Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Review: REN Skincare Favourites.

As you may have gathered from this post and this post, I (...am addicted to skincare) like to buy "treatment" products like my exfoliator and mask from the same brand and use them together. I don't usually buy from the same ranges within the brand, mainly because I like to brighten and help my combination/slightly oily/large pores skin type in one go. 

I bought the Micro Polish Cleanser from REN and couldn't help but get the Detox Mask as well. These are products I've had on my wishlist for some time (especially the mask) and I've been using them weekly since. 
The Micro Polish Cleanser is a brightening product, it has gentle yet thorough exfoliating amber beads within a foaming cleanser to slough off dead skin cells. I love an exfoliator, and this does wonders for my skin. It's such a nice formula, I love that it polishes and creates a lather at the same time, and my skin is instantly glowing and fresh. It also aims to help pore size, which is what really sold me on the product so hopefully I'll see some good results over time. 

I love a clay mask, and recently my skin has been looking a bit more oily than usual. It's probably because it's warming up a bit, and my skin tends to switch to a slightly more combination/oily skin type in Summer. This mask draws out impurities whilst also helping with the excess sebum and removing dead skin cells. Pretty much everything I want after I've just polished my skin with the Micro Polish!
After using the Micro Polish Cleanser, I apply the mask to clean, damp skin and then leave until dry. 
So far this seems to be improving my skin, it looks brighten and pores look less clogged and my skin feels so soft after use. 

I think I've really chosen well with these products, they seem to work really well together - the Micro Polish brightening and the Mask clearing - and I'm already contemplating another REN purchase as it's quickly becoming one of my favourite skincare brands. 

What are your REN recommendations?

NB: You can see my full evening skincare routine video here


  1. I'm getting like that with skincare now! These products look good! x

  2. the anti-ageing skin concentrate and glycolactic mask have to be my faves :) these sound fab though! I have oily skin so might have to try them out.

  3. I have 5 little samples from REN, which I had never tried before. I have been using the detox mask a few times (review soon!) and I really liked it, so easy to remove and wash off but it did smell like aniseed sweets (which I really disliked!) but I would say REN skincare products are quite good, maybe I'll buy the full sized ones? :) xo

  4. Keep hearing more and more about this range...trying to be good but every time I see them in Space NK i drool haha

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  5. I LOVE REN! I was first introduced to them when I signed up for a magazine subscription and I receieve a free Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask which was amazing! I then went on to purchase some of there moisturisers and I'm so impressed with them, the products are incredible xx :o)

  6. I've not tried anything from REN, but these products sound lovely! xx

  7. I've never tried REN but after reading this blog post I really want to know lol x

  8. the products look coool!!! will have to try, come check out my blog tooo please :) xx

  9. Love reading posts about skin care. I strongly believe the more you concentrate on skin care, the better you will be for it down the line xo

  10. These products sound lovely!! I've never tried anything from REN but i'm very tempted to treat myself, and my skin, to something from their range xo

  11. I have the REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Mask and I love it to death, never used anything on my face that makes my skin feel this good. It leaves my skin feeling so clear and soft, I cannot praise it enough :) xx

  12. REN has amazing products, don't they?
    i recently finished up my bottle of vitamin C serum and i ended up loving it.
    but lately, instead of buying my face masks i've been making my own. i love experimenting with all sorts of things.


  13. I love REN, my favourite skincare. THe Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask is amazing,and I love the Purity Cleansing Balm, and MayBlossom Balancing T Zone Lotion xx

  14. I have a REN skincare...is super nice =)



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  15. Aw these sound fab ! xx