Apr 14, 2014

Sarah's skincare week: REN Cleansing Balm


Hello beauty friends!

This week is all about skincare!  I've been "slightly" obsessed lately.  I tend to get very obsessive about certain things - and lately it has been skincare.  So I thought this week I would devote my blogging to that topic!

This is one of my recent additions to my skincare routine - thanks to a review from Caroline Hirons.

REN Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm
$58 Cdn from Sephora

I had never used a cleansing balm before.  I shied away from anything "oily" or "greasy" as I thought that would cause my skin to generate more oil and cause more breakouts.

Since reading blogs by so many skincare experts, I now know that is not the case.  Some oils are in fact very good for your skin - and can reduce oil production in your skin by balancing and calming.  I use Clarins Lotus Oil daily and have found my skin to be a lot calmer since using it.

When I went to pay for this at Shoppers, the girl raved about it - how it was one of her favourite products - and mixed up samples of some other REN products for me to try as well.  She said they are very, very good for sensitive skin - which I do have.

This is a really interesting product.  It is like a tub of Vaseline almost in consistency.  You apply it to your skin and it melts into an oil.  Then you apply some water to your fingers and it emulsifies into a rich cleansing milk.  It comes with a cloth to use for rinsing it off but I've been using my regular wash cloths.

When I rinse this off, my skin already feels softer and moisturized as well as thoroughly clean.  It is a lovely feeling.  You really don't need much product at all.  It rubs in very easily and it washes off very easily as well.  It takes all of my makeup off - even eyeshadow - without any problems at all.  When I use a toner afterwards, there is no residue left on the cotton pad at all. 

In terms of eye makeup - you will need an eye makeup remover for your mascara as usual - don't make the mistake I made on day one and get this in your eyes.  It hurts!

But overall, this is a lovely cleanse for my evening skincare routine.

Sarah
xx

6 comments:

  1. Very nice product. I was afraid to try products that feel oily too! Haha I was wrong. I will look for this product in the us. Thanks for the review :)

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    1. Let me know what you think - thank you Laurie! Sarah xx

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  2. I'm totally in love with REN and quite obsessed with cleansing balms. Though I'm not sure if this particular REN product is available in the UK - I could be wrong. It sounds lovely. Great review. Tx

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    1. I don't know either - let me know if you find it. I got mine at Sephora here in Canada. Sarah xx

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  3. Ooh I don't think this is available in the UK yet, it sounds lovely I'm a big fan of the REN skincare products I love the cleansing milky, and clay cleanser this balm sounds lowly though :) x

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    1. Yes - very nice products. I want to try their serum as well.

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