Jun 07 2016

Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review: A Perfect Introduction


The Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio is a introductory kit that contains some of Ren’s bestselling products that promise glowing, healthier-looking skin: the Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm, the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask and the Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. I was really, really excited about the trio because I’ve wanted to try the Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm for quite some time. And the other products seemed interesting as well.


Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review


The Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm is described as a “rose infused cleansing balm that gently yet thoroughly melts away dirt and makeup”. It promises to leave skin cleansed, purified, calm, and glowing, to condition the lashes and brows and protect the skin’s defense barrier against everyday environmental stress, free radicals and pollution.


Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review


First of all, I think the Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm in this kit is an incredible value. The full size is 5.1 oz/150 ml and retails for $48.00 USD/£30.00. The size in the Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio is 3.3 oz/100 ml (so 2/3 of a full size) and the whole kit retails for $38.00 USD/£35.00 and includes two other products. And to be honest, I actually prefer the packaging of the kit version. No need to dip fingers into a tub.

Like the name suggests, the balm does smell heavily of rose – so if that’s not you’re thing, this may not be for you. But it’s not a clawing rose – more like a fresh rose. Straight out of the tube, you get a cloudy light-weight airy balm that turns into a clear oil-like substance with the warmth of the skin.


Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review - Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm
Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review - Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm


Even though the balm promises to remove makeup, I use it purely as a cleanser. Taking a dime-sized amount, I massage it into dry skin for about two minutes. Using very warm water, I wet my hands and emulsify the product which turns milky. I then dampen a muslin cloth with very warm water and press into skin, gently wiping (feels so good). Despite being combo, my skin feels nice and clean afterwards but not stripped. If I’ve got a full face on, I’ll use a cleansing water to remove makeup first. I’ve found that while the balm will remove very light makeup it doesn’t work as well on the heavy stuff – especially eye makeup. Also, (this is quite strange) but if I try to use the balm to remove eye makeup it stings my eyes, However if I use it on bare eyelids just to cleanse, it does not.

Despite some minor drawbacks, I really do like this cleanser. With the warmth of the muslin cloth and the herbal-fresh-rose scent infusing the skin, it’s a deeply calming sensory experience.


The Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is described as 10-minute peel mask that renews the complexion, dramatically improves skin tone and texture, minimizes pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is formulated with four AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) including glycolic acid from pinneapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon, and tartaric acid from grape create multi action exfoliation all of which promise to brighten and renew skin, instantly.


Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review
Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review


This Mask has probably had the most significant impact on my skin. I think part of the reason I’ve noticed such great results in terms of skin brightness and clarity is because it’s been a while since I’ve used AHA’s and my skin needed it badly. Saying bye bye to those dead skin cells couldn’t be more satisfying. Plus there’s a lovely, light citrus scent.

The size included in the kit is 0.68 oz/20 ml. A full size Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is 1.7 oz/50ml and retails for $55.00 USD/£32.00. 


The Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is “a 1-minute mask that firms, tones, and smooths the skin with potent, water-activated vitamin C”. It promises to turn a dull complexion bright, instantly.


Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review
Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio Review


I will admit that the Flash Facial was not my favorite product to use at first – it’s got a strong metallic smell that can be off putting. But turns out it’s actually a great Vitamin C option. I love to include Vitamin C in my routine but often times Vitamin C products give me blackheads. This happens to a lot people, apparently. However, after using the Flash Facial consistently for over a month – no blackheads in sight. The FF is not a serum that you apply to the skin but, rather, a treatment/exfoliator type thing. You apply it to dry skin, massage in with some water to activate, leave on for a minute and then rinse.

If you crave immediate gratification then this product is for you – it leaves skin super smooth and glowy after the first use. And you also have the added benefit of the Vitamin C which is a fabulous antioxidant. The one gripe I have is with this packaging. Everytime I squeeze it out of the tube, no matter how careful I am, the product explodes out.

The size included in the kit is 1.3 oz/40 ml. A full size Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is 2.5 oz/75 ml.


I’ve used the Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio of products for 6 weeks and am very happy with the results – especially from the Flash Facial and Mask. Please note that sensitive skin types are advised to test the Flash Facial on a small patch of skin before using and the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is NOT recommended for sensitive skin. I consider my skin mildly to moderately sensitive and I can use both. However, I will note that using the products at the same time (FF followed by Mask) did result in some mild irritation and redness. Although it went away after a few minutes, I still prefer to use those products on different days.

The Ren Skincare Pure Glow Trio retails for and you can find it at Nordstrom, Ren Skincare USA and Ren Skincare UK. Ren products are also sold on Sephora. If you’ve been wanting to try any or all the products included, I highly recommend the kit as the way to go especially for value.



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  1. The Flash Facial sounds so interesting! But my skin is super sensitive so probably not something I could use. Glad to hear you liked it though.

  2. Ohhh, this is a neat little trio and perfect for someone like me who hasn’t tried any from REN yet. Great review, Kimmy!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. The Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask is among my favorite face masks, and I have recently purchased the FF, which I am excited to try.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. I absolutely love the face mask but I didn’t like the 1 minute facial when I tried it! This set looks great value! xx

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  5. I have a REN kit I got ages ago that includes the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I can’t wait to try it! I have sensitive skin but it seems to tolerate AHA quite well. 🙂

  6. I love the Glycolactic mask but wasn’t a big fan of the Flash Rinse treatment as I didn’t see it doing anything to my skin but I should try using both products one after the other to see what effect they will have on my skin when combined 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  7. I looove the gylcolic mask – it seriously works miracles! I really like the Flash Rinse for a quick pick-me-up too, though I agree the packaging doesn’t really work for such a fluid formula!

    Jasmine xx

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