REN has yet another exciting new product in its line-up! I love how REN products feel so innovative (remember the Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial?) and I always get the sense that I’m going to make a new lifelong friend when something new comes along. While this isn’t always the case I do love this new Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial (R620,00 at REN counters or online), and it will have a permanent place in my skincare stash, along with the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – also from their radiance range – the Flash Rinse and ClearCalm Clarity Restoring Mask. I’m a sucker for masks and facials!
This gem of a product basically gives you a facial while you’re sleeping (the ultimate lazy/busy girl’s facial) and can be used alone or after serum and before moisturiser and just rinsed off in the morning. It exfoliates the skin with glycolic and lactic acids, repairs and reduces UV damage and then the sodium lactate comes along and raises the skin’s pH and moisturises and plumps up the skin. It’s all very scientific, but just trust me when I say in a nutshell you wake up with really smooth and radiant-looking skin.
I use it three nights a week and use Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream over the top. Despite the name I only use this moisturiser at night because it is so thick and rich. I like to incorporate it in my night-time facial routine because it is so soothing and nourishing. REN Wake Wonderful is suitable for all skin types except sensitive. My skin is a bit reactive but it seems to love this product (and product combination). It does tingle, but it is barely noticeable and goes away quite quickly. And it has a really nice citrus orange scent. I received this one as a PR sample but I would honest cross my heart hope to die buy another one as soon as it runs out!