Revolution Skincare.

Hey there! so a few weeks ago i showed you the revolution haul i made as soon as there skincare line came out, of course because its skincare i needed to give it a test for a few weeks but now ive given it all a good try i can tell you what i think!

Revolution skincare is following the trend that started with the ordinary, affordable budget serums with ingredients you would normally have to pay way more for. In true form of revolution, they have brought out a range of skincare quite a like to what the ordinary offers, considering the issues with the ordinary of course everyone is hoping that the revolution line is a good replacement.

Pricing & packaging starts them off well, the serums are £6, the oils are £10 and the gel-cream is £8. It is in simple boxes and the actual products are in glass feeling slightly frosted glass unless you go gel-cream thats in a jar.

Personally, i love this kind of skincare i like being able to use what my skin needs at that moment in time, i like the fact that its so affordable too, i wouldnt be able to afford a lot of this otherwise!

So, onto the actual products!

im sorry theres no pictures of the actual product by the way, i forgot to take pictures of that and its raining!

So first up we have the skin blemish and pore refining serum with 10% niacinamide and 1% zinc £6.00. This is meant too help gently tackle blemishes, making them seem calmer and also to ease what is causing the skin to have a fit in the first place!

This is a super light serum, it sinks in very quickly and feels like nothing on the skin. I used this over that time of the month when i had a lot of very big sore hormonal spots, i applied it every morning and every evening and i did find that the spots i had healed much faster than normal and it seemed to help prevent any new ones pop up! Ive also had some pop up which im guessing are stress related, and yet again this serum as really helped heal them quicker than normal, its one of those things i think is always a good idea to have on hand in case your skin has a bit of a fit.

Next up is the Skin nourishing CBD oil £10.00, this is one of two facial oils that they make. I am a big fan of rosehip oil so i was going to pick that up but when i spotted the CBD oil i couldnt resist trying it! So the CBD is meant to be soothing, calming and nourishing and it really is, id say its a very classic facial oil. It feels like a nice layer of comfort basically on your skin, especially nice when your skin feels rather pissed off! ive really liked using this, its a basic facial oil but basic in the nicest sense of the word, a staple for sure for me at least now!


Next up we have the Mild skin exfoliator 5% lactic acid + hyaluronic acid £6.00, this is meant to be a mild skin exfoliator that helps improves the look of skin texture combined with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump up the skin. I really, really like this, so much! i hadnt tried anything lactic acid based before, i like how mild this is but it still feels effective, when it hits any open spot you get a little bit of a sting but obviously that makes sense considering these acids should help eat away at the bacteria in the spots! but with the hyaluronic acid in this serum that helps deliver the lactic acid very so very gentle which is nice.

Lastly we have the plumping & hydrating solution  – 2% hyaluronic acid £6.00, i think everyone and there mother knows what hyaluronic acid is these days, and it helps hydrate and plump the skin. I love hyaluronic acid serums and this one has become a staple for me, its very like and hydrating and so easy to use, no issues with this what so ever! i really like it.

So in total, i adore all of the serums and oil i have tried and i really want to try the others, i am a big fan of these for sure (can you tell?) and i would highly suggest anyone who would like to, to give them a go!

Cath x

Revolution skincare & brush haul.


Hey there! so as i have mentioned and shown before, im quite a fan of revolution (originally makeup revolution) and all of there sister brands (obsession, freedom etc). Revolution, obsession and freedom take up the most room in my collection for sure, so when i heard that revolution were bringing out a line of skincare, well you know that gif of the little girl throwing money out the window? me towards revolution! i knew that i had to try it, and placed an order as soon as it came out.

I also picked up 2 things in the sale (again!) while i was at it, i picked up the obsession trend sets weapon of choice brush set £5.00, i have a thing for brushes at the moment and im really impressed with these! they may have been a complete nightmare to photograph but they are so soft! i just wanna sit and touch them….thats a bit weird but hey ho!

I also picked up the revolution pro cleanse brush tool £2.00, continuing on my never ending quest to get my brushes as clean as i can get them!


Anyway, on to the good stuff right? i picked up four of the serums on offer, now the skincare they have launched has serious the ordinary vibes but seeing as i love revolution so much i would love if they were as good or even better than the ordinary!


When i saw the revolution skin blemish and pore refining serum 10% niacinmide + 1% zinc £6.00 i was very curious. I tend to suffer with hormone related breakouts across my chin and jaw pretty much all month long but it gets rather awful and pops up in random places around my face when my period actually hits so i thought this would help with that! again theres no scent and nothing bad about it yet, but reviews will be incoming!

Next thing i bought i was very curious about the minute i saw it, the revolution skin nourishing CBD oil £10.00. The oils in the range are the most expensive thing right now, i have used and loved rosehip oil before (the other oil in the range) but when i saw CBD i had to try it! CBD has been everywhere lately, and i loved the sound of it for my skin too, meant to be nourishing and calming, so far ive found it smells like nothing and theres nothing bad about it yet.

There was no question i would pick up the skin plumping and hydrating soluation 2% hyaluronic acid £6.00, i really loved the hyaluronic acid i tried from the ordinary so i really wanted to see if i could find a replacement and i think i have so far! reviews and overview is coming but i really like it right now.

The last thing i picked up is the revolution mild skin exfoliator 5% lactic acid + hyaluronic acid £6.00, now i spoke last week about acid exfoliators and i showed that all the ones i have are glycolic based, i really wanted to give one a go thats one a different acid and two in a serum! so far my skins been fine with it, only notable thing is that is smells like chocolate? weirdly!

So there you go! my revolution haul of brushes and there new skincare, a overview of the skincare and reviews of each product will be incoming once ive had time to test it all. so look out for that!

Cath x

Acid Toning – why do it & my favourites.

Hey there! so today i wanted to chat to you about acid toning, why it can be a very good step in your skincare routine & my personal favourite acid toners!

Before i begin however i will just state that i am no expert, i am not trained and this is just what i know from my own research and trail and error! if your ever concerned, you should of course always ask a professional.

It is also very important to know that if you acid tone you must wear an spf during the day! you should be wearing one regardless, but with acid toning its even more important.

If you havent really heard much about acid toning before you have likely read the word “acid” and been a bit freaked out! when acid toning first became a more mainstream thing everyone had the same kind of reaction, myself included until you learn a bit more about it.

So acid toning is using a toner or pre-soaked pad that contains a gentle AHA or BHA acid in the normal toner stage, and what this does is it gets to work on the skin eating away at dead skin without using very harsh scrubs etc. It also kills off bacteria extremely well so its very good for spots, and helps to fade scars over time as well.

Theres 3 main acids you will find, glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid. glycolic and lactic are AHAs, and salicylic is a BHA, whats the difference? well according to the paulas choice website here AHAs work on the skins surface and are water soluble were as BHAs work down into the pores as well and are oil soluble.

Generally, salicylic acid is seen as the one to go to if you have a lot of issues with spots, blackheads etc as it really helps with that. Lactic acid is rather gentle and not irritating and best for those with sensitive skin, glycolic acid is the one most people know about and the one i use the most, it is the staple of acid toning!

So, when do you use these? well you can use them morning or night, or even morning and night! but personally i mostly use at night and only use in the morning if i feel like i need the boost. This is the first step on your skin after cleansing, and then after this you follow with a skin hydrating mist to start the hydration process.

So, shall we get into my favourites!

These are the 3 i currently use, though i will also list in a second some honourable mentions! i will say, all the ones i use are glycolic based, that is just what i go for personally and is the most commonly found.

So first up is the Lacura daily cleansing pads £4.95 for 2 packs of 60 pads, i could only find the double packs online but as you can see for the price its very affordable! they are a very obvious dupe of the nip + fab pads (mentioned below) and honestly i cant tell too much of a difference between the two! these contain glycolic acid mainly, and also some fruit acids though they are way farther down the list. The way i use pads like this is i buff over my skin with one side then i flip it and go again, i also will buff and spend longer on spots and areas of concern, these are my go to acid toner id say.

Next is actually the only liquid acid toner ive tried, the Freedom Glycolic radiance toner £6.00, now this one is meant to be a dupe for the pixi glow tonic, i havent tried the glow tonic but i like this one! ive had a few bottles of it now on and off and its a really good budget toner if you would rather soak your own cotton pads, again it is glycolic based, the only thing that puts me off using this sometimes is that it can leave the skin feeling a little sticky, i spray straight after so it doesnt matter too much but its just something to be aware of!

Lastly we have the Superdrug Naturally Radiant glycolic acid daily cleansing pads £5.99, now these are basically the same as the lacura or the nip + fab, they are glycolic based with fruit acids much farther down the list pre-soaked pads.  Theres not much i can say about these that i didnt say about the lacura ones! these are pretty much the same in almost every way.

So those are the 3 i am currently using, the first one i used and still often my go to are of course the nip + fab glycolic fix exfoliating facial pads £13.59. They are slightly up there in price but almost always on sale somewhere! they also now have an “extreme” version (they are not too much stronger dont panic) a sensitive version and a salicylic acid version as well so theres something for everyone there!

Of course there is the famous pixi glow tonic £18.00, it is again up there in price, but if you dont know were to start and can afford a little bit more you are not going to go wrong with this at all!

Mainly when it comes to acid toning, i would say have a look around and go for what you think suits you, try some things out and have fun! i honestly love acid toning its something i brought into my skincare years ago and im very glad i did.

Cath x