Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Product Review:
Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum

It's no secret that I'm somewhat (OK, alotwhat) wary of "natural" skincare. Sure, when it comes to cheesecake recipes, my grandma's advice is exactly what I want, but when it comes to my skin, I want all of the advancements modern science can provide! So when I was approached by Reviva Labs with an offer to review some of their products, I was skeptical. Nonetheless, my Mama taught me well, so I never judge a book by its cover.

After browsing Reviva's product selection a bit on their website, I was impressed to see formulations that seemed to successfully merge natural and state-of-the-art, using the best of both worlds to create gentle but effective skincare. I tested several items in Reviva's line that I'll be reviewing shortly- today's feature is:

Hyaluronic Acid Serum 1oz for $22

One of my very favorite ingredients, hyaluronic acid is like little moisture magnets for your skin. A Natural Moisturizing Factor that's able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in moisture, hyaluronic acid can help maintain a healthy skin barrier while it temporarily plumps skin, relieving the appearance of fine lines. 

Reviva's version is a clear gel that spreads easily and absorbs immediately. The texture is slippery (kinda like aloe) but not at all sticky. Since I have dry skin, I chose to use this under my moisturizer, both day and night. Since it absorbs so quickly, it worked beautifully under makeup, and despite its weightlessness, I could definitely see the difference it made in the moisture levels of my skin. I suffer from year-round flakiness, and this serum basically eradicated it. I also like that Reviva added Green Tea extract, a potent antioxidant.

Like I mentioned, this lightweight formula layers well under moisturizer for those with normal to dry skin. Oilier skin types (especially those that have a hard time finding a hyrdator that doesn't feel greasy or break them out) will love this oil-free serum applied all by itself.

Given the versatility of this serum, its compatibility for all skin types, and the fact that it costs half to a third of what similar serums run, I would definitely recommend this, and plan on purchasing a replacement bottle for myself! Reviva Labs products are available at several online retailers, as well as health food stores and salons across the country. 

The product featured in this review was submitted for promotional consideration by a representative of the company. What does this mean? I didn't pay for it. My commitment is to you- my readers- and to myself (it's called integrity, I like to have it). The opinions expressed on are my own, based on my own research and experience; I am not paid in any way nor is the final outcome of the post influenced by any outside party.


Unknown said...

I am always looking for a quality product that is reasonable. Thanks for the review.

Fizz said...

Where can you purchase these products?

Unknown said...

Great question- I'll be editing my post to add this is, but Reviva Labs products can be found online though several retilers, including the company's own site:

The brand can also be found at various health food stores and salons around the country. Unfortunately, Reviva's website does not currently have a "store locator" function, so my best advice is to either order online or contact Reviva- perhaps they can help you find a local store to buy from!

Unknown said...

I wish I would see the ingredient list of this hyaluronic acid serum. I made a list of the best hyaluronic acid serums on my blog, but I didn`t know about this one.

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