It seems that 1-minute is all we have for a decent mask! Much like the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mask reviewed here in this post, the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is another similar (but more expensive) product. This is described to be a “transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates the skin” in 1 minute.
The description of this product suggests that the “potent water-activated vitamin C [allows] this one-minute facial [to] give immediate spa facial results, leaving skin firm, toned, and smoothed.” It claims to reduce signs of fatigue, photo-aging, and skin imperfections.” Skin is promised to “instantly glow with renewed health and radiance.” REN’s “breakthrough technology locks 10 percent vitamin C in a silica/glyceride matrix to maximize effectiveness. Stabilized vitamin C supports natural collagen synthesis, improves skin elasticity, and evens out skintone while boswellic acid relaxes muscles and fights facial fatigue, diminishing appearance of lines and wrinkles. Lastly, magnesium energizes the complexion and boosts radiance for a glowing complexion.”
In order to use this product properly, apply generously to face and neck after you’ve cleansed your skin and dried it. Add a small amount of warm water with your fingertips and massage to “activate.” It’s a lot like exfoliating, so massage and leave the product on your skin for one minute. Then, rinse.
The only problem is that you need to squeeze out a whole lot of product to get results. The product doesn’t spread easily because it leaves some areas of your skin uncovered, so you have to apply a lot of product. It seems that you’ll go through the tube pretty fast, so for the price, it’s very expensive since a little bit of product doesn’t go a long ways. :( Another issue is that it’s a very concentrated product, and the product description mentions this by suggesting to use it every 3 days. Also, I’ve noticed when I leave the mask on for longer (like, 5-10 minutes) there’s a tingling sensation that can feel a little like burning. I think as long as you use it like it’s suggested, it should be okay.
I think the product works really well, and it really does brighten and tighten the skin since it’s an intense exfoliator. I like leaving the product on and then rinsing as the description states, but it seems like I’m going to go through product in a month! I really like the product, but there are other exfoliators out there that do the same thing. Basically, this is just a stronger exfoliator. The Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mask is basically the same product for half the price; and, the concept is pretty much the same.
Made in the UK.
Retails for $48.00 USD.