According to the Valentia site, this 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." I am generally skeptical of such claims, but this serum has been a pleasant surprise. It has made my face softer and smoother, and has helped to remove the dark circles under my eyes.
Let's take a look at the ingredients in the serum:
Sea Buckthorn Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil –These oils work in tandem to promote skin hydration and then lock in moisture. When combined with Vitamin C, all three ingredients exist harmoniously to combat free radicals, protecting your skin from future signs of aging to prmote more beautiful, youthful looking skin.
Resistem (Plant Stem Cells)– Protects against stress-related aging while promoting skin detoxification. A French study has demonstrated that Resistem improves dullness of the skin 67% when applied in comparison to a placebo, also reducing skin inflammation by 23% after just two short months. This means that your skin will regenerate more quickly as it is protected against environmental stressors in a gentle, sensitive manner.
Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical) – Allows your skin to retain more moisture than before while simultaneously increasing elasticity and firmness. The Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology conducted a study with 15 female volunteers ages 35 to 65 to demonstrate the effects of Hyaluronic Acid. After only two short months of use, all 15 volunteers showed demonstrated improvement in skin rejuvenation.
Green Tea: The catechins contained in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammrtory, and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.
And here are the benefits their website extols:
EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing 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 radiant. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
ABSORBS RAPIDLY: 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.
BOOST COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil 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 Sea Buckthorn oil plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.
Now, let's talk about my experience. When I opened the bottle, the first thing I noticed was the strong citrus scent. The scent does not linger once the serum goes on, however. The serum is a creamy consistency, and has a light orange color. It feels a bit sticky as it goes on, but it is absorbed quickly and does not leave any stickiness on your face. The first time I used it, I noticed a bit of redness afterwards, but consequent uses revealed no such effect. With winter coming on, it's good to know I have something to help my face not to show the ravages of wind and cold.The product can be purchased here on Amazon.com, where it is currently being offered at a reduced price. There are also hundreds of reviews there which are well worth reading.
I received a bottle of Valentia Even Glo Serum for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.