Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum Review

I was very excited to try this hydrating serum by Valentia. I trust this brand because it gives me desirable results and their organic ingredients. Besides the fact that I like the smell of roses I noticed all the great ingredients it contains.

This is taken out of their website
Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.
- Rose Damascena: One of the most nourishing and skin friendly natural oils, providing balance, moisture, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to the skin.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B): This potent vitamin has been clinically proven to fade away hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and acne..
- Rosehip Seed Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamins C & A, these essential fatty acids work quickly to lock in skin's moisture.
- Evening Primrose Oil: Provides light, non-oily moisture to the skin, never clogging or irritating the skin.
- Bearberry: Reduces melanin production, thereby lightening the skin, revealing a brighter complexion.
- Lavender: Heals the skin, treating pimples, wounds, and sores.

This Hydrating & Nourishing Serum Will:
- Deeply moisturize skin
- Provide antioxidant protection
- Soothe & nourish dry skin
- Smooth skin tone & texture
- Boost skin radiance

Directions for using Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum:
Apply 1-2 pumps evenly to face and neck each evening after cleansing skin thoroughly. After absorption, follow with moisturizer and eye product of choice.

This serum soaks into your skin without a greasy heavy feel. I love the very subtle rose scent this has, not overpowering at all. The texture is heavier than I expected sort of like a jelly-ish lotion, however it does not feel heavy on the skin.

I applied Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum every morning/night after cleansing my face. My face feels smoother/softer and hydrated just as it claims. It has not caused any breakouts or irritation due to the fact that it did not clog my pores. This serum gave me a slight tingle sensation when I applied it and it absorbed into my skin without leaving any residue. This serum is also silicone, Paraben, and alcohol free and provides antioxidant protection.

Overall, I think this is a nice product and after using this serum a few times I noticed a difference in my skin.I will continue the use and see how my skin improves over time. I recommended it!

I received this product free or highly discounted for review purposes and an honest and un-biased opinion from BrandBacker.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review for SnackCubby - Multi-purpose Reusable Snack Bag & Ice Pop Mold

This product could be an innovative idea using silicone material to create a snack bag. These can hold pretzels, cereal, trail mix, granola, small crackers, gummies etc. The lid is attached, therefore you don't have to worry about losing lids. It also comes with a separate cap (purple) with a hole in the middle so you can make popscicles. However in my opinion, as a popscicle mold the SnackCubby could be too big.

These are just similar to using regular snack/freezer/storage bags but in a tube form instead.

I like how they are translucent so you can see what is inside. The SnackCubby containers are made of BPA-free and FDA-approved food grade silicone which is also dishwasher safe and freezer safe. These are big pluses if you are into saving or preserving the environment. I enjoy the product because it's a reusable item I have at home. I have to say that these containers are narrower and more flexible than I was expecting. I thought they were harder so the contents inside the container don't get crush easily when I put them in my purse or kids' bags. 
Overall, these are a decent replacement for using disposable lunch bags (Ziplock) for packing snacks. It's nice to pack the smaller snacks, but the contents can be easily crushed since it is so flexible.

If you would like to try them out, you can get them on Amazon here.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review for Valentia Ultimate Skin Repair & Hydration Combo: True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask


Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask  
I was skeptical about using this mask but I was pleasantly surprised. This mask is golden yellow in color and is lightly scented. The consistency reminds me like the one of a (banana) pudding which was not very appealing to me, but I was willing to give it a try because of the of the scent and the natural ingredients it has. This mask contains a mix of natural ingredients like the Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend: Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Japanese Green Tea and Aloe Vera. My face felt tingly and had a cooling sensation while having it on my face which was kind of soothing. However, the mask felt somewhat sticky by the end. 

Cleanup was simple and required only a damp cloth and warm water to remove it after 15-30 minutes of application. The first night I used it, I didn't notice much or maybe didn't pay attention to how my face felt but the next morning I definitely noticed that my face was smoother, softer and moisturized. I am using it twice a week at night time after washing my face and I can see a noticeable difference. I have oily skin and I am also glad that it has caused any breakouts which is a major concern for me. I also love that it helps boost your collagen production and decrease signs of aging. The packaging needs improvement though (not the box but the container) as it does not look like a quality product, it is very simple.

                                   True Glow Eye Cream


The eye cream doesn't feel greasy or sticky which is a big plus. It does have a slight citrus scent, but it's not overpowering.  It absorbs quickly in my skin and with no residue. The texture is not thick and it has like a peachy/light orange color.  I like that the bottle had a pump and it gave me a perfect amount of cream to apply. 

I use this cream both in the morning before applying my make-up and in the evening after cleansing my skin right before going to bed. Unfortunately, this eye cream did not lighten/reduce my dark circles at this time but it makes my eye area look refreshed. I will going to continue use for a while and try to see if there is any difference in a few weeks. I am in my late 30s and I do not have any wrinkles so I would not be able to say much about this, however it is always nice to prevent wrinkles. I like that the cream helps my eyes look fresh when I get up in the morning. While I haven't noticed any huge improvement with the dark circles, I have noticed that the skin around my eyes feels smoother and I can apply my makeup without any issues. Also, it doesn't make me break out or give me an allergic reaction.

I received a complimentary bottle of Valentia's True Glow Eye Cream and a jar of Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask in exchange for my honest review/opinion. 

These products are available for purchase on Amazon. Links below:

True Glow Eye Cream
Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

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