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Working through my sample stash, slowly but surely, today I want to review the Ren Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel, which I have in the super tiny sample size version. It’s a particularly tiny sample size compared to most of the ones that I have, so I’m a bit upset by how little there is to experiment with, but as I am near the end of the sample, I wanted to discuss my experiences with you.
I received this in a trio set of samples with a magazine purchase, which I hauled and discussed here. I normally don’t get super excited about eye based skincare, as most make claims about anti-aging and reducing or preventing wrinkles, which isn’t something I can realistically measure. So I want to talk today about how this product moisturises my eye area rather than making guesses about what it might do on a longer term basis. I think that would be unfair to you, even more so as I am not dermatologist or an expert in any way.
So to reference Ren’s website, this product aims to:
“A cooling, refreshing and hydrating gel that treats, revives and brightens the delicate eye area while minimising the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. The eye contour looks brighter, smoother, and firmer.”
So to kick things off, I want to highlight the fact that this is a gel based product, and not your typical eye cream. If you’ve read my blog long enough, you can probably predict that I really like this. I actually ached a little swatching this on the back of my hand as I don’t want to waste this at all, particularly for how tiny the sample is. I find that the gel texture really helped smooth this over the under eye area and with enough to go over the eyelids too without being heavy or uncomfortable. I will suggest a little goes a long way and to build it up as the gel can quickly deceive how much it can really do, especially in such a confined space, like the eye area.
I definitely found this product hydrating, but not over-doing it on my oily eyelids which is really nice. I find this is only really “cooling” if it happens to be cool in my room and it just-so-happens to chill out my tube. I can’t say I noticed a dramatic difference to puffiness or dark circles, but the gel texture does work for incorporating a mini eye area massage if you feel inclined to take advantage of the opportunity.
My only gripe about the product is the price. I personally can’t afford to go out of my way and spend a lot of money on individual skincare or makeup products (hence the lack of luxury/high end products on this blog). On Ren’s website, this is retailed at £20 for 15ml, which is actually not too bad for how long you can make this product last, but as an upfront cost, still a ‘ouch’ moment for the bank account. However, you can order this from Amazon* for around £16.20 instead, and if you didn’t see my disclaimer above, this is an affiliate link and will provide me a teensy bit of support should you order through this link.
Overall, I’m really happy by this product and is one I want to one day purchase in the full size. However, I do have a stash of eye creams to work through so that will have to wait.
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