I am the first person to yammer your ear off about how skincare containing beneficial acids have completely changed my skin. Firmer, more balanced, & most importantly, much less acne & skin imperfections overall. Do I still get bumps here & there? Yep but nothing like before I introduced these products into my skincare routine. I wholeheartedly believe in the benefits!
That being said, as I think it needs to be, this product is fabulous. Light, effective, & didn’t harm my skin at all. In fact, it made it even better. I normally use a 10% cream so I was worried this wouldn’t be as…combative as I want. Although I now want to try the 10% cream, the 5% definitely did an amazing job of keeping my skin supple, moisturized, & removing that grime acids have a way of removing that nothing else can. Oh acids, I don’t care how crazy it sounds, acids make my skin much prettier.
What Reviva Labs says: (5% Glycolic Acid) An advanced glycolic acid (from sugar cane) that has been acclaimed for action on sun damaged skin and for improving skin texture. 100% natural. With unique glycolic polymer, used by professionals.
What I Say: Keep in mind that if you haven’t tried a skincare regime with some sort of acid in it, you can’t start at 10% because your skin has to build up a kind of tolerance to it. Why go with Reviva Labs? This doesn’t have any of the sneaky fillers like many other I’ve tried. It is 100% natural which is very important with this type of skincare item for me. With acidic products they often douse them in fragrance because the smell isn’t great. Not strong, but not great. Well, fragrances are about the only thing that tend to make me break out & you never know what will set it off. Well, & extremely oily products but that’s another story!
You can pick up a jar of Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream off their website here. You get 1.25 oz for only $25 which will last you a crazy long time. One thing I’ve noticed with all my acidic cremes is a little goes a long way as you only need a then coat. I prefer to use this at night.
In case you guys are interested, here are all the ingredients for this product: Purified water, 5% glycolic acid polymer (extracts of sugar & rhubarb), extracts of pumpkin, peach, sage, comfrey, chamomile, witch hazel, vitamins A, D, E, safflower oil, & sunflower oil.
I would LOVE to hear about what some of your favorite skincare items are! Have you tried anything like this? I am completely addicted! Moisturizing my combo skin while battling breakouts can be oh so tricky!
*This item was sent in consideration for review. For more information see my disclosure policy.