Sunday, June 16, 2013

REN Skincare - Something Clean for your skin

Dear Readers,

I was invited to a lilac blogger event at Kens Apothecary at Bangsar Village II a few weeks ago. I am not new to REN as I have used some of their skincare products before and am currently using their serum and moisturiser. 

Terry Tian, the Brand Manager has kindly explained the REN skincare range to us. He is very knowledgable and helped to answer many questions thrown by the bloggers.

This is their star product - Morrocan Rose Body Wash

Anti Aging series

Their best sellers - I have tried 2 of them and I am happy with the product

I am currently using the F10 Smooth & Renew Mask - It has scrub beads and smells like papaya paste

This is their Ultra Moisture Cleansing Milk - I got one for my mom but she has not tried it yet

Normal Skin Range - I have the cleanser (still unopened)
REN was created in September 2000 by Calcraft and Buck. The creators extolled the concept of “Clean Skincare” and named the brand “Ren” which means “clean” in Swedish.
Buck was quoted as saying: “We’re convinced that Ren’s approach is the blueprint for skincare of the future. With Clean Skincare, you can have the best of both worlds – brilliant products that really work and the comfort of knowing that you’re avoiding chemical nasties.”
The brand’s skincare products are formulated with “cutting edge, clinically proven bio actives” that free skin from unfriendly ingredients.

Starting out with two modest shops in London, the brand now has outlets worldwide, and fans include celebs like Alanis Morisette, Jude Law, Kate Winslett and Nigella Lawson.
The brand aims to make clean products free of skin-unfriendly ingredients or potential irritants such as glycols and diglycols and urea, and pioneer new ways of applying the latest discoveries in bio active technology to produce skincare formulations that boost the skin’s natural processes of protection, repair and renewal.

Bio science is key to making increasingly effective products that will help achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy skin.
The brand also does its bit to minimise the use of the world’s limited natural resources by donating a minimum of 2.5% of its profits to campaigns that promote a better environment and life for the less fortunate.
“Organic”, as a term, is principally understood as the growing and preparation of food products without the use of chemical fertilisers, GM ingredients and chemical additives such as preservatives and colourings.
These days, the term “organic” is being applied to skincare products as well to refer to the use of essential oils and vegetable oils.
According to the press release, “it’s impossible to make skincare products with just essential oils and vegetable oils. It’s in the area of the other ingredients necessary in skincare such as emulsifiers, stabilisers, preservatives and so on, that the term ‘organic’ is harder to sensibly define”.
Therefore, the brand’s approach is to make clean products that are free from skin-unfriendly ingredients routinely used in the skincare industry today.
The brand sources organic essential and plant oils wherever possible, and uses a significant number of organic plant extracts and oils. It is working to ensure that ultimately, all the plant extracts and oils used are organic.

REN's Philosophy
High Tech Bio-Actives and Effective Natural Ingredients without using skin unfriendly ingredients.

Bio taken from the word Biology: means from the earth. Active means “scientifically proven to be effective”.

Clean - Free from potential skin irritating ingredients to restore comfort and balances the skin while respecting the eco-system of the skin. To boost the skin’s natural ability to Protect, Repair and Renew itself, leaving it protected, Healthy and Radiant. Bio taken from the word Biology: means from the earth. Active means “scientifically proven to be effective”.

Buys (UK) 2012
Best Shower Gel -Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash
InStyle Best Beauty Buys (UK) 2012
Best Body Exfoliator -Moroccan Rose Otto Body Polish
InStyle Best Beauty Buys (UK) 2012
Best Body Oil -Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
Omega 3 Night Repair Serum
Natural Health Beauty Awards Best Facial Oil
Rose O¹² Ultra-Moisture Serum
Cosmopolitan Best Facial Serum
Look Fantastic Hair and Beauty Awards (UK) 2010 Organic & Natural Best Face Care Product -
Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream
Look Fantastic Hair and Beauty Awards (UK) 2010 Best Body Wash - Seaweed and Sage Body Wash

My thoughts about REN after finishing a few bottles of their products:
1. I like their Hydra Calm cleansing gel - it's very mild and when my skin is irritated/itched when using the wrong paper mask, I would use this cleansing gel to sooth my skin. It did a great job.
2. The Frankinsence night cream is good
3. The serums are good - Hydra Calm & Max Moisture Concentrate
3. The Morrocan Rose shower gel is fantastic 

My REN empty bottles

I like REN because their skincare is free from synthetic fragrance and colours, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, animal ingredients, GM (genetically modified) ingredients, sulfates and parabens.

However, I am struggling to use up the Omega 3 Night Repair serum as it has a fishy smell.

Have a Happy Day! Have you tried REN before?


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