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Continuing with our skincare through your ages, we are now looking at 30's.


In your 30’s you may start noticing mild changes and possibly a loss of volume in your face.


You may not see any changes around the eye area but, like your 20’s now is the time to invest for the years ahead. It is also worth noting that from 30 onwards we produce 1% less collagen each year from the year before; collagen gives our skin strength and flexibility.

Cleansing, where possible now is the time to invest in two cleansers, one for the morning, a light textured cleanser plus an evening cleanser to remove any makeup, SPF and the days pollution from your skin.


Toner, a good toner has the ability to help tighten pores, eliminate toxins and rebalance your skin.

Antioxidant Serum, these are serums packed full of antioxidant benefits in hyper-concentrated form which help to support and protect your skin such as vitamin C, ferulic acid, resveratrol, phloretin or niacinamide.


Treatment Serum, this serum is needed now to start addressing any skin concerns you may have, whether that is acne, pigmentation, dull or dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also important to note if you are using a retinol for the first time, start low, around 0.3% and build up gradually depending on how your skin responds. Also, it is usually best to use your retinol at night as it can make your skin sensitive to UV light. We recommend trying REN anti-ageing skincare range as it uses naturally-derived and sustainable bioactives to mimic the positive effects of synthetic retinol without the irritation.

Eye cream, the skin around the eye is the most sensitive part of your face and will start to show signs of ageing first. The key here is, if you do decide to invest in an eye cream take time to gently massage it in, this will help the muscles around the eye and encourage collagen production.


Moisturiser, like the cleanser now is a good time to use a day and a night moisturiser. For the day moisturiser choose a texture that suits your skin whether this is a light-weight gel or a slightly thicker cream. The purpose of your night cream is to support your skin through its regeneration process so look out for ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and Resveratrol.

Sunscreen, as before this is a step not to skip, aim for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ and wear it every day.


Ideally you want to layer your skincare products in a system of lightest first, so serum first and then build up, this way the thinnest liquid formula will penetrate first.


Skincare Treatments, now you may possibly be ready for a little more intervention on the treatments front. Cosmetic acupuncture or light therapy can be great treatments to bring in now as they have the ability to kick start that slowing collagen production whilst still be non-invasive plus requiring no downtime. These treatments help skin to look healthier, firmer and brighter, we recommend a course of 5-10 treatments followed by regular top ups.



It is worth noting here, keep it simple. Too many steps or too many products in your skincare routine make it really hard to keep up with and you will find it hard to stay consistent, enjoy your skincare routine!

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We wanted to take some time to look at how our skincare needs change as we age, so we have put together four blogs addressing our aging skin concerns and needs.


We are kicking off this series with skincare for your Twenties.


Your 20’s are all about protection, whilst your skin feels like you can use and abuse it you really need to protect and hydrate it at this point.


A key fact for your 20’s, is, that what you do for your skin in your 20’s shows up in your 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.



Cleansing is key, if you only buy one product make it a good cleanser. Choose a cleanser that is gentle and effective whilst also helping to restore your natural skin barrier.




Antioxidant Serum, these are serums packed full of antioxidant benefits in hyper-concentrated form which help to support and protect your skin in your 20’s. These are not essential but if your budget will stretch then it is never too early to introduce one of the following, vitamin C, ferulic acid, resveratrol, phloretin or niacinamide. It is also worth noting that generally you need to stick with a serum for around 4-6 weeks to see the true benefit.




Moisturiser, along with cleansing a good moisturiser is a must, aim for a lightweight, hydrating formula. It’s useful to bear in mind even acne prone skin needs moisture, you could be forgiven in thinking the opposite, but a lack of moisture can actually cause your skin to over-produce sebum to compensate leading to acne.




Sunscreen, everybody needs sunscreen, you may not worry too much about sun damage at this age, but sun damage will show up in later life via fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Aim for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ and use daily.



Ideally you want to layer your skincare products in a system of lightest first, so serum first and then build up, this way the thinnest liquid formula will penetrate first.


If you are looking for Skincare Treatments in your 20’s choose treatments that support and enhance your skin and make your skin feel great such as facials.


It is worth noting here, keep it simple. Too many steps or too many products in your skincare routine make it really hard to keep up with and you will find it hard to stay consistent, enjoy your skincare routine!




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Working through a Pandemic is hard on all of us both mentally and physically with the long term use of PPE. Combine that with an increased and prolonged cold/snowy winter and it makes for a disaster for those of us with dry; sensitive skin.



As a physiotherapist I spend a lot of time helping others achieve their very best and promote the importance of good health and the effects that a good exercise regime, hydration and skin care can have on recovery and personal well-being.

Finding that I was suffering from prolonged use of masks I took to using the REN evercalm over night recovery balm and I cant tell you how amazing the effects have been.



I love how well the products spreads evenly on the skin without leaving an oily/sticky residue. After just one night’s use I felt my skin looked brighter and ‘happier’ and after a week it felt like I didn’t need to use this product every day. Now I always use it a minimum of 3 times per week as a go to recovery from long days spent either behind a face mask or in front of a computer screen.



I love this product so much I have switched my entire skincare regime over to the sensitive Ren skincare range.




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