I have been using the same night cream for the last 6 months and I have really been enjoying it. I figured if I have been using it this long and still like it, I should probably share it with all of you. I use Reviva Labs, Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin C Ester and DMAE Cream, which I realize is quite a mouthful, but I pretty much like everything about it. I feel like that is a bold statement, but it hasn’t disappointed me yet. It could be a bit thicker, when I have some dry patches or flakey skin, from an acne scar, that I most likely picked at, sorry if that’s gross, but I’m human. However that is normally my own doing and not the creams fault that it can’t fix it, anyway besides that it normally does exactly what I expect it to do.
I realized I just complained that it could be thicker, but I actually like the consistency of this cream, it is just thick enough for night time, but light enough that I can, and have, used a very thin layer of it in the morning in lieu of a day cream, if I have run out, or if my face is feeling a bit dull and dry in the morning and it needs a little pick me up.
The cream is an antioxidant; this is the alpha lipoic acid, which helps to prevent future damage, as well as to treat past damage. I can definitely see this in regards to my acne scars. It also contains DMAE which helps to firm and tone skin.
I buy my cream on, surprise surprise, Vitacost. I buy most all of my skin and body care products there. I find that they have the best deals and everything ships out very quickly; I think I have gotten every order I have placed within a week or less. The only hitch is that you only get free shipping if you spend fifty dollars or more. I normally don’t have a problem finding enough stuff to fill up my cart to reach that amount, but my bank account might have a bit of a problem with it. Besides that I couldn’t be a bigger advocate for their site.
I have recently become interested in the zero waste lifestyle. I just started looking into this lifestyle about a month ago when I saw a video on Refinery29 with Lauren Singer. I then proceeded to internet/YouTube stalk her life, as one does. I then found Bea Johnson and her family, who were Lauren’s inspiration. I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, featuring Bea and was inspired to start, with baby steps I must add, to become more conscious about the waste I produce in my life and the harm that it causes. I found myself making small changes to eliminate and reduce the amount of trash that I create and one of those ways is to use a glass water bottle, or reusable bottles in general.
Glass bottles are a natural choice for a cleaner and purer taste
Glass bottles are also 100% recyclable, which is great compared to some other plastic or metal bottles that cannot be fully recycled or recycled at all.
Glass is a better choice than metal or plastic because there is never a fear of chemical contamination leaching into our drinks
Glass is also much easier to clean and environmentally sound since it does not contribute to trash in our landfills.
Using a glass water bottle for water, or taking a mason jar with you to fill up with coffee or tea at your favorite local spot or any type of beverage really will save you both time and money in the long run. You can also feel good about helping the environment out as well.
I plan to slowly but surely make small changes in my everyday life to stop creating waste and contributing to landfills with unwanted trash. I think that this lifestyle seems hard, but if we take it one day at a time, one change at a time and think of all the good that you are doing by making these changes, it makes the transition much easier. I am not saying I will ever get my trash production down to as low as the women I mentioned above, but I think that striving to be better everyday and produce less trash is a great start.
I will be documenting my journey on my blog and sharing my small changes with you and hopefully inspires a few of you to start making these changes with me.
“The earth is what we all have in common” – Wendell Berry