So here’s something your Mama never told you. Maybe it’s that she doesn’t remember what it feels like to hit the brutal stage of perimenopause beyond simple night sweats, but here’s the truth: the deeper you get into your 40’s, the more haywire your body goes. We’re not just talkin’ chin hair here, or hot flashes when the AC is freezing everyone else out of the house. We’re talking acne. Adult acne that leaves acne scars.

Now maybe the problem is that you haven’t switched up your makeup and skin care this season. Or maybe this is all hormones or even anxiety. But who cares why it happens because once it does, this is the kind of acne nobody wants. The kind that spreads across your cheek like a rabid squirrel and before you know it, one half of your face has erupted. It’s the kind that makes you want to use your nails to scratch your face off—and then dammit, that’s exactly what you do. And then, the worst part: the regret.

For days, maybe weeks after, you’ve got acne scars, spots, blotches, uneven skin tone, the works. Basically, you’re a mess now, no matter how you try to cover it up. Ugh, to say the least.

Here’s how you can treat your adult acne

So here’s the question: What do you do to make your face look fresh and blemish-free, when all you want to do is hide in a closet?

Brazen Loves: Reversa Anti-Spot Night CareMakeup only goes so far to cover spots like acne scars, brown spots, and uneven skin tone. But we found a solution that works at the best time of day—overnight, when you’re too tired to feel like crap about how you look anyway. It’s called reversa anti-spot night care. And it’s awesome.

Why We Love Reversa Anti-Spot Night Care

It actually works.

We have to admit we were skeptical. I mean, it’s karma, right? You absentmindedly scratch your face into scars, you deserve to feel like a shameful teen afterwards. Not anymore. Canadian brand Reversa actually reverses the damage. At first, we didn’t really care how. We were just relieved. But then, we got to wondering what makes just a thin layer of application of this light smoothing cream work so well to heal skin spots. 

It has a revolutionary formula.

Reversa anti-spot night care is a night cream that helps reduce the appearance of brown spots and other signs of skin aging while you sleep. Its advanced formula combines rare plant extracts such as Rumex, Sophora angustifolia and kiwi fruit that work together to reduce the production of melanin (the brown pigment which gives spots their colour), and glycolic acid to exfoliate and moisturize the skin.

It plumps your skin. 

Glycolic acid is a skin-penetrating alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) scientifically proven to stimulate exfoliation and increase cell turnover, allowing healthier cells to rise to the surface more quickly, giving the skin a healthier, younger-looking appearance.

It doesn’t sting.
It also features the Time-Release Glyco-Comfort SystemTM that releases the anti-spot formula over an extended period of time. Together with a special amino acid (Arginine) and the skin protectant Allantoin, it reduces the stinging sensation sometimes experienced by people with sensitive skin using glycolic acid for the first time. Bottom line: you can hardly feel it on your skin.

It doesn’t dry you out.

It’s nothing like those acne formulas you remember as a kid.. Instead, its moisturizing ingredients and emollients—vitamin E, panthenol (provitamin B5), glycerin, hyaluronic acid—promote long-lasting skin hydration and help prevent dryness.

It doesn’t take long.

The results were fast and impressive.  You apply a thin layer before bed and you wake up to plumped, resurfaced skin and a brighter radiant complexion. It really is that easy. 

Key Features

  • Hydroquinone-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Perfume-free
  • Oil-free

Key Benefits

  • Overall smoother skin
  • Rejuvenated, even complexion
  • Improved skin hydration
  • Reduction in the appearance of brown spots
  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of skin aging

Key Deets

Format: 50 ml
Price: CAD $40
Skin types: Normal, dry, combination to oily
Availability: A Shoppers Drug Mart near you


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  • Elizabeth V

    I’d love to try this on my hands and those dreaded brown spots. Thanks for sharing, will check SDM this week.

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