A while ago Sveta and James reached out to me with some Ringana products to try. I hadn't heard of the brand before but it made me really happy knowing that there are so many brands out there hyping cruelty free cosmetics! Before I get into my review I just wanted to share their ethos 'cause it's great:
"The products we use on a daily basis should be created with uncompromising ethics, social responsibility and with a focus on purity and quality heavily outweighing that on profit."
Ok good, now the review...
When products say that they're just full of goodness and natural ingredients, I always doubt it. We've been conditioned so much to believe that it has to be chemical to work. (Note: Not all chemical ingredients are bad.) But they did actually work to my delight. I received samples of some skincare products that were geared towards normal-combination skin. It's basically an entire skin care routine.
Natural and Vegan Cleanser
The first product is the cleansing milk. Honestly, I mainly only used this in the morning because I can get quite lazy. But they do recommend that it's used mornings and evenings like most people probably do. It had a milky consistency, reminding me of an old soap and glory cleanser I used to use. Unlike the soap and glory one, it worked without stingy my eyes. This definitely removed all of any makeup that had been left on the from the day before and made my skin feel super clean. It did also tackle a full face of makeup at the end of the day when I remembered to use it. I wet my face slightly then rubbed it in and rinsed it off using a muslin cloth.
Natural and Vegan Toner
After cleansing I used the toner. This smelled very... natural. I can't say it was a bad smell, but it just wasn't what I expected. It actually brought me back to my childhood when I used to pick rose petals from the garden and crush them up and try to make perfume. It felt very kind to my skin as opposed to most toners as it is plant based. The aim of the toner is to help keep oils at bay. My face doesn't tend to get too oily so I can't particularly comment on how well this worked.
A Vegan Hydroserum
Next was the hydroserum. Out of the whole routine, this is the product that will probably make the most difference. It contains hyaluronic acid which helps to attract more moisture to the skin and plump it up. If you have more mature skin then this is a great ingredient to look out for to help plump and firm the skin, if that's what you're into. This sunk into my skin without leaving any residue.
Natural and Vegan Moisturiser
Finally I used the creme concentrate 2. I loved this as a final moisturiser because it was light and sunk into my skin quickly. I don't like it when I feel like I have to wait around until a face cream has dried before I can continue with my morning. I like products that I can still use when I'm in a rush for work and I could still do this whole routine.
A Natural and Vegan Skincare Routine
My final thoughts: I loved this routine. It was quick and easy enough to do every morning and I did see the benefits in my skin. My skin looked a lot fresher and I notice the difference when I don't use it. If you're used to a low maintenance skin care routine but still want to make a difference to your skin then I'd look into these products. They're not budget friendly but if you're after products that are kind to your skin and you're willing to pay a bit more for better quality ingredients then I recommend Ringana.
Prices and where to buy:
Cleansing Milk: £15.52 for 125ml
Toner: £15.15 for 125ml
Hydroserum: £34.50 for 30ml
Creme Concentrate 2: £28.48 for 50ml
Sveta and James are official Ringana partners and you can buy these products through their page here.
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