Monday, 10 June 2013

Beauty: REN BB Cream

I don't usually (ever!) write about beauty products. That's basically because I use same products for years, only changing when I by accident stumble upon something new.

But recently, I found a product which I was so bowled over by that I thought I'd share it with you. A few weeks ago when I was getting a replacement for my REN day cream, the friendly lady at Liberty's gave me sample of their new BB cream. Now, don't ask me what BB cream does; the REN lady told me it's basically a tinted moisturiser which magically blends into your own skin tone.

Needless to say, I was sceptical. But this stuff was impressive. This cream wasn't at all greasy, it was easy to apply and it made my complexion look all silky and smooth. I loved the cream so much I tried to get some at Stockmann's in Helsinki, fully aware that I'd be paying a premium price for the product in Finland. Alas, it hadn't been launched Europe yet, so I was spared the extra cost.

When I came back to the UK one of the first things I did was to go to my local pharmacist here in Crouch End who stocks REN products (very handy that). They told me the product had been so successful that REN had run out of the cream nationwide. Typical! The ladies at Liberty's confirmed the story; there was a worldwide shortage of the new BB cream.

But today, while shopping with Daughter at John Lewis on Oxford Street, I had a cursory look at the REN counter and guess what, there it was, a whole row of BB creams. What's more there was an offer on - buy the cream and get a package of Radiance Renewal Cream and Micro Polish Cleanser for free!

The John Lewis web site also says it still has some stock. So if you, like me, have been hunting for this product, you can get it here.

Petter Pharmacy
49-51 The Broadway,
Crouch End,
London N8 8DT

This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned were paid for by me.


Rachel said...

SpaceNK is claiming to have this product exclusively, but they are out of stock. Marks and Spencer also sells it! I use REN's Moroccan rose products in my bath and like them very much.

Helena Halme said...

REN is available quite widely which is why I was so surprised they'd run out of the BB cream!

Anonymous said...

Hi Helena,
but did you know that the BB cream by our national treasure Lumene has been voted one (if not the best) of the BB creams by the beauty industry. I bought three tubes last year when I was back in Finland, it is never ending - i am still not half way through the first tube and have been using it daily since October. Just thought I would let you know :) Don't know if it compares to the REN one, i have only ever tried this one BB cream. Mukavaa Juhannusta! t. Anne

Helena Halme said...

I'm definitely going to have o try the Lumene one; I used all their products when I lived in Finland! Not sure I can get the stuff in the UK?

Helena Halme said...

Ja Hauskaa Juhannusta!