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Review: REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

February 02, 2013

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask*



What does it claim to do?

"A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone. 

Results: Removes dead skin cells to renew the complexion. Skin looks brighter, healthier, more radiant. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combats congestion, blackheads and blemishes"- REN skincare

What do I think?

After feeling a little disappointed with the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (review here) I didn't know how my skin was going to react to the much loved REN Glycolactic mask. 

The mask has a great mix of ingredients which include extracts of passion fruit, grape, pineapple and lemon. This means that it has a really strong scent and is super fruity- I still can't work out if I like it or not but it's a nice change for a face mask. The best way to describe the texture is as an orange gloop (so scientific!)- you apply a generous layer, leave for 10 minutes and then dampen the cloth that it comes with and use that to remove the mask. I have heard that most people experience a tingling when they use the mask but strangely I didn't have that and my skin felt fine. 

In terms of results from this mask I have to join the 'best mask I've ever tried' crew as it really is amazing! I have tried lots of different masks but this is the only one that I've tried which noticeably brightens and clears my skin- I was quite fascinated by this! My skin just looked so much better and even seemed to have helped the red acne marks that I have. I am having to hold back from using this more than once a week (as is recommended).

I really am excited about this mask and am interested to see how it improves my skin over time and after using it regularly. This is definitely going to be a regular in my skincare regime!

Also important to note is that it's suitable for all skin types except for those prone to sensitivity.

Would I re-purchase?

Most definitely!   
2 comments on "Review: REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask"
  1. I'd love to try this, but £30 for a mask is a little steep! Shame. xx

  2. I havent tried this! I have used the La Roche Posay skin care line, not the one you reviewed in particular, but the set for hydration for sensitive skin and i actually really liked it. I have crazy sensitive skin though so maybe it was just cause it didnt give me hives hahahaha!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


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