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Reviewed by Kim
I was asked by Truth in Aging to sample and review the Sevani Botanica C + Resveratrol Anti-Aging Elixir ($78 in the shop). It arrived in a simple brown glass bottle with an eye-dropper type of applicator with the rubber nib on top of the lid. Although it’s not really important to what’s inside, I found the color and writing on the label, which had an old-fashioned “alchemy” design, to be charming. The label also lists right on the front that this particular elixir also contains “goji + msm + acai.”
Some other very interesting ingredients stood out for me: olive fruit oil and Tremella mushrooms. A little internet search reveals that according to Chinese legend, Tremella caused one woman to be so beautiful she caused a Chinese revolution. Sounds like my kind of secret ingredient! There’s also green tea extract, along with the goji, acai, and others – I was impressed with the number of antioxidants present. Obviously with a name like “C + Resveratrol” you can guess it has resveratrol in it as well – though I prefer to get mine from red wine.
I’m very sensitive to smells and generally don’t like products on my face to have any scent at all, if possible. I discovered that Sevani Anti-Aging Elixir had a very pleasant (and very light) tangerine scent. It was really very nice and refreshing.
During my trial period, I applied it in place of my regular iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ ($78). The elixir itself was nice upon application as it felt creamier than a serum and left a nice moist base to use under moisturizer.
Overall, I was pleased with this product, and I found it had a nice, dewy glow when applied to my skin. I did not feel like it had a big effect on evening out skin tone or diminishing the appearance of wrinkles; however, I felt it gave me such a youthful glow that it was definitely worth adding this to my repertoire. It’s also important to note (for some people) that Sevani’s Anti-Aging Elixir has many certified organic ingredients as well as being vegan, chemical free and cruelty free. The brand has certainly put a lot of thought and effort into making this product, and I was very pleased to have tried it. If you are looking for a serum with resveratrol and a large variety of antioxidant ingredients in a chemical-free formula, I would recommend you try this product for yourself.
Please note the ingredients in this product have changed; the up-to-date ingredients are as follows: *Aloe Vera Juice, *Olive Fruit Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, *Green Tea Leaf Extract, Acetyl Octapeptide, Glycosaminoglycans, Veg. Glycerin, Olive Squalane, Ergothioneine (Shiitake Mushroom), L-Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Comfrey Extract, Biosaccharide Gum, MSM, Tremella Hyaluronic Extract, *Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Red Mandarin Oil, Resveratrol, Extracts of *Pomegranate, *Amalaki (Gooseberry), *Acai Fruit, *Goji Berry, *Sea Buckthorn Berry
Original Ingredients: *Aloe Vera Juice, *Olive Fruit Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, *Green Tea Leaf Extract, Acetyl Octapeptide, Glycosaminoglycans, Veg. Glycerin, Olive Squalane, Ergothioneine (Shiitake Mushroom), Sodium Ascorbate (Stable Vit. C), Comfrey Extract, Biosaccharide Gum, MSM, Tremella Hyaluronic Extract, Red Mandarin, *Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Organic Preservative), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (From Olives), Xanthan Gum, Resveratrol, Extracts of *Pomegranate, *Amalaki (Gooseberry), *Acai Fruit, *Goji Berry, *Sea Buckthorn Berry, Essential Oils