The Ren rose centifolia cleansing balm has become a favourite among my cleansers over the past couple of months, I start by rubbing it between my hands to thin out the consistency and heat it up so it's more of an oil and apply it to dry skin and massage in for a couple of minutes, next I wet my hands slightly then continue to massage into my skin because once the product makes contact with water it turns into a rich milk, I then wipe away with a warm flannel and it removes any traces of makeup or dirt that has been left behind on my skin. I've noticed especially in the mornings when I use this that my pores look smaller and my skin looks glowy and because of the rich balm texture and ingredients my skin is left feeling super soft, after it has been washed off you're not left with residue on your skin which is always a plus in my eyes.
Ren proudly state that the Ren rose centifolia cleansing balm contains no: Parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance or colours, t.e.a, d.e.a, glycols, silicones or pegs at all so it doesn't have any nasties in there that are bad for your skin. instead is has extracts of camomile oil which is calming and soothing on the skin and lecithin which helps your skin retain moisture and rose oil which is what I can smell the most in this product.
One of the downfalls of this product is that Ren claims that you can use this product to remove even waterproof mascara so you would assume that this could be used around the eyes, correct? well whenever I have cleansed my face with this, afterwards my eyes sting which goes away after a minute or so but I have read reviews where other people have said the exact same thing, I thought that this was due to the fragrance ingredient but apparently all fragrances are 100% natural in the cleanser so I'm a little bit stumped as to what causes it? also I just want to point out that I bought the cleansing balm in tube form because I thought it would be easy to control and squeeze out but is true after a while but as first the product is extremely difficult to get out because the balm is quite thick and hard to work down the tube, and for some reason the cap is a pain in the backside to close? you get 100ml of product for £23 in tube form or 150ml of product in a tub for £30.
Due to the fact that this does sting my eyes, I don't think I will be repurchasing because I'm sure there are better cleansing balms out there for around the same price that are kinder towards the eyes.
What's your favourite type of cleanser?