Free shipping on all domestic orders over $39

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Eye Serum- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
July 24, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 8 Comments

After a month of using Reviva Labs’ Firming Eye Serum ($19) I have concluded that it is very good value for money. It didn’t knock my socks off, but then I didn’t really expect it to. My conclusion is that is a useful maintenance product; it won’t transform fine lines and abolish crepiness (as I have found with the much more expensive Your Best Face Correct), but it will do an adequate job of holding the fort until you need to send for the cavalry and the heavy artillery.

I suspected that Reviva’s Firming Eye Serum would be a little drying with its alpha lipoic acid and vitamin C. But I was pleasantly surprised. Towards the end of my four week trial, I found that my under eye area was starting to look but dehydrated and I felt ready to reach for Correct. But until then, it had been fine – possibly due to olive oil being the most dominant ingredient.

My only other quibble is that the cream didn’t absorb terribly well. But then I say, what do you expect for twenty two bucks. Leave it to the posh formulators to research – and charge for – the perfect consistency. Firming Eye Serum does a good enough job.

It has a refreshingly short list of ingredients that includes the cosmetic industry’s new botanical darling, mulberry extract, an antioxidant and skin brightener. In my experience, brightening is what this eye cream is best at. I don’t really have a dark circle issue, but I did notice that the skin around my eyes looked especially clear.

Along with mulberry, the alpha lipoic acid had a hand in this. This “universal antioxidant” helps fight future skin damage and repairs the existing by diminishing fine lines, giving skin a healthy glow, and boosting the levels and efficacy of other antioxidants, such as the vitamin C.

Ingredients in Firming Eye Serum

Demineralized spring water, Olive Oil, Cyclomethicone, Whole Wheat Protein, DMAE Bitartrate, Mulberry Extract, Lime Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.

  • September 5, 2010

    by Ines

    This serum works wonders for my puffiness. I use Dermaradiant by night.I wish I can afford YBF but so far these two do a great job. No complaints. Would love to try Reviva ALA, DMAE and Ester C for face in a near future.

  • August 12, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    Tammy- I am a YBF devotee. But for night (and it could be used day and night, this is just my regimen) I use HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Dark Circle Concentrate. It's $60 in the TIA Store. I've had the cannister a long time, and a little goes a long way. I highly recommend it. I believe it was recommended here, but I couldn't find the link! Good luck. ~jk

  • August 12, 2010

    by kiaren

    "And on the subject of value for money, I am also giving away Nutra-Lift's wrinkle repair serum. It has the same three key ingredients as the Reviva, but has thrown in seaweed as well."

    No comment about Reviva directly, but if the above quote from you is in still in effect - I WANT ONE!

  • August 12, 2010

    by Tammy

    I want to try some new eye creams so badly. I just really don't know where to start.

    I LOVED you YBF sample for eyes but I can't afford it right now, and will have to wait for a bit on that one. It WAS wonderful in the way it felt on the eye area, but did not have enough to really tell a difference.

    With my finances right now, I would love to try anything you suggest so I could find something to fit my budget.

    Besides, if I don't find a good eye cream soon, I will never get rid of these lines and crepiness.


  • August 11, 2010

    by Wonda

    I absolutely love YBF, but with the economic downturns it is just out of my range right now. I have been searching for something more affordable but equally comparable. Could this be it? Let's see!

  • August 11, 2010

    by Matina

    I've tried Your Best Face and would love to compare this product. You always wonder if the expensive creams really make that much of a difference or does it just feel like it's working because of the price? Here's a chance to find out whether a lower priced eye cream can do the trick!

  • August 11, 2010

    by Laurel

    This product sound like my kind of formula. Everything I have been looking for in an eye cream but couldn't find for under $60! I would love to try this product and see what it does for my eye area. I do have dark circles and am very interested in what it can do with those as well as fine lines and wrinkles!

  • August 11, 2010

    by Jan

    I would LOVE to try this product as I spent some years in the sun in Hawaii and am now 60, tho do not ralate to that age. I appreciate the natural qualities that this company has and also the great advocate that we have in Marta!

Join the discussion! Leave a comment below.

My Comment

Add a comment...

-or- Cancel Comment
* Required Fields
truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More