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Revive DNA now at the TIA store

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta January 5, 2010 36 Comments
Revive DNA Rejuvenation Cream ($99.97) by PureRadiance is now at the TIA store.  I have been using it recently as a neck cream and I am very pleased with the results. The skin on my neck had been getting rough and a little scaly and it is now beginning to look much smoother.

The refreshingly short ingredients list includes teprenone. This has been uses for a while as a non-toxic treatment for ulcers (usually called geranylgeranylacetone). It has recently been found to be a heat shock protein inducer. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are well known as cytoprotective proteins and recently have been linked to the regulation of telomeres activity.

Revive also includes xylitylglucoside anhydroxylitol xylitol, a sugar found in wheat and olives that helps skin retain moisture and boosts the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid. It improves the barrier function of the skin, increasing ceramide synthesis. There is also a Middle Eastern plant called astragalus. Topically, it can also be used to treat wounds and burns. According to the University of Maryland, it is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Behind PureRadiance is Dr Al Sears, a health and aging guru. Initially, I was put off by his tacky websites selling supplements called Primal Force that look as if they should be selling Viagra. And when Dr Sears promises to "switch on your immortality" gene, there is more than a whiff quackery about him. One of the things he is known for is insisting that aerobic exercise and long-distance running are bad for you. So I decided to buy his exercise book PACE and see whether Sears was indeed nuts.

PACE is not a revolutionary theory. Dr Sears is basically advocating interval training. However, his arguments are well made and backed by plenty of references to independent studies. I felt inspired to modify my own exercise program (using a rowing machine) to follow his suggested sets of short bursts that push the heart rate followed by rapid recovery periods. I definitely felt that I had had a better workout that I've had for a while. One thing is for sure, Dr Sears could do with an image consultant.

Ingredients in Revive

Purified Water, Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (natural thickening agent derived from coconut), Teprenone, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Astragalus, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
  • January 13, 2010

    by Norma

    I turn 51 next month and would love to try this. At age 50, I really started noticing big changes in my face. It seemed to be the big turning point in wrinkles for me.

  • January 12, 2010

    by Michelle

    Hi, Marta! I turned 40 last August and have found that I am getting more and more wrinkles around my eyes, mouth and forehead. With that, and living in Ohio, my skin tends to get really dry especially around my nose area as well as it gets beat red when it's cold!

    I also ride a motorcycle in the warmer months and although I wear a helmet and protective clothing, my skin is exposed to the wind which causes it to be dry and I'm sure quickens the wrinkles "process."

    I would really like the opportunity to try this product and give you my results.

    Happy Birthday, Marta!

  • January 11, 2010

    by Kimberley

    I would love, love, love to try this out! I am almost 41 and have been hunting for something to help with the fine lines/wrinkles that I am seeing crop up overnight. I am very sensitive to products and tend to break out at the drop of a hat. On the flip side of that I am noticing that my cheeks and mouth/jawline area are being very dry. It's almost impossible to find something that will work on my skin. And honestly, what is up with still having acne/breakout prone skin after 40 AND having to deal with wrinkles and loss of elasticity?!?! :-).

  • January 11, 2010

    by Laura

    I would be a great candidate to try this cream. I suffer from sensitive/adult acne-prone/dry/oily/crow-footed skin and I need help!!! It seems as if a product does not inflame my skin, it dries it out, causes acne breakouts, or does something else new & terrible. I love the simple list of ingredients and feel that the anti-inflammatory action would help my terrible allergy-prone and sensitive skin. Thanks!

  • January 11, 2010

    by Linda Stoner

    I ordered this cream yesterday, and will keep you posted on the results. I love the short list of ingredients with this cream, as I am trying to reduce the amount of chemicals which penetrate my skin.

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