The full name is Reviva Labs DMAE & Alpha Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C Ester Firming Eye Serum. We’re going to call it Firming Eye Serum for short 😉
The claims: This product claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. It also claims to protect from future damage. And it does all of this while being quickly absorbed by thin, under eye skin.
The appearance, feel and fragrance: This Firming Eye Serum has a lightweight lotion or liquid feel. The serum is white and does not have a noticeable fragrance. The feel of the serum is lightweight and it absorbs quickly…just like it claims to do. Also, it comes in a glass pump bottle. I like this since I don’t consider jars very sanitary.
My skin type: Dry. My eye concerns include keeping the eye area hydrated and ready for concealer because nothing will get rid of dark circles. I’m a realist 😉
My experience: When skincare lines claim to firm, I roll my eyes. It’s such a big claim! Firming isn’t my concern, but I can tell that this eye serum does temporarily firm. My under eye area feels firmer, tighter. My concealer applies wonderfully over this stuff in the morning. I do notice a difference when I use this, especially with puffy eyes (mornings after I had too much teriyaki the night before). This serum does not provide enough moisture for me, but to be fair it doesn’t claim to do that. And it’s a serum, so I assume they assume you’ll be using a cream over it. I use this in the morning before makeup. At night I use a heavy eye cream for more moisture. Overall, I’m very pleased with this eye serum and think it’s a great value. I’m also using it around the lip area and I notice a slight firming there as well. Dark circles? I still have them because of genetics and allergies.
Who may like this? If you are looking for a lightweight eye serum that temporarily firms or reduces puffiness, I recommend this. It’s not a miracle worker but I do notice a slight temporary firming when using this product. If you want a fast absorbing, non-greasy eye cream, try this. It’s “light” enough for the lid.If you want an affordable eye serum, this is it. How many other eye serums can you name that retail for under $20?
Who may not like this? If you want an eye cream that provides moisture, this is not for you. I also assume that if you have oily skin (I do not) that you wouldn’t like this. Oily skins may prefer an eye gel.
Oh, and Reviva Labs does not test on animals.
A 1 ounce pump bottle retails for $19 at drugstore.com. I’ve been using mine daily for over 7 months now and still have tons of product left.
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