REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost – Supercharge your skin with water

I’ve been a huge fan of REN Skincare ever since I first tried their products in 2014. One of my favourites is still the REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial. Today I want to tell you about their new kid on the block… Flash Hydro-Boost.

Introducing the new REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost

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A water-charging hydration booster designed to work in harmony with the skin, to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration by enhancing the skin’s ability to transfer, lock and retain moisture. Long term use helps to reduce fine lines and prevent water loss from the skin.
Water is the skin’s elixir of youth and the most essential anti-ageing ingredient. New hydra technology is the key to understanding the biology of water control and capture within the skin. Hyaluronic Acid boosts water in the cells to optimise levels, plumping the skin from within whilst Germ Peptide allows the transport and circulation of water throughout the skin. Xylitol promotes water capture from the environment and ceramides, fatty acids and phospholipids create the ultimate barrier against water loss.
Skin is instantly plumped and regains a fuller, smoother appearance. Long term, skin is protected from the ageing effects of dehydration.

I haven’t been using it for long enough to comment on the long term results, but I can tell you that the product is an absolute treat to use. I have been struggling with dehydration, and this emulsion does hydrate on contact. And the fact that it is water activated is pretty cool – you first apply the product to cleansed skin, then you add a tiny bit of water to your finger tips and massage the emulsion into your skin until fully absorbed. It feels absolutely lovely and if you are a REN Skincare fan, I’m sure you’ll love using it too.

REN Flash Hydro-Boost retails for R740 for 40ml and is available at selected Woolworths stores and REN online (

Happy shopping!


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Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque Review

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask Review Pretty Please Charlie

Fast-acting, easy-to-remove masque rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin. Volcanic Ash, Sea Silt, Bamboo Extract and alpha hydroxy acids further accelerate skin brightening with dual-action exfoliation. Niacinamide helps reduce congestion and calm the skin while Chilean Wild Mint helps refine pores. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?! And it is. I think my pic is evident that I really enjoy using this mask.

What I love most about it is that it’s an all-in-one. It detoxifies, brightens, invigorates, exfoliates plus it fights ageing, breakouts and sensitivity. I swear Dermalogica had my skin in mind when they made this beaut.

The Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque is suitable for all skin types, but if you have dry skin, they recommend to keep it on for about 7 minutes. Honestly, I didn’t know about the 7 – 10 minutes recommendation and I just leave it on till it’s completely dry.

My skin feels soft and smooth and looks clear and bright after every use. I used it on Saturday just before I applied my makeup for a wedding, and my skin looked amazing.

The Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque is not cheap, but I think it’s worth every cent of the recommended retail price of R790.

Well done Dermalogica!


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