In February, I was provided a complimentary Reviva Labs #107 Light Skin Peel to review and compare to their #108 Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant. I loved the results of the #108 Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant (see post here), so I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be let down by the results of the Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant; and even though, after posting about my beginning to review the product, and hearing a not so rave “review” from a follower, I still tried the product. I know as a blogger, and from personal experience that what does or doesn’t work for someone else may or may not work for me. I took the chance.
About the #107 Light Skin Peel
“Peeling” is a European term for one of the most unique European items in the entire cosmetic field. THIS IS NOT A HARSH CHEMICAL PEEL. It doesn’t “peel skin” as we know it, but gently lifts off more hardened, dried skin cells than can be achieved by scrubs or any other “exfoliating” product. Dead-cell accumulation prevents treatment products from penetrating and keeps skin tone from looking fresh and vibrant. For aging and problem skin, PEEL is absolutely vital; it offers multiple benefits, which one can see and feel with just one application. Used by Europe’s top Skin Treatment Specialists as a supplementary cleansing step in any skin care program. Any skin type, any age, can benefit from a once-a-week “Peel”. Our Peel ingredients also stimulate the deeper new cells to move upward at a faster rate – causing the skin surface to look tighter, clearer and healthier.”
First, I’d just like to say that I love that all of the Reviva Labs products are all natural; therefore, there were no worries about any of their products being harmful to me since I’m of childbearing age (I’m not yet done having children), and I nurse. That’s a plus on my side. Another plus of their products, and I’ve mentioned this before, is their price. Reviva Labs products are really affordable, quality products. I don’t feel like I have to break the bank to get quality skincare, especially since now my family and I are on a budget.
Back to the #107 Light Skin Peel – there were two things that bothered me about the product, and they both centered on scent. Thyme is one of the ingredients in the #107 Light Skin Peel, and the scent (to me) is very potent, and it took some getting used to. Alcohol is present as the second ingredient (SDA Alcohol 40). My issue with the alcohol being in the Light Skin Peel is that after it is applied the fumes sting, for a short period of time, my eyes and nose. Also, for some people with dry skin, may dry out their skin even more, which is probably why Reviva Labs only recommends using the product once per week.
I must admit that the first time I used it I really didn’t get it, or like it, and that was only because I completely did it wrong! It’s important to read the directions, kids! I didn’t write it off just yet, and my second go around, I followed the directions to a ‘T’ and loved the results.
The #107 Light Skin Peel is easy to use. You apply it, let it dry and rub off with your fingers or with a dry face cloth. I find using dry face cloth gets everything off easily. After it is removed, I was left with smooth and brighter skin. The next morning my skin was even better! I will say that I find it harder to remove from my nose. The #107 Light Skin Peel has a weird consistency; I would describe it as a thick, textured, sticky dough.
How does it compare to the #108 Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant?
Compared to the #108 Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant, I think that the #107 Light Skin Peel is perfect for the days when you have less time, since it takes between 3-5 minutes from application to see results. The #108 Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant ($19) can take about the same amount of time. For the number of applications you get out of both, I’d say they are priced well.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I would recommend both products. Just remember that if you have sensitivities to scents, and alcohol, it may not be for you.
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Disclosure: Items mentioned in this post were provided to me for review consideration by the company of its PR. I am not affiliated with the brand nor was I compensated for this post. These are my honest opinions.