Monday, August 3, 2009

Coffeeberry - A Powerful Antioxidant

Before it was introduced, the REVALESKIN line of CoffeeBerry products was widely hyped by the media as the next best skin savior. The minute it became available, I had ordered the REVALESKIN CoffeeBerry Night Cream ($100) and the REVALESKIN CoffeeBerry Day Cream ($100), both containing 1% CoffeeBerry, a potent, natural antioxidant. You can read about the line at

Before you knew it, my dermatologist, who had pooh poohed carrying skin care products like Prevage MD, was selling REVALESKIN products. The world was onto something!

The night cream won an Allure Best of Beauty Award in the Best of Skin Night Cream category. All the magazines covered it as the next best thing to rejuvenate damaged skin, fight free radicals, protect against environmental damage, and reverse the signs of aging.

I liked the night cream, but I found the day cream to be a bit light for my ultra-dry skin. Now, the line has added a serum, which has a 1.5% concentration of CoffeeBerry. If 1% is good, 1.5% has to be better - right? Advertised as having the antioxidant benefits of its predecessors, the new Intensive Recovery Treatment is also supposed to help reduce redness and lead to a more even skin tone with Licorice Extract, and it contains peptides that are known to stimulate collagen. Although its list price is $130, I found this product on Amazon for $87.00 plus shipping. They seem to be running out at this price, so hurry if you want a deal that good. The next best price I found was $117 with free shipping.

I just started using the REVALESKIN Intensive Recovery Treatment, so time will tell - I'll let you know. The products all have a yukky green color, but the color disappears on application. They don't smell like coffee, but they do have an "odd" scent. Not off-putting, just different. It fades fast.

Have any of you tried CoffeeBerry? What do you think?

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Megan said...

I have used Coffee Berry and have had a pretty good experience with it. My doctor recommended it and I have used it for about 3 mos. I think my skin looks better.

Charlestongirl said...

Megan, a lot of people love it. See my newest posting (August 31) of a blog entry by Judy Steinberg. I am still testing the new serum. So far, it seems to work.