Revive Day/Night Cream 50ml

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Revive Day/Night Cream 50ml

Sku: RC01

addresses first visible signs of aging

R757.00 excl. VAT

  • For addressing first visible signs of aging
  • Four potent biopeptides for skin smoothing, firming & toning, focused on the dermal-epidermal junction and the extracellular matrix
    • Tripeptide blend, a combination of those peptide sequences that work best on dermal collagens I and III as well as on the DEJ collagens IV, VII, and XVII
    • Tetrapeptide-21 shows superior collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin boosting activity. It minimizes the appearance of all kinds of wrinkles, reduces skin roughness, increases skin elasticity, shows strong skin firming activity and smoothes skin surface. Tests show it has more than double the activity of Matrixyl 3000.
  • Biomimetic moisturiser for all skin types. Moisturisers traditionally contain both humectants and occlusives. The former attract water to the skin and the latter lock it in. The skin’s Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) consist mainly of lactate and pyroglutaminate components. These are easily washed off by soaps and other surfactants, resulting in the premature desquamation of the epithelial cells and a loss of suppleness. Revive contains both sodium lactate and sodium PCA, as major NMF factors, as well as urea, glycine, phospholipids, fructose, ribose, inositol and niacinamide. These ingredients give Revive it’s unique biomimetic properties.
  • The niacinamide in Revive has an occlusive effect, without being greasy. A published study found that niacinamide was more effective than petrolatum (a common occlusive ingredient in moisturisers) in reducing water loss from the skin and in increasing its moisture levels. Niacinamide is also non-comedogenic (pore clogging) and is a potent anti-aging ingredient in its own right. Decrease in skin elasticity, loss of firmness and the appearance of lines and wrinkles are the visible signs of ageing skin. The main factor in skin ageing is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Without any help or protection, the collagen level in your skin is depleted at a rate of 1.5% every year, starting in your mid 20s. By the time you celebrate your 40th birthday, your skin may have lost 30% of its collagen.  Niacinamide increases the production of collagen by 54% and elastin by 20%. A clinical study in 50 women showed that niacinamide significantly improved the appearance of ageing skin. N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG) & Niacinamide, together,  confer multiple skin benefits, including pigmentation reduction*, decrease in sallowness and increased skin elasticity and tone. They also synergistically promote natural desquamation of the skin, without the need for exfoliation.
  • NAG (N-acetyl Glucosamine) is a monosaccharide derivative of glucose. It has many biological functions such as its involvement in the production of hyaluronic acid. When NAG is combined with glucuronic acid, it forms hyaluronic acid. In humans, hyaluronic acid is the major component of the extracellular matrix and is extensively distributed in connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. It is most abundant in the skin, accounting for 50% of the body’s total content of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining the skin’s moisture levels and helps to improve the appearance of the skin, giving it a dewy, hydrated look. As a substrate to hyaluronic acid synthesis, NAG is able to replenish hyaluronic acid when levels become depleted.
  • Calcium 2-ketogluconate combats the aging process by naturally stimulating the skin to produce hyaluronic acid and elastin in the dermis. Over time, this improves the skin elasticity and helps slow down the aging process. In a clinical trial conducted in France, they found that in an IN VIVO clinical test that used a formulation with 0.5% of Calcium K two times a day for 28 days, skin fatigue and sagging was decreased by 27% and skin elasticity and flexibility increased by 16%. Revive uses 1% Calcium 2-ketogluconate.
  • The phospholipids in Revive restore the barrier function of the skin, protecting it from harmful substances and bacteria. Natural phospholipids contain relatively high amounts of linoleic acid, which plays an important role in the skins own synthesis of Ceramide 1, a lipid that is important for intact barrier function.
  • The ribose in Revive is a fundamental building block of the ATP molecule – the most important source of cell energy. To function efficiently, cells must keep ATP at a maximum level. Each cell contains a reserve of ATP but there is a limited capacity to store it and only small amounts are available at any time. In healthy cells, under normal conditions, the ATP reserve is maintained at a constant level. However, during stressful conditions, the energy needs of the cell are higher than recycling capacity and ATP levels fall dramatically. The energising action of ribose on fibroblasts stimulates the synthesis of all the structural proteins (mainly collagen, elastin and fibronectin).
  • Temperature and humidity responsive lipid bilayer. This bilayer interacts with the lipid bilayers within the stratum corneum to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier. It responds to varying temperatures and humidities to help balance and maintain the skin’s optimum hydration levels  – conditions which change daily as we are exposed to seasonal variations and climate controlled environments.


*Extended exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays triggers the overproduction of Melanin (a pigment that gives your skin a colour), the main cause of hyperpigmentation, also known as age spots or dark spots. Niacinamide doesn’t reduce the production of melanin but it helps prevent Melanin reaching the top layers of the skin, by about 68%. In an 8 week clinical-trial, niacinamide was shown to reduce the appearance of dark spots by more than 25% and even out skin tone.


Apply to the face once or twice a day, as required, after cleansing. Works synergistically with OptoDerm Balance (as a day cream) and all other OptoDerm serums.

It may take your skin a few days to adjust to a new face cream. This is normal and your skin may go through a “purging” phase.





Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol (and) Isostearyl Isostearate (and) Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (and) Cetyl Behenate (and) Behenic Acid, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Sodium Acrylates copolymer (AND) Lecithin, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Urea, Calcium 2-ketogluconate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Urea, Inositol, Ribose, Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-21, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutylroyl Hydroxythreonine, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance)

In the interests of producing the most effective products and keeping up with new generation actives, formulations and ingredients are subject to change without notice. The ingredients indicated on the product label are accurate as to the content of the product batch referred to.


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