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REN ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream

What it is:A gel-cream specifically designed to re-hydrate skin under acne treatment. What it is formulated to do:This soothing gel-serum is formulated for use during the natural process of renewal that occurs while you sleep. Blemish-prone skin becomes clear and calm. It reduces redness and the appearance of pigmented scars, leaving skin feeling refreshed, hydrated, and comfortable. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Without harshness, the ClearCalm 3 system combats the three key causes of breakouts and blemishes: excess sebum, buildup of dead skin cells, and blemish-causing bacteria. For best results, follow with your favorite moisturizer. REN is skincare as it should be: each product uses the latest high-tech bioactives, is free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients, and is pleasurable to use.
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Questions & Answers for REN ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream

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moisturizer?
Is this product a night cream or will I need to apply a moisturizer on top of it? I already use Ole Henrikson Invigorating Night Gel under my night cream, would this replace the gel it or would I use this over it?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
alexandriad
(Sacramento, CA)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
Use one or the other. This is a moisturizing night serum built to combat blemishes at any stage while calming and healing your skin. Don't use something else with it unless it is a REN product because you are bound to mess up the reason certain products were created for.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 2
I use this instead of applying moisturizer. My skin is on the oily side and a traditional moisturizer (even oil-free) leaves me feeling greasy. This is super light-weight and does a great job moisturizing my skin. If you really needed to use an additional lotion, I suppose it would be fine though.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
cg722
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
It is not a night cream or moisturizer, it's a serum. So you use it under your moisturizer at night. I would probably not use both the serum and the gel in conjunction with your night cream because it would probably be a little thick and potentially clog your pores. I would alternate using the serum and gel every other night. But always use your moisturizer, it's essential! :)
answered 4 years ago
hannah123
(Petersburg, IL)
answer 4
probably would replace that and not need a moisturizer-- it's all i use now.
answered 4 years ago
beautiiiinsider
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I feel you have a great skin regimen going on, but I also feel you might be putting too many layers of products on your face. Your skin is a living part of your body and I think it needs to breath. I would replace the gel with this product. Do you have many blemishes? I think this will help you with that specifically. Also the Night Serum is very thick and luxe feeling, but not oily. Good luck.
answered 4 years ago
johnnykoi
(San Diego, CA)
answer 6
I've been using this and an eye cream and have been feeling fine about it. Maybe if you feel like you need more moisture you could use a night cream over this, but really I think it's a great product and could probably stand alone.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sharza
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 7
If you have combo-oily skin, you may not even need a moisturizer when using this! This product does it all for me as a night treatment... The only thing I'll occasionally add on top is Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy as a spot treatment.

Of course, if your skin tends to be more dry, I don't think it would hurt to try this underneath the moisturizer you already use. It's a very gentle formula and shouldn't cause any irritation, unless the combo is too thick for your skin to "breathe".
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
buzzellmd
(Charleston, SC)
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moisturizer?????
i also want to know if this is a moisturizer and if its oil free
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
maria9
(los angeles ca)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
It does have mosturizing benefits and does not leave an oily residue.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 2
Clear Calm Night Serum has essential oils in it so it is not oil free. It is moisturizing, which is nice, and my skin (sensitive) really seems to drink it in.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
brigittemartine
(Henderson, NV)
answer 3
It is not a moisturizer, it's a serum that you put on before you moisturize.
answered 4 years ago
hannah123
(Petersburg, IL)
answer 4
It is a moisturizer and it is oil free also if your skin is oily it really does control your excess oil.
answered 4 years ago
johnnykoi
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Yes it is! the sephora employee told me I could use this as a moisturizer :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
purplexroyalty
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
This moisturizer does a great job moisturizing my combination skin (oily t-zone, dry cheeks), but I'm not 100 percent sure that it will be enough hydration for very dry skin - especially during the winter. Also, it is NOT oil-free.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautytalk3
(Orange County, CA)
answer 7
This is not a regular moisturizer. This product is designed to go underneath acne treatments to minimize negative effects like redness, inflammation, etc. It works very well for that, and it IS somewhat moisturizing. But if you're looking for a regular moisturizer, this is not it. REN does have some great moisturizers though!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
leilani33
(Burlington, NJ)
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Moisturizer OK to wear over?
Will this result in clogged pores and/or acne if worn underneath a moisturizer (i.e. First Aid Beauty face moisturizer) before bed?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
ivory202
(Houston, TX)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is. I think you will like the benefits that the combination deliver. Good luck.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 2
No, this is enough moisturizer for your skin at night. Don't use something else because you could cancel out some key ingredients and render both substances useless. If you have dry skin, use this at night and a moisturizer with spf during the day. I highly reccomend checking out moisturizing products by REN because of the special ingredients they use.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 3
I have really oily skin but I wear a moisturizer over it and does not have anyyy problems.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
idenlee
(CA)
answer 4
I put on the REN serum (only one pump) and then I massage it into my skin until it is completely absored. I follow up with my moisturizer. I have had no problems with doing this and I actually think it's made my skin better.
You should have nothing to worry about as long as your moisturizer is noncomedongenic (sp?)! :)
answered 4 years ago
hannah123
(Petersburg, IL)
answer 5
For me, no. I use a pea sized amount, then my moisturizer over top.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(DC)
answer 6
It will not cause acne if worn underneath a moisturizer (at least, it hasn't for me). I apply this, then a layer of my acne treatment, then sometimes a light layer of my regular moisturizer. This product is used to minimize the negative effects of acne treatments (redness, peeling, etc). You don't NEED a moisturizer on top of this, but it's ok if you use one.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
leilani33
(Burlington, NJ)
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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, 11 months ago
phana
(San Diego, CA)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
5 answers
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answer 1
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, 9 months ago
mdpmdp
answer 2
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, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 3
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 3 years, 3 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 4
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, 9 months ago
janisiwa
(fort lauderdale, fl)
answer 5
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, 11 months ago
brigittemartine
(Henderson, NV)
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Should I use this instead of Ren day fluid??
I am currently using the clay cleanser and day fluid, am & pm.. I have combo/acne/sensitive skin :( and I am trying to figure out the best skin regimen.. the day fluid is really light and doesnt seem like enough hydration, so I wanted to know if I should switch to the night serum? Also would it be alright to wash and moisturize (with night serum) just once a day (at night)? Usually when I use products twice a day I feel like its too much for my sensitive skin.. PLEASE anyone help with suggestions!! thanks :)
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
cc3986
(MA)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
5 answers
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answer 1
No please use the day fluid in the day and the night serum for night time. I want everyone that can benefit from this product to experience the joy of clear, healthy skin.
The glycolic peel and AHA resurfacer are great too.
Good luck.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 2
Honey, the day fluid is for... oh my gosh during the DAY! and the night serum is for... get ready for it... AT NIGHT! Use the day fluid during the day to mattify the skin, than use the night serum to moisturize the skin at night... VOILA! It helps to read.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 3
I have the same problem. I only use the night serum once a day and that helps prevent my skin from becoming overly oily. I didn't like the day serum as much.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
celticangel16
(Modesto, CA)
answer 4
I personally doesn't feel the REN night serum hydrating enough. So I would not recommend using it during daytime for hydration.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lunne
(Orange County, CA)
answer 5
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does it make acne scars go away?
i have some bad acne scars and some breakouts will they go away using this product?
asked 3 years ago
jackielorenq
(tustin, ca)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
4 answers
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answer 1
In my personal opinion, acne scars are tough to get rid of completely without using Fraxel (laser) , and other invasive treatments. I have seen some improvement with my scars, but from what I have read, it takes about 6 weeks to see the product's full response to your skin, so I would try it and see.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sc0110
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I saw an improvement in my hyper pigmentation after one use (not completely gone but it was better). It shocked me because I didn't expect any results that quickly. If by "acne scars" you mean redness or hyper pigmentation then yes this will help.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
spaceykacey
(Flower Mound, Texas)
answer 3
I've been using this product for a few weeks now and my scars are going away and so are current flare ups. I had these annoying scars that would not go away and then I started using this and finally they are! My acne is also under control. I'll get occasional flare ups around my period. I recommend using Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier too, it leaves your face looking flawless without a lick of foundation.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
marina14
(Mckinleyville, CA)
answer 4
I think it is good in combination with something else. I personally use Philosophy's Miracle worker with the night time serum. I have a family history of facial hair that leaves spots and the combination works for meas the old scars are definitly fading and it minimizes the new pimples from appearing. I also use the Philosophy's Help Me which fades marks also. Good luck.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
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Am I able to use this product before putting on a night cream or is it better to just use it alone?
I use Arbonne FC5 night cream but it doesnt seem to help with my acne prone skin that much so I wanted to combine it with an acne serum to help. Is this a good idea or is this serum supposed to be used alone?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
lizzyead
(Denver, Co)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
4 answers
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answer 1
honestly with mine it helped . my skin is much lighter and balanced now using this product. the scarring from acne is becoming less noticeable on my face too!
answered 10 months ago
hezaa67
(naples, Fl)
answer 2
I use this after my cleanser and before my moisturizer, seems to work great this way.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
LynnDa13
answer 3
I like using it alone. The REN rep said i could use it like a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
bostonbelle2
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
You can layer this under other products if you want to, but this actually doesn't help clear up acne. It helps add moisture, refine texture, and lighten hyper pigmentation from previous acne.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
spaceykacey
(Flower Mound, Texas)
Question
Does this really help with acne scars?
I have a few old & new acne scars on my nose & some little ones on my cheek. Will this product help lighten them? My skin is quite light.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
MiIky
(Honolulu, HI)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
4 answers
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answer 1
I would say that it doesn't lighten acne scars as much as it just soothes your skin. I've been using it for a few weeks now and my skin's definitely softer and more even-toned, but I haven't really noticed any difference in acne scars.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
Cait428
answer 2
I have super fair skin and used up the whole bottle- unfortunately it didn't help me at all
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
arielskylar
answer 3
I tried it for 6 weeks and didn't notice a change in my acne scars. You may want to try one of their alpha hydroxy products.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
answer 4
Yup, it has licorice to brighten and lactic acid to remove dead discolored skin cells.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bostonbelle2
(Boston, MA)
Question
what are hyperpigmented acne scars
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
lisawoo
(neillsville, wi)
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
The marks left behind after a bad breakout. I suffer from it also so I have learned to use an exfoliating wash that deep cleans my skin with no residue and then a good anti blemish routine. Not all products will work for everyone so you must find what works for your skin type. The use of a good fading product will clear the marks over time not overnight.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
radientinpa
(Philadelphia, Pa)
answer 2
A hyperpigmented acne scar is a red or brown spot- darker than your skin color, that remains after a pimple has healed. They can take months to go away depending on the severity of the acne.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
steelslinger
(Stafford, CT)
answer 3
typically, on Caucasians, it's when your acne is gone, but you have redness with a depression on your skin. The redness typically goes away in 12 weeks, and the depression ends up looking like a large pore in a year.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
christi93
(morrisville new york)
Question
Do I need to apply moisturizer after this?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
jiseledarlin
on ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
I have never used a moisturizer after using this. Two pumps at night after washing my face is all I've ever used. I haven't ever noticed my face being dry or anything.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
casylynn
answer 2
I didn't apply any moisturizer, it does the trick all by itself. I use moisturizer in the morning after I wash my face, but not at night.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sc0110
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
After you let it sink in you can apply a moisturizer over it if you feel that you need it. It is fairly moisturizing and is usually fine on its own; I only use a moisturizer when I have dry patches after a break out dries up.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
spaceykacey
(Flower Mound, Texas)
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