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Jul 02 2013

Reviva Labs Cleansing Gel

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom for details.

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When I received my official diagnosis of rosacea, back in 2005, my dermatologist advised me of a choice between two facial cleansers: Cetaphil or regular Dove soap.

But over time, with advances in the cosmetic and skin care industry resulting in more sensitive skin and redness solution-like products, coupled with my own familiarity of what I could and should not use on my face, I discovered there’s a whole world of product out there for me to try. I have choices in what smells good, feels right, and doesn’t leave my skin a mess.

Thanks to the brand, one of those choices I’ve discovered recently is Reviva Labs Gentle, Soothing Cleansing Gel.

Here’s the ingredients:

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This cleanser has a very gentle base, including cocoa butter, aloe vera and lanolin.

I tried this cleanser for more than a week, and each time I used it, I used it as a rinse-off cleanser either in the shower or at the sink, although you can use it like you would use a cold cream, applying it and wiping it off with a moistened cotton pad.

Here’s how it looks in my hand:

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It’s a gel, but it’s a thin formula. I “lathered” it up here:

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You can see it doesn’t really lather.

I found that a little bit, about the size of a quarter, goes a long way in getting my face clean. My skin doesn’t feel tight or dry after use, it’s soft and ready for moisturizer. Or lately, in my case, ready for my prescription MetroGel as I try to get my redness and flair-up under control.

I also tried this cleanser with my Clarisonic some days, and it worked great that way as well.

This cleanser retails for $8 for 4 fl. oz. You can purchase it in a variety of places, from Reviva Labs itself to Ulta and beauty shops (the line is sold at my local Image Beauty).

I really love that I have a choice when I am shopping for a new facial cleanser, and pleased that I can shop the Reviva Labs for sensitive skin options. At $8, this is competitively priced against the drugstore brands I’ve chosen in the past, and is proven gentle.

Are you always looking for a sensitive skin cleanser? Have you tried this one? Do you think you’d try it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Disclaimer: I received the Cleansing Gel from the PR/Manufacturer for review. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!