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REN Clean Skincare (Brand That Says NO To ‘Unfriendly’ Ingredients) Is Finally In Town!


If you are a skincare junkie and prefer skincare products that contain NO parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, TEA/DEA and silicones, you may probably aware of this brand named REN Clean Skincare.

A few Saturdays ago, I was glad to have my first preview on REN Clean Skincare range at Escentials Paragon with Rui Branco, REN’s international Director of Education and Training, to unveil the REN universe and the secret to radiant skin.

Rui demonstrated the correct application and regimen while introducing the range of REN products.


REN Clean Skincare Profile

REN Clean Skincare, with REN actually means ‘clean’ in Swedish, was created in September 2000 by Robert and Antony. It is the first-ever truly desirable skincare range that are FREE from synthetic fragrance and colors, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, animal ingredients, GM ingredients, PEGS, TEA/DEA, sulfates and parabens.

Robert and Antony, the founders of REN Clean Skincare whose ultimate aim is to create advanced, effective products that are 100% plant and mineral-derived, soon realized from the start on why no one else was developing clean skincare products as these products actually are incredibly difficult to make. However, helped by unfailing enthusiasm and the expertise of a brilliant French cosmetic pharmacologist Dr Colette Haydon, REN began to take shape. With 2 London shops, core-brand status in Space NK and a presence in big-name department stores in the UK and abroad, REN is already a great success.


Say NO to unfriendly ingredients!

REN Clean Skincare is formulated with NO skin-unfriendly ingredients such as : synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, synthetic colors, animals ingredients, silicone and parabens.

In addition, REN products do not contain potential irritants including glycols and diglycols (such as propylene glycol), PEG’s, PPGs, urea, D.E.A, T.E.A, PABA and other synthetic sunscreens aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, alkanolamines, synthetic AHA/BHAs, poyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, poloxamer, styrene, vinyl, polyquaternium, synthetic chelating agents, nylon, nitriles, nitrates, nitrosamine releasers, bromates, fluor, aluminum and alumina.


Below are some of the products I’ve previewed during the event.

REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm is a unique cleansing makeup cleansing product that helps remove all trace of makeup and dirt from the skin.

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Review – Rosken Firming & Nourishing Cream


Out of curiosity, I bought this Rosken Firming & Nourishing Cream, a body cream, which I found at one of the neighbourhood drugstore, to see how believing is the claim which said “to firm the skin by up to 60% in 28 days”. WOW!!? 

Product claims

With unique BiOpti-Firm+ Plus CoQ10, Collagen and Elastin, firm the skin by up to 60% in 28 days. Firms, tones and nourishes skin for 24 hour protection. Rosken Firming & Nourishing Cream includes the latest in cosmeceutical skin firming technology to create a highly specialised moisturizing body lotion that visibly improves skin firmness, tone and elasticity. A special blend of luxurious emollients leaves skin perfectly moisturized and silky smooth. 


Rosken Firming & Nourishing Cream contains some natural emollient ingredients like almond oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride and cetyl alcohol. It also contains lactic acid, a alpha hydroxy acid extracted from milk, which helps to exfoliates cells on the surface of skin by breaking down the material that holds skin cells together.

Other good water-binding ingredients like serine, elastin and urea; antioxidant ingredients like tocopheryl acetate, BHT and yeast extract can be found in the product. It does not contains paraben. 


Light, non-oily and easily absorbed onto the skin


After 28 days, there is not visible improvement on firming, toning or giving the skin more elasticity as it claimed. But it does moisturize my skin pretty well. No improvement on the cellulite reduction too.


Will I buy it again? …… Maybe!


Review – Rosken High Potency Vitamin E Cream

I came across this Rosken Skin Repair High Potency Vitamin E Cream the other day when I were shopping at Watsons and what caught my eyes is the label ‘High Potency Vitamin E‘. Rosken, one of Australia’s most trusted and respected skincare brand, combines unique ingredients in their products to provide the best skin care protection.

This emollient-rich body cream is branded to promote cell regeneration for scarring, stretch marks and blemishes.


Its key ingredient, vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate), is said to have many proven benefits. Being an excellent antioxidant, when applied topically to skin, that protect cells against free-radical damage due to sun exposure. An added protection against UVA and UVB rays. Also provide hydration while restoring firmness and elasticity. 

It also contains glycerin, a humectant that attracts water and petrolatum that can help the skin’s outer layer recover from damage, reduce inflammation, and generally heal the skin.

The setback of this product is that it contains some small amount of harmful ingredients like phenoxyethanol – a preservative that may irritate skin, mineral oil – may cause allergic reactions and 10 different types of parabens – widely-used preservatives that may pose health risk.


As this is an emollient-rich cream, the texture tends to be slightly thick and it is more ideal for dry skin.


I have noticed some improvement on my scar marks significantly, as they have appeared to be lighter now.


Will I buy it again? …… Maybe!


Rosken is available at Watsons, Guardian and pharmacy stores