I was first introduced to the Valentia brand when I used their Even Glow Serum which was reviewed here. It was a great Vitamin C serum that I actually liked enough to repurchase. So of course I was thrilled when I had a chance to try out their True Glow Eye Cream and Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask which are two of their newest products.
About the Brand: Valentia, the Roman Goddess of healing, relied on nature’s gifts to heal the citizens of Umbria. Valentia used berries, herbs, barks and other natural ingredients. Valentia Skin Care also relies on all natural ingredients for their protective, preventative and corrective powers. Valentia Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin. Their vegan and cruelty-free products created with an organic bases are free of parabens and toxins.
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream
Product Claims: A luxurious antioxidant rich eye cream that helps lock in moisture, repair and tighten skin for a youthful looking glow around the eye area.
Key Ingredients: Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that increases moisture levels, smooths fine line and wrinkles, and restores elasticity to the skin. Resistem which are natural plant stem cells that repair and protect the skin from harsh environmental pollutants and stress related aging. Vitamin C to smooth and visibly brighter skin for a well-rested and bright eyed look. Organic Rosehip Oil provides intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Arnica is a key anti-inflammatory agent to the restorative process that works to diminish the appearance of dark circles.
Packaging: A dark amber glass bottle with a plastic pump that dispenses the product.
Price: Usually $54 but currently on sale for $25 through Amazon for 1.18 fl. oz./35 ml.
How to Use: Apply every morning and night after cleansing.
My Impressions: This eye cream has more of a a lotion like consistency than a thick cream which actually makes it quite easy to apply and pat in under my eyes. The slightly citrus scent is very light and barely noticeable to me. It feels lightly cooling upon application which is refreshing. I've been using it twice a day for a week and this eye cream does a nice job of hydrating my eye area. It seems to work well on puffiness and I think the Vitamin C has helped brighten my dark circles. Overall this is a good product that you can feel good about using because of the natural ingredients especially since they do work. The only thing I don't like is the pump dispenser because of the way it squirts out too much product and there is no way to regulate or prevent that though I do think the consistency of the cream amy have something to to with that as well.
You can find Valentia True Glow Eye Cream at Amazon.
Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask
Product Claims: A facial mask with a blend of amino acids and hyaluronic acid that work together to boost moisture in the skin by providing intense hydration and nourishment.
Key Ingredients: A Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend that increases moisture content and helps 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 reduces fine lines, diminishes sun spots, evens skin tone, and firms skin. Japanese Green Tea which has catechins that provide anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant effects. Botanical Aloe Vera for moisture and firmness.
Packaging: A lightweight but sturdy white plastic jar with a screw off top. I don't mind this type of dispenser for my facial masks but I wish that this came with a spatula to scoop the product out with. I just used an extra one that I had saved from another mask.
Price: Usually $54.99 but currently on sale for $25 through Amazon for 4 fl. oz./120 ml.
How to Use: Apply to face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15-30 minutes. You might feel a slight tingling sensation which is normal. Wipe off with a damp cloth and warm water.
My Impressions: The mask is like a bouncy pudding in the jar which makes it kind of fun. When applying, it feels more gel-like and easily spreads across the face. I don't really know how to describe the scent. It's a mix of sweet and floral which I wasn't all that crazy about in the package but somehow it's not as strong when it's on my face so that's fine. I've used it in the evening 1-2x/week after washing my face. I didn't feel the tingling sensation while I had it on but after rinsing it off, my face looked and felt really refreshed and nourished. The natural ingredients are very gentle and I experienced no irritation. Overall using this mask was a soothing experience. I didn't even mind having to rinse my face afterwards since I'm so used to using sheet masks now. This one is definitely staying in the rotation.
Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask and Valentia True Glow Eye Cream are both sold through Amazon. Valentia is kindly offering rolala loves readers 20% any of their products with the code ROLALA20. To learn more about the brand and their products, visit Valentia's website.
What do you think of these products? Which one would you like to try?
Disclosure: Complimentary products were provided to me for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.