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REN Clean Skincare makes clean, sustainably sourced, cruelty free products. Their Clearcalm line of products is formulated to clear up blemishes and acne without drying out the skin. This Non-drying Acne Treatment Gel uses 0.5% Salicylic Acid to spot treat pimples and breakouts. Each tube is 0.5 ounces and costs $20. NAT received this product at no cost for review purposes.
Clearcalm Non-Drying Acne Treatment Gel Review
Personally, a product like this isn’t something I’d have a need for so I don’t have personal feelings about the performance of this product. I did however let me daughter use some on some blemishes on her nose and she and (I) were really impressed with the results. It cleared it up in a matter of days!
The instructions are to clean your skin well and then cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times a day. Start out with just one application as Salicylic Acid (the featured ingredient) can be drying. Another disclaimer about Salicylic Acid is that you should be wearing SPF always with this as it increases your exposure to the sun.
Top 10 Ingredients
Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Maritime Pine Bark Extract
Caprylyl / Capryl Glucoside
Willow Bark Extract
Okay so let’s wrap this up
Who’s this for? This is obviously formulated for people who are having issues with acne BUT also how’ve found that your standard run of the mill acne products irritate and dry out their skin. The Clearcalm line is specifically formulated to be gentler on the skin. I think the price point for a product like this (especially considering the Salicylic Acid) is fair and specifically as it’s a clean beauty product.
REN Clearcalm Acne Treatment Gel $20
Great Clean Beauty Acne Spot Treatment Alternative
This is an excellent alternative to traditional acne spot treatments as it’s formulated to be gentler on skin.