Most people try to get rid of blemishes by “degreasing” and “drying” with products from harsh soaps to antibiotics. Reviva Labs has always known that intense drying of the skin has only a short-term benefit, and is counterintuitive in the long term. It becomes a vicious cycle: temporary improvement, problem reoccurs, intense drying procedure repeats, sebum gets trapped in the pores…and so it goes. Intense drying removes too much oil and overstimulates the sebaceous (oil) glands, causing them to pump up oil to replace the excessive amount removed. The result: clogged pores and blemishes. We’ve put an end to this vicious cycle with our oily and blemished skin treatments, which treat skin gently to normalize the skin, slowly…as opposed to drying quickly. This gentle process will help remove blemishes, but will also help keep skin healthy.