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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Revie: Reviva Labs Light Skin Peel

Yesterday...okay I lied, the day before yesterday, I posted a review of Reviva Labs Makeup Primer and today I have up for review their classic Light Skin Peel. I call it a classic because it's been around since 1973! 

"In 1973 when Reviva Labs was established, the word “Exfoliation” was unknown in America. That was 38 years ago. It’s when Reviva Labs introduced the first non-chemical European Exfoliant to Health Food Stores, known as “Light Skin Peel”. It’s unique formula and blending remains unduplicated today." - from Reviva website

I think that says a lot a bout a product right there, that it can withstand the test of time. And, now that I've tried it out (and made everyone I know try it too) I can see why it has stuck around. If you are a frequent reader, you probably know I love a good mask and equally love a good exfoliation every now and then too, this product brings two of my skincare loves together into one quick and simple step. You don't even need water after it dries.

 Directions & Ingredients

in pot

on skin
"Peeling" is a European term for one of the most unique European items in the entire cosmetic field. THIS IS NOT A HARSH CHEMICAL PEEL. It doesn't "peel skin" as we know it, but gently lifts off more hardened, dried skin cells than can be achieved by scrubs or any other "exfoliating" product. Dead-cell accumulation prevents treatment products from penetrating and keeps skin tone from looking fresh and vibrant." -from product description
As you can see in the photo above, this peel has "bits" in it. In this case the "bits" are crushed almond, which ad in the exfoliation factor. To use this peel you simply slather it on and let it dry, once dry you peel if off. I learned not to apply it too thin or it gets a bit difficult to get it off. It only takes about five minutes to dry, which is faster than most of the peels and masks I've used in the past. As soon as you remove the mask you can see and feel the difference on your skin. My skin has a tendency to be dry, okay so it's almost always dry, but this peel removed the dull dead skin and left a smooth-less dry new skin behind. Now, I still have dry skin, but the peel really did improve the overall quality and texture of my skin. By using this as part of my "special" skincare routine, meaning my weekly treatments, I can see that I could really improve the look and feel of my skin more over time.

The only thing about this mask that I wasn't really into was the scent, it has a... well I don't really know how to describe it, but when you first apply it, it has an odd scent. Luckily it begins to dissipate pretty quickly once it starts to dry. Overall though, I am really happy with how this peel performed. 

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite peel/mask?

Disclaimer: This item was provided for review from the manufacturer. I am not affiliated with the brand, and was not paid for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I will be testing this item soon too Bailey! I can't wait to try it out! :) xoxo!


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