Tuesday, 28 August 2012

REN Skincare review

I have been meaning to review these REN products since I bought them nearly 4 weeks ago,  and I wanted to give enough time to trial them all, but now it’s time to tell you what I thought. I got these 2 sets on offer shown in my previous post here. They are both travel size sets but great to try different things out and I still have a lot of product left! So let me take you through what I got.

Kit for Combination Skin (designed for combination to oily skin)

Mayblossom T-zone Control Cleansing Gel
This is the first cleansing gel I have used and one suited for oily t-zone (which I have) skin, so I was intrigued to try this. To apply you just gently rub it between your hands and it will lather slightly but not loads, and massage into face before rinsing away. I liked the texture of this and it applies well, you only need a couple of blobs to cover the face. It also smells nice and left my skin feeling really soft and refreshed afterwards.
For a 150ml bottle of this it costs £17.00 which isn’t a bad price. I really liked this product so I will definitely consider buying this.

Invisible Pores Detox Mask
This clay mask says it is “designed to reduce the appearance of pore size and leave the skin purified, soothed and toned.” The consistency of this mask is rather like a thick cream and is easy to blend over the face before drying. It does take a while to dry and to harden but you don't need to cake it on, which makes it easier to wash off. I have used this product a couple of times but did not seem to see much difference with my pores but my skin did feel nice and sooth afterwards.
This retails at £18.00 for 50ml. I am not sure I would buy this again as I don’t really think it benefitted me much and there are many cheaper alternatives on the market that would do the same thing.

T-zone Balancing Day Fluid
This day fluid claims it will “balance combination skin” and “leave complexion looking even toned.” Although they say it is a fluid it is definitely a light cream, but I really like this as it is nice and lightweight and great to wear under make-up. After using this I have notice my skin looks healthier and more evenly toned.
This is another product I would look at buying again as it has improved my skin tone and texture. The only thing is that for a 50ml bottle it cost £26.00, which I only just realised! So on second thought maybe this is nice gift... I might ask for this for Christmas haha!  

Six of the Best

I will keep these reviews short and sweet – they have been great little testers!

Jojoba Micro Bead Invigorating Facial Polish
Lovely creamy texture with tiny beads that is not at all abrasive to the skin. This has a lovely minty fresh smell and is nice to use of an evening and it leaves skin nice and smooth.

Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel
I never bother using eye gels as I do not get any puffiness or dark circles so this was new to me. I didn’t find it did much and wouldn’t bother using this it was a nice textured gel though.

F10 Smooth and Renew Mask
I have only used this once so far and it made my skin feel smooth, as it claims but wasn’t blown away by it.

Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream
I really enjoyed using this as a night cream and it had a lovely creamy consistency. The smell is a bit strange and I can’t put my finger on what it smells of, but I kept thinking of a metal smell - I know weird! This was one of my favourite out of this set and if it smelt better I would buy it!

Omega 3 Night Repair Serum
Now this is by far the worst treatment I have ever used, purely because the smell was disgusting and it is just like putting vegetable oil all over your face! It recommends using this before the night cream but after doing it once there was no way I was using it again. Obviously I couldn’t say how well it works because if I don’t like the smell of something it’s a no-go.

Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
Not quite sure about the name! This mask was very sticky and you can feel a warming/tingling on the skin which makes you think it is doing something. However it did not peel off, even though a put a generous amount on. I need to use this a couple more times to justify whether it has done anything to my skin or not.

So there you go, Sorry it was so long! Hope it helped any of you that are thinking of buying any of the REN range. I would really recommend anyone not wanting to fork out the money on a full size to try the travel sets as they are great!

Have you used any of these products or any other REN products and what do you think of them?  I heard the Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash is nice... anyone tried it? 


  1. Hi there! thanks for the review! I do want to make a note: about the Glycolactic Peel, it is not a peel in the sense of a layer you physically peel off from your face. It is meant as a surface exfoliant. It loosens up the top layer of dead skin, but after the 15-20 minutes it has sit on your skin, you need to wipe it off with a warm towel to remove. It helps to get the bits of dead skin off your face. I have found with continued use, about twice a week, this stuff has been a holy grail product for me. I love it!

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