I have little control over things at the moment. One thing that this pandemic has taught me is how the only thing I can control ( to a certain degree ) is myself, rather than other people and situations around me that I can do nothing about. That’s why I push myself to read as many books as I can to keep my brain functioning, I write on this blog to keep myself creative and when it comes to self care I pamper myself when I can in an affordable and easy way. And one thing that always helps is keeping on top of my skincare routine which not only can help me look better but feel better too. The cleanser I was using in my routine had finished and I decided to buy Revolution Skincare’s Mood Calming cleansing oil. At the time of purchase this was on sale on their website for £5.60, usual price £8.00 for 140ml.
Why this? I tend to find that if I want to get to the base of a skincare problem my best starting point is looking at what I’m washing my face with. I felt my previous cleanser could have been more hard working when it came to cleaning my skin, and I knew I was suffering from stress. Stress can manifest itself in many ways on the face and I refuse to let it take hold of me and make my skin look tired, aged or even spotty. This cleansing oil is something I’ve had my eye on for awhile and when it was included in their recent sale it made it a more affordable option to buy and try.
What is it supposed to do? This is a cleansing oil that’s designed to soothe stressed skin without stripping it of moisture, by being gentle and effective in its cleansing action.
Packaging. 140ml of cleaning oil in a pump dispenser glass bottle. It looks very smart, simple in style but very appealing with a basic looking label.
Scent. Hard one to describe. Its not fragrance free as it has a scent to it, but its not obvious or strong but very light. It doesn’t belong to a particular fragrance family, but its a scent that isn’t offensive and I can’t see many people having an issue with it. Has a hint of a sweet floral base but exceptionally delicate.
Consistency. As the name suggests this is an oil. Typical oil texture but not thick as its easy to pump out and is very fluid. Pretty much the same thickness as a facial oil.
In use. I used two pumps of this on dry skin. The oil itself was so satisfying to rub over my face as it simply glided over the skin. It didn’t sink in and stayed on the surface, which meant I could either spend 5 seconds cleansing or 5 minutes. This made mince meat out of my eyebrow pencil, which previous cleansers had struggled to remove despite the product not being special e.g being waterproof or semi permanent. Once finished, I rinsed it off with warm water, which was very easy to do. And purely out of habit wiped my face with a damp muslin cloth to make sure my face was oil free. How effective this is on heavy make up I can’t comment as I don’t wear make up except as mentioned my trusty eyebrow pencil which I would die without!
Skin afterwards. In look and feel my skin was clean, fresh, felt hydrated and not stripped of any natural oils but very importantly didn’t look or feel oily. Lots of people I know are scared of using oily products on their skin thinking it could prove to be problematic and actually create greasy skin but not the case with this product.
One week after use. I’ve noticed that my skin does appear to be behaving itself and looks as if its in a better condition, smoother in fact, compared to how it was before. My facial routine hadn’t changed except for using this as a cleanser so I’m confident that this product has been helping regulate my skin.
Recommended? As a general cleanser definitely! If you love your oils and balms to cleanse with or slip into your daily routine as a treatment then this is a must! It cleans the skins, it doesn’t dry it out and its really easy and quick to use and quite enjoyable to apply. My only wish is I would really love this to be available in not only a bigger size ( at least double for home use ), and a smaller size ( 50/60ml ) for travel. Definitely an affordable everyday skincare product that won’t break the bank or your skin. What also makes this a great product to own is there is a matching face cream and mask so you can have a complete routine at your fingertips. Grab yours now direct from Revolution here and give yourself the gift of good skin.
* At time of writing this post the cleanser is still on sale, so grab it while you can at a discount!