Reviva Labs new Vitamin C+ serum with Emblica – review and giveaway

logo_reviva-blkIf you’ve been hanging around Beauty Info Zone for any amount of time you’ll know that we are big fans of Reviva Labs. For over forty years Reviva Labs has brought us wonderful cruelty-free skin care that use natural ingredients. But they don’t stand on their record which is proved by their new improved ULTRA POTENCY VITAMIN C+ ANTIOXIDANT SERUM WITH EMBLICA.

The BIZ ladies were each sent a bottle of this in anticipation of Reviva Lab’s 43rd Anniversary and we’re excited that they are offering 2 US subscribers the chance to win one to celebrate our anniversary too.

REVIVA LABS ULTRA POTENCY VITAMIN C+ ANTIOXIDANT SERUM WITH EMBLICA

REVIVA LABS ULTRA POTENCY VITAMIN C+ ANTIOXIDANT SERUM WITH EMBLICA

ULTRA POTENCY VITAMIN C+ ANTIOXIDANT SERUM WITH EMBLICA does so many things that are good for your skin and we’ll be talking about them but let us first talk about Emblica which is their newest ingredient and one Reviva Labs is excited to be using in this serum. Emblica is from the Indian Gooseberry plant; it attacks both oxygen and nitrogen free radicals. Other plant antioxidants are added to this by Reviva including Sunflower, Blueberry, Cranberry, Fig and Aloe extracts. But the most important of these ingredients is Emblica. This unique ingredient has a longer life than other antioxidants thereby protecting us for the entire day.

Indian Gooseberry (Emblica is derived from this)

Indian Gooseberry (Emblica is derived from this)

It helps to fight pollution, help with skin discoloration, wrinkles and collagen loss. This super antioxidant is great for those of us who need and want anti-aging skin care.

Marcia and Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with emblica:

The first thing I noticed about Reviva Lab’s improved serum is that it has no fragrance whatsoever. I know many people enjoy the lift that a fragranced product can give them but I don’t happen to be one of those people. Therefore I can use this Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum day and night without concern.

Lisa and I reviewed the original Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream way back in April of 2012 so it’s fitting that 4 years later we’ve had the opportunity to try the new improved version. This is loaded with so many more terrific ingredients like Vitamin E, CoQ 10, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), and more. We love the airless pump that protects the serum from light, bacteria, and air. The potency remains the same through the life of the product.

Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with Emblica

Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with Emblica

The result I’m seeing for the weeks I’ve been using this serum is brighter skin. My skin looks and feels softer, less lined, and brighter. I was in a group discussion about the effects of Vitamin C prior to receiving this and I wasn’t able to tell people what I saw but I can now. But Reviva Labs is more than just Vitamin C since emblica raises it to a new level.

Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with Emblica

Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with Emblica

The first product I apply after cleansing is this serum. I massage it onto my face and give my skin time to absorb all the goodness that this brings. After my eyes are done I apply my moisturizer/SPF. I love that this never balls up under foundation. I recently gave up on a serum that did so it was one I could only use at night but Reviva Labs came through, as usual, and makes it a breeze to look my best.

Lisa and Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+Antioxidant Serum with emblica:

Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+Antioxidant Serum with emblica

I love a bargain…and at just $32, this very effective Vitamin C serum is definitely a bargain. The Ultra-Potency Vitamin C serum is not just an antioxidant fighting off free radicals, it also neutralizes nitrogen free radicals. Nitrogen is the nasty stuff in the air from soot, pollution, traffic exhaust…you know, the gunk that turns white snow into gray ick.

Even teenagers need the Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+Antioxidant Serum with emblica

Even teenagers need the Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+Antioxidant Serum with emblica

I am impressed with the addition of Emblica to the already fantastic ingredient list. Emblica is a perfect partner with the Vitamin C for combating pollution and car exhaust. Ultimately, this doesn’t just mean less wrinkles – it means less skin cancer. That is something to really get excited about. It’s never too late to start, but just think what it could mean if teenagers started using this serum under their sunscreen and makeup or just by itself? My teens are getting a bottle and I am starting them on this regimen immediately.

Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with emblica

Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with emblica

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Thanks to Reviva Labs for offering two US subscribers of Beauty Info Zone a chance to win Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum with emblica. We have two requirements to enter our giveaways: be a BIZ subscriber and comment on the post. The rest of the options give you more ways to enter. You can tweet daily too to boost your chances. If comments close please email us at [email protected] with Reviva Labs as your subject and comment that way, then continue on. Good luck – we know you’ll love this.

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Purified Water, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C Ester), Aloe Leaf Juice, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sunflower Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Laurate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosehip Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Amodimethicone, Lecithin, Sodium Alginate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocoa Butter, Allantoin, Steareth-2, Borage Oil, Emblica Extract, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Retinyl Palmitate and Ergocalciferol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Fig Extract, Blueberry Extract, Cranberry Seed Oil, EUK-134, Flaxseed Oil, Xanthan Gum.

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Get your best face with YBF Skincare

YBF-promo_smallThe BIZ has long been huge fans of YBF Skincare, also known as Your Best Face Skincare. We have been using their products for years and this line has only continued to grow with new items and constant innovation. Here are just a few of my favorites from YBF:

I’ve been using the Hydrate B Concentrate ($45) for about two years now, and I love it.

YBF Hydrate

YBF Hydrate

Hydrate B has four main ingredients:  Hyaluronate plus Vitamins B5, B3, and B8. They are all combined with a cooling, easily absorbed gel that makes all your other products even more effective.

Hydrate B

Hydrate B

You put Hydrate B on first, before your serum and moisturizer. Then the Hydrate B actually draws your other products deeper into the skin, making them even more effective. They penetrate better and also stay active even longer.

swatch of Hydrate B

swatch of Hydrate B

There are three kinds of Vitamin B in this, and that alone tones the skin and increases your glow factor. Whenever I use this I can tell my other products are working even better. It’s great stuff.

Energy Blend

Energy Blend

I’m also excited to tell you about YBF’s new Anti-Oxidant Infused Treatment Oils. There are three different versions available:  Sandalwood, Comfort Blend, and  Energy Blend ($75). I am really digging Energy Blend, an antioxidant infused treatment oil with and essential oil mix of yuzu, juniper. vetiver, black cumin seed and rosewood.

Energy Blend

Energy Blend

The treatment oil is meadowfoam seed oil, spin trap (a powerful antioxidant), lipochroman-6 and vitamin E.  This is a wonderful multitasking product that does so many things. It tones skin and increases elasticity. It helps seal in moisture and hydrates the skin. I used to have a great hair product that was meadowfoam seed oil, so I tried this on my hair and loved it! It makes hair shiny and frizz-free. You can even use it as a scalp treatment or on your cuticles or before and after shaving.

If you have combination or oily skin, these two products work fantastically together – use the treatment oil first then finish off with the Hydrate B. It gives me fabulous skin every time.

YBF is such a wonderful skin care line that is constantly innovating and developing new formulations. Take a look at the website, it just might be time to put your best face on!  – Lisa

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Side by Side – YBF Skincare, Antioxidants Concentrate and Control

The “YBF” in YBF Skincare stands for ‘Your Best Face’, something that Lisa and Marcia completely agree this line will give you.  They first wrote about YBF Skincare here, and they have been happily exploring more of this line ever since.  Today, the girls of the BIZ will share with you some current favorites that have become welcome additions to their skin care routines.

Lisa’s Side:

There are many products from the YBF line that I absolutely adore, and one of my favorites is the antioxidants concentrate ($55).  Why?  Because you can use this with so many things.  It’s a product that gives your other products an extra ‘oomph’ and allows you to customize your skin routine.

YBF antioxidants concentrate

Antioxidants concentrate is full of, guess what, antioxidants!!  These help fight free radicals, which cause the skin to age.  It’s a lightweight moisturizer that can be used on its own or mixed with other products.  The ingredients include Ferulic Acid, which fights free radicals created by UV exposure; Spin Trap, which actually prevents damage by stabilizing free radicals; Lipochroman-6, which protects against 2 different types of free radicals; and Vitamin E, which not only fights free radicals it also helps the other ingredients be even more effective.

antioxidants concentrate swatch

As you can see from the swatch above, it’s a creamy but thin moisturizer.  It’s great used by itself, but what I love to do is mix it with my other products.  I mix it with my serums, my moisturizers, my hand lotion, and my body lotion.  I always use it with my neck cream to help repair that area that is constantly exposed to the sun.  I pretty much use it with everything except cleanser, and I love how it gives more kick to all my other products.  I have a real thing for ‘multi-taskers’, so this product is like a dream come true for me.

 Marcia’s Side:

While I hate to admit I want skincare that that is a wrinkle fighter, I’m willing to do it since it means I can introduce you to YBF control. YBF Skincare is a brand I love and trust. The ingredients in each product are lovingly selected to be the best in anti-oxidants, anti-aging and skin brightening. Not only does CONTROL work to make sure I’m keeping those wrinkles at bay, it also works on the sun damage that my skin has from all the years I didn’t know better. Since my hands have sun damage I’m using YBF Control on the backs of my hands now too.

CONTROLworks on 3 areas: wrinkles, sun damage repair and rejuvenation. Thank goodness I don’t have deep wrinkles but I really want to keep it that way. I’m very observant about people’s complexions and I guess I compare mine a little too much. But when I see someone my age or younger with deep wrinkles I want to rush up and offer them the solution. Of course then I’d be arrested and they wouldn’t let me take CONTROL to my cell with me.

drop of YBF Control

Control uses the latest wrinkle fighting peptides (Snap-8 and Leuphasyl) to help reduce expression lines. Even without wrinkles we all have expression lines. They also use Syn-Tacks and Matrixyl 3000 to improve smoothness. Other ingredients like spin trap, Lipochroman-6, idebenone, alpha lipoic acid and vitamins E and stable vitamin C work on the damage already done to our skin by the sun and elements.

One of my favorite things about CONTROL is the fragrance. I’m an admitted fragrance-phobe but this smells like almonds so it’s like having a little drink of Amaretto on my face. The fragrance doesn’t last long but it’s so pleasant to apply. I need just the tiniest amount of this light orange gel for my entire face and allow it to sink in before applying any other product. It can feel a little tacky if you apply anything else too quickly. Once it’s on I know my face is being protected and I can pretend I’m young again! — Marcia

 

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