A month ago I was holidaying in Turkey and Greece, enjoying the European summer and soaking up the sun. Being a beauty writer, I’m well aware of the dangers overexposure to UV rays can cause, so I was militant about protecting my skin with the appropriate products. When I wasn’t swimming, I was wearing my wide-brimmed hat for extra protection (not only for my face, but for my hair and scalp too).

And yet, every evening when I got out the shower and began applying my moisturiser, I noticed how my pigmentation marks were getting more and more pronounced. I snapped this selfie (below) at the end of the holidays and was shocked at just how visible my pigmentation had become, especially on the top of my cheekbones and on my forehead.

Pigmentation before 8

When I got back to SA, I knew I had to implement a skincare regime that included a comprehensive range of products aimed at minimizing dark spots and pigmentation. Also, winter really is the BEST time to tackle pigmentation (in the hotter months, you want to PREVENT it) as we tend to spend less time outside and the sun’s rays are not as powerful.

A few months prior, I had received the SVR CLAIRIAL range of products that treats discolouration with proven efficacy. I also liked that the range is gentle, contains no allergens or parabens and is safe to use on even sensitive skin types.

The key ingredient in all the products is LUMIWHITE + a depigmenting complex that prevents the increase of pigmentation by blocking the activation pathways of melanin synthesis.

SVR CLAIRIAL SERUM (R655)

SVR CLAIRIAL serum 8

When I first tried this, I was quite taken aback with the unique texture that’s very lightweight and quite runny, but absorbs in seconds. It’s quite innovative in that it’s ultra fine texture is loaded with liquid crystals for extended moisturisation. It has an allergen-free fragrance, so can be used on even the most sensitive skin types.

SVR Clairial serum nozzle

The formula has an 8% depigmenting complex that reduces and dissolves all types of brown spots while preventing their reappearance. There’s also 2% stabilized vitamin C that activates radiance and helps even out the complexion, and a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid that boosts moisture content in the skin. A soft focus bio-snow has been added to immediately smoothe the skin and blur brown spots and colour irregularities. I use mine morning and evening on clean skin before I apply any moisturiser. The dropper tube attached to the serums nozzle (pic above) delivers just the right amount of product needed. To use, you simply hold the tube upright and gentle squeeze to release four doses of the serum.

SVR CLAIRIAL CRÈME 10 (R530)

SVR Clairial Creme 10

This lightweight moisturiser can be used both day and evening and works to minimise pigmentation and dark spots. It has a very light, non-greasy texture and works synergistically with all the product in the range. Because this is a fluid, very dry skin types may need another, more hydrating moisturiser, and I’d recommend the SVR Liftiane Creme Rich (480) – Read more about it HERE

SVR CLAIRIAL PEEL (R625)

My favourite product from the range is the peel, which is essentially an exfoliating night cream. Along with the LUMIWHITE complex that tackles pigmentation, there is also 10% citric acid, 20% highly concentrated pure glycolic acid and 5% optimised vitamin C. Together, all these ingredients work to de pigment, smooth and refine the skin’s texture.

I use it three times a week on my face, neck and decolletage (not forgetting the back of my hands) after cleansing, in the evening. I then apply the CLAIRIAL CRÈME 10 moisturiser over, but again, if your skin is on the drier side, rather opt for the SVR Liftiane Creme Rich (480). Just a word of caution; It’s best to use any retexturizing products such as peels with glycolic acid and retinoids in the evening, as they make the skin sun sensitive. You will also need to use a sunscreen during the day (but you do that anyway, don’t you?)

SVR CLAIRIAL CC CRÈME (R475)

SVR Clairial CC cream

I do like a CC (colour correcting) cream and was excited to try this one. Again, the formula contains the LUMIWHITE + complex and also has a SPF 50 and offers comprehensive UVA/UVB protection against photo-ageing. The formula is quite dense, and if the ‘Beige’ colour (the only tone currently available in the range) suits your skin, this can easily replace your foundation – the medium-weight coverage is that good. Unfortunately it was a tad light for my (tanned) skin. I did speak to the training manager and she told me a medium shade will be introduced in the SA market next year.

SVR CLAIRIAL CRÈME SPF50+ (R440)

SVR CLAIRIAL sun

I mentioned earlier how important it is to use a good sunscreen when you’re on a mission to correct pigmentation – especially if your products contain ingredients like retinol’s or glycolic acids as these make the skin sun-sensitive (more prone to pigmentation if it’s not properly protected). Like the CC cream, it contains the LUMIWHITE + complex and also has a SPF 50 and offers comprehensive UVA/UVB protection against photo-ageing. It spreads easily without leaving any white traces and I actually find it to be quite nourishing. Come summer, it will be a staple in my beach bag.

Because I have SO many products I need to try, I really can only devote two, max three weeks to trying just one specific range. I’ve given the SVR CLAIRIAL range three weeks, and am really very impressed at the results. While my pigmentation is still there, it is far less visible. My skin also looks smoother and far more radiant. I would also HIGHLY recommend this range to women suffering with chloasma (mask of pregnancy), however would advise using it after baby has been born.

Pigmentation 2 weeks after 8

I’m wearing nothing buy moisturiser in this shot. Look how much clearer the top of my cheeks look! While you can still see the pigmentation marks on my forehead, I think they are far less pronounced.

The SVR Dermatological Skincare range is available at Clicks stores nationwide as well as at select salons and doctors. You can visit www.labo-svr.co.za for more info or call them on 012 548 0725.

GIVEAWAY

I have one full SVR CLAIRIAL skincare hamper valued at R2725 up for grabs containing the following products:

1 x CLAIRIAL Crème 10 (40ml) – R530

1 x CLAIRIAL Serum (30ml) – R655

1 x CLAIRIAL PEEL (30ml) – R625

1 x CLAIRIAL Crème SPF50+  (50ml) – R440

1 x CLAIRIAL CC Crème (40ml) – R475

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below this post telling me the name of the depigmenting complex contained in all the products within the range.

Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner. I’ll announce the name of the winner next week Friday 4th August 2017 on an In My Bag Blog Facebook post (Follow HERE).

132 comments

I have started getting a few pigmentation spots on the tops of my cheeks. I am diligent with sunblock, but my mom suffers from serious pigmentation so I am guessing it is hereditary. Definitely need to start preventing this!

LUMIWHITE

I have some pigmentation spots around my temple area and it makes me feel panicky. This products sounds great! My mother in law bought a couple of products from another SVR skincare range and she is really loves it!

The name of the depigmentation complex contained in all the products of the SVR CLAIRIAL skincare range is LUMIWHITE +

*holding thumbs*

LUMIWHITE

At my age I have pigmentation from the sun. I have tried many products and spent a fortune with no results. I am so eager to try this product and it sounds like the perfect choice.
Thank you
Regards Rhonda Cooper

My 13 year old daughter suffers from pigmentation in summer even though we are religious about putting sunscreen on. I’d love to give this a go on her skin before any kind of permanent damage is done!

Answer : Lumiwhite
Would love to win this hamper as I have severe pigmentation and I need to find a product that you can physically see some results!

LUMIWHITE +
it’s so important to read a real life product experience, it makes me really want to win/try these products. I too have small pigmented patches on my upper cheeks and near my temples., I’m forever trying to hide, blend and camouflage these darker marks, with a result that I sometimes use too much make up 🙄 I’m so happy this product is working for you!

Lumi white
🤞 crossed

LUMIWHITE + complex ❤️

Lumi White

Lumiwhite +

Would so love to try this range for my pigmentation spots. Have tried other products with not much success.

LUMIWHITE + is the depigmenting complex. I started noticing increased pigmentation when I was pregnant and it hasn’t gone away 🙁

Lumiwhite fab win!

Lumiwhite

LUMIWHITE + complex 

LUMIWHITE +
Keeping my fingers crossed

My pigmentation seems to be worsening. Would love to try this. Answer is LUMIWHITE +

Absolute must have ….. SVR Clairal Lumiwhite +

Lumiwhite +

I would really love this. the answer is LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE ✅

Lumiwhite+
I’ve been struggling with pigmentation since the birth of my second born. I tried many products including tissue oils but I didn’t see a difference. My upper lip really stands out it looks as if I have a MOUSTACHE. The back of my neck is absolutely dark, I would be so grateful if I won this.
Thank you for the very informative review on this amazing product.
salonag8@gmail.com

LUMIWHITE

The answer is LUMIWHITE.

LUMIWHITE +
Would so love this to clear up my face❤

LUMIWHITE +
I’ve struggled with hyper-pigmentation for years – always using colour-correcting concealers to hide it. I would love to try this.

LUMIWHITE
oh honey … the struggle is real….

LUMIWHITE +
I’ve been struggling with pigmentation for the past 6 years, and tried a number of products, from salon care to optiph, and upped the SPF factor I use in my daily skincare regime. There has been a SLIGHT improvement, but every summer there is a definite increase in the pigmentation on my upper lip and forehead. Great review and giveaway – very keen to test this.

LUMIWHITE + complex
I love that it’s suitable for sensitive skin. Hard to find products that treat pigmentation while being gentle on my skin.

The Answer is LUMIWHITE + The depigmenting complex contained in all these products in this range.

Thank you for a interesting and informative article and review, this is exactly what I desperately need for my skin. I will certainly appreciate this. It will be a pleasure to win and share my experience too by using this for my skin pigmentation.

It’s called LUMIWHITE – oh my gosh, to finally be rid of my pigmentation! Sigh….
Thanks for the opportunity to enter! 🙂

LUMIWHITE + complex

Answer – LUMIWHITE + complex
Very interesting read, got a bit of a fright recently when I saw how much pigmentation I have on my forehead and cheeks. I am not even a sun baby but I still have it all over my face.

LUMIWHITE is the answer. I have pigmentation and redness of the skin all-year round.This would be fabulous to win

LUMIWHITE +
I’m yet to meet a good pigmentation product! I’d love to start treating the pigmentation on the sides of my face with good product.

LUMIWHITE + complex I have tried Eatee Lauder Clarins they help slightly but improvement is not happening Would Love to win this product and be Pigmentation free

Lumiwhite+

I would love to review this product 💙

Lumiwhite

LUMIWHITE complex – This would be SO awesome to try , perhaphs it is THEE miracle for me….Love to win

Answer : Lumiwhite

I would love to try this product!

Answer Lumiwhite +
I really struggle with my pigment so perhaps it’s time to try something new. I use Regim A and Clarins Bright Plus

LUMIWHITE +
As a woman of colour (black) my face and neck suffer alot from the changing weather and my skin cells tend to produce more melanin which results in dark spots and patches and the patches get darker and linger for a few months. For me personally winter burns my skin as we move to summer i have uneven skin tone.

LUMIWHITE +

Answer: LUMIWHITE+
I haven’t seen these products in store, but would really love to try this. The results are amazing, your skin looks so much clearer. I definitely need this!

LUMIWHITE. This would be like a dream come true for me I have tried many products but still get no results.I already have sun spots on my face and a bit of uneven tone would love to have this as part of my beauty regime I’m sure it will work wonderfully for my skin.

Lumiwhite.
Looks like an amazing product!

LUMIWHITE- I have pigmentation on one side of my face and would like to get rid of it.

LUMIWHITE + is the depigmenting complex

The name of the depigmentation complex contained in all the products of the SVR CLAIRIAL skincare range is LUMIWHITE

Lumiwhite

LUMIWHITE + a depigmenting complex

LUMIWHITE + I can’t tell you how much being able to try this range would mean to me 😭 I have brown spots all over my cheeks and chin left from acne and it’s killing my confidence. I literally don’t go anywhere without plastering my face with full coverage make-up. Thank You so much ☺

LUMIWHITE

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE +

I have some spots just above my cheek bones and feel that i am at the age where i need to look after my skin better. I am looking for the ideal product to use as i am scared to try new products as my skin can be sensitive at times.

The name of the depigmentation complex contained in all the products of the SVR CLAIRIAL skincare range is LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE + complex

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE
I have really dark pigmentation on my cheeks and it is spreading. I absolutely hate it and would just love for it to disappear. Fingers crossed. Awesome giveaway. Sharing with all my friends.

Hi my name is Chloe and I have Chloasma (how fitting) from the birth of my baby girl 17months ago, mostly on my upper lip. Would love to use this and see if it fades the marks. The key ingredient is LUMIWHITE + a depigmenting complex that prevents the increase of pigmentation by blocking the activation pathways of melanin synthesis.

It’s LUMIWHITE +!
This hamper would be absolute bliss for my tired, dull and pigmented skin. I’ve been looking for products just like this and a range that does just what it claims too- your skin looks glowing and radiant Candice-Lee! Thanks for reviewing and letting us know the magic of SVR Clairial 🙂

LumiWhite

LUMIWHITE+

I am only 28 and although I wear a spf50 sunblock everyday, I am struggling with pigmentation on my cheeks, forehead and upper lip. I have tried everything and would love to try this product as I can see a huge difference on your face after only 3 weeks of usage.

Lumiwhite
I just love serum products!! 🙂

LumiWhite+

LUMIWHITE +

Wow, you can really see the difference. Even if I don’t win, I am going out to buy SVR!

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE+
I struggled with acne that left my skin bad.
I have pigmentation, very dark marks on my cheeks and just a general uneven skin tone. It’s embarrassing and kills my self esteem.
I really would like to try these products.

Your skin is glowing!

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE + complex
Wow your skin looks amazing! I also battle with pigmentation and will definitely need to try this.

LUMIWHITE + complex 

Lumiwhite +

LUMIWHITE+

LUMIWHITE + complex ❤

LUMIWHITE+

A great giveaway will certainly appreciate this.

It’s LUMIWHITE complex. I’d love to have lovely even-toned skin!

Lumi white

I’d absolutely love to win this hamper. I’ve always had severe pigmentation and actually finding a product/products that work would be like the best ever. Its really such a confident downer and I HATE my skin. The answer to your question is LUMIWHITE.

I have pig,entail around my mouth.

Lumi white.

LUMIWHITE + complex

Lumiwhite

Lumiwhite
*****
Would love this prize. I have pigmentation from the fertility treatment I was on.
delenemetzler@gmail.com

Lumiwhite +

Lumiwhite + complex is the answer.

I would love to use this product as I have pigmentation from my 1st pregnancy and it darkened now with my 2nd pregnancy. My son is now 6 months old and I hate my skin! I have literally tried it all (peels, micro needling, natural products and the not so natural products) I literally am at my wits end emotionally and financially! I would love to try this product before I buy the range.
I just want to feel pretty again.

Lumiwhite +

Love your giveaways!

Answer: Lumiwhite

Really need this product!
I have pigmentation from IVF (Fertility treatments) 😢

LUMIWHITE 😊

I would really love to win these products for my mother. My mom will be turning 45 this year and if there’s one thing that gets her down is her pigmentation… she’s always saying how she feels like her face is “dirty” and that foundation doesn’t help. I’ve sent her once for LED treatment and it helped a little but I feel that she needs an every day treatment. I just don’t want my mom to feel so self conscious anymore because to me she is really the most beautiful woman ever ❤️ It’s her birthday in October so this would also be a wonderful gift to her… please pick me x

LUMIWHITE+
Hoping to make my problems with pigmentation a thing of the past.

Lumiwhite

LUMIWHITE

LUMIWHITE +

This would be a blessing to help with my pigmentation! Will keep a lookout on your Facebook page 😉

LIMO LUMIWHITE new skin getting horrid brown spots skin sos sent out

LUMIWHITE
I have pigmentation on my cheeks and upper lip after a holiday in Thailand yet I always wear sunblock! I have been going for laser therapy, spending money on new products and it is still visible. I am very reluctant to try the chemical peels and your post got me reading about this new product! Your before and after pic has convinced me along with the review on each product , so informative!

Lumiwhite +seeing is believing and maybe after all else had failed?i hope i can try this products that will change my life!your before and after pic it really convinced me can not wait to use this products? Thank you

This is the range I have been looking for, Candice-Lee. Over the last few months I have noticed major pigmentation going on. I definitely see a difference in your pics. Good one!

They all contain LUMIWHITE + a depigmenting complex .

LUMIWHITE + complex

LUMIWHITE+ COMPLEX

LUMIWHITE +
I really would love to win this for my mom ❤️

LUMIWHITE + complex

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE+

This would be a wonderful win. I have been struggling with hyperpigmentation for many years.
Holding thumbs!
xx

LUMIWHITE +
Sounds like a super product!

Answer : Lumiwhite

LUMIWHITE
My husband suffers with pigmentation, many believe it’s only a women battle but not so, I have tried Skin cuticals, Neustrata, a Danish product, Regima A and many more with no visible results, I hope this product proofs to be different. I must say though it’s well priced.

Answer: LUMIWHITE + depigmenting complex

I need this!😱🙏🏻

LUMIWHITE+ Complex is the correct answer.

Argh, I have such bad pigmentation on my nose since my pregnancy! The answer is: LUMIWHITE

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE + is the depigmenting complex.

LUMIWHITE +
Now I can really say with confidence SVR products has changed my skin complexion. I have not tried the SVR Clairial range and would love to try it as I noted a lot of pigmentation now showing. Would be amazing to win such a wonderful price.

LUMIWHITE + complex

I share your experience when to comes to pigmentation. In summer the sun brings out my pigmentation even more and in winter I need to find a remedy/products to counter the suns effects. I would absolutely love to see if this range can lighten my pigmentation. Right now I am just concealing with a concealer and high coverage foundation.

Lumiwhite. I’m in my 30’s and only now realising the effects sun damage has on the skin. These products seem amazing.

What a great prize! Would love to try on my face for my pigmentation and uneven skin tone!
Answer: LUMIWHITE+

LUMIWHITE +

LUMIWHITE + complex

******LUMIWHITE + a depigmenting complex******
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
My mother is in her Early 50's and her skin is flawless! Her secret is not good genes (unfortunately for me), it's sunblock and a good skin routine. As a young adult I notice how my freckles and beauty spots are darkening.. also, as an events planner, we spend hours and hours setting up in the sun all over SA, so we can't really catch a break with the harsh sun. SVR is such an amazing trusted brand, they sponsored one of our events and added a deoderant lotion which is honestly the best thing ever! So to win all the other products would be a dream (for me and my skin!) x

LUMIWHITE+ complex

LUMIWHITE My pigmentation is on steroids. I would love to win this.

Lumi white ❤️❤️❤️ I would love change pls

It’s the Lumiwhite + ❤️❤️❤️

LUMIWHITE

I would love to win this price as my pigmentation on my face has gotten so worse it looks like I have a mask on, even-though I wear Sunblock everyday.
The answer is LUMIWHITE

LUMIWHITE +

Finally a giveaway where I can stand a chance to win amazing products that will help me with my pigmentation. I’m 44 years old and have been struggling with pigmentation. I have two children and the pregnancy took a toll on my body on skin. I constantly feel like there’s dirty marks on my face and that I need to cover it up so that people don’t look and think I have t washed my face properly. And it makes me feel really insecure…. my daughter sent me for LED treatment but it can only help so much I … a day to day product will be absolutely great. It’s my birthday soon and this would be absolutely awesome to win.

I hope that it’s my luck

ANSWER: LUMIWHITE

would love to win this and get my confidence back – my pigmentation is out of control at the moment 🙁

LUMIWHITE complex

LUMIWHITE+

LUMIWHITE
Hoping and praying I get this one

LUMIWHITE +

Would love to try out this product and sort out my pigmentation! 🙂 x

LUMIWHITE
Need this in my life, as I have hectic pigmentation problems.
I’m keeping my fingers cross😉

Would love to try these…
Lumiwhite+

Lumiwhite 🙌🏻

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.