REN Omega 3 Serum Oil: An Affordable Skin Booster

skin care anti-ageing product review

I’m becoming more and more adventurous with my face oils, trying all sorts of different textures and blends. There are so many out there to choose from – dry oils, oils with aromatherapy blends, balancing oils for blemish-prone skin, regenerating oils for damaged skin – and I haven’t really found any, yet, that my skin didn’t agree with. Some of the richer and heavier oils have been a bit “touch and go” on the old T-Zone area, but mostly I have found that spending a few minutes massaging oil into my face, just before bed, leaves me with really plump and glowing skin in the morning.

REN’s Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum Oil is a great choice if you’re looking for an oil that’s gives you all of the nourishment and hydration you need but that’s slightly lighter in texture. The Omega 3 Serum Oil is incredibly rich in essential fatty acids, helping to increase cell renewal and restore moisture levels so that the skin looks and feels younger and more hydrated. Rosehip Oil helps with this whole regenerative process (great for tackling dark spots and scars) and Vitamin E, from Rice Germ Oil, is a brilliant antioxidant and works to protect against damage from the environment.

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This is a beautifully put-together oil and, as I said, a great choice if you want to start with something really nourishing, but slightly lighter in texture. It smells insanely nice, it comes in a convenient pump-action bottle and the price is excellent. £23. Even better with 20% off, as Cult Beauty have at the moment* – it takes the price down to almost high-street levels, yet the product is distinctly posh. Apply before your moisturiser, or, if it’s daytime and you wear a tinted moisturiser or BB/CC/DD/EE Cream, you might be fine with just a layer of the Omega 3 Serum Oil and then your makeup. Ditto if you have no problem with dryness; you may find that you can skip the moisturiser altogether. Just see how you go!

This is a brilliant “winter skin” buy; extra support and hydration for when the central heating cycle kicks in and dries the hell out of your face. If you find yourself getting all flaky and chapped, or if your skin starts to feel dull and weather-beaten, this is an excellent booster-upper.

Find the Omega 3 Serum/Oil at Cult Beauty here – use the code OCTBEAUTY20 at the checkout.

*(The following brand exclusions apply to the promotion; Alpha-H, Institut Esthederm, Escentric Molecules, Boudicca, Stila Cosmetics, Aesop, Sunday Riley. Code will work until Monday 13th.)

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April Favourites

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There are perhaps a couple of familiar things in this month’s favourites video; the l’Oreal Revitalift SPF25 is a new discovery and the review very recent, so probably still fresh in your minds, and the Hylamide Glow, a liquid face serum that imparts the most gradual of gradual tans, was a firm favourite at the end of summer last year. I posted about it here, but it has made a spectacular return to my everyday beauty arsenal.

Toleriane Fluid from La Roche-Posay is another skincare staple that has returned to the fold – so light and fluid but intensely hydrating, it’s perfect for troublesome oily-and-dehydrated skin.  (You can find it online here.) Sticking to the lightweight theme, Murad’s almost entirely weightless Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is a broad spectrum sun protection that leaves  a sort of perfecting veil over the skin. It does have some of the dry, velvety-touch finish of a silicone-heavy primer, but not enough to set your teeth on edge.

Watch the video for the rest of this month’s favourites, including a mirror that can see into your soul (kind of) and the best nursing bra for breastfeeding women. I realise how niche that is, but I have bought four of these now and they are brilliant. Off you go, viewing goggles on…

Boden Sweater:
Heidi Klum Nursing Bra, bought from:
SimpleHuman Mirror, bought from:
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid:
YSL Rouge Volupté Oil-in-Stick Shade 44:
Hylamide Glow:
Murad Invisiblur SPF30:
L’Oreal Revitalift Laser x3 SPF25:
Dale Pinnock Medicinal Chef, bought from:

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