Revive your skin with these 4 Reviva Lab products (and enter the giveaway)

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs has been a favorite of Beauty Info Zone for a very long time and with these newer products it not only remains a favorite but is climbing the ladder higher and higher into sainthood. We received these from the company for review and we’ve both been enjoying the difference these have made in our skin. You’ll hear about the Skin Energizing Gel and 5% Glycolic Acid Cream from Lisa while Marcia will give her side about the Nasolabial Fold Multi-peptide Cream and Elastin Serum. Then at the end you’ll be able to win one of the products reviewed.

MARCIA’S PRODUCTS:

I’ve been using the High Potency Elastin Serum ($27) for months and months. My run dried up for the months I was laid up but when I got back upstairs and into my skincare regimen again I couldn’t wait to use Elastin Serum again.

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

Our bodies contain a supply of Elastin but sadly we start to use up that supply when we’re about 25. To replenish it and the firmness of your skin, Elastin Serum comes to the rescue. You can test the elasticity of your skin with a pinch, the looser your skin is the more you need this!

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

As with all Reviva Labs products the ingredients are great. I use this all over my face and throat but it can also be used as a spot treatment on just the areas you want to see less sagging (crow’s feet, sides of lips, and under eye bags are examples). It’s recommended that you alternate this with DMAE Serum. When I pinch, I notice that my skin is firmer and more resilient than prior to use.

NASOLABIAL FOLD+ MULTI-PEPTIDE CREAM ($49.99)is a new formula and name for a prior Reviva Labs product.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

I have to tell you that I was thrilled to get this product. As I age (yikes) the folds from the side of my nose to my mouth lines are rebelling. They tell me all the time “you aren’t as young as you think and we’re going to prove it”. It’s a horrible conversation but one I’ve calmed down from a roar to a whisper now that I have Nasolablial Fold Cream in my arsenal. I love having this thick luxurious cream to apply exactly where I need it.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

The Nasolabial Folds are caused not only by using a lot of expression when we talk, smile, etc. but also by aging and loss of cheek fat. This cream is loaded with an advanced combination of peptides that will help soften and plump up the folds. Have they disappeared? Not yet but I’m planning on continuing with Nasolabial Fold+ Multi-Peptide Cream for as long as it takes. I want to keep those darn lines and my conversation with them at whisper level.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

LISA’S PRODUCTS:

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

 Skin Energizing Gel ($10):  Reviva Labs calls this ‘the gel that makes creams come true.’  Oh come on – you want this just because of the amazing tag line, don’t you?? I know I did! It has a very short ingredient list – basically algae extract and purified water – which help your regular night cream absorb more fully into the skin, improving the efficacy. This means it makes all of your skin care actually work better. So, it’s like a Wonderbra. It takes what you’ve got and makes it a little more impressive.

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel 2

At night, after cleansing and toning I smooth a little of this on before my serum and night cream. It feels good, and my products are working great. This is a pretty inexpensive way to ensure you get the most of your skin treatments.

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

5% Glycolic Acid Cream ($25) This is an awesome AHA product that exfoliates and keeps skin clear of blemishes and blackheads. It’s a great way to get your skin used to AHAs. Once this jar is gone, move up to the 10% version for even more dramatic results. What makes this treatment cream great is Reviva Labs uses full strength glycolic crystals, so it is an extremely effective AHA product. For beautifully clear skin, after cleansing and toning use the Skin Energizing Gel, then the 5% Glycolic Acid Cream, then a night moisturizer (I like their Elastin & DMAE Night Cream for Firming).

Now for the GIVEAWAY, we have an extra SKIN ENERGIZING GEL for a US or Canadian subscriber. Use the Rafflecopter to enter (be honest). This is open through Sunday January 25th at 11:59 pm EST. If WordPress gets nasty and refuses to allow comments then email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and continue on. Good luck and Good Skin.

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My OMG discovery: Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

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Oh Em Gee.  Ever have that moment when trying a product?  I’ve got one I can’t wait to share because it is a game changer for me in terms of my skin.

Love her or hate her, Paula Begoun has had a huge impact on the cosmetics industry.  Me?  I love her.  Way back in the day I bought her books, read them over and over, underlined, highlighted, tabbed…I subscribed to her newsletter and saved every single one, pouring over them and making my wish lists of the best things to purchase.  When she started her own cosmetics and skin care line I wondered if she could keep her objectivity.  Much to my delight, I think Paula  is still the same sort of prickly but totally no-nonsense expert that I can always count on for fantastic advice.  I don’t love all of her products – her cosmetics are typically a bit too tame for me – but her skin care is always great.

I have several staples that I actually buy in bulk (for example, her Gentle Touch Makeup Remover and Resist Replenishing Toner) and I am always buying new things from her.  My latest discovery – and it is AWESOME – is the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment ($55).

Paulas Choice Retinol Treatment

Here are all the skin ailments it treats:

  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Wrinkles
  • Firms skin, smoothing deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces dark spots and uneven skin tone, refines pore size
This is a retinol product, and I know that some people have problems tolerating retinol. Even if you have a history of difficulty with retinols, give this a try.  It has licorice, oat extract and other anti-irritants that make it great for sensitive skin. My skin has always reacted well to retinols, and this product in particular gives me beautiful and immediate results.  My skin is much smoother, pores smaller, fine lines less noticeable.  Retinol actually stimulates collagen production, so the results over time are fantastic.
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The Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is a thick serum that is applied after cleansing and toning and before other products.  It has no added fragrance, so it smells a bit like chemicals but the scent immediately dissipates.  Once applied, you can put any other products like treatment serums and moisturizers over it.  I use this at night, and I was far too enthusiastic about this at first.  I had such great results immediately that I thought I could use it every day.  That was way too fast for my skin, and I learned to slow down and work up to every other day.  For the first several weeks I got the best results with once every three days.  Right now I am at every other day and building up to every day.
Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is truly fantastic…I just can’t rave enough.  It is lightening my hyperpigmentation, and when I am a very bad girl and don’t wash my face at night, I just apply this the next day and I don’t break out or have any skin issues at all.  Overall, my skin looks younger, more radiant…I am extremely impressed.

I bought this product myself, but there is a friends/family program.  If you use this link it will give you $10 off your initial order, and will also give me a credit for future purchases:  http://goo.gl/hEAuZk

I hope you will give Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment a try.  I am so excited about my results that I want everyone else to have skin as happy as mine!! – Lisa

*I purchased this product.  The link http://goo.gl/hEAuZk gives $10 off your initial order and gives me a $10 credit for future purchases.

Key Ingredients: Salix alba extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Arctium lappa, phytosterol, cetyl esters,tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, retinol, tribehenin, Glycine soja sterols, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, allantoin, Avena sativa, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, lecithin, dimethicone, laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed soy protein,Glycyrrhiza glabra, ceramide 2, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, tocopheryl acetate

RoC Skincare is spoiling one of you with a giant giveaway

You’ve heard Lisa and Marcia talk about RoC skincare many times. We became ambassadors for the line because we know how effective it is and how economical it is compared to so many other lines available. RoC is easy to find since your favorite stores like CVS, Walgreen, Kmart, Walmart, Target etc. carry the line. You’ll often find sales and specials for the line too.  Now look what RoC is offering to one US subscriber:

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

And if that’s not enough to make you happy how about this?

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RoC Holiday Giveaway g.c.

This is a gift that you want to arrive on your doorstep any day of the year.

Here are some of the products you’ll receive and why they are so fabulous:

NEW RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Night Cream

Clinically proven to show visible results in wrinkles, radiance, texture and softness of skin

NEW RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream

Clinically proven to show visible improvements in fine lines, crow’s feet , under eye wrinkles and dark circles

Gentler, yet effective retinol formula for retinol sensitive skin and retinol beginners

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

Two-step system for maximum results

  1. Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® RETINOL to smooth deep wrinkles
  2. Resurfacing Serum with E-PULSE® Technology to boost radiance

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Designed to deliver powerful age-fighting results, while being gentle enough for everyday use

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream

In a clinical study, women saw noticeable improvements in the following in as little as four weeks:

  1. Dark circles appeared visibly reduced  2. Under-eye puffiness appeared diminished

RoC® MAX Resurfacing Facial Cleanser

  1. Smoothing micro-spheres exfoliate away all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin that can interfere with absorption of anti-aging ingredients

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

  1. Improves the look of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and cheek while also improving the overall signs of damage associated with sun exposure.  Two-step system for maximum results

    1. Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® RETINOL to smooth deep wrinkles
    2. Resurfacing Serum with E-PULSE® Technology to boost radiance

12 products to make your skin better than ever. With winter already upon us we are excited to share this wonderful skincare to help protect your skin from the elements and from aging.

Giveaway begins today 12/14/14 and goes through 12/29/14. This won’t arrive until after the New Year but that’s when you are most likely to need both the skincare and the money from Visa! This is open for US only. The rafflecopter has the options. Be sure to come back daily to tweet since the more options you have, the better your chances of winning. If comments close please comment on Facebook or email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com. Lots and lots of luck!! — Marcia and Lisa

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MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum and Intensive Eye Gel

MDSUN Skincare, the cosmeceutical line created by Dr. George Sun, is an intriguing line that features some of the most effective skin care ingredients available.  They recently sent us their Super Hydration B Serum ($85) and Intensive Eye Gel ($105) to test, which proved to be an impressive introduction to this line.

MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum and Intensive Eye Serum

The Super Hydration B Serum is a skin treatment that is housed in one of the most beautiful bottles I have ever seen for a serum.  Usually serums have rather boring packaging, but the silver and blue glass bottle is a stunner!  Of course, looks aren’t everything and it’s what is inside that counts.  This serum has great ingredients that hydrate and smooth skin.  Here are the benefits listed on the web page:

MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum

  • Spreads easily and fast absorbing, non-greasy finish
  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin for a glowing complexion
  • Leaves your skin feeling exceptionally smooth
  • Protects against moisture loss and oxidative damage

The major ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, which is the salt form of skin plumping hyaluronic acid; panthenol, which is another name for vitamin B5, which keeps skin healthy and blemish-free; plus gluconolactone and lactobionic acid, which are similar to AHAs but less likely to irritate skin.  These ingredients reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I use this serum morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing, and it leaves my skin looking and feeling great.  Because it helps skin retain moisture, it plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and definitely improves their appearance.  I know I will use every last drop of this serum and it is on my repurchase list.

MDSUN Intensive Eye Serum

MDSUN Intensive Eye Gel also has very attractive packaging.  The bottle is a cheery, sunny yellow – and so is the eye gel!  It definitely took me aback the first time I tried it.  This eye gel has lots of powerful antioxidants and vitamins to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.  The benefits include:

  • Dark Eye Circles – high concentrations of Vitamin K work decrease the venous condition that causes dark eye circles
  • Pigmentation – ascorbic acid works to reduce melanin pigmentation
  • Static Wrinkles/Movement Wrinkles – oat extracts for hydration and arginine for improving wrinkles
  • Puffiness – anti-inflammatory ingredients reduce swelling and soothe skin
  • Lightweight, fast absorbing texture is perfect for oily/combination skin
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free
  • Paraben free

The major ingredients include Vitamin K1, an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce dark circles; acetyl hexapeptide-8, which is a cell-communicating peptide; ubiquinone CoQ10, which stimulates collagen production and heals UV damage; and ascorbic acid, a type of vitamin C that works as an antioxidant.

I use this eye gel morning and night and am very pleased with the results.  I prefer an eye cream over an eye gel, but the gel is certainly calming to the eye area and it minimizes puffy morning eyes.  I will keep using this in the a.m. and will probably switch to an eye cream for night.

MDSUN Intensive Eye Serum and Super Hydration B Serum

Overall, I am quite impressed with these two products.  The packaging is stellar and the product formulas are elegant with extremely effective ingredients.   I think this is a line to get excited about, and I can’t wait to try more of MDSUN Skincare.  – Lisa

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RoC helps stop the ravages of time with a giveaway

RoC Retinol Correxion

RoC Retinol Correxion

As Ambassadors for RoC skincare we are always excited to use their products. RoC recently sent three of their best sellers and we are sharing with one of our wonderful readers with a giveaway. #gotitfree

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM is the backbone of this trio. It can be used once or twice a day to make your skin feel ultra smooth. It contains Vitamin E and retinol to help you with your deepest wrinkles and make them appear lessened. Like a lot of RoC products this does have a fragrance but one that is worthwhile when considering the benefits.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM can also be used day and night. This is my personal favorite of these three products. This helps with puffiness and dark circles, the bane of many of our existences.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM obviously is used just at night. This is a lightweight moisturizer that packs in Vitamin C and Retinol to work while you aren’t.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM

Along with great ingedients, a wonderful reputation and packaging that keeps your products fresh and bacteria free, RoC is the skincare company you want for your aging needs.

The giveaway is for these 3 products and is US only. It is open through December 10th at 11:59 p.m. If comments close please comment on our Facebook page or email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com for it to be an entry. Lots of luck and lots of beautiful skin with RoC. #gotitfree — Marcia

RoC Retinold Correxion prize

RoC Retinold Correxion prize

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Create your own Dove Beauty Chain!

Who hasn’t used the Dove Beauty Bar?  It’s been a staple of skin care since 1957, and this classic combo of moisturizing cream and mild cleansers is still going strong.

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Dove has a new promotion right now that is all about celebrating memories, family bonds, and friendship.  Go to DoveBeautyBar.com to create your very own Dove Beauty Chain, a video that melds photos together into a seamless chain.  It’s a great idea for showing how your daughter has grown through the years, or bringing together the faces of everyone in your BFF group.

Celebrate the beauty of the bar @Dove and make your own unique Dove Beauty Chain!  – Lisa

Dove Beauty Chain

A line for healthy, active, balanced women: Lady Soma Skin Care

There’s a whole lot more to great skin than slapping on some moisturizer now and then.  I am always excited when I discover a skin care line that take a more holistic approach to skin care, and Lady Soma is a great example.  Lady Soma says their line is a comprehensive collection for healthy, active and balanced women.  They are all about truth is labeling and ingredient safety, and the care and pride put into their products is impossible to miss.

Lady Soma Skin Care

Lady Soma Skin Care

Lady Soma (the word ‘soma’ is Greek for ‘body’) sent us a few products to test, and today I have reviews of the Somaluxe Face Cleanser and the Antioxidant Berry Masque.

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

The Somaluxe Face Cleanser (8 oz, normally $24 on sale for $16) is a gel cleanser that not only melts away dirt and makeup, it also treats the skin with antioxidants.  Great ingredients include vitamin C, tea tree oil, and aloe vera.  This is a terrific gentle cleanser that keeps on treating skin even after it is rinsed off.  Skin is kept moist with aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid and amino acids help to ensure a great complexion.

Lady Soma Antioxidant Berry Masque

Lady Soma Antioxidant Berry Masque

Antioxidant Berry Masque

Antioxidant Berry Masque

If you are looking for a super effective facial mask, the Antioxidant Berry Masque ($32.99) is one you want on your list.  As soon as it’s applied, skin starts to warm up and tingle from the major antioxidants including blueberries, cranberries, and vitamins A, C, and E.  This mask also has glycolic (a leave-on exfoliant) and alpha lipoic acids (a topical enzyme that is a terrific antioxidant).

This is a very powerful and effective mask that eliminates dead skin cells in about 8 minutes.  It is definitely a winner.

For a holistic approach to skin care, take a look at Lady Soma.  In addition to great skin care products, they also have some of the best supplements on the market.  – Lisa

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Somaluxe Face Cleanser ingredients:  Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), MSM, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Carbomer, Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Wild Cherry, Wildcrafted Dandelion, Wildcrafted Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright), Olive Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Borage Oil, Orange Peel Tincture, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

Antioxidant Berry Masque Ingredients: