Renee Rouleau's Rapid Response Detox Mask is a Miracle Worker for Hormonal Acne

October 08, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

Renee Rouleau's Rapid Response Detox Mask is a Miracle Worker for Hormonal Acne

By: Kali Kushner


We've all been there. It's that time of the month again, and just as we thought our skin was clear *for good* this time, it goes absolutely bonkers with hormonal breakouts. A cyst on your chin, whiteheads on your cheek, or even a big inflamed spot smack dab in the middle of your nose- Seriously I feel you. But what if I told you that you could break the acne cycle? Fret no more, with the Renee Rouleau rapid response detox mask hormonal blemishes are a thing of the past.

Renee Rouleau Skincare

First things first, let's talk about the inventor of Renee Rouleau Skincare, Renee Rouleau herself. Renee is a renowned esthetician and skincare expert, known for her celebrity clients Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart, and Chiara Ferragni. She's been in the skincare field for decades, and started her own unique skincare line over 20 year ago that focuses on people's specific skin type (1-10). Her motto is that not all skin is the same, and therefore it shouldn't be treated in a 1-product fits all skin type approach.

Renee offers one on one skin consultations around the world, in fact, I've even had the pleasure of speaking to her personally about my skin woes! This is when she recommended me the rapid response masque for my pesky adult hormonal breakouts, and honestly, I haven't looked back since. But not to fear if you can't schedule a time with her yourself, Renee also has an insanely popular blog which houses over 1,000 posts. This makes it an invaluable resource for estheticians, beauty editors, and skincare junkies alike!

Rapid Response Detox Masque

Now, let's get into the nitty gritty details about the mask, shall we? I began using Rapid Response a few months ago, so I basically feel like a pro at this point. Although rapid is recommended for skin types 1,3, and 4 (to find your skin type you can take the quiz here), it is gentle and hydrating enough to be used on any skin that experiences both hormonal and adult acne. It not only clears current hormonal breakouts, but completely stops new ones from forming by targeting bacteria and oil deep within the pores.

The texture is a slick gel formula that glides on easily, feels cooling to the skin, and helps to bring down any signs of redness or inflammation. The scent is faint but pleasant, that of mint and tangerine. Unlike other skincare products, when you buy rapid response you're definitely getting your money's worth as it can be used for a myriad of skin concerns.

A Few Other Uses for Rapid Response:

  • Acne on your face, neck, and back
  • Hormonal adult breakouts
  • Stubborn cystic acne
  • Redness from acne scarring
  • Redness from rosacea
  • Dehydration from harsh products
  • Irritation from harsh products
  • "that time of the month" breakouts
  • Post flight dehydration
  • Post waxing breakouts
  • Clogged pores from makeup

Key Ingredients (sourced from

Formulated With:

  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil - eliminates surface bacteria within five minutes of application.
  • Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Branch/Leaf Oil - reduces microbial count on the skin’s surface to interrupt the breakout cycle.
  • Betaine Salicylate (2% Salicylic Acid Complex) - exfoliating BHA to reduce oil/bacteria deep within the pores with an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Lichocalchone (Chinese Licorice) - soothes and calms visible signs of redness, puffiness and irritation.
  • Allantoin - soothing and calming.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate - delivers deep hydration.
  • Formulated Without:
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Gluten
  • SD Alcohol 40 / Denatured Alcohol

My Experience

Hands down, this is one of the best masks I've ever tried. We all know that not all masks are created equally, and with that being said you typically don't see results after the very first use. That's where this mask is wildly different. You'll not only see results after the first use, but with continued use you'll notice brighter, clearer, healthier looking skin. If you're on the edge considering purchasing this mask, go for it! Seriously, its helped not only me but my husband as well.

While my husband doesn’t get acne, his skin is sensitive; being prone to razor burn and irritation which sometimes can get extra red and inflamed. He uses this mask about once a week or so and it's pretty much stopped those pesky red marks, or at least decreased visibility! I've seen him steal this mask from my vanity more than a few times, and quite frankly, it’s to the point where I think he needs his own tub.

For me personally, it has made huge difference in my hormonal acne; meaning that its completely stopped. While I usually get more than a few cysts during my monthly cycle, the last few months as I used this mask they just didn’t appear. And while I could chalk that up to coincidence, it seems pretty unlikely considering I've had hormonal breakouts since I was 16.

I use this mask the week of my menstrual cycle for about 10 minutes after removing my makeup, then follow up with my skincare routine. Simple as that! Plus, it smells amazing, feels extra soothing on the skin, and rinses off without any harsh pulling or tugging, making it perfect for those who deal with sensitive skin.