REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel. My everyday cleanser.


What is it? Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel is a sulfate-free gel which removes make-up, oil, dirt and pollution while toning, soothing and retaining the skin’s natural moisture and minimising pores. The product is infused with Centifolia Rose Petals to reduce oxidative damage and tone facial muscles; Rosa Damascena Extract to give skin a radiant glow, and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice to calm irritation and leave skin de-stressed.

Who is it for? All ages and all skin types.  Paraben and alcohol free and suitable for vegetarians.

How do you use it? Apply one pump onto damp hands and lather, massage on your face and neck, then rinse and gently pat dry.

What’s the damage? £17 for 150ml

Score: 💋💋💋💋💋



This is a product I use nearly every day, but its so good it sort of gets forgotten.  I trial a lot of products which tend to be in my evening regime as I have more time then, but on a morning when I need a good gentle cleanser, this is what I use. I’ve repurchased again and again.  Apparently it has a mild rose fragrance, which because of numerous sinus operations I can’t smell. If I do smell a product you know it’s going to be too highly fragranced to be suitable for sensitive skins!

Also, being a REN product it ticks all of the “green/clean/natural” boxes. REN’s philosophy is clean, safe skincare, with no toxins, no harsh or controversial chemicals and no potential irritants. REN products use only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and are free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients.  Their goal is to have zero waste by 2021, so all of their packaging is 100% recyclable or refillable and made with reclaimed ocean plastic.  If you’re in your 20s and 30s then I think you can just stick to the natural products (depending on skin type), but I found that once into my 40s and 50s I’ve had to mix it up with science based products as well in order to get the results I’m after.

In conclusion, I can’t recommend this particular cleanser highly enough.

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Coco Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum* (Fragrance), Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Rosa Damascena Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol *100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel


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