Repair | Refresh | Renew
I got sent this serum free to review! I was super excited about reviewing this too because I have been searching for a new and GOOD serum lately! I am not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own and my husbands own.
The first thing I noticed, and liked, about this product is the first product mentioned in the ingredients, which is Proprietary Organic Skin Tea. Usually, if a product is not that good for you, you can tell from looking at the first or second ingredient on the back of the product. The second ingredient is Organic Aloe Leaf. It also states on the back of the box the specific ingredients of importance and what those ingredients specifically do for your skin. The ingredients are, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Resistem, Hyaluronic Acid (botanical), and Green Tea Extract. I could go on and on with the organic ingredients that this product is made of! So, that was a plus right from the start for me!
Now, this product states that it is an antioxidant treatment that:
- Evens skin tone
- Increases glow & radiance
- Absorbs rapidly
- Boosts collagen Production
- Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
- Reduces Pores
The product is 20% Vitamin C as well and has no alcohol or parabens in it! It is also suitable for ALL skin types!
So, I had my husband test this product out with me because I have normal oily skin and he has sensitive oily skin. I wanted to see how this serum would fair with sensitive skin as well.
Now, if you have a strong dislike of "orange" smells or citrus smells, this product may not be for you. When you smell the product in the bottle it has a very fresh smell of oranges. My husband and I agree though, that once applied and dried, it forms a different scent to it that is light and sweet. I'm guessing this is because of the other organic products within it. So, the citrus smell does not last on your skin. I personally do not mind either of the smells and my husband likes them as well.
The directions say to wash and pat your face dry. Then, apply a SMALL amount to your face and neck daily. It also says to allow it to dry BEFORE applying your daily moisturizer. Which is exactly what my husband and I did. When we first applied it, it feels really cool and soothing on your skin. It spreads easily and sinks in quickly. It can come off slightly sticky at first (from the vitamin C) but that goes away very quickly. The first thing we noticed right away was that our faces felt tight. I love a product that has results like that right away. It also soaked up the oils on our faces which my husband was pretty shocked over. If you have dry skin to begin with, I would suggest ALWAYS applying a moisturizer after this product because it may enhance your dry spots. Another thing we noticed after the SECOND day of applying this serum is that our faces were not oily but, really DID have this "Glow" to it. It looks like we just applied a moisturizer even hours after applying the product to our faces. As for the "evens skin tone" and "reduces fine lines and wrinkles", SO far the results are minimal but we ARE starting to notice a change. My forehead frown wrinkles I have are starting to dissipate in the middle, where they were most faint. Around my nose where I had slight redness is GONE. I still have my deeper wrinkles in my forehead and more redness on my cheeks but we have only been using the product for a week. I think the biggest change for me is that my pores actually look smaller! FINALLY! A product that literally minimizes my pores! It looks like the serum actually fills them in and even without makeup on they are smaller! That was my biggest selling point. My husband of course, has NO wrinkles because he stinks hahaha. He does however, have redness and he is increasingly impressed by not only the redness going down but his acne has been less frequent and that is not even something it states on the bottle that is does! Plus, his pores have minimized as well and hes pretty impressed himself. My husband and I will continue to use this product until the whole bottle is gone and I will report back if anything changes.
So, my final review of this product is that it obviously works and quite quickly in my opinion and my husbands. It is without a doubt, one of the better serums we have used. It does retail for $35.00 but, for a serum that works and works quickly and consistently the price is AMAZING. I've personally seen serums that I have sampled that do not do as much as quickly for double or triple the price. You also get free shipping with your order of this serum on Amazon. The product also lasts for a long time, if used properly so, spread over time the $35.00 price tag is NOTHING. My husband and I would completely say this is a great product and we will be using it ourselves and repurchasing it when needed. You can't go wrong with something that has 98% natural ingredients these days! Plus, it does the one thing I needed the most and that is, minimizing my pores! Thank you Valentia!! Great product!
Direct Links: http://www.valentiaskincare.com
Amazon Store- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJD8NLY
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