Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Reviva Labs Green Papaya and Hydrogen Peroxide Oxygen Mask

Hello ladies,

I want to share information about a facial mask that clears impurities and oxygenates the skin. Reviva Labs Green Papaya and Hydrogen Peroxide Oxygen Mask provides mild exfoliation and helps uncover the skin's natural radiance.

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Let's first peruse the ingredients: sunflower oil, demineralized spring water, soybean oil, papaya puree, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth 20, hydrogen peroxide, honey, aloe extract, lanolin oil, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), beta carotene, azulene, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, and citric acid.

Papaya is a natural exfoliant that helps gently eliminate dead skin cells. While exfoliation has always been a part of my skin care regime, trying Reviva Labs products has given me a greater appreciation for the different natural ingredients used in the process. Papaya enzyme dissolves dead skin, allowing the the healthy skin cells beneath to be revealed. I'm used to employing scrubs for exfoliation. It was relaxing to let the mask do the work for me over the course of 10- 15 minutes.

Hydrogen peroxide is a useful component for treating blemishes and ridding the skin of impurities. While my complexion tends to be clear, I am concerned about how pollution can effect my skin. I live downtown in the sixth largest city in the US. Despite all of the green spaces in Philadelphia, I recognize the need to be proactive in my skin care routine by including treatments that deep clean and exfoliate.

The first time I used the mask I was initially troubled to see a small blemish appear five minutes after application. What I first mistook as a possible allergic reaction was the Oxygen Mask working to immediately clear my skin of debris. I tried the mask before bedtime and was surprised at how refreshed my skin looked the next morning. All signs of the blemish were gone and my complexion looked bright.

I've noticed that using this mask before my monthly cycle begins helps to keep my facial skin completely clear. While I don't have acne prone skin, my complexion can show some spots and imperfections right before and during menstruation. The Oxygen Mask is the first product I have ever seen work as a preventative for monthly breakouts.

My only criticism of this product is the faintly medicinal smell caused by the hydrogen peroxide. I tried adding a drop of lavender essential oil and mixed it with a small amount of the mask before applying it to my skin. Oily skins could benefit from one drop of citrus essential oil, such as orange or grapefruit. I hope Reviva Labs opts to reformulate Oxygen Mask to include essential oils, primarily for scent.

I have used Oxygen Mask as a single treatment before moisturizing with EFAs Cream over Hyaluronic Acid. I have also tried it as part of a skin care facial. Applying Light Skin Peel first for three to five minutes, then following with Oxygen Mask provides additional opportunity for exfoliation. The natural oils, aloe, lanolin, honey and vitamin E help to return moisture to my skin after the deep cleansing from the Light Skin Peel. Both products work well singly, but I appreciate how they work together as a system to cleanse, exfoliate and balance skin's moisture levels.

Take a look at Mary's review at Body and Soul Beauty. She provides information on how to use Oxygen Mask as part of a pampering hand treatment. I appreciate the effectiveness of Oxygen Mask for facial care. I'm excited to give it a try on my hands as well.

I am really pleased with the performance of Oxygen Mask. It's ability to help maintain skin clarity and promote a radiant complexion make this product well-suited to my regular skin care routine. I definitely recommend trying it.

Green Papaya and Hydrogen Peroxide Oxygen Mask was sent to me for review. This mask is available for purchase at

I'll be back Thursday night with another gorgeous polish from Nubar.

Happy painting, ladies!


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    Your blog is one of my faves. I know I don't comment much... I tend to get tongue tied (or is that finger tied? lol) and don't say a lot. But I enjoy your writing, reviews and your lovely photography.

  2. Ice Queen: Thank you! That's so sweet! I am so glad you enjoy my posts. Feel free to comment whenever you are in the mood. I read every comment, always. :)


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