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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Review: REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask

Always on the look-out for products which will clear out my pores and reduce their size, along with a healthy love of face masks, I think it was inevitable that I would eventually try out REN's Invisible Pores Detox Mask! REN claim that this is, "A detoxifying clay mask designed to reduce the appearance of pore size and leave the skin purified, smoothed and toned. Results: Draws out impurities. Helps reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads. Skin looks smoother, firmer and clearer. To Use: Apply a generous amount onto clean skin. Allow to dry until the mask can be removed by gently rubbing the skin with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water."
Ren Invisible Pores Detox Mask Review
Like all REN's packaging, this is lovely; simple and white with clear information printed onto the bottle and an easy-to-use pump which dispenses a generous amount of product, though not quite enough for the whole face. I find I need around 1¼ pumps to cover my whole face with a thin layer of mask. There's no real scent to this beside a slight skincare-type scent which I'd put down to the clay; it's by no means offensive and I can't see it being a problem even for sensitive skins. The mask feels silky and is really easy to spread over the skin, where it feels pleasantly cooling. I've found that as this mask dries, it doesn't tighten on the skin or feel uncomfortable, as some clay-based masks can, but it does flake and crumble off, so I wouldn't recommend eating or drinking whilst waiting!
REN Detox Mask
The instructions do suggest rubbing with the fingertips to remove, but I have to say I tend to wash it off in the shower instead, just because I find that easier. I'm not sure how much of a difference this mask actually makes; my skin does feel calmer and smoother, but I'm not convinced on the claims of reducing pores and blackheads. As clay masks go, this just doesn't feel like anything special; maybe I was expecting it to be extraordinary given all the rave reviews I've read, but for me it's just a clay mask and is probably more expensive than I'd like if I were to repurchase. I'd maybe buy it again if it were on offer but I don't see this being a product I'll go out of my way to buy again once I've finished this bottle.
REN Detox Ingredients
[Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Spirulina Platensis Powder, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Callitris Intratropica Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil.]
REN Detox Mask Review
REN's Invisible Pores Detox Mask is priced at £18 for 50ml and is available from SpaceNK, M&S and other retailers. Have you tried any of REN's face masks? What do you look for in a face mask? What's your favourite product for minimising pores?



  1. I really like this mask and do see some slight improvements after using it, especially around my nose area x

  2. lately i am noticing open pores. i am gonna try this mask

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  3. REN is a brand I would love to experiment with and try out more. I have only ever tried a baby sample of one of their face creams and it was really lovely! I love masks so this sounds perfect for me :D

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  5. Ren sounds like a great working mask :P
    Sorry to hear that it didn't wow'd you!

  6. I find that things claiming to shrink pores never actually work!

  7. Sounds like an amazing product to try x

  8. I'm in two minds about this, I really want to give it a try but something is holding me back.
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  9. I'm not sure I will go and try this product from them after you said you didn't see that it did much for your skin. Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  10. Sounds rather average, could be missed.

  11. I do like a nice clay mask but this sounds a bit expensive for something that doesn't give really obvious results!

  12. I love Ren products can't want to try the new 1 minute mask.


  13. Such a shame that you didn't see results from this, I've heard from others that they have but will avoid as it is quite pricey x


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