If there’s one thing I have to say about skincare, it’s got to relate to moisturizing. I mean, cleansing is a given. Toning I’ve got down. But moisturizing seems to be a whole other story. Maybe because it’s the last step in the anti-aging routine or maybe because it’s a huge part of the skincare routine, but either way, it always seems to lead to disaster.
Finding a cleanser to suit your skin can be taxing, but once you’ve got it, you’re good. Then, I always find that a good old toner seems to fall into place quite quickly. But, when it comes to that final step, moisturizing, it always that little bit tougher.
When the rest of your routine is sorted, it can seem a little frustrating (to say the least) trying to get the right level of moisture into your skin. When you’re oily, you don’t want too much yet you still need enough, but then if you’re dry, you just can’t get enough. It always seems to depend on what your steps one and two are doing for you too.
So, when you start throwing night creams into the mix too, it gets all kinds of confusing.
I never really put a lot of time and effort into night creams before I realized that perhaps that was my problem. I wasn’t caring for my moisturizing routine in the same way that I was my cleansing and toning, purely because I didn’t understand it. But, this little mishap was soon put to rest once I started to hear little whispers about the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream.
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Isn’t Moisturiser Just Moisturiser?
Yes and no. Imagine just using one cleaning product for your hair. You couldn’t right? Now that’s how you should think about your moisturising routine. Just like needing to condition after shampooing, you need a night cream to do a completely different thing to your day cream. And I’ve heard all sort of good things about the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream.
Said to contain the wonder ingredient Glycol Acid, the Moisturizing Renewal Cream is pretty powerful. With the aim of not only adding deep hydration for skin renewing reasons, this little beauty is thought to exfoliate and retexture – now that’s why you need a night cream!
During the day, all we need is a little-added moisture putting back into our skin before we layer up with makeup. But at night, when the skin gets to breathe and heal way more, a little does not go a long way.
Revive suggest their Moisturizing Renewal Cream works ‘overtime’ during the night so that when we’re sleeping, it’s doing what it does best. Blemishes and imperfections are treated, fine liners are filled and we get to wake up looking and feeling just that little fresher! Sounds good right?
It was this claim to fame that really had me hooked. If I can look less tired and a whole lot more radiant in the mornings it’s definitely work the trial!
So, How Will Revive Get to Work?
Starting with a light application nightly, within two weeks I’m supposed to notice the difference. Yeah, that sold me too! I’m definitely keen to get to work on this one based on that fact alone. The Glycolic Acid is the exfoliating ingredient that helps to review the skin, as well as something called EGF that then aims to reverse the signs of again.
If this little baby can promise me deep hydrating and a youthful looking appearance, we might all be on to something here.
As it is now, my skin is probably more combination than dry, but I do have days where I feel like I’m in need of way more moisture than I’m getting. I’ve started to get the odd lines here and there, particularly around my eyes and feel like it could be something to do with the whole moisturizing error thing (which sounds so ironic and obvious now that it’s written down).
So, with that bit of background and some insight into how the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream sets to work, let’s get to it…
Does It Actually Work?
For three weeks, I’ve been applying the cream after cleansing and toning at night only. To be quite frank, I love it. It really does what it says on the tin, which I wasn’t 100% expecting. For something that is supposed to hydrate, even skin tone, reduce lines and brighten up your complexion overall, it’s a lot to ask, but it really does do it all – for me anyway.
The cream itself is quite rich feeling and definitely gets to work the second you apply it. I felt a sort of stinging sensation on first applying it, which with the Glycolic Acid you’d expect it to, but I do like that – it lets me know it’s doing its job. It just feels so soothing and refreshing on my skin.
Then, in the morning, it always leaves me looking radiant – even if I’ve not slept all that well. Which for maybe three or four nights in the past three weeks I have not!
It’s even seemed to of soothed my breakouts – it kind of clears them out. I have more of a smooth and plump feeling to my skin now compared to not using it, which definitely makes me feel more hydrated. I don’t notice the lines as much now either, but I guess that’s because of the moisture that’s soaked into my skin thanks to the cream.
And Would You Rebuy?
Of course. It is a little pricey, but when it comes to skincare, if something works for me I’ll go with it. Just like I did with LifeCell. For something that promises so much and then actually delivers, it’s really quite special. I’m now interested to look at my day cream options, as I know the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream isn’t meant for daytime at all (due to the exfoliating properties – goodbye makeup).
Have you used the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream before? What did you think of it?