Revolution Skincare’s CBD Oil features one of skin care’s biggest trending ingredients, and while it’s not as front and center as its name implies, this is still a product worth considering.
Packaged in a frosted bottle with a dropper dispenser, this lightweight oil absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy by any means, but those with very oily skin might not want to use this because of its potential to emphasize shine.
The ingredients responsible for its texture are the various non-fragrant plant oils in the formula, among them grape, sweet almond, sunflower, and coconut, as well as hemp oil and the cannabidiol (CDB oil) that give this product its name. All have moisturizing and antioxidant properties, which will result in smoother, healthier-looking skin.
What about that cannabidiol, by the way? It’s gotten a lot of attention as a skin care ingredient, and for good reason. Cannabidiol is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana (as opposed to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC). Studies show it has anti-inflammatory properties that have the potential to calm acne breakouts, soothe sensitive skin, and diminish wrinkles due to its antioxidant abilities.
The issue here is that it’s the last ingredient included, which means you’re not getting as much of it as some other cbd oil skin care products. Another concern? Cost. Pure CBD is an expensive ingredient to obtain, which makes us skeptical this product actually contains enough to make a difference. Even if the amount is acceptable, it’s certainly possible the CBD isn’t as “full spectrum” as it should be, which means your skin won’t be getting the full benefit.
Another issue is that because of the frosted packaging, the bottle this comes in needs to be stored out of light, as light can cause antioxidants to break down and lose their effectiveness.
That aside, if you’re looking for an inexpensive oil blend to supplement your skin care routine, this is a good option to consider.
- Contains a good blend of non-fragrant, hydrating plant oils.
- CBD oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant benefits for skin.
- Fragrance free.
- Doesn’t contain as much CBD oil as the name implies.
- Needs to be stored out of direct light to preserve its ingredients.
Meet our favourite skin super ingredient! Revolution Skincare Skin Nourishing Oil is made with CBD Oil, or cannabidiol (an extract from the flowers and leaves of non-drug hemp). Not what you might expect, this renowned oil won’t chill you out but it will help to calm and soothe skin prone to dryness and sensitivity with its ultra-nourishing properties and high concentration of rich fatty acids.
United Kingdom-based Revolution Skincare is the skin care branch of Revolution Beauty (who also has a color cosmetic subbrand, Makeup Revolution). Launched in 2018, the brand’s founder, Adam Minto, says the line’s ethos is the same as its parent brand; providing inexpensive, fast-to-market options designed for a wide range of people.
This skin care collection isn’t exactly a “revolutionary” concept, per se – the brand has a lot in common with other up-and-comers such as The Ordinary and Good Molecules. All of these products have a focus on stripped-down formulas featuring key ingredients (such as hyaluronic acid, for example) that can be mixed, layered, and alternated in to a complete skin care routine based on personal preference and occasional needs.
Revolution’s skin care products are something of a mixed bag. There are some true winners in the bunch (among them a couple of interesting retinol alternatives), but there are also quite a few missteps. Some of the products contain the skin-drying type of alcohol and irritating citrus extracts. Then there’s the concern that most of the products are housed in frosted bottles that need to be stored away from daylight, since the packaging puts their delicate ingredients at risk of light exposure that can cause those ingredients to lose their effectiveness. Side note: We reached out to the brand several times to inquire about whether their glass bottles have a UV light coating, but we have not received a response so far.
Overall, we appreciate the approach of potent skin care at bargain prices – we just wish the execution were a bit better! You can find our more about Revolution Skincare at https://www.revolutionbeauty.com/en/Skincare/c-58.aspx.
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