Whatever you’ve heard, REN is having a moment, and we’re here for it. You may have seen everyone talking about REN’s Ready Steady Glow Tonic and its ability to add radiance, or you may have recently read about their award-winning Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial that’s fast become a red carpet essential.
After telling our followers REN we’re visiting us, the questions came flooding in! So we decided to put them directly to the REN experts, Keiko and Tracy to find out why this brand is so in-demand right now. Here’s why REN skincare should be next on your to try list…
I’m sat in @RENskincare training ready to live tweet some skincare advice and Keiko has started with the best line – ”REN is about using the right ingredients to trigger your skin to act healthy”. (Now I need all of the REN)
— Chelsey (@EscentualChels) February 26, 2019
Purity, performance & pleasure
What is REN skincare?
Did you know REN means clean in Swedish? That’s why REN is all about skincare that’s effective without harsh ingredients that can be abrasive to skin. In this instance that doesn’t always mean organic, it’s about high-performance products (natural bio-actives) that aren’t going irritate your skin; helping your skin to help itself.
Pioneers of the ‘no movement’, REN were one of the first brands to advertise no nasties on their packaging. You’ll see, the no synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, petrolatum, sulphates detergents, synthetic colours, parabens, phthalates and PEGS on all of their products. REN is all for using 100% plant and mineral derived ingredients that have the same abilities of powerful actives – which is great news for those with sensitive skin!
Where is REN skincare made?
REN is British. It’s made in London, UK and it has been ever since 2000.
Is REN a vegan skincare brand?
Right now, REN is 50% vegan. They aim to become 100% vegan by next year. You can see their full list of vegan products here.
Is REN cruelty-free?
Yes, and they have always been. All REN products are FSC approved. The inks that they use on their packaging are soy, and all REN products are made from recycled plastic.
Does REN use palm oil in their skincare?
REN only use palm oil in their REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil, but it’s RSPO approved palm oil. The brand is currently working towards removing it.
Are all REN products non-comedogenic?
Are REN products safe for pregnancy?
Everything is suitable for pregnant women to use, even the REN & Now to Sleep Pillow Spray, which helps to aid sleepless nights with natural frankincense and hops extract.
What can we expect to see next from REN?
REN want to challenge the beauty industry to be more mindful of the environment. They’re all about having clean skin and a clean planet. They’re pro plastic that can be recycled, and they are the first luxury skincare brand to pledge zero waste by 2021 – look out for their beach cleanups this summer!. REN are continually looking for new, clean ways to source ingredients and packaging. Keep an eye out this April for their biggest and best innovation to date, which took 6 years to develop.
4 fast facts about REN skincare
#1 One REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream is sold every two minutes worldwide.
#2 REN Perfect Canvas was one of the first face primers with pre and probiotics to help let strengthen your skin’s barrier.
#3 REN don’t have toners in their portfolio because their cleansers also tone the skin too.
#4 REN’s Bio Retinoid Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil is enriched with a natural form of vitamin A, which promises the results of retinol but without irritation.
Want to know more? Join the conversation over on Twitter – I’d love to find out about what you’ve tried and loved, or if you need a recommendation from REN, message us here for a personalised product consultation.