Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream: a beauty boost
Today, I’m reviewing a secret weapon in my beauty arsenalâ€”the Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream. I’m not exactly a fan of face creams for I prefer face serums and oils but I’m so loving this one and I’ve included it in my beauty staple since end of last year. This is definitely one potent anti-aging cream that lives up to its promise to create a â€œnewnessâ€ to my skin. And the best thing I like about it? I don’t have to use it continually!
As I have already introduced Reviva Labs in my recent review of their eye products, so I’ll focus more about the Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream in this post–an anti-aging skin cream that comes with tissue growth factors by blending Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, a natural growth factor, with other growth factors and wrinkle-smoother ingredients that can reverse environmental damage, repair damaged cells and stimulate new collagen. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, maybe not.
What are tissue growth factors?
Some of you are probably asking, â€œWhat in the world are tissue growth factors?â€ Well, these are proteins that regulate cellular growth. Apparently, they communicate signals to dermal cells that not only speed up epidermal cell renewal but also help restructure skin. As a result, new cells become more uniform so skin can look smoother and firmer. According to results from multiple controlled clinical studies, application of skin creams containing growth factors have many benefits, including:
-reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-improving the appearance of age spots and evens out pigmentation
-reducing skin roughness
-improving skin texture and elasticity
-improving skin smoothness and tightness.
Think of it as a skin fertilizer!
However, most of the research on human growth factors for skin has looked primarily at the issue of wound healing, and at short-term use. Little is known in terms of long-term risk or stability when growth factors are used in cosmetics and applied to skin. (source: DermNet NZ)
Ingredients that deliver skin deep results
If you’re someone with a health concern, you’re better off steering clear of this product. But for the rest of us who are gamed to try this stuff but wonder if it’s overhyped compared to other familiar sounding ingredients, you might like to know that unlike existing anti-aging ingredients such as peptide, retinol or collagen which cannot correct the already damaged collagen, Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream can correct current imperfect collagen to allow new collagen to flourish. When this happens, the renewed collagen combination boosts moisture and can help improve tissue structure, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone and texture.
Before I discuss the usage and performance of this product on my skin, let’s look at the full ingredient list in the product:
Demineralized Spring Water, Glycerin (Veg.), Olive Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Coconut Endosperm, Homeostatine (Marine Pentasaccharide & Galactomannan from Tara Fruit), Salicoyl Phytosphingosine, Myristyl Alcohol, COQ-10, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Squalane, Soybean Oil, Carbomer 940, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simethicone, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
Application and usage frequency
In terms of application, Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream can be used both day and nightâ€”alone, layered over other anti-aging serums or combined with other anti-aging treatments in your beauty regime. I have tried using it over a serum/oil and also using it alone and the cream has worked well for me in both instances. It is pretty lightweight, non-greasy and gets absorbed into my skin quickly. What needs to be noted is that this cream should not be used continually but instructions state that you should alternate it in a two-week cycle with other products. So what I do is to use it in the night for two weeks, switch to another product for the next two weeks before reverting back to the cream. There were periods where I’d stop using it altogether for a longer period because I was testing new products and I really appreciate that flexibility of not having to use this cream continually in order to see efficacy.
Beauty boost in my skincare regime
What I’ve noticed about using this product is that my skin looks really renewed and fresh by morning. It’s not a huge difference but I could tell the subtle improvement in terms of the elasticity of my skin. Now that I have used it for months, I can attest to the regeneration it providesâ€”the skin looks firmer and the texture a lot smoother. I won’t say my skin looks completely amazing but the improvements I’ve seen have made me happy enough to continue using this product. In fact, I’ve also been applying this cream on my slightly wrinkled hands but I haven’t seen the desired results yet because my applications are few and far between. I definitely need to step up my efforts on those hands!
Price and name change
All in all, the Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream is a great beauty boost for me and would you believe that it only costs me US$24.50 at iHerb? And after about six months of usage, I’ve only used three quarters of the jar! Oh by the way, you can’t find Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream at iHerb anymore because the product is now renamed to Reviva Labs TGF Beta-1 (Tissue Growth Factor) Cream. But I’ll admit that I’m not sure if I will repurchase the product again only because I’m a bit leery about the little studies regarding the risks of using tissue growth factors on the skin. Perhaps I’ll just finish the existing jar, stop for a few months before resuming with another new one. By then, maybe my attention will be on something better and cheaperâ€¦LOL.
Get Reviva Labs Collagen Regeneration Cream or Reviva Labs TGF Beta-1 (Tissue Growth Factor) Cream from iHerb. If you’re shopping at iHerb for the very first time, you can enjoy US$10 off if your purchases are $40 and above (US$5 if below $40). Use my promo code OVO966 (affiliate). Shipping is speedy: you have a choice of using DHL, which takes three days to arrive from US to Singapore. I pay US$4 for the shipping via Singpost and it always takes about five days with no issues. Anyway, you’re given a tracking number if you ever need to locate your parcel.
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WOW! I am so excited that you posted about this. Natural product ingredients like these really make me happy, and I am going to try your secret arsenal soon! Thanks for letting us know about it!
I bought the Reviva Labs Eye Complex Firming Cream, but I didn’t check the ingredents list before I got it. Now I see that it contains castor oil, which made me a bit sceptical. I though castor oil was quite drying, and therefore not a good oil to apply around the eyes. What are your thoughts?
Sounds interesting. Do you think this cream will help to even out pits caused by acne long ago? I have some on my sides of cheeks ?
Not really but I did notice some of my acne marks (non-pitted) seem to lighten very quickly.
The castor oil is listed way behind so I don’t think it has much drying effects. Plus it’s added to a formulation and not on its own, I think it’s okay. At least it worked very well for me.
Hope it’ll work well for you too.
Okay, maybe I’ll give it a try, then.
Hmm, I’m quite intrigued by this, though some of the ingredients are very ‘alien’ to me and I’ll have to cross-ref with EWG site. The name is quite amusing too, “newness”! x
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Yes, do check but from what I’ve read, TGF does have some hazards but info is kinda limited at the moment.
Mandelic acid which is the only chemical skin peel that works better on darker skin than it does on fair skin; in fact, the darker your skin, the faster Mandelic acid skin peels will even out the uneven pigmentation you are working on. It still works very effectively on lighter and olive skin tones, however you may need a few more applications than someone with darker skin.
I want to use Reviva labs but they usually include simethicone in their formula. Is this safe?
Yes some of their products contain silicone. My issue with it is that it can be pore clogging if listed way high up the ingredient list. I think it’s pretty safe.
Hi Sesame! Have you ever tried Nerium AD skin care? It is a plant based skin care product that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, improves texture and tone, and reduces the signs of aging. It is an amazing product that has so many uses and people have had amazing results. I personally use the product and my skin looked younger in just 3 weeks and the product is still working to reveal a radiant, beautiful skin that already looks 8 years younger. I can send you some pics if you would like. The product has no undesirable additives such as parabens, paba, propylene glycol, GMOs as well as others and is not animal tested. Although it is a powerhouse for anti aging it is also gentle on extra sensitive skin. I would love to know what you think! Thanks, Valda