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Review: REN Ultra Moisture Cleansing Milk

UPDATE 2015 - Unilever acquired REN

A few months back I purchase REN Ultra Moisture Cleansing Milk.  When my Tropic cleanser ran out I dusted this one off and set about using it.  REN products do not contain petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours, TEA, DEA, glycols, silicones, PEGS. REN are against animal testing and the Ultra Moisture cleanser is dermatologist tested and approved.

REN offers a wide variety of products for different skin types and this cleanser falls within the Dry Skin range.  It is described as A cleansing milk formulated to gently yet thoroughly cleanse dry skin without leaving it dehydrated or tight”.  I was surprised at the creamy texture because in the past when I have used cleansing milks they tended to be runny.  The fragrance is very gentle and naturally sourced.

So what do I think? Recently I have been reviewing balm cleansers so it felt strange to go back to milk cleanser.  I think I prefer the richness a balm offers me.  I have found this cleanser comforting as it has not left my face dry nor has it irritated my skin.  

REN cater to various skin types and there are another 7 cleansers to choose from, one of these is a balm.  The Ultra Moisture cleanser costs £18 (150ml pump dispenser bottle). I do not dislike this cleanser but I do not love it either.  I think it’s fair to say I sit on the fence with this one.  I will not be re-purchasing as I definitely prefer the Tropic cleanser (which by the way is cheaper at £14.95 for 170ml).

Has anyone else tried REN skincare? What did you think?

Sarah x


  1. I have always wanted to try REN skincare, but have heard very mixed reviews. I think its one of those very hit and miss ranges. x

  2. @Bright Town Girl at the end of the day we are all different but for me there certainly was no wow factor. I still think it maybe worth a try especially if you see a special offer

  3. im really into balms lately but I fi fancy going back to milk ones i might give this ago!

  4. @Laura if you do make a purchase I would be interested to hear what you think

  5. Really sound that you love Tropic cleanser ! Havent tried the range yet.....:-)

  6. @Mademoiselle yes its perfect for my skin I'm afraid everything I buy from now on has to live up to that standard :)