REN F10 Smooth & Renew Mask

After indulging in a few too many chocolate Santa’s my skin post-Christmas has been a bit congested. My most effective method is my 3 step treatment: exfoliating, clarifying and moisturising, where the first step might be the most important one of all. With many exfoliating masks in the market, REN F10 Smooth & Renew Mask has become my favourite. Gentle, effective and resulting in skin as smooth as a baby’s bum – without the diaper rash, obviously.

It’s fairly similar to their Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – it’s got the same thick and sticky texture though the scent is not as strong. As the F10 Smooth & Renew Mask doesn’t contain as much fruit acids it’s a perfect exfoliating mask for sensitive skin. The mask gently exfoliates and detoxifies the skin and it contains Omega 3 and 6 to reduce skin inflammation, Papain for gentle exfoliation without damaging healthy skin cells and Vitamin C, which aids to reduce skin discolouration. Leave it on for around 10 – 15 minutes and wipe it off with a (muslin) cloth soaked in warm water.

Because of my recent break out and hyper pigmentation spot, it’s the mask I reach for very often. With all the anti-blemish spot treatments my skin is still a bit sore, but the F10 Smooth & Renew Mask is gentle enough for my skin (i.e. it doesn’t leave my skin red and irritated) and somehow my skin feels smoother and looks brighter and more radiant, though the best results are the morning after. I imagine this’d be great as a pre-NYE treatment, and because it’s so gentle it’s fool proof for even the most sensitive skins. Just slap it on thickly tonight and you (and your face) will be ready to dance your legs off tomorrow.

What’s your go-to exfoliating treatment?