One of the benefits of being a beauty blogger is getting to try out a lot of skincare products. Back in my “civilian” days, I stuck with the same moisturizer probably for about 10 years. I still like that moisturizer, Olay Regenerist, and I think it’s a good one, but I am happy that I’ve gotten a much broader idea of what is available at a variety of price points.
Valentia Skincare is a brand I’ve written about in the past. Valentia’s Vitamin C Serum is one of my faves – the citrus scent and the viscosity are perfect IMHO, and I like their True Glow Eye Cream as well, gentle and effective. What strikes me most about Valentia is that they make high quality skincare products with excellent natural and organic ingredients at an affordable price. Plus it’s cruelty-free. When I’m buying my own skincare, I’m on a budget, so the value equation is really important to me.
I received Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer from Brandbacker, the bloggers’ organization, about 3 weeks ago to try out in exchange for an honest review. I’ve been using the product primarily as a nighttime moisturizer because I don’t believe it has sunscreen in it, though Valentia suggests it can be used for both daytime and nighttime.
Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is formulated with lots of natural ingredients to address dryness, uneven skin tone and dullness. Here’s a description of the key ingredients in the moisturizer:
- Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: This plant based substance penetrates deep into the skin to secure moisture, support skin elasticity, and plump the skin from within.
- Kojic Acid: Known for its skin-lightening properties, this antioxidant helps to naturally control melanin production and prevent dark spots.
- Ginseng: A symbol of long-life, strength, and wisdom, Ginseng boosts skin-firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.
- Safflower Oil: Rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier, providing superior protection.
- Shea Butter: This wonder nut contains a myriad of regenerative vitamins and essential fatty acids, providing a welcome dose of moisture, hydrating and nourishing the skin.
The moisturizer itself seems to me to be a gel-cream, my favorite type of moisturizer.
Although it is rich, it doesn’t feel heavy. After I wash my face and apply toner, I love putting this cream on. It’s so comforting, and my skin feels plumped. It also gives me a nice glow without looking shiny or greasy. Because it was developed for all skin types, I know Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer will be perfect for my skin even when it reverts to its super-dry state this winter.
Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer has a pleasant, very light floral scent that disappears right after it is applied.
It comes in an amber glass pump bottle to maintain the efficacy of the product and its ingredients. The bottle looks simple and elegant, and it’s clean and easy to apply. It contains 4. fl. oz./120 ml, and I expect this good-sized bottle will easily last me through the winter.
Priced at $25, I think it’s a good value for what you get: lots of lovely moisturizer with great natural and organic ingredients including hyaluronic acid, one of my must-haves especially for winter, and it’s cruelty-free and parabens-free too. If you’re shopping for a new moisturizer, definitely take a look at Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. Visit the Valentia Skincare website for more information on the moisturizer and their other terrific skincare products. Valentia is sold on their website and on Amazon. It comes with a money-back guarantee. BTW, when I received my moisturizer, it included a card that mentioned you can get a 15% off coupon code by signing up for emails at the Valentia website. And while you’re at it, check out Valentia on Facebook and Instagram.
Have you tried Valentia skincare products yet?
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Full Ingredient List:
Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract (plant stem cells), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Algae Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (wakame bioferment), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Extract), Rubus Ideaus (Raspberry Seed Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Wildcrafted Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Essential Oil), Melissa Officinalis (Melissa Essential Oil), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Willow Bark/Salicylic Acid), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Wildcrafted Panax Quinquefolius (Ginseng), Organic Pimpinella Anisum (Anise), Organic Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish), Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Wildcrafted Ginkgo Biloba, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Wildcrafted Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle), Organic Salvia Officinalis (Sage Extract), Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra), Organic Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme Extract), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), and Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.