My face is angry. This time of year, I am dealing with my rosacea (redness) and very dry skin. To top of off, my allergies and sinuses have kicked in. My skincare routine changes almost daily. I have to cut back on exfoliants. I have to use extremely gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and eye cream.
The one thing I have not successful found is a moisturizing mask. I have found that moisturizing masks tend to be very heavy and leave me with clogged pores. *I had an opportunity to review two products from VALENTIA. I was sent the Ultra Plumbing Hydration Mask and the True Glow Eye Cream. I have used both products for over a week now and feel I am ready to give an honest review of these two products.
First off I have to say that I love the packaging. I am a sucker for clean packaging.
I was a little bit hesitant to try the Ultra Plumbing Hydration Mask because my skin is easily irritated these days. The first time I tried the mask was at night. I washed my face and skipped toning. I was very happy to see that the mask has a light texture and no perfume. There was a slight tingling but no irritation so I kept it on for the 30 minutes. I wiped it off with a warm wet washcloth. My skin felt so soft and plumped up. I added a light moisturizer all over my face and went to bed. The next morning my skin still felt soft and plumped. Two days later I used the mask again right out of the shower. I let the masked sink in and I was left me with softer skin. Using the mask right out of the shower really amps up its effectiveness. From the VALENTIA website:
Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask – A blend of amino acids and hyaluronic acid work together to flood the skin with moisture providing intense hydration and nourishment. The result is a softer more luminous looking complexion that feels rejuvenated from the inside out.
This Vitamin Rich Hydration Mask:
– Boosts collagen production
– Increases skin radiance
– Reduces fine lines
– Locks in skins moisture
– Reveals softer smoother skin
Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.
– Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend:These natural miracles increase moisture content and help in the production of collagen and elastin which decreases the appearance of visible lines.
– Botanical Hyaluronic Acid:Penetrates deep into the skin to secure moisture and plump skin from within.
– Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil:An anti-aging wonder berry that results in fewer fine lines, diminished sun spots, more even skin tone, and firmer more supple skin.
– Japanese Green Tea:Contains catechins that provide anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant effects to the skin.
– Aloe Vera:This botanical moisturizers skin and fight aging by improving skin firmness.
I am really pleased with this mask. I have not used a mask with the combination of ingredients before. It is first time a moistuzing mask has worked for me and I plan on adding this mask to my winter rountine.
I have a thing for eye cream. I am always on the search for something that gives me the look of rested eyes. The True Glow Eye Cream really surprised me. It has the texture of a very expensive eye cream. It is not heavy and most importantly I had no stining or redness. I appled the eye cream after I washed my face. When I looked in the mirror, I notice immdeatley my bags were shrinking. I have never seen instant results like this before. My eye area stay moisturizer all day and overnight. I did not get those little bumps you can get when you use too rich eye cream. Product description from the VALENTIA website:
-Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines: Resistem (Plant Stem Cells) Resistem (Plant Stem Cells) visibly improves the appearance of fine lines while potent antioxidants Astaxanthin and CoQ10 neutralize free radical damage encountered daily and prompt collagen production; protecting the delicate under eye area and improving skin texture.
-Lighten Dark Circles: Arnica works to stimulate white blood cell activity, relieving trapped fluid and bruising, leaving the eye are refreshed and brightened.
-Depuffs Eye Area: Naturally derived Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a unique type of Vitamin C known as one of the most effective and deeply penetrating topical antioxidants, gives eye cream an extra boost by improving skin circulation. Leaving under eyes visibly brighter for a well-rested, bright-eyed look.
-Nourishes & Hydrates: The skin around eyes is thinner and more fragile than the rest of the facial area and therefore needs deep hydration to remain soft and toned. Organic Rosehip Oil, botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and our Proprietary Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend are nature’s most powerful sources of hydration, for a smoother eye area.
-Perfect Both Morning & Night: True Glow Eye Cream is formulaically balanced for both day and night usage. Glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly, leaving eyes hydrated and refreshed. Will never leave the under eye area feeling greasy or sticky, and wears flawlessly all day under makeup.
VALENTIA Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients. There are no alcohol or paraben. The products are not tested on animals. I was really surprised how affordable these products are. They look and perform like high-end products. I have a coupon code that is good from one month from 2/9/2016 Use AVALON20 for a 20% discount. Let know if you try theUltra Plumbing Hydration Mask or the True Glow Eye Cream.