What To Buy From Revolution Skincare, According To Your Skin Type

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Not heard of Revolution Skincare? If so, listen up – because it's a brand that has taken the beauty industry by storm over the last year and is one that needs to be on your radar.

A fave amongst skincare addicts, editors, YouTubers, Instagrammers and TikTokers, Revolution has not only earned plaudits for its high-performing products that harness the most effective ingredients but also because it brings out incredible dupes of high-end skincare products and best-sellers that are always out of stock.

The best bit? It's accessible, thanks to its very reasonable price point. Plus, the products are cruelty-free, vegan and are made in the UK.

Here's everything you need to know about the brand on everyone's lips...

What is Revolution Skincare?

If the name 'Revolution' rings a bell, that's because the UK beauty brand (full name Revolution Beauty London) is well known for its affordable makeup and skincare products.

Revolution's products often gain serious viral traction – if you use TikTok, you've likely seen their Gua Sha tool used by myriad influencers.

What is so good about Revolution Skincare?

Revolution has created a pick and mix approach, to help target different skin concerns with their serums, masks, refreshing essence sprays, tonics and under-eye creams.

There's something for all skincare concerns from redness to sensitivity, dehydration, dullness and pigmentation...the list goes on.

Revolution Skincare routine for: Acne

Whether it's blemishes, maskne, cystic acne or hormonal breakouts, here's your Revolution routine to help you to combat spots. From masks to serums and tonics, see your targeted AM/PM regime below.

A.M. Routine

Cleanse

You want a cleanser that's hardworking and this one definitely is. Powered by niacinamide, an ingredient hailed for helping to improve skin's elasticity, it's super gentle but will help to refine your skin's texture.

Tone

This light, hydrating liquid is ideal for everyday blemish prevention. Why? It contains 2% salicylic acid to help exfoliate your skin and penetrate deep into pores to break up trapped dirt and sebum. In turn, this helps to prevent the formation of new blemishes. Use AM after cleansing and leave for five minutes before starting your next step.

Apply serum

This cult serum is a hero for helping oily, congested, blemish-prone skin. Using two skin-friendly ingredients, niacinamide and zinc, this lightweight and gentle formula helps to tackle blemishes and to minimise the appearance of large pores.

Moisturise

This oil-free moisturiser not only helps to mattify skin, but, thanks to the SPF 30 it contains, it also protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Plus, it's formulated with niacinamide which helps to regulate oiliness and even skin tone and texture, whilst glycerin helps to draw water into the skin to prevent dehydration and urea and allantoin help to soothe irritation.

P.M. Routine

Cleanse

Use the same cleanser as you used in the morning – washing your face twice if you tend to wear heavier make-up or live in a highly polluted city.

Mask

Is there anything better than relaxing after a long day with a face mask? This product is packed with salicylic acid, kaolin and charcoal to help exfoliate and cleanse your pores.

Apply serum

Break up dirt and sebum with this 2% salicylic acid serum which penetrates deep into the pores. Papaya and mango enzymes help to enhance exfoliation and promote a smoother, clearer complexion.

Apply spot treatment

This two-phase pink solution targets active blemishes with a highly effective blend of skin-friendly ingredients: salicylic acid, zinc oxide and calamine. Apply directly onto spots before bedtime as a final step in your routine to help dry up impurities and fight active breakouts.

Revolution Skincare routine for: Sensitive skin

Revolution's sensitive skincare range doesn't feature any irritating ingredients such as fragrance or alcohol. Instead, products are formulated with calming ingredients like hyaluronic acid, to pump back moisture into your complexion.

A.M. Routine

Cleanse

Usually, foaming cleansers can be quite drying – but not this one. This light cleanser breaks into a soft, creamy foam to remove residue and traces of makeup and dirt, leaving skin feeling clean and soft.

Tone

Inspired by Korean beauty, Revolution formulated a calming skin tonic with Cica Leaf extract (otherwise known as Tiger Grass), a popular Asian herb known for its calming and hydrating properties, and Green Tea Extract, a skin soothing antioxidant.

Moisturise

This moisturiser contains bakuchiol, a plant that boasts age-defying benefits without the irritation or dryness some people experience with retinol. It can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even and brighten skin tone and keep skin supple and firm.

P.M. Routine

Cleanse

Infused with cannabis sativa seed oil and cannabidiol to nourish, soothe, and care for the skin. This cream cleanser helps to break down makeup so it can be gently wiped away with a cloth or cotton pad.

Apply serum

Meet one of Revloution's best sellers - the CBD serum. The gentle serum is formulated with Cannabis Sativa Oil and Cannabidiol, the cannabis-derived ingredients that are being praised for their nourishing skincare properties. With Glycerin to hydrate, this serum will help to moisturise, nourish, and calm dry skin.

Apply eye cream

Banish fine lines, dark circles and puffiness with this nifty little pot. For an ultra cooling effect 'Use our cooling eye rollerball is for an enhanced, cooling application,' suggests Jill.

Revolution Skincare routine for: Fine lines

When it comes to fine lines, there are a handful of products that can help. Luckily, the below routine is packed with them.

A.M. Routine

1. Cleanse

You've met this niacinamide-powered cleanser before, in the acne-fighting routine. With its ability to enhance your skin's elasticity, it's a great shout here, too.

2. Treat

Follow with Hylaboost Hyaluronic Fine Line Filler. This penetrates fine lines then expands to give a smoother appearance.

3. Moisturise

Next up, apply this Ginseng Extract moisturiser with SPF 30. The formula is boosted with niacinamide to help soothe skin and brighten uneven skin tone, and Shea Butter to soften and smooth skin.

P.M. Routine

Cleanse

Use the same cleanser as in your morning routine, double cleansing if you wear a lot of make-up or take a pollution-heavy commute.

Treat

Follow this with a generous application of their high strength 10% glycolic acid to encourage smoother skin texture and a glowing complexion. This powerhouse serum also contains a blend of niacinamide (to help improve skin tone and minimise pores) and Allantoin (a soothing anti-irritant that helps to keep skin moisturised).

Allow this intense serum to work its magic whilst you sleep to wake up to healthy, glowing skin. Not tried glycolic before? Introduce 2-3 times a week as part of your evening regime and follow with SPF the next day. Before applying your night cream, allow for five minutes to the serum to sink in and dry.

Moisturise

Then, apply the Glycolic Acid Glow Overnight Cream and let it get to work at plumping, hydrating and soothing.

Revolution Skincare routine for: Dry skin

To help combat dry skin, you want products that will pump back in moisturiser. Look out for hero ingredients such as: omega fatty acids, ceramides, glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

A.M. Routine

Cleanse

A light, smooth milky jelly cleanser that doesn't irritate, strip the skin or leave it feeling dry and tight. This is formulated with glycerin to help keep the skin hydrated and to prevent moisture loss and Allantoin to help soothe and reduce redness.

Apply serum

Next up, make sure skin is dry, then warm up the oil between your fingers and pat onto skin. This gets to work at calming, soothing and helping combat any dryness or sensitivity thanks to the high concentration of rich fatty acids.

Treat

These sheet masks were specifically created to help with dry skin. The hydrating cocktail of bamboo extract, pineapple extract and vitamin E work to nourish and soften dry skin. Simply pop on and leave for 10-15 minutes, remove mask and rub in any extra serum.

P.M. Routine

Cleanse

Use the same cleanser you used in the morning.

Treat

Maximise your beauty sleep for the ultimate skin rejuvenation, this overnight oil is enriched with a restoring blend of lavender, essential oils and botanical extracts to help you unwind before bed. Added olive-derived squalane and evening primrose oil encourage a more supple and hydrated complexion.

Mask

This velvety lavender-infused sleeping mask helps to encourage deeper sleep and by morning, a more radiant and healthier-looking complexion. Packed with a skin-loving blend of vitamins E and B5 and grapeseed oil to provide lightweight hydration that’s perfect on all skin types.

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