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Sevani Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser- reviewed and recommended

Our Rating: 5 stars

Pros

Cleanses and brightens with AHAs and antioxidants

Cons

Very sensitive skin may be AHA intolerant
July 18, 2012 Reviewed by admin 5 Comments
An absolute pleasure to use

Finding the right facial cleanser (that is, one that cleanses without dehydrating) has always been a challenge for me. Living Nature’s fabulously soothing Vitalising Cleanser was the lone exception – until now. Sevani Botanica creates chemical free – and effective – anti-aging skincare products that have received lots of love from Marta as well as members of the Truth in Aging community. I recently had the chance to test Sevani’s Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser ($39/4oz in the shop) – and now I get it. This product was an absolute pleasure to use! The first time I applied the creamy cleanser, while in the shower, I was immediately struck by the citrusy aroma. It smelled as if I were actually peeling an orange. This comes courtesy of orange fruit and lemon extracts.

Of course it gets better. The cleanser did a great job of removing oil and makeup. However, I did follow up with a toner, as recommended, to remove any stubborn residue. Afterward, my combination skin looked and felt soft and smooth. Since using the cleanser, I’ve also seen a noticeable reduction in the hormonal breakouts my 30-something skin sometimes gets. I could attribute this to anti-inflammatories, such as willow bark extract (which contains salicylic acid) and gotu kola extract. The formula also contains potent antioxidants algae extract, pomegranate extract, and red tea leaf extract. Furthermore, the high vitamin C content helps fight free radicals and promotes collagen production.

As a bonus, this product multitasks as a face mask, which makes sense since it contains a good amount of fruit acids (alpha hydroxy acids). The directions are to use twice weekly by massaging the product onto cleansed skin and letting it absorb from 15 to 20 minutes. I put this to the test and found that my skin actually did look brighter afterward yet not quite as hydrated as when I used the product as a cleanser. Which is probably why the directions do say to complete the regimen with moisturizer.

Overall, I was pleased enough with this product to want to create a permanent place for it in my bathroom cabinet.

Ingredients in Sevani Ageless Radiance Refining AHA Cleanser: *Aloe Vera Juice, Avocado Oil, Argan Nut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Derived), Bilberry Fruit Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Extract, Olive Fruit Oil, Willow Bark Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, *Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Preservative), Indian Fig Flower Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Palm Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Mandarin Essential Oil, *Amla Extract, *Gojiberry fruit Extract, *Acai Fruit Extract, *Pomegranate Extract, *Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, *Bulgarian Rose Extract, *Neroli Blossom Extract,*Neem Leaf Extract, *Sacred Lotus Flower Extract, *Rooibos Tea Leaf Extract

*Certified Organic

Editor's note: Sevani Ageless Radiance AHA Cleanser's ingredients have changed slighty; below is the most up-to-date ingredient list:

*Aloe Vera Juice, Avocado Oil, Argan Nut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Derived), Bilberry Fruit Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Extract, Olive Fruit Oil, Willow Bark Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, *Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Indian Fig Flower Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Palm Stearic Acid, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Red Mandarin Oil, *Amla Extract, *Goji Berry fruit Extract, *Acai Fruit Extract, *Pomegranate Extract, *Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, *Rose Extract, *Neroli Blossom Extract, *Neem Leaf Extract, *Sacred Lotus Flower Extract, *Rooibos Tea Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate

*Certified Organic

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  • April 3, 2013

    by laurel

    Just saw Ageless Radiance from Sevani reviewed (very positively) in my new issue of InStyle magazine and when I googled the cleanser, it led me here! Your review was so informative - and I have to say - I'm so glad I tried this awesome cleanser. Now, I just saw Sevani has a few other products here too - off to check out how you all felt about them.

  • July 27, 2012

    by Stacy L

    This is truly the best cleanser I ever used. Used to be weary of creamy cleansers but this is not too thick, smells like heaven and doesn't leave the skin tight and dry feeling. I use the rose toner after and then rapid renewal cream and i have had so many comment that my skin is radiant. I personally use it as a mask when in the shower because i think the steam opens the pores more and I like the results. I never looked forward to cleansing my face at night until this cleanser, now I am more inclined to. It helps that it also dissolves makeup well. Great products.

  • July 26, 2012

    by ValerieB

    Kara, great to hear!

  • July 24, 2012

    by Kara

    I noticed the same thing about my hormonal breakouts since using the Ageless Radiance cleanser from Sevani. Definitely a Big thumbs up from this user! Love using it as a face mask too - and the fact that it's vegan, cruelty free, and they support animal rescue organizations w/profits was a huge bonus to me too.

  • July 19, 2012

    by Marta

    Thanks for the review Valerie, this sounds great and I love the idea of it doubling as a mask. I shall be trying it out myself.

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