Thursday, 7 May 2015

ren glycol lactic radiance renewal

The Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is probably one of my favourites. It's little blurb says that it is "an instant complexion-perfecting mask that brightens and renews skintone and texture, minimises pores, diminishes hyper-pigmentation, and reduces the appearance of fine lines in as little as 10 minutes". It kind of does that but maybe not as thoroughly as advertised. It's formulated from four different acids which chemically exfoliate and "resurface the skin: glycolic acid from pineapples, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemons, and tartaric acid from grapes -- as a result, it smells super fruity and almost edible.

Anyway, in terms of application, it's gloopy looking and has almost a honey-like textures but a tad grittier. Once you slather it on, you look like you're covered in some weird looking (not to sound unappetizing but anyway) slug-gloop. It tingles a little here and there depending on how sensitive your skin is. The blurb does say that it's not suitable for sensitive skin types and more recommended for congested and mature skin, but when my skin is feeling more sensitive it just stings a little more when you put it on. 

All in all, it's a great mask if your skin likes acid exfoliants -- mine does. It smooths things out and leaves you super glowy, and feeling like you have a fresh layer of skin.

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