The teen years and the ’20s are seldom filled with frown lines, but once you hit your ’30s, your skin starts to time travel — and not always in a good way. I know that my frown lines really didn’t start to become trenches until I hit the big 30.
When I had breakfast with ReVive’s VP of Communications and Business Development, Hylton Lea, a few weeks ago, I was introduced to the power of the science and founder Dr. Gregory Bays Brown vision. The premise is very simple: ReVive’s molecules speed up skin cell generation but uses what happens naturally in the body. The proprietary skincare technology, EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor & Nobel Prize winning science), made up of 53 blocks of protein is reproduced and bio-engineered exactly as it occurs in the body.
While I’m not going to delve too much into the scientific detail (if you’re curious, click here to read all about it and “meet the molecules”), I am indeed blown away by the results. Honestly, the science is all well and good if the products do what they promise. Just rewind the clock or make my skin time travel like H.G. Wells and I’m your best friend for life.
The Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream ($130) may leave you balking at the price but I firmly believe and maintain that good value — especially for skincare — is an investment. This cream promises to increase cell renewal and hydrate, as well as remove the appearance of fine lines.
I love that it’s thick enough to be categorized as a “cream” but lighter than souffle on your skin. There was no fragrance (a plus for me) and no allergic reaction, and my eyes were noticeably less dark, and less puffy. Obviously, the fine lines take a few weeks for you to notice a difference, and this cream delivered (I’m not going to line — I don’t have too many fine lines, and my biggest problems are dark circles and puffiness: both fait accompli after using this cream). When I used the cream, I also noticed that my under eye area was brightened too. So, for those who are thinking it may make a good eye primer, I do say yes.
ReVive’s skincare offerings are simple, but tailored to all the problems most women face. There’s a Renewal Travel Kit ($395) that I have my eyes on, with selections hand picked by Dr. Brown; the Defensif Renewal Serum which shields your skin from external aggressors; and the Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15.
Although the name sounds French, the company is based in the U.S. The name does leave you feeling recharged and refreshed!
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– Charu Suri
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