Valentia Even Glow Serum Review

Welcome!

 

Let me start by saying that this review was scheduled to be posted two weeks ago but somehow never made it on my page. My apologies!

 

Even Glow Serum is a Vitamin C serum that is meant to repair, refresh and renew your skin giving your complexion a more even look and feel over time. It is made with 98% natural ingredients and also claims to diminish dark spots and discoloration, boost collagen production so that your skin “retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevent sagging associated with aging” and make take ‘years’ off your appearance. Lastly it’s supposed to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with special ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn oil to plump the skin making it clearer and younger.

 

With that being said lets get to the first impression. First off, the box the bottle comes in is super fancy looking, it definitely does look like its up there with department store competitors and the bottle is nice also. It has the glass dropper and all. The serum itself is a yellow color, looks very creamy and isn’t too runny so its easy to apply, has a slight scent, its floral or fruity, I really cant decide but its extremely pleasant and not too over powering at all. Application as I said is pretty easy, it goes on smooth and isn’t sticky if you apply sparingly and work it in a bit. Dries fairly quickly and your moisturizer or primer goes on like normal and doesn’t cake up with the extra layer.

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Personal experience was actually quite pleasant, it didn’t break me out or make my skin too oily so that always a plus in my book. My skin does feel and look better than it had prior to using this serum and I will note that even when only using it at night I saw a difference in the brightness of my skin.

Final thoughts would be yes, I do recommend this products for long term use and I do see it helping with existing skin conditions. I cannot comment on the antiaging properties as I do not have many signs of aging except slight smile lines but those aren’t going anywhere without getting under the knife lol

But I do honestly think it has made my skin look more plump and youthful so I give it an A.

 

Its only $35 on Amazon for 1.18oz of product which is pretty standard for a serum and you’ll also get a FREE  Age Defying Facial Treatments ebook with over 20 beauty recipes including this one that I tried and loved and am sharing with you now:

All you need is

1 tsp of Matcha Powder and  few drops of water or if you have dry skin aloe gel
-I added a few drops of lemon to mine because I like how it feels (:

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Mix until it’s a paste and apply to face and neck with brush to avoid transferring oils from your fingers to your face

Leave on 20-30 minutes then rinse offwith warm water and a cloth or konjac sponge

Use to 1-3 times weekly!

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It should look like his, not mine. I didn’t put enough water because I liked the texture of it lol fail!

The mask is said to Improve dull skin as well as exfoliates dead skin cells, follow with your Valentia Serum for a moisturized finish!

Thanks for reading feel free to comment or ask any questions~

xo,

Ana

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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DermOrganics Skin Care Sampler Review

Hello there,

So a few weeks ago a group of ladies on FB mentioned cold emailing to companies we were interested in trying, and ask for samples via there “contact us” link soooo that’s what I did. I wrote down a list of over 20 companies that have natural skin care lines or organic skin care lines and I started doing my research and emailing. This wasn’t the easiest thing to do, initially I was told to just write an email and copy and paste it to them all but I found that to be impossible with the different types of products I was interested in. So anyways I decided to try all of the trial sized samples, the ones I can get at least a weeks use from, and write reviews on them.

DermOrganic sent me two boxes of travel sized products, one box contained face wash/moisturizing samples and the other was for hair which will be a completely different review.

A little background info from their site “DermOrganic® formulations are based around naturally-derived ingredients that replicate the elements
hair and skin use inside to replenish, refresh and maintain their youthful vigor from the outside…

Our regimen is based on the simple idea that less is more.
Only the finest, most essential and fully researched ingredients go into our formulas.
The results are youthful-looking hair & skin every day. ”

The Skin Care Sampler is Oil Free, Fragrance Free and all that other good stuff. It retails for $15 it includes;

SoapLess Facial Cleanser which retails for $20 for 8fl oz
It is soap free but strong enough to remove makeup, gentle enough for the eye area. Imparts fresh tight feel without dryness etc.
– It goes on like a moisturizer, feels super silky and doesn’t have any scent at all like it claims. But I don’t think it removes make up completely. I use my Dr.Sponge with it, which I recommend anyways to thoroughly remove any makeup. It is very gentle so it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. My only complaint is that my face doesn’t have that tingling clean feeling after I wash it, and it may just be me but I really love that feeling. Lol20140801-094040-34840726.jpg

Then there’s the Facial Moisturizer $20 for 3.4fl oz
It claims to soften skin and improve elasticity, minimize fine lines and is a sheer formula that absorbs quickly.
– My skin is fairly soft but I don’t think this moisturizer is very moisturizing. My skin still looks dry and flakey after using this and then it gets super oily which means I didn’t moisturize properly. Maybe it’s because I have combo skin, I think it would work perfectly on someone with Normal skin.

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Lastly it randomly includes Hand and Body Moisture Lotion $20 for 12fl oz
This one claims to be a hydrating cream for hand and body that leaves skin feeling soft, clean and moisturizer. Goes on sheer, glides on and absorbs quickly.
– ehhhh this is just not for me, I used it after a shower and I didn’t look ashy or anything but my skin also wasn’t moisturized at all! I wouldn’t recommend this product because I don’t think it’s worth the price.

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For some reason they didn’t include their Calming Facial Toner (which retails $20 for 8fl oz) in the sampler but I do have my own toner that I will be using for the next week and seeing if that makes any difference, I will be sure to insert an update with that and my final thoughts.

Great claims, awesome ingredients but in the last week since I’ve used it I have been noticing I am breaking out a bit, maybe because I’m not getting enough moisture or because the products isn’t equipped to handle my ridiculous acne proneness.
So I do suggest using a spot treatment and an acne fighting moisturizer if you do have acne prone skin.

Overall, I would recommend this skincare like to someone who doesn’t have problematic skin or to those who have sensitive skin.

Also, DermOrganic is proudly;
VEGAN – NO ANIMAL TESTING – NO ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES – SULFATE-FREE & GLUTEN-FREE
NO SODIUM CHLORIDE, SALT, MEA, DEA OR DYES – PARABEN-FREE & PROPYLENE GLYCOL-FREE – pH BALANCED 4.5 – 5.5
OIL FREE & FRAGRANCE FREE SKIN CARE

These are my own thoughts, I was sent this sample for free but not for any reviewing purposes.

1 MONTH OLAY REGENERIST THERMAL MINI PEEL

So I know I was going to do a weekly review but I found that using this product was going to be a bit more challenging than that. (If you want to just see final thoughts skip to the end)
I tried using it TWICE a day for a few days and at first it was fine but after the third or fourth day my skin broke out like crazy! I mean not terribly bad but the blemishes were painful. So I didn’t think that would be fair to post when it was my fault for using it wrong.
The second week I started just using it at night and combined it with my Garnier Over Night glycolic peel and that didn’t really do much except make my skin tender sooooo the third week and recently, I use it every MORNING and use my over night peel at night and my skin has been pretty calm.

Key questions:
Does it make your skin soft?
– Yes, if you use enough product it does make your skin amazingly soft and your makeup goes on smoother!

Does it stop your breakouts?
– Personally, I don’t think it does anything for my acne except for make my skin feel smoother. But that’s just now, maybe with some more time…?

Did it help with your dark spots/acne spots?
– Not that I have noticed. Neither has my other product so I am going to be looking to try a stronger maybe monthly peel to try!

Would you recommend this product?
– Yes and no, I say yes because it does make your skin soft but honestly I’m sure you can find a cheaper product that does the same. I have an Amarte face wash that makes my face feel like a babies butt but that retails $34 but it’s last me a year soooo ehh. The Olay is half way gone and it’s been a month. And no because it just doesn’t do miracles like I expected. Lol I’m impatient.

Overall score on this would be 3 stars.
I love that it makes my skin softer, I love the warming sensation on my face, I love the concept but I’m not in love with the way my skin isn’t reacting to it.
If you don’t have acne prone skin or dark spots this product will probably work GREAT for you but if you do, I wouldn’t expect much, not so soon anyways!

I am in a bit of a rush so I will post pictures tonight!
Thanks for reading and if you have any solutions or comments please feel free to leave them below.

Thank you ❤️

Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini Peel

Day 1

So I heard about this mini peel on some search to rid my face of these ridiculous dark spots and after some serious research and about two weeks of procrastination, I decided to go to my local market are purchase it at the whopping price of $18+tax!

What it is: Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel it’s a daily self heating treatment that claims to have benefits such as “relax the appearance of pores, polish skins surface and regenerate surface cells to hydrate, nourish and beauty skin”
How “Water activated, self-heating formula with micro-crystals and glycolic acid regenerates skins surface to reveal brighter, younger looking skin.”

So basically it’s a less harsh version of a chemical peel.

First impression; the texture is that of a pearl cream, totally soft. It’s a lavender color which may not matter to most but to me it makes the whole process seem less scary. I applied as directed and I must say I was not ready for the heat, although it was not hot I guess I just didn’t believe it would actually get, well, heated! Haha

It feels amazing on the skin, not too hot to make you uncomfortable but enough that you notice it’s heated. Made my skin feel softer immediately after use and didn’t irritate it at all. No redness just some soreness on ruptured pimples (oppsss I guess I should have waited until they healed, oh well) but it wasn’t too bad at all. My skin felt clean as if I had used my microdermabrasor (which is pointless and useless and does nothing so we will skip the elaboration on that POC) so all in all the experience was enjoyable and I do look forward to updating y’all in a week (;

I will keep you updated and since I read it’s safe to use daily and nightly WITH the use of SPF 15 or higher if you go outside.

Background boring info about my skin:
Combo/ Acne prone skin I’ve battled with moderate acne for the better part of 11 years, proactive did absolutely nothing nor has, well, any other acne system so I’m just dealing with it and working on getting rid of these terrible scars! I will be addressing body scars at a later time when I find something I’m interested in trying 😉

Pictures are from before use and I will update weekly progress

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