Friday, December 2, 2016

Reviv Hair Placode Booster Serum (product review)

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I was very impressed to receive such a nicely wrapped sample product.  I was impressed with the packaging, inside of my lovely box was a neatly black tissue wrapped box, filled with 5 vials of Reviv Serum along with a rubber syringe (sans/no needle--only used to express the serum from the vial) and instructions.
For some who are fearful of syringes, many would believe they would have to inject themselves, but this product has a rubber syringe which contains "no needle" and you squirt the product on as directed using a certain amount.

My hair and skin are dry so, I wanted to try this product out.  I own a company (Salon Rx) which assists men, children and women with medical hair loss due to Alopecia, scalp trauma, environment, Cancer, etc. So, I want to make sure my clients are receiving the very best products that deal with wellness and health and are non-harmful nor irritating.

I was surprised when I noticed that a couple ingredients in the product turned out to have a bad review...the ingredients are:

Acrylates and C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.  The products include a very low dosage of acylate yet it still bothered me that the company didn't try to use a more natural alternative. 
Many folks do not look at the ingredient listing and will only seek out the best pricing and possibly a friend referral.  In this case, I had neither to go off of and I wanted to try and find out about these ingredients since I could barely pronounce them upon first looking.  When you have to enunciate each syllable, then you know you should use the internet for research.

With that I chose not to sample the product, although it probably won't be a long-term use if the product does create thicker hair and improves the skin, I decided it's not the product for me.

Please view the website for more information and see the numerous video testimonies on YouTube by other Brand Influencers.

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 Placode: embryonic structures that give rise to structures such as hair follicles, feathers, and teeth

Oligopeptide (54): synthetic peptide composed of 12 amino acids

Alcohol Denat: methylated spirits  (added with fatty liquids it isn't drying)

Decapeptide (8 & 10): a polypeptide (as angiotensin I) that consists of a chain of 10 amino acids

Niacinamide: a conversion of the vitamin B complex

PEG/PPG (20/23): is used as an Emulsion stabilizer    

Dimethicone: A silicone used to assist in storage of cosmetics and personal care products

**Acrylates:  typically found in cosmetic nail preparations. **Government regulations and occupational studies have linked ethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate to cancer. The International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classify ethyl acrylate as a possible human carcinogen.[15,16] - See more at:

**C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer: an excellent thickening and emulsifying agent and are capable of providing flow and clarity to gel systems. ** Accordingly, these Acrylate Copolymers are considered safe for use in cosmetic formulations when formulated to avoid irritation.

Sodium Acrylates Copolymer: used as a moisturizing agent       

Lecithin:  a fatty acid used as an emulsifier and to prevent sticking. Lecithin is a naturally occurring lipid found in both plants and animals.

Caffeine: a stimulant

Panthenol: Provitamin B5 (synonyms: D-pantothenyl alcohol, pantothenol, dexpanthenol) is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Activity 75%. pH 8-9. Stabilized & preserved with 1% D-pantolactone. Clear viscous liquid, no or faint odor. Soluble in water & alcohol, not in oils. Penetrates readily into skin & hair. Has good moisturizing & softening properties. Has been shown to improve the appearance of irritated skin and is often used as the rejuvenating agent. 

Triethanolamine: used as an emulsifier

Please view the website for more information and see the numerous video testimonies on YouTube by other Brand Influencers.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your evaluation of RevivHair Placode Booster Serum. A reminder that simple "acrylates" (used in nail preparation) are very different than "Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer", the polymer/gelling agent in Placode Booster Serum. In chemistry, an "acrylated polymer" ("Carbomer") is not the same at all as something like acrylic in nail polish, and should not be confused as such.

    The gelling agent we use in the serum is used in a very wide variety of products worldwide, including cosmetics, shampoo, chewable tablets, suppositories, cough syrup, etc.

    While its raw form, a powder, can cause skin irritation and respiratory issues, once it is dissolved into its usable form, it is consummately safe and effective.

    Here's a good article on that product, made by Lubrizol:

    Thanks again for the post!

    Vance Nesbitt
    Reviv Serums, Director of Lotions and Potions
    San Francisco