REN Flash Rinse One Minute Facial – Review

A facial in a minute?
A facial in a minute?

Well well well what a little find this is!  This little wonder tube is relatively new to British shores (I think it launched in the US at the start of 2015 – happy to be corrected!).  I received mine in a Feel Unique beauty box, but if you buy on its own 75ml will set you back £32.

So what is it?  It’s a ‘transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates the skin. Formulated with potent water-activated Vitamin C it will neutralize urban grey in a flash, leaving skin looking firm, toned and smoothed, while reducing the signs of fatigue, photo-ageing and skin imperfections. Skin instantly glows with renewed health and radiance.’  Wow right?!

So I cleansed as normal using my Liz Earle cleanse and polish, then I applied a good dollop of this onto my dry skin.  I massaged for a minute and then rinsed my finger tips and massaged again with wet fingers, and then left for a minute.  You then rinse very thoroughly, I used my muslin cloth to get all traces of product off.  I then left my skin product free for the evening.  It comes out of the tube blue, it smells really citrusy, and the texture is like very, very fine micro grannuals in a gel base.  The scent is pretty strong which is actually really pleasant.

Its meant to be very potent, so only for use every three days or so and its absolutely not for sensitive skin.  I have combination skin that, in the winter can be pretty sensitive.  I found this product really pleasant to use, my skin felt the smoothest it’s ever felt in the evening after use.  I confess it also did feel a little tight, and it definitely glowed!  I’m not really sure what all this ‘urban grey’ stuff is, I guess it’s when you’ve been in the city and you skin suffers from collecting a days worth of nasty pollution?  I live in the countryside, so can’t really comment on this aspect!  I would say it did remove all dead skin cells, at least a top layer of rubbish old skin cells!  The day after my skin was still lovely and smooth with no breakouts or anything horrible at all!

I really like this product, I will use it sparingly as I was a little concerned with the tightening aspect!  I think it may be a little too potent on my combination, can be sensitive sometimes, skin, if used every three days.  I’ve seen some pretty damning reviews from people having bad reactions to the product, to it going a funny colour and separating in the tube!  I can’t comment on these slightly more negative reviews, I found it a good consistency, a pleasant scent, and so far no reaction.

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