I am perplexed by Sevani’s Advanced Complexion Corrector ($39 for 2oz in the TIA shop
). But in a good way: I can’t figure out how it works so well. A complexion corrector has its work cut out with me, I have color, rosacea prone skin that sees red and makes me look like Mrs Angry even when I am totally relaxed. I’ve been testing Sevani’s for weeks now and it works every time and is incredibly better than almost anything I have ever tried.
Although it’s comparing apples and pears, I have to say that the only other thing that has worked as well for me is E’shee’s serum
. It is much more expensive ($179), but it must be appreciated that it is also providing a high quality anti-aging growth factor (hence, the apples and pears). However, if you are in need of something to correct red, flushed skin and perhaps even take down some broken capillaries, then Sevani’s Advanced Complexion Corrector is one of the bargains of the year.
Complexion Corrector is a light spray. Sevani’s founder, Sheryl Gibbs, told me that she avoided formulating it as a cream so that users wouldn’t have to layer on yet another product. This is a welcome decision as far as I am concerned. I apply it to a clean face before anything else (I simply spray a little into a cupped palm and then dab with my finger). Within a few moments, rosy cheeks look calmer and with daily use over about six weeks, the effect is definitely cumulative.
The deceptively simple formula is dominated by soothing aloe juice and willow bark
, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant, as well as a source of salicilin, flavonoids, and tannins. Panthenol
(a vitamin B) reduces itching and inflammation, while another B, niancinamide
, has been shown in studies to reduce rosacea. Licorice
is another useful ingredient - the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
reported that licorice is an effective treatment for rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and drug-induced skin eruptions.
Sevani is ever mindful of our anti-aging needs and has added in some botanical antioxidants in the form of lotus and rooibos extracts. The scent is a barely discernible rose.
An added bonus as we enter summer is that I have found that Sevani’s Advanced Complexion Corrector is a stellar soother of insect bites!
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), *Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Niacinimide (Vitamin B3), *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Rose (Rose Damascene) Extract, *Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, *Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, *Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Tea Leaf Extract, *Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Extract