One of the products I was most excited to try from my self-built Birchbox (more about that here) was the new REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial. I’m a big fan of overnight treatments – just popping something on my face and going to sleep in the knowledge that I’ll wake up with better skin feels like the biggest beauty win possible!
After half using the tiny sample tube, this product has already earnt itself a permanent place on my bedside table. You don’t need to use much at all, and almost immediately your skin feels so incredibly soft – you can actually feel it working. There is a slightly sweet smell to start with, followed up with a bit of an alcoholic/yeasty scent – not unpleasant, more ‘interesting’, but it doesn’t hang around. And then you just drift off to sleep and let the magic happen. In the morning, skin is softer and more radiant.
I’ve been using this over Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum – you can use a moisturiser on top of the treatment but I haven’t felt the need to as my skin feels so immediately plumped and I want to leave the active ingredients to do their job. I will definitely be purchasing a full-size version of this once my sample has run out.