Be kind to your skin. Be kind to the planet

Be kind to your skin. Be kind to the planet

In the battle to protect our planet, REN has decided that like-minded skincare brands are allies, not competitors. They urge you to choose products that put sustainability at their core.

Five skincare pioneers – REN, Biossance, Caudalie, Herbivore and Youth to the People – have formed an alliance to help tackle waste, with a commitment to proper planet-friendly packaging by 2025: recyclable, reusable, and make with recycled materials.

Want to be part of it?  Here’s are some suggestions for a sustainable skincare routine using those five brands:

1. Cleanse with Youth to the People’s Kale + Green Tea Superfood Cleanser (£31 for 237ml) If you can get your hands on it. It’s their best-seller at home in US and looks like Cult Beauty has already sold out in the UK. Keep your eyes on their site or take a look at the other products they have in the range. While you wait, try a cleanser from REN’s range. They’ve got one for everyone, and you won’t be disappointed.

2. Tone with REN’s Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (£27 for 200ml). This isn’t one of those waste-of-time-removes-your-cleanser-kind-of-toners. This little beauty is sunshine in a (100% recyclable) bottle. A gentle introduction to the brightening powers of natural acids. Pop one in your basket here.

3. Lighten dark spots with Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correction (£46 for 30ml). If age spots are a concern, Caudalie’s got them covered with their bestselling serum. Buy it and try it here.

4. Brighten and hydrate with Biossance’s Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil (£61 for 30ml). A rose-tinted facial oil that’s a treat for dry, tired skin. Pick one up here.

5. Balance oily skin with Herbivore’s Lapis Balancing Facial Oil (£13 for 8ml, £63 for 50ml). Bold, blue and beautiful. A facial oil that’s suitable for blemish-prone skin. You’ll find it here.

REN has always been about keeping things clean. For skin, and for the planet. So full marks to them for leading this #WeAreAllies initiative.