Throughout my life, I have always thought that skincare was extremely important. Taking care of your skin from a young age can help slow (but not stop) the hands of time. And a good skincare routine with great products certainly has worked for me.
I’ve tried a zillion skincare products over the years. And the number and variety of skincare products that I’ve tried has only increased since I became a beauty blogger. There are a lot of good products out there!
Recently I was given the opportunity to try a product from a new skincare brand that is just launching this month, September 2015: Bellatorra Skin Care. In addition to being available on the company website, Bellatorra will be sold at Barney’s. That alone tells you something about the brand. Barney’s only carries the best!
A Little Background on Bellatorra’s Origins
Bellatorra was started by Nathan Halsey who is devoted to health and wellness. Throughout his life, he has sought peak performance achieved through good nutrition. Working with scientists and exercise physiologists, he created a line of nutritional supplements and formulations to help achieve peak physical performance.
From there, Halsey’s passion for a body that can achieve its best grew to include anti-aging products. He created Bellatorra Skin Care, a line of products that target the causes of aging: environmental stressors and internal triggers. The products home in on uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, lines, wrinkles and sensitivity by using purified active ingredients such as botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and plant stem cells that mirror the skin’s own ingredients. They are delivered to the deepest layers of skin where they can do the most good. What makes Bellatorra Skin Care products different is the way the powerful ingredients are delivered: using nanospheres called Bellaspheres that are time-released over 48 hours, synced with the skin’s own natural rhythms for maximum effectiveness.
You can read more about Nathan Halsey and the Bellatorra Skin Care product line here.
Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex Advanced Facial Moisturizer
I’ve been using Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex for about 7 weeks. From the first pump that I smoothed on my dry skin, I knew I had found something special. Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex is a thick but relatively lightweight gel cream. In fact, the gel cream is a perfect weight – not heavy but not watery, truly perfect. It melts onto my skin. One pump of this precious cream is enough to cover my entire face. My face breathes a sigh of relief every time I apply this moisturizer. My skin also feels plumped and hydrated, and that look and feeling lasts all day.
Although my skin is dry, mature skin, I think this would be a perfect moisturizer for all but very oily skin types because the cream itself is neither heavy nor too lightweight. It is not greasy at all. And just about all women would love the ingredients and skin benefits of this advanced facial moisturizer.
It has a gorgeous fig scent that you can just barely smell when you apply it. Once it’s on your face, the scent is gone.
Here’s how Bellatorra describes the moisturizer: “This targeted and time-released, botanical, plant stem cell and retinol formula reduces fine lines and wrinkles, accelerates skin’s natural repair functions and protects from environmental damage while targeting discoloration, uneven tone and preventing the appearance of future damage at the cellular level. Rich in antioxidants, polysaccharides, minerals and vitamins, this is truly a multi-dimensional anti-aging moisturizer. The Bellaspheres contain a proprietary complex of Olive Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Zinc PCA & Vitamin C to increase skin firmness, reduce lines and wrinkles, prevent environmental damage, correct uneven pigmentation, prevent the formation of melanin (I really need this!!), hydrate, protect, and soothe.”
Here are the other key ingredients in Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex and their functions:
- Argania Spinosa: Increase vitality of dermal stem cells, synthesizes collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, protects longevity of cells, combats chronological aging
- Malus Domestica: Increase vitality of epidermal stem cells, encourages optimal functioning & turnover
- Retinyl Palmitate: Stimulates collagen, lifts and firms.
- Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Stimulates collagen synthesis, soothes, detoxifies
- Rhodochrosite Extract: Energizes.
- Caffeine: Reduces inflammation and promotes circulation
Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex Advanced Facial Moisturizer comes in a stunning cream-colored box that protects and holds the beautiful triangular-shaped glass bottle. The triangular shape makes the glass bottle easy to grip, while it still looks lovely on my vanity or bathroom shelf. The bottle contains 1.35 fl. oz./40 ml. Paraben-free. Made in the U.S.
Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex is priced at $295. Yes, it’s expensive, but I truly think it’s worth it. The ingredients and the technology that went into its making are amazing. Plus the bottle will last me a long time. (You can see above that I’ve still got a lot left!) I hope to be able to time my purchase with the Barney’s special event where they give you a huge bag of cosmetic goodies with a cosmetics or fragrance purchase over $200. In fact, the goody bag promotion is going on now, and they usually have it again around the holiday season.
After trying the Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex, I am also curious about and eager to try other products within the line:
- Uplifting Activating Mist
- Anti-Aging Eye Cream
- Anti-Aging Facial Cleanser.
Have you heard about Bellatorra Skin Care?