Hey all beauty geeks!!! Hope all is well with everyone I bring a cult-product to you today that has single-handedly changed the way my skin looks. I was blessed with an amazing skin in my teen and twenties. I rarely had acne till then. However, stress and being negligent in skincare broke havoc on my skin in late twenties. To add to that, a constant harsh sun exposure for five years worsened the things. My face always had minimum five-six ugly break-outs for consecutive 6 years. I tried every single DIY and acne creams available in market, but nothing helped. Finally, the Gods relented and I heard rave reviews about this product. And my, I have not looked back ever since.
About Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream:
Reviva labs is an old and reputed player in the skincare market. With an experience of around 38 years, the brand is favorite among salons and individuals alike. Reviva Labs describes the cream as:
‘Contains a unique polymer form of glycolic acid & hellip actual strands of glycolic that enter the skins own natural polymer structure. They penetrate more effectively to induce better exfoliation.
The glycolic extract used in Reviva‘s Glycolic Acid Cream is full-strength glycolic crystals…100% glycolic extract…never diluted!’
Price : $25.
Ingredients: Purified water, 5% glycolic acid polymer (extracts of sugar and rhubarb), extracts of pumpkin, peach, sage, comfrey, chamomile, witch hazel, vitamins A,D,E, safflower oil, sunflower oil.
Directions: Use at night for the first four weeks. Apply lightly, leave-on for one minute, apply moisturizer. After one month of nighttime applications, also apply in the morning, under daytime moisturizer. (If there is a stinging sensation, this is normal, apply a light moisturizer or night cream over the Glycolic Acid Cream.)
My take on Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream:
Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream is nothing less than a miracle cream. The cream has a strong following in the beauty world. The obvious magic ingredient is the glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a very effective exfoliant that is mainly derived from sugarcanes. It is known to increase the cell turnover and help in diminishing signs of ageing. It dissolves any skin impurities on the surface and makes way for any subsequent skin treatments way more effective. It is also advised to be helpful in controlling breakouts on the skin.
Reviva Labs Glycolic Cream is available in two variants – 5% and 10%. It is advised to start with 5% cream so that your skin gets used to the glycolic acid. !0% cream is a very strong version and can be really drying and harsh to the skin. So, I started with the 5% version and am almost finished with this. I have already ordered the 10% one and will start using once this gets over.
Texture: The glycolic acid cream has a medium consistency, not very thick or thin. It does not get absorbed easily. You need to rub it for some time to get the product absorbed. You also need to wait for few minutes before you layer any other skincare product. Otherwise the cream might ball up and not get absorbed. You only need a pinch of this cream for the whole face.
My experience: Initially, as advised, I used it only at night time. It stings for some days, especially if you strongly exfoliate. Then, after a week, I started applying it twice daily. This is my second step after a toner/Vitamin C serum. After this cream, I do apply a rich moisturizer to take care of any dryness caused by this cream.
I was using a mild glycolic peel prior to using this. Therefore, I knew how my skin would react. Please do a patch test before using it for the first time. It will sting, cause dryness and, in extreme cases, even peeling. You can use it on alternate days if you find it is too strong for you.
This is my HG product. It started working instantly and I could see results in just 3-4 days. I am spotless for last 3 months, since the time I started using it. I rarely experience a breakout, not even in those days of the month. Further, it helps in exfoliation and has considerably reduced acne marks on my face. If I stop using it for a while, I can literally see the glow fading away on my skin. It improves the overall skin tone and brightens the face.
Packaging: The cream is packaged in a tub.
What I like about Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream:
- HG product for acne.
- Effective exfoliant.
- Brightens and even tones the skin.
- Fades away acne marks.
- Easy to use.
- Gives a glow to the skin.
- Cheap compared to other pricey brands.
- No animal testing.
What I do not like about Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream:
- Tub packaging can be unhygienic.
- Unavailability in India.
Final Impression: GRAB this cream irrespective of your age or skin type. This is one cream that you will be really thankful for. And people who suffer from adult acne – this is nothing less than a ‘sanjeevani bootie’. Highly Recommended!!!
Rating– 5/5. And a sincere gratitude.
Have you tried Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/ Day Cream?
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