I don’t know about you, but 90% of the facial masks I try don’t impress me. So when I find a mask that actually does make a noticeable difference, I get all happy inside. (It’s kind of like a non-alcoholic version of a martini.)
Ren Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask is one of those products.
I’ve never particularly been drawn to the Ren brand. “Ren” means “clean” in Swedish.
Unfortunately, it’s also the name of Dracula’s sycophant, bug-eating assistant, and that’s who I think of when I hear the name.
I don’t mind that it’s not all natural, God knows I use plenty of “un-natural” skin care products. I just don’t like that they’re acting "so salt of the earth". Tirade over.
This peel mask is made with natural fruit acids and papaya enzymes. They describe it as a “gentle but potent exfoliating peel, that renews the complexion, reduces fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone, firmness and radiance”. I concur with all those claims.
They also state it’s “especially recommended for dull, mature, and congested skin prone to blemishes and blackheads”. (OMG, are they sure they’re haven’t named the brand after Dracula’s Ren?)
The saleswoman at Sephora said not to leave it on for more than the recommended 10 minutes, because acid peels can damage the skin on a cellular level, if left on too long.
I’m glad she told me that, because I usually leave it on longer, thinking it'll burn its way down to newly formed, infant-like skin. (I know it’s in there somewhere.)
Ren gives, 2.5 percent of their profits to the environment, which is nice, but at $55, it’s not cheap.
That said, I’ve never used a peel that so impressively burned the fine lines right off my face. Therefore, I highly recommend getting a free sample at Sephora. If you like the results, it might be worth the splurge.
Ren answers, "yes, master" to your request for younger-looking skin. (Hey Ren, feel free to use that line in your brochures;)
Anyone have any favorite peels to recommend?