Revive • Ré Vive Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have combinatin skin that is prone to breakouts. I had been using the Moisturizing Renewal Cream and it really seemed to help with the acne breakouts. Then I was given samples of the Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream...after two days of using the Sensitif I had acne so badly I didn't want to go out in public!! I called my sister (who is a make-up artist for Mac) She told me that Sensitif is NOT for acne prone skin and to quit using it immediately. I went back to using the Moisturizing renewal cream and it took almost a month for my terribly upset skin to go back to being somewhat normal. Those of you who have acne prone skin beware...Sensitif does not have the same acne healing benefits of Moisturizing Renewal! Be careful!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The scent is not overpowering, a little bit goes a long way, is absorbed very well leaving soft skin. I think its perfect for use in the winter. I can put on powder after without fear of my dry skin showing up. It now has SPF which is a big plus for me. I saw a real difference using Revive samples of their $900 an oz serums. Plus I have had good luck with other line items. Pricewise I am not sure I would buy it again. I am using this in the AM and the Moisturizing Renewal Cream in the PM.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm just using samples right now, but this might be the moisturizer to replace my beloved Annick Goutal Creme Splendide! *gasp* I didn't think that would ever happen. While I adore the scent of roses, I never noticed any changes in my complexion with the Annick Goutal. My skin isn't dry or oily, just normal, so the hydration doesn't make a huge difference to me. I am using this moisturizer along with the Moisture Renewal Cream, so I'm not sure if it's the combination of the two that is doing lovely things, or one or the other? Either way, I like the outcome.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have been using this for a few weeks now in combination with the moisturising renewal cream (they do seem to work better in combination) and so far I like it, my skin feels moisturised and firm (I only need to add a tiny amount) without feeling like my pores are getting clogged, most moisturisers with sunscreen irritate my skin but this one doesn't.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using the abundant number of samples I received at a NM event for about four weeks. While this is a very pleasant to use line, I would have to see objective, scientific proof that the Epidermal Growth Factor molecule is small enough to penetrate healthy skin when applied topically. Applying a cream to burn victims' damaged skin is quite a different thing than using a cream cosmetically. And, if the miraculous changes truly alter the molecular structure of the skin, why isn't a prescription required? Until I see proof, I have to assume that it's the glycolic acid that's making its devotees glow rather than the various "factors".
I can't say that the NM saleswoman who pushed ReVive so hard appeared to have benefited much from using the line. There was nothing about her complexion that made me want to rush out and spend thousands of dollars to have skin like hers! Her pitch for the products seemed rehearsed, and I was handed a brochure with prices blacked out and highlighter markings all over the place. Hmmmm. TACKY. Dr, Brown, where is your attention to DETAIL???? You CAN'T sell a product this expensive with a tacky, marked up brochure and an unimpressive SA!!!
The most convincing evidence is the before and after photos in the (rather worn and tired looking) ReVive information folder on the NM counter. I must say that the women in the photos appeared to look a lot better after the nine week treatment period. On the other hand, nowhere did it say that the photos were unretouched! This, combined with slickly worded talk about bioengineering, "acronymic ingredients" and the Nobel Prize leaves me cold (and more than a little skeptical.)
Honestly, I get more of a glow using Retin-A at night and Neutrogena's Pore Refining products (cleanser, toner and moisturizing cream with SPF 15) in the AM. NeoStrata, Makeup Artist's Choice and MD Forte also have excellent (and very powerful) glycolic acid based products. A dermatogist friend of mine swears that the Olay Regenerist line is just as (if not more) effective as the creams costing hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Bottom line: There's just no way I'd spend this much on a product line based on the evidence I've seen.
Update: In her latest book, Living Beauty, Bobbi Brown promotes Epidermal Growth Factor as an alternative treatment for those with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate retinoids such as Renova and Retin-A. She does not mention this brand but touts Skin Medica's TNS Recovery Complex, which can be found at a fraction of what this stuff costs. TNS has had mixed reviews on this forum.
The Revive line is overpriced and overhyped IMO You can now buy EGF
for $9 or $10 USD and add it to your favorite cream
2. After much trial and error, I've decided for complete skin transformation, NOTHING beats The ObagiNuDerm Medical Skincare line. His ZO Skin health line has an EGF serum that' at $195, is a FRACTION of the cost of the Revive EGF cream.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This moisturizer is one of the best I've tried. It has tactile appeal: not too thick nor thin. Olfactory appeal: a very light whiff of oranges (a clean refreshing smell), and best of all: it works! I have very sensitive skin which seems to be allergic to everything-human saliva, dog saliva, La Mer, grass- all the fine fun things in life:/
AND I AM NOT ALLERGIC TO THIS.
The only downside is the $$$$pricepoint, but with confused skin, it may be worth it. I use it at night only, and find it's scent refreshing as well as soothing. ( It's recommended as a day cream but has no SPF )
If you can get your hands on a sample, you need to try it!
Re Vive reads:
"Sensitif was created especially for the individual with fragile skin requiring intensive repair and moisturization. With twice the amount of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), skin is lush minus the irritation."
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've had an over all positive experiance with this cream. I'm in my mid 30's, with sensitive combination skin that breaks out. Not fun times. I have the hardest time finding products that can perform, and be tolerated on my skin. When I first tried this cream it was true love. I had found my 'Holy Grail" cream! No break outs, smooth texture, glowing, happy skin. I've been using it for a year now, and I think it's plateued for me. It feels and works like a good moisturizer, but doesn't have the 'WOW' factor in it, like in the beginning. I would buy it again, for the simple fact that my skin will tolerate it. You need only a little to go a long way, great to use in the neck area, and smells delicately fresh. My dog Riley, likes to try to lick it off my face. So, I think she'd give this 4 paws too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I did not use this cream on my face but rather on my neck. I love it! The skin on my neck is much firmer and the deep lines are less noticable. Great cream, but the price is a little high.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Revive is another brand (like La Mer) with a really terrific marketing myth. I love how they connect the Nobel Prize with their product. Brilliant! So what's in the jar? A decent moisturizer whipped to perfection no doubt. It's a fairly thick, but quick absorbing white cream that smells ever so lightly of oranges. You do see smoothness after a week or so of use, but it's impossible to tell if it's the glycolic acid or the Nobel Prize winning Epidermal Growth Factor. I honestly beleive you could save yourself over a hundred dollars by buying any number of other products that contain a decent percentage of glycolic acid. If you're going to blow a wad on designer skin care--this one is fairly mundane.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am reviewing the ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream as there was no link to this particular product. After much deliberation about coughing up the AUS$237 I paid for the 2oz jar at Mecca, I took the plunge due to the hype and the EGF Nobel prize winning formulation etc. Well, considering the cost, I'm disappointed. I have waited 3 and half months for a result and not much if at all as happened. I'm 28 and have broken capillaries and some pitting on my chin due to picking, and nothing has changed, even though it claims to diminish capillaries within 8 weeks of use..and I've doubled that! Honestly, Neo Strata (AUS$32), which I have been using for only a week on my chin for some small scarring has made much more of an improvement than the ReVive. Don't bother with feeding Dr Brown's pockets, truly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i am 28 years old with normal/dry skin, and no history of acne (including adolescence). after using the mosturizing renewal cream nightly for a week (minute amount), and during the second week, implementing the sensitif cellular repair cream for three mornings, i had a sudden onset of pimple attack! one or 2 pimple started after a few days of usage with the moisturizing renewal cream, but the matters got worse dramatically. at first, i thought the onset of acne was due to stress only... and since i had read reviews that it helped in cases of mild acne, i continued to use the product. to my dismay, matters really got out of control. after not using the revive products for a few days, and using the murad acne spot tx (my first acne med ever!), my skin is finally returning back to normal (being pimple free). it is unfortunate, since i loved the soft velvety feel of my skin while i was using the moisturizing renewal cream. i've never really had any problems with trying new facial products either, so this onset of acne was quite alarming.
perhaps this line is really meant for mature skin. but the revive rep at neiman marcus kept pushing the samples.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am using this product in conjunction with Obagi NuDerm. I love the way it feels on my skin. It smells fresh and I need very little product to cover my face and neck. The 2 oz size retails for $180 but I got mine on ebay for much less ($130). I think in the long run it will be VERY cost effective for me. My skin has never looked better!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
It is nothing special, just an ordinary face creme. It gives me dry patches. Very disapointed that I waisted $180. Creme de La Mer is much much better for my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely love this cream. I love how it instantly soothes my skin, especailly after shaving. It's light and non-greasy. This cream has some definite healing properties to it. I like this better than the Sensitif Oil-Free lotion which although it's nice, I didn't see any oil blotting effect during the summer. I prefer the cream. I'ts very pricey, but worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I would probably buy this cream again, just because it works so well in conjuction with the Moisturising Renewal Cream. I do find this cream a bit heavy, it doesn't spread very easily and the smell is not the best. After writing that...why would I buy this cream again? LOL
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Too greasy for the summer months, moisturizes well and that's about it. I didn't see any of the IGF benefits and the plastic-like scent is not very nice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
N.B: A generous friend sent me some samples of this cream so I cannot state what efect I would have achieved if I had used the product for an extended period of time.
However, I was decidely underwhelmed by the performance of the product, hence I wouldn't rush out and buy it. It's an okay lightweight moisturizer. No more than that. It has a light texture, a pleasant smell, it absorbs quickly...and that's about it. As far as sustained hydration goes, it didn't rock my world on that account either. A few hours after application my skin felt relatively dry again. Had I bought the product, I would have returned it.
There is NOTHING about that product which would make it superior to say Olay's Regenerist line which costs a fraction of it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like it but I dont think I would say its anything to write home about. Its expensive and it does ok one my skin. This product is just OK.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A lovely, featherlight, rich moisturiser that is wonderful for my skin that is oily, sensitive, dry and breakout prone all at the same time. During the summer months, this is too rich for my skin and causes excessive oiliness and breakouts. I have switched to Chanel Hydramax+ Moisture Fluid until the temperature drops again.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a really nice moisturizer, but so expensive I feel horribly guilty for buying it. Nonetheless, it soothes my skin overnight, provides SPF protection during the day, nice fragrance and doesn't cause breakouts for me and rehydrates my skin.