I recently had the chance to try the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. Before I tell you about the experience and what happened, let me tell you a bit about the company and the product.
Valentia is named for the Roman Goddess of Healing of the same name. And in a fun kind of way, they have tied their company’s concept around that. According to their website, their mission statement is:
To provide you a greater level of overall happiness with your appearance without the harsh chemicals that dry out, stretch, burn and prematurely age the skin. Our strategic formulations include powerful natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to succeed in giving skin a natural and radiant glow that contributes to a youthful look.
But the things that I think most people will be interested in knowing about this company are these key points:
- They are made in the USA
- They are made using sustainable energy
- They are made with natural and organic ingredients
- They are vegan friendly and cruelty free
If you would like to learn more about the company you can do that here.
A brightening moisturizer packed full of all natural ingredients. The key ingredient list was actually one of the things that interested me the most in wanting to try it. It has:
- Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Floods skin with moisture, supports skin elasticity, and plumps skin from within.
- Kojic Acid: Controls melanin production and prevents dark spots.
- Ginseng: Boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.
- Safflower Oil: Repairs skin’s natural moisture barrier and provide superior skin protection.
- Shea Butter: Infuses skin with a myriad of vitamins and nutrients for superior skin hydration and nourishment.
There is a pretty big list of claims for what this moisturizer will do for you as well. Here is what is suppose to do:
- Lighten dark spots
- Restore skin radiance
- Even skin tone
- Diminish fine lines
- Provide all-day hydration
And if you would like to read more about the product or see a full ingredient list you can see that here.
You can order two ways, either through their Amazon page or their website. I was given a coupon code from the company to use on Amazon. So I went through the same ordering process any other customer would. It is available for free prime shipping, so if you are a prime member it may be a better option for you to order that way.
*UPDATE* Valentia has offered my readers a special offer. From now till 10-22-16 you can use code WE4KBU6R to receive 20% off if you would like to try the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer for yourselves.
I received my moisturizer in a timely manner as you would expect with any item you order through Amazon Prime.
This is what the box looks like that you get. Which I actually think the packaging look quite nice. Its on par with many of the items you see in Sephora or Ulta. And it came wrapped quite securely.
This is the bottle that was inside. I really like it too. The pump on the bottle was perfect. It was easy to use, but not so easy that too much came out. It often seems like a lot of pups are either so hard to push that its like a workout to get anything out of the bottle, or you barely push them and stuff splatters everywhere. I also appreciate that its in an amber colored bottle, I know that helps keep the light out and prolongs the life of the product.
This is a picture of me that I had taken, clean face no makeup, for something else the day prior to starting use of the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. As most of you know I am in my late 30’s. I have normal to dry skin, my dry areas are in the t-zone. I also have extremely sensitive skin due to an allergy to Balsam of Peru.
The first couple of days I used the product it went great, and I thought it made my skin looked great. The third day my skin still looked okay, but my skin felt odd. By the fourth day my skin looked red and irritated and I was itchy. Now you guys know my allergy that causes the contact dermatitis can be really complicated. Before I agreed to test this out I had looked over the ingredient list and I didn’t see anything I had reacted to before. However there is two ingredients that I have, to my knowledge, never had any experience with in the past. So my thought is, one or both of those two ingredients are were causing a reaction. So I stopped immediate use. I didn’t think to take a picture at the time, but honestly I don’t know you guys would have been able to tell. I didn’t blister or anything, I just looked a little red. Normally my undertones are very yellow.
Now because my allergy is so complicated, and because my skin is not that of the average person, I didn’t think it was fair to solely give you a review based on my experience. Honestly, all I can tell you is that it didn’t work for me, and I don’t think that is indicative of it being a bad product. So I called on my friend Jenny. You guys have seen her occasionally here on the blog and some of my social media, she is one of the besties. She graciously agreed to be my guinea pig and test out the product for us.
Jenny is in her early 40’s. She has Normal skin with an oily t-zone. She says her main skin concerns are the occasional hormonal break out and the beginnings of wrinkles.
Jenny used the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer day and night for seven days before reporting back. Here is what she thought:
I liked the moisturizer. It didn’t have much of a scent, it went on smoothly, and didn’t feel greasy. I didn’t have any adverse reactions to the lotion and it seemed to give my skin a nice glow. The packaging was nice, but you have to make sure all the excess lotion is off the pump or it streaks the cap when you put it back on. I will be continuing to use this product.
This is Jenny after using the moisturizer for seven days straight. I do think I can see a subtle glow that wasn’t there before.
I really encourage you all to read about the product and the companies practices. I really wish I could use them because I still think that with everything I know about them it equals quality products.
I received my bottle of Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer as a free sample. However all opinions expressed in this post are genuine and our own.