Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

After having received numerous emails from readers seeking affordable, yet very high quality, anti-aging creams I knew just what to feature: Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream! It is a lightweight and fast absorbing cream that calms, nourishes, hydrates, lifts, tightens, protects, and fights free radicals.

Reviva Labs now offers a new answer to helping firm, tighten and "lift" skin with Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester fight free radicals and future skin aging. As a special Reviva boost, this dramatic trio is encased in a soy liposome for deeper, time release action during the night. Allantoin and Aloe Vera are added to soothe and calm stressed skin, contributing to a healthy, vibrant glow. For supple, more youthful looking skin, it's another major advance in the battle against skin aging. Benefits: helps improve skin tone and glow as its powerful antioxidant action fights free-radical damage. As your body rests during the night, you have hours of uninterrupted replenishing nutrients that help tighten and "lift" skin to treat the effects of time as it helps fight future skin aging.
My experience: Don't let the lightweight texture let you think that this isn't a heavyweight contender in the realm of effective antioxidant rich anti-aging creams. I find this to be one very effective cream that I use exclusively at night, but if I had drier skin rather than combination skin I would probably also use it during the day over my serum and under my sunscreen. When I apply it at night it sinks in immediately leaving behind no unpleasant greasy residue, and in the morning when I wake up my skin is hydrated, fine lines are diminished, and the overall texture of my skin is more smooth and firm. After use my skin has a pronounced clarity and appears more radiant.

It is my experience that Reviva Labs tends to understate their claims, and their products consistently exceed my expectations. They make top quality products at affordable prices, and they don't waste your hard earned dollars on fancy packaging filled with mediocre quality products. You really get so much more than you pay for, and their Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream is but one masterpiece in their arsenal of superb skincare products.
Key Ingredients & Functionality:

Alpha Lipoic Acid: An advanced antioxidant that fights free radicals, Alpha Lipoic Acid is an important component in our anti-aging products. Free radicals are the result of oxidation, a naturally-occurring side effect of cellular metabolism in the body, and are believed to destroy tissue on the cellular level through a destabilizing chain reaction – accelerating the aging process. Free radicals occur naturally, but exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as pollution, sun exposure, or lifestyle conditions such as smoking cigarettes, can increase their production. Antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic Acid bind to these free radicals helping to inhibit their spread. Alpha Lipoic Acid is unique since it’s an antioxidant and it also assists the body’s production of Vitamin C, one of our naturally-occurring antioxidants.

Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid:
• Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture by fighting the free-radical damage that can leave skin looking dull
• Reduces the appearance of puffiness by regulating the production of nitric oxide, which controls blood flow to the skin
• Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving the overall health of the skin

Vitamin C Ester: 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 (DMAE) 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.

Soy: Soy benefits the skin by providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. Studies have shown that a component of soy, known as genistein, has a collagen-stimulating effect. Other compounds found in soy have been linked to increased skin thickness and elasticity. Soy extracts are shown to produce amazing skin rejuvenating benefits externally as well as internally.

Formulated exclusively with five elements (Isoflavones, glycoproteins, proteoglycans, carbohydrates polymers and mucopolysaccharides), Reviva Labs'soy extract promotes balance within skin cells. This helps cells to emerge better moisturized, and therefore, with a more uniform, smoother-looking skin appearance.

• Antioxidant benefits combat free radicals
• Skin elasticity is improved
Ingredients: 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, Polysorbate 20, Simethicone, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
Overall assessment: A lovely anti-aging free radical fighter at an affordable price! This is proof positive that you don't have to spend a fortune to get real results. It is well worth your consideration, but not if you are allergic to soy or wheat-- in which case you should consider one of their other face creams instead. 

Reviva Labs is a cruelty-free company.

$23.00 for 2 oz. from Reviva Labs (Unaffiliated Link)
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. I've been getting more and more into free radical-fighting anti-oxidant products, so this sounds great! Thanks for the review.

    1. My pleasure!! I definitely think that antioxidant products are important to use-- they do so much to protect the skin against free-radicall damage! I'm glad that you found the review helpful! :-)

  2. Oh yes! I love Reviva's products. Have you tried the Reviva Labs Microdermabrasion Pomegranate Scrub before? We have it in the store and I love it.

    1. I agree, Lizette! They make amazing products! Yes, I love the Pomegranate Scrub-- it is one of my all-time favorites! I reviewed it here a few years ago:

      Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Great Review Girl! Have a Great weekend :)

    1. I'm so glad that you liked my review, Payal! You have a lovely weekend as well! :-)

  4. WOW -- a company that underestimates their claims? i may be in love! this industry is filled with such quackery and misleading claims, it is a breath of fresh air to hear of a company that does not do that.

    1. Reviva Labs consistently makes wonderful and highly effective products, and they are quite understated about what they make! They definitely don't engage in misleading claims, and really care about their customers. It's a very refreshing company!


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