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REN Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

What it is:A deep cleansing yet gentle exfoliator, formulated with microbeads of jojoba oil, to leave skin feeling purified, invigorated, and smoothed. What it is formulated to do:This Exfoliating Cleanser works in two phases to keep skin feeling smooth and invigorated. Initially, it cleanses the skin with exfoliating beads made from jojoba wax. The wax microbeads gently lift and exfoliate dead skin cells and other pollutants. Secondly, the wax melts to indicate that the exfoliation phase is finished. The melted jojoba wax then deeply hydrates to firm and plump up the skin. Gentle enough for all skin types, skin is left soft, hydrated, and healthy-looking. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for REN Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

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Can you use this daily?
I tried a sample of this and my face felt so good afterward that I want that clean and soft feeling everyday. Can this scrub be used daily? And is it better to use this in the morning or nighttime?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
g1verny
(San Francisco, CA)
on Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
9 answers
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answer 1
i use this every other morning, which seems to be working for me.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MeghanHP
answer 2
Yes, I use this scrub daily and see better results when I do. I use it at night after removing my makeup, but that is just a personal preference. Not sure what the experts recommend on morning vs. night.
answered 2 years ago
cris530
(new orleans, la)
answer 3
I use this product on a daily basis so I would say yes! What I love is that since it is great for sensitive skin, you won't feel like you scrubbed too much, you will just feel clean and fresh after every use. I use it whenever I take a shower since that is when I wash my face and I love this stuff!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Sarah580
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 4
I use it daily ever since I bought it and it has been perfectly fine. I think it's because it's a gentle exfoliant. Either way, it's so amazing on the skin. I even use it with a face brush because I like to really exfoliate but this is just an added step by me, totally uncessary. I like to wash my face at night because it's after the whole day, and whatever it is you are doing throughout the day gets cleansed.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
steeena
(NEW YORK)
answer 5
I have sensitive skin so I wouldn't use it everyday. But if sensitivity isn't a problem for you, I'd say yes, it's gentle enough for daily use. I use Ren's Omega 3 night serum at night so I don't use the scrub before bed. I use it in the morning to give my skin an extra glow. My skin feels so smooth and my makeup just glides on.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
c3po
(Columbia, SC)
answer 6
Try it every day. You can always cut back to every other day if you need to. Use at night so that your serums and creams can be better absorbed.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hmbshopper
(Half Moon Bay, CA)
answer 7
I doubt it matters when you use it. I always exfoliate in the shower in the morning. I also use retinols after the shower in the morning, and for some reason they always tell you to use those at night (my dermatologist says it is fine to use them in the morning as long as I use an spf.. which is in my mineral powder).
Every day might be a little too much, but it mostly depends on your skin. It's good to give the skin a rest though, and you probably don't need it every day. Every-other to every-third is probably enough, about as often as your hair dresser tells you to wash your hair.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ashis
(NH)
answer 8
Although it is very gentle, I would suggest using it at nighttime because your face gets slightly flushed (most scrubs do this). Also, using night cream after you exfoliate is good because your skin will absorb it better. :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jay11
(Seattle, WA)
answer 9
The ladies at Sephora reccommended not using it more than every other day and that's what I'm doing! So far no problem!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
creativ
(OR)
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Suitable for blemish skin type?
I have Super oily/blemish/large pores skin type. Can i use this? or what exfoliator do you recommend for my skin type? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
mislo
(Dallas, TX)
on Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
YES! I have the same kind of skin and this scrub has worked wonders for me. The small beads avoid stretching out my already large pores and they don't irritate my sensitive skin. Doesn't do much for my oil but it helps with everything else. Plus, a little goes a long way with this product. Don't scrub too hard, light, small circles. Good luck! :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nycitygirl7
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I don't think you should use this exfoliator if you break out at all. Try Caudalie's exfoliator instead (that is my new FAVORITE). I have combination skin which is somewhat sensitive, and I use a prescription retinol gel every day (Tazorac) because if I don't use it I break out a lot. Ren made me break out after using it twice (which is tough to do when you're on Taz). It left a greasy film on my skin which I had to wash off with my face-wash after using the exfoliator. Bit of overkill if you ask me. Wash face, exfoliate face, wash face again to get the exfoliator off. No thanks.
This was also too gentle; I felt I got better results just using a wash cloth.
Caudalie and Ren both use the jojoba beads to exfoliate with, but Caudalie washes clean and feels more scrubby. Jojoba beads are good because they are gentle and will keep you from over-exfoliating (they actually melt if you apply too much pressure or create too much friction, which protects your skin, unlike sugar, salt, crystals, or walnuts). Good luck!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ashis
(NH)
answer 3
I would definitely recommend this product for medium-oily skin. My skin is usually perfect in the winter (I rarely use facewash because it tends to mess up my skin chemistry even more) and oily in the summer. It is just what you need in the heat of summer!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
amrita109
(Seattle WA)
answer 4
You can use this scrub if you are oily and acne prone, however you might not like it b/c it does leave somewhat of a residue behind. I would recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads. PTR's product uses jojoba beads but they are in more of a gel base, not a cream. Also includes just a bit of salicylic acid to keep breakouts away.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
miasmom1
(Philadelphia)
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What is the difference between Micro Polish and Jojoba Microbead Polish?
What is the difference (cleansing/exfoliating) between Micro Polish and Jojoba Microbead Polish? Does one leave residue, cause breakouts, or perform better than the other? Anyone tried both and prefer one?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
hmayer
(Carbondale, IL)
on Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
2 answers
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answer 1
I am not sure where you read micro polish but the jojoba microbeads are very tiny granules of jojoba that exfoliate your skin mildly and dissolve as you cleanse. Micro polish sounds like it's saying a smaller grain exfoliant is being used to polish or perfect your skin which is just a term the beauty industry uses when they want to use another word for exfoliate. You can "polish" a floor until it shines but obviously not your face : )
answered 8 months ago
toomuchmkup
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
Hi! I use this product daily, even though it says to use only 3x a week. I keep it right in my shower. It doesn't leave a residue at all, which is something that's important to me, as I wear a lot of makeup, and needed something to create a smooth skin AND take off makeup without residue.

I have mild-moderate acne and it does not irritate my skin. It's thick and has enough jojoba to really exfoliate well, yet is still creamy and moisturizing.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
melissaleah
(NY, NY)
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is this safe for daily use?
i can't seem to find any info on how frequently this can be used. any insights would be most appreciated. thanks!
asked 8 months ago
groovyrooby
(arlington, VA)
on Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
2 answers
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answer 1
I use this every day and I have very sensitive skin.
answered 6 months ago
sopia
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Hi groovyrooby, We recommend using this product 2 to 3 times a week.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Ren vs. boscia?
Has anyone tried this as well as Boscia Smoothing Facial Polish? Trying to see how they compare and which one I should buy.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Juicesnberriez
(Houston, TX)
on Rosa Centifolia™ Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
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