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Makeup Revolution's new skincare products could give The Ordinary a run for its money

They launch in January next year.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION IS launching some snazzy new skincare bits in store next year.

The brand is releasing its own line of acids, exfoliants, oils and serums in a similar vein to that of The Ordinary (and on a similar price point too.)

So, what’s coming to Ireland then?

First up, a must have for all skin types - hyaluronic acid.

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Makeup Revolution’s offering will cost you €6.99, making it in or around the same price as The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid, depending on where you buy from. Both also have the same concentration of the acid (2%).

MR’s Hyaluronic is fragrance free, oil free, paraben free, alcohol free and gluten free (no, seriously.)

Then, there’s a cult dupe that should pique a lot of people’s interest – Niacinamide

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MR tout their offering as a “hero for oily, congested and blemish-prone skin” for €7. However, you should not use with topically applied vitamin C. Vitamin C products should be applied to the skin at an alternate time.

Again, the concentration of ingredients is the exact same in The Ordinary’s offering. However, theirs also comes in at ever so slightly cheaper, (about a euro or so, depending on your point of purchase.)


Both brands offer an under-eye caffeine solution. Both claim to help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. 

MR’s one also contains hyaluronic acid, while The Ordinary’s contains highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves.

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Again, both are very similar in price, with MR’s coming out slightly higher before shipping at €6.99.

Finally, we have lactic acid. MR refers to there’s as a “mild skin exfoliant”, which helps to improve the look of skin texture and encourages the appearance of radiant and firm skin. Note – this is not suitable for sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. As it also contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs), it may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. So don’t skimp on the SPF gyals!

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Now, The Ordinary offers two different concentrations of lactic acid – 5% and 10%. At the moment, MR only have the 5% one – a good starter if you’re just dipping your toe into the world of acids.

Again, MR’s one costs €7 with The Ordinary’s offering costing about 50c less.

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