The new year is a time of reflection and evaluation: what’s been working and what hasn’t. What better time to reevaluate your skincare routine? In doing so, I came back to Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Cream. This cream is a fabulous way to treat past skin damage while you prevent future skin damage. This super anti-oxidant, nighttime formula, helps firm and texturize skin for a more youthful-looking appearance and it WORKS!
Dr. Perricone brought the virtues of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Cream to light, but Reviva Labs was the first to blend all three ingredients into the same formula. While this may seem a simple process, in actuality it’s quite complex. Add an ingredient at the wrong time, improper mixing speed or the wrong temperature in the blending process and that ingredient can become inactive as if it is not even in the product. Reviva has 35 years experience in blending active, natural ingredients.
As important as the proper potencies is the formula’s delivery system. To help insure absorption in the skin, Reviva Labs has encased these three major ingredients in a soy liposome. Reviva’s lipsome delivers deeper, timed release action so nutrients are slowly released while you sleep. Allantoin and aloe vera are added to soothe and calm stressed skin, contributing to a healthy, vibrant glow.
With my combination skin, using Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Cream works best for me at night only. If you have dry skin, I can see using this for a day and night cream, but beware there is no SPF in it. I really love the light fluffy texture with no greasy feel. Heavy night creams tend to clog my pores and leave a greasy residue that ends up all over my pillow. You will need to give it 1-2 minutes to absorb before hitting the sheets though.
After cleansing and toning, I use this exclusively every night. I’ve been using it for the last three weeks and wow! I’m amazed at the texture and brightness of my skin! My skin does look a little firmer and my skin tone much more even. Reviva lists improved skin tone, a improved elasticity and clarity, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, smoother, firmer skin and a unique defense against future sun damage. I’ve experienced all of them! It’s so nice to find a company whose products live up to their claims!
Packaging is a simple plastic jar. Reviva Labs is a no-nonsense company that puts their money into high performing, cutting edge ingredients NOT fancy packaging. This little jar of miracles retails for just $23 for 2 oz. 55g!
Demineralized spring water, glyceryl stearate, soybean oil, stearyl stearate, vegetable oil, cetyl alcohol, soy phospholipid liposome gel, alpha lipoic acid, DMAE bitartrate, ascorbyl palmitate (vit C ester), whole wheat protein, tocopheryl acetate (vit E), retinyl palmitate (vit A), ergocalciferol (vit D), aloe vera gel, allantoin, citric acid, polysorbate 20, simethicone, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, citric acid.
Reviva Labs does not test on animals. Their products are available at revivalabs.com, select Ulta stores, Whole Foods, and several online retailers.
Bottom Line: Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Cream is a high performing night cream ideal for over 40 women! It addresses all the skin care woes we suffer after 40; dryness, loss of firmness, dull skin, sun damage, and fine lines. It’s lightweight, has a lovely texture and can make a difference in as little as two weeks! Highly recommended.