There is something exciting about expensive skin care compared to expensive makeup. I think it is the fact that on the highstreet for a good price you can pick up some lovely makeup, where as skin care is a little more tricky. Having problem skin I always find that one of the most effective ways to give it a pick me up is by using a good mask. So when ASOS were having 25% off for students I decided to take the offer on board and buy myself something worth while, and highly raved about.
The REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask is something I never really knew nothing about, and I personally didn’t think it was for me, oh how I was wrong! First and foremost it is probably quite hard to tell how this mask even works, it contains the natural fruit acids from passion fruit, grape, pineapple, lemon omega 3 and 7 papain – phewwww. So with all that natural goodness it manages to exfoliate the skin without any of the beads that do leave your skin feeling wonderful, but they can often be harsh. When I first used this I was surprised about the consistency, it is a thick “gooey” orange tinted mask that has a slight stick to it, it sounds quite strange and to smooth it over your skin it does feel quite strange too. Over all the application was good, it had a slight warming effect – which I love, plus you only need a small amount and for the fairly hefty price tag that is always a good thing. I personally didn’t feel much in terms of tingling or stinging with this mask (which others tend too) but I know that others have.
I love that this mask doesn’t contain any parabens or sulphates, they are terrible things to put on the skin within products, let alone a mask that is going to be having an effect on the skin instantly. The results from this mask I have to admit are pretty amazing, the glow you achieve after just one application is so nice. Doing this on a Sunday evening definatly makes Monday that little bit better. In terms of blemishes and my oily skin this has also helped balance out the oil significantly and on the important note it doesn’t break me out. If you are someone with sensitive skin I would watch out for this as it may be a little too harsh (the only let down of this product – other than the price)
One thing I often tell myself with good skin care (to often justify the purchase) is that what’s under the makeup that is the most important thing, so you have to invest in some nice “stuff,” for it!
This mask is perfect if you are in need of a good pick me up, or if you have an event or big plans where good skin is needed. It is so nice knowing I have something within my collection that is effective at making my skin look the best it can. I am so excited by this brand and I cannot wait to try more of their products. Oh and one final thing, you oily skin girls DONT just need to stick to clay masks, this will be a real treat to your skin!