Wednesday, February 17

- Trying REN Skincare for the First Time...

The title of this post may come as a bit of a shock to you but yep, I'm yet to give REN skincare a whirl. It's a brand I see a lot of rave reviews about on the blogosphere and features on Instagram and in magazines; heck, they're even a regular in the circulation of magazine freebies!

But somehow it seems to have escaped my skincare collection. That is, until I saw this mini trio* peeping back at me amongst the goodies after the whirlwind evening that was Cosmopolitan #FashFest back in September.

This cute pouch of travel-size products belongs to the REN Vita Mineral range, which focuses on boosting hydration and increasing replenishment - perfect for my dry, currently dull complexion. Contained in it were:

• Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream
• Active 7 Eye Gel
• Lip Balm

When first trying the kit, I instantly noticed the light, refreshing scent - just what skincare should smell like if you ask me. I actually looked forward to applying these products each morning and evening due to their fragrance alone. That wasn't all that impressed me, though, as in my opinion all 3 are faultless.

The moisturising cream is the most perfect texture which absorbs at a fast rate, providing a wonderfully smooth base for makeup. The clear eye gel immediately felt revitalising and fresh upon application, and the lip balm has been my holy grail choice during these colder months. It's quite a thick balm, but feels luxurious and adds a subtle shine to the lips.

I really do think this is the most perfect travel-size trio, and it's definitely inspired me to check out the fill-size versions and more of their products!

Have you tried REN skincare before? What are your thoughts?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.



  1. I absolutely love Ren as a brand, such good quality products and whilst they are quite expensive so I couldn't justify using lots of them, the odd product is really worth investiving in!


  2. I've actually never tried REN before either! The expense puts me off but I imagine a little kit like this is the perfect way to try out the products before making the investment in larger sizes.
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  3. I haven't tried REN before! It looks so lovely and I have always heard such good things! I must check it out!
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  4. I haven't tried it, but keep wanting to but some masks from the brand. I need to get on that! Awesome post!


  5. I love REN skincare but haven't actually tried anything from this range. I love the idea of something moisturising but fast-absorbing though :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  6. Never even heard of REN, will defiantly have to check it out.

  7. The kit has changed my skincare life :) I bought the moisturising cream (bit heavy at £20 but so worth it!) as this was the only cream I've tried recently that wouldn't mess around with my skins ph-value. The eye gel felt cooling but I didn't see much of a change tbh. The lip balm went into the bin as it had a really horrible smell. Could be that mine was off but overall I'm really pleased we got that kit back in September as I got introduced to a fab skincare brand. Sorry, got a bit long. Happy lunchbreak xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

  8. I've never tried REN products before but I love the look of them. These do look perfect for travelling!

    Corinne x

  9. I've tried a Ren BB cream before that was quite good for a quick and light base but I haven't given the skincare products a try before. The eye gel sounds very intriguing! :)

    Velvet Blush

  10. Looking forward to applying/using products is always a good sign! I can imagine how nourishing and moisturising the lip balm must be :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  11. Omg I have this exact same set to use! I've heard so many good things about Ren and I'm glad you've liked using them! The eye cream sounds exactly what I need right now, and who doesn't need another lip balm to add to the collection? Love the pictures too :) xxx

  12. I adore the REN ClearCalm Clay Cleanser - I've gone through countless bottles of it! The Glycolactic mask is also great for a thorough exfoliation once a week xx

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  13. I have their 1 minute face mask - I think it is a vitamin C one. It came in a gift box from M&S which they gave me once because I spent so much money in there!(oops.) I've only used it once so far but I do like it. It's a brand that has pretty much escaped my attention till recently which is odd, because as you say a lot of people rave about it. x

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  14. I'm glad you've liked using them :)


  15. I don't think I've tried REN either, sounds amazing though! Especially the moisturiser, nothing worse than when it doesn't absorb in.

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  16. REN has some great skincare, and the fact you can get them travel sized is even better!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  17. Ren do superb products, I haven't tried these most of mine have been face products like the radiance face mask which is brilliant. Having as travel size is brilliant Lucy x