Once again Nisa Halid has flown off to London to meet Rui Branco. This time to witness the latest products from REN skincare and to get a chance to try all the new products first hand.
Upon my arrival in London, I was taken to Away Spa, W Hotel to have my REN facial. Afterwards I got to meet Rui Branco, Director of Global Education and Training once again in his office, where we had met a year ago in Old Marylebone Road.
Who is not familiar with REN Skincare? Those who have known and tried this product agrees with the philosophy and concept of REN and its use of environmentally friendly ingredients. Now it’s time to have a look at what REN has to show! Offering modern skin care using the latest technology and scientifically proven formulas to give the best results for the skin.
REN are currently established in 55 countries around the world, which indicates it is a skincare brand to be proud of. REN always sticks to the three concepts namely; performance, purity and pleasure, which represents the latest product formulations, high technology, strict product testing and clinically proven results, REN uses 100 percent of plant materials and active minerals; is free from synthetic ingredients that are not so friendly to the skin. Not only that, REN believes that using the product can make the world a better place and as a consumer, it makes you feel so much better for using it!
Once again, Rui restored my excitement as like last year when he started to speak about the new products. Rui knows his stuff and while presenting makes you feel like you’re part of the REN world. His beautiful smile, engaging eyes and his sense of humour gets everyone laughing and then he hits you with charm and scientific clinical results and you can’t stop to think, “wow, this brand is fantastic”.
What is new with REN? Was my question before entering into the REN office. As I walked in, all I could see was a happy smiling Rui and a table with gorgeous treats and the latest product lines arranged on the table. I was so itching to give it a try. I kept telling myself ” I can’t wait to try them. Smell them. Touch them, and to see the amazing results!’ Once invited to sit around the table, I managed to see all the products one by one.
Rui Branco, Global Director of Education explaining the new products from REN Skincare.
Nisa Halid and Rui Branco, Global Director of Education.
Rui Branco, Global Director of Education and Training.
Did you know at REN we have a variety of textures to cleanse the skin? I am quite impressed with the emphasis and focus highlighted by REN on skin cleansing. “Washing your skin is important, it is the basic preparation to prepare skin before using skincare and make-up,” explains Rui. Seeing Rui explaining the Rosa Centifolia range products raises my excitement. The range features No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm, Foaming Cleanser, Cleansing Gel, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. Its like bringing the Spa environment back home and you can achieve the same results! Each of these products have advantages and how to use them.
Rui said, “Each one gives a different effect and result, Cleansing Balm calms, soothes and cleanses, while protecting the skin from environmental stress, free radicals and every day pollution. Cleansing Gel and Foaming Cleanser also give approximately the same results the only difference is the texture. Both cleanses gently removes dirt, pollution and make-up, and leaves the skin feeling balanced, refreshed and soothes the skin, it also has pore reducing actives. The last in the series is the Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser to remove impurities and dead skin cells to reveal a smoother skin and leaves the skin soft and healthy looking; and it has this cooling and refreshing feeling! ”
Rui encourages us to try, and feel the various products, I had explained that I’ve used some of them during my facial earlier. The difference is significant compared to before and after use. Skin so much brighter, not only does it look calmer, it is more shining and perfect. I couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel and try out my own personal cleansing system.
After Rui finished explaining the cleanser, he kept us in suspense for REN’s latest innovative product. Rui introduces the new Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial that can reduce wrinkles by 15 percent, increases the luminosity of skin by 24 per cent and 100 per cent of women said their skin felt smoother, had a healthy glow and immediate tautness after use. According to Rui, “Use every three days. Apply to clean face and neck and massage directly with circular movements. Then, moisten your fingertips with water and massage again to activate the vitamin C. Massage for one minute and rinse thoroughly. The great thing is how quickly the products works to achieve such amazing skin results. How does it works on your skin? Rui replied, “This product contains a gel containing boswellic acid, magnesium and 10 percent of stable vitamin C in a silica/glyceride matrix which prevents the activation and oxidation of the product.”
Rui went on to show the final product for the season, the new anti-aging range – V-Cense which includes Youth Vitality Day Cream and Revitalising Night Cream. Products that moisturise your face during the day with a multi-active formula to prevent and reduce the signs of premature ageing, an active complex for boosting energy and elasticity in the skin, protects against free radical damage while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin remains hydrated, protected and radiant. Revitalising Night Cream protects the skin and contains collagen boosting properties. Formulated with an active complex which includes Vitamin C and Boswellic Acid, while offering a cocktail of micronutrients which are important for the skin, but also reduces free radical and oxidative damage!
The REN office is conveniently located close to the Landmark Hotel where I was staying during my stay in London. Later that day, I got a chance to have a casual, yet personal chat with Rui over High Tea at The Parlour at Sketch restaurant. I just fell in love with him.
This ended the evening and with all the information I received from REN and Rui, I now have the pleasure to share with you all in Malaysia!
The full article featured in September’s issue of Glam Magazine in Malaysia.
This article was featured in September issue of Glam, Malaysia.
My dearest Nisa, always a pleasure to spend some time with you. You are a ray of sunshine. Thank you for the wonderful article and the photos. Look forward to our next adventure together. Keep smiling ‘-)
Love n Light
Beauty and the Chameleon ‘-)