After being stuck in a basket in a drawer for a few good months now... and most definitely past it's use by date (though still smelling fine and working just as well I would assume) I thought I would write up a little re-review of my REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I reviewed this so long ago now that I don't remember what I wrote (yes, I really am too lazy to go and hunt it down at this moment in time - it's been a long day) but I know that it was as glowing as this mask is meant to make my skin.
As bloggers we have a tendency to use and review so many beauty products that it gets a little overwhelming. The next big thing is always pushing it's way onto our dressing tables and pushing the old into drawers to gather dust... no matter how much we claimed to love them in said glowing reviews. It's inevitable... we're fickle.
I was much that way with this REN offering, proclaiming my love for a little while before it got used less and less... until one day I stuffed it out of sight. However there was also another reason besides an expanding collection that this got pushed aside, I had a reaction. At the time I hadn't fully switched to green beauty and I used an infamous exfoliating toner pretty much everyday, someone fooled me into thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread and would cure every skin problem I'd ever had (wrong but we'll save that for another day). I then went ahead and used my REN mask after quite some time without use and my skin imploded. After only a minute or so the mask started to sting a lot which then developed into a burning pretty quickly and I couldn't wash my face quick enough. A red, bumpy, blotchy mess was waiting for me afterwards and my skin was sore for days. It was just too much.
I tried again a month or two later and the same happened again though not quite as bad, but enough for me to put it away for a very long time, I couldn't bare to throw it away "just incase" but I know now that acid treatments as powerful as this are not for me these days and I much prefer the gentle masks I mentioned in this post (if only REN hadn't discontinued their F10 Smooth & Renew mask.. as that was fab).
Have you ever fallen out of love with a beauty product?