I posted a while back about giving Re’Vive Skincare a try. I love the line’s premise, Nobel Prize Award winning findings incorporated into skincare. It starts with a bioengineered molecule called EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) which regenerates aging skin at a molecular level. The photos posted are amazing and they even offer an extremely confident free sampling program. I was able to try a good portion of this line and I really liked it. I’ll review the products I tried, and also include a Q&A with their VP of Brand Management.
Q- For an average woman in her 20’s-early 40’s what would you say are the essentials in your line she should be using?
A- 1. Serum Protectif: Essential protection from environmental pollutants including free radicals, exhaust and smoke.
2. Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream: Maximum amounts of Nobel Prize-winning-ReVive-exclusive bioengineered growth factor Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) plus SPF 15.
3. Moisturizing Renewal Cream: EGF and a mild glycolic acid exfoliation, for night use only.
4. Masque Des Yeux: A hypoallergenic eye mask that plumps, firms and removes wrinkles. Brightens the entire eye area and perfect for those ‘burning the candle at both ends’!
Q- What dictates the price point of the products and why should women spend more for them?
A- There was considerable research in the development of the line, particularly for the patented Human Epidermal Growth Factors whose discovery won a Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in the mid 80’s. The serums are our ‘specialist’ products that contain exceptionally expensive ingredients, the most expensive of which is telomerase in Peau Magnifique.
For starters, I really liked the Cleanser Exfoliante which had mild exfoliating beads in a creamy base that removed all traces of dirt and makeup and left behind really soft skin.
It really is hard to top this eye cream, I really think I did see a difference in my own eyes after a few weeks of using it and the texture is perfect.
Masque De Glaise is probably my favorite mud mask I’ve ever used. It’s super thick and really effective, you can see an immediate difference in your skin’s clarity right after you remove it.
If there is only one product you buy from this line, make it the Moisturizing Renewal Cream which promises dramatic results and tight, glowing skin. With regular use you should notice a visible difference in two weeks.
LOVE the moisture renewal. i've used it since 2006 and it really does deliver. i use many other skincare products and the moisture renewal remains a staple.
Revive is expensive but I keep going back. I sue Moisture Renew twice a day and have excellent results. When I switch to another product, I do see a difference in that my skin does not look as good. It's a great line!
Another Anonymous says:
i do not think Revive is high in glycolic acid. I am 56 with sensitive, dry skin, and my skin has never been better. I have used many products, including expensive ones, and have never gotten the results I have with their products.
Highly recommended. I noticed a difference the first time I used the products. Unfortunately, very expensive but I cancelled a chemical peel because I no longer need it.
I paid $800 to buy a special kit and experienced a very bad reaction, extreme redness and irritation. They refused to refund because I had used to product. Unless there is a guarantee, don't buy this product. It's extremely high in glycolic acid which is avoided in most high quality European products. There are too many alternatives out there that offer guarantees, have been proven through independent testing, and are more affordable.
ReVive skin care in Louisville, KY – the original ReVive boutique and their former corporate offices is now called Bays Boutique.
Corporate affairs are now taken care of in Houston TX but the online boutique of http://www.baysboutique.com is still at their old address