REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm Review

I’m a bit of a newbie to luxurious skincare and when I tried out the Ren Glycoclactic face mask I was sold. When I heard about the new new skincare regime from REN, the Rosa Centifolia range, I was pretty excited. The Rosa Centifolia range includes a cleansing foam, make-up removing milk, 3-in-1 cleansing water, cleansing balm, gel wash and an exfoliating polish – so there’s a product to suit every skin type and routine! When i was offered to choose one of the products from the new range to try I thought I’d try the No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm as balms have taken blogs by storm this year and I’ve never really understood the hype. 

Cleansing is the foundation of fabulous skin and REN’s Rosa Centifolia contains six different cleansers that are suitable for all skin types and formulated with 100% natural Rose Extract Complex to tone, soften and soothe while cleansing. This new range respects the skin’s natural barrier and ecosystem, ensuring that your skin never feels tight, irritated or stressed – just perfectly cleansed, calm and radiant.

Ren say that you can enjoy an indulgent double cleanse with a luxurious balm cleanser as part of your night-time cleansing ritual and it will leave your complexion purified, fresh, revitalised and glowing. Ren skincare aims to give you healthier, more beautiful skin that looks younger for longer; abiding by their three principles of performance, purity and pleasure. Three really lovely and great principles.

Over the past few weeks I have been trialing this gorgeous balm out and I’ve been loving it. Typically I use the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish morning and night but have been instead using this Ren balm for my night time cleanser for the past few weeks. The rose scent is rather strong and reminds of nice rose Turkish delight and i find it rather calming, although I know the strong scent won’t be to everyone’s taste. The balm itself is quite thick, but once rubbed into the skin it melts away into an oil and really removes make-up and cleanses the skin. One little problem I had was that when I used it to remove my eye make-up it stung SO bad. So I used a separate make-up remover for my eyes. Afterwards it really made my skin feel super fresh, cleansed and soft.

This Purity Cleansing Balm typically retails for around £23 for 100ml and I’ve really loved using it as a skincare treat.

Sophie xx