John And Ginger
REN Clean Skincare is famous for being clean and effective. REN offers a range of products to suit every skin type and their own needs at affordable prices without compromising the results. This toxin free skincare range is made in the UK, formulated with ethically sourced pure plant and mineral derived extracts, giving you healthier, younger and more beautiful looking skin. You can now buy REN skincare products online with free skin care samples with your order at John And Ginger, we are an authorised UK stockists.
Gift sets that include everything you need for beautiful, healthy skin, offering great value to spoil yourself or someone you love.
Gently remove impurities and gently yet thoroughly melt away dirt and make up without irritation.
To leave your skin feeling invigorated and smooth, restoring a healthy complexion targeting dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles.
Instantly lift, replenish and dramatically brighten and hydrate these delicate areas that often show signs of stress.
A range of grooming products so you can experience the perfect shave, leaving skin smooth, soft and hydrated.
Choose from a range of moisturisers to suit your skin type, with antioxidant protection, visibly smoothing fine lines, improving skin tone...
A range of transforming treatment that work overnight to leave skin brighter, more luminous and refined in the morning.
Formulated to address signs of ageing, pigmentation and sensitivity, giving you dramatic results as skin is left clearer, plumper, revived...
A gentle and effective range of cleansers with natural Rose Extract to tone, soften and soothe your skin while cleansing.
Hydrate and replenish your skin, giving it everything it needs to stay healthy and hydrated.
Train your skin to be less sensitive and protect it against environmental aggression and pollution.
Combining active ingredients to encourage combination skin to normalise and re-balance.
Specifically formulated to banish urban grey and to help skin fight the signs of fatigue and the first signs of ageing.
Effectively treat problem skin leaving it clear and healthy while avoiding tightness, discomfort and redness.
Utilising breakthrough bio active technology to deliver retinol results without irritation.
Uses advanced bio actives, to keep skin looking younger for longer.
Specifically formulated to reveal a renewed, revitalised and radiant complexion.
From exfoliating body balms, body creams, washes and bath oils, designed to help skin achieve its perfect balance.
A multi action formula that not only brightens skin tone and gives lasting hydration but visibly tones and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin is left radiant.Add to Basket
This skin perfecting serum visibly improves the look and health of skin yet also primes skin for makeup without the use of silicones.Add to Basket
This facial oil acts as a powerful shield to dry skin, strengthening your skins protective barrier, restoring glow and radiance.Add to Basket
Ren based their products in three milestones: Performance, Purity and Pleasure.
Can I use the products whilst pregnant?
None of our products contain ingredients at levels which should cause concern during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. However, certain products contain ingredients such as essential oils that some women choose to avoid entirely during pregnancy. If you have any concerns at all we advise you to consult your GP or pharmacist and show them the ingredient list before using the product. please read the ingredients before using it.
Are the products suitable for Vegans?
All REN products other than the products listed below are suitable for vegans:
Do they test on animals?
They are not tested on animals or on their behalf by any third party.
It is unfortunately the case that every ingredient used in all skincare products would have been tested on animals at some point in the past by the ingredient supplier prior to the ingredient being licensed for use in cosmetic products. However, the European Commission has implemented a marketing ban on any cosmetic products that have been tested on animals or contain ingredients that were tested on animals after 11th March 2013. This means that any products that are tested on animals after this date or contain ingredients that were tested on animals after this date are now banned from sale in the EU.
Do the skin products contain Gluten?
The following products contain Gluten:
Is there any SPF in your moisturisers?
REN moisturisers do not contain SPF ingredients and we would recommend the use of additional sun protection if you are outside for long periods.
Has the Damask Rose Ramnose Biosaccharide Body Cream been discontinued?
The Damask Rose Ramnose Biosaccharide Body Cream has changed name to Moroccan Rose Otto Body Cream. It also has a new and improved formula.
Have you discontinued the Grapeseed, Shea Butter And Jojoba Body Cream?
The Grapeseed, Shea Butter And Jojoba Body Cream has changed name to Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream. It also has a new and improved formula.
Can it be used on children?
As a general rule we would recommend using just small amounts of as few products as possible on young children. Having said this, REN Clean Skincare products are free from skin-unfriendly ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, pore-blocking petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, synthetic colours, animal ingredients, parabens or other potential irritants and so are particularly suitable for children. If your child has any particular allergies or skin conditions then you should first consult your GP or pharmacist.
Is the packaging recyclable?
The bottles we use are almost entirely recyclable and can be returned to REN (at FREEPOST REN) for recycling. Please note that this service is only available in the UK.
Organic is a term principally used in relation to food where it has a clear and well-understood definition - the growing and preparation of food products without the use of chemical fertilisers, GM ingredients and chemical additives such as preservatives, colourings etc.
Increasingly, however, organic is a term that is being applied to skincare products. Currently, its meaning in this context is rather vague. On one hand the definition of organic when applied to essential oils and vegetable oils used in skincare products is clear since it is similar to food products. However, it is impossible to make skincare products using just essential oils and vegetable oils. It is in the area of the other ingredients necessary in skincare such as emulsifiers, stabilisers, preservatives and so on that the term “organic” is harder to sensibly define.
At REN they are concerned that a focus on the word “organic” is being used to distract consumers away from the more serious issues about the ingredients contained in the skincare products they are buying. For example, an “organic” sulfate (ie derived from organic coconut oil) is still as harsh a detergent as one that is derived from ordinary coconut oil. The real challenge is to create foaming products that use more gentle alternatives to sulfates.
REN's approach is to make Clean products. By Clean we mean: modern, sophisticated, effective, pleasurable to use products that are free from the skin-unfriendly ingredients routinely used in the skincare industry today. REN does not use synthetic fragrance or colours, pore-blocking petrochemicals, silicones, sulfates, PEGs, TEA/DEA, parabens, urea or animal ingredients in their products.
From REN's technical point of view it is hugely difficult to make excellent products without using these standard ingredients. However, the feedback REN gets clearly demonstrates the value of the time and effort that REN and their chemists put into finding new ways of formulating products.
As part of our aim to produce only Clean products REN believes that sourcing organic essential oils and plant oils wherever possible is worthwhile. REN is already using a significant number of organic plant extracts and oils and REN is working to ensure that ultimately all the plant extracts and oils we use are organic.
In summary, using organic oils is only one (relatively small) part of producing skincare products that genuinely care for the skin.
Do it use preservatives?
REN uses vacuum packaging for our products. This packaging ensures that germs from the air and from your fingers cannot come into contact with the product in the bottle. This reduces the requirement for preservative to an absolute minimum. REN is continually reviewing the preservatives that they use.
Can I get an allergic reaction from the products?
Although allergic reactions to REN products are very rare indeed, if you think you have suffered an allergic reaction, please stop using the product. It is possible to be allergic to pretty much anything including essential oils and other natural ingredients. If you suspect you have a sensitivity we would strongly recommend that you test a small amount of any new product on the inside of your elbow. If you experience any redness or tingling you should not use the product.
Why do the products come in cartons?
Cartons had to be introduced as international regulations require that we label our products in different languages. Our cartons are made from paper from managed forests and are printed with vegetable ink.
The pump on my product is not working, what do I do?
Occasionally an air bubble gets into the pump and stops it working. Almost always the following method will clear the air from the pump. Hold the bottle upside down with the lid on and bang the bottle down against a hard surface two or three times. You would need to ensure not to do this on a surface that will mark. This will almost always clear the air bubble. If the problem persists please contact us.
Do the skin products contain synthetic microbeads?
We do not use synthetic microbeads (Plastic Beads) in any of our products. The Micro Polish Cleanser contains Amber Powder as the exfoliator and the Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser contains microbeads of Jojoba Wax as the exfoliator.
Is the BB Cream available in different shades?
The Satin Perfection BB Cream does not come in different shades, however it contains colour adaptive technology and adjusts to a wide range of skin tones.
It's very difficult to be entirely precise when it comes to words like “natural” and "chemical". Every ingredient in every cosmetic product is a chemical in the sense that it consists of molecules made up of atoms of chemical elements. In addition, many natural (ie not synthetically derived) compounds are poisons (eg arsenic) and so to use the term "natural" is also meaningless without further explanation.
Instead of natural vs chemical we tend to take the following approach: We aim to produce products that exploit the latest advances in cosmetic technology whilst avoiding skin-unfriendly ingredients. This is technically very difficult and is also very expensive in terms of time and money. A large part of being able to meet this challenge is to have the will and commitment in both time and money to do it. It is so easy to compromise in one area or the other that you have to be constantly vigilant. We are obsessive about our products meeting two clearly defined standards. Firstly, they must be free of any ingredients that have a history of causing skin sensitivity or are known to be "unkind" to the skin. Secondly, our products must deliver category leading performance in terms of effectiveness and pleasure to use. If we can't achieve both of these for a given product then we won't launch it. Most companies tend to focus on one of these criteria and inevitably tend to fail to some degree on the other. So you tend to find most products in the market are either "natural" but not terribly effective or they are effective but full of “nasties”.
Organic & Natural Skincare Products
REN's Clean Stamp shows what ingredients they don’t use in their products.
The full list of ingredients we will not use is as follows:
REN products are free from synthetic fragrance, pore-blocking petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, silicones, synthetic colours, animal ingredients and parabens. In addition, REN products do not contain potential irritants including: glycols and diglycols (such as propylene glycol), PEG's, PPGs, urea, D.E.A, T.E.A, PABA and other synthetic sunscreens, aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarbons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, alkanolamines, synthetic AHAs/BHAs, polyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, poloxamer, styrene, vinyl, polyquaternium, synthetic chelating agents, nylon, nitriles, nitrates, nitrosamine releasers, bromates, fluor, aluminum and alumina.