REN GLYCOLACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK

Around 4 weeks ago I received a very special delivery from ren skincare. I have been desperately wanting to try this face mask for a very long time now, after reading many great reviews on other blogs, so was very excited to try this product out for myself.
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This product provides many natural ingredients which I personally love and this can also add to the price of the product value. Ren is against animal testing and does not include synthetic fragrances or colours in the product. Ingredients are mostly fruit extracts from papaya to lime and contain many essential oils and 100% natural fragrance. Bio extracts and omega 3 and 7 are also packed into this nifty tube, omega 3-7 helps the ageing process by slowing it down and is considered an essential fatty acidSo I have been using this product for 3 weeks now and I really can notice a huge difference in my complexion, I always apply face masks before going into the shower as an easy option so applied a very thin layer all around the face and neck leaving out the eye area. 
 
The product is orange with a very sticky texture and not so easy to apply in my opinion, as you have to really work it in to get good coverage. After application, my skin started to tingle slightly which was very nice as shows that the product is working giving a very deep cleanse and exfoliation. The overall smell is very uplifting and fresh and really energises the senses with a strong zesty scent from the lemons and lime. After leaving on for a good 10-15 minutes, I then removed the orange residue with the soft white cloth you also receive in the box which really scrubs the skin when removing the left over residue which by now has faded away into a clear substance. Patting my face dry I then check my skin in the mirror and notice that my few spots have cleared up and have noticeably reduced in size and redness giving this product a thumbs up for me. I also notice my skin looks more radiant and sporting a healthy glow that lasts for hours after using the product. 
 
My skin also feels much lighter after the exfoliation process and brighter in general, so overall I am very impressed with the product and would purchase again as I feel it works for my skin and makes a huge improvement to my overall complexion. You can use this mask once a week and this is what I would personally recommend also as the results last for a very long time and by using it once a week this also gives good value for money, it can also be bad for the skin to over use products as this removes natural oils creating an unbalance in the skin and this could cause problems from dry skin to blemishes. I always like to point out that after removing the mask with hot water to then go back with cold water as by doing so you close open pores and help blemishes clear.
 
Main Ingredients: 
 
Papain on the other hand is an extract from the Papaya to help clean up dead skin tissue as it breaks down the protein toxins making it a good treatment for blemishes or scarred skin, it also helps in the function of whitening the skin gradually over time and this is very common in most Korean cosmetics to protect the skin from UV rays and environmental damage
 
Tartaric Acid is a white crystalline acid that occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes and bananas and used as a cosmetic antioxidant.
 
Glycolic Acid is used in various skin-care products due to its excellent capability to penetrate the skin and used in chemical peels just like this mask as once applied to the skin it can peel off when dried. Glycolic Acids main function is to improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin reducing wrinkles, acne scarring, hyper pigmentation. Once applied to the skin glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, thus weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together, this allowing exfoliation exposing live skin cells.
 
Citric Acid is widely used as a pH adjusting agent and is an alpha hydroxy acid and used as an active ingredient in chemical peels and gives a very zesty fruit smell to the product leaving skin feeling and smelling super fresh.
 
Rating: 
Product Negatives:
  • Not easy to remove product from pump
  • Sticky thick substance 
  • Packaging could be improved
Product Positives:
  • Brightens complexion
  • Skin looks healthy and more radiant 
  • Combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes
  • Moisturises the skin + Exfoliates 
  • Improves skin tone
So after a very lengthy review, I will now close this post with some useful links 
 Thank you for reading, also please do share your opinions in the comments box 
xo, Jenny
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  • WY

    Oh my this is amazing – I need this. Gosh, if only I hadn’t overspent on beauty in the first week… Really like your blog, would love if you’d take a peek at my blog, lovely :). x

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  • Irene Zhang

    love your blog and subscribed to you. would be great if you can check my new blog out too.
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    • Krystel

      Thank you 😀 x

  • Jane

    Loved how you reviewed this! I might have to bite the bullet and just purchase this!

    • Krystel

      Thank you 🙂 x

  • ImHoneyy

    I really want to try REN products, definitely going to give this a try. Brilliant review!
    You’ve got a lovely blog, following! 🙂 XO

    Honey
    http://www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

    • Krystel

      Thank you 🙂 x

  • Emily Meyers

    Hey Krystel! I just stumbled on your cute blog via a friends and I just had to say I love everything about it! I gladly added myself to your followers, so keep up the good work! This may be funny, but I’m giving away an Ipad Mini for my birthday(no joke) and I’d love to give you the link so you can come enter if you’d like! It’s almost done, but I’d love to have you!
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    Xoxo, Emily

    • Krystel

      Hey Emily, this sounds like a great opportunity and I will check it out :). Thank you for the lovely comment and the follow, X

  • Sarah

    i’ve heard lots about this mask, it looks fab!
    x

    • Krystel

      Thank you x

  • Lydia

    ahh lovely review! this sounds pretty good! x

    • Krystel

      Thank you 🙂 x

  • La borsa di Mary Poppins

    beautiful !!!!:)

    • Krystel

      Thank you x

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  • helen at thelovecatsINC

    i love this mask! every product i’ve tried from REN has been amazing

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    • Krystel

      Hello, thank you for the comment and I will check out your blog also love your youtube videos 🙂 x

  • Missy

    never heard of it but sounds great!

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  • Ashleigh Roy

    This looks fab, I think I will need to purchase this. I have nominated you for the liebster award, you can see it here – http://www.ashleighroy.co.uk/2013/01/liebster-award.html

    Ashleigh xox

    • Krystel

      Hey, thank you so much for nominating me I’am very grateful 🙂 xx

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  • Lucy

    I really want to try some REN products, you’ve convinced me! x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Krystel

      Thank you and I highly recommend you do even just to try it out x

  • Jexika Lyter

    hi sweety, lovely blog and graphic, I’m your new follower!
    If you want see my blog and tell me if you like this ;D

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    • Krystel

      Hey, thank you for the follow and nice comment x

  • mintyessence

    Great review. I have very sensitive skin so this would be great to try out 🙂

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    Mintyessence

    xx

    • Krystel

      Hey, thank you for the comment and I will do 😀 x

  • Krystel

    Hey that’s a really good idea to use what you already have as I always try to do this before buying new products or else they just go to waste as I find better but this can waste money and good product so always best to use before buying new ;D x

  • Forever Miss Vanity

    I’ve heard so many positive reviews on this product too, glad you like it too.

    I may have to try it myself at some point.

    *following*

    xxx

    http://www.forevermissvanity.com

    • Krystel

      Thank you and I especially like this product as it works for me and its very difficult to find products that tick all the boxes 🙂 x

  • Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming}

    I love hearing when products like this actually work! I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for the review!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    • Krystel

      Thank you and glad you found the review helpful x

  • Heidi-likes

    This is a great in depth review, i like how it brightens skin – its always something i look for in a product 🙂

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

    • Krystel

      Thank you for your comment and I also like the fact it brightens the skin especially in the winter months x

  • La borsa di Mary Poppins

    Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want 🙂
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    xoxo Gloria

    • Krystel

      Thank you for the nice comment
      and I would love to follow back 🙂 x

  • FAIIINT

    I’ve heard so many great things about REN’s products & this one has been on my list of things to try for a while. I love that you were really honest & mentioned the downsides to it as well, definitely need to try it out myself now! 🙂

    • Krystel

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Pippa Jones

    Oww been really interested by ren products lately! Thats looks really good! heard so many good reviews! Nice post!

    Pipp xx
    pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Krystel

      Thank you Pipp, glad you enjoyed my post xx

  • Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard

    This looks great. I’ve seen some really good reviews about REN products, I’d love to try some myself.

    Lindsey. x
    http://www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

    • Krystel

      Thank you glad you enjoyed 🙂 x

  • Madelaine Spoon
    • Krystel

      Thank You 🙂 x

  • You&I

    This is a fantastic post! It has inspired me to buy the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask and this post is very informative, which I love! I followed your blog xx

    • Krystel

      Thank you and I am happy you found the post informative as I wanted to give good information on the ingredients in the product as I enjoy researching and like to know more about products and other general lifestyle circumstances xx

  • HeartsAndCrosses

    I really want to try Ren products, I have such a long list of their products I want to try! Lucky girl 🙂

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

    • Krystel

      Thank you I also want to try the blemish mask so hoping to do so in the future 🙂 x

  • lucia m
    • Krystel

      Thank You x