All posts tagged: REN

Leen Travels – A Light Skincare Menu

Aaaaand we’re off! A week-long break, a little R & R before the summer rush! The only problem here? Those kids take up a lot of space leaving only a slither of trolley and toilet bag space for mummy, and yours truly does not know how to travel lightly… Leen + no options = not a match made in heaven. That does not mean I don’t want to try, and with just a little make up bag and the type of holiday in mind, I pared it down the bare essentials. But boy, downsizing is bloody difficult! A good cleanser is indispensable, so the Ren Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth was the first to make the cut. A solid, no frills cleanser that can tackle every layer of make up or sunscreen, but is extremely gentle on my skin as well. Multitasking is key here, so that’s why the Pure Lavender Hydrolat Toner is also coming with me. A firm staple of mine since the first spritz (want to know why I love it so much? Check …

REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm

Cleansing products have become increasingly popular as the awareness of the importance of skincare grows and grows, and that is a very good thing indeed. Cleansing is the most important step of your skincare routine, as all other products, cheap or expensive, need a clear surface in order to work their magic. There’s a plethora of cleansers out there, and whether you like foamy washes or a milk on a cotton pad, you’re spoiled with choice. I personally love cleansing balms, as the thicker texture does not dry out my already parched skin, and the massage-like application is very relaxing at night. REN was probably on of the first natural brands that I ever tried, and they have made their way back into my bathroom after a few years of absence. The brand is known as a pioneer when it comes to understanding and treating sensitive and reactive skin, with ranges that are effective yet gentle. The REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm is part of their Rosa Centifolia range, with Rose essential oil as one of …