|REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate♦ £30. 30ml.|
I'm far from being a skin care expert but in a nutshell, the combination of all the acids within this product promote skin cell turnover, gently exfoliating the skin and in return this leaves your skin looking more radiant, even and smooth. If I were to describe the results I've had from this in one word, that word would be wow. Stupidly I didn't take detailed photographs before and after using this because I wasn't expecting to notice such a huge difference, but I'm going to have a dig around my recent photographs and see if I can find any that highlight the difference!
I believe there are two ways you can use this; you can either use it every night after cleansing for a week and then take a 2 week break or you can use it every other night, again on freshly cleansed skin. I've been using it pretty much every other night, so around 3 to 4 times per week, applying one pipette of product to my face & neck and I began to notice results quite quickly.
Before I had a lot of redness, particularly on my cheeks, forehead and chin which I've had ever since I banished my acne around three years ago. I also had a lot of tiny blemishes, again mainly on my chin and also on my nose that I just couldn't budge as well as a lot of dryness. Now my skin tone is so much more even, I still have a bit of redness on my cheeks and around my nose but it's about a million times better that it was before, and the redness on my forehead and chin is barely noticeable. My pores are smaller & my skin is a lot less dry than it was before. The Glycolic Acid helps to improve moisture retention so my days of flaky skin are pretty much completely in the past. This probably sounds ridiculous because I'm raving about it so much but I am currently so happy and confident with my skin, which is something I never would have thought I would say considering that three years ago my face was covered in acne. It's been a long journey and this product has worked absolute wonders.
I've found a couple of pictures that will hopefully somewhat show the difference in my skin. In the before picture I'm covered in make up; foundation, concealer, powder, blush - the works and my skin tone is super uneven and you can see some of the blemishes on my cheeks. In the after picture I'm just wearing the Maybelline BB cream and that's it!
For £30 you get 30ml of product and after a couple of months of use I would say I've used about a 5th of the bottle. So although it seems a little pricey, it will last a super long time & you're definitely getting your money's worth. One pipette full is the perfect amount of product to cover your face, neck & chest so I never feel like I'm wasting any. The packaging is lovely, the bottle is lightly frosted glass and doesn't feel cheap at all. One thing to note is that it's not recommended for sensitive skin. I would describe my skin as slightly sensitive, it can react to some products and become aggravated and sore but I haven't experienced any tingling or discomfort at all.
I'm currently using a few REN products in my routine and it's safe to say I'm hooked! There are no parabens, sulfates, mineral oils or anything nasty in their products and they are a brand that is against animal testing. I think I've found a new favourite skin care brand!
Have you ever tried any REN products before?