This is the 2nd instalment of my new beauty feature “I Love it”. I say new feature, but at this point in time, my blog only just over a week old so everything is technically new…but never mind, that’s just a convenient truth we’ll ignore for now. The first instalment was really well received (can be found here) so I thought I’d continue. This edition is about skin care. Skin care confuses me. I’m just so lost. I never know what to use, my skin is very sensitive and often a product that has worked well before will suddenly start to irritate it. This is unfortunate and uneconomical, as I can’t rely on a specific product or brand for too long.
At the moment, I have two skin care routines on the go. The other one, the one I am not reviewing right now, is a lot more exfoliating and ‘scruby’ so I can’t use it everyday. My skin can’t hack it. So this is my alternative skincare that I use alongside it. So, this is my everyday, go to cleanser and moisturiser combo. And I love it!
It is the Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel & the VitaMineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream. The cleansing gel smells so freakin’ good. Just smelling this product makes my face feel cleaner, brighter, toned and wonderful. It smells clean, invigorating and it smells like it’s going to work. I know that this sounds crazy, but the smell gives me confidence in the product.
It’s not a foaming cleanser, it’s a gel so don’t expect to lather your face. It lathers a little bit but not really enough to be classified as foaming. But say you would prefer something a bit more foamy, or maybe you want a cleansing balm...well the REN Rosa Centifolia range has got you covered. Same fabulous product just in many different forms, how great is that? So diverse. This range is very cooling, so fantastic in the summer. It’s a very wet gel but this means you only need a little bit. Once massaged on your face, you only need to wash it off with a flannel. Easy as pie.
The moisturiser is lovely lovely lovely. It smells amazing, like cleanliness in a bottle. It feels luxurious but it’s a simple everyday moisturiser. What I love about this is that you feel it working. Once massaged into your face, you feel as though your skin is just absorbing all the good nutrients, the hydration etc. My skin is so much softer. Everything is better once I’ve put this on my face.
I love the packaging of the REN products. It’s so simple, so clean and it looks incredibly professional. Even the trial sized tester sample products retain this smart packaging something that other companies like the Estee Lauder don’t do. Obviously this encourages you to go out and purchase the full sized products (which I did) but overall it just looks professional. And I love that. Makes me feel like a grown up.
The final thing I love about these products is that you can buy them from Marks and Spencers. I know this is weird and that M&S is generally for older people but for me, it feels special like REN products are my own little secret…does that make any sense? Anyone can go to boots & anyone can go to the high-end make up franchises but not everyone will think of going to M&S for skin care…I love it. They aren't the cheapest products but they are far from the most expensive, in terms of quality I would say they're affordable. But then I love these products, I would say that.