Lets face it, we all want young, glowing, fresh looking skin. As we age (not that any of us are, no no not us), we lose a lot of that natural radiance that comes from youth. And it is really hard to get that back. The products that we are needing to use to really make a difference are either expensive or not great for us (think botox). Both are bad options in my opinion. While I have loved using No7 (see my thoughts here) and am extremely hesitant to change. Why fix something that is not broken?
I did break down and try Valentia’s new skin care line when they approached me. This is not a new brand for me to work with. There other products have been amazing (that review is here), so I knew that this was a quality company, with great product.
Let’s look at these products in the order that you would apply them. Making the Ulta Plumping Hydration Mask pop up first. This is nothing like any other mask that I have used before. First it is about the consistency of mashed up bananas. Not completely smooth, but not chunky or gritty at all. And it is the color of baby food apples. The smell is amazing though and completely makes up for the unusual visual. While I can’t put my finger on exactly what it smells like, it sweet, light and almost berry like. Very indulgent. Applying the product with my fingers was surprisingly easy, and it went on in a sheer layer. Washing it off was easier then any other mask I have ever used. It didn’t dry into a cakey mess on my face, it wasn’t stuck onto my skin. Warm water and a washcloth gently removed this from my skin. And wow, my skin has never looked better. It was bright and hydrated; without any oily/shiny residue. While the box says to use 2-3 times a week, I use it once a week and it is more then enough. If you are into masks, then be sure to add this one to your must try list. (You can find the product here)
That moves us to the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. Maybe it is just me, but it seems like serums are very “in” at the moment. Every brand has one, and they are the new fountain of youth. Now I have been using this for a while now, making the bottle and pump well loved. So I will spare you a picture of the bottle. But it does come in an upgraded glass bottle. The product itself is almost the same color as the mask, and it smells very citrusy. A little goes a long way, I use maybe a pump and a half to cover my entire face and neck. It goes on easy and drys very fast. My skin really has benefited from this serum. Really helps bringing back so glow, and reducing the visibility of little lines. (You can find the product here)
Making the True Glow Eye Cream last, but certainly not least. This is without a doubt the very best eye cream that I have had the pleasure of trying out. And certainly one that I will be purchasing again in the future. It has helped with all the little lines that have started to appear around my eyes. It has completely removed any bags that I had under my eyes, to the point that I was asked by a good friend if I had work done. And my skin looks younger, radiant almost. While it has not lightened my circles, that has to do more so with long nights and not enough water; not really something that a cream can help with. Will certainly be my go to eye cream. (You can find the product here)
While this product line is certainly not cheap, it is far less expensive then most. And in my opinion works way better then everything else that I have tried to date. It is a company that stand behind their product, and the message that it sends into the world. Be sure to (at the very least) check out their website and learn a bit more about them, their philosophy and their products. You owe it to yourself. Just click here.
What are you using right now? Is it working to the level that you are wanting it to? What would a company have to do to convince you to make the switch?