Flash, aaaaah… saviour of the universe

28th November 2014
Posted by: Bridget Okeeffe

If there is one thing I wish I didn’t have to dedicate as much time to, it’s my pedantic skincare regime. I double cleanse twice a day, use a face mask 1-2 times a week and use a series of concentrates, serums and eye creams and gels. I would love to be able to do all of this in 1 minute flat buy sadly you get out what you put in which means that I can easily spend 2 hours a week making sure that I look after my skin well. When REN launched the its Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial I was super keen to try it out, anything that both saves times and works like a dream I am totally up for.

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The formulation of this product is vitamin C. It is the most amazing skincare ingredient doing total wonders for your skin by improving the appearance of lines, stimulating collagen production, brightening your complexion and even by repairing oxidative and UV damage. It is however unstable and looses its potency easily as it oxidises very quickly. The way that REN has  overcome this is by stabilising 10% vitamin C in a silica and glyceride matrix (basically the potency is only unlocked when you add water to your skin). Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 21.52.24

I wasn’t convinced by all the claims that REN had made on this product so when I was given the opportunity to try it I jumped. The product feels both creamy and grainy at the same time so you do feel like the it’s penetrating your cells and really does leave your skin looking a lot more bright and luminous.

All in all I would say that I am a total fan. Applying it every three days will not only give you immediate results but those results will improve over time the longer you use it for. Go for it girls, winter skin can feel dull and tired and this 1 minute facial is the perfect remedy for it.

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