I've been pretty ill over the past few days with Tonsillitis, but thankfully I'm now on the mend. Whilst I've been ill, make up has been far from my mind but I still kept up my skincare regime. A new product I've been using is from REN, a brand that currently has the beauty blogosphere in a spin. I wanted a cleanser that specifically targeted blemish prone skin, to help keep my skin clear when it's trying to do anything but.
After perusing the Space NK shelves I decided upon the Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. First off, you get a lot for your money. I'm used to paying £12.75 for a 100ml bottle of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, whereas for £18.00, REN give you 150ml of product which may be pricey but if it's going to last 4-5 months, I think it's worth it. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump and inside the bottle is a bag filled with the product. As you pump, the bag retracts a bit more. I like being able to see how much product I've used and this idea means that all the product will eventually be squeezed out. It's a lot more liquidy than what I'm used to, but it feels lovely on the skin.
I use this mostly in the evening, after removing make up. One pump is more than enough to cover the face and neck. The instructions tell you to rub the cleanser in circular motions for 1-2 minutes. It has a herbal scent to it which isn't too strong. I then remove the product with a muslin cloth, (mine are from Liz Earle but you can get some cheap ones here) which gently exfoliates the skin. Afterwards I'm left with baby soft skin and a reduced amount of redness thanks to the calming ingredients. I've noticed that over the past month my break outs have been popping up less and any that do crop up go a lot more quickly when I use this and a couple other products (post coming soon).
I really like REN from what I've used so far and I'd definitely like to try another product (or two) from their range. If you're looking for a new cleanser that is targeted at blemish prone skin but doesn't strip your skin completely, then I really recommend this product.
Do you have any REN recommendations?