Can this be used during the day?
I recently decided to go on the REN ClearCalm line since I've read all the positive reviews on it. I only have the occasional breakout and wanted to reduce it as much as possible, so this is more of a preventative measure for me. This serum was my first choice of purchase since I mainly treat my pimple(s) at night and have been using it every night for almost a week under the Josie Maran Argan Oil (my usual moisturizer for night & day). I have gotten about 5 pimples since using this serum, but I believe my skin may be trying to adjust to the new ingredients so I am willing to give it more time. I did notice that my new pimples are not lasting as long as they use to though.
I have light, combo skin (more on the oily side on my t-zone) with noticeable pores. The JM Argan Oil does not make me greasy or break me out - it actually does a great job at balancing me out. My daytime routine is cleanse, moisturize, and prime before I apply my BE mineral foundation. My nighttime routine is cleanse, apply the REN serum, Philosophy's Help Me retinol (will soon change to PTR Night Fusion when I run out of the Help Me), moisturize.
I am aware there is the day fluid I can use for daytime treatment, but am wondering what the difference is between that and the night serum? They seem to have the same purpose. I'd rather not have to spend the extra $40 on an additional item if I can use the night serum for the day.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
Even though it is supposed to be used at night, I have used it several times during the day, without a problem. My skin is not oily, but it is very acne prone. During the summer I don't need much moisturizing, but in the winter It gets quite dry and that's when I use this serum during the day. It works great for me, and I love to wear it under make up, instead of a primer. I wouldn't use it during the day for the summertime, it might be a little too much. Also, I would be careful using it during the day if you are gonna be outdoors for a long time. It is formulated to be used at night, so don't know how it would react under the sun exposure for an extended amount of time. I have not tried the day fluid, so I can't compare to that.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
I have had that dilema also as I tried the sampler first and ran out of the day fluid first. I tried to use the night serum during the day and could feel the difference in my skin. Trust me the day is for day and the night is for night. They are not the same and they work together in conjunction with each other.
The skin absorbs the day fluid to fight bacteria we encounter during the day and the night works to fight and clear the skin while we are resting.
Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
If you only have an occasional breakout you probably don't need to use this system at all.. But you could purchase this stuff and use it as spot treatment at night. I wouldn't use it during the day because of the moisturizing quality... might make your skin too oily in the daytime.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
i'm not sure of the difference between the day and night serum, but i like using the night serum in the morning under my makeup.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
(fort lauderdale, fl)
Not sure about day use for the REN Night Serum...I would contact the company directly regarding that. I think if you tried it during the day you'd need to make sure you use a good SPF as it contains essential oils and other ingredients that could cause pigmentation on your skin. Also, I have had luck in trying one new product at a time. This way I'm able to see if one specific product is helping/hurting my complexion. Best luck!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago