Monday, 20 February 2012

Review: REN No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm

As you will know I love trying out new skincare and discovering new brands. I had heard of REN Skincare but until recently I had not got round to trying out any of their products when I was given their best selling No1 Purity Cleansing Balms to try. In the winter I love using cleansing oils or balms as I find them very hydrating as my skin tends to be drier in the colder months. REN skincare uses the latest hi-tech bio actives, and is free from skin-friendly synthetic ingredients and is gorgeously pleasurable to use. The REN range contain all natural ingredients and no petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, colours or silicones. 






The rose-infused cleansing balm is suitable for all skin types and contains rose oil, pink violet leaf extract, chamomile oil and gently yet thoroughly melts away dirt and makeup including waterproof mascara to leave skin purified, calm and glowing. It protects the skin's defense barrier against everyday environmental stress, free radicals and pollution, as well as conditioning the lashes and brows. The balm comes in a simple no fuss pot which is very large and you definitely get more for your money than some other similar balms on the market, which are 4X the price and full of cheap chemical ingredients. 


The balm smells of roses funnily enough but is a calming spa-like scent rather than old ladies! I warmed a little of the balm in the palms of my hands until it turns into an oil, I then massaged over my dry face for 2-3 minutes which feels very luxurious. I then added a little warm water to the oil and it transforms into a rich milk I then damped the cloth (that comes with the balm) in hot water and gently removed the milk. My skin afterwards felt lovely and soft and hydrated before I applied any serum or moisturiser - a winner for me!


REN No 1 Purity Cleansing Balm is priced at £30 for 100ml and is available from Liberty, Selfridges, John Lewis & Look Fantastic. Have you tried REN skincare before?   

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