The Ren GlycoLactic Radiance Renewal Mask really impressed me. It’s one of the products I picked up when I went to England last year, and has become a staple mask when I pamper myself. I made a habit of giving myself an at-home facial every weekend shortly after I purchased this mask. I’ve been slacking on that front lately, but that will return very soon. Anyway, this is a great mask and it’s about time I told you all about it.
My skin type
Oily, hyperpigmentation on cheeks and a bit on my chin. Hormonal acne monthly, but lately just a spot or two.
What it’s supposed to do
Improve overall complexion, reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fight congestion, blackheads, and blemishes.
A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone. A cocktail of four AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) including glycolic acid from pineapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon, and tartaric acid from grape create multiaction exfoliation. It lifts dead skin and resurfaces to dramatically improve skintone, texture, firmness, and radiance, while minimizing the appearance of pores and reducing sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and old acne scars.
How much Glycolic Acid does the product contain?
REN’s Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask contains 0.5% Glycolic Acid as well as several other natural Fruit Acid actives, Omega oils and Papain from Mexican Papaya.
Water, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Lecithin, Lactic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Alcohol Denat., Fragrance*, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Linalool, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Citral, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite.
How I use it
As I mentioned above, when I use this, is usually when I am giving myself an at-home facial. Since this is a wash-off mask, it’s the first mask I use. After cleansing, I apply this mask under my steamer. I sit with the mask on my face for 15-20 min under the steamer and wipe off with the towel that was provided in the box (I wet it). There is a slight stinging sensation.
How long I used it
I purchased this in Nottingham at SpaceNK for £34.00 ($44.00). It currently retails for $55.00 USD, so I got a deal. I have been using it ever since, mainly during pampering sessions. I was using it multiple times per month, but have since cut back on my facials, something I definitely need to get back into.
What I like about it
My face truly does look radiant after using it and it feels smooth in texture after just one use. It also helps slowly fight my hyperpigmentation.
What could be better
It doesn’t appear to reduce my very fine lines. I’m not sure how effective it is at fighting acne; I can;t say it has prevented any breakouts. It’s a pretty expensive wash off mask at $55.00; I think it’s pricey, especially at the exchange rate. Cult Beauty offers free worldwide shipping over £40.00, so it might be worth it to buy it from overseas. Keep in mind the fees on whatever credit card you use, as well as the exchange rate. I used a credit card with no foreign transaction fees, so win win win, $11.00 saved.
On a scale of 1-10, this mask is an 8. It’s my go-to mask for radiance!
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