Friday, June 10, 2011
Review: Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser
I became interested in Reviva Labs recently, they are a skincare company that uses all-natural ingredients in their products. I was sent some products to review, I got to choose the products that interested me, which was very nice of them. The first product that I began using was the Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser. This product comes in a small plastic bottle with flip top cap and retails for $12 for a 4oz or 118ml. It's a "hydophilic (water activated) cleanser that contains no oils or soap substances that remain on skin and interfere with the glycolic action."
The ingredients in Reviva Labs products are all natural and paraben free. There are no animal ingredients and they do not test on animals. The ingredients list for this particular product is as follows: Demineralized Spring Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl 20, Guar Gum, Glycerin (vegetable), Glycolic Acid, Lauroamphocarboxycinate, Ammonium hydroxide, Allantoin, Camomile Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and Citric Acid.
Would I recommend this product? This is a very gentle cleanser, and I like it for that. Many people prefer cleansers that lather up like soap, so you have to be prepared for that going into it it does not lather. I had a couple of whiteheads on my cheekbones and after using this product a few days it cleared up, which was great, Glycolic Acid is supposed to be great at unclogging pores. My skin heels very slowly so any major breakouts usually leave scars and take ages to heal. It's not a miracle worker, but I do enjoy this product, so yes I would recommend it.