Review: Reviva Labs Essential Fatty Acid Cream

What Is It?

Reviva Lab’s Essential Fatty Acid Cream is one of their newer products but it has already won an award for the 2010 Skin Care Innovator of the Year!

As we age, our skin begins to lose Essential Fatty Acids which results in the thinning and increased fragility of our skin. Reviva Labs EFAs cream was designed with 10 different Essential Fatty Acid oils (including sunflower, avocado, hemp, flaxseed, borage, black currant and pomegranate) to create a fuller, smoother look and feel.


 I am only 23 therefore thin skin is not a problem for me at the present time. However, I am obsessed with skin care and was super excited to see what this cream was all about.

I’ve been having the hardest time finding a daytime moisturizer to go underneath my foundation without turning me into a greasy mess. Before I tried Reviva Labs EFAS Cream, I immediately dismissed it as a night cream after seeing how many oils are in the ingredients but I was so wrong. This cream feels incredibly light and soaks into the skin extremely quickly, leaving a smooth surface that is not greasy at all. My foundation stays put all day and I have not noticed any increased oiliness whatsoever.  The only thing I’m not crazy about is the smell. It smells kind of like tea, which is a good smell… just not for my face. It fades very quickly though.

After a month of using this cream as my primary daytime moisturizer, I definitely saw a change in the texture of my skin. It feels fuller and more youthful looking. I will be keeping this in my skincare routine, I love this moisturizer.

Update 2015: I still use this cream regularly but I’ve noticed I have been looking a bit more greasy lately when I use it under makeup. I’m not sure if it’s a change in my skin or a change in product? Either way I still like it, I just use it more on no-makeup days.

Will it be Going in my Kit?

No, I’m keeping it for personal use.

Cruelty Free?

Yes! Reviva Labs has been cruelty free since 1973.

Natural and/or Environmentally Friendly?

Reviva Labs uses all natural ingredients in their products.


Purified water, aloe vera gel, veg. glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, sunflower oil, flaxseed oil, borage oil, rosehip oil, hemp oil, avocado oil, wheat germ oil, black currant seed oil, olive oil, sesame seed oil, polysorbate 60, stearic acid, glyceryl laurate, panthenol, pomegranate oil, mixed tocopherols, olive squalane, soy liposome, green tea extract, sweet almond oil, allantoin, cocoa butter, phenoxyethanol and ethyl hexyl glycerin and benzyl alcohol (preservatives).

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the company.. I pride myself in providing my readers with honest feedback of the products I am testing. I will not recommend something I would not use personally and/or professionally. Sending me product does not guarantee a review and I accept no monetary compensation for in exchange for positive reviews.

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