June 09, 2011

Review: Reviva Labs Cream Hydratante

A very unique night cream that focuses on surface “moisture dryness.” If skin needs moisture nourishment, not oils, Cream Hydratante is the very special answer. Generally, it is for young dry skins or combination skins that have lost moisture but are not severely dehydrated. But even oily skins with surface dryness (a common problem that most creams can’t answer because of the incorrect proportion and type of oil) will respond to this moisturizing cream. Allantoin, one of its main active ingredients, helps surface cells replenish moisture as it also combats the appearance of skin irritation, chapping and roughness. Camomile extract aids the soothing and anti-irritant action. 

  • Cream Hydratante is a hydrating night cream, which works on the surface of the skin. It is ideal for all slightly dry skins … or even oily skins with temporary surface dryness.
  • It’s an effective sunburn aid because it is so soothing.
  • Helps soothe and calm rough or irritated skin.

As I was quite pleased with the Reviva Labs products I got to try not too long ago, I simply couldn't refuse to test this hydrating night cream that the lovely Anna told me might help with my dry and eczema-prone skin.

The first thing I want to talk about is the texture, as I've never seen anything like this before.

Can you see how thick it is? And what's with the liquid? 

Honestly, my first reaction was "Ewwww! What is this?!" Then I remembered that the directions say to apply to face and throat with wet fingertips, and also to mix with a little water in palm of hand to thin it before application. Before using it for the first time, I mixed it all together to obtain a better consistency, then I followed the directions.

You don't need that much product! It's only to properly show you the texture

Even when mixed with water, the cream has a strange consistency. It's very thick and sticky, and it can be quite hard to apply. I would say you actually need a lot of water to really thin it, but then, it can become a little hard to work with. I guess you just need to get used to the unique texture.

The Cream Hydratante also takes a looooong time to get absorbed in the skin and it tends to leave my face quite greasy (as you can see from the picture above), that's why I prefer to use it only on trouble spots before bed (I get red and irritated patches of dry skin on my forehead and temple because of eczema).

This product has a pretty strong herbal smell in the tub, but it quickly fades when applied to the skin.

I think you get a decent quantity of product for the price ($14.00 for 1.5oz/ 42g) as you only need a tiny quantity each time you use it.

Despite its strange texture, this hydrating night cream absolutely work wonders on my spots of dry skin. I apply a little quantity at night, and in the morning, I can already notice a significant difference. My skin is less red and itchy, and the day after, it's almost completely healed. If you have eczema, you understand how hard it is to find a proper moisturizing cream, and I can honestly tell you that this cream is now a staple in my skincare routine.

You can buy Revival Labs Cream Hydratante (1.5 oz) for $14 here.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. You should try their light skin peel!

  2. Sounds like a great product!

  3. I like how the cream seems to be more hydrating than moisturizing, but having oily skin myself, I guess it would only work at night... x

  4. I have eczema too! (usually only in the summer though) but this looks really cool! :D

  5. That does look really weird but it sounds like it would be good for dry patches rather then all over. I love the pictures in the grAss!

  6. Replying.. :).. yea a I thought it was only at queens but my sister got hers at at kiehls inside yorkdale.. So maybe they doo give it out in all other stores since it did say "free standing kiehl's".... anyways I'm still sad I'm probably not gonna get one cuz i have no time... But Id love to try the mango one :D

  7. @Vintage Makeup : I'm not really a fan of peel because of my dry and eczema-prone skin z=

    @DeyiMizu: It is (:

    @Rocaille: Yes, exactly, that's why I like it! Personally, I'm not sure why someone with oily skin would need an hydrating cream, but they say it works great on oily skins as well.

    @Cerina: Oh really? It sucks! I have it year round, and not only on my face...

    @ Love Camie: It is (:

    @TEA aka MonsterGirl: Exactly! I'm not fond of the greasy texture for an all over use.

  8. I agree with you, I am testing out some reviva labs products too and the texture on some of them is odd, but they work well.

    Off topic but, is that you modelling in the voda swim pictures?

  9. Good that the cream did wonders to your skin, I really can't put up with thick textures.

  10. Interesting, never heard of having to thin out a moisturizer but glad it's working for you :)

  11. @Justine (Productrater): Yes, I've never seen such a strange texture before, but it works, so I'm not complaining. Yes it's me in the Voda Swim picture (:

    @Shang J. : I prefer thicker textures as I have dry skin. Light textures just do nothing for me ):

    @Tracy D: I thought it was strange too, but it actually works great!