Back in March 2018, we reviewed the reVive dpl® IIa, a home light therapy device. It has continued to be one of our personal favorite skincare device for reducing signs of aging and acne. The Style Chicks Skincare Team is astounded at the efficacy of the device and how easy it is to use.
reVive is having an amazing 40% off sitewide starting Thursday, November 28th through the end of the day Tuesday, December 3rd, no promo code necessary. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, we wanted to bring you our review of this astounding device that delivers medi-spa level results in the convenience of your own home, and at a fraction of the price, especially with the amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, they will be offering. We also have added a few tips we picked up in the time we have been using it!
So let’s get to it!
As part of our Style Chicks Hair and Skin Care Series, we’re exploring the advantages of home light therapy for improving skin. LED light therapy builds collagen, reduces wrinkles, improves acne, fades discoloration and scars. A high-quality light therapy device is a worthwhile investment. We recently tried the reVive dpl® IIa – Professional Wrinkle Reduction and Acne Treatment Light Therapy, which is an FDA-cleared, OTC Class II medical device. It is a lightweight panel big enough to cover the entire face at once. It uses powerful LED diodes that emit safe light therapy that tackles acne and wrinkles while building collagen.
WHAT LIGHT THERAPY DOES FOR SKIN
Backed by numerous clinical studies, blue and red light therapy are both effective, pain-free, chemical-free, non-invasive way to improve the skin’s texture, tone, and firmness.
WHAT THE REVIVE dpl® IIa PANEL DOES
This device is for acne treatment and wrinkles. Today we focus primarily on the anti-wrinkle/anti-aging aspect of this device.
It reduces wrinkles by promoting collagen production. More collagen means stronger, more elastic skin with less sagging.
The device also improves skin tone, texture and reduces hyperpigmentation, which promotes the appearance of healthy, glowing, and youthful skin.
The reVive dpl® IIa is the only full-face professional light therapy devices with FDA clearance for in-home use.
THE REVIVE DPL® IIa SET INCLUDES:
- AC/DC power supply
- Instruction manual
- One year warranty
HOW DOES THE REVIVE DPL® IIa RATE?
As beauty bloggers, we’ve tried many at-home light therapy products. The reVive DPL® IIa is in a class by itself. This light is powerful and consistently even, and feels much more like an in-office caliber treatment than other commercially available light therapy devices we’ve tried.
The goggles say optional, but in my opinion, they are mandatory. The reason is that even with the goggles AND my eyes closed, I can still see the brightness of the light, just like a professional in-office IPL or light therapy treatment.
But I do like using these goggles, though, as they’re designed to fit just over the actual eye, exposing the maximum amount of orbital skin area for treatment. This allows dark circles, sagging upper lids and browbones, and the general orbital skin to get treatment, including crow’s feet.
The goggles are adjustable to be secure but comfortable.
FULL-FACE TREATMENT AT ONCE
This book-sized device covers your entire face (and much of throat) at once, making for faster and evener treatment.
DEEPLY SATURATED COLORED LIGHT
This device produces a powerful light! The whole wall behind you will be illuminated with color like a neon sign. Once you see that, other at-home light therapy devices pale in comparison. It’s not that other devices can’t deliver results, but if I’m going to spend the time and money do light therapy at home, I want a powerfully effective device.
MULTIPLE LIGHT THERAPY MODES
Choose the red or blue light setting, or use both at once.
RED LIGHT WRINKLE SETTING
RED LIGHT jump-starts tissue rejuvenation by increasing blood flow and collagen stimulation. Red light therapy significantly improves skin complexion, tone, and texture. It also reduces roughness, wrinkles, and fine lines. In clinical studies, Ultrasonographic tests show red light therapy increases collagen.
BLUE LIGHT ACNE SETTING
BLUE LIGHT is used to treat acne because it eliminates bacteria, reduces inflammation and redness, stabilizes oil glands, fades old and new scars and discoloration. This is especially helpful for adult acne, as the harsh drying methods we may have used as a teen are too rough on adult skin, especially wrinkling skin.
COMBO MODE: BOTH RED AND BLUE AT ONCE SETTING
Treat wrinkles and acne simultaneously with both red and blue light. This mode uses all of the colored light diodes for a super-powerful light therapy treatment. The combo works very effectively for wrinkles and maximizes light therapy based collagen production while fading discoloration and redness.
Interested in the expanded details on how these specific colors of light therapy work from a clinical view? Read our upcoming post covering all the need to know the science behind home light therapy.
EASE OF USE
It’s comfortable on the skin, there is no burning or any discomfort at all, it’s quite relaxing. The device opens like a book, and it’s easy to hold the device for treatment right on the face. It’s lightweight like a Kindle tablet and can be propped up if needed.
It beeps at every minute interval until the treatment is over and it shuts itself off.
TIP: Before a light therapy session, apply an SPF-free serum or moisturizer for maximum benefit. We love the When Revivifying line from When Beauty. This decadent three-product line (which we will be reviewing soon), contains Brown Algae Extract from Jeju Island in South Korea. Brown Algae is photo-reactive, so using it with the reVive dpl IIa amplifies the effects!
This device is a collagen-building lifesaver for those with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate Vitamin C serums or Retinol because it works without any irritation, redness or dryness.
The reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet are the hallmark of this light therapy device. My eleven lines appeared less deep and long even after a few uses. I find both eleven and smile lines look much smoother the day after I use the reVive DPL® IIa and my skin appears brighter.
I’m particularly happy with the ability to treat the eye area including crows feet, my undereye area gets a nice treatment of wrinkle reduction and lightening discoloration. The long-term ability to build collagen along the upper eyelid and browbone turns back time in a way that a topical eye cream alone cannot.
When I use the device at night before bed, my skin also has a lovely glow to it in the morning, I look more vibrant and awake, my skin tone seems more rosy and even.
Since using the device, I tend to use less foundation and concealer so the glow of my skin can shine through.
An outstanding addition to your at-home anti-aging arsenal, the reVive dpl® IIa – Professional Wrinkle Reduction and Acne Treatment Light Therapy provides powerful, professional quality results in an easy-to-use device that takes just minutes to use. This highly worthwhile investment treats face, throat, decolletage, and hands whenever you want.
This FDA-cleared, OTC Class II medical device is lightweight and covers the entire face at once for fast, even treatment. The three-light mode settings deliver precious collagen-building therapeutic light, which over the course of a few months, makes a meaningful difference in the strength, firmness, texture, and appearance of skin.
WHERE TO BUY IT
Find the reVive dpl® IIa – Professional Wrinkle Reduction and Acne Treatment Light Therapy at Revive
ABOUT THIS POST
reVive dpl® IIa was submitted to Style Chicks for consideration purposes. All opinions and experiences are 100% our own.