Révive Arrête Booster C Review

Révive Arrête Booster C Reviewimage

Price: HKD1959.46
Volume: 15ml

Continuing with my Winter Skin Care post, the Révive Arrête Booster C serum is a powerful Vitamin C treatment that helps to even out skin tone while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Upon pumping out a pea sized amount for the whole face, the serum is sherbet-like with a pleasant citrusy scent that dissipates quickly after massaging it in.

I found that the dark acne scar on my right cheek that I’ve had for the past several months started healing and peeling faster; as such, the darkness of the scar has lightened up considerably and now I can use less concealer on it when I put on my makeup. In terms of my overall complexion, I noticed that my skin seems brighter and more even-toned considering that I have small but spaced out clusters of old acne scars around my jawline, chin and a (large) one on my right cheek; the dark shade around the scars have lightened up and I noticed that although there is a slight peeling effect, my skin doesn’t feel any drier than usual; rather, I feel like a snake shedding its skin to reveal smoother and more even-toned skin underneath.

For the nerdy ones amongst us, the ingredients in this Booster are as noted below:

Cyclomethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinol, Propylparaben

Courtesy of Nordstrom 🙂

I noticed that there’s retinol in the ingredients in addition to the Ascorbic Acid (i.e. Vitamin C) which would explain the peeling and regenerative properties of the serum. However, this didn’t have the usual drying effects that retinol-based products have, which makes my combination-dry skin very happy <3

All in all, I noticed that it’s no longer being sold so I’m not so much a happy camper anymore; this serum is by no means an inexpensive product but it’s worth every drop as based on its properties, my skin doesn’t end up dried out and flaky in order to peel and regenerate new skin; the serum does so by slowly shedding a little bit over time and you end up with brighter and happier skin <3

Révive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream Review

Révive Fermitif Neck Renewal Creamimage

Price: HKD1278 | USD165
Volume: 75ml

As part of my Winter Skin Care, I have slotted this luxurious neck cream as part of my regime, but really, it’s been an ongoing process ever since Mama Cappuccino generously gifted me this in addition to the Révive Arrête Booster C as she felt that these products were a little too rich for her normal and amazingly clear skin; I’m completely game for extra hydration and moisturization because God knows that I need it since the good skin genes were clearly not passed down to me. 🙁

I’ve mentioned before in my T Galleria discovery that on top of my ANR II face serum, I layer the Révive Fermitif Neck Cream on top of it because I use the ANR II for my face, neck and décolletage. It’s completely understandable that it’s a lot of ground — or skin in this case — to cover for a serum and hefty for your wallet, but anti-aging has got to start with your own routine and consistency and the neck and décolletage are one of the more commonly neglected area for women; it shows signs of aging just as much the face does so it deserves the TLC you give for your face as well. Imagine a nice, firm face but a relatively saggy, wrinkly neck and décolletage; it’s not a pretty sight. As such, I would highly suggest all you beautiful people out there to purchase the travel exclusive 100ml bottle of the ANR II — which is readily available at various retailers such as DFS and Nordstrom — as it really works out to be a better deal than the smaller bottles, especially if you use the serum as extensively and religiously as I do.

Without much further ado, let’s move onto the Révive Fermitif Neck Cream!

I generally only apply this on at night after my shower and ANR II serum as this is really pricey;  texture-wise, this cream is rich but lightweight after application and it has a soothing effect on the skin; in addition, there is a very subtle rose scent that disappears upon application and more importantly, not only did this neck cream leave me with soft, smooth skin, I also did not experience any allergic reactions, red splotches or itchiness afterwards.

Although the firming results are not as dramatic — potentially because my skin has not reached the stage where I need actual lifting, but rather, I prefer taking preventative measures — I found that the neck lines that I used to have were a bit smoother and less prominent after a solid month of using it religiously every night. I’ll also note that I make it a point to normally put on a good sunscreen on my face, neck and décolletage, and after using this neck cream, I make sure that I never forget to do so because of the constant reminder that I’m using a very expensive neck cream and I should do my due diligence in making sure that I’m doing everything that I can to maintain my skin’s condition.

All in all, my verdict is:

  1. if you have disposable income and you’re on the preventative measure front, or you feel that your skin is ready for some subtle lifting, this is definitely a very good, stable investment to make for your skincare collection;
  2. if you feel that your skin isn’t exactly in the firming territory yet, and nor do you have disposable income, you can make your night cream pull double-duty and make sure that you moisturize your neck and décolletage after you’re done massaging your cream onto your face; in a perfect world for everyone, this would be done much like how I would layer a face serum first and then the face/neck cream for the face and the neck, but please do what you can to stay beautiful 🙂 

If you are interested in purchasing a separate product for your neck instead, perhaps you can pop over to Sephora as they have something for everyone these, or check these out as they’re on my Christmas/Blogging Wishlist):

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