[unpaid/affiliate] How would you feel about handing over your skin issues to someone else to deal with? I’m not 100% decided but I’ve been looking closely at beauty concierge service, Renude, which does exactly that. It’s a by-pass to expert level knowledge without the dermatologist fee or – pertinent to now, the traveling, because who has a derm on their doorstep? How we buy our skin care is changing so rapidly and I see a place for the Renude model.
I think the first thing to understand is that it’s a service – something for you to use to address skin concerns and turn your skin around to where you want it to be. I like the idea of this buzzing about in the background of my life and ticking it off my to do list with very little effort on my part. I used to have a lawn care service that just appeared every few weeks to deal with the grass and I didn’t really have to do anything at all except enjoy the weed free grass – it’s that sort of life admin that I have time for.
Renude works on a subscription model which normally I have no time for – but it’s a fairly minimal commitment and I see why it’s operated this way. You start by doing a basic skin quiz at the end of which you sign up. You pay a redeemable fee of £20 for a video consultation with an experienced aesthetician who will discuss your concerns (not point out your ‘flaws’) and recommend skin care products which are then sent to you (obviously you pay for those) – you don’ t have to buy everything they recommend. They can also work products you already enjoy and own into your custom skincare routine.
All the products are curated to give visible results. A further £20 is taken quarterly, again, redeemable, and you are able to message your aesthetician whenever you want if you want further information or advice. Renude is a female founded start-up with knowledge at the background, Pippa is a cosmetic chemist (No.7, Illamasqua) and Cate is a data scientist (specialising in health & social issues).
The site has record keeping features which are very useful – such as the skin diary, where you upload your own pictures from the beginning and then every six weeks on-going so you can see the progress. This gives you the control of having the same lighting and environment for accuracy. The site also keeps your bookings (because you can book further video consults) and a record of the products you’re using. I love seeing Donna’s journey as you can see above – I mean, look how glowy she is! And it’s a good way to illustrate that age and tone is no barrier to using a service like this.
The compelling thing for me about Renude is that you’re not going to be only recommended expensive brands – they work within all budgets so you are as likely to see yourself (depending upon which budget category you select in the quiz) with CeraVe or Bioderma as you are to see IS Clinical or Priori. I’m excited to see Dear Klairs, award winning Korean skin care that isn’t easy to find.
If you’re the sort of person who loves poring over skin care reviews and likes trying new products, it’s not for you, but if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of choice (and even I do!) and having to make those choices without feeling fully informed or sure, Renude is for you. It’s basically skin care that’s right for your skin chosen by experts who want you to have great skin and all you have to do is apply it!
If it sounds like something you want to try, you can get an extra £5 of credit to use against any products (use code JANE2022) and for every product you buy you get £1 credit towards future purchases. It’s HERE. Also, just to note that the people in the main picture are the people you’ll be talking to – it’s not posed by models 🙂
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