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PRODUCT REVIEW: Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum

A press sample was provided courtesy of Brandbacker and Valentia Skin Care, however, the opinions are mine.

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Valentia Even Glow’s Vitamin C Serum ($35), is a vitamin c based skincare serum that helps to even skin tone, increase glow & radiance, boost collagen and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.  I honestly wasn’t very familiar with vitamin c skincare based products but my esthetician couldn’t stop raving about it.  On my last visit, she actually gave me a sample to try. After only one week I was impressed enough to add it to my wishlist of products.  So when I was asked to review Valentia’s Even Glow Serum, I jumped at the opportunity.

Serum’s, unlike moisturizers have smaller molecules and a higher concentration of ingredients which penetrate the pores quicker and more deeply. The Valentia Even Glow Serum has a 20% concentration of vitamin c.  Vitamin C is the ingredient in orange juice and other citrusy drinks that is beneficial to the immune system, skincare and overall health when taken internally.  When used topically, Vitamin C reduces inflammation and improves cell renewal.

Valentia Even Glow Serum Vitamin 20%

Packaging — In lieu of getting the product directly from the manufacturer, I ordered it from Amazon where it is sold exclusively. It arrived in record time and was packaged in a beautiful white and gold box.  The serum itself is encased in a 1.18 fl oz dark, glass bottle with a dropper. The dark glass bottle helps to protect the serum from sunlight which breaks down the ingredients.

Look and Smell–The Valentia serum was not like the one that I tried previously. Instead of bright white, this one is thick, had a yellow tint and smelled like an orange orchard.

Feel– I didn’t find it to be sticky or greasy and it felt light on my face. One drop actually covered my face and it absorbed easily.

Ingredients —This serum includes added ingredients that enhance and support Vitamin C’s effect on the skin. These include:

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil & Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil —These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect skin from signs of aging and also improve its beauty and youthfulness.  Both oils are full of antioxidants, therefore, acting as the perfect supporting cast for- Vitamin C.

Resistem (Plant Stem Cells) —This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem helps your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical) —Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin, there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. It penetrates deeply and activates collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion.

Green Tea Extract–The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.

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How it looks after application. Non-greasy, no shine and absorbs quickly into my skin.

 

What I loved!
I’ve been using the vitamin c serum since early August at nights only and without any additional moisturizer. My skin is very oily and application twice a day with moisturizer would have been too much for my skin.  I also prefer to use serums and/or anti-aging products at night as an aid for the repair work that takes place naturally while I am sleeping.  I love the faint orange scent, the glow {not greasy glow} and the consistency and feel of the serum itself.  One of the best things that I have noticed is that it quickly eliminates the flaky dry skin patches that are left over from spot treatments that I have used to address my blemishes.

What I didn’t!
Unfortunately, I did notice a small breakout shortly after using this product.  The serum is noncomedogenic and the breakout could have been attributed to the way in which I was prepping my skin or stress which I had quite a lot of this summer.  Valentia has sent me a series of follow-up, helpful and informative product information emails since I ordered the serum from Amazon.  The acne question was addressed in one of them. The breakout could have also been attributed to the toxins being released from my body.  The recommendation was that with prolonged use that I should have seen an improvement and I actually did.

XoXo, Natasha

DISCLOSURE: Items or products worn or used in this post were provided as a press sample for consideration from Brandbacker. All opinions are honest, and most importantly, my own.

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2 comments

  1. Unfortunately I didn’t do the best job taking care of my skin when I was younger and wrinkles and fine lines are starting to take their toll. Of course now I am trying to pay more attention to it, so it’s always nice to get someone’s first hand experience with a product like this.
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    • It’s never too late to start a skincare regimen. By the way, this is probably the most natural anti-aging product that you are going to find on the market today.