I’m all about serums. I’m all about Vitamin C. I’m all about products that smell so good I want to eat them instead of smear them on my face. So when Valentia reached out for me to review their Even Glow Serum, you can bet your sweet bippy I was excited. Also I just really wanted to say ‘sweet bippy’. But yes, I was excited.
Just as badly as I wanted to use ‘sweet bippy’, I also wanted to use a super Myspacey glittery gif. So here it is. This product is chock full of Vitamin C. How much, you ask? 20%, that’s how much. It also harbors skin wonder-oils such as Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip, plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and green tea. All these magical ingredients together work to battle wrinkles and fine lines, boost collagen production, even skin tone, enhance antioxidant protection and increase radiance.
Simple yet effective packaging. I’m always a sucker for a splash of gold.
Incredibly informative box. Don’t struggle too hard to tilt your head and read though, you can find everything typed out below.
Not sure why they have the instructions twice, but I take it to mean use it twice a day. Because I do. So there.
20% Vitamin C
Evens skin tone
Increases glow and radiance
Boosts collagen production
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
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. Without additional antioxidants the skin’s ability to defend against these pollutants is diminished and signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone will occur. 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.
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.
*Skin Super Oils
Sea Buckthorn Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil –
[view our expanded description of these natural ingredients]
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 promote 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-inflammatory, and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.
Protect your skin and combat wrinkles and uneven skin tone with a natural daily serum.
Specifically formulated as a very potent antioxidant treatment for all skin types, a solution to counter the ill effects of environmental stress and aging, our Even Glow Serum can help.
The Even Glow Serum has a greater viscosity than most serums I’ve tried. Although I might just be imagining that because it’s tinted orange, due to the Sea Buckthorn. In any case, it has a hygienic dropper and a little goes a long way. Despite being a heavier serum, it absorbs SUPER quickly, as in right away. Which is nice, especially if you’re one of those people who hates going to bed and sticking to their pillow (me).
The first thing you will notice is that this serum smells like you’re snorting straight sunshine. Like someone punched you in the face with an orange, and you liked it. What I’m trying to say is that it smells delicious and it’s taken everything in me to not try to drink it. After careful deliberation I decided it would probably be most beneficial on my skin and not in my mouth. C’est la vie.
After using this for two weeks, I can honestly say this is one of the best products I’ve tried for my skin. It didn’t necessarily take two weeks to discover that though–the first morning after application my skin felt rejuvenated. It looked brighter and smoother. After regular use, the radiance has increased. And it’s not a nasty greasy shine, like what nightmares are made of. No. This is truly a glow from the inside out, and it is so nice that I feel comfortable leaving my apartment without foundation. Most of the time, I mean. Come on, let’s be real.
Valentia has stated that breakouts can possibly occur while your skin is in the adaption phase of this product. This happened to me a few days in, but that could also have been a pre-menstrual side effect so… who knows. In any case, it didn’t last too long. My skin is happy. And happy skin equals a happy Glamburger.
Pros: Really brings out a glow in my skin, moisturizing, rejuvenating, firming, SMELLS DELICIOUS.
Cons: Nothing. Can possibly cause breakouts at the beginning until your skin adapts.
Final Verdict: I’m definitely going to invest in more when my runs out. Try it for yourself for $35 USD at Valentia.