Blogging about hyped products while claiming to avoid hyped products seems to be a reoccurring theme around these parts, as of late. However, it's all within good reason as the REN 1 Minute Facial(£31.95/€38)* just had to be mine in order to get my REN full size collection off to a start, and to see if it really was the skin saviour everybody was claiming it to be. Also, the fact REN is a natural skincare brand and when the beauty blogger queen Anna gave it her stamp of approval i was sold.

Essentially, the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, is an at home facial treatment designed to revitalise and rejuvenate skin in a mere 60 seconds. Suitable for all skin types it's got all the ingredients your skin needs from water activated Vitamin C to Magnesium. With both short term and long term benefits to the skin, it seemed perfectly promising..

Upon first use, i was intrigued. The consistency when first squeezed out of the tube was different- almost a green paste. However, as you commence massaging it into cleansed skin, it turns to a more gel substance and you can feel the presence of slight grains. After massaging in circular motions for a few seconds, you add water to activate the Vitamin C present, turning it to a much more gel-like face wash and then leave for one minute before rinsing. The Vitamin C targets the skins elasticity and is said to make the skin appear more firmer, while in the long-term protecting it from UV rays and evening out the complexion, while the Magnesium present boosts the skin's radiance and the Boswellic Acid is said to fight facial fatigue while diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

After washing off, for me, there is definitely visible results. The skin appears much more illuminated and visibly more radiant. Any imperfections that were present beforehand seem less noticeable, and after multiple uses even blackheads slowly begin to disappear. The skin also feels much more soft, refreshed and beautifully nourished with my over all complexion looking much more even and less redness visible.

The one slight downfall of this otherwise incredible product is it's hefty price tag. An acceptable hefty price tag due to all the clean, natural ingredients present. However, it's a price tag that will result in the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial being a luxury in a pamper routine. Although for those whose budget meets the price and allows for regular use, you'll be happy to hear little goes a long way, and this should only be used every 3 days!

A luxury facial gel, with the ability to give you salon results in your own home on these dark and dreary winter evenings - surely it's a winner in my book..

* denotes PR sample, read my full disclaimer here.

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