Tuesday, 26 April 2016

REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist

There’s a flashy and innovative new product on the market from REN that has been created to instantly protect your skin from major urban pollutants.

REN’s Flash Defence Anti Pollution Mist shields and protects your skin from the ageing effects of environmental pollution and harmful free radicals in an innovative new way.

Here’s a little bit of scientific info just to explain why your skin could benefit from using this product.

“UV light and environmental pollutants including cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes and heavy metals generate free radicals on the surface of the skin. Free radicals induce oxidative damage that puts skin cells in a state of ‘oxidative stress’. Asphyxiated and intoxicated, the skin loses its radiance and a grey looking complexion sets in.”

To be honest I can totally buy that- I only have to think back to the days of commuting into London and how grimy, grim and dirty my skin would feel come the end of the day. I couldn’t wait to get my make up off!

So, this mist helps protect your skin in several ways;

It contains something Biosaccharide Gum which is derived from sugar and yeast and forms a non sticky, invisible protective layer that acts like a second skin to shield your skin from the major pollutants.

Zinc and Manganese Amino Acids protect the skin from oxidative stress, Quercetin boosts the antioxidant capacity of the cell stimulating skin repair and Alfa-glucan helps to remove altered cell components and detoxify to increase cell longevity.

Yeah, all sounds quite complicated and technical doesn’t it!

So now you’ve heard all the sciency bits, here’s for the part where I tell you what its like.

To be honest, it’s a plain and simple mist that has a very light, fresh scent.

After you’ve applied your make up, simply spritz it liberally over your face, neck and décolleté.
It disappears almost instantly and to be honest, you’d never know it was there. 

Now, while I love the idea in principal, after finding out that a bottle costs £24 I am personally of the opinion that this is somewhat of a luxury product.

If you work in a city and are exposed to serious amounts of pollution on a daily basis then you know what, Its probably a worthwhile buy. 

My only bug bear is that you don’t see huge results or differences in your skin instantly. That said, you can simply sit back and know that you are giving your skin a helping hand against all the rubbish in the air around you.

REN’s new Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist is available now from the REN website and costs £24.

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