Although I will admit that I still call this range the Makeup Revolution Skincare in my head, I am excited (and a bit late) to announce that†Revolution Beauty has extended their brand to now include skincare. Revolution Skincare is definitely on-trend right now and kinda fills the gap that for people who don’t feel comfortable supporting The Ordinary after many insensitive comments the Founder of Deciem/The Ordinary has made in the past on Instagram.

While the Revolution Skincare range is not as expansive as their closest competitor – it only covers 12 serums and one face cream – they have managed to create their own versions of The Ordinary’s best-selling products albeit in much prettier packaging. On site† at the moment, you can find:-

  • Revolution Gold Elixir Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Revolution†0.2% Retinol Serum
  • Revolution 10% Matrixyl Wrinkle and Fine Line Reducing Serum
  • Revolution Superfruit Extract Antioxidant Rich Serum and Primer
  • Revolution Skin Nourishing CBD Oil
  • Revolution 5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Mild Skin Exfoliator
  • Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peel
  • Revolution 5% Caffeine + Hyaluronic Acid Targeted Undereye Serum
  • Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% ZincBlemish and Pore Refining Serum
  • Revolution Lightweight Hydrating Gel Cream
  • Revolution 2% Hyaluronic Acid
  • Revolution Multi Targeting and Firming Multi Peptide Serum
  • Revolution Skin Conditioning EGF Serum

and I have been lucky to have been given 5 of these items to try out. As I have normal skin and tend to only use products that nourish, hydrate or evens skintone, this post will be geared towards my experiences HOWEVER I am aware that not everyone has the same skincare requirements as me so I will try to go through each one, examine the ingredients and give my opinion as objectively as I can.

Revolution CBD Oil

Fun fact – Did you know that CBD Oil is basically Cannabis Oil?! I love the fact that Revolution Skincare didn’t choose to make that a bit more obvious as I’m sure that a few people would buy this oil just to see if it contains any “euphoria-inducing” properties – FYI it doesn’t!† The†Revolution Skin Nourishing CBD Oil – £10.00 via Revolution Skincare – is more of an oil blend serum vs. a pure CBD oil.

A quick peek at the ingredient list shows that it includes Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil and Hemp Oil. I personally don’t have an issue with any of these oils – although I do think that Coconut Oil can clog up my pores – and I actually really like this.

I have been using the Revolution CBD Oil last thing as night after I cleanse & tone and my skin loves it. I have been pairing it with the Revolution†2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum & my skin looks and feels great.


Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peel Serum

I don’t use peels on my face AT ALL. I’m going to be very honest here and say that I didn’t use the†Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peel Serum – £8.00 via Revolution Skincare – as I am not prepared to potentially ruin the status of my skin for the sake of a review.

As such I can only give you an overview on what this product does and the ingredients included; and hope this helps you make an informed decision.

Ok so the Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peel Serum is supposed to be a gentle skin brightener that works as you sleep. “Using gentle quinoa husk extract, this lightweight liquid lifts away dead skin cells and boosts the skinís natural cell turnover as you sleep for softer, fresher looking skin when you wake”. Ok I might not be a skincare buff but I’m not too sure how great Quinoa is an exfoliant especially in a serum form.

I know that Quinoa†contains high levels of vitamin E, vitamin B and†amino acids which can†stimulate the skin to create collagen but if it is not in its grain form, I don’t think it would peel or exfoliate the skin.† Looking at the ingredient list, I don’t see a reason why this product wouldn’t be great for anyone with acne-prone skin or oily skin. If you use the†Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peel Serum†as part as a supplement to your skincare routine, I think you could see some great results.


Revolution Superfruit Extract Antioxidant Rich Serum and Primer

Most of the Revolution Skincare products that I was gifted works better as part of a nighttime skincare routine so the Revolution Superfruit Extract Serum and Primer – £10.00 via Revolution Skincare – definitely stands out without any major effort. I’m going to be very honest here and say that I was not blown away from this product and I won’t be incorporating it into my skincare routine as it didn’t blow me away.

I didn’t like that that it made my skin feel tacky.†I didn’t like the fact it was fragranced and I don’t feel like it made any different to the look or feel of my skin. I know that this product is quite popular with people who have dry skin and it is rich in antioxidants but for me† . . . it didn’t tick enough boxes.


Revolution Gold Elixir Rosehip Seed Oil

If you have sensitive skin then you probably already know about Rosehip Seed Oil as it is one of the most effective and gentle oils on the market. Before I started taking an interest in skincare, I remember that I used to avoid this oil as I thought it was made from rose petals and I tend to have allergic reactions to rose skincare products.††Luckily† found out that that wasn’t quite the case and that Rose Hip Oil is made from rosehip seeds instead.

What makes Rosehip Seed Oil a skincare brand’s favourite is that contains a heavy does of omega fatty acid which is great for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.

Now knowing all this† . . . I am going to have to play devil’s advocate here and say that I am not a fan of the†Revolution Gold Elixir Rosehip Seed Oil – £10.00 via Revolution Skincare – simply because that Revolution have added a whole lot to this product which makes it a nightmare for sensitive skin users (who are primarily the people who use this product). They have added a lot of peel oils aka†Lemon Peel oil and Orange Peel oil, which are extremely acidic and potentially quite harsh.


Revolution 2% Hyaluronic Acid

I am a†Hyaluronic Acid junkie! I can’t get enough of this acid and it is the one skincare ingredient I have actually done all my research about. As you didn’t come here for a science lesson, I will try to sum up my thoughts in a few words.†Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best skin care ingredients you can use – in my opinion – as it is a naturally-occurring molecule in the human body that works to draw moisture to the skinís surface and keep there! If you have dry or dehydrated skin or just want your skin to be hydrated over the winter period then you need to add this ingredient to your skincare routine – simple as.

Hyaluronic acid is really gentle and great for all skin types (even the most sensitive), and I like how Revolution have chosen to keep their†Revolution Plumping and Hydrating 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum – £10.00 via Revolution Skincare – quite simple however there isn’t actually any pure Hyaluronic acid in this. They have chosen to use Sodium Hyaluronate,†which is a salt derived from hyaluronic acid.

Now before you grab your pitchfork, this is completely normal and to be expected as Sodium hyaluronate works the way Hyaluronic Acid except your skin absorbs it more easily† . . . actually we could even make the argument that it works BETTER than pure Hyaluronic Acid for that reason alone.

Personally I love this product especially as it is not as tacky as the The Ordinary’s version.


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