Ren • Resurfacing AHA Concentrate • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
What a find! Transformative/rejuvenating effect on dull skin from first application. Clarifies & tones, restoring lost luminosity. Love, love, love...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've now on my 3rd (or 4th?) bottle of this exfoliator. The ingredients agree with me & my needs as I'm not looking for a hard core immediate "what a glow!" result, but rather as a way of keeping my pores clean and my skin clear. (Particularly as I use a lot of oils and noticed that I needed a product to add some oomph to my routine.)
I read somewhere that this is actually a 10% glycolic acid treatment (maybe Sephora), which surprised me as I have never experienced any irritation or issues with this, even when I'm on a retinol in the middle of winter. Of course its used only at night, and frequently underneath a serum to boost the serums benefits.
There are other products out there that serve the same purpose, but I'm too fussy to go experimenting. So if the price fits within your budget, this is highly recommended.
Ingredients (from dermstore website, n/a)
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Extract, Alcohol Denat., Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Rhizobian Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Parfum* (Fragrance), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Limonene, Linalool.
*100% Natural Fragrance - Parfum 100% Naturel
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After only a handful of uses, my skin is smoother and softer. Like another reviewer, I wasn't too keen on the smell of this product. It's fruity in a cloying sort of way and reminds me of the Ole Henrickson vitamin C serum. I probably wouldn't repurchase because there are other serums that work just as well that smell more tolerable to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been searching for something that would get rid of the hyperpigmentation acne marks on my face and I got a few samples of this from Sephora. After using it every night for two weeks I've noticed tremendous improvement! My acne hyperpigmentation is pretty much gone. I don't know if the samples just work better than the product itself, but they definitely worked.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product is amazing! I always like Ren Skincare products. They have once again get 5 stars from me. It makes me skin glow just after one use. It's very gentle and effective. Highly recommended!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this from Sephora and used it at night after washing my face and before my night moisturizer. I didn't expect much, as I've used REN products before and never got results I was pleased with. However, I woke up to such soft, supple skin, and was blown away. I haven't used it enough to say whether or not this lightens acne marks over time or not, but I think it does a lot to even out the texture of your skin.
The one thing I'm not loving about this is the smell, though. It's not the most pleasant smell, but if only used at night, it's not a huge deal. Other AHA's probably do about the same thing as this product claims to do, but I've only tried one other AHA product (First Aid Beauty's facial radiance pads) and that is much gentler than this, and doesn't work nearly as well.
Overall, I think this is a good, gentle AHA that brightens your skin and improves the texture of your skin. Any of its other claims, I'm not sure whether or not they prove true. Will have to update this as I use it over time!