May 31, 2013

A Lilac Encounter with REN

As part of the TheLilacBox bloggers, I was so pleased to be invited to KENS apothecary for a Lilac Encounter with REN. Have you heard about this London based brand, REN? Honestly, I haven't heard of it hence, I was very curious to know more about this brand and I'm glad I did.

REN skincare is by London-based founders Robert Calcraft and Antony Buck. The thing that got them started was the day Buck’s wife developed adverse reactions to almost every skincare product she used during her first pregnancy. She spoke to Buck who got interested and he spoke to Robert who also got interested and from then, a seed was planted. Both men later found out that “clean skincare” products were “incredibly difficult” to make.  But the more they looked, the more interested they were and the more they were convinced there's another way of seeing the skincare market and beauty industry.

In September 2000, Calcraft and Buck launched the new skincare range that was free from synthetic fragrance and colours, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, animal ingredients, GM (genetically modified) ingredients, sulfates and parabens. The creators named the brand “REN” which means “CLEAN” in Swedish. Starting out with two modest shops in London, the brand now has outlets worldwide, and fans include celebs like Alanis Morisette, Jude Law, Kate Winslett and Nigella Lawson.

REN skincare range is only sold in KENS Apothecary. Here's the one at Bangsar Village II (the other is at Empire Shopping Gallery) where we were invited for a simple workshop to get to know REN better.

REN products.

They have skin range for sensitive skin, blemish prone, combination skin and all skin types. 

We were served some tea while..

Terry, marketing manager of REN Malaysia briefed us about the products. 

The Lilac Bloggers listening carefully about how awesome Ren products are!

98.4% of REN products are made of natural ingredients while the remaining percentage are made of preservatives. So, it is free from any chemicals which is harmful to skin. Their bottles are recyclable and bio degradable. Even the inks for the description on the bottles are made of soy inks! That's how natural and environmental friendly this brand is!

The unique thing about this brand is the vacuum packaging for the products. See Terry taking out the vacuum packaging. It preserves the ingredients because their products contain little preservatives and have a shelf life of 2 years. 

The brand also does its bit to minimise the use of the world’s limited natural resources by donating a minimum of 2.5% of its profits to campaigns that promote a better environment and life for the less fortunate.

These are the best sellers of REN.
Max Moisture Concentrate- RM199 for 30ml
Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk- RM119 for 150ml.
Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream- RM205 for 50ml
Keep Young and Beautiful SH2C Serum- RM305 for 30ml
Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask- RM175 for 50ml

These are my absolute favourites!!
The award winning Morrocan Rose Otto Oil range made from 100% natural rose oil =))
The smell is heavenly- it gives a sweet, floral, feminine note that is utterly charming and beguiling!!!
L-R: Body lotion, body wash, body oil and bath oil.

So true!

Yes, imagine standing in this garden? *dies*
Look at how gorgeous Moroccan roses are? 
And 10,000 petals are used in every bottle of REN's Moroccan Rose Bath Oil!

My pick: The Morrocan Rose body oil.
Winner of Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2009!

You just need a little and rub on your skin and just feel how lightweight and moisturised it is and of course the lovely scent!!
Moroccon Oil is said to be more expensive than Gold! But of course REN does not believe in over pricing their products. This body oil costs RM199 for 100ml.

Thank you REN for the wonderful gift =)

I immediately used the Morrocan Rose Otto body wash and bath oil.
Bathing will never been the same again hehehe
I just can't describe how heavenly the smell is until you actually try it =))
Body wash is priced at RM109 for 200ml
Bath oil is RM159 for 110ml

Had a lovely encounter with REN!
Do check it out at Kens Apothecary!

Special thanks to The Lilac Box- the only premium brand beauty box in Malaysia. This is a Lilac Bloggers initiative and so happy to be a part of the team =)

1 comment:

  1. this sounds so good. cant wait to try REN. thank you for the post. CY'13.