Just in time for summer, REN skincare released a brand new collection that brings the sea (along with its plethora of skincare benefits) to our daily routine. Their latest Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium body range is formulated not only intensely hydrate, but also re-energize skin, fighting fatigue, stress and pollution using powerful ingredients from the sea like:
- Kelp – a rich source of magnesium and calcium; covers the skin in a protective barrier to lock in moisture for all day hydration
- Magnesium – boosts cell energy levels, combats fatigue, and has anti-inflammatory properties
- Algae – de-stresses the skin, supporting your natural sleep rhythm so your skin heals faster
The range includes six products to enjoy in the shower, bath, and even daily at the sink to keep your hands hydrated. Here’s the full rundown of all the products.
For a refreshing shower treat, this sulphate-free, lightly foaming body wash gently cleanses while also nourishing, smoothing, toning, and energizing using Atlantic kelp extract and magnesium PCA. Its half oil, half gel-like consistency forms a light lather, allowing it to gently cleanse while also keeping skin hydrated and balanced. The wash is also infused with essential oils, which makes it refreshing for both the skin and senses. I particularly enjoy its subtle sea-like scent during my morning showers 🙂
This body scrub is unlike any scrub I’ve tried before – both its texture and uses are unique. The consistency feels almost like a thick, creamy moisturizer, only with very tiny grains of fresh sea and magnesium (epsom) salts sprinkled into the mix. For a body scrub, it’s extremely gentle – the salts are very finely ground and not super concentrated. In fact, I actually see this as more of a moisturizing treatment – the Atlantic kelp extract combined with microalgae oil richly hydrate my skin, instantly softening and smoothing.
Because the salts quickly dissolve when the hit water, it’s important to massage the scrub on to clean, dry skin for a few minutes to reap the exfoliating benefits, then rinse. Alternatively, you can use it as a bath treatment – simply massage the scrub in all over, then submerge your skin in a warm bath. The oils and salts will diffuse, creating a refreshing and detoxifying magnesium bath soak.
The bath oil is a stand-out product for me. The blend of essential oils makes a refreshing treat for the senses. Combine that with the added skincare benefits of the Atlantic kelp, plankton extracts, and microalgae oil, and you’ve got one luxurious spa-like treatment. It’s especially satisfying after a long day when your body and/or mind is stressed, as it helps to re-hydrate, detoxify, and refresh. It leaves skin feeling smooth and soft afterwards, without any greasy residue.
For both post-bath and shower, the body cream is the perfect complement. It’s surprisingly lightweight and fairly quick to absorb, and leaves my skin feeling supple and also dewy-looking with a natural glow. And thanks to the plankton extract, which helps restore the skin’s moisture balance (and also enhance it’s natural cell renewal cycle), the hydration lasts for hours. The sea-like scent lingers close to the skin for hours too!
The hand wash and hand cream provide amazing relief for my dry hands. Both formulas contain Atlantic kelp extract and magnesium PCA, which help replenish skin with essential minerals, while also intensely moisturizing.
The hand wash is sulphate-free and lightly foaming, and doesn’t leave my hands feeling tight or in need of immediate re-hydration afterwards. In fact, I can completely skip the post-washing lotion when I use this!
After using a harsher soap at the kitchen sink however, the hand cream is a miracle worker. It only takes the smallest amount (about 1/2 of a pump worth of product) to instantly and intensely re-hydrate. Though the formula is slightly oily-feeling and slow to absorb, if you don’t mind waiting a minute or two to let it sink in, the hydration lasts and lasts. It leaves my skin feeling silky-smooth and soft for hours!
Overall, I’m really enjoying all the products from REN’s Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Body Range. They make amazingly hydrating, refreshing, mermaid-worthy treats for the body and mind. The body cream and bath oil are by far my two favorites in the collection – I absolutely recommend trying them out for starters!
REN’s Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium body range is available at www.renskincare.com.
Have you tried products from this sea-powered body collection?