Tuesday, November 27, 2012

REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate serum review

          REN is a plant-based skincare line with a growing following of in-the-know beauty lovers. Their products are full of feel-good ingredients and are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, and silicones. Today I have the REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate to share with you. After all, what could be better than a moisturizing serum to pamper your skin on these cold winter nights? The serum contains bio-extracts including 100% naturally derived Vitamin A, pro-Vitamin A, and Retinoid analogue; these elements are thought to combat the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections, and age spots.

          The REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate serum is oil-based and has a nice olive oil and marmalade/peach scent. It's best to take a few drops of serum, warm it on your palms, and gently pat it onto your skin. The finish is warm and comfortable; it's not a fast-drying serum. There is a layer of oil that leaves skin looking dewy, so you could conceivably skip a moisturizer.

Ingredients Rosa Rubiginosa seed oil, Glycin soja (soybean) oil, Gossypium Harbaceum (cotton) seed oil, Bidens pilosa extract, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract, Parfum*, Linum Usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, Tocopherol, Linalool. *100% Natural Fragrance

         The REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate ($60 for 1.02 oz.) is a nice nightly retinoid treatment for skin. The moisturizing finish of the serum makes it appropriate for normal to dry skin, and nice for winter. When my parents stopped by to visit, my dad decided he liked it, so this little bottle went home with him. It's hard to get him to use any skincare whatsoever, so I think that says something. Thanks for reading! Have you tried REN skincare? What are your favorite products from the line? What nightly serums have you been using lately?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.


  1. I have this serum and like it a lot (keep meaning to review but too much to do!!! :P), though if I use it too often, my acne-prone skin is not happy. But I still really like using it on my neck, décolleté, and backs of hands every night!

  2. Love REN! My sample lasts me quite a but, I don't know if this serum is something for my skin, I think it's a bit to harsh for me in wintertime. Nevertheless, I have some staples from REN and will try the serum in summer again. / Claire

  3. I've been REALLY digging the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask! I think it's the only chemical peel I've tried that doesn't have more alcohol than a bottle of whiskey. It's so gentle yet effective! If I ever had to walk on the red carpet I'd use that beforehand!

  4. I think it's so cute your dad likes this classy herbal/natural brand!!

  5. OMG, that's amazing that your dad took it! lol

    I've been curious about this one but didn't get a chance to test yet. I'm still finishing up the AHA Concentrate but I think I'm halfway convinced that this would be okay for me to use during winter months in lieu of a thick, heavy cream. Love REN!

  6. I'm amazed that your dad took it, too! Although my mum said that a little while ago my dad asked for some sunscreen and skincare...maybe it has to do with age, lol! This sounds really good! I haven't made my mind up about the REN serum that I'm using at the moment, but I think I like it.


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