Wednesday, 5 March 2014

REN Hot Cloth Cleanser • Review

the best hot cloth cleanser, clearing up bad skin

Hot cloth cleansers have been all the rage, and I, for one, have been hopping all over that! Just before I started this blog, I suffered a bout of bad skin mainly due to stress, hormones, bad diet and a non-existent skincare routine. It was sudden and I didn't know how to fix it so I left it in hope that it would go away but breakouts, dehydrated, patchy skin was getting me down and nothing worked until I tried a hot cloth cleanser from a competitor brand (rhymes with Schmiz Schmerle...). Ever since, I've been singing it's praises and when I heard REN was launching it's own version, I was excited to try it! It is my favourite type of cleanser and one of my favourite skin care product of all time! 

If you haven't tried hot cloth cleansers before, it's basically a velvety cream which you massage over your face to removes dirt, make up and loosen dead skin cells before removing it with a hot cloth. REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser is a two-phase cleanser that purifies and decongest. It's gentle formula leaves you with soft, smooth and radiant skin. 

It doesn't strip my skin of it's natural oils but it has definitely helped to balance the oils and therefore preventing a breakout. It is so easy to use and the results start working within a few days, and it just makes washing your face and removing make-up a joy rather than an absolute chore. It's gentle on your skin and works well to remove eye make-up completely, it doesn't sting and it doesn't irritate.  To compare this with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, I have to say that the two are really similar in terms of performance and results. However, the smell of the original Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish is something I've always had an issue with (an issue that I gladly tolerate because of how amazing the product is) but the REN cleanser smells so much nicer, which makes me sway towards REN a bit more - as well as the fact that it doesn't contain parabens (YAY!), sulphates, mineral oil or other nasty chemicals and synthetics. You get a 100% cotton flannel with this and although it's has a slightly rougher surface to the usual muslin cloths you get with these kits, which I prefer it because the cotton retains the heat much longer.

This product comes in 150ml with a small cotton flannel included and it retails at £16 from their own website, ASOS, Marks & Spencer, SpaceNK and John Lewis department stores. 

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  1. I've never tried any of the hot cloth cleansers, but REN is a brand I love to use, so this might very well be the first one I get :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I've tried the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish before which I thought was a pretty decent cleanser, but interested in trying this hot cloth version from REN.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  3. I love REN! Tempted to give this guy a whirl when I'm out of my usual cleanser

    Emma | Em & Them

  4. Ooh I might have to try this out!! I love the Liz Earle one, and if this comes with a flannel it is even better! xx

  5. Is this a foaming cleanser? If not, I might try to for him (or ask a overseas friend to get it in stores for me).
    Take care, have a nice day!*

  6. I've heard really good things about this cleanser :) I actually prefer the nSpa version from Asda to the Liz Earle so wonder how this would compare! xx

  7. This product seems to be so good !
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  8. This was something that I wanted to try prior to trying out Liz Earle. However, I didn't get on with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and found the muslin cloth to be too rough so I'm guessing I should give this a miss haha. If only my skin wasn't so sensitive!

  9. I'd be really interested to try this out from REN! I definitely think they know what they're doing with skincare, and I love the process of using a hot cloth cleanser - I find it so relaxing! T xx

  10. I really need to try one of these, I've heard nothing but good things!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  11. I've always been loyal to Cleanse & Polish, but this sounds really lovely! I feel like C&P gives my skin a bit too much moisture when it cleanses, so it doesn't completely balance the oils out on my skin - this sounds a lot better for me! x

  12. Been wanting to try a hot cloth cleanser for a while. I'm so torn between this and the Liz Earle one, definitely need to make my mind up before I purchase both :P

    Peach Pow XO

  13. These sounds quite lovely! I have yet to try REN products but I'm definitely considering this. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  14. I haven't really tried any hot cloth cleanser, which makes me a bad blogger I know, but I don't know what's stopped me?! Considering trying this and just seeing what the results are xxxx

  15. I think the boots #7 has a hot cloth cleanser too. I heard that one is good. I want to try it.

  16. This sounds dreamy, I do love my Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser but this one is defo swaying me. I love Ren skincare bits too and there not overly expensive x

  17. I googled reviews of this cleanser and came across this. You have me sold!

    I use the Liz Earle cleanser but I have done for so long that it's time for a change. Apparently oily skin types should avoid foaming products so this REN cleanser seems quite ideal.



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