For years, I stuck to one moisturizer from Olay. I was very loyal. Till I became a beauty blogger, I had no idea the variety of moisturizing and skincare treatment products that were out there including skincare products that were “better-for-you” with more natural ingredients.
I recently had the opportunity to try a couple of products from Reviva Labs. I’ve seen Reviva Labs’ products at Ulta and at Whole Foods, and I put them on my “to try” list. They have an extensive natural skincare line with lots of products for different skincare issues such as adult acne, dark spots, anti-aging, and it has different products for different skincare types, e.g. normal, oily, dry. Importantly, the products are affordable.
The company has been around for more than 40 years, and its natural products emphasize quality, effectiveness and innovation rather than big marketing campaigns and fancy packaging (the packaging is simple, lightweight and does the job). Originally, Reviva created natural skincare products based on research and product innovation for the professional skincare market. Reviva Labs was the first to introduce exfoliation products to the US, the first to introduce the ingredient elastin, and the first not to test on animals. The products do not contain animal ingredients (vegan). It’s also made in the U.S. Very impressive.
I’ve been using Reviva Labs Hi-Potency Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream for about six weeks.
It’s a perfect product for over 40 gals like us because it says right on the label, “For mature dry skin”. And it’s the perfect moisturizer for summer because it’s as light as a feather and it dries down completely with no greasy residue at all. It’s like a soufflé rather than a heavy cream. I just LOVE the texture of this cream!
In fact, sometimes I use it as an anti-wrinkle serum with a heavier moisturizer on top if my skin is extra dry. Sometimes, I use a lifting cream on top to get both benefits. In fact, the company even suggests doing that on the label: “NOTE: No single product offers maximum potency for every skin need. Layer the Peptide Cream or alternate with other Reviva Labs specialities for other facial areas.” How awesome is that?
I also learned some other interesting tidbits from Reviva Labs’ website. In response to Reviva’s product launch in 1981 of Stimulating Gel with electrically charged trace minerals from seaweed, the scientist who was in the process of developing La Mer Cream called Reviva to discuss similar ingredients and mode of action in what was to become La Mer. So Reviva was on it before La Mer was even born!
I like the Reviva Labs Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream a lot. My only suggestion would be to make it in a pump rather than a jar. So to help maintain its potency, I keep it in the refrigerator.
Reviva Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream contains matrixyl. Here’s what Reviva Labs says about the product ingredients:
- “New anti-wrinkle discovery with matrixyl peptide & Palmitoyl Peptide 3 (the key peptide in Strivectin) is one of the latest discoveries to help decrease lines and wrinkles. Clinical research for Palmitoyl Peptide-3 (Matrixyl) reported “significant improvement in wrinkle depth, length, volume and skin roughness. Reviva adds Marine Oligo Peptides for deeper lines, coconut endosperm for uniform new cells & skin smoothness. DMAE for firmness plus antioxidant vitamins and oils to aid absorption. All in the proper proportions and precise blendings. “
And without the Strivectin price tag!
Here are the product ingredients:
Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3,Sorbitan Olivate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Glycerin, Alpha-d-tocopherol, Marine Oligo Peptides, Coconut Endosperm Powder, DMAE, Tocotrienols, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin C Ester, Essential Oils of Ginger, Rosewood, Sandalwood & Balm Mint, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and Citric Acid.
And here’s a little more info from Reviva Labs on other key ingredients in the product:
- Vitamin C Ester (ascorbyl palmitate) provides protective antioxidant action, and helps repair past skin damage by promoting new collagen production. Vitamin C Ester provides multiple benefits: improving skin texture, maintaining skin firmness and tone, and improving skin radiance.
- DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol is often called “facelift in a jar” by skin care specialists, because it helps firm and tighten the skin. With regular use DMAE will give skin a more defined, youthful appearance. DMAE, a component of cell membranes, is also one of the substances used by the body to make the neurotransmitter molecule acetylcholine. DMAE’s firming effects are believed to involve the signaling of acetylcholine in the skin.
I’m excited to share this product with you. Reviva Labs is generously offering a jar of Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream (regular price $49) to one lucky winner! (And they are sponsoring another giveaway next month with a different product. Woo hoo!)
Please leave a comment on the blog about why you’d like to win the Reviva Labs Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream. The comment about the anti-wrinkle cream is mandatory. When you leave a comment, no duplicates please, ie don’t just copy what someone else wrote. 😉
One entry per household, please.
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This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget (that’s why you want to make sure you enter via the widget!), and she will be notified by me via e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her mailing address, and I will give the address of the winner to the folks at Reviva Labs who will send your prize to you as soon as possible. Never Say Die Beauty and Reviva Labs are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping.
This sweepstakes runs from time of publication on 5/19/13 till 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night, 6/1/14. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Good luck 🙂
In the meantime, check out Reviva Labs’ product lineup on its website. Reviva Labs products can be purchased in the U.S. at zillions of places in stores, health food stores, salons, and online including Ulta, ulta.com, Whole Foods, Healthworks, Amazon, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitacost.com etc. as well as on their own website. You can also buy Reviva Labs products in Iraq, Kuwait, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Turkey. In Canada, Reviva products are available at Canada Beauty Supply among other retail outlets.