I’ve been very particular about taking care of my skin ever since I entered my teens. But after almost ten years of being loyal to one brand, I decided to make a much needed change to my skincare routine!
I’ve been cleansing, toning and moisturising with L’oreal and Clinique for a decade now, with sunscreen and facial oil coming into the mix more recently. I’ve luckily never had problem skin but over the past year I very randomly started getting frequent breakouts around my cheeks. Slightly panicked, I evaluated my diet, stress levels and finally, my skincare habits. I religiously remove all makeup every single night and cleanse my skin twice a day so what could it possibly be?!
As my skin matures with age, I decided the cause could just be down to a change in hormones and similarly, I realised my skincare needed a change as well! That’s when I came across REN Skincare. After reading great reviews about their 100% plant and mineral derived products that are free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingridients, I was convinced! Here are the new additions to my skincare routine:
Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel: This cleanser smells quite intensely of rose which is great if you love floral scents but I can imagine it becoming quite sickly for some people. It tingles a little on my skin which in my head, makes me think that the product is working! After rinsing off with water, my skin feels incredibly soft rather than tight and dry.
Rosa Centifolia 3 in 1 Cleansing Water: Similar to the cleanser, this also has quite a strong smell of rose and I used it to remove any remaining traces of dirt or makeup. It’s also perfectly safe to use around the eyes. It does make my eyes burn slightly which I’m not sure it’s supposed to but once again, leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and cleansed.
Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream: To finish off this rose-infused product line from REN, this cream is super silky and offers just the right amount of moisture without feeling oily. I also like that it’s called Daily Supplement, almost like a vitamin for your skin!
It’s been about a month since I started using REN Skincare and I’m happy to say that my breakouts have almost disappeared! I love the way these products make my skin feel and it’s been a welcomed change. It’s becoming one of those cult beauty products and at the moment is available from REN directly or Space NK and other specialist beauty stores. They do some great samples as well so I really recommend you all trying out some of their products. In fact, I received a sample of their Micro Polish Cleanser along with the above which I use once or twice a week as a light scrub and am definitely looking to buy a full sized tube soon!
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