REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream Review: Hi eveyone, I hope you’re all doing wonderful. Today I am going to talk about another Clean Skin Care product from REN. Earlier I wrote about the REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream, which I enjoyed using although I wish it had some SPF in it. Anyways, let’s talk about what we have today. The REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream.
I was super keen on purchasing this because REN says this can “clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots from 7 days”. But, does it really act magically? Let’s find out below..
About REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots from 7 days, this brightening overnight treatment visibly reduces hyperpigmentation without affecting or lightening your overall skin tone.
Intensely hydrating, yet non-sticky, the 94% naturally derived formula absorbs easily into skin, delivering an energising boost of moisture and targeting the route of hyperpigmentation, so that you awake to a dewy and glowing complexion that lasts all day. With a discolouration diminishing Encapsulated Algae Complex and moisture-locking Glycogen from corn.
Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots from 7 days* 87% said skin looked more radiant after 7 days** *Expert assessment during a clinical trial **Consumer evaluation study
How to Use REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
PM: Gently massage a generous amount onto a freshly cleansed face and neck until absorbed.
How to add to your clean routine:
PM: Cleanse with Perfect Canvas Jelly Oil Cleanser and pat skin dry. Then sweep Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic over face and neck. Next, split one pump of Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream between two fingers and gently tap over the under eye, eyelid and brow bone. Finally, gently massage Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream into face and neck until absorbed.
Ingredients in REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycogen, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sucrose, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Limonene, Linalool* 100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel
Price of REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
$55.00 for 50 mL in USA
AU$ 63.00 for 50 mL in Australia
£49.00 for 50 mL in UK
€48.00 for 50 mL in Europe
CA$ 62.68 for 50 mL in Canada
In Detail REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream Review and My Experience
REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream comes in a simple glass tub with a plastic screw lid. Like all REN’s products, this packaging is simple yet functional. I think they even have a 10 mL version of this product which is available only in selected locations.
The product itself looks like a cream with a very slight yellowish tinge to it. I am not a fan of the smell however, the first time I smelled it, I felt like it was tolerable if it really did what it claimed. So unless you have a very sensitive nose, the smell shouldn’t be a problem. This has a creamy consistency with a very smooth texture. Absolutely no particles or anything in it.
I really wanted to see if it works. So I asked my husband to take a really good look at my skin at the start of my journey. I would double cleanse my face, and then apply this religiously every single night.
At the end of 7th night, 8th day morning, I made my husband sit down and then again take a close look at my skin in the same light. He said and I quote “Its almost the same, may be slightly more brightened, but I do not see any major difference.” When I looked at my skin in the mirror, even I did not notice any drastic changes.
So I continued using this for another month. However, now after a month, I can confidently say it does work. The main reason why I have dark spots is because I pick on my breakouts. I know, I am not supposed to do it, but it just happens. After a month of using this night sleeping cream, I noticed my dark spots were around 10-15% less noticeable. It did not get rid of them 100%, but it did help fade them to an extent.
Another thing I like about this cream is the fact that it is moisturising. I mean I have normal to dry skin and I didn’t really need an extra moisturiser after applying this cream. However, do keep in mind, if you have oily to combination skin, you might sometimes feel that this is on the heavier side, specially in humid conditions.
Overall, I feel like this does work, but not in a magical way as claimed. It does not “reduce” the appearance of dark spots in mere 7 days in my case. It took good 30-35 days to give me visible results.
To be honest, I was actually surprised to look at the ingredients list. It has no active ingredients at all. I mean we’re used to seeing actives like retinols, various skin friendly acids, vitamin c etc in skin brightening products. However the ingredient list in REN overnight sleeping cream only has some moisturising ingredients along with glycerin (hygroscopic agent) and some alcohols including fragrance.
I would not recommend this product to you if you’re looking for faster results. However, if you’re someone who’s really enthusiastic about vegan, clean skin care, you might give this a shot. It does work, but it takes time as per my experience.
PROs of REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
- Packaging is functional, minimalistic.
- Easy to apply, doesn’t feel sticky after application which is a huge deal to me specially in a night cream because I hate such feeling when I am trying to sleep.
- Doesn’t feel drying on the skin.
- Shows results with patience.
- Vegan, Cruelty free brand.
CONs of REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream
- Ingredients list is not impressive.
- Expensive looking at how much time it takes to deliver small results.
- Not easily available everywhere.
- If you’re really into clean skin care, you can give this product a try. Otherwise, you can actually achieve similar or even better results using more pocket friendly products from well known brands.
- Try getting the smaller 10 mL tube of this product first so that you can try it out before purchasing the full size.