More Effective Answer to Fading Age Spots or Skin Discoloration

Picture of Stephen Strassler, President of Reviva Labs
Stephen Strassler
Stephen Strassler, president of Reviva Labs, Inc. and respected skin-care authority, has been a innovator and trendsetter in the skin care field. One of his achievements is this very successful treatment for dark spots or discoloration on either Caucasian or African American skin.

Here are some of his remarks about what Reviva products can do for this skin problem.


Question: Before you explain the need for separate day and night "fade creams", please explain why your Brown Spot Night Cream is different than other fade creams on the market.

Strassler: The major advantage is our cream's natural base. As mentioned before, deep absorption is necessary. Other fade creams contain mineral oil as the base; and mineral oil does not aid absorption.

Our base is pure, refined vegetable oils --- which do aid absorption. And, the base also helps fight against sensitivity.

Question: Now, why a separate day cream? And what about your new addition of sunscreen to this product?

Strassler: Our night cream contains 2% hydroquinone, the maximum amount of this standard bleaching agent that can legally be sold without prescription. But we don't recommend this strength of hydroquinone be exposed to daylight. There seems to be a sensitivity to the latter among individuals; particularly those with darker skins.

Our now Day Cream does not have as strong a "fade" action as the Night Cream but can definitely lessen the time it takes to fade dark spots; and is safe to use during daytime.

Then, there's another very important point. In addition to exfoliation, another key to fading dark spots is protecting those areas from the sun. For our previous daytime formula, we suggested adding a sunscreen cream over it. But NOW we've added SPF#15 sunscreen agents---so an additional sunscreen is unnecessary.

The technical explanation is that the sun increases melanin production, which is the pigment that darkens your skin. Suppressing melanin production is the objective of the lightening creams. So without sun protection during the day, you're offsetting the good the fade creams do.

Question: You also produce a spot lightener, for the body --- Skin Lightener Body Lotion? Details, please.

Strassler: Now that we've dug deeper into the problem of lightening dark spots, many women have asked for a more economical answer to treating larger areas of the body. For example, dark spots or freckles on the upper chest, uneven skin tone or discoloration on the elbows, knees, ankles, and spots on the hands. If one were to cover all these areas with our one-ounce jar of Brown Spot Night Cream, most users would probably give up treatment after a while because it would cost too much to continue use until results were visible.

But now we've been able to formulate a more economical body lotion in an eight-ounce bottle with the proven-effective two percent Hydroquinone (for use at night). In our 8-oz. Skin Lightener Body Lotion, (Item # 584) the user receives about five and one-half times more for far less than the cost of two cream jars. This means that more folks will now be able to afford to lighten the larger body areas that have a discoloration problem.

Brown Spot Night Cream
                Item # 579


In Lightening
or Diminishing Brown Spots,
Sun Protection is Vital!

No matter how good the skin-lightening cream, the cream's effects will be negated if the spot areas continue to be exposed to the sun.

And not only when you're sunbathing on the beach or at the pool! Dermatologists agree that you need protection whenever you're outdoors; and that a sun-protective moisturizer is important every day.

skin-lightening cream
Item# 581

Reviva's Sun Protective Moisturizer-with SPF#25

For example, men and women who are driving their cars frequently during the day, will get more brown spots on their left hand or left side of the face than the right side. This is because the driver's left side is more exposed to the sun.

So, men and women, if you are using only Reviva's Nighttime Brown Spot Cream on face and hands, use Reviva's Sun Protective Moisturizer-with SPF#25-on those spot areas during the day.

Of course, if in addition to our Night Cream you are using Reviva's special-formula Skin Lightener Day Cream #581 (to speed results), you don't need extra sun-protective moisturizer. SPF#15 sunscreen is built into our Lightener Day Cream.

The Importance of Exfoliation
in Skin Lightening...

The problem with lightening age spots or discoloration has been that the lightening ingredients are not easily absorbed; they often don't get past the accumulated outer layer of dead cells. Thus, they don't reach the level of the epidermis which can affect melanin pigmentation.

However, Reviva offers one of the leading natural exfoliants on the market to remove dead skin cells... our Light Skin Peel#107.

So, if you want a truly efficient way to lighten age spots, you should use Light Skin Peel at least once a week---and Glycolic Acid Night Cream #381 under Brown Spot Cream each evening to aid exfoliation and help the fade cream reach its target.

Light Skin Peel Item#107.
Item# 107

Renaissance Cream


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