Jamie Just Wants To Know:
Hi. i was wondering what are your opinions on the Re Vive line? Well, to be more specific, the Moisture Renewal Cream. Also will Dr. Sebagh’s Deep Exfoliating Mask really help with reducing post acne discolorations as they claim? I only have some slight discolorations on my cheeks that isn’t really noticeable to anyone except for myself, but it still bugs me. Moreover, what about Kate Somerville Quench -any good? or just all hype? Thanks….
The Left Brain Gets Bombarded:
Ok, Jamie, we love all your questions, but forgive us if we don’t go into detail on all of them right now. (We barely have time to answer one question each day!) But I’ll see what I can do:
1) Re Vive Moisture Renewal Cream is a good, although rather basic, moisturizing cream. It also contains 4% to 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid which will make it a good exfolliant.
It’s said to contain Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) to soften the effects of aging and promote oustanding skin quality and clarity. However, there are no published studies to show that this EGF really does anything. This product is a STEAL at only $150.00 for 2.0 ounces. (I wish we had a font that dripped sarcasm.) Please! That’s more of a rip off than ionic hair brushes for pets! You can buy much cheaper AHA creams that should be just as effective.
2) We’ll cover your acne mark question in a future post about acne scars. Everybody’s asking about acne scars!
3) And last, and perhaps least, is Kate Somerville’s Quench. We didn’t find out a lot about Kate’s products except that they’re used a lot by celebrities, they contain hyaluronic acid, and they are apparently formulated by Kate while she’s wearing a pink lab coat. Or maybe her pajamas. We’re not sure which.
Once again, this is another over-priced, over-hyped formula. Hyaluronic acid is an effective moisturizer that naturally exists in the body, but when applied as a skin lotion ingredient it has a temporary moisturizing effect at most.