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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

REN No1 Purity Cleansing Balm

REN No1 Purity Cleansing Balm review swatch photo

winter makeup removal

As winter is coming, I've switched over to using more creamy or balm based cleansers to try and stop my skin drying out from the weather and the central heating. As you may have seen in my Space NK Haul I picked up the REN Cleansing balm alongside a few other products I'd been wanting to try. The balm is very thick and nourishing and you do only need a small blob to cover the face. I massage it into dry skin, leave for a minute or two to break down all the makeup and then wash off with a wet cloth. It takes off all my makeup effortlessly without tugging or scrubbing leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth. While I think this is perfect for face makeup removal, I cant help feeling a little let down by the product. Overall I've not been left disappointed by any of the things I've tried from REN. Most of them do exactly what it says on the packaging: kind on the skin, gentle and actually work. While I don't think this is a bad product by any means I just think the fact it claims to be suitable for the eye area and it isn't. The Cleansing Balm does a perfect job of removing the makeup on the eye area it's just not gentle enough for regular use as it does sting slightly. I'd personally suggest taking eye makeup off with something like a Micellar Water and then using this on the rest of the face.

14 comments

  1. Ah its a shame it isn't gentle enough for the eye area but it does sound nice :-)

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  2. great post, great product. May have to pick it up x
    http://goodgollyitsholly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. shame it didnt work around the eyes :( xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  4. I live by cream cleansers, especially as I have dry skin like yourself. So it's best to stick to them for me. But yes, I agree it's a shame it didn't work around the eyes. Especially if you are paying that much for a product!

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  5. Lovely post- I've really enjoyed everything I've tried from REN so may have to give this one a go.

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  6. Stings slightly?! Oh my god the first time I used it on my eyes I thought they were going to fall out haha but I do really like it everywhere else though xx

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  7. Have you tried it with more than one mascara, sometime's it's the mascara, my philosophy purity stings with certain mascaras but not others! always worth a try!

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  8. Would love to try it out if they sold the 100ml tube in the states to see if it would work instead of splashing on the 150ml incase it doesn't.
    Love your reviews! x

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  9. It sounds lovely but I wouldn't be able to handle taking my eye makeup off with something before using this; I'm more of an all-in-one product type of girl!! :)

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  10. I wish it was gentle enough for the eye area but it still sounds amazing! <3 xo

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  11. This sounds really lovely!
    Katie xo
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    http://youtube.com/user/katiefawcettxo

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  12. Need to try this!
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    S xx

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  13. I found it a bit of a letdown too, wasn't as great on sensitive skin as I thought it would be! :(

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  14. Aah really want to try that cleanser! x

    http://alissialiveslaughsloves.blogspot.be

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