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REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

THE REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

On my non official new years resolutions (non official so I could fail and no one would know) I did decide on making sure I used face masks more. And thanks to REN, this has actually happened. Enter their pretty well known Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask.

Formulated like all their products to be free from parabens, mineral oils, sulphates, synthetic fragrances and basically just other ingredients that aren't great for your skin. The packaging is also another strong point, the pump disperses exactly how much mask you need for the one application, so no guessing. Always a sigh of relief to a novice like myself, and the tube is transparent, so you can see how much product is left.

This is a hassle free mask, and the most zing you feel is a slight tingle, but that doesn't last for the 10-15 minutes application time at all, and after which you wipe it off with a damp face cloth. This is perfect for us sensitive skin types, as it's an exfoliant that doesn't have involve that scrubbing action which just causes more damage than good I find. Plus this doesn't look like a typical 'the postman better not knock' sort of mask, its clear with a slight orange tinge, and the most you'll notice is that you have a shiny face.

Apart from the instant results (too impatient for waiting) you know the reason why I love this? Anyone remember The Body Shop vitamin C mask that smelt like oranges and you could peel off? Well I loved it, and it disappeared off the shelves, but this REN mask has filled that gap in my life, minus the peeling but guess I had to grow up at some point.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (£30)

Have you tried the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask?

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A Focus on Cetraben Products

Cetraben Products the lotion and cream for eczema prone skin

Sometimes in life, mum knows what she is talking about. And often is the case when it comes to skincare. For years my mum has told me that the only thing to ever help my eczema covered skin was old fashioned non fussy skincare, like emollients. And even though I have tried stupid amounts of fancier creams, I forgot nothing cures my cure skin more emollients like products until I tried these Cetraben products. 

Working like an artificial fat, filling in the gaps between the skin cells so they can fill with water and swell up again. Cetraben is a mixture of white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin with water, to produce a thick moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. These Cetraben items also contains glycerin, which is absorbed into the skin where it attracts water to itself, helping to retain water in the skin surface. And if you didn't learn anything new there, give yourself a pat on the back, I defiantly just had a mini science lesson. 

I have been using the Cetraben Cream (£8) to help relieve my face discomfort, and the eczema prone bits on my body. Its convenient to use with a 'airless' pump dispensers allow for just the right amount to be pumped out. I have also been using the Cetraben Lotion (£8), the newest item to the range, and this is a non greasy treatment option that seems to work well with the cream. Both are such a good price I think, especially when they have worked better than some of the higher end more expensive brands. And in fact, this is the first January in a long time I've not battled some serious face havoc and eczema hassle. Not that I'll be admitting my mum was sort of right with skincare...

Even though I am not a Facebook sort of gal, the Cetraben UK Facebook Page is actually proving quite good for skincare tips and advice, so worth a nose. 

Have you tried Cetraben Products before?

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Instagram Diary: Part Five

Annabelflorence Mascara Malteser Instagram

As if it that time again. But seeing as after my Instagram Diary: Part Four I have managed to uploading something to Instagram every day this week (I think), why not share my life in photos so soon. Plus I am now getting a reputation for continually having my phones camera out snapping away at the most random things, especially desserts in restaurants. I better to something with them and put them somewhere.

What have you been up too this week?

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