Monday, 29 April 2013

REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate Review

Ren Resurfacing Aha ConcentrateRen Resurfacing Aha Concentrate
I have been using the REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate for a few weeks now, I purchased this as my skincare routine was missing a exfoliating step and I felt like my skin could do with something to revitalise it and give me a brighter complexion. I looked at lots of products that do similar things but I decided on this REN AHA Concentrate.
So first of all to anyone who is unsure of what AHAs are....
AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids, AHAs are found in fruit or milk and they work to exfoliate your skin,  (I much prefer this method of exfoliating as I have never liked manual exfoliating scrubs which contains little grains as I feel they can be quite harsh on the skin, and can sometimes cause actually damage and create tiny tears on the skins surface layer) AHAs also help with fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone like darken spots such as sun spots. Ahas make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure you are extra careful and protect your skin with SPF.
So moving on to the REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate, It is described as... 'A concentrate formulated to resurface the skin and renew the complexion giving a radiant, youthful glow. A complex of Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric acids promotes skin-cell turnover leaving skin looking revitalised, brighter, smoother and more healthy'
'Results: Gently exfoliates so skin appears radiant, even toned and smoothed. Reduces the appearance of pore size and fine lines. Improves moisture retention and the efficacy of your skincare routine'
As I said I have been using this for a few weeks now, it comes with a pipette applicator and has a fruity scent. On first application I felt a slight tingling sensation but nothing much at all and it only lasted a few seconds. Ren suggest using it in weekly cycles, so one week on and one week off. I haven't been doing that instead I've been using it a few days a week then having a break. After my first use, I woke up in the morning to very soft skin, and my skin was also brighter and more radiant, even my boyfriend commented on it. Ren say to follow with a night serum but Ive been using it on its own after I've cleansed my skin.
Overall I really like this product, it makes my skin so much softer and gives me a bright almost glowing complexion. The only thing I'm not super keen on is how REN suggest using it, every day for a week then have a week off, I would much prefer a product that you can just use once or twice a week, of course you can do that with the REN but I feel as though it works better if used consistently for a time period. But I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for something to exfoliate your skin and give a smoother brighter complexion.
Let me Know if you have tried this product, what did you think?



  1. This looks really good! Think I might have to try it out xx

  2. This looks like such a nice and easy-to-use product! Lovely review x

  3. Oooh sounds very interesting! I've yet to try a REN product!
    Megan xxx

  4. This sounds very intriguing, I've been stalking REN on asos for a while now and keep seeing this pop up. I don't actually have an exfoliating step apart from when I use my muslin cloth, and this seems a lot less hassle. I'll definitely bare this in mind when I run out my Estee Lauder ANR xx

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