Revive • Moisturizing Renewal Cream • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Revisiting this line after 7 years; my skin has changed (since I'm older, lol) and the products are performing differently from when I used them in the past; for obvious reasons.
This is Revives night moisturizer. It hydrates while using glycolic acids to renew the skin. It's an interesting texture; a cream that feels like a gel... odd sensation but spreads very easily. You don't need a large amount to easily cover face and neck.
This line is potent. If you're not used to glycolic or retinal, then tread easily, esp. on the neck and chest area. My neck still reacts to this product and so, it can't be used there.
It does what it says: skin looks lovely, feels soft and is hydrated. There is a now a more hydrating version and I'm going to test that next. For those who are oily to normal to slightly dry, however, this is perfect. Can be layered over other products (serums) with no issues.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
After reading the reviews I was really intrigued by this product. I wanted to try it for so long but avoided it in fear that it wouldnt work for me. I asked questions at Holt Renfrew (Canada's version of NM) and the SA was gracious enough to give me plenty of samples from the renewal range. I tried them for a week and I did see that my face was glowing and firmer. I guess what I was really hoping for was for the glycolic acid to clear away my acne on my cheeks. I went back and purchased the full jar and wanted the toner and the day cream as well. (They were out of stock on the toner and day cream so I bought it at Neiman Marcus shortly after when I went to the the States.)
For users not used glycolic acid you would have to build up a tolerance for it. I didn't find it burned or stung at all. I use Kate Somerville's Exfoliate every other day in the shower so my skin tolerance is pretty good. The cream is a nice consistency and the perfect amount of moisture for my combination skin type. There is no added scent so that's a bonus. If you're used to creams laden with fragrance then this wouldn't be for you. In general this is good cream for skin past 30 years old. I was hoping to see more improvement with my acne. It didn't make me break out or anything. I just have blemishes that just won't go away for the last 5 years or so. (Could be hormonal.) I found La Mer repairrd my acne scars faster and more gently. But I don't know if La Mer was also the cause of the blemishes forming so that's why I was on the search for another cream.
The price point on Revive is pretty good considering I've paid well over $400 on Sisley & Amorepacific Time Response. After 2 months of use I can safely say this is a good cream and that I do notice a difference in texture and clarity. Once I fix my acne scar issues on my cheeks I would even say this cream is excellent... but I will try to finish up the jar and go back to La Mer for a bit. I just found it healed my dark acne scars faster even though it didn't add any other real benefits.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Im basing this review simply on a sample i got from this product.
I have had a Revive moisturizing renewal cream sample on my makeup bag for a few months now. I wasn't sure where it came from, and i didn't know anything from the brand, so i never got around to using it. The other day I wanted to moisturize my face after exfoliating so I decided to use the sample that was laying around. I didn't know how much it cost and I hadn't read any reviews. The first time I used it, I noticed it was very thick and a little product went a very long way. My face felt oily tho and very strange so I thought it was a relatively cheap product from sephora or so. The next day I decided to use it again and again it felt a bit oily. I didn't like the initial feel it had but I did notice my skin was softer. I looked in the mirror a few hours later and noticed a blemish on my right cheek had vanished, and my face looked brighter. Upon closer inspection I also noticed that my one wrinkle in between my eyebrows was much less noticeable. That was very weird because that wrinkle has been clearly visible in my face since I can remember! Thats when I decided to look up the product and saw how much it cost and the great reviews it had gotten. I've used this product twice and it worked like magic. Im not sure if i will purchase it soon, but i will visit a lot of stores and ask for samples.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I was excited to try this moisturizer but it totally let me down. I was allergic to it, my cheek area got flared up so badly, I suppose it would be a really nice cream for someone who has combination or oily skin, but definitely not for sensitive skins
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love this product. I am a product junkie, so I routinely move from product to product and have an absurd number of serums, moisturizers, treatments, etc. For years, however, I have routinely gone back to Revive. As context, I have combination skin that can both break out and be very dry (I also use many exfoliating products, including Retin-A micro). Whenever my skin is acting up, I can put this on at night and my skin looks a 100% better in the morning. It both smooths and plumps and, in my case at least, helps with any ongoing breakout. I have tried an absurd number of moisturizers, and while I also like Cerave (complete opposite price wise!), this remains my favorite. It seems to be the perfect combo of exfoliating and moisturizing. It is clearly an investment, so I wouldn't buy this without getting a sample 1st, since everyone reacts to creams differently, but for my skin this is actually worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I don't usually write reviews on here but I really want to write about this cream as I am a complete convert. I have been looking for good night cream for ages now - have been applying retinols etc. for nearly a year to decrease fine lines and get rid of sun spots but wasn't convinced by the dryness I experienced with them. Now I have found this - and I'm not going back.
Yes, it does sting a little on application sometimes - but that is because it has active ingredients that ACTUALLY WORK! I have been using this for three months and my skin is glowy and soft, with improved texture, the fine lines around my mouth and eyes are plumped and smoothed, and I'm happy not to wear make-up everyday.
I came to this cream via their counter in Liberty's London - the staff there are really helpful and stopped me buying the much more expensive Intensive version that I had read about (the other cream was also twice as expensive so good on them!). They said I was too young for that version of the cream and to use this one first or I would have "nowhere to go" as I got older. How right they were! It is amazing! And you only need the tiniest amount - the advisor said the jar should last me nearly a year - so if you add up 3x£30 of my usual night cream, I'm actually making a saving so don't be put off by the price - ask for a sample!
NB: The slight exfoliating action mean that if you wear this cream during the day it pills a little so keep it for a night cream and apply your normal SPF during the day. :) x
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm a true skincare junkie in every sense of the word. I was introduced to this line by a blogger who skin looks great with or without make-up. The first night of application I used only a pea size amount of product. Its very important to keep this away from the eye area since upon application there is a slight sting. But its nothing unbearable. About 15 mintutes of application I noticed my skin was just glowing.....literally. I had a nice glow that wasn't greasy looking. It was that glow you only wish of having with liquid foundation. The next morning I noticed my skin looked a tad clearer. And two blackheads that I had were actually purged out....enough for me to just take a warm baby face cloth and extract with no difficulty at all. I only had ONE single small white head zit and I think it was just my skin purging. Another nice feature to add is that when I applied the cream my skin didn't feel tight. With the dry,cold weather my other moisturizer just wasn't doing its job and my skin was soaking it up and my skin would feel super tight shortly afterwards. There isn't anything I would change about this moisturizer. I must warn you that this stuff is quite pricey so if you are willing to spend money for some hardcore results and money is no object...go for it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
Well, not sure what happened. I might have bought a contaminated jar. Smell was offensive. Husband said my skin looked bad after usage. My face did clear up after I stopped Revive usage. Not for dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
Ok, so I've been using this product so long, I feel like I have to review it.
I have very funky, combination skin and easily breakout. I tried everything before I used Revive, including other high end brands. I only tried Revive because they gave me a couple handfuls of free samples. I was a little wary about using it because of my acne and it wasn't a acne targeting product and I thought it would be too moisturizing on my super oily skin, but no.
This is by far the best product I have ever used. It has slowly and surely cleared up my face, so I'm no longer ashamed to walk around without make-up. It's also a God-send in the winter when I would normally get tons of dry skin on my nose and chin.
I can't say if it had much effect on the oiliness of my skin because I also changed to Bare Mineral foundation around that time and I think that had a lot to do with that particular change in appearance.
I use this product with lots of other products, including Shu Uemura's pink oil cleanser (the name escapes me), St. Ives apricot scrub, ect ect, and the only thing I can say negative against it is that it can erase a fake tan like nothing else.
Yes, it is expensive, but it lasts FOREVER. Especially if you use it in tandem with the Sensitif during the day (in the winter I use MRC day and night, but it still lasts and lasts.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
I love this cream & I always like chemical exfoliant too. Do anyone know the percentage of AHA in this cream?? Can't seems to find more info.......