliated and are place for you to discover the product.

What Is Inside The REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm?

The REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm utilises Almond/Borage/Linseed/Olive Acids/Glycerides which are a mixture of mono-, di-, and triglycerides with fatty acids that have been enzymatically activated for better acceptance by the skin to provide emollience, skin conditioning, and antioxidant properties while also supporting and repairing a compromised lipid barrier function. The night-time balm also contains other soothing ingredients to reduce irritations associated with dryness while also boosting the skins protective barrier to stop moisture-loss for an improved moisture balance. The ingredients are as follows:

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate - Emollient that can penetrate deep to help repair and improve compromised skin. 

Glycerin - Moisturiser and Humectant that supports the skin lipids, reduces irritation, and helps to restore the barrier function of the skin. 
Aqua (Water) - Solvent to help ingredients to mix. 

Almond/Borage/Linseed/Olive Acids/Glycerides - Helps support a compromised skin barrier with mono-, di-, and triglycerides with fatty acids. 

Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate - Derived from plants, it acts as a hydrating and skin-conditioning agent while also helping ingredients to mix. 

Jojoba Esters - Emollient that is non-greasy and provides soothing, healing, and protecting properties from this occlusive agent.  
Oryza Sativa Starch - Used to reduce oiliness of a product to give a matte effect but is also used to calm irritation down by soothing without "drying-out" the skin. 

Cetyl Alcohol - Non-drying Fatty alcohol that helps to mix ingredients in a formula while providing emollience properties to the skin for a soft and smooth feel.

Glyceryl Stearate - Emollient to achieve soft and smooth skin while also helping water and oil ingredients to mix. 

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables - Soothing and lipid-replenishing to improve the skin's barrier with its rich linoleic acid, tocopherol (vitamin E) and sterols content. 
Glyceryl Caprylate - Helps water and oil to mix in a formula while also restoring the natural oils and regulating moisture of the skin. 
Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax - Prevents separation of water and oil ingredients and also inhibits  crystallization in skincare formulas. Provides a smoother texture to deliver actives to the skin while also forming a protective layer to stop moisture-loss. 

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate - Keeps oil and water ingredients blended together while conditioning the skin. 
Benzyl Alcohol - Preservative to stop your product from spoiling.
Parfum (Fragrance) - Helps the product smell nice. 

Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil - Emollient/moisturising plant oil that contains palmitoleic and palmitic acid with antioxidant benefits from the beta-carotene, lycopene, and Vitamin E while also soothing and replenishing benefits from the beta-sitosterol it contains. 

Tocopherol - Antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals while also providing emollient benefits.
Magnesium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan - Soothes and calms irritated and itchy skin while also rebalancing the skins immune system for improvement in the barrier function and hydration. 
Dehydroacetic Acid - Preservative to help keep your product staying nicer for longer.

Eclipta Prostrata Extract - Antioxidant and skin calming properties. 

Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract - Soothes and calms with skin-conditioning and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil - Emollient and nourishing oil that is high in fatty acid oleic to replenish the skin and counteract moisture loss. It also calms skin down with its amino acids and plant sterols and has several antioxidants, including zeatin, quercetin, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - The fatty acids linoleic and oleic are present in this great plant oil that helps recovery of the skin barrier while improving the skins softness and smoothness. 
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract - Antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals while one of its components rosmarinic acid has a calming effect on the skin providing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool * 100% Natural Fragrance. 

How To Use The REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm?

The REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm is presented in recyclable packaging (a jar and cap lid) and you receive 30ml of product inside. The many ways you can use the balm is entirely up to you by applying all over to a freshly cleansed skin, after your serum to seal over moisture, or over any actives such as a retinol or tretinoin - remembering to wait at least 20/30 minutes to allow the skin to absorb these actives before applying any other skincare product. You can also take a little of the balm and apply to chapped lips to soothe or any other dry areas such as the elbows and knees to relieve any dryness and tightness of the skin. I was really impressed on how little you need on application while it spreads easily over the skin and then absorbs quickly to leave the skin feeling nourished, without any oily or greasy feeling. It is definetly one of those products you need in your skincare collection that helps relieve stressed and sensitised skin, whether that be due to seasonal changes or using products that can influence your barrier function for the worse, reach for this plant-based oil balm that actually feeds the skin rather than a product that just serves as a barrier and nothing else.
The REN Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm is priced at £40.00 and available from here: LoveLula x Neil.