Saturday, 12 October 2013

REN Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm Review

I adore cleansing balms and they are the only cleansers I use at the moment. I usually reach for the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm or Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm, but I have also been enjoying REN's new offering. Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm is a gorgeous product, with the most luxurious feel to it and it might even replace my Emma Hardie Balm for good, since it is more affordable and does the same job.

You get 100ml of product for £23.00 or 150ml for £30.00 and if you love cleansing balms, I would just go for the bigger size right away. I use a small amount of it and warm it up with my fingers, massage it allover my face, add a splash of warm water and remove it with a flannel or a muslin cloth. The balm transforms into a milky consistency in contact with warm water, so it won't leave your face feeling greasy. It removes makeup easily, including waterproof mascara, so you don't need a separate makeup remover.

 It is very gentle on the skin and helps to sooth any irritation or redness. It also protects skin's defense barrier against environmental stress, free radicals and pollution. On top of that, it conditions brows and lashes - something I should definitely do more often. The packaging states that you should avoid contact with eyes and I can confirm, that it stings my eyes if it gets inside them. I still use it to remove my eye makeup though, but I have to be very careful not to get the product in my eyes. It smells like roses, but it isn't an overpowering scent. I find it very pleasant and therapeutic.

The ingredients include Roman Chamomile Oil and Pink Violet Leaf Extract to soothe and calm redness, Rose Oil to help relieve stress, Prebiotic Oligosaccharides to protect and Lecithin to retain skins moisture. REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm is suitable for all skin types and it will leave your skin feeling soft, clean and hydrated. I really enjoy using it and I will definitely repurchase it in the future. Beautiful product from a fabulous brand!

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Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Ethyhexanoate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter , Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Parfum* (Fragrance), Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Viola Odorata Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Lecithin, Benzyl Alcohol, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Linalool. *100% Natural Fragrance - Parfum 100% Naturel

*PR sample



  1. I might try this one istead of the Emma Hardie one! :)

  2. My local Mark & Spencer's have just started stocking Ren, very random! I have some left over Christmas vouchers for there too so I will be picking this up for sure as this sounds lovely, chamomile oil is one of my favourite ingredients.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. Love the sound of this one. Got to try this.


  4. I love REN and I love cleansing balms so this spuds like the perfect product.

  5. Wow this sounds brilliant!! x

  6. This sounds so lovely, I really want to try a cleansing balm. Bet this smells amazing!


  7. This sounds lovely and gentle. I am a big balm fan & find they leave my skin soft but clean. I have been using the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm it is wonderful

  8. ooh this sounds lovely! i'm thinking to try the balance me balm first, but i think i'll try this out once i've used something up!

  9. This stuff sounds amazing! I have never tried REN but they have always sparked my interest. Need to add this to my wishlist!

  10. I love the sound of this and all of RENs products actually, I just wish they weren't so expensive :(

    Beauty Challenged

  11. I really like this balm, I have repurchased it twice already! Rodial do a cleansing balm which is amazing but costs £50-this is an almost exact dupe in consistency for half the price!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

  12. I've been using this balm in the evening and I absolutely adore it!

    Sophierosehearts x

  13. I really love cleansing balms, I had no idea this even existed so thanks for this post :) going to have a look for it!


    Inanity and the Girl

  14. Sounds really nice Sandra, REN are probably one of my favourite brands at the moment.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  15. Just purchased and used for the first time tonight. Absolutely in love!!

  16. Just purchased tonight and used for the first time. Absolutely in love with this product


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