I very rarely try new skincare products; but decided to pick up some things from Revolution Skincare a few months ago to see if they could help with my skin redness, sensitivity, and increasing dryness over winter. I’m not a skincare expert by any stretch of the imagination, and I won’t be able to tell you the benefits of any ingredients on the back of the label… or even what they mean. However, I can tell you what worked for me (and what didn’t).
Want to see what I picked up? Watch the haul here.
Here are all the things I’ve been testing, how long I tried them for, and what I think of them:
CBD Oil, £10.00.
I’ve said a few times now that I’m bored of seeing cannabis-related marketing and ingredients in the makeup and skincare world, but I still wanted to try the Revolution Skincare Nourishing CBD Oil*. It sounded like the best oil for dry skin, which was a problem for me. I also appreciated that it was fragrance-free as my face is quite sensitive. I used it every morning and evening for about a month, but unfortunately my skin felt drier overall with this in my routine. After I switched back to using argan oil, my skin improved very quickly, so maybe this product just isn’t for me. Perhaps it’s better suited for those with normal-dry skin, instead of dry-very dry like me.
Gold Elixir Oil, £10.00.
I already had the Revolution Skincare Gold Elixir Rosehip Seed Oil* in my stash as I’d been using it as a primer and loved the results. When I noticed the CBD Oil was drying my skin out, I tried this once or twice in its place. I couldn’t test it any more than that because it made my skin feel a teeny bit sensitive. It wasn’t the worst reaction I’ve ever had to a product by far, but I definitely prefer it as a primer rather than as part of my skincare.
Cica Cream, £10.00.
I bought the Revolution Skincare Cica Cream* as it claimed to calm and soothe the skin, while reducing skin redness – which is a big problem for me. I tested this for about six weeks, and around a month of that was in combination with the CBD Oil. When combined with the CBD Oil I didn’t find it hydrating enough, but I liked it a little better on top of the argan oil. However, there are still better moisturisers out there for dry skin. I also didn’t notice any reduction in skin redness, which is a shame. Those with a normal-oily skin type who prefer a lightweight moisturiser might like this a little more than me.
2.5% Glycolic Acid Tonic, £8.00.
I like the idea of acid toners, but have to be sparing with them because of my super-sensitive skin, so the Revolution Skincare 2.5% Glycolic Acid Tonic* sounded perfect for me. I only use things like this once or twice a week, but this is my favourite one out of the five products I tried. I’ve been using this in the evenings and always notice an improvement in my skin texture the next morning. I’d highly recommend this for those new to acid toners who want a more gentle formula to try before building their way up to something more heavy-duty, or for those with sensitive skin like myself.
Aloe Vera & Water Lily Mask, £8.00.
The Revolution Skincare Aloe Vera & Water Lily Soothing Face Mask* really reminds me of one of those disposable under-eye masks because of the texture and cooling sensation on the skin. It felt very pleasant to use, and although it wasn’t as hydrating as I’d like, it did help to calm down my sensitivity. I haven’t been using this a lot of my face as the results aren’t that noticeable, but I love it under the eyes. It really helps with fine lines in that area.
My final thoughts.
I think the products I tried from Revolution Skincare were good value for money, and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have any massive issues with skin sensitivity, which can often happen when I try new products. However, I think my face is a bit too dry for me to repurchase the oils, moisturiser, or face mask. If you have a normal or oily skin type, you might get on with these more than me!
However, I’d still be open to trying more from them in the future, especially if they release a range of products that are very hydrating while also designed for hyper-sensitive skin.