Lit from Within: Reviva Labs - Lastin' With Elastin, DMAE Cream Keepin' On
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Reviva Labs - Lastin' With Elastin, DMAE Cream Keepin' On


Hello, Fireflies!

My love for Reviva Labs is no secret.  I've loved everything of theirs that I've tried.  I dig their simple, slightly retro packaging.  Their price point is super reasonable for the amount and efficacy of their products.

When I was asked if I wanted to try their newly reformulated Elastin Serum, at first I was like, sure! and then, I was like, what's that?


As we age, our skin starts to lose its ability to bounce back into place after being stretched.  Our skin's loss of Elastin is partially responsible for that.  This high-potency serum feeds the skin special Elastin to help boost its elasticity and firmness.
One of the changes to this product was the change from glass ampoules to this great little pump.  I love pump dispensers for serums, as it allows me better control over how much I dispense, and keeps the rest of the supply from being contaminated.
When I read on the back of the packaging about how this serum works best when alternated with their DMAE serum, a lightbulb went off - I had purchased their Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream a bit ago, but I hadn't used it yet.  So, I decided to pair them together.


DMAE is a lifting and firming agent, and the Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid help fight free radicals and aging.

Before I go on, can I just point out that Reviva Labs puts an expiration date on all their products - in plain sight? I wish more companies did this.  I also love that Reviva Labs is cruelty-free.

The hook for this product is not just in the ingredients, but in the way they are blended together, and the liposome technology that delivers the ingredients to the skin.
Ok, I know, it's a tub.  I know how some of us feel about tubs of products, but it's a cream, so I'm not sure how well it would work in a dispenser.  That aside, the texture of this cream is like a gel-cream hybrid.  I really like gel-like creams because they seem to work really well with my oily skin. 

What I didn't get from this? more breakouts.  That's right, this duo of skincare didn't cause my skin to breakout or get irritated. More often than not, when I try anti-aging products, they are too rich for my oily skin, and it's pimple-city.  I was so happy that my skin loved these products.

What did I notice?  After using this combination nightly for a few weeks, I noticed something I'd never noticed before.  I guess I absentmindedly touched my cheeks, and I was startled.  They were..plumper.  The texture was firmer and denser.

I actually spent a few minutes just touching my face.  It was pretty cool. I've been testing another skincare regimen for about a week, and that effect has diminished, so I'm pretty sure it was a result of the Elastin and/or DMAE cream.


You know I love a product when I do a mani inspired by it.  This floral nail art is inspired by the DMAE Cream packaging.

I can't recommend the stable of products from Reviva Labs enough.  Here's my review of their Seaweed Soap, and also their Hypoallergenic Mascara, and also their Vitamin K cream.  If you'd like more information or to purchase Reviva Labs products, please check out their Facebook page, or their website.


34 comments:

  1. I love the nail art you did inspired by that packaging!

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  2. I need to try this serum. I too love Reviva! How awesome are you for that pretty nail art?! I love it!!

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    1. I really love it paired with the DMAE cream. What a difference in just a few weeks. And, thank you!

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  3. I have never broken out from their products. These sound great!

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    1. I love everything I've tried from Reviva Labs.

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  4. I think Reviva is an incredible brand. I am putting the elastin on my wish list.

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    1. Get it with a DMAE product - I think you'll be amazed at the results.

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  5. I love love love Reviva products. These sound awesome. And ummmm... LOVE that mani in the last picture. So cute!!

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  6. I love your nails! Reviva Labs is awesome!

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    1. thank you! I agree, Reviva Labs is the bombdotcom!

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  7. I've never tried this brand before.. but it looks like I need to

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    1. *gasp* oh, you need to. Next time you're at Ulta, pick up their Vitamin E stick and one of their soaps. The Seaweed one is a little bit exfoliating, and the Oatmeal one is more for sensitive skin.

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  8. I like Reviva Labs a lot and I have to try these products too!

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  9. Sounds like a fantastic serum! Serums are a must have in my daily routine

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    1. I don't know how I ever got through my thirties without serums! I'm a junkie now.

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    1. pinch the back of your hand - if the skin doesn't snap back pretty quickly, you may find that you need some Elastin replenishment!

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    1. I'm going to marry them! Get in line! lol

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    1. this was my first DMAE product. I really loved the texture of the cream - and the results!

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  13. love your nails! <3 I also am a huge fan of Reviva Labs!

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  14. Loving the nail art and I do need to get on the Reviva Labs train.

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    1. I think they have something for everyone, and different price points, though it's all fairly reasonable. I need to review their Rosewater spray. I've been using it for months now to wet my brush before applying liquid foundation (BB/CC Creams) and it helps me blend everything out before it dries.

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  15. I have been using Reviva and so far I'm loving them... I love that mani :D

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    1. I know your skin is super-sensitive, so that says something! And, thanks!

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  16. I love your nail art and Reviva Labs! Great combo!

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