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Q + A with Renèe Barendregt

“I remember waking up one morning and couldn’t believe how smooth and glowy my skin looked.”

We just love down-to-earth mumma and influencer, Renèe Barendregt!

Funny, personal, and 1000 percent relatable, her Instagram is an honest peek at motherhood and family life with her 2 little boys, Harry and Sonny.

One busy mumma, Adelaide-based Renèe is also the creator of unisex children’s clothing label Honey and co-host of The Mum’s Edit podcast.

Renèe initially started her Insta account to document her pregnancy with Harry who was born with gastroschisis - a birth defect where the bowel and/or other organs grow on the outside of the body in the womb.

Today, Harry is a happy 4 year old who, along with little brother Sonny, delivers plenty of “chaos on the daily” for Renèe’s almost 50k strong tribe of followers.

We think you’ll enjoy our chat and skincare spotlight with this gorgeous mum! Renèe shares her biggest skin challenges (so many mums will relate!) which at one point got so bad she was self-conscious about leaving the house.

She also shares the one person she’d love to meet and what she wished she knew a decade ago!

What was your biggest skin challenge prior to using esmi?

Random, big red hormonal breakouts, dryness and redness.

What changed after starting with esmi?

  • Less breakouts.
  • Less redness around my nose and cheeks.
  • My makeup now goes on so nicely because my skin is properly looked after and hydrated.
  • I also feel so confident without makeup on now, when my skin would go through “bad” stages I never would have dreamt of leaving the house without it.

What made you want to try esmi for the first time?

I felt as if I was at a loss, I remember sending a video to my sister of my skin and saying I didn’t want to leave the house.

She told me she had been using esmi for a few weeks and that she had already seen such a positive change in her skin. I emailed esmi for a skin consult that day!

What specific results can you share?

My complexion has completely changed. I remember waking up one morning and couldn’t believe how smooth and glowy my skin looked. I sent a video to my sister that day too, haha.

What would you say to somebody on the fence about trying esmi?

If you are feeling overwhelmed by skincare like I was, esmi is your answer.

I can’t believe how amazing the team was with my initial skin consult. After trying so many other brands, I felt that the team at esmi genuinely cared for my skin concerns and wanted me to get the best outcome for my skin after trying esmi.

What esmi product can you not live without?

I would have to say the Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie! The difference that made to my complexion is actually unreal!

What did you wish you knew 10 years ago?

In my late teens and early 20s, I was so worried about “growing up” and having kids and that my “life would be over”. But, if I knew how amazing my life with my boys would be 10 years ago I would have known that even though challenging, it would be the best time of my life!

If you could meet anyone, man or woman, living or dead, who would you want to meet?

Perhaps my dad's dad. He passed away when my dad was young. Whenever I see pictures of him I wonder who he would’ve been. I’m presuming a lot like my dad who I adore!

Check out Renèe’s favourite esmi Skin Treats!

Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie

This anti redness serum cools and heals damaged, red skin with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating properties.

esmi Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

Broad-spectrum SPF 30 enriched with antioxidant protection, this silky smooth, daily sunscreen protects against UV damage and fights the first signs of ageing.

Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

The ultimate skin hydrator! This quick-absorbing hydrating serum fights dehydration to help plump skin, minimise lines, and boost radiance.

We have a caring and dedicated esmi Skin Service team available 7 days a week to reach out to. Book your complimentary skin consultation today!