Superfruit Replenishing Essence Spray
Revolution Skincare’s Superfruit Replenishing Essence Spray is among the better entries in its lineup of essence sprays – but that still doesn’t mean it’s worth adding to your skin care line up.
This comes in a clear bottle with a pump dispenser. The very fine mist won’t leave you with large water droplets on your face, which is always welcome! The purple liquid that’s dispensed is lightweight and absorbs quickly, leaving no sticky residue behind. Skin feels refreshed and lightly hydrating. One note: because the bottle is clear, it’s best stored out of direct light to protect some of its delicate ingredients.
What makes this spray better than some of Revolution Skincare’s other facial mists is that it includes more skin-beneficial ingredients, among them blueberry, acai, goji, and elderberry extracts, all of which are packed with antioxidants (though blueberry isn’t quite the “king of antioxidant foods” as claimed; it’s simply a very good ingredient as many other fruits and vegetables are).
Unfortunately, every single one of those ingredients is present after fragrance in the ingredient list, meaning you’re not getting nearly as much of them as the brand would have you think. While the fragrance is not unpleasant – it’s lightly fruity, and less apparent than the scent in Revolution’s other spray – fragrance of any kind, whether natural or synthetic, has the potential to irritate skin.
If the fragrance came after all those great-for-skin ingredients this would rate higher – but as it stands, it’s better to consider one of the fragrance-free options you’ll find on our list of best toners and face mists.
- Spray action results in a fine mist instead of large droplets.
- Includes four antioxidant-rich berry extracts.
- Contains more fragrance than beneficial ingredients.
- Clear packaging compromises this product’s beneficial ingredients.
Thirsty? Let your skin drink up our Superfruit Essence Spray – one of five new hydrating facial mists, each specially formulated with its own active ingredients to deliver targeted results in just one spritz. Fortified with extract of blueberry, the king of antioxidant foods, to help fight environmental damage and support the skin’s barrier, this replenishing formula instantly peps up a parched complexion in one portable pick-me-up.
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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