Multi Peptide Serum Multi Targeting, Fine Line & Firming Serum
Revolution Skincare Multi Peptide Serum Skin Plumping and Fine Line Smoothing is a basic way for all skin types to experience the benefits of a few peptides. The fragrance-free formula doesn’t pretend to be anything more than that, which makes it an OK option to supplement more fully-featured anti-aging treatments in your routine.
Packaged in a frosted glass bottle and dispensed via a dropper applicator, this thin-textured, water-based serum is easy to apply. It contains hydrating glycerin and glycols followed by thickeners, stabilizers, and finally, the peptides. The formula doesn’t contain light-sensitive ingredients so no need to store the bottle away from light.
There are four peptides total, including one (dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate) that’s often alleged to work like Botox (but not by Revolution), although there’s no scientific research to support this claim. Despite that letdown, this peptide likely has the ability to smooth and hydrate skin, while the three palmitoyl peptides have more definitive research supporting their results on collagen stimulation and repair.
All in all, this is a very good way to experiment with peptides and see what they might do for your skin. The amount of peptides is likely lower than pricier products, but in fairness Revolution Beauty isn’t making any grandiose claims for this simple serum.
- Lightweight, hydrating formula is easy to layer.
- Contains some very good peptides.
- Fragrance free.
- Contains more preservatives than peptides.
Revolution Skincare Multi Targeting Serum is packed with skin-boosting ingredients, known as peptides, to target lacklustre skin showing signs of ageing. Each peptide has been shown to work on our skin in a specific way to target its needs, so we use a carefully selected combination to really pack a punch; helping to plump, firm and smooth the skin and create a healthy-looking complexion.
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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