REN: ROSA CENTIFOLIA CLEANSING BALM

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Having combination skin, when it comes to cleansers I definitely tend to stick to balm and cream based products as I find that they work best at keeping my skin from becoming dry. Using an oil based cleanser can be a bit of a scary prospect if you have oilier skin, but they're actually a lot more versatile and beneficial than they might seem! 
The REN Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm* contains roman chamomile oil and pink violet leaf extract which help to calm redness and soothe the skin, while the lecithin helps to maintain moisture, all working together to gently break down dirt and make-up to leave your skin feeling and looking lovely. I tend to use this cleansing balm as part of my evening routine by taking a small amount and massaging it over my face and neck before easily wiping away my make-up with warm water and a muslin cloth. The rose oil has a lovely calming smell to it too, which makes it a treat to use before bed! 
The product itself is very gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling moisturised rather than stripped of it's natural oils. I haven't needed to do a double cleanse on my eye make-up while using this balm either, which is great as I generally find it difficult to find products that don't irritate my eyes. 
Overall I'm really enjoying using this cleanser (although it would be nice to have it in a pot rather than a tube, as it can become a bit fiddly!), and would definitely recommend it as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. REN always seem to deliver!

What do you think about balm cleansers, have you given this one a try yet? photo kQVbY_zpsc54663dc.jpg

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26 comments

  1. I've never used a balm cleanser I don't think... I typically stick to cream or sometimes gel. But this sounds really interesting - thanks for the review!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. I'm generally a cream cleanser person too, but this has been a really lovely alternative! x

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  2. Sounds like a great product ! Love the picture !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  3. This looks lovely, I've always been curious about thus brand but they don't stock it by me :(
    Definitely up for giving this product a go though especially after this lovely review :)
    Rachgrn xxx

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    1. Oh that's a shame! Yay for online shopping! xx

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  4. There are so many ren products I want to try out. x
    http://makeupmonster77.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. I've never tried this before but I love REN! Their Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask is one of my favorites.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  6. I'd like to try more products like these. Need to treat my skin!

    www.skinandroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This sound lovely, I would really like to smell it! I think you can get away with really good cleansers even oil based when you have oily skin, you just have to pick the right type.

    Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Yes definitely, it's all about finding the right product. This cleanser's based around all skin types which is great! x

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  8. great blog!!! cute photos!!!
    Can we follow each other via gfc bloglovin and g+?

    http://asweetwoorld.blogspot.com/2013/11/dress-like-fashionista.html

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  9. This sounds lovely! Welcome back to blogland, hope you do that room tour - I'm mega jealous of the that fit iMac you were flashing in your last post ;)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  10. I always go with cream based cleansers too, love the Superdrug ones. But this sounds really lovely! Will have to treat myself to a Ren product some day :) x

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    1. REN are definitely the brand to go with if you want to treat yourself! x

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  11. beautiful blog! maybe we can follow each other?

    welcome :)

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  12. Oh wow this sounds really lovely.. I have just tried my first REN product and I was so impressed! I'd love to try this one next I think! I love your blog header xx

    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  13. I saw a balm on a shopping channel and it looked perfect for my skin!! Might have to try one x

    http://itschlo.blogspot.co.uk/

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