Written By Kayla M @oohkayla
The bottle read “Perfect Canvas Skin Finishing Serum”, I thought it was going to be a world wind affair with this new product. I WAS WRONG. According to their site, REN is “a smarter skincare which delivers high performance visible results.” The serum is my first REN product and I was excited to try a primer that would “smooth, lift and reduce pore size, dryness and redness.”
Excitement doesn’t begin to express the feeling I had when I first saw this product. The packaging was simple but for some reason I felt it holding the secret to all the universe. The only secret this product held is how to look like an extra from The Walking Dead. I have dry skin and this product accentuated my every dry spot I had, it then made my makeup cakey and hard to blend and to top it off it made my eye shadow crease and somehow disappear into the unknown. The first time I applied the serum I thought my face felt soft and smooth and was eager to apply my face afterwards. Initially I thought it was the bitter NY winter that caused the creasing and cakey-ness but the more I used it the more I noticed my face was literally falling apart. I was devastated and decided to go to the review section of Sephora to see if I was crazy or not. On the Sephora website I realized the product had almost 5 stars however the con list was a long one for dry skin people. The reviews were amazing for anyone who had oily or even combination skin, which leads me to believe there is hope for this product. Based on the reviews I read I would recommend this serum to anyone with oily skin but advise someone with dry skin to only use this product during Halloween as part of your SFX makeup kit aka the only time zombie realness is applauded.