Real Girl Lifestyle

Body care under the sun

Posted on: July 29, 2010

The sun’s harsh rays affect your body, not just your face.

When The Blogfather gave Real Girl Ren’s Wild Yam Omega 7 Firming Body Repair Cream to test, I confess I wasn’t sure what to do with it. The product targets “mature” skin, and although RG isn’t (often) childish, in skin care terms thankfully my body is still supple, soft, and smooth. Or, at least it was. Before I went and did something stupid.

Antioxidants, collagen boosters, cell repairing ingredients, all that good stuff we’ve discussed–Real Girl always thought only her face deserved the investment in these targeted, often expensive ingredients. And then summer came. One bright, sunny day, Real Girl put on her chemical facial sunscreen (SPF 45) under her mineral facial sunscreen (SPF 30), and then she trotted off for a couple hours to bask on the vast, open green lawn of Central Park’s Sheep’s Meadow. To be extra safe, her face was shaded by a ball cap. Those destructive UV rays would not be wrinkling my not-quite-yet mature Real face! My body, however…

That’s the whole deal–I’m “real.” Not perfect, not mistake free. I know I should wear sunscreen on my body, of course I do! But it was only going to be a couple hours, and my skin is naturally pretty color-resistant, rarely tanning or burning. This time, I got somewhat pink and somewhat brown. Not much, mind you, but enough to see the sun had done some damage. My Real skin was still soft, just…a bit drier now. I could see where maybe some elasticity had been lost. Despite the new sexy, tawny hue, my skin was thirsty for moisture and repair.

Enter Ren’s Wild Yam Omega 7 Firming Body Repair Cream. So that’s why Real Girl’s not yet mature skin needed this rich, repairative, nourishing body lotion. And boy did my skin drink it in. The West African wild yam extract will indeed be most beneficial to women who are post-menopausal, for whom Ren made this moisturizer. Phytosteroids, or plant hormones, have shown some similar properties to estrogen in keeping skin more youthful. Soybean extract is a lovely skin care ingredient for anyone, acting as a potent antioxidant to fight free radical damage. Genistein (in soy) stimulates collagen production and increases firmness, elasticity, and suppleness. The Omega 7, derived from Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, contains palmitoleic acid, “a highly effective antioxidant providing strong anti-aging support due to its ability control free radicals.” The Ren brand has a superb reputation for using fine, organic, only safe ingredients. With all these collagen-promoting, free radical-fighting, elasticity-restoring ingredients, I knew my sun-dappled skin was in excellent hands.

Texture-wise, this lotion bathes skin in moisture, leaving it smooth and more elastic to the touch. Real Girl would recommend this level of moisture and repair for 1) any post-menopausal woman, 2) sun-kissed or sun-damaged skin, 3) dry, chapped winter skin. Ren has tapped into the phyto trend, using regenerating plant ingredients to combat aging, and given consumers a luxurious, hydrating, and synthetic free solution for when your body’s skin needs some extra love and attention.


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