My fascination with cleansing balms thankfully isn’t getting tiresome. It’s by far my most favourite type of cleanser – quick, easy, effective and a mini facial rolled into one.
When REN sent me their newest cleansing balm in the form of their Rosa Centrifolia Cleansing Balm, I did clap my hands rather excitedly. I could feel it in my waters that this would be a good ‘un.
Some of you may have noticed this cleansing balm was my product of the week on Grazia Beauty recently. I know REN has a sterling reputation for understanding skin care plus their products are free of the nasties so naturally I gravitate towards these factors.Its no-fuss packaging takes a back seat – it would seem REN prides itself on the actual product rather than how fancy it looks in your bathroom cabinet.
Suitable for all skin types, the cleanser is thick in consistency and softly infused with roses, which not only smell wonderful but acts as an anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe irritated skin. It emulsifies into a rich milk with warm water and breaks down the particles of make-up which can be rinsed off. My preference is to wipe it off with a warm flannel, which is far more satisfying. Extremely kind and gentle to the skin, it leaves my skin feeling baby soft and glowing, not to mention spotless.
I like the fact it’s in a big tube so you only squeeze out as much as you need and of course it’s more hygienic than dipping your fingers in a pot. It’s also convenient for travelling.
Cost wise you’re looking at shelling out £23 for 100ml – reasonably priced than some of the leading cleansing balms on the market and equally as high performing, if not better. Thank you, REN for putting your heart and soul into creating this cleansing balm – this is going in my top three for sure.
To buy online visit www.renskincare.com.
Summer may be over but I’m not quite done so I am going in search of some more sunshine in Barcelona for a few days. That means the pins and pits have to be kept fuzz-free. Rather than pack my usual razor and shaving cream, I’m taking Gillette Venus and Olay Razor instead.
My favourite Gillette’s Venus range has joined forces with skin care Olay to make a super razor that moisturises and gives you a close shave at the same time with the shave gel bars it’s fitted with.
Now I have had one experience with a razor with shave gel bars and it was years ago. I wasn’t impressed because the results weren’t great and annoyingly the bars washed away quickly. Granted it was another brand but overall, it put me off such razors and I felt they could not compare to using a shaving gel.
When Gillette sent me the results of their love affair with Olay, I thought I would give the concept another try.
It is really easy to use, the blade glides over the skin smoothly with no nicks and cuts, and it gives a clean finish every time. The flexibility of the blade means it can reach the difficult areas like behind the knees and the skin is left feeling silky smooth and moisturised.
The only snag with these kind of razors are the bars disintegrate at a rapid rate so before you know it, you are reaching for the shaving gel. However for travelling, they are fantastically convenient. Less baggage and less weight with great results.