Feb 18 2011


I recently made 3 fabulous purchases that I’m loving!


The cleanser leaves my face feeling clean but not dry and no residue. The exfoliator is not to harsh. Just enough to give my skin a level of deeper cleaning than the cleanser. Once or twice a week I like to follow the exfoliator with the Detox Mask. My pores look a lot better after and my skin feels great. All three of these products smell amazing as well!

I feel like I’ve just taken a little trip to the spa after I’ve used them because my skin looks, feels, and smells lovely.

REN is a company that is serious about keeping it’s products CLEAN.

Their products are free from skin-unfriendly ingredients including: Synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, synthetic colours, animal ingredients and parabens.In addition, REN products do not contain potential irritants including: glycols and diglycols (such as propylene glycol), PEG’s, PPGs, urea, D.E.A, T.E.A, PABA and other synthetic sunscreens, aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarbons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, alkanolamines, synthetic AHAs/BHAs, polyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, poloxamer, styrene, vinyl, polyquaternium, synthetic chelating agents, nylon, nitriles, nitrates, nitrosamine releasers, bromates, fluor, aluminum and alumina etc.

Here is what they have to say about animal testing and animal ingredients in their products…..

“We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.

Our vegan products are included in the Vegan Society Animal Free Shopper 6th Edition.

You should however be made aware that all ingredients used in cosmetics products were tested on animals at some point in the past in order to be allowed to be used in skincare formulations. As a consequence, some companies apply a fixed cut off date where they will not use ingredients that have been launched (and therefore tested on animals) after a certain fixed date. The question of a fixed cut-off date is an issue that has only quite recently been raised (at least for us). We are investigating the implications of introducing a fixed cut-off date but, as I’m sure you can imagine, this is quite a complex exercise.

At the same time we are keeping a close eye on the legislation that has been proposed by the EC in the area of animal testing of ingredients in Europe. Our understanding is that there is a proposal in place to ban animal testing of ingredients in Europe and that products that contain ingredients that have been tested on animals elsewhere in the world will not be allowed to be sold in Europe. It may be that legislation will ultimately deal with the issues – at least the legislation will apply to every company and not just the few who currently apply fixed cut-off dates.”
They clearly take animal rights seriously. I feel comfortable not only that their products work well and are clean, but that they are kind!


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