Our Rating: 5 stars

I can think of at least three reasons why Sevani’s Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Crème ($68 in the shop) is an unusual product. It is a moisturizer and skin brightener at the same time; it really, really is all natural; it has nothing nasty, nothing at all… it is so non-nasty that it’s preservative is made from radish root. Oh, and it works too – brightening the skin without being at all drying, and controlling oil and breakouts.

My 50-something skin – I used it on my hands, which needed some hydrating and, at summer’s end, something to even skin tone – responded really well. I liked the way it made my hands feel softer and look smoother. Personally, I like the lemony smell, but it is distinct.

Now I come to think about it, this would be perfect 30-something product. As I mentioned in my post the other day, responding to a reader in her 30s with “dull” skin and an oily T-zone, a good glycolic/AHA exfoliator would have a two-fold benefit of brightening the skin and controlling the oily skin.  At any age, it is hard to find a moisturizer for skin that is prone to breaking out – Sevani’s Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Crème could be it.

In addition to the sugars and fruit acids, responsible for the gentle exfoliating action (and the citrusy smell), there are brighteners in the form of willow bark and licorice.

I like that the hyaluronic acid – a principle hydrator, along with the olive and sunflower oils – comes from mushroom. There are absolutely no synthetics here. Antioxidants are plant derivatives of bilberry, cactus pear, green and red tea.

What I really like, though, is Sevani’s meticulous attention to detail when it comes to choosing their ingredients and formulating them. This is a brand that we’ll be getting to know more of.

Ingredients: *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, *Olive Fruit Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Bilberry Fruit Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (Olive derived), Olive Squalane, Argan Nut Oil, Veg. Glycerin, *Leuconostoc (Radish Root), Ferment Filtrate, Willow Bark Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Opuntia Ficus Indica Extract, *Green Tea Leaf Extract, Tremella Hyaluronic (Mushroom derived) Extract, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris, Kukui Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, *Rose Damascene (Bulgarian Rose) Extract, *Neem Leaf Extract, *Sacred Lotus Extract, *Red Tea Leaf Extract, *Neroli (Orange) Blossom Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Lemon Peel Oil *Certified Organic