Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Game Changer: REN Clarifying Toner

 I included this toner in my July Favorites post last week but thought it needed it's own little shout out.  As I said in that post, I'm intrigued by Caroline Hirons and her belief that women (or really people in general I suppose) should do the following for their skincare routine:  Double cleanse (first to remove makeup, then to clean your actual skin), tone with an exfoliating toner, tone with a hydrating toner, use any treatments/serums, eye cream and a moisturizer.  It may seem kind of daunting as that's more steps than most people care to do at the end of the day, but I've been doing it for a couple months now and I think it really does make a big difference.  

That brings me to the REN Clarifying Toning Lotion.  This toner has had a hand in making my complexion brighter and more even looking.  It doesn't cause any uncomfortable tingling or anything like that.  It is slightly drying but when used with a hydrating toner (I use Mario Badescu's Facial Spray) it is just fine.  However, because of this, it may not be suitable for very dry skin. I used toner on and off before this, but I think I've become a convert and will be repurchasing this one for the foreseeable future.  

The REN brand in general usually gets really great reviews and is a natural brand using 100% plant and mineral ingredients.  While REN is definitely not a bargain brand, they aren't as crazy expensive as some of the higher end lines out there...aka I can justify buying their products as opposed to some brands that I just can't bring myself to shell out the dough.

Have you tried any REN products?  If so, which ones?  I need to know what to put on my shopping list :)


  1. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I look forward to read your response.


    1. Thank you so much, that is so sweet of you! I'll be sure to post the answers soon.


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