27 October 2012

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

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If there is one skincare brand which every beauty blogger seems to love, it's REN. I only heard of REN for the first time when I started my little blog here, before that I had no idea this brand existed. It's one of the things I adore about blogging - You find so many great, wonderful brands which do amazing things for your skin. And this mask has certainly lived up to the expectations set for it by other bloggers who have raved about this orange mask.


A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone. I think this is a good description of this mask, except for the use of the word peel. To me, a peeling mask is one which you peel off, which isn't the case with this mask at all. It works to remove dead skin cells leaving a renewed complexion, making your skin look brighter, healthier and more radiant. It also helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles and also combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes. It contains natural fruit acids such as passion fruit, lemon, grape and pineapple, along with papain which is from papaya and exfoliates the outer layer of the skin, encouraging cell turnover and smoothing fine lines. It's as easy to use as any mask - You just apply a generous amount onto clean skin over the face and neck, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off gently with a damp cloth. It's recommended you use this once a week only, and that's what I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. 

When I use this, it doesn't leave my whole face orange as I feared it might when I first got it. It's actually quite a sheer mask when on. I apply this when an old foundation brush - a technique I feel is great for applying face masks and ensures it goes on everywhere! I don't get any stinging or tingling sensations when using it and considering what it does, it feels incredibly gentle on my skin. When I rinse it off the first thing I notice is how glowing my skin looks. It certainly looks healthier and more radiant. To touch, this mask leaves my skin soft and feeling supple and almost as if it's completely new skin - which I suppose is exactly what it sets out to do! You can find this mask which comes in one size, 50ml, on the REN website here, and it costs £30.

I've gone from liking this mask, to really starting to love it. And I am now curious as to what else from REN would make my skin feel as lovely as this does. If you've tried REN before, let me know what you're favourite products are and what you think I should be adding to my wishlist! 

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  1. I love REN and especially this mask, it makes my good look and feel so nice definitely worth this price :)

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    1. It's definitely one I love more and more the more I use it! xo

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  2. I really want to try this mask. I've had REN facials in spas but I've never actually owned any of the products.
    The term 'peel' is also given to masks that have a 'peeing' affect i.e. anything use acids or enzymes that promote / accelerate cell turn over and exfoliation. It doesn't always mean the mask itself 'peels'.
    x

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    1. Oh I would love to have a proper facial!! Thanks for the info Andy :) xo

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  3. Hmm.. That's quite a steep price tag! But if it works then its def worth it!

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    1. It is a high-end brand but the quality is worth the investment xo

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  4. The REN Invisible pores mask is good :) xx

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    1. Really want to try it properly! I've tried a sample size which had one usage but I want to try the full size to see the effects after a few uses! xo

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  5. I've only ever tried the three small REN tester sized products that came free with a mag some time ago. I was very unimpressed with those and it's put me off wanting to spend my money on anything else from their range, so i'm one beauty blogger who isn't jumping on the bandwagon.

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    1. It's not for everyone :) I think a lot of products, well all really, is all down to the individual that is using them! xo

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  6. If anybody is interested, and is a Glossybox subscriber, this mask is included in their first 'exclusive' box this month - so you could try it out there! I'm really excited about this :) x

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  7. Fantastic review as always Soph!

    REN are an amazing company. A bit on the expensive side, but I feel they are one of the only companies out there where the products are worth the money. I've been toying the idea of buying this mask for a while now and this review has just sold it to me! Glad to hear that you love it. :)

    One of my favourite products from REN is their Max Moisture Concentrate Serum. I use it in the morning underneath my facial moisturiser and it keeps my skin really supple and firm the whole day!

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    1. Thank you my love :) I will look in to that product!!! xo

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  8. how many applications do you think you will get from one bottle?

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    1. I was trying to work this out myself! I'd say around 10-15 depending on how much you use! xo

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  9. I heard so many wonderful things about this mask so the last time I was in Sephora I asked the sales lady for a sample. I was so excited to try it, but unfortunately I think my skin might just be too sensitive. It made my skin blotchy for honestly 2 days after :( I wish it had worked for me! Glad to hear you love it though!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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    1. That's such a shame! I hope you'll find something similar to this that works for you :) xo

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