Making a splash this summer, the brand new REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion just landed exclusively on the brand’s website and you better pray they ship to your country. Truly innovative, this genius solution transforms a ruddy, dehydrated and dull complexion with a single application. If you’re a fan of the Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial and familiar with water activated formulas, you will be ecstatic to follow up with this moisture magnet and enjoy an even brighter glow.
So, what exactly is this REN newness, you might ask? Lightweight yet creamy, this lotion like treatment is a serum moisturizer hybrid, ideal for everyone looking for lasting comfort and hydration. Whether your skin reacts to changing weather or is just frustratingly temperamental, loss of hydration can age you, make you appear tired, emphasize the fine lines and uneven texture. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Xylitol and Ceramides, REN Flash Hydro-Boost delivers instant as well as impressive cumulative anti-aging benefits.
When to #flashhydrate? Anytime. Suitable to fit an AM or PM skincare routine, it works under sunscreen during the day or layered below a face oil or a heavier moisturizer overnight. The fun part is applying Flash Hydro-Boost. Slightly reminiscent of Korean splash-on masks, the latest from REN goes on clean dry skin but gets activated with a few drops of water added on top. You then massage it in until fully absorbed. Personally, I use one of many thermal waters I have in rotation (Avène, Vichy, Evian, etc) or even a face mist like this Mario Badescu Facial Spray. Works brilliantly.
Others may love its scent, but I’m only lukewarm about it. Powdery and not overpowering, it is clean–I just wish it were a tad cooler. The pump tube is absolutely fantastic for travel and I can’t wait to stash it into my carry-on the next time I fly. Hydro-Boost provides a moisture blanket bound to tackle complexion fiascos caused by stale plane air. While my skin is usually only slightly dehydrated, I am using this new product, as needed: most often on Monday mornings, post-sun exposure, and when I travel. Definitely worth trying.
Available at renskincare.com – $42 (40ml)