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REN Clean Skincare - double win in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards
Today's 'In the Spotlight' is on the beauty cult-classics: REN's Evercalm Day Cream and their Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Wash. It was a winner in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards. The judging panel all loved the density and hydration of this moisturiser and many of us commented how good it was on sensitive skin and did not aggravate red areas. This is a product of long standing. First introduced on the market some twenty years ago it utilises Global protection Complex blending antioxidant and free radicals. This combined with soothing and nourishing seed oils helps protect the skin against both dehydration (and who hasn’t had the central heating on full blast recently) and the effects of pollution which can cause premature ageing.
To showcase this iconic product and celebrate twenty years of its position in the marketplace REN have strengthened its sustainability ethos in the form of the packaging of this lovely cream. REN is genuinely concerned with the packaging using technology which allows for the recycling of plastic waste.
This extends through their product line. The REN CLean Skincare Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash, which awakens and refreshes sluggish skin. REN has teamed up with recycling innovator Terracycle to create their new bottle. Recycled plastic isn’t as clear as first-use plastic - so they chose their Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Wash to sport a darker recycled bottle, in homage to its ocean-sourced bioactives. With this darker 'grey' bottle, it means there will be cleaner beaches, oceans and a healthier planet. This Body Wash won Gold for 'Best Shower Product' in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards as a result of this green and clean ethics. This beauty awards is all about sustainability and REN Clean skincare has shown it from start to finish.
REN state they were the first luxury beauty brand to support this recycling technology in partnership with SABIC and Aptar and named the process “Infinity Recycling’ as part of their aim to achieve zero waste. Infinity recycling implements heat and pressure to break down the plastic waste rather than the existing mechanical method involving cutting plastic down, washing and remelting it.
At the moment the company are absorbing the cost of this new sustainable technology in the hope that it will become less expensive in the future and feature across more brands, All in all a well deserved silver and gold for Ren Clean Skincare in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards Best Sustainable Beauty Product and Best Shower Product. A great proven SPF moisturiser and shower gel that has been repackaged using new technology.
This July's hottest shower gels as tried and tested by the Global Makeup Awards and Global Green Beauty Awards team
Don't be caught out by July showers, indoors not outdoors!
We’ve been having a great time testing shower gels and smelling really sweet. Shower gels are such a pleasure to use and can really awaken and revitalise your morning routine. When choosing a shower gel you've got to go for what is important for you.
Maybe you struggle waking up in the morning - in which case choose a citrusy shower gel with zest to wake you up. If you suffer from dry and dull skin you will need a more performance related shower gel that will hydrate your skin and leave it smooth - perhaps with a light exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Or maybe for you it's all about the materials - is it organic, ethical, natural, zero waste? (If the last things are important to you then you will love reading about our 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards winners which will be announced in our e-magazine Global Makeup Magazine on 10th August.)
As shower gels cover such a huge range of personal choices whether though ingredients, strength or just personal taste, we thought we would touch on some of our July favourites from three well known brands, each with shower gels at a very similar price point, but all delivering something completely different.
We tested The Organic Pharmacy Shower Gel with Lemon & Eucalyptus, REN Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium antifatigue Body Wash and Guava and Gold Paradise Found Bath and Shower Gel.
We’ve loved the healthy and refreshing fragrance when coming out of the shower after using The Organic Pharmacy’s Shower Gel with Lemon and Eucalyptus. You can buy it online for £25.95, in their shops (we love their flagship shop off Argyle Road near Oxford Street station, or even in Selfridges.) The eucalyptus in it has a really clean fragrance without being antiseptic. No sulphides in this product. Just the job to make you feel ready to face a Covid news week. We love the zesty scent which really awakens and refreshes in the morning.
RENs Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Antifatigue Bodywash, which has a RRP of £22.00 is also sulphide free and is infused with a blend of Anti-fatigue Essential oils. What better way to face a busy day.
What you may not have realised about this shower gel, is that is made from 100% recycled plastic, including using ocean plastic. If you are concerned about your plastic use, then this is a great green and clean brand to go for, as they are thinking ethically about their packaging and how they can re-use the plastic which is already out there. You can also enjoy its clean ingredients - Atlantic Kelp Extract is a source of essential minerals to nourish. Magnesium PCA helps moisturise the skin, it also contains Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Rosemary which provide a fresh, energising and uplifting scent.
And finally. Guava and Gold Paradise Found Bath and Shower Gel which has a RRP of £20.00. This shower gel left our judges feeling completely pampered and moisturised. In fact it won Gold in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards.
Paraben free and phthalate free fragrance, this is very much a gel based on the seductive scents Of exotic fruits and flowers and infused with jasmine, tuberose and a base of amber and pink cedar. You of course can't miss the gorgeous packaging of this product and the gold shimmer that it leaves you. A truly indulgent shower gel, this makes for a great present, or you can just spoil yourself.
So whatever takes your fancy from the range of products, you can see there is something perfect for everyone!
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