Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DeVita High Performance Glycolic Acid Blend Review

I'm on a DeVita roll!  I actually only have three of this company's products right now and this is the lastest and last one for now.  I love glycolic, lactic and alpha hydroxy (AHA) acids.  They actually help my skin, unlike salicylic acid (and tea tree) which just irritate it.  I was on the hunt for a glycolic acid serum and stumbled upon this at Big Carrot while looking for their sunscreen.

Claim: From Caterpillar to Butterfly... Reveal your inner beauty with our natural Glycolic Acid Blend formula. Glycolic acids have long been shown as the best anti aging results to promote rapid change in rough, listless skin by encouraging the rate of cellular turnover which can bring the appearance of smoother, younger looking skin, reduced pore size, and gives a blushed, healthy glow. Assists in minimizing break-outs, and milia, reduces the appearance of fine lines, deeper wrinkles and darkened areas on the face. Our exclusive formula uses the latest in gel technology featuring our all-natural source of fruit acid blend imported from Italy. So be beautiful, butterfly!
DeVita skin care products are 100 percent Vegan and Paraben Free. They are considered Gluten Sensitive Safe and never contain GMO's. DeVita products are never tested on animals (only humans!).

It's true, glycolic acid (or any acid) speeds up cell renewal to promote smoother and younger skin while reducing wrinkles and pore size.  Pore size cannot be changed, however, it can temporarily appear smaller.  I truly enjoy this product as well, it's another winner and holy grail item for me from DeVita.  It helps slough off dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of wrinkles (not that I have many yet, but they appear less obvious or my skin looks plumper lol), reduce acne and just leave my skin feeling and looking radiant and soft.  I love the pump on it, I'm a fan of pumps, but hate the cap.  The cap doesn't stay on which means it'll come off when I travel. It comes in a dark glass bottle, glass sucks for traveling, but acids should be in glass jars (not that this one is ridiculously potent). 

1 - 2 pumps is all you need for your face and neck, probably 1 more pump for your chest.  It tingles a bit when I first put it on, which I actually like because it makes me feel that it's working.  I used it for 10 days straight and now use it only a couple of times a week for maintenance.  When you get glycolic creams, serums, peels, etc, you're asked to build tolerance to the acid first.  This means, you start off with a low percentage and build your way up until your skin can handle stronger percentages of acid.  I highly recommend this product and will be repurchasing.  It's still pretty full though, so I can't imagine I'll be repurchasing soon (which is awesome).

I can't remember how much it was exactly so I'll say between $40 and $50 CAN for 50ml.  Check out www.devitaskincare.com for more information.  Can be purchased at The Big Carrot www.thebigcarrot.ca.

What's your 'can't live without' serum?  Have you tried this one?

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (certified organic aloe vera gel), De-ionized water, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea) leaf extract, Lactic acid (natural fruit acid), Maleic acid (natural fruit acid), Glycolic acid (natural fruit acid), Allantoin, Chitin (mushroom sourced), Zinc stearate, Panthenol (vitamin B5), Silybum marianum (St. Mary's Thistle), Hydroxymethylcellulose, Squalane (olive), Sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Lecithin phospholipid. Ingredient labeling adheres to international INCI standards.


  1. ooh im really thinking of trying this one! I was wanting to try an AHA one, so was considering REN or Liquid gold, but this is a bit cheaper to try :P
    Thanks for the review! :)

    subscribing ... :)

    1. Do it! and then let me know how you like it :) It's really great, I'm still enjoying it.

      Thanks for subscribing :)

  2. Love this review! Just subscribed and found this on one of your other posts. I have never heard of glycolic acid before but this is very intriguing! If you ever get breakouts, how quickly does this clear them up? I find that salicylic acid clears up my little acne breakouts literally overnight, but I want to find a better alternative.

    1. Thank you for the comment and subscribing :). Salicylic is the best for acne, but I can't use it. Glycolic takes a couple of days to clear up acne breakouts, it's definitely not as quick as salicylic. Xo

  3. Did it work for milia? If you had any. (:

    1. I get a little bit under my eyes, it definitely helped smooth them out. Perhaps you can get a sample first?


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