Reversa reviews: Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 (with Glycolic Acid) and Antioxidant Booster Serum

Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 and Antioxidant Booster Serum review

Reversa is a Canada company that is known for its Glycolic acid-based creams. With a history in Canada since 1986, its parent company was the first completely Canadian pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and manufacturing of dermatological products.

Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 review

New from Reversa for summer is the Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 (C$45 for 50mL) which contains 8% glycolic acid to stimulate exfoliation of the skin and promote the renewal of skin cells. By increasing cell turnover, it allows healthier cells to rise to the surface of the skin more quickly, bringing a healthier, younger-looking appearance. It also contains a combination of UVA/UVB sun protection, which includes Avobenzone, a UVA filter, plus Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and Octisalate, UVB filters.

I’ve been using the Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 for the last few months and I love it. Long time readers will know that I like all-in-one products because I am a lazy beauty lover. The thing that attracted me most to this product is the day cream and sunscreen combination. The SPF 30 is enough for normal daytime wear in the office or on weekends.

The thing that makes me truly love this product is that after a few months of use, my skin has become extremely smooth, soft, and glowy. My skin used to be sensitive to glycolic acids (I was using a 5% one that had a slight tingle), but this one felt gentle to use despite it being 8%.  I did not feel stinging, tingly, or any type of reaction after application. I get all of the benefits of glycolic acid without the side effects, which is something that I appreciate very much. As a beauty blogger, I tend to switch out my skincare every month or two so that I can test out different products, but I’ve been extremely reluctant to switch this one out. The other products will just have to wait!

I truly feel that my skin has improved dramatically over the last few months, and it’s all attributed to the Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30. This is my first product ever from Reversa and I’m pleasantly surprised by how amazing it is – I look forward to trying the other products this brand has to offer!

Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum review

The Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum (C$47 for 30mL) contains green tea extracts, which sooths the skin and reduces the appearance of redness; vitamin E, which protects cellular membranes and fortifies the skin against environment stressors; glycerin, a humectant; hyaluronic acid, for hydration; and beta-Glucan, which stimulates the skin’s natural defense mechanisms.

The first thing I noticed about this is that the ingredients list green tea extract at almost the very end of the list, and then dimethicone was #3. As a serum, I’m pretty skeptical that a silicone is so high up on the list yet the active ingredient is way at the bottom. However I’ve had good experiences with products with silicone in it so I still happily tried it.

I was unpleasantly surprised to find that this product pills underneath foundation. I used my usual Kiehl’s Iris Extract Treatment Essence as my toner, then the Antioxidant Booster Serum, followed by the Anti-Wrinkle Cream and my foundation of the day. I’ve been using the Anti-Wrinkle Cream for more than a month up to this point and haven’t had any issues, so I know it’s the Antioxidant Booster Serum. My foundation was rubbing off in little slivers which was really disappointing. I’m not sure what ingredient in this product would cause this, but I was too sad to continue to test it during the day.

I did also test this at night and it performed better, although I didn’t find it to my hydrating enough to use on its own unless I had an ultra hydrating moisturizer. I wasn’t wow-ed at all by this product, and I don’t think I’ll continue to use it.

In conclusion, run, don’t walk to buy yourself a bottle of the Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream, but skip the Antioxidant Booster Serum. You can purchase Reversa products from Shopper’s Drug Mart locations nationwide.

Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 and Antioxidant Booster Serum review


Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 ingredients

Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 ingredients

Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum ingredients

Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum ingredients


8 thoughts on “Reversa reviews: Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30 (with Glycolic Acid) and Antioxidant Booster Serum

  1. Dear Maddy, the ingredient that is most likely causing the pilling is the β-Glucan 😦 From what I understand, people either LOVE the serum or don’t care at all for it. It’s not only important to find products that work; it’s about finding product that work for YOU. I’m glad the anti-wrinkle cream SPF 30 hit the spot! ;o)

  2. I wonder if it’s an interaction between the booster serum and something in your other skin care products that is causing the pilling? One of the Neostrata Brightening products pills on me too, not sure if it’s the product itself or it doesn’t get along with something else I put on beforehand.

    • I would normally think that, but I used this with the Reversa day cream 😦 it might be something in my foundation, but I’d rather switch my serum than switch my foundation (harder to find a good foundation that lasts all day, than to find a good day serum). It’s now in my “to give to my mom” box, sadly, but hopefully she’ll get most use out of it.

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