Reviva Labs: 3-Step Layering System Using Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

I had the opportunity, from Reviva Labs, to revamp my entire skin care routine. A regimen of three Reviva Labs products, layered in a particular order, has made a change, for the better, for my skin.

Here are the three products I used…

haul swatches eotd 019In the order that I used them, first was the Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($22)…

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I am beginning to see some sun spots appear on my face, joining the fine lines and even some wrinkles that have crept onto my countenance. What Hyaluronic Acid Serum does is counter all of those things. This serum instructs the skin cells to hold in more moisture which, in a short time, softens the lines and wrinkles and plumps up the skin…

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Following the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, I used 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream ($25)…

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This cream directs the skin to turn over, or exfoliate, quicker. When this happens, the skin stays soft, radiate and healthy. As we age, our skin slows down this process. 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream keeps the skin acting younger by allowing the turn over of skin cells to happen quicker. And check out the ingredients; you know what all of those things are! I never felt any stinging or discomfort using this cream and, none with the other two.

haul swatches eotd 026 haul swatches eotd 027I applied this Night/Day Cream just at night for a week before adding it to my morning routine. This is powerful stuff and I wanted to take every advantage of using it properly. I used this cream not only on my face (I did avoid the area right under my eyes) but also down my neckline too. My skin was showing results of being softer and firmer before I even moved to using it during the day.

The third and last product I used was the brand-new to the Reviva Labs family products; Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream ($49) . First thing I noticed was that a little goes a long ways…

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Upon first touch of this cream, you will know that you have before you a product of quality…

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As per the instructions, I applied the Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream along the deep lines by my mouth and down to the area where my chin and cheeks meet. As we age, our skin starts to sag in these areas (alas). While not claiming to remove these deep lines, peptides are little molecules that help plump up cells and allow them to hold in moisture. As a bonus, my skin felt extremely soft. Even the next morning, I noticed that my face still felt soft without a bit of dryness to it, which it tends to do after 8 hours of sleeping.

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After 8 days of using all three products, I noticed that any dry patches on my face were eliminated. My foundation sat on my face completely smooth. And, unlike some products that are made to make the skin firmer and more plump, these three Reviva Labs products made my skin softer with no tight-feeling sensation.

Reviva Labs suggests that when you use their Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream that you do it with three-step layering regimen. To find out which products work best for your needs, I suggest you review the information at their website here. That’s where I did my research to pick which two products would work best for me, along with the Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream.

I have tried many Reviva Labs products and every single time they have proven to live up to their claims, provide me with quality products and, results that I see in just a short time.

 

These products were provided to me for my honest review. All comments and opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Walgreen’s Studio 35 Beauty Warming Facial Mask

Even though we have had plenty of snow, here in Colorado, I’m still playing the moisture ‘catch-up’ game with my skin. I know this is just how it will be as I age. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to give up the fight! I’m more diligent than ever, especially during the Winter.

I have been searching out masks that help moisturize my skin while exfoliating the dead cells. Creating that turnover of skin cells is vital to keeping lines and wrinkles away as well as keeping my skin glowing.

Studio 35 Beauty is Walgreens line of beauty products. I found this Warming Mask and wanted to give it a go…

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This season, I have been cold! So what better way to warm up than with putting on a warming mask. However, I have to say, I’m very disappointed that I didn’t feel any warming sensation with Studio 35 Beauty’s mask. All is not lost, though. It still left my skin feeling soft and moist.

Here are a list of the ingredients…

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Again, I find that I have gravitated to another product that has orange and/or Vitamin C in it. Vitamin C has been quite the buzz for skin care for several years. I don’t see it slacking. I wasn’t expecting to see so many other natural ingredients in this mask but gosh, there are lots of them!!!

And, if I didn’t feel satisfied with the results, Walgreens was giving me a 100% guarantee…

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For just a couple of dollars, I felt I was going to be OK. And, I was! This mask was very refreshing. Since it was a gel mask, it didn’t get hard or draw in on my skin like clay masks do. I left it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it away. I actually set my timer app and go relax on my bed when I do a mask. I take advantage of having the luxury of being able to make it a spa-like treatment.

The product had a slight tint to it, the first time I used it and, just the slightest bit of a fragrance…

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I put on a little at a time as this gel was rather runny. And, I was able to get two treatments out of this one envelope…

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One thing that I didn’t think of was to squeeze the envelope and churn up the contents before opening it and applying it. The second time I used this mask, it wasn’t clear like the first usage. This could have had something to do with why I never felt any warming sensation.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the process and after washing the mask off, my skin felt extremely smooth and moisturized. I followed up with my regular night time skin care and noticed how smooth my skin felt.

I bought this mask for $1.75 last month. I don’t know if they are discontinuing it and, I hope not because I would certainly purchase this warming mask again.

Have you tried a warming mask?

Facial Wipe Wednesday: Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightening Cloths

Ole Henriksen facial wipes have been recommended to me several times. After using ‘The Clean Truth’ Cleansing Cloths for Brightening, I see why!…

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I chose the Brightening because it lists CoQ10 as one of the ingredients and, I know it is a very powerful anti-aging enzyme. It was also nice to see a total count of 30 in the packaging too…

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I have mentioned in other Facial Wipe Wednesday posts that many companies (and not just with facial wipes) have cut back on 30 counts. Ole Henriksen is a higher-end skin care company so I’m pleased to see that they haven’t skipped. Also, I like the opening of their package. A plastic snap top keeps the cloths from drying out, in my opinion. I found these wipes to have just the right amount of moisture in them to get the job done and that is, a clean face with all my makeup removed.

The Clean Truth wipes contain black currant oil which is meant to help moisturize the skin. I noticed this the second night I used these cloths. My skin didn’t feel like I needed to hurry to put my nighttime moisturizer on. Absent was that tight feeling I get after washing my face. Next, and the most remarkable thing about the wipes is the Vitamin C…

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You know what orange zest smells like, right? That citrus fragrance that is unmistakably ORANGE….that is what these facial cloths smell like…10 fold. Now, I LOVE the smell of oranges so, if you don’t, you might want to pick one of Ole Henriksen’s other facial wipes. If you need to wake up or feel instantly refreshed, I completely recommend using these. I think I’ll tuck a pack of these in my workout bag because these would be ideal to use right after a hard workout. In all seriousness, I looked forward to using these just for the aromatic fragrance alone. That they do a grand job at removing my makeup was a distant second!

And, as you can see, there are lots of other healthy ingredients listed…

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The Clean Truth wipes are a standard size…

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And, the cloth is textured, which I feel helps hold onto the dirt and makeup so it doesn’t end up smeared all over my face…

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I purchased my Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightening wipes at Sephora. There is a complete line of The Clean Truth and I am now looking forward to trying some of them to see if they have the same intensely awesome orange fragrance. The 30 count wipes I purchased cost $15.

If you have tried any of the other products from The Clean Truth line, which do you recommend I try next?

Eclos’ Aqua Balm Finishing Mist

Freeman Beauty has a special, a couple of times a year, where you can purchase a grab bag for $20. You can pick between a body care or a facial care package and the value is approximately $50. I picked face and these are the items I got…

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Today’s review is on the Eclos’ Aqua Balm Finishing Mist. I purchased this, previously, last year when I found it at Walgreen’s with a ‘try for free’ rebate coupon.

The Finishing Mist costs $18 on the Freeman site. This mist is used to set your makeup as well as hydrate your skin…

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It also is supposed to blur fine lines and give a healthy, luminous shine to your face. I didn’t find it to do any of those things…

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In fact, after I had used up my first, purchased can of Finishing Mist, I had no intentions of repurchasing it at all. I found that the only thing I liked about the mist was how it felt when I put it on. It feels cool and quite refreshing. However, I didn’t experience any of the other benefits advertised on the package, even after using the entire product up.

The can does deliver a very fine mist, indeed…

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A list of the ingredients shows many healthy items for the skin…

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The directions are as easy as just pressing the top and misting it over the face…

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I have used Eclos skin care in the past and, have reviewed many of their fine products before. In fact, a couple of them are my very favorite products. Eclos uses apple stem cells that, I have found, are super-nourishing to my skin. Their products have a unique fragrance that is somewhat herbal-like and I have come to enjoy. The Finishing Mist is no exception. I also like that Eclos leaves out the ‘bad’ ingredients as well…

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Even though I will not be purchasing Aqua Balm Finishing Mist in the future, for now, I will enjoy the experience of using it since it feels so cooling and refreshing on my face. I find that on days that I go makeup-free, it is a pleasant refresher to use during the day.haul swatches eotd 041 Have you tried Eclos products before? Do you have one that you like?