Well hello everyone! Momma of 4 Girlies is officially off hiatus. The weather has turned just the right temperature so dang frigid I want to hibernate inside and get back to the blogging I've missed so much. The good news is I've dived back into blogging, cannonball style. As in actually going to write blog posts again. Awesome, huh? Long story short: I took a break 6 months before my wedding, and hubby and I have officially been married over 6 months. So, time to get back into action here.
The very first product I am thrilled to review is this wonderful Serum made by Valentia Skin Care. My first reaction to the product starts, as always, with the products packaging.
As a lover of cute little boxes and containers, I always scrutinize the packaging of products, especially beauty products. The Even Glow Serum comes packaged in a amber colored, thick glass bottle with a dropper. You get over an ounce of this wonder serum in bottle. (1.18m Fl Oz to be exact) This comes packaged inside a cute white and gold trimmed box.
On the side of the box are three awesome little words...
"Repair Refresh Renew"
Here's a little more from Valentia Skin care regarding their Even Glow Serum
"Our skin is damaged each day due to environmental pollutants, oxidative stress, and chemical laden cosmetic products. The amount of free radicals waging war on the skin quickly depletes our natural protective resources.
Our premier formulation is backed by scientific research into the efficacy of each of the natural ingredients we have carefully selected.
Our proprietary blend of *skin super oils compliment our 20% Vitamin C base, leading to a powerful antioxidant treatment. Each natural ingredient was chosen to support and enhance Vitamin C’s efficacy on the skin, leading to more well-rounded serum to add to your daily skin care ritual.
Our Even Glow Serum will repair, refresh, and renew your skin; restoring evenness to your complexion, giving you an extra boost of confidence each time you look in the mirror."
Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.
In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.
***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin.
ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C
RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.
HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion
GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.
98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)
EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.
INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE:
Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.
BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION:
The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.
REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES:
Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.
When I opened the bottle of Serum, the smell took me straight to an orange grove. I love it. And just a drop or 2 will do, no need to go overboard with this serum. It's a bit thicker than any other serum I've tried, and I find that to be a good thing. It keeps the serum from running off my fingers.
Okay, so it looks great, it smells great and it sounds great! That's all really wonderful news!
But we all know it's not all about pretty packaging and pleasant smells! This stuff actually works!! As a mom of 4 girls who just had her...gulp... 30th birthday, I'm in the market for anti-aging ANYTHING!
But especially for my face. I've been starting the slightest fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I like to think it's from laughing and smiling but it's more likely from stress! After 10 days of using, I've noticed my skin more firm and soft, acne scars and dark spots disappearing and an overall, glowing, healthy looking complexion. I am very pleased with the results after just 10 days, I am looking forward to seeing my complexion in 20 and 30 days.
Sample provided by Valentia Skin Care through Blogdash.
You can order products made by Valentia Skin Care such as the Even Glow Serum by clicking here