REN sent me two new products to try out and as I am a rather big fan of the brand I was beyond excited to hear that they were cleansers. The Rosa Centifolia range includes a 3-in-1 Cleansing Water which acts as a make-up remover and a toner that is suitable for the delicate eye area and can even be used on the most sensitive skin. I like that it is alcohol, soap and detergent free meaning I don’t have to feel guilty when I just use this to remove my makeup on my lazy nights. My skin usually gets quite dry when I simply use cleansing water but I found my skin had no redness or dry patches after using this. At R250 for 200ml it is certainly on a par with my beloved Bioderma Sensibio H2O in terms of both price and quality. It is hard to choose one which I prefer since I find myself reaching for Bioderma for more stubborn eye make-up whereas the REN Rosa Centifolia 3-in-1 Cleansing Water works well for my entire face and manages to get rid of oil with ease. Rosa Centifolia contains Rosa oil which soothes the skin, tannins that help to tone and tighten pores, and polyphenols which decongest, soothe and protect facial vessels.
For more stubborn as well as waterproof make-up REN has released the Rosa Centifolia Express Makeup Remover (R240 for 150ml). Just apply some to a cotton pad and gently wipe away makeup. It works like a charm and my eye area didn’t feel tight nor too oily.
The tannins from the Rosa Centifolia helps to tighten pores. Rice bran oil softens and hydrates and Vitamin P (flavonoids) from rose petals decongests, soothes and reduces puffiness.
REN is available at selected Woolworths & Foschini stores nationwide.