Thursday, 6 February 2014

REN Clarifying Clay Cleanser Review!

Just a few weeks ago, my skin was breaking out so badly, I think it was the worst it had ever been. I immediately starting looking around at reviews of cleansers, spot treatments and anything that looked promising to sort my skin out. 

I read on Caroline Hiron's blog that foaming cleansers were a big no-no when it came to trying to keep bacteria and spots at bay. Uh oh, I was using a Clinique, foaming cleanser. I ditched it immediately and ordered this cleanser as Caroline had rated it an amazing 5/5 and it is recommended for blemish prone skin.

It's in a pump which is the best type of packaging and you can see how much you have used which is always a plus point too. It's a real creamy consistency and even though it contains clay, it doesn't dry at all like most clay cleansers/masks. You can really work it into the skin and then rinse it off easily. 

Now I will be honest, this did not help my breakouts immediately but I do feel like it helped calm the down, make them less angry and soothed any itchiness/irritation. I would probably repurchase and continue using because I love how it makes my skin and look in general. Now that my breakouts are clearing up (with the help of another product… review to come!), my skin looks/feels more hydrated, glowy and there is less redness. This cleanser doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or dehydrated but more purified and 'comfortable'.

I would definitely recommend this if you want something that is gentle enough for sensitive skin but also effective enough for blemish prone/oily skin types. A must have in my books!

Have you tried this? What other REN products would you recommend?

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  1. I definitely need to try this by the sounds of it xxx

  2. I am yet to try this but I keep hearing rave reviews so I am keen to. Great review!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. Ooh. I need to give this a go. I love Ren. Its one of my favourite skin care brands. Definitely give their Active7 Eye gel a go. Another favourite of mine is their Global Day Protection Cream - Its super thick and hydrating. Mmmhmmm. Love your blog missy. Its nice! xx

    Nadja from Throw me something beautiful

  4. I love Ren, there rose oil is amazing, this looks like a must try though too!
    Aesthetic Lounge