For those of you who follow me I am a massive fan of the clean skincare brand Ren. Everything I have ever tried I have loved. So when the Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum (R780) landed on my desk I was super excited to test it. Its basically a body serum with AHA’s that work with the skin to naturally exfoliate, leaving skin radiant with a natural glow.
When it comes to exfoliating my body I can be lazy at times. Using a body scrub for me can be a head ache and doesn’t always feel so comfortable. This exfoliating serum wins hands down over a scrub any day. The acid is less abrasive than the course scrubs plus the acids work on a deeper level, effectively remove the dead skin cells, increase cell turnover, unclog pores and improve hydration in the short and long term.
Firstly before I chat about the serum I want to chat about what is an AHA for those of you who don’t know. Trust me before I started blogging I didn’t have a clue at all. An AHA is Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is derived from natural substances such as sugar, milk and grapes. They work by melting the intercellular glue that holds our skin cells together, to help the skin’s natural shedding process. They are also are great to rejuvenate aging skin which is exactly what I need.
What’s the serum for?
Its basically for anyone that needs something a bit more when it comes to tackling dry and dull skin. This is due to its key ingredients
The AHA in this serum is the water soluble lactic acid from yeast that creates the exfoliation action, by dissolving the bonds that hold the dead skin on the surface and improves the skin’s natural shedding process.
As well as the AHA serum contains a probiotic extract (good bacteria) helps reinforce the the skin’s natural barrier (protects against external aggressors) and has a calming effect on the skin, and Xylitol from Vegetable Bark helps optimise the skin’s water reserves for better hydration.
Firstly that citrus scent which is my all time favourite is something I really love when it comes to skincare products. It actually makes me feel super happy. The serum is really lightweight and didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy at all.
I absolutely love it and will be definitely purchasing again. It makes the whokle exfoliation process so neasy and pain free. My skin felt soft and smooth giving a natural glow that I love. I actually replaced my body moisturiser on the days that I used it. My skin felt hydrated enough just using the serum.
Available online on the Ren store as well as Wooloworths as well.
I have been busy testing out the latest Ren Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen and so far so good. Its a 25% zinc based mattifying sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, blue light protection, with non nano technology and its vegan. I don’t normally go for mattifying face sunscreens because usually I am all about the glow but it actually is a good one for me. I put it to the test yesterday on insta stories to see how it looked and felt. Not sure how great it will be on a dark skin tone so still need to put that one to the test.
A gorgeous new product that everyone needs to try the Ren Ready Steady Glow Tonic. Its an effective skin toner that will exfoliate and brighten your complexion, while at the same time is gentl enough that it can be used daily. I love the brand and when I saw so much hype on the product I was super excited to test out. My skincare routine whether its for myself or the models I work with is so important. Looking after you skin means youthful glowing skin and that is what this gorgeous product will help you with.
I am a massive fan of Ren skincare I like the fact that its all about clean skincare using 100% plant and mineral inredients so you know you’re in good hands when you use any of their products. They are constantly bringing our new products and their latest is the Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot. When this one landed on my desk and I saw the words instant and beauty shot this one jumped the queue and got busy testing straight away.
Introducing the amazing Ren 1 Minute Facial the latest addition to my skincare routine. A super fast face mask for a pick me up for dull looking skin this product has had so many rave reviews on the UK blogs I have been following and finally its hitting counters 1st September in SA. Voted Elle UK Magazine’s Best Skincare Innovation this year I think everyone is going to want to get their hands on this.
So what’s all the fuss about I hear you saying? Its a brand new formula that instantly revitalises and rejuvinates the skin. Its formula is water activated Vitamin C to help smooth, tone and firm.
Now most people can’t be bothered with masks, I ask so many women if they use a mask and the say no and I think a lot of the time they don’t realise the benefits but also beacuse it takes so long, some you have to leave for up to 10 minutes. Now this mask only takes 1 minute so when you apply you massage into the skin and 1 minute later you wash it off nice and quick.
The texture of the flash rinse is like nothing I have experienced before, its mint in colour and has a weird texture that feels almost gritty at first until you massage it in. Use damp fingers to apply and then wet your hands to massage in.
What I love about the mask is that it smells amazing because I love the smell of Vitamin C and there is nothing nicer than that orange citrus smell so as well as doing wonderful things to the skin it smells good. The Vitamin C neutralises urban grey skin leaving it glowing (not shiny) and helps stimulate the production of collagen and evens out the skin tone. As well as glowing skin after continued use is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Use every 3 days after cleansing to get the benefits of turning lack lustre skin into glowing skin.
The Ren 1 Minute Facial will retail at R470 for a 75ml its not crazy expensive but may be an investment for some. Even though I got sent this one to review I will be queing up to get more when this one runs out I love it that much.
Christmas is getting closer and closer and I am running a series of Christmas giveaways thanks to the lovely ladies I work with that look after the PR for the different brands. The lovely team at Alchemy have donated this amazing Ren giveaway from their Morrocan Rose Otto Collection which has won awards in the UK In Style Magazine which is one of my favourite magazines to read. This collection is infused with the Morrocan Rose Otto which is one of the world’s most expensive and revered essential oils. The scent of the rose is known for its stress relieving and harmonising properties.
In the giveaway is:
- Sugar Body Polish
- Ultra Moisture Body Oil
- Body Lotion
Its an amazing giveaway and a perfect pamper gift valued at R1265!
So here is how to enter:
1) If you haven’t already then subscribe to my blog www.shahnazlovesbeauty.com
2) Tell me in 10 words why you need to win this set and mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition closes Friday 13th December.
Good Luck. x