I think we all lost our shit when we heard that Makeup Revolution was venturing into skincare. It was like all our prayers had been answered. Their range has been out for a few months now and is quickly expanding but I wanted to wait to see what other bloggers were saying before I picked anything up for myself but just before I placed an order I won Sam's (Violet Hollow) competition on Instagram, bagging myself five picks from the line - talk about meant to be! I haven't been trying everything for that long so for now, this is just an introduction into the products I have and I'll do an updated review once I've been able to see long-term results but so far I'm pretty impressed! 
an introduction to revolution skincare
Gold Elixir Rosehip Seed Oil* | Starting with the simplest pick (in my opinion) this can be used as a primer or as a facial oil. I'm a massive fan of Rosehip Oil but often it can be too heavy for my skin and just suffocate it rather than hydrate and actually absorb. It can also have quite an overpowering scent which this doesn't have. It's fragrance-free but it definitely has a slight citrus scent (from the Lemon Peel Oil) which I personally like but just be wary if this is something you look out for. Rich in antioxidants, this lightweight oil nourishes and softens the skin, helping to get rid of dry patches and give a lovely radiance to the skin. There are some gold flecks in the bottle but it doesn't transfer onto the skin although this doesn't bother me and it still gives an amazing glow. I've been using this under my makeup, applying 2-3 drops and my foundation just glides over top and blends effortlessly. I definitely recommend checking this out if you're looking for an affordable multi-use oil!  

EGF Skin Conditioning Serum* | I've never used an EGF product before so I was really excited when I saw that this one of the prizes. EGF is a protein that is found naturally in the skin but Revolution Skincare has used a plant-based version which is supposed to help boost a youthful complexion. It's also designed to help rehydrate and condition the skin which it definitely does on application. I was expecting it to have a fairly thick consistency but actually, it's a really thin watery-gel which I really like as it gives a slightly tacky finish which helps your moisturiser adhere better and give a lovely cushiony feel to the skin. I can't really think of any skin type this wouldn't work for but I think it would be especially good for dry, dehydrated and mature skins! I haven't used it long enough to say if it has made a huge difference but I'm definitely enjoying the formula and finish so far! 

Quinoa Night Peel Gentle Night Peeling Serum* | I think it's so cool that Revolution Skincare has used Quinoa Husk Extract as a key ingredient in this serum - it's just so different especially for a high-street product! This has a very similar texture to the EGF Serum* and has a light fresh scent but again, nothing offensive! Unlike the others this is a night-time only serum that is designed to help lift away dead skin cells, increase cell turnover and give a softer, smoother appearance to the skin. Now I haven't tried this one yet as I've recently been retinol-ing and I didn't want to use anything 'exfoliating' in case I had a reaction but I can't wait to start testing it properly as it feels lovely and I love anything that's designed to add radiance and improve my skin's texture! 

Superfruit Extract Antioxidant Serum & Primer* | This is definitely the product I was most excited to try, one because of the super cute packaging but two because I'm a sucker for illuminating primers. It contains Tamarind Seed which is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost elasticity and increase hydration and smoothness. It also helps protect against free-radicals which is great if you are constantly surrounded by pollution and environmental stressors. The primer has a milky texture and iridescent finish - think unicorn tears. It also has quite a sweet almost sugar cookie scent which I personally love! I've used this under makeup a few times and although the iridescence didn't really transfer onto my skin, I could still see a gorgeous radiance through my foundation. I think pretty much anyone will love this as it provides a really soft, plump base but also doesn't add glitter or chunky flecks which can look really unflattering! 

2% Hyaluronic Acid Plumping & Hydrating Serum* | I think most of us have at least one Hyaluronic Acid product in our skincare stash. It's been deemed a sort of miracle ingredient and whilst its probably not as beneficial as Vitamin C and Retinol, it's still a must-have for everyone but particularly those with dehydrated skin - which is most of us! I've had a very similar product to this from The Ordinary which I think we all know is what this range was 'inspired by' and I did enjoy that serum but it wasn't as effective as I would've liked so I've got high hopes that this one will be much better. Hyaluronic Acid works like a magnet to bind moisture to the skin making it a really easy way to help boost your skin's plumpness and moisture levels. This is a very thin formula which I like as it means I can layer it with pretty much all of my moisturisers and oils. It feels gorgeous under the Superfruit Extract Primer* and I find the two together create a perfect base for foundation! I'm really looking forward to seeing if I notice a long-term difference after using this! 

Have you tried anything from Revolution Skincare yet?