For the past month I have been testing a set of products by Reviva Labs using them only at night. I am now going to start trying them during the day but I think its time to do my review for them. After waking up with yet another day with my skin just feeling and looking radiant with that good skin glow I haven’t seen in years! I thought it was about time to tell you about it. Here is my review about the skincare products I been using this past month at time that has made such a major change in how I look and feel I was shocked! My skin texture has improved, I have stopped breaking out, my skin just looks smoother overall. Just by using these items at night my skin overall has improved 75% over what it was a month ago. I am amazed!
So just what are they? They are all by Reviva Labs. For the past month I been using:
As you can see some of the products I have done reviews on before, they worked together with the Glycolic Acid products that I am sharing with you the whole line of what I been using. That also includes the fact that I have also being using Chella Eye Cream Anti-Fatigue Formula (just because I am finished testing it and the review for their products is done, I see no reason to throw away, so I am using it up) So when it came it came to eye cream I traded off nights.
Why is Glycolic Acid products so important? Well for starters I’m about 2 years shy of 50 and just don’t feel like looking that number. AS we get older we have to fight harder and staying looking young. I was talking to Anna over at Reviva Labs about that little fact and she told me “You have GOT to try out these items Kim!”
So here we go!
Just what is Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser?
A hydrophilic (water activated) cleanser that contains no oils or soap substances that remain on skin and interfere with the glycolic action. You’ll feel an unusual silkness…while the glycolic exfoliation benefits are at work. For mature or sun-damaged skin. Use this Facial Cleanser, followed by our Glycolic Acid Facial Toner for optimum everyday facial cleansing.
My thoughts about it: wow for sure! My face did in fact feel silkness afterwards. A+ Who doesn’t love a softer looking face, especially if you are starting to have a few fine lines.
You splash your face with cold water and then next I used their Glycolic Acid Facial Toner
A special facial toner that gives the normal toner properties of extra cleansing and perfect pH balance, PLUS Glycolic’s benefits for smoother, fresher-looking skin. This unique formula is super-saturated with soothing anti-irritants (aloe vera gel, hyaluronic acid & allantoin) to avoid unpleasant stinging.
After cleansing face, apply on moistened cotton or with fingertips and pat over entire face. Do not rub. Facial skin is now properly prepared for Glycolic Acid Cream and other day & night creams.
I have never been really big on using toners, they are always so drying and made my face itch.This was the first toner that left my face feeling soft. I was now ready for the next step which was 5% Glycolic Acid Cream. Now Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid cream comes in two different strengths 5% and 10%. If you ever had a facial done that Glycolic Acid lotion or cream was used it was probably closer to 10%. But for home use 5% Glycolic Acid is great to start with till your face gets used to it after a few months then you can move up the 10% Glycolic Acid Cream.
5% Glycolic Acid Cream
This is the original cream that won raves from users as well as skin care professionals and established Reviva Labs as a leader in the glycolic acid field. Reviva’s advanced formula links glycolic acid molecules into polymers – strands similar to the skin’s own structure. Thus, there is maximum interaction with the skin to improve texture and helps fight sun damage. Also, since the glycolic molecule is smaller than those of the other alpha hydroxyl acids, it is absorbed more easily; an important factor in performance. Glycolic Acid Cream contains an advanced glycolic acid, in a natural (no mineral oil) base ( Side Note: Reviva Labs glycolic acid products are 100% botanical and vegetable oil base, one of the biggest reasons why your skin will just soak it in instead of having it sit on top of your skin) it is also supported by a complex of botanical extracts. The glycolic extract used in Reviva’s Glycolic Acid Cream is full-strength glycolic crystals … 100% glycolic extract … never diluted! Your skin will reflect the results of its exfoliating and texturizing properties.
Test product on underarm before use. Use at night for the first four weeks. Apply lightly, leave-on for one minute, and apply moisturizer. After one month of nighttime applications, also apply in the morning, under daytime moisturizer. (If there is a stinging sensation, this is normal, apply a light moisturizer or night cream over the Glycolic Acid Cream.)
Clinically acclaimed help for visible wrinkles, skin lines, discoloration, age spots or other effects of aging.
The type of “cell turnover” achieved by glycolic acid’s exfoliating action is a mild, non-drying process as opposed to the uncomfortable dryness caused by other harsh substitutes.
Our Glycolic Cream is in an all natural base, no mineral oil or any other petrolatum derivatives.
Non-chemical alternative to Retin-A. (don’t forget your sunscreen during the daytime)
Some stinging is normal if the product is working and has proper acid balance
Yes in fact it does have a slight stinging sensation which is normal. I just used their Hyalronic Acid Serum over the 5% Glycolic Cream and it really made a difference in how my face looks in the morning.
This is one of the most amazing serums because it feels like gel, but it smoothes in and your skin just soaks it up.
I just used their Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream as my night cream.
My final thoughts and a little extra insider info you may not of heard: Now what you may of noticed is I layered all the skincare products I used one over the other. By laying your skincare you are doing the best for your skin. Not all creams are going to be able to have all that your need in one jar. That is just not possible.
Did you know that after Dr. Perricone helped awaken American to the virtues of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and DMAE, Reviva Labs was the first the blend all three ingredients into the same formula?
Fight future skin aging as you also treat past skin damage. All with Reviva’s Alpha Acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester Line. My favorite products from this line are: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Easter & DMAE Night Cream and now organic Antioxidant & Texturizing Day Cream.
Now let me tell you a little something about Reviva Labs that you may not even realize. They are your quiet giants in the skincare field.
You have got to realize that Reviva Labs with their over 38 years of experience utilizing proper potencies of active natural ingredients has taught them how to bring what would be the ideal balance making these products so much more effective. In fact their knowledge of blending ingredients after 38 years gives them a heads up above everyone else in their field.
Think about it this way, we all cook right? After creating the same item year after year we have learn to tweak a ingredient, leave out, add a few all in hopes of creating a better say a loaf of bread. Now there is no such thing as just white bread any longer all because cooks along the way have found ways to make it better for us, which is just what Reviva Labs has done with their skincare products. Each time something new comes out, or they have improved it, all because they are at the top of their game, understanding that if you add an ingredient at the wrong time, improper temperature in the blending process, something can become inactive or interact negatively. Their experience also saves us money by putting together three of the top ingredients in our fight to stay looking young and they also know that we are not made of money, so they have also made it so the prices are affordable.
Disclosure: These products were sent for reviewing in hopes I would do a review so I did not pay for these items talked about in this review. I also offer them on my website so there for I will be compensated when you purchase a product or service through links featured in this blog post. That doesn’t stop me or make me say anything that I do not believe to be true and honest.
Any claims of specific results are based on atypical best case scenarios and not the norm or average.