I've been becoming more and more obsessed with skincare over the past few years. Morning and night my routine has expanded to 4-8 steps. No joke. But it's worth it. My skin certainly isn't perfect and it never will be. But there are improvements I have seen since becoming more interested in using quality products on my skin and trying to prevent issues from cropping up.
Lately I've been very focused on using products that target help with fine lines (treat and prevent), even skin tone, and diminish dark spots. Although I don't have a huge budget to spend on products, I do want them to be quality and contain natural products and be paraben-free. One of the brands I like to use is Valentia. I've reviewed their eye cream and moisturizing mask here and hydrating serum here.
I recently received two other products that I've been loving. I have almost been thinking of them as an anti-aging duo because they work so well together to treat age related issues and prevent future lines from occurring. Valentia Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that help to repair and protect the skin. It is natural, free of toxins, and paraben-free.
The first product I received was the Night Revive Retinol Serum. I had already been using a Vitamin C serum during the day to help with skin tone and brightness so this was perfect to add to my nighttime routine. I put it on after my toner and before my moisturizer. This serum is a transformative retinol serum designed to help fight wrinkles and provide hydration. Retinol can be drying to pairing it with moisturizing ingredients helps to counteract this. I did not experience any drying effects by using this. It helps to diminish wrinkles, stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, manage breakouts and condition skin. I don't really have any wrinkles except for some fine lines by my eyes so I didn't see a difference. I do think it helped with skin tone and breakouts (a nice bonus). I still get occasional breakouts (primarily hormonal). I used to take medication, but since we have been trying to expand our family that has not been an option for me lately. Products like this really help to fight the hormonal breakouts I get from all the lovely medications I get to take. #infertilitysucks
This serum also contains Vitamin C and E, in addition to retinol which help to prevent aging and I've found Vitamin E can help treat minor scarring.
It is an almost opaque white serum that applies easily and absorbs quickly. I will definitely continue using this!
The second product I received was Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. It is a moisturizer that can be used day or night. I have found it to be lightweight and fast absorbing, but very hydrating without being not greasy. It is supposed to help lighten dark spots, restore radiance, even skin tone, diminish fine lines, and provide all-day hydration.
Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer contains Hyaluronic Acid, Kokic Acid, gingseng, safflower oil, and shea butter. I am basically obsessed with hyaluronic acid. I see such a difference in how my skin looks when I use products containing this. The safflower oil and shea butter also help to hydrate skin. Kojic Acid helps to control melanin production and prevent spots. Gingseng helps boost collagen to fight wrinkles and brightens skin. I prefer a little heavier of a cream for night so I have just been using this during the day. I look forward to seeing results with this moisturizer!
You can check Valentia and find information about these and their other products on instagram and facebook, too!
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