Lit from Within: K what? Reviva Labs Vitamin K cream review and #CFLBeautyBlogger Giveaway!
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Friday, April 4, 2014

K what? Reviva Labs Vitamin K cream review and #CFLBeautyBlogger Giveaway!


Hello, Fireflies!

You may have heard me sing the praises of Reviva Labs once or twice - I love everything of theirs that I've tried! I'd only heard rumors of Vitamin K cream, but when I got a chance to try it, I jumped! And, boy am I glad I did.

Reviva Labs Vitamin K cream

I have a ton of pix to show you, and a GIVEAWAY at the end, sponsored by Reviva Labs and put together with the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida, so I hope you'll join me after the jump!



Let me start with some of the obvious stuff to love about this product.  See that sticker?  Isn't it nice to know when your product might no longer work the way it should?  Have we all tried a product that maybe didn't work for us because it was past its prime?

Also, look at that wonderful info - No animal testing! No parabens! No animal ingredients! Something to feel good about.

No animal testing! No parabens! No animal ingredients! Something to feel good about.

Vitamin K shrinks capillaries and that helps to reduce surface redness and dark circles caused by bruising.
Vitamin K shrinks capillaries
This cream is super-thick, but it's important to remember that this isn't a body creme; it's a spot-treatment.  The thick cream stays in place to deliver all that vitamin-y goodness.

The thick cream stays in place to deliver all that vitamin-y goodness

Both my husband I tested this cream out on our various skin issues.  I took these 'before' pictures on March 10, 2014.  I was hoping this cream would help with the darkness under my left eye in particular:


I was also hoping it would help with some discoloration I had on my side.  When you're a big girl, sometimes these discolorations happen where skin rubs on skin for awhile.


My husband has had problems with eczema flare ups for maybe 20 years now.  We keep trying different lotions and creams and butters, which all help keep his skin moisturized, but he is still left with patches of discoloration in some places, like this one on his back:

patches of discoloration in some places, like this one on his back

Sometimes, the only thing that will get a flare-up under control is prescription medication.  When we started using the Reviva Labs Vitamin K cream, he had this raw patch on his right shoulder:

raw patch on his right shoulder

These are two other flare-ups on his left shoulder, and the middle of his back.  Raw, red, and itchy.

his left shoulder, and the middle of his back

For myself, I continued to use my normal skincare routine, but nothing applied to the eye area other than the Reviva Labs Vitamin K cream.  The directions say to use twice a day, but I'll be honest - I'm never that faithful with any skincare routine.  I did use it at least once a day, most days. Even so, I saw a difference!  The following 'after' pictures were all taken on March 23, 2014 - about 2 weeks later.

My left under-eye is much brighter than before!


I was amazed at how much smoother and lighter the discoloration on my side was after just two weeks.

 how much smoother and lighter the discoloration on my side was after just two weeks

During the two weeks, my husband continued to use body lotion as before, but no prescription medicine.   Remember that angry spot on his right shoulder, and the discoloration from the healing eczema patch?


And that really red, itchy flare-up on his left side, and middle of his back?


We were amazed - a little flabbergasted.  I did some research on the interwebs, and couldn't find a relationship between Vitamin K and eczema.  It's entirely possible that this is simply correlation/coincidence and not a causal relationship between the cream and his rash.

But one thing is for certain - his skin hasn't looked this good in years, and those places are itch-free, and that's all that matters.  As I write this review, those spots are still healed, and looking even better (though he only lets me put the lotion on every couple of days because he's so macho) and we're treating a new flare-up on his stomach.

If you'd like to see more from Reviva Labs, they can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and their webpage.  If you'd like to see my review of their seaweed soap, you can find it HERE.  My review of their mascara can be found HERE.

Here's what the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida and Reviva Labs are giving away: 

#107 Light Skin Peel ($20 value)
#214 Vitamin E Oil Stick ($4 value)
#568 Seaweed Soap ($4 value)
#296 Sun Protective Moisturizer SPF 25 ($11 value)
#484 Hydrogen Peroxide & Green Papaya Mask ($12 value)
#330 Skin Energizing Gel ($10 value) 

A total value of $61! Good Luck!



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19 comments:

  1. Wow you can totally see an improvement. It looks like an amazing cream. Best of luck to everyone who can enter the giveaway!

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  2. Wow what a improvement! That is awesome. I haven't tried this but so far I love everything that I have tried by Revival . great post!!

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  3. shut the front door! I need that!

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  4. I have tried a couple Reviva Labs products and loved them. I would love to improve my under eye area darkness.

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  5. I love my Reviva Labs Primer - I'll need to check into this!

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  6. I'm so glad you found products that work for you and your husband! I tried a couple Reviva Labs products and loved them all, too :)

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  7. Need to definitely look into this ! Great review, very insightful. A good resource for eczema (I also had it), is Dr Claudia Aguirre look her up

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  8. Wow - I love the improvement. I want to try this. I have eczema and I need to look this up

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  9. OO!! I've never tried the Vit K cream before! I have the dark spot cream which I like a lot!

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  10. I'm a walking disaster so I've always got at least handful of bruises to show off. I take Arnica tablets everyday so that they heal really quickly. If I used a cream I would need to apply it like a full body moisturiser!

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  11. Reviva Labs has the most effective products at reasonable prices! I have never tried anything I didn't love from them.

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  12. This looks great! I'm a huge fan of Reviva Labs!

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  13. That's one helluva improvement! I like Reviva!!!

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  14. This looks like great stuff! I am happy to see it worked!

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  15. Oh my goodness what fab results, my skin totally needs this!

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  16. Reviva has some really great products.

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