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01.MiraCell Skin Relief & Support Oil 15ml
02.Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Reviva Labs
03.HRI Clear Complexion Tablets
04.MiraCell Lip Support with SPF 21
05.Source Naturals DMAE Tablet 200
06.Makeup Primer by Reviva Labs
07.MiraCell Serious Skin Support Cream
08.Reviva Labs Light Skin Peel




1. How long will I have to use one of your skin care lines before I can tell if it's the right type for me?

2. Why do I need a skin care regimen?

3. What is Glycolic Acid and what percentage should I use?

4. I've heard the term "exfoliation" but I'm not sure what it means in skin care. Please explain.

5. Doesn't soap remove dead skin cells?

6. Is exfoliation and Light Skin Peel good for all skin types?

7. I have oily skin and pimples. Exactly how does your 'Light Skin Peel' help blemishes?

8. How often should one "peel"?

9. I use moisturizers, but nothing works for my very dry skin.

10. My skin has acne and some blackheads.

11. I have brown spots on face and hands.

Q. - How long will I have to use one of your skin care lines before I can tell if it's the right type for me? 
- My skin looks worse now than when I started. What's wrong? 
A. Skin goes through a regeneration cycle every 21-28 days (about a month). During this time period your visible layers of skin are completely exfoliated and new layers of skin begin to surface. 

During the 1st and 2weeks of using a new facial regimen, skin is detoxifying. Your skin may appear blotchy or you may experience breakouts or mild acne. Not to worry this is normal. This tells you that your skin is being properly cleansed and that your products are working.

The 3rd and 4th week of using your new facial care regimen you will find your complexion becoming balanced and visibly clear.

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Q. Why do I need a skin care regimen? 
A. On a daily basis skin care can influence the overall condition of the skin and can help problems caused by genetics, climate, environment, the aging process and health issues.

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Q. What is Glycolic Acid and what percentage should I use?
Important facts you should know about Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Reviva's Glycolics Acids.

A. In skin clinics, Glycolic Acid has proven to be the most effective of the various alpha hydroxy acids (which include lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid). Glycolic, derived from sugar cane, has the smallest molecular size --- which means it penetrates the skin more effectively to induce exfoliation (dead cell removal) and cell renewal.

At Reviva, our AHA products feature the unique polymer form of glycolic acid --- far different than those in the mass market. The polymer is "strands" of glycolic. These glycolic strands enter the skin's own natural polymer structure where their acidity is gradually released by a slow breaking down of the polymer chain. The glycolic polymer is not only more readily absorbed by skin, it has time-release action!

The polymer is one major quality difference; but there are more. For example, a very popular brand features a 70% solution of glycolic acid. This means that the glycolic is diluted (30% less strength). The glycolic extract used in our #381 GLYCOLIC ACID RENAISSANCE CREAM is full-strength glycolic crystals ... 100% glycolic extract...not diluted!

The percentage of glycolic acid in a product is important. But the pH (acidity measurement level) of the finished product is just as important. Our special glycolic line is formulated at a pH of 3-4. Above 4.5 pH, the glycolic acid would be too weak to do much good. To avoid stinging or irritation, some glycolic creams on the market have a pH of 5 or higher. But, some stinging is normal if the product is working and has the proper acid balance. Our glycolics are acidic enough to have effect ... and added anti-irritant ingredients to help avoid any more than a very brief stinging feel.

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Q. I've heard the term "exfoliation" but I'm not sure what it means in skin care. Please explain.
A. On the surface layer of your skin, dead skin cells accumulate daily. Exfoliation is the removal of these dead, flaky skin cells. Every day, new cells form in the bottom layer of the epidermis and keep rising to the surface. As they rise, the cells gradually lose moisture until they dry out completely and turn into flakes. In this dried-out state, they're called "dead cells." So, each week you have dead-cell buildup, which not only dulls skin tone but could cause other problems. When you remove dead cells with the right exfoliant, you see an immediate difference. Skin looks fresher, smoother, more radiant.

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Q. Doesn't soap remove dead skin cells? 
A. Regular soap or cleansing lotions remove some dead cells, but not enough. Scrubs do more, but still not enough. Considered the best exfoliant on the market by over 1200 professional skin-care salons, is Reviva's"Light Skin Peel." Scrubs "rub off" some dead cells, but Reviva's Peel has papaya extract which actually "digests" them. Light Peel is all natural, no chemicals. You apply a thin coat all over the face, then wait for it to dry (about 3 minutes). While it's drying, the papaya is dissolving dead cells. Peel also has clays that absorb impurities, chamomile to soothe the skin and crushed almond and root extracts so that rub-off with a dry towel becomes gentle and easy.

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Q. Is exfoliation and Light Skin Peel good for all skin types? 
A. Yes, Light Peel does a lot of good . . . and is safe . . . for every skin type. Interestingly enough, skin-care salons report that Black and ethnic skins accumulate a greater degree of dead cells than Caucasian skin. So when enough dead cells are removed, Black skin shows a more beautiful response than any other . . . a "polished" smoothness and clarity. Also, as dead cells accumulate they attract more bacteria and toxins. Another reason for adequate removal.

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Q. I have oily skin and pimples. Exactly how does your 'Light Skin Peel' help blemishes? 
A. Often, it's dead cells that block the oil from coming to the surface. And when pores get clogged, you get pimples or blockheads. So when you peel, you help keep pores clean and avoid clogging.

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Q. How often should one "peel"? 
A. Peeling just once or twice a week, after regular cleansing, should be part of everyone's skin-care routine.

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Q. I use moisturizers, but nothing works for my very dry skin. 
 When skin ages, it loses Hyaluonic Acid, skin's key intercellular ingredient that helps it hold moisture. Reviva's revolutionary #390 Intercell Night Gel and #290 Intercell Day Cream, provide new HyaluronicAcid to help skin maintain moisture from the liquids you drink. You can use Intercell Gel under your regular night cream.

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The Acne Dilemma, Natural-base, Non-drying Skin Treatment Reported Successful... 
A number of studies by skin experts now provide clear evidence that rapid drying of the skin is counterproductive in the treatment of acne. This is an extremely important finding for acne sufferers, since most commercial acne remedies are, indeed, formulated for fast drying.

As skin-clinic findings indicate, preparations with chemicals like benzoyl peroxide and resorcinol seem to work at first. This relief, however, is often only temporary. Actually, drying chemicals can set in motion a self-defeating cycle which soon returns the skin to its original acne condition.

The body knows that some degree of oil is necessary to protect skin from bacteria and keep it soft. Over drying can cause oil glands to compensate by working harder. Result? Within 3 to 4 weeks, clogged pores and more blemishes. Then, back to the drying cycle for the user.

In response, Reviva Labs of Haddonfield, N.J., has developed natural-based, non-drying acne skin treatments which are proving highly effective.

Users of Reviva's Blemished-Skin program are reporting "extraordinary" results. Many say they are experiencing significant skin clearing rapidly.

The Reviva program employs the use of anti-bacterial lotions and creams containing extracts, from plants, herbs and vegetables, such as papaya, camphor and thyme. These products - free of harmful chemical drying agents - are reported to gently clear pores of excess oil ... help soothe inflammation ... and restore normal skin balance. The result: A smooth, clear complexion.

Supplementary vitamins and minerals from our 'Supplements' department are recommended by Reviva Labs for even more effective results. Specifically, zinc ... and to fight stress, either a B vitamin complex or Brewer's Yeast.

The products in the Reviva program are Camphor Cleanser #153, Camphor Lotion #154, Light Skin Peel #107, Normalizing Lotion #215, Oily Skin Night Cream #315 and Blemished Skin Mask #449.

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QMy skin has acne and some blackheads. 
. Our approach to acne or blemishes is to normalize skin, not over dry it. But there is no single magic bullet. It takes a program. First step is to STOP medicated soaps, or any of the severe drying coverups or treatments. Instead we recommend cleansing with our #153 Camphor Milk and #154 Camphor Lotion. A very beneficial, twice a week cleansing supplement is #105 Honey Almond Scrub for the normal or sensitive skin. And vital for removing obstacles to the normal flow of oil and improving skin texture is our#107 Light Skin Peel. For even better results, each day use the latter to over a very light layer of #210 Oily Skin Cream Moisturizer. However the most important product in your acne program is regular nghtly use of #315 Oily Skin Night Cream. It has remarkable action on normalizing and healing skin. For further beauty benefits, alternate between #422 Clearing Mask and #449 Blemish Skin Mask 2-3 times a week.

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Q. I have brown spots on face and hands. 
 Generally such spots are caused by cumulative sun exposure and becoming evident about age 50.Reviva's 'Brown Spot Night Cream' can lighten them after a month or more of nightly usage (only the spot area). But it's also important to protect your skin from the sun, using products like Reviva's 'Skin Lightener, Fade Day Cream' offers sun protection and special lighteners to speed results.

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