Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Beauty on Trial: Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.

 From time to time I'll be putting beauty products (and their sometimes very big claims!) on trial and reporting back after a month or so with my findings.

First up, is Ren's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.  Adored by Beauty Bloggers galore, this Vitamin C infused mask promises to transform your skin in sixty seconds, no less.

The Lowdown*

What is Ren's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial exactly?

A transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates the skin. Formulated with potent water-activated Vitamin C it will neutralize urban grey in a flash, leaving skin looking firm, toned and smoothed, while reducing the signs of fatigue, photo-ageing and skin imperfections. Skin instantly glows with renewed health and radiance.

What results can I expect when I use this product?

Skin instantly looks and feels re-energised, re-awakened.
Reduces the appearance of lines, imperfections and photo-ageing.
Tones, firms and banishes urban grey.

How do I use it?

Use every 3 days. After cleansing, apply over face and neck massaging with circular movements. Dampen finger tips with water and massage again to activate the Vitamin C. Leave for 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly.

What Skin type/s is it suitable for?

All skin types except those prone to sensitivity.

First Impressions

So, I have to confess that when I was reading all those glowing blogger reviews of this product -and even when I purchased the product from Look Fantastic - not once do I remember ever reading in any of those reviews or in the product description on the LF site, that this product is not suitable for skin that's prone to sensitivity. Uh. I first spotted the sensitivity warning on the back of the tube, and it is clearly listed on the official Ren site, so maybe I should have looked there first, eh?

However, not all products that warn against use for skin prone to sensitivity make me break out, so I will try this out, but maybe not three times a week - maybe once a week to start. Lisa Eldridge, in her review, noted that this was maybe a little too grainy for her skin, and so she smoothed it over her skin, rather than rubbing it in, and I think that's what I'll be doing too. 

I have done a patch test, and no redness has occurred (so far!) so hopefully this will work out for me. Otherwise it'll be a rather sweet gift for my sis!

As for the smell, well, it's a little medicinal - and very citrussy. (I guess that'll be all the Vitamin C!) Oh, I've just had a flashback to my childhood right there and realised that this smells exactly like the orange-flavoured cough medicine that I used to take as a kid .  Exactly like it! This isn't orange in colour, though - it's green.

I'll be reporting back with my full review of Ren's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial a few weeks from now. In the meantime, if you've used the product, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

*Product description 'answers' via


  1. Can't wait to hear how it goes, Leanna! I hope it doesn't irritate your skin. Those are some pretty lofty claims it makes!

  2. I know, right. I haven't tried this yet. I am a little bit afraid that it'll be a disaster for my skin. :/


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