22 June 2015

New Offerings from REN

I have been using a few products from REN during the past year or so, and I really love the brand. My favourite products from them include the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask as well as the Frankincense Night Cream. Today I'll be talking about two new products, one in the Rosa Centifolia range, and one in the Vita Mineral range.

Rosa Centifolia Express Make-Up Remover* 

The Rosa Centifolia range is aimed at daily cleansing. There are seven products in the range, namely this Express Make-Up Remover, Cleansing Gel, Foaming Cleanser, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm, 3-in-1 Cleansing Water, and Hot Cloth Cleanser.

The Express Make-Up Remover is a silky cream that comes in a pump dispenser. I love REN's packaging and this one also does not disappoint. It contains a blend of oils and flower water and is extremely gentle. It contains Rice Bran oil that soothes and hydrates the skin, and is especially good for people who tend to have dry or dehydrated skin. It also contains Rosa Centifolia Tannins for reducing the pore size, although I can't comment on the size of my pores around my eyes!

The makeup remover has a creamy texture and the softest barely-there rose fragrance. I pump a small amount on two cotton pads and press the cotton pads on my closed eyelids for about fifteen seconds. I then move the cotton pads in gentle circular motions across my eyelids to remove my eye makeup. I struggle to remove my waterproof mascara completely with one cotton pad, but for removing eyeliner and eyeshadow it works a treat. I have sensitive eyes and this did not irritate my eyes at all. My eyes also didn't feel dry after using this, they actually felt nice and hydrated. 

A 150 ml bottle costs R330 and you can purchase it at stores selling REN, or from their website here.

Vita Mineral Lip Balm*

The Vita Mineral range is aimed at daily nourishing of the skin.  Other products in this range include Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel, Daily Supplement Moisturizing Cream, Emollient Rescue Cream, and Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum Oil. This lip balm is the newest of the two products I'm featuring today, as the official release date was only last week.

The lip balm is a deeply nourishing lip balm that repairs, soothes, and protects dry or chapped lips. It contains Propolis from Acacia honey and Caldendula to help soothe irritation, as well as Vitamin E to reduce UV induced damage. The Shea and Cocoa butters replenish and repair lips.

The lip balm comes in a squeezy tube with a slanted tip for applying the balm to the lips. It has a thickish consistency and smells *exactly* like REN's Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask! I haven't tried applying it under or over lipstick, as I prefer using it on its own. The thick consistency feels really nourishing on the lips, yet it doesn't feel greasy or waxy. It has really helped my frustratingly dry lips during the transition from autumn to winter.

This 15 ml tube retails for R150 and is available in-store and, I believe, online.

Have you ever tried any REN products? Which were your favourites? Let me know in the comment section.

Until next time!


*PR sample

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