The Reversa Skin Smoothing Cream has really helped with my combination-oily blemish prone skin. My skin tone has really evened out and I have virtually no blemishes. I started out using it nightly.
I did find that the product did dry my skin out. I switched my routine, I alternate between Reversa 3 times a week, and a hydrating cream the other nights. I've had no dry problems since :)
Read some good reviews on here and decided to shell out the bigger bucks for this product, but alas Reversa is just not working for me. It seems that their products are harsher on my skin than expected.
This has been my go to for ingrowns on my legs and bikini area. Although I admit to switching between this and the neostrata with 8% glycolic acid.
I recently switched to earth science triple action problem skin treatment. It's been working much faster, overnight even on some of the sirface ingrowns. And I love the spray bottle! I also ordered some pfb vanish so we'll see how they stack up. For everyday cream I used Reversa until I found something more effective.
Reversa, for those who do not know, is not an unknown brand. It is actually top in dermatological products along with Neostrata in Canada.
I had horrible acne a few years back, and it all cleared thanks to Accutane. However, acne scars remained.
I have been using thig everynight for the past 3 years, along with the Reversa 8% Glycolic Acid solution, and I am proud to say I do not have any marks left.
This product is amazing. It takes time to give results, but anything that works too fast is not lasting and damages your skin.
My dermatologist prescribed this to me and I am so glad I listened to him!!
It has the same formula as the Neostrata 8% Glycolic Acid smoothing cream, but the Reversa one is thicker, and I find it better since Glycolic Acid does dry your skin.
I have had no bad reactions whatsoever to this product.
Try it you won't regret!!
And remember to ONLY trust dermatological products. Anything from a cosmetics company is not meant to be put on bare skin. Trust me on this one.
I LOVE this product! I have been plagued for years by flaky, dry, oily, acne-prone skin! And to top it off, I have stage four rosacea that flares up horribly when I use many products. I bought Reversa Skin Smoothing Cream about three weeks ago from a Shopper's Drug Mart as an exfoliator. The beautician recommended it because of my rosacea and said it worked wonders on sensitive skin.
I have to say; she was absolutely right. I bought it for 34$, took it home, and used it that night. I had results immediately after using it. I applied the cream which sank into my skin after very little blending and my cheeks didn't become red or burn at all like they had with so many products before.
What happened next was incredible; as I rubbed the cream in, my dry skin began to come off. This sounds like a nightmare but the moisture in the product was giving me the ability to RUB OFF MY DRY SKIN revealing silky smooth, completely moisturized skin!!! I was hooked.
The pamphlet in the box says to use it every evening but I find that the cream loses a little bit of its ability when I do that. I've stuck to using it every few days and it retains its charm that way. I'm sold on this stuff. It's a little pricey compared to other exfoliators, but I know that if I want amazing results they are going to cost a little more.
I also like the fact that the cream is in a jar as opposed to a bottle or tube - that way you are able to get every little bit of product. If you're concerned about hygiene from usage, just wash your hands with soap before sticking your fingers into the jar.
I will recommend this product to everyone. It has seriously changed my life by giving me skin I can feel good about and be confident in.
Love it. Love_it. Now, it's a sad but true fact that these types of products (with chemical exfoliants) often need to be switched up so that your skin doesn't acclimate to their efficacy. So, while I love Mario Badescu's AHA & Ceramide Gel, it is necessary that I include other AHA's in my skincare regimen so that my skin continues to improve and the products I use continue to work for me as they should.
I discovered this at Shoppers after I moved to Canada a few months ago. It was on sale, I think I got it for like $20 (OMG) and I LOVE it. I'm not sure how accessible it is in the States, especially because it is manufactured here in Canada. But I'd definitely recommend it to people.
When I first tried it, I was so scared that it was going to ruin my acne-prone skin, because it is quite thick and emollient. But it's oil-free, and it has not irritated my skin at all. I use this stuff constantly, almost more than my Mario Badescu AHA & Ceramide now. It is AMAZING under my makeup (no foundation primer needed anymore!). It goes on thick and requires a bit of work to spread, but it quickly sinks into the skin (especially since I've been using my Clarisonic) and turns into a feather-light satin finish. It doesn't cause my makeup to be greasy or run or anything bad like that. It's perfect.
And if you put it on at night and sleep in it? Wow - you will wake up the next morning with unbelievably soft skin.
It does burn a bit when applying it, especially while blending, as you need to press it into your skin a bit, which I think causes it to get deeper and tingle. But anyone who's used any type of chemical exfoliant will know this is temporary (literally only lasts a few seconds) and it's not actually damaging your skin. It's really easy to deal with, especially since it's an indicator that the product is working. For anyone who hasn't used an AHA or glycolic acid before, you might be taken aback by it, but just bite the bullet. No pain no gain, right?
Try this one out, people. Make sure you don't apply it too thick - in the first few days, I had such a hard time spreading it that I would add more to overcompensate, and then it ends up too thick and might seem greasy. But that's due to bad application, not to the actual product itself. I can't believe how cheaply this is priced compared to the competition. You're definitely getting a bang for your buck. I love this product, I love that I can use it day or night, even around my eyes - and NO it doesn't burn around my eyes. AHA is great for wrinkles, so as long as you're careful and don't get it IN your eyes, you'll be fine. Doesn't have any perfumes, either.
Some people are complaining about the packaging being unsanitary because it's in a jar and not a tube. Trust me, it's better in the jar. If you're concerned about hygiene because of dipping your fingers into it, then just use a clean q-tip each time to scoop it out, and that way you're not ever getting bacteria from your hands into the jar. I much prefer a jar over a tube any day, because tubes cause us to waste product.
Try this out! I didn't give it 5 lippies because that's rare for me and I expect something to be jaw-droppingly amazing to get that kind of vote from me. But it is spectacular and I highly recommend it. continued >>
After researching a bit, I wanted to try a GA product, mainly because of acne, pore size, some hyperpigmentation from old scars, and rough skin texture. I do have some fine lines, but I am not that concerned about wrinkles -- I'm more annoyed by the fact that my skin does not "bounce back" and heal from acne as quickly as it used to when I was younger. Scars and scabs take forever to go away, and my skin's texture has coarsened a little in general.
I bought Reversa Skin Smoothing Cream (8% GA) at Shopper's for about $27 (after two coupons that the sales associate kindly gave me!) I was concerned about starting on the 8% right away, since there is a 4% cream available, but she assured me that it would be fine since my skin is not very sensitive, and since the GA in Reversa has a time-release formula.
The instructions say to start using it only every other day at first, after doing the obligatory arm-patch test for allergic reaction. The cream has no scent, and felt quite gentle on my skin. I put it on at night after cleansing my face with Cetaphil and witch hazel, and it felt light but creamy, not greasy but moisturizing. I had the slightest little bit of tingling around my nose, but nothing alarming.
When I woke up the next morning, my skin looked improved, and one particular new scab I'd developed on a delicate area of skin (right over my cheekbone) had actually HEALED overnight. This would normally have been a 3-4 day process for my skin. I didn't use the cream then for two nights. When I put it on again last night, I felt absolutely none of the tingling from the first time, and it was just a lovely-feeling moisturizer (and a little goes a long way!) I woke up this morning to, once again, nice-looking, refreshed, dare I say HEALED skin. The pores on my nose were visibly lighter.
You must wear an SPF during the day if you use this cream. I would definitely follow the instructions to use it only once every other night to start with. If you have sensitive skin or don't know how your skin will react to GA, definitely do the patch test, and perhaps start with the 4% formulation. If you have oily skin, this cream might be too rich for day use.
UPDATE: I've now used this for a week and a half or so, and using it every night is not a good option for me -- I started to break out, and the "healing" effect was lessened. I've switched back to every other day, and it works as it originally did again. But it looks like I will still need salicylic acid and perhaps benzoyl peroxide to keep my acne at bay. Will update with long-term progress when I'm near the end of the jar.
UPDATE 2: It's been just over 2 weeks, and I'm now able to wear it nightly without breakouts (still using BP and SA though.) Since the acne products I use are drying, I appreciate the rich emollient factor of the cream now. The biggest effect I notice with this now is that the sebaceous filaments on my nose are drastically reduced when I use it regularly.
UPDATE 3: I've found this stuff is ESPECIALLY awesome if you get any crusty/flaky patches of dry skin. It even is helpful on my psoriasis in between Rx treatments. Has a surprising lot of uses if you have skin with issues! I'm using Retin-A now instead of OTC acne treatments, but I'm planning to finish using up this jar on off-nights, and may find myself repurchasing in the future unless I can get hold of something similar for cheaper.
Label says Reversa products are "hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegetal and mineral oil-free, paraben-free and without synthetic fragrance."
INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycolic Acid, Caprylic Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Sorbitan Stearate, Arginine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, BHT. continued >>
Ever since I entered my 20's I have been looking for an anti-aging cream for prevention. I went to my derm and she suggested using this relatively unknown skincare line, and more specifically, this cream. I can honestly say that my skin looks exactly like it did when I was in my teens. I am constantly being mistaken for being a teenager (I even get hit on by them, lol!) and I am constantly receiving compliments on my skin, even by complete strangers.
This cream, unlike other AHA's I have dabbled with, does not sting like crazy upon application. Reversa states that their products are time-released so that it doesn't sting like other AHA's, and I really do believe that. Just remember to wait until your skin is completely dry before application, (wait 5 minutes or so after cleansing). The cream is very thick and moisturizing, and it exfoliates without causing flaky skin, which again most AHA's do. It has refined my skin's texture and reduced the size of my pores.
I can not say enough about this cream. I may change my eye cream, cleanser, etc, once in a while, but I will never stop using this cream. It is my HG. And the fact that it is Canadian is a bonus.
If you need further proof that this works, just check out my pictures in my profile. I do not wear or own foundation or tinted moisturizer; I only wear concealer under my eyes and around my nose (to cover the tiny bit of redness), and occasionally some bronzer. Although I'm sure that genetics do play a role in how a person's skin ages, I can safely say that my skin would not look the way it does if it weren't for Reversa.
This will be the first product I ever list as being HG for me.
I use the 8% day spf 15 cream and the night cream.
I have sensitive, dry skin, and only TOTM acne (woo bcp).
This is my favourite of the two. I started off using this one every night and my aveeno during the day, then slowly integrated the Reversa day cream in. This is very thick and moisturizing, but does an amazing job. My mom who has oily skin doesn't like this as it is too thick. If you have dry skin this would be perfect. I did start using this every second day, but easily moved up to every day, which surprised me as most AHA or BHA products (especially one with such a high percentage) usually irritate and burn my skin.
I do have to occasionally put another moisturizer over top (especially during the cold months) all over, or at least around nose/mouth, as it isn't the most moisturizing. Much better for oily skin types. Lightweight and soaks in super fast (fastest I have ever had). Makes a nice base for makeup as well.
Spf 15 is all I need as I'm not out in the sun too much and we have low uv index here. On days I don't leave my house at all I use the night cream instead of day cream.
The night cream comes in a pump bottle and the day cream comes in a squeeze tube. Both suit perfectly to product. I even cracked my night cream bottle open in attempts to scavenge the remains of the product after it stopped, but it was totally empty. I find it best to store the day cream in the box it comes in, cap up. It is very thin liquid, and if you keep it cap down it pools and lots comes out when you open it.
These creams have faded my red marks from acne and made my mom's skin look the best ever. We get compliments all the time. Help cleared up my acne and small little bumps on my face. I recommend this to everyone.
It's available at Shoppers Drug Mart (optimum points ;] ) for $28 I believe (not bad considering how great they are, and how expensive d/s moisturizers are becoming).
We purchase ours direct from a friend who works at a pharmacy so we get them for less. But we were paying full price and I would continue to do so.
I've been using glycolic products for a number of years and this is by far - for the price and the fact that it Canadian made - the best that I have come across. I use the 8% spf 15 day cream and the 4% night cream faithfully and it makes my skin ultra smooth and helps control my and practically has eliminated my acne breakouts. If I miss a few days of this product, I do break out. I do wish however, that instead of pots it would come in pump form.