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REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser

REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser is an awesome product – so much so, Liz Earle is probably unconscious on a bathroom floor somewhere out of sheer shock that her beloved has some tough competition. This is good, really good.

For all skin types, this two-phase cleanser is loaded with Rosa Centifolia with skin conditioning, soothing and decongesting Vitamin P. Cocoa seed butter, a non-comodogenic skin soother and barrier protecting moisturiser nourishes the skin whilst the Hot Cloth Cleanser gets to work. Finally Damask Rose Petals calm the skin, reduce redness and sooth environmental damage.

If you’re a normal/combination skin type like me, there’s something that feels a little naughty about applying this product. I know that anything with a creamy and rich texture will usually break me out like a bad ass, but REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser is definitely the exception.

To use, massage the Hot Cloth Cleanser into the skin to start the breakdown of debris and grime, preferably on skin that’s dry and a little warm (in the shower is best); this is when the active ingredients get to work. Then wet the towel under hot water, wring it out until there’s almost no moisture left and then begin to gently but firmly buff the skin in rounded circular motions being particularly careful over the eye area.

Afterwards your skin feels and looks insane. I was genuinely expecting it to be a) greasy and icky (dermatological term meaning eww) or b) red and dry.  Well the answer is neither as my face looked smooth, dewy but mattified, hydrated but not saturated and very even and balanced in colour.

Criticisms? Just one; the cloth is crap. It’s just a bit of a cheap, limp flannel. REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser definitely works much better with proper muslin cloths which you can pick up here from The Body Shop for £2.50 each.

I’m going to be mean to you now, I’ve been using a lab sample as the product won’t be available until February, but that’s only 4 weeks away and it’ll give you chance to use up your existing cleanser. REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser will be available here from REN and will be £16.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 20:16 January 2, 2014
Rosie Saxcoburg
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Hahahahaha! I do love a bit of Liz Earle related humour – as an Islander I’m obviously a keen LE devotee, but I actually cannot wait to give this one a go when it launches. Plus, REN do that amazing 10% off for life on your favourite product from the range, so it would be really great to use with this. If it’s a hit I’d like to see a ‘subscription’ service too. Gotta love a good hot cloth cleanser – thanks for your review! x

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 00:12 January 5, 2014
    Thom
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    Haha, glad you liked it Rosie, I was wondering whether to put that in or not. Do let me know how you get on with it, I’m excited to find out; not long now!

    T

Harvey Specter
Posted at 09:09 January 2, 2014
JOHN
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WOW! You lucky thing!! Giggled when you mentioned the Liz Earle part. ;-)

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 00:13 January 5, 2014
    Thom
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    Haha, didn’t know if I’d get away with that or not.

    T

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:03 January 1, 2014
Danniella Josephine
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Hehehehe oh you make me laugh! I am really liking the few bits from REN I have been trying at the moment so I shall definitely try my best to get my mitts on this in February.

Danniella x | http://www.famousinjapan.co.uk

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 00:15 January 5, 2014
    Thom
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    Yeah they’ve really made a bit of a splash this year, definitely better and clearer promotion of the brand message which I’m thinking is partly to do with them going in-house with PR; much easier when you’re promoting the brand you work for haha. Definitely give this a try.

    T

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