Sunday, May 22, 2011

Reviva Labs: Almond Astringent

A fancy peony

Hello ladies,

With the arrival of warm weather, I have found Almond Astringent from Reviva Labs to be the perfect skin freshener and cleanser. The tempting fragrance of this product, in union with the skin balancing results, makes Almond Astringent a new favorite in my skin care routine. 

After washing my face, I apply Almond Astringent using two cotton rounds. I moisten one piece of cotton for my t-zone area (forehead, nose, and chin) and another for my cheeks and neck. I smooth the astringent soaked cotton over my face in an upwards motion. 

The scent of Almond Astringent is delectable. It reminds me of a liqueur soaked pastry. The aroma is gourmand, but not sweetened. The essential oil fragrance is gender neutral and would be appreciated by any almond lover.

Although Almond Astringent is recommended for sensitive and oily skin, I believe it would be beneficial for all skin types. The alcohol free formula suits my dry skin perfectly. This astringent provides a deeper cleansing effect than the moisture enhancing toners I have tried from Reviva Labs. 

Almond Astringent is a useful antidote to warm, humid days. I appreciate being able to quickly whisk away sunscreen residue and perspiration after returning from a walk. This product would be a helpful addition to a gym bag or locker. The four fluid ounce (118ml), spill proof bottle makes it convenient to carry with you. I have tossed the bottle in my purse quite a few times. 

Applying a toner or mild astringent twice daily has contributed to maintaining the natural oil balance across my entire face. Almond Astringent has helped me avoid redness and irritation on my cheeks on either side of my nose. While I don't have acne prone skin, warm weather can cause sensitivity. This astringent both cleanses and calms my skin.

Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 20, Almond Oil, Essential Oil Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid. 

Almond oil contains natural fatty acids that help dissolve acne producing deposits from pores. Almond oil also has moisturizing properties that can bring a glow to the complexion. It is one of the most auspicious oils in helping to balance and clear skin irritation.

If you are looking for an astringent the entire household can use and enjoy, I would recommend Almond Astringent. If you decide to keep the entire bottle for yourself, I won't tell. 

Almond Astringent was sent to me for review. This product is no longer available at US residents can order Almond Astringent by contacting the Consumer Division Director at 1-800-257-7774, extension 19. I found a quick Google search yields many on-line purchase options. 

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. i have oily sensitive skin & i am very interested in trying this <3

  2. great review! i want to try this too because i have oily-sensitive skin. :D

  3. MSodapop & sugar sugar: Ladies, I discovered the Almond Astringent was recently discontinued. I updated the post with ordering information directly from the manufacturer. I am going to be posting about another astringent from Reviva Labs in the coming weeks that would be suitable for your skin types.


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