15 November 2013

The best $10 you will ever spend - Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel with Trace Mineral Concentrate

Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel

Let me tell you a story.  I am 5’2” but at work I think I am superwoman.  I am a manager at “an office superstore” where we sell chairs.  Large chairs that come in large boxes on large palettes (which I have to unload off the truck myself).  All of this manual labor that I do at work causes me to have an inflated opinion of my own strength. 

One day an associate of mine sold a chair, but could not get it out of the warehouse because his arm was in a cast.  Being the superhero that I was, I offered to get the chair down for him.  It was on the top of a very large palette of chairs.  I could not even reach it with the ladder.  So I pushed it down in what I call a “controlled fall.”  It was supposed to land beside me on the floor.  Instead it landed on my face.  No joke – the very corner of the box smacked me on the right side of my face.  Luckily I did not give myself a concussion but I did have a welt above my lip by my nose and a giant knot on my forehead.  I iced it for the rest of the night and hoped for the best.

When I woke up the next day, the knot on my forehead looked much better, but I had an abrasion where it hit me in the face.  It was very red and very angry looking!  The very next day the skin all around it started flaking off.  Honestly it looked like I had a huge cyst on my face and that I had picked at it.  It was horrible!  I was so afraid that I would get permanent discoloration from it, as I am prone to with acne scars.  Luckily this superhero had a secret weapon in her arsenal:  Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel with Trace Mineral Concentrate!  Find out why I love it so much after the jump!

Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel bottle

What It Is:

Remarkable gel stimulates skin's metabolism, can help lessen the appearance of wrinkles, improve clarity, help firm up skin texture. And it does it F-A-S-T. In just a few days you start to see and feel results. "Use alone" nightly, or under your regular night cream.  Use alone or under your regular night cream to add moisture, energize and improve skin response.

As skin ages and loses minerals, it may lose its ability to absorb the benefits of even the finest night creams. To help your night creams live up to their promise, Reviva offers Skin Energizing Gel, pure "catalyst" concentrate of mineral- and vitamin-rich Hawaiian Seaplant.  Use regularly for noticeably soft, fresher and younger-looking complexion.  They call it "The Gel that makes creams come true."
Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel swatch


Purified water, algae extract, (Hawaiian Seaplant), phenoxyenthanol and chlorphenesin and sodium dehydroacteate (preservative system).
So what makes this product so special?  Electronically charged trace minerals found in the seaweed which pull ingredients in!  Anything you apply on top of this gel is amplified, meaning you get more of the good stuff!

Want to know what else makes this product special?  What other well known (over priced) brand do you know that touts seaweed as one of its most potent ingredients?  If you said La Mer, you would be right!  The original formula of the Skin Energizing Gel (then called Gel Stimulante) was created in 1981.  Eventually the formula was sold to Estee Lauder, who used it to create Crème de La Mer which retails for $275!  Now granted, its not the same product as Crème de La Mer, but at $10.00 per bottle it is a product you have to try for yourself!

Why I Love It:

I have no scars.  None.  Within 8 days after getting hit in the face (like an idiot) you can’t even tell anything happened.  This blows my mind!  And you only need 1 pump for your whole face – I’ve barely made a dent in my bottle.  I can see this as one of those Holy Grail products I use for the rest of my life!

Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel expiration

One other thing about Reviva Labs that I love?  They always put an expiration date on the bottle.  I don’t know about you but I am always paranoid about those types of things, so its nice that I don’t have to remember when I bought something!

What are your favorite products from Reviva Labs?

Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.