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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

REN No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm Review

REN No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm is now on my list of favorite products. I just finished using it for the third time this week, and I love the way that my skin feels.
*I received this product as a free consumer sample, not a press sample, from REN. I am not affiliated with REN and my opinions are my own.*

After using this balm, my face feels completely clean but also moisturized and slightly exfoliated. My favorite part is that it thoroughly removed my eye makeup, even my waterproof eyeliner, without irritating my sensitive eyes. (I'm sure it would still be an irritant if it came in direct contact with an eyeball, but it was fine for me on the eyelids.) I have read that some consumers experienced eye irritation. My other favorite balm for removing eye makeup, One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Balm, is wonderful but not as thorough for this purpose.

I took a photo of the consistency for you; it is similar to petroleum jelly (a.k.a. Vaseline). It is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, and a long list of other junk that you may be trying to avoid. (See ingredients list at the bottom of this post.)

My sample is in a squeeze tube, which I prefer, but be advised that the full-size product is packaged in a pot with a screw top. Follow the instructions; if you use this the way use a regular facial cleanser, you will not have good results. (I haven't experienced it, but have read consumer reviews where people didn't like it because it didn't rinse off. It's not supposed to rinse off, but be wiped off, then rinsed.)

REN No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm can be purchased on REN's Web site,, or, 5.1 oz (150ml) for $48.00. (I have also seen it for sale on in the old pump-style packaging for about $39.00 including shipping.) Yeah...I'm not too fond of the price. However, you only need to use a very small amount at a time, so maybe it balances out. And, if I remember correctly, it is still less expensive than my beloved One Love Organics Skin Savior. I would definitely pay more for this product than I would for most.
*I received this product as a free consumer sample, not a press sample, from REN. I am not affiliated with REN and my opinions are my own.*

List of ingredients for anyone who might be interested: 

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Ethyhexanoate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter , Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Parfum* (Fragrance), Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Viola Odorata Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Lecithin, Benzyl Alcohol, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Linalool.
*100% Natural Fragrance - Parfum 100% Naturel --Source link


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