A few months ago, I was sent some SVR products to trial and as they are anti-aging and pigmentation fighting formulas, I wanted to give them a real three-month test. My full reviews are below.
If you haven’t heard of SVR, it is a French pharmacy brand with 55 years of family history. Founded in 1962 by husband and wife pharmacists, the brand remains in the family today with their grandson at the helm. Prescribed by dermatologists in 45 countries, the brand holds some serious skincare clout. The range comprises 11 ranges (available in SA) to target every possible skincare complaint.
I’ve been struggling with some post-pregnancy pigmentation, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. To target both issues, they sent me four products from two ranges.
Their dark-spot fighting range is called Clairial, and I was sent 2 of the 4 products: The Complete Corrector Anti-Dark Spot Radiance Serum (R655) is a daily serum that contains a patented depigmenting formula and Vitamin C to target stubborn dark spots, as well as hyaluronic acid to combat any dryness.
My favourite product is the Clairial Anti-Brown Spot Radiance Depigmenting Accelerator Peel (R625). It is possibly the best pigmentation treatment I’ve ever used. Besides the depigmenting complex, the main active is citric acid, which gently exfoliates the skin. You can only apply it every second night, as you don’t want to overwhelm the skin. I noticed a marked improvement in 14 days, and the results have kept improving. Obviously fighting pigmentation is a long process, so as you get rid of surface spots, the ones underneath come to the surface. But this has consistently lightened any dark marks (see before and after above).
I was thankfully just as impressed with Liftiane, their anti-aging range. I was sent the Liftiane Anti-Wrinkle and Firmness Fill-In Care Crème (R510) and Liftiane Eye and Lip Contour (R415) to tackle my eye area. Both of the formulas contain high levels of resveratrol (a potent anti-oxidant) to protect the skin from further aging, and two different molecular weight hyaluronic acids to plump and fill any fine lines. Both delivered noticeable results in a matter of weeks, and after two months of daily use, my complexion is far plumper and my skin texture more even and glowy.
I realise that these are not exactly drug store prices, BUT they deliver the same results as many ‘salon only’ brands, making SVR a perfect option for those of you who want to venture into the world of serious skincare.