What's In Store from REN..
2013 saw the rebranding of the Moroccan Rose line, and the launch of Vita Minerale and Rosa Centifolia. So what does REN have up their sleeves for this year? Well I'm so glad you asked.
Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser
£16 - Available in February, currently exclusive to Marks & Spencer.
What was the Rosa Centifolia line (a series of cleansers in different formulas to suit everyone's tastes) missing? A hot cloth cleanser, of course. You may say that's so 2010 - which it kinda is, but if REN's making it, if nothing else at all the nostalgia is still going to cause a bit of a stir.
And rightfully so. This product is fabulous. It's a gorgeously genuine rose-scented cream, that makes you want to rub it on your face forever, and ever, and ever. The cloth it comes with is more of a towel, and removes the product beautifully, leaving your face soft, nourished and clean. I wouldn't recommend it for make-up removal - I stick to my oil cleansers for that - but for the second cleanse, this thing is absolutely glorious.
V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream and Revitalising Night Cream
£28 and £32 - Available in March from REN, SpaceNK (Day, Night).
Firstly - what on earth is V-Cense? It's a mushing of "vitamin C" and "frankincense". If you're thinking frankincense sounds familiar, it's because the V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream is exactly the same as the widely loved Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream. REN is all over the rebranding these days.
My skincare routine is about to get incredibly REN-centric because these creams are insane - I absolutely love them. The day cream is perfect for my dehydrated yet combination skin, because it hydrates so well and creates a nice, semi-matte and soft finish for my foundation. The hydration keeps my oils at bay for the whole day. The night cream felt way too light at first, but I find myself waking up again, with semi-matte and supple skin. These two feel incredibly similar in formula, but the science behind the day cream is to protect, and the night cream is to regenerate. Amazing.
V-Cense Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial
£30 - Available in March
This product isn't pictured because REN's still deciding on the packaging - like I said, they are on it with the branding. But this formula contains potent levels of vitamin C that will neutralise what REN call the "urban grey" - the damage you get from pollution and other oxidants in the air.
Now I've got two sachets of this, but haven't given it a shot yet. Rumour has it, however, that it reduces wrinkle depth by 14.4% and luminosity by 23.7%. I'll keep you in the loop.