I started using Reviva Labs skin care products almost a year ago, and they have since become my primary source for facial skin care. I still sample other products that are sent to me, and I choose the occasional skin care sample from Sephora, but as far as purchasing new skin care lines, I haven't felt the need to. Yes, I do receive products from Reviva to review, but I've also ordered from them because I was impressed enough with the results that I didn't want to run out!
They have a vast range of products and I have spent quite a bit of time reading about many of them on their web site. They list all of the ingredients for each product, and there's quite a bit of information that answers my long list of never ending "But how and why?" questions. Their products are all natural, and they don't test on animals. You can find their products on their web site, at Whole Foods, and other natural health food stores.
The two products I'll be reviewing today include the Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Artichoke Facial Mask. Used together, this treatment combination offers you an easy and effective way to do a Hydrating Mini-Facial at home. Both products also work nicely by themselves. It's a very simple process--on cleansed skin apply the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, wait a minute or two, and then apply the moisturizing antioxidant Artichoke Facial Mask. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, and then wash off. You're left with visible results of smoother and softer skin. You'll look more rested (even though you're not!), and your skin will look more radiant. Here's a look at each of the products:
Hyaluronic Acid Serum: This product is a high-potency moisturizer that raises the skin's moisture level and helps to maintain that moisture long range. It also targets and reduces lines around the nose, mouth and lips. By adding moisture to the skin, it plumps up skin tissue to lessen the look of wrinkles and scars, giving skin a smoother, silkier texture. The obvious signs of aging begin to appear after years of sun and pollution destroy or damage much of skin's Hyaluronic Acid, causing the skin to lose water. When skin cells don't get enough moisture, the aging problems begin to accelerate. This is the first product I use on my face after cleansing, and before my moisturizer (it can be used alone also). It's a medium textured clear gel in a pump bottle, and I only need to use one pump. It absorbs quickly, and I don't notice any scent to it. I normally get a couple of little dry areas on my face during these colder months even after using a moisturizer, but I haven't had that problem since I began using this serum. You can view the ingredients here. Price: $22.00 (1 fl. oz.)
Artichoke Antioxidant Facial Mask: This mask is a pearly white light formula that feels like a cross between a gel and a cream. Trust me when I tell you that you'll look like you've applied a massive amount of pearly highlighter on your face while you're using this! The packaging is a jar-type container with a screw off lid. It's very gentle, so you can use it fairly often (I use it once a week alone, and then again when I do the Mini-Facial process later in the week). I apply a layer over cleansed skin, and then wait 15 minutes before washing it off. Milk Thistle is touted as a potent antioxidant, and Artichoke Hearts are a Milk Thistle plant. This formula is also comprised of many other antioxidants to help improve your skin's texture and treat past damage. You can view the ingredients here. Price: $16.00 (1.5 oz.)
If I were to tell you the one thing that I like or notice the most after using any of Reviva's products, it's that--as corny as this sounds!--my skin has a noticeable glow to it. To me, healthy skin looks soft, even and glowy. I don't mind a wrinkle or two, they add character. But I want my skin to look as good as it possibly can, given my age, and this line seems to work very well for me. Plastic surgery or even injections are not something I ever see myself doing, because I'm scared to death of anything medical, particularly needles and scalpels!
Reviva has graciously sent me an extra set of these products, so that one of my readers can enjoy a Mini-Facial of their own. If you'd like to enter, leave your eMail in the comments section below. Just for fun and because I'm curious (and no, you don't have to!), tell me what your favorite skin care product is, or share your thoughts on if you'd ever resort to injections or plastic surgery. I'll accept entries until I post my Come Monday newsletter on December 20, and the winner will be announced then.
*Products furnished by Reviva labs for review and giveaway.