Friday, 12 October 2012

REN Centifolia Gel Cleanser

Here's my foot into the REN pool so far. I've read rave reviews about their masks and serums and when I try a brand, I like to try the basics first - like cleansers, so I picked up the Rosa Centifolia Gel Cleanser.
REN Rosa Centifolia Gel Cleanser: £17.00

I've always been a creamy foaming cleanser kinda girl so trying a gel cleanser is a bit of an alien concept to me but I must say that I love it. I find these types of cleansers perfect for a morning, they're refreshing and remove any excess dirt and oil. I still tend to opt for my foaming cleanser on an evening or if I'm wearing heavier make up.

Firstly the packaging gets a big thumbs up from me, it's simple, easy to read and is a perfect size to fit in my bathroom cabinet. The pump dispenser is also really handy for the right amount of product without wasting any and it's a lot more hygienic in my opinion. I think there's nothing worse than dirty lids on tubes and when you get to the end you have to squeeze like mad to get the little bit out at the bottom.

What I really like about this product is it's so gentle, I find that I can massage this onto my skin and eyes and it removes mascara easily without any irritation. REN products don't contain parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petroleum, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances and some other ingredients. The cleanser has a subtle rose scent which is 100% natural.

When I apply this, I use 2-3 pumps of the cleanser depending on my make-up and it turns into a light foam, I dip my hands into hot water and foam up again then wash off with hot water. If I am wearing a heavier foundation such as Double Wear, it does take the foundation off well but I run some cotton wool pads with toner over my face just to make sure I remove all traces of make-up - like I said, I prefer it as a morning cleanser.

Overall, I am really impressed with my first purchase from REN and I will be looking into trying their moisturisers and masks in the future. I have my eye on the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask - let me know if you've tried it and find it any good!

Have you tried REN before?


  1. This sounds great! Definitely try the Glycolactic Mask - it's smells amazing like fruity marmalade and makes my skin look really bright and feel super soft :) x

  2. I've never heard of REN, sounds good!

    le fresne x

  3. Great review! Never tried REN but I would totally love to. They seem to have quite a few nice products. xx

  4. I've been thinking of trying out REN products for a while, too, but have never really been able to make my mind up, haha. I'm usually more of a fan of a foaming cleanser, but I might just take a look at this one, seeing as you liked it so much! xx

  5. It sounds really nice, I especially like the sound of the "clean ingredients list"! I'm like you, I like my cleansers to really foam up so not sure I could get used to this, but you made it sound tempting - great review :) x


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