This post is a brand review of Revox B77 Skincare!
When I was living in Spain, I came across a new line of skin care there that I had never heard of before. The brand is called Revox B77, and they are an extremely affordable brand, with simple packaging and branding. Many of their products feature active ingredients, making effective skin care accessible for everyone. This brand stood out to me for their sleek packaging which also seems quite eco-friendly; the only plastic on these products is on the cap and top of the pipette.
Range of products
Revox B77 sell a huge range of beauty products, such as serums, toners, masks, creams and micellar waters. They also offer some hair products, like hair masks and milks.
When I came across this brand, there were very few products left on the shelf, which is generally a good sign! As they’re extremely affordable, I could have bought one of each of the products left to give them a try, but I didn’t as I am trying to be a more conscious shopper. Instead, I bought the two products that I was the most curious about and that I thought I would enjoy.
I bought their 20% Glycolic Acid serum and their Hyaluronic Acid serum for £4 in total!
I really enjoy the packaging of the Revox B77 products that I bought. The boxes have a soft feel to them, and the branding is simple and sleek. The instructions are on the box and on the product inside, and they are clear and easy to follow. Their serums come in glass bottles with a glass dropper, which I appreciate as I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic I buy. The dropper is a fantastic addition as it allows you to use the product without placing your hands inside the bottle, keeping it bacteria-free!
I do think that they took great inspiration from The Ordinary with their branding on the boxes and the bottle design, too. At first glance in the shop, I thought their products were The Ordinary products!
The ingredients in these products do not seem harmful to the skin, and neither of the two products have a very large ingredient list, meaning that there shouldn’t be too many unnecessary ingredients!
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The hyaluronic acid is a lightweight but very hydrating formula. I found that it’s gentle on my skin (as it should be!), and after patting it into the skin for a few moments, it sinks right in. I then apply a moisturiser on top to seal in the hydration. I usually use this serum at night time, and when I wake up, my skin is super glowy and feels incredibly soft and moisturised.
I would definitely recommend this serum. I’m really impressed with it considering the price; it performs like some of my more expensive hydrating serums!
20% Glycolic Acid Serum
This product has me very confused. It has an extremely high percentage of glycolic acid. Most glycolic acid toners or serums designed to be used on a daily basis or multiple times a week tend to be under 7%. However, this serum is 20%. That’s really strong!
This makes me think that perhaps this is a peeling/exfoliating mask, designed to be rinsed off. But still, using it everyday is way too much for the skin.
So, a kind commenter just gave me a heads up about something. They say that the packaging now has updated guidelines on how to use this product (however, the Revox website still has their old guidelines of “apply 4-5 drops every morning to cleansed skin and gently massage until absorbed”.) This has me really confused, as there is no way that your skin could absorb 5 drops of this serum; it’s way too sticky.
The commenter let me know that their packaging says that the serum should be rinsed off after leaving it on for 10-15 minutes. This makes more sense to me! But it’s weird that Revox still recommend to use it daily. Because this is an exfoliating mask rather than a leave on serum, I wouldn’t recommend this! 20% glycolic acid is a very high percentage, and your skin does NOT need this much exfoliating daily. I would recommend trying it once or twice a week and seeing how your skin gets on.
I’ve started using this on my body, particularly on my keratosis pilaris and it feels gentle on the skin. It has been really helping reduce the texture of the bumps. I do really enjoy using glycolic acid on my keratosis pilaris. If you would like to see my top tips on how to reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris, check out my previous blog post.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this serum. I think The Ordinary’s lactic acid serums or their Glycolic Acid 7% toning solution work extremely well and are equally affordable!
I am interested in this brand, because of how they are making active ingredients accessible to the average consumer. However, I do feel that when products are this affordable it’s easy to go overboard and try them all. Our skin is a delicate thing, and it doesn’t really need too many products!
The main things you need in order to have soft and glowing skin are a good cleanser, exfoliator, moisturiser, and of course SPF during the day time. Make sure to not over exfoliate or irritate your skin, and when trying new products, you should always do a 24-hour patch test before using them.
Have you ever heard of Revox B77? What affordable skin care do you like?
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