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Scandic Ren/Pure Pre-Serum Review

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Dry Skin
 Scandic Ren/Pure Pre-Serum
August 6, 2018 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 0 Comments
TRU Rating
Provides good base for other products

Pros

Hydrates and less serum or moisturizer is needed afterwards

Cons

None

By Cherri

I used Scandic Ren/Pure Pre-Serum ($45 for 4.4 fl oz) for four weeks on my face to determine its benefits. I also used it on my hands, which is the driest part of my body to gage the promised moisturizing claims. I am in my early 50s and have normal skin.

On the bottle of Ren/Pure Pre-Serum, and in the product literature and company’s website, starflower is highlighted as an ingredient.  Starflower is another name for borage oil that restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin and can help with disorders such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.

Another ingredient is deuterium oxide/heavy water. I had never heard of heavy water and so I researched it. According to Britannica.com, “Heavy water (D2O), also called deuterium oxide, water composed of deuterium, the hydrogenisotope with a mass double that of ordinary hydrogen, and oxygen. Thus, heavy water has a molecular weight of about 20, whereas ordinary water has a molecular weight of about 18.”

Here are the claims concerning heavy water on scandicskincare.com, “Regular water, “Dihydrogen Monoxide,” takes a back seat to ‘Ren.’ Ren has a heavy water molecular footprint, deuterium oxide, which delivers a deep replenishment of water. It then seals the skin’s barrier, thereby holding in precious moisture.”

In reading this and other claims, I was expecting my skin to be well hydrated and to have that hydration well protected throughout the day.  I was also anticipating a more youthful appearance because of the promised “plumping” and exfoliation of my skin. I found that Scandic’s Ren/Pure Pre-Serum delivered on most of its claims.

Although the bottle has a spray function, I found that spraying the solution onto my fingers then applying it to my face allowed me to use it more effectively. It has a slightly slick feel when rubbing it in, and dries within a few minutes. Upon drying, my face felt slightly smoother than with water only.  I could tell an immediate difference in the application of my serum.  The serum moved more smoothly over my face than without the pre-serum.  It also seemed that I was able to use less serum because there was no “tugging” of my skin.  Even after letting the serum dry, my follow up moisturizer went on easier as well. My makeup application was even different.  My foundation spread easier over my face. And after hours of wearing makeup, my face had a nice dewy appearance. While I do like how my skin looks and feels after using the pre-serum, I didn’t notice any skin exfoliation.

When I sprayed the pre-serum on my hands, there didn’t seem to be anything on my hands after it dried, but when I applied lotion over the pre-serum, it was obvious it had provided a pallet for the lotion. My hands really told the difference in “holding in precious moisture.”  I didn’t have to keep reapplying lotion to my hands.

Overall, I do like the benefits of moisture retention, easier and less product application Ren/Pure Pre-Serum provides, but given that there are facial serums and creams that can also do what the pre-serum does, I’m not sure a spray is worth $45.

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