New In: The REN Flash Hydro-Boost

REN Flash Hydro-Boost reviewWe all need a little skin pick-me-up sometimes. So any product that is designed to give an instant burst of moisture to the skin is top of my list of beauty-wonder-products. Mix a quick hit of moisture with one of my favourite skincare brands, and what do you get? The new REN Flash Hydro-Boost*!

And I know what you might be thinking – how exciting can a moisturiser really be? But the new REN Flash Hydro-Boost isn’t just any old moisturiser. Think super charged, water cling-er-on-a mixed with a beautiful texture and some hard working ingredients and now you’re thinking more along the lines of the Flash Hydro-Boost.

new REN Flash Hydro-Boost review

Unlike your standard moisturiser, REN have developed a formula that benefits from actual water being mixed in to it. Ensuring skin gets all the essential goodness of every skincare junkies favourite element; H2O. With just a couple of drops of water the thick cream, dispensed from a very handy pump, transforms into an easily absorbed, nourishing milky texture. The product is cooling to the touch, smoothing on the skin and all importantly; plumping. I mixed a couple of drops of water into the cream from a bowl of fresh water, but this was for photos. I have found that if I apply the Flash Hydro-Boost onto freshly washed skin, which still has a little bit of surface moisture, it is the perfect, no-fuss application that not only saves time but feels like you’re truly locking the moisture in.

REN Flash Hydro-Boost water

REN Flash Hydro-Boost skin

This hydration booster is perfect for days when you haven’t quite caught your forty winks and skin looks a little grey and sallow under the eyes. With one pump, a little water and a good massage my skin is instantly revitalised and looking more awake. I have also found this product to be the perfect base for makeup. Everyone’s favourite skincare ingredient; hyaluronic acid and gorgeous xylitol maximize moisture levels throughout the day, stopping my face from eating up my foundation and keeping a soft, lit from within look all day long.

The instant plumping effect the product gives can only be compared to the effect a moisture mask or collagen sheet mask has on my skin – but in less than half the time. I have loved working in a product that has such dramatic, beautiful results into my skincare regimen.

Before Water

REN Flash Hydro-Boost before water

After Water

REN Flash Hydro-Boost texture

If, like me, you’re not a skincare-in-the-bathroom kinda type, and prefer to apply your lotions and potions at a dressing table, I have found that you can also use a facial spritz instead of the drops of water to emulsify the product. I have been loving using a light spritz of my Queen of Hungary Mist by Omorovicza for a fresh, awakening application in the mornings.

REN Flash Hydro-Boost resultsNew REN Flash Hydro-Boost

REN say that with continued use the Flash Hydro-Boost can help prevent water loss from the skin and this is something I can totally agree with. Since using this product my skin has been balanced, blemish free and super soft. The Flash Hydro-Boost is a firm favourite on my dressing table and I am already squeezing my tube daily to make sure I time my repurchase perfectly so I will never be without this glow giving, plumping wonder product.

So will you be trying out the new REN Flash Hydro-Boost? Or maybe you already use another REN product that we should all know about? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • Jude Dunn

    I haven’t used anything from REN but I am always hearing fabulous things about their products. This looks amazing and anything that claims to keep my skin moisturised and looking plump is definitely worth a try :) x

    • I have always been very impressed with their products, so worth a try I think.

      Thank you for commenting x

  • We’ve used REN before and have always been impressed with them. This looks fab especially for summer x

    • Such a great summer product!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I’ve never heard of a moisturiser like this where you mix water with it but I have to say, your skin looks glowing x

    • Neither had I! I had heard of powder products you mix with water to cleanse the face, but nothing like this before, so it was nice to try something different!

      Thank you so much, my skin is very happy using this! x

  • LaaLaa

    I’ve tried REN products before and I like the brand, they also make good gifts. This sounds really interesting and different. Who doesn’t need a boost for the skin from time to time, handy to have x

    • It’s like a quick fix in a bottle, perfect to use before events!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Francesca Nelson

    This looks so interesting!! haven’t heard of REN before but I’m willing to give them a go! also your photos are stunning!

    • REN are a great brand, they make some really innovative skincare for both women and men, so great place to check out if you’re in need of some skin TLC!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Shannon Ritchie

    I’ve tried other products from REN and I’ve really enjoyed them! I might try this out!

    • Let me know if you do Shannon, I’d love to know what you thought!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Jenni Grainger

    I’ve never used REN before, this sounds great x

    • They are a great brand for really effective skincare and this product doesn’t disappoint!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I would very much love to give REN Flash Hydro-Boost a try, sounds and looks like a great product. My skin care routine could do with this product

    • Let me know if you do give it a go Anosa, I’d love to know what you thought!


  • I never used any of REN products before. This look really nice. xx

    • They make some lovely products Anna, and this one is one of my favourites at the moment!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • This sounds like my average day as I never get much sleep so ren flash hydro boost sounds perfect!

    • Haha! I know the feeling Ana!

      Thanks for commenting x

  • This sounds so nice. I can definitely see it being helpful for this time of year. It would be interesting to see how this helps my skin on a sunny day.

    • See if you can get a sample in store Liz and try it out!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Hydra boost sounds like my kind of thing. I use quite strong moisturisers as I need quite a lot of additional moisture in my skin x

    • Then this product would work a dream for you Rhian! Let me know if you try it out.

      Thank you for commenting x

  • The Hydra Boost seems great, would love to try it! :)

    • Such an awesome product!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Laura

    This sounds absolutely fabulous. I havent tried many ren products but I’d certainly love to give this one a go xxx

    • This is one of my favs from REN – such a great formula!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I have dry skin, so this one sounds really good x

    • This would work a treat on your skin!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Hydration is so important for the skin, irrelevant of skin type. This sounds amazing!

  • That’s a different product, it is odd that you can mix it with a few drops of water :) When it gets colder, my skin loses so much water and I need something to prevent that water loss. I will check if I can get a sample of it to try out.
    Also which nail polish are you wearing? It is so pretty!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • It’s such an innovative formula, I’ve been really impressed.

      I’ll be posting about my nail polish soon :)

      Thank you for your comment Ela x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I quite like the sound of this, but I do confess to being a huge fan of REN products x

    • Haha! This is another awesome product to add to their ever growing cult product list!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I like the sound of this, never heard of the brand before though!

    • I’m surprised you’ve never heard of REN before Tara, they are pretty big in the UK. The brand make some awesome products for sensitive skins, dehydrated skins, and are famous for adding that glow back into complexions all across the world!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Rosana McPhee

    REN makes one of the best products. I didn’t know this one though… R

    • This is pretty new out Rosana. They make some lovely products!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oohhh I would love to try this out! It sounds fab! H x

    • Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear what you thought!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I am really intrigued by this! xx

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    • It’s a pretty interesting product!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • What a cool concept, love the idea and the moisturiser sounds lovely overall. Definitely need to experiment with REN more as I love their 1 min Flash Mask x

    Beauty with charm

    • That is such an awesome face – another one of REN’s best ideas! I love the thought behind this product!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    What an interesting product it looks like a great idea and something I need!

    • It’s worked a treat on my dry patches, such a lovely product!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Things Sarah Loves

    Really glad I read this post because my skin badly needs a moisture injection! Really want to try this!


    • Try this product out Sarah – it will honestly work wonders!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Sounds like a super product! As I get older I think more and more that I should invest in products like this.

    • It’s been my go-to for days when my skin needs extra glow!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    My skin definitely needs a pick-me-up. It’s so dry at the moment,

    • This would work really well for that!

      Thanks for your comment x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    This sounds like something my skin would love – will have to check it out x

    • It would work great on your skin Hannah, judging by other products I know you like on your blog!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • This sounds like the perfect tool for a summer pick up hydration. Thanks for sharing!

  • I do love Ren, I really enjoy using their products for spot-prone skin because they’re not too harsh. This sounds amazing, I’ve been thinking about getting a pick-me-up skincare product so I’ll definitely be looking into trying it! xx


    • You are so right Beth, REN’s products work, but don’t irritate the skin!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Not heard of this product before, however after reading this post, i really want to go pick some up to give my skin a bit of hydration.

    • Glad you found the post helpful!

      Thank you for commenting x