If there’s one thing I can say about REN Skincare – the products are wordy. Just looking at their names makes my head spin. I guess they wanted to make sure product plus benefit is mentioned. As I previously mentioned, I’d been testing the trial sized facial line for about 2 weeks now. The trial set states that it will last a week. It can actually be stretched out to 2 weeks + used day and night except the eye gel – that one lasts exactly 1 week.
Here’s a brand overview of the products I have based on these 2 weeks of testing REN Skincare. Some were brilliant and most were good while one is meh.
Rosa Centifolia Facial Cleansing Gel – Normal skin (link)
The cleansing gel is a clear gel with a strong rose scent. It does not lather up very much and you do not need much product. If you are used to sulfate free products you’d be used to this. However, unlike other sulfate free products I’ve tried, this cleansing gel left my face feeling clean but not dried out. I tested this by leaving off my moisturizer for a while and I did not get the tight skin feeling you sometimes get after cleansing. The full size of 150ml retails for RM123 and despite the rather hefty price tag, I could look towards this as a purchase… and I never purchase expensive cleansers!
Vita-Mineral Radiant Day Cream – Normal skin (link)
This is the day moisturizer.There is a strong smell of roses but because its a natural sort of fragrance and not artificial it does not bug me and it does not linger. It is rather thick so you don’t need much in our hot humid weather. This is a point to note because if you slather it on, you might find it too heavy.
I applied a thin layer under my regular sunscreen and although it initially felt a little heavy, it soon sank into my skin. My skin did not feel any oilier than normal throughout the day and it stayed hydrated. The full size of 50ml retails for RM174.
My fave product below!