Wednesday, April 1, 2020

REN Body Care Staples to Soothe the Spirit

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Given that we have remained under a stay-at-home mandate, and have been engaged in the new normal of social distancing, I have sought to wean myself from the immersive experience of the daily news cycle. I read the important factual and scientific information to stay informed, I listen to Governor Gavin Newsom when he has updates, but other than that I am trying to be productive and calm. It is too easy to succumb to the reality that this pandemic is frightening and destabilizing, but if I only live in the space of an existential crisis, then I will be crippled with fear and stress all of the time.

Since I have been working from home I have not worn a stitch of makeup, and frankly I don't miss it, or the ritual in the least bit. What I have been enjoying, and relishing, are hot bubble baths and hot showers filled with beautifully aromatic body care products. Part of this was a way to soothe my sinuses and sinus headaches when I simultaneously had a head cold and seasonal allergies, but that soon gave way to a ritual that helped to keep me calm and grounded.

Therefore, rather than plotting my next purchase, I decided to indulge in some of my favorite products that have earned pride of place as staples in my body care collection.

Among my favorite indulgences is the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Collection. This elegantly aromatic collection is refined,  and it embodies the perfectly perfumed rose. It is neither overpowering, nor sharp, but instead it is warm and luscious without any hint of chemical-laden artificiality. It is perfection.
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash ($30.00 for 6.8 oz. from RENSephoraSpace NKB-GlowingCult Beauty and Bloomingdale's): This is a soothing and delicately fragrances body wash that not only smells utterly delicious, but it also hydrates, soothes and thoroughly cleanses the skin. It is perfect in the shower or bath, and it is emollient enough to use for shaving your legs!

According to REN,

This soothing body wash is formulated with Moroccan rose otto oil, one of the world’s most luxurious and admired essential oils, and is perfect for use in the shower or bath. The exquisite scent of rose is known for its stress relieving and harmonizing properties—leaving skin nice and soft and you completely calmThis product is a winner of InStyle Best Beauty Buys Award, 12 years in a row.

Select Ingredients and their Attributes:
- Rose Otto Oil Moroccan Rose: Hydrates, reduces inflammation, relieves stress, and soothes.
- Prebiotic Oligosaccharide Natural Sugar: Protects and maintains the skin’s defence barrier by supporting the good bacteria.
- Neroli Flower Water Extract: Cleanses, refreshes, and purifies.
- Chamomile Flower Water Extract: Calms and soothes.
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol, Fragrance*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Aminoacids, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin. *100% Natural fragrance.
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion ($46.00 for 6.8 oz. from RENSephoraSpace NKCult Beauty and Bloomingdale's): This mid-weight lotion is very emollient, fast absorbing, and exceedingly nourishing and hydrating. It smells glorious, and leaves the skin remarkably soft, supple, hydrated and with a dewy glow! This is a truly covet-worthy body lotion, and I cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which I love it.

According to REN,

This rich body cream deeply hydrates and replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier. It will leave skin silky soft, supple, and lightly fragranced with roses.

Select Ingredients and their Attributes:
- Rose Otto Oil Moroccan Rose: Hydrates, reduces inflammation, relieves stress, and soothes.
- Caryophyllene Nepalese Palmarosa: Nourishes.
- Geranium Extract Geranium Oil: Hydrates and soothes.
- Essential Fatty Acids and Rosehip Seed Oil: Help to retain moisture levels by boosting lipid content.
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Oleyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter , Myristyl Myristate, Triheptanoin, Lauryl Laurate, Glycerin, Oryzanol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Carbomer, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol. *100% Natural fragrance.
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil ($48.00 for 4.08 oz. from RENSephoraCult Beauty and Net-A-Porter): This beautifully fragranced bath oil hydrates and nourishes the skin while enveloping and enrapturing the senses. It leaves the skin soft, supple, luminous and exceedingly hydrated. This is one of the very best bath oils that I have ever used, and it offers the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day.

According to REN,

This calming bath oil is formulated with Moroccan rose otto oil to nourish the skin and leave it lightly fragranced with roses. Perfect for indulging in a peaceful, relaxing bath, Rose Otto Bath Oil’s exquisite, sensual scent is known for its stress relieving and soothing properties. Skin is left soft, supple, and moisturized to perfection.

Directions: Add a small amount to a full bath. The oil will disperse in water and will not leave a greasy film on the bath tub.

Select Ingredients and their Attributes:
- Rose Otto Oil Moroccan Rose: Hydrates, reduces inflammation, relieves stress, and soothes.
- Caryophyllene Nepalese Palmarosa: Nourishes.
- Geranium Extract Geranium Oil: Hydrates and soothes.
Ingredients: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Laureth 3, Isopropyl Palmitate, Fragrance*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Citral, Isoeugenol, Farnesol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol. *100% Natural fragrance.
Overall Assessment: I have been through numerous bottles of these three gems, and there are many more bottles of each in my future. REN is cruelty-free.

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8 comments:

  1. I feel you. Today my husband and I detoxed from the news just to give ourselves a breather. Now I'm quite the opposite, I hardly wear makeup at work but now that I work from home, I suddenly felt the urge, haha!

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    1. I think that we are not alone in filing that way! It's not emotionally healthy to only focus on it alone! I hope that you are having fun playing with your makeup!

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  2. The entire line sounds divine! Your first paragraph inspired me to shut off the news, and try to chill and get things done. Today was a tough one

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    1. It really is divine and such a supreme pleasure to use! I am glad that I inspired you to turn off the news. I fully believe in staying informed and in doing everything we can to stop the spread of this horrific virus, but I also think that the non-stop newsfeed can create even more stress. Each day is tough and scary!

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  3. I had no idea REN makes bath oil! I would definitely give it a try, since I'm taking baths more often these days.

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    1. Not only do they make a bath oil, but this one is absolutely DIVINE! I'm taking baths more often these days as well, and lovely and calming bath products really helps a lot!

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  4. I love Ren but had no idea they made an oil!

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    1. I do too, and not only do they make an oil, but it's incredible! I think that you would really love it, Courtney!

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