In response to requests from the Truth In Aging community, we have been working on getting Reviva products into our shop. We are kicking off with the TGF Beta-1 ($34.69). If you have favorite Reviva products, please let us know and we’ll do our best to get them in.

The key ingredient Reviva’s TGF Beta-1 is palmitoyl tripeptide 3 (it used to be called pt 5), otherwise known as SYN-COLL. It is a small peptide with a unique sequence to mimic the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen via TGF-β, tissue growth factor. The claims for SYN-COLL are eye-brow raising, to say the least. Collagen production is increased by 119% and the manufacturer says (there are no independent studies that I know of) it will actually remove wrinkles. It is claimed that a 2.5% concentration of Syn-Coll outperforms the darling of the peptides, Matrixyl, at 10%.

Homeostatine is a marine botanical – specifically, enteromorpha compressa. Research suggests that this seaweed is good at suppressing allergic reactions and in tests on food preservation is a free radical scavenger.

Then there’s salicyloyl phytosphingosine, which according to the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, is based on natural lipids and when topically applied to the face, reduces the depth of wrinkles and improves skin texture in photoaged skin.

Ingredients in Reviva TGF

Demineralized Spring Water, Glycerin (veg.), Olive Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Coconut Endosperm, Homeostatine (Marine Pentasaccharide & Galactomannan from Tara Fruit), Salicoyl Phytosphingosine, Myristly Alcohol, COQ-10, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Squalane, Soybean Oil, Carbomer 940, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simethicone, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid