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REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

What it is:A potent bioactive complex that reduces the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improves tone, firmness, and radiance.What it is formulated to do:This treatment safely and effectively clarifies the skin's appearance without causing irritation. Its four-fruit acid complex—lactic, glycolic, tartaric, and citric—and papain enzyme create a gentle, yet potent exfoliating action that leaves skin glowing and healthy.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- SulfatesWhat else you need to know:This mask is particularly recommended for congested and mature skin it works well on post-acne scarring, blemishes, blackheads and sun-damaged skin. It is not suitable for sensitive skin types. This skincare essential does not contain T.E.A, D.E.A, glycols, silicones, or PEGs.
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Questions & Answers for REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

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What age is this product recommened for?
The product description says for "mature" skin? How mature does this mean? I am worried about using a product too strong for my skin at my age even though I have significant acne scarring.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
becksie
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
6 answers
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answer 1
I have no idea why this peel is labeled like that. There is no reason why a woman of any age couldn't use this. I would think that it would help with acne. It's very smoothing and almost soothing, not at all irritating. I love it!
answered 4 years ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 2
i am 28 and i have been using this product for 2 years. i have found it to be extremely helpful. i also had acne when i was younger and it has helped siginificantly decrease some scarring from deeper blemishes that are years old. as far as being for mature skin, it is supposed to help with fine lines and tone, which is lost as we age. i have found this product to make my overall skintone more radiant with firmer skin. i would most definitely recommend it to people my age, and i don't consider 28 to be "mature age"!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pedsctrn
answer 3
It does not matter how old you are. I just do not think this product will do much for acne scars.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
haki
(San Juan, PR)
answer 4
I wouldnt worry about the 'mature skin' comment ... I understood it as being suitable for but not exclusive.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
judity
(Bergenfield, NJ)
answer 5
I'm 31, but I'm not sure if that is "mature", and I love this peel. I also have acne scars and I really see a difference (for the better) in their appearance since using this product.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
keebaby
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I can't tell you for sure what ages it is best for, but I'm 30 and it works great for me. I don't have much skin damage and really don't have any wrinkles to speak of so I wouldn't call my skin mature by any stretch. The info listed said it's good for post-acne scarring so if I were you I'd just go into a Sephora store and ask for a sample. Try it a few times and if it works well for you go back and buy it. That's what I did. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hseaton
(Oklahoma City, OK)
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is this product okay for sensitive skin?
i have sensitive skin that tends to be on the drier side i also have had excema break outs in the past. but im loking for a product that can get rid of the old acne scars i have on my cheeks
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
meeshcedillo
(simi valley)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
6 answers
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answer 1
I have a very sensitive skin and any other peel stings my face or make my skin extremely dry and-or flakey. This one is very gentle and gives amazing results - therefore it's pricy, but worth it :)
answered 10 months ago
nellsskv
answer 2
It says it works well on post-acne skin. I have not had that problem but I find that for an enzymatic mask this is extremely mild and would most likely be safer than similar products of the same type. It does say NOT suitable for sensitive skin; there may be concerns of irritation although I find the product to be extremely mild; however there is SOME mild tingling as the product is a peel. I got my original one in a travel kit for dry skin; that may be the best way of trying it without committing to the whole thing. You can also return it if it doesn't work for you.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
leilabash
(NY, NY)
answer 3
I have eczema on my face right now and I have really dry skin and I just used this product. It tingled a lot during the 10 minutes I had it on, but it didn't make my face red or anything. It did a pretty good job of exfoliating the eczema flakiness. I don't know how it will do with acne scarring, but it seems ok for sensitive skin to me.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
dcstudent
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
I have sensitive skin as well as rosacea and I've had no problems with the product.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
holly1977
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 5
I would say so. It's very gentle. I couldn't feel it working at all. So much so, that I was watching tv, and forgot about it. I had it on for more than an hour!!! All I got was smooth, soft, glowing skin.
answered 4 years ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 6
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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How thick of a layer should the mask be on your face?
asked 2 years ago
Caitcarm
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a this layer once a week and this product last me 5 months.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Jazzy02
(Fresno, CA)
answer 2
I use 3-4 pumps for my whole face. 1 for the forehead, 2 for cheeks and nose and if it's not enough, I add a small one for the chin... and I get really amazing results :)
answered 10 months ago
nellsskv
answer 3
I apply a thin even layer of the mask and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Using more product, in my experience, doesn't deliver better results. A little bit goes a long way.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
a thin layer is sufficient
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
kittenorkougar
(Petaluma, CA)
answer 5
A thin layer, not too thick.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
jaybirdalice
(san antonio texas)
answer 6
I use a very thin layer. I don't think a thick layer is necessary to get the (excellent) results.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ally66
(Indiana)
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Musilin Cloth?
do you get the muslin cloth that usually comes in the packageif you buy this at sephora? I know if you buy it directly from Ren they include a cloth to wash it off..
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
KristenB
(Phoenix,AZ)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
I bought the Rediscover Radiance Kit for $58 and received the cloth.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Jazzy02
(Fresno, CA)
answer 2
A cloth came with mine. I suspect the people who said they didn't just did not see it tucked in a flap on the inside of the box. I almost discarded the box with the cloth inside.
answered 7 months ago
janarynoir
(Franklin Park, NJ)
answer 3
I bought it through Sephora and received the cloth.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
holly1977
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 4
No. I've bought this product twice from Sephora (once in-store, once online) and didn't get any sort of cloth or anything either time.
answered 4 years ago
rosieroseg
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
No cloth
answered 4 years ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
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Lasting?
I was thinking of buying this product but with it being so pricey I wanted to know how long does this bottle lasts? Twice a week use? How often would you recommend it? My skin is more oily and moderate acne flairs. All answers are appreciated!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
jvillan
(San Francisco, CA)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
honestly, it is worth every penny. it is amazing. with twice a week use it should last you at least 3-4 months. probably even more.
answered 11 months ago
justjackie824
answer 2
I've only had my bottle for a few applications, but for the price it sure beats a professional peel! You get several peels (depending on how heavy your hand is with the applications) for about the same price as one professional one!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
sodiva
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 3
Mine lasts about 4 months but then i used is 4-5 times a week. It is pricey but your skin looks so good after you use it. It is worth the money in my opinion.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
krazytracy20002
(Greenville, SC)
answer 4
sounds like we have the same problem. It works for me. I have "mature" skin (I'm 46) and the monthly breakouts and post scarring was always a bummer. Used twice a week, this worked for me. No breakouts so far. Scarring minimized - almost gone. This last about 2 months for me. a dab on each side, top, bottom, left, right is all you need. Bc it works for me, the pricey price is worth it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
A bottle lasts me about 6months using it once a week. So if you're using it twice a week then maybe 3-4 months which is still quite a long time.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cboett
(Mississauga, ON)
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Can it be used around and or under the eye area for fine lines?
asked 8 months ago
cici123
(New York, NY)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
I wouldn't suggest getting the product too close to the eyes.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
IHonestlySwear
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
No, you do not use this mask around the eyes, or the upper lip. All over the face is fine, amazing results!! I leave it on max 15 minutes, no more than that.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Raquel04
(Montreal)
answer 3
The box says avoid the eye area and the Sephora associate who initially gave me a sample told me to avoid the eye area as well, I'd say no to the question.
answered 6 months ago
atdishi
(Ventura, CA)
answer 4
I would a voice the skin around the eye area. Too sensitive.
answered 8 months ago
dotstar
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
I use this product on the side of my eyes where crows feet would occur but do not really apply to the delicate under eye area.
answered 8 months ago
stella05
(Atlanta, GA)
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sunscreen?
does or should sunscreen be applied after using this product?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
msmarple
(Toronto, ON)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
its better to use this mask (as with any mask) at night time, so there is no need for any SPF.
answered 11 months ago
justjackie824
answer 2
no
answered 11 months ago
nuba
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
I would personally always apply sunscreen after using a mask that has any brightening/lightening effects. Especially if you think you're going to be exposed to UV rays afterwards. The last thing you want to do is cancel out the effects of this mask by exposing yourself to UV rays without SPF!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
tyan1
(Toronto, Canda)
answer 4
You may want to moisturize then add a mineral makeup (like BareMinerals) for protection or use a natural sunscreen.

Regardless of your regime, it is always a good idea to protect your skin. I prefer natural and organic products because chemical screens can irritate skin and eventually cause health problems. I failed to use sunscreen in my youth and started to pay the price in my early 30s!! So don't overdo your sun exposure.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lorma
(Utah)
answer 5
As with any peel, you should use a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) if you're going outside afterward.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
forestgirl
(Ocala National Forest FL)
Question
Ren Glycol mask vs Bliss Steep Clean
I am thinking about getting one of the two, but want to know which one is better.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Des93
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
I always go for the REN products now because they are so pure and clean and REALLY work too! I do not want to put anything nasty on my skin anymore which every single other line has.
answered 11 months ago
nuba
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 2
I've used both and felt that Bliss did nothing for my face. Ren however is a lifesaver! I wish people knew more about the brand!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
CeeRinne
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
REN glycol lactic mask
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
RER3CAKES
(HI)
answer 4
I love the REN mask, haven't used the Bliss one. I'm on my third bottle of the REN mask. I alternate between that one and the Boscia Bright White Mask and my skin has never looked better (and I'm 46 yrs old). I have slightly sensitive fair skin and it does not irritate me at all. I do leave it on a little longer than the 10 minutes they recommend. My flakey skin is gone :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
45678
(NJ)
answer 5
REN for sure. I've used both and the bliss mask doesn't leave your skin too soft, it dried out my skin, and isn't very effective. RED is amazing, I've used it for four months now and all my acne scars are gone, I have no acne, and my skin glows. No more foundation for me!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Mlh54
(New York, NY)
Question
dimenish scars?
what about acne scars??!!
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
mel2u
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes, definitely will. Especially if you have thick, raised scarring. I saw immediate results after using this only only once. I have a thick, raised scar on the side of my face, about a year old. This product evened it out and made it way less visible.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
doppler
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
i've used this product for 2 years, and it has significantly helped diminish acne scars that are years old and increase the radiance of my skin tone.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pedsctrn
answer 3
Definitely! I wll never buy a so called "lightening cream" product again.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
keebaby
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
The info listed under "What else you need to know" says that it works well on post-acne scarring.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hseaton
(Oklahoma City, OK)
answer 5
I would honestly say that it makes the scars less obvious, but it didn't completely get rid of my scars from acne.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
keeker
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Question
Can it be used if using Retinol?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
rumpel2
(Charlotte, NC)
on Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
4 answers
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answer 1
Retinol and AHAs (which is what glycolic and lactic acid are) deactivate each other so using both together would be a waste of your money and time! Some pretty high end products do mix both agents (so I dont use those products) but they still yield results because they have very low concentrations of either one or the other so you are getting benefits of the higher concentrated agent. But if you're using two separate products, then the concentrations of each are high and will negate the effects of one another.

Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tatumb
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I would stop all retinol for a few days before using this - just as if you were going for a facial.
answered 4 years ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 3
definitely NO! if you wish to come off of a retinol lotion and use this, i would highly recommend speaking to your doctor first, and also waiting a few weeks for the effects of the retinol to dissipate. i would imagine using both would be extremely irritating to your skin.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pedsctrn
answer 4
I would not use it on the same days. Other than that, it is ok.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
haki
(San Juan, PR)
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