Revision Skincare Revox Line Relaxer Review | Good + Good
When I got my hands on the Revox Line Relaxer ($145) — one tool in an arsenal of skin aging products from Revision Skincare — I couldn’t wait to use it on my mature complexion. After all, the research behind it practically screams, “You’ll get results!” and it’s pretty hard to resist.
Revox is intended to target expression lines and reduce wrinkles. Its key ingredient, acetyl hexapeptide-8, relaxes muscle contractions in the same way as injectable wrinkle reducers, earning the formula a reputation as “Botox in a bottle” among beauticians. Clinical studies conducted by the brand show that 97% of users reported a significant improvement in expression and wrinkles under the eyes within 15 minutes of application, and after eight weeks of use, these same wrinkles were reduced by 29%. Thus, the product fills in the lines for immediate results, but over time it improves the overall appearance of the skin with lasting results.
Since, I thought, bring it on!
Revox’s packaging resembles a black highlighter in both shape and size, so it takes up minimal space in a drawer, purse or cosmetic bag. Removing the cap exposes the oval titanium applicator which is cool to the touch and allows for ultra-targeted application. Squeeze the pump and the applicator fills with serum. The first time I used Revox, the applicator glided on my skin wonderfully, but I wasn’t sure how much serum was deposited, so I used my finger to work the product into my creases.
I quickly realized that one pump provided more than enough coverage for my entire face. It took longer than my usual serum to dry – it stayed tacky for about two minutes – but I didn’t care because I could actually feel the Revox tightening and firming my skin. There was a slight cooling sensation, which felt like pure luxury, and after applying my daily moisturizer, I noticed that my skin immediately looked plumper than usual. It instantly seemed to sag less, and I felt confident and hopeful about what the formula could do over time.
Over the next few weeks, I faithfully applied Revox every morning and continued to notice smoother skin with fewer fine lines. While reading about the product, I discovered that it was originally designed to be combined with a neuromodulator, in other words, to supplement the results of injections like Botox. The injectables do the heavy lifting and the Revox fills in what’s left.
In the interest of science, I decided to test this theory. A little Botox around the corners of my eyes left me with some residual fine lines, so I focused the product on those spots. And that’s where it really shone: it tightened the crepe skin in the area, giving it some weight, and added an extra plumping element with hyaluronic acid. While the results are subtle when Revox is used alone, in combination with Botox it’s a powerhouse.
After four weeks of use, I see a smoother face staring at me every time I look in the mirror. And whether you choose to pair Revox with injectables or not, this product delivers on its promise of relaxation.
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