Monday, January 31, 2011

Reviva Labs Organic Cleansing Milk

I've converted to Reviva Labs for all of my skin care products over the last year, with the exception of my facial cleanser. That is, until I started using their Organic Cleansing Milk. I have always believed that cleansing lotions didn't get my face as clean as a granular or exfoliating face wash did. I used Neutrogena Foaming Face Wash for years, until it disappeared from the shelves. Since then, I've been buying similar products such as Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, L'Oreal Skin Genesis Foaming Cream Cleanser, and RoC Pore Minimizing Cleanser. They all seemed to get the job done--my face felt clean and refreshed, but my skin felt tight until I put my moisturizer on. The RoC product only lasted a few days because if I didn't rinse and rinse, it caused a terrible burning in my eyes. I honestly didn't think I would prefer this type of formula, but I definitely do.

The first time I used it, I squirted out the same amount that I always have with previous cleansers, and I found that I only need to use half that amount to end up with a very clean face. I don't generally use eye make up remover before washing my face, and the Organic Cleansing Milk easily removes all traces of my waterproof mascara. Not only does it clean thoroughly, but my face doesn't feel tight at all when I get out of the shower. The white cream formula is fairly thick--again, I made an assumption, thinking it would be thin because it had the word "milk" in its name. It has a scent that reminds me of sweetened herbs. Here's a look at all of the ingredients in this Certified Organic product:

My skin is somewhat oily, and I find this product makes it feel very clean without causing it to get more oily throughout the day. In hindsight, the cleansers with exfoliating action probably caused my skin to produce more oil, which in turn did indeed make my face start to look oily later on in the day.

My bathroom shelf is a testament to my love of Reviva's products, and it looks like I'll be adding this one to the line-up as well. I continue to order more of their products after reviewing them and they have such a wide range of items, I might just have to find a larger shelf system! This 4 oz. bottle retails for $9.50, so it's more expensive than most of my previous cleansers, which ran around $7.99 for a 5 oz. tube, although the RoC cleanser was $10.49. Organic products generally cost more, and since I'm using less of the product to accomplish the same task as the others, I don't feel that it costs more in the long run.

Reviva has recently introduced a "write a review" element to their web site which allows customers to share their thoughts on each product. Now that this feature is available (directly under each product, along with the complete ingredients list), I expect more reviews will show up to give you additional information about their products.

*Product featured was furnished by the manufacturer for review.


  1. I've always wanted to try something from this company, any other products you'd recommend?

  2. Awesome, another great Reviva product to add to my list, thanks :):)

  3. Whenever I run out of the myriad of supplies I have I will be buying from this company. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. God bless her.

  4. This cleanser sounds nice. My face always feels "tight" after washing. :( I'm planning to try some Reviva products soon.

  5. Thanks for the great review! I've been looking for a good, non-drying cleanser. This one just went into my VitaCost cart. ☺

  6. I've switched to a cleansing milk too (made by Boots and available at Target). I used to feel like my skin wasn't clean unless it was "squeaky" clean, but have changed my mind since entering my 30s recently. I'll never go back to regular cleanser again!

    I'll have to look into this cleansing milk once I run out of my current one.