REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion - Review by Jane Mather

“As a make-up artist great skin is imperative to me, as it makes the application of make-up easier and helps to intensify the final make-up look! Within the last year I have become a huge fan of REN products and so was delighted to be selected as one of the first people to try this new product - it has not disappointed! 

I have been using the product morning and evening after cleansing for about a week and already I feel that my skin stays hydrated for longer. The cream has a smooth, creamy texture and lovely flowery scent. The product soaks in well and does not leave a greasy residue. After using Flash Hydro-Boost I don't have to use as much moisturiser to get the final hydrated, well moisturised effect that I like and in turn, my make-up goes on really well. 

My skin feels like it has had a 'boost' - it feels firmer - at 42 years of age long may this continue! Will I be adding this to my 'must have' skin care routine products? I'm not sure, the jury is out at this early stage but it will be interesting to review the effect after 6 months of use.”

- Review left by me on REN’s website, June 2016

Natural Bio-Actives:

Carob Seed Extract: Helps improve skin hydration, facilitating the water flow within the skin layers, plumping and smoothing the skin

Xylitol from Vegetable Bark: Optimises skin water usage. Draws in surface moisture to hydrate and reduce the visibility of fine lines caused by dehydration.

Ceramide from Safflower Oil: Helps to nourish and repair the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss.
— REN website

Three years later and REN’s Flash Hydro-Boost is a ‘must-have’ product in my skincare routine. Why?

  • Super hydrating:
    My skin is mainly ‘dehydrated’, so any product that plumps my skin as well as making it feel less taut scores a major plus-point!

  • Easy to use and smells divine:
    A small amount of this product goes a long way. Apply it with your finger tips onto a cleansed face and neck and then add water onto the skin (again using your finger tips) and massage into the skin until fully absorbed. It’s quickly absorbed and leaves my skin feeling super-hydrated!

    The product can be layered. So currently I’m using a serum, then this Hydro-Boost and then a moisturiser and finally a sunscreen and in no way has this product made my skin feel clogged. In fact my skin feels more refreshed and ready to apply make-up (- if it’s a make-up kind of day!)

  • ‘Clean’ skincare - no toxins, no harsh or controversial chemicals, and no potential irritants

More information about this product can be found by clicking here on REN’s website, and if you give the product a try let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts.