Out of all the skincare brands I have tried thus far, there are a number that stand out to me. The brand REN is one of those as in the past I’ve tried a number of their products which have always left me feeling really positive and impressed about the quality of the products. The most recent product I have being using has been the REN Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser* which as the name suggests is a gentle exfoliator which aims to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin refreshed and soothed.
I had for a while stopped using physical exfoliators as I’d had a bad experience with one from St Ives which left my skin red raw, however I had felt that I was definitely missing something within my skincare routine so I opted to try this new offering from REN.
It is described as a 2 in 1 cleanser whereby the first stage involves exfoliating Jojoba Wax microbeads which exfoliate the skin removing any dead skin cells and other pollutants built up from your day. As you work the cleanser into your skin the microbeads melt down indicating that the exfoliating stage has finished. The then melted down Jojoba Wax helps to hydrate the skin leaving the skin looking fuller and more rejuvenated. Once you’re complete you simply rinse off with warm water whereby your skin is left nice and soft and more importantly clean.
Throughout the last month I have being using this product roughly twice a week as I don’t want to go overboard on manual exfoliation. I have found it to be a wonderful product as it really is extremely gentle as the microbeads are very soft and do not feel harsh in anyway. I initially didn’t see the break down in the microbeads however I think this was down to the fact that I wasn’t using it for long enough as once I read the description a little bit better and took more time with it I did find that they did break down nicely.
The cleanser itself is a simple white cleanser which has a gorgeous peppermint scent to it. I really do enjoy mint scented products so this was a huge bonus point to me as using products that have these types of scents associated with them makes my skin feel refreshed as well as me. I think because of this it is definitely a product to use in the morning in my opinion as I don’t want to be feeling all refreshed just before I go to bed, I need that in the morning when I’m still rather blurry eyed after rolling out of bed. My only real issue that I found I had with this is that if stored standing up right I found that product leaked out leaving the cap full of cleanser.
Priced at £15 I think it is worth the money as it will last you quite a long time, besides from longevity with REN you know you’re getting a product that is free from parabens, mineral oil, silicones and a whole heap of other stuff.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.
*PR Sample. This product was kindly sent to be for consideration.
REN are a cruelty free brand.