My Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel came in a Birchbox quite a few months back now. Since then I've been using it on and off. I go through spells of applying it religiously and then just forgetting to bother. When I remember again, I get into the mood to test it for a review. But a few days later you can guarantee I've forgotten all about it.
Now I'm nearing the end of this sample, I figured it was the right time to write this review. Even though I'm not really too sure what to say about it! Sounds ominous, I know.
As you can see from the description on the tube, this body gel aims to eliminate toxins, even-out skin tone and texture, while maintaing healthy circulation. Now honestly, I don't even know how a product can help with circulation, nor do I have the foggiest idea if it's true or not. Eliminating toxins sounds fabulous but I certainly didn't feel any difference using this. Even skin tone is hard to measure for me. The only place I feel my uneven skin tone shows is on my face. But I've already got the Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator Serum on the job for that one. Having said all this, I read that the Revive Body Gel can be good with cellulite when it comes to it's toning claims. Therefore I figured I would use this just like I used the Anatomy Nutrients Body Oil, in the hope that it would disguise those awkward areas at the top back of my legs.
It was pleasant enough to use. The translucent gel absorbed quickly into the skin and didn't leave any greasy or sticky residue.
But similarly to the oil, I really don't see that much difference. If I was going to push myself I'd say that it made the areas marginally less noticeable, but honestly I wouldn't it come across as me recommending this product to solve your cellulite issues, if you have any. It's really not going too. I don't think any product will. However I believe the claim that there are products out there to help, I just don't see that much of a change with this.
I know how well respected Aromatherapy Associates products are, so I really wanted this to be a miracle product for me. But unfortunately it just didn't make my heart sing.
Aromatherapy Revive Body Gel - £31 from Birchbox