A One Minute Facial


Face masks are probably one of my favourite categories spanning the world of beauty products. One of the more ‘instant‘ ways to perk up the complexion, they get to work and deliver results seriously fast. However, whenever I realise my skin isn’t looking like its normal ‘kinda dull, but I’ll just whack on the highlighter’ self I always realise that it’s because it’s been well over a few weeks since I last used one of my trusty masks. That’s the thing – masks take time – and that’s something that is a little lacking in my life right now (I type as I sit here at 1.30am in the morning bundled up in Mark’s dressing gown). That’s where REN’s latest release comes in…

Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is the name, complexion clearing in record time is the game. An exfoliating formula containing water activated stabilised Vitamin C. You apply the slightly gritty, mint coloured, toothpaste looking formula to skin (I use it after cleansing) and then get your hands wet and massage it in further before leaving it to sit on the skin for one minute then washing it off. It’s all over very quickly and afterwards my skin looks polished and sorta reflective (but in the non greasy way, promise). I’m currently using it every three days or so and continue after with my usual skincare routine. The blurb said it removes oxidised darkened sebum, a.k.a) blackheads – whoop whoop! I suffer with a few on my chin and things have definitely looked a little clearer since this came into play. The winning point for me though is that it’s gentle enough to slough away in the morning without making me look like a beetroot for the first part of the day. Great for when you need a dose of radiance after a late one or an early morn. I’ll be using this tomorrow morning then…

The only spanner in an otherwise beautiful works? It’s not out for release until September, so I apologise for being such a cock tease here. It will be £32 when it hits shelves and I’m sure by then I’ll be in need of a repurchase, so I’ll meet you at the the front of the line, yeah?


  • Will definitely by picking one of these up in September. One minute face mask, that is just what I need!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • awesome review, i might give this one a try, i don’t have patience these days!

  • Boscy

    Anna, it’s available on the REN website now xx

    • Aly

      Yes, and you get a couple of extra free goodies when you order it.

  • Francisca Ferreira
  • Renata

    Masks are one of my favourite things too. It sounds great for days we are in a rush, even though I’m a bit sceptical about 1 min masks, as I’m not sure it’s enough time for the product to sit and work its magic. Will pop into space NK near my work and get a sample. 😉

  • Hollyzee

    That looks great! I’m an Origins girl when it comes to masks but I might have to give this one a go! 🙂 x

  • Hannah Merceanu

    This sounds like what I need! Blemish-clearing, quick and not too harsh!

    Hannah | A Lovely Look

  • Looks like this product would right up my alley! I will and try and remember it when it is released! And now I am off to watch your weekly vlog 🙂

  • Wow, this sounds like a good, time friendly mask! £32 is a bit steep though…I think I’ll stick to my Botanics masks for now…

    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • Paulaena Franco

    Interested to see how well this works on those pesky blackheads!

    Tweezers and Tongs

  • This does sound amazing, It’s a bit pricey though, will have to put it on my christmas list x


  • Love the sound of this – worth the wait hopefully!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • Sounds like my kind of mask. I am so lazy with them!

  • emily couture

    I can’t be bothered with masks that take a while so I might have to try this mask 🙂

    emily xx

  • This sounds great! REN is an amazing brand anyway (currently loving the Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser). Can’t wait to try this mask… thanks for the heads up!


  • Fee_DP

    Sounds really great! I like to use an overnight mask as you can just apply it and go to bed, saves me some time!

  • Katie

    Sounds perfect! I suffer from bad blackheads on my nose, really badly so this will be a god send. Lets just hope I have a job by then to pay for it x

  • Chloe

    I was just about go and treat myself to this after a very stressful weekend, shame it’s not out for a while-sounds right up my street but my birthday is in September so perfect right?
    Using the phrase cock tease in that way made me dribble juice down my chin though so that’s perked up my morning.

  • this is available at sephora in the USA and i really want to try it 🙂

  • Clementine Buttercup

    I like the sound of this. I generally apply face masks in the shower on hairwashing/leg shaving days. I’d be in the shower anyway so no time wasted and as long as my face is turned from the spray, still works well!

  • A facial in just one minute?! I need this! x

  • Oh I need this in my life 🙂

    Pam @

  • I made the mistake of using a harsher product the other morning before I had to go out and the redness was not concealable. This sounds amazing though, especially the black head part.

  • This looks interesting! I may have to pop into Sephora for a sample. I love the other REN products I use already (the Glycolactic mask and the Bio-retinoid concentrate).
    Thanks for sharing Anna!

    Kris |

  • Dizzybrunette3

    This sounds great Anna, anything that helps though blightering blackheads is worth a try! Also i’m currently eating some watermelon and I almost choked at you saying ‘cock tease’ lol

  • Hope

    This sounds wonderful, I have heard such great things about REN products in general, perhaps I should give this a go too! H xx

  • Sounds like such a cool product! I haven’t heard of it before, but if it really only takes one minute, that’s amazing and I can’t wait to try it out! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it

  • Millie Robinson

    This sounds so good, I’ll definitely have to check this out 🙂 x

  • erinlala

    M&S do something VERY similar product called “one minute facial”. Its brilliant!

  • This product is looking seriously interesting ! Might purchase that when i’ll go back to London.. Dont know when , but … 🙂
    love from France, Victoria

  • I wanna try this! This would be very useful for those nights when you’re feeling lazy…

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  • I am beyond intrigued. I hope this agrees with my skin – I really want to try it!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  • Okay I definitely need to try this, it sounds amazing!

  • Nicky
  • Daniella




  • definitely getting it. another vivianna inspired purchase. lol

  • Sophie

    This post has answered my beauty prayers – literally last night I was thinking damn, it’s time for a new exfoliating mask and voila! Thank you Anna!

  • This mask sounds RIGHT up my alley, I can’t wait to get my hands on this! <3 Thanks for the heads up on this product! <3

  • Phoebe

    Girls – Honestly Healthy are doing a 20% of code for REN – Enter HONESTLY20 xx

  • H

    It’s available just now…

  • PeonyandPeach

    I wish this was out sooner, it sounds amazing!

  • Who doesn’t love a mask? A fast one at that, even better!
    Can’t wait to try an get this in my hands once it’s released.
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Oh wow, this does sound promising! Gotta love a gentle, brightening scrub and REN rarely gets it wrong 🙂

  • Quick and effective, you have me sold Anna ! I lack time too to do all the mask prep so this might be a Christmas list purchase
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • A facial in only a minute? Pass me that product. Sounds great that you can use it in the mornings without making your skin look like you’ve run a marathon with the shiny and redness,

    Aimee xo

  • Sounds like something I need!

    Autumn Leaves – UK Beauty Blog

  • I love Ren masks and this one looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it … in September!

  • This sounds like something my skin needs. I will have to remember to pick it up in September.

  • Definitely taking note of this. This is exactly what I need! xx

  • This sounds like something I could do with!

  • Definitely sounds like something I want to pick up! Pay day can’t come soon enough for me! xx

    Megan /

  • Emily

    this is currently on sale in space nk – soho London 🙂

  • Ellie

    I think it has released in some space nk stores. Picked one up today and can’t wait to try it!