A few weeks ago I got carded while trying to buy whipped cream flavored vodka (classy, I know). At first I thought the cashier was joking - I mean, I am 35, I had just come from the gym and looked a hot mess, I was wrestling Jack away from the candy, and well, just wasn't at my best. I gave the cashier a weird look when he asked, "You are 21, right?" and gruffly said, "Yeah." Like, are you making fun of me, buddy, I thought. And he was like, "Yeah, I'm'a need to see your ID." Feeling very confused (and expecting Ashton Kutcher to jump out from somewhere saying I was Punked - is that still a thing?), I fished my ID out of my purse and before he could look at it he says, "You're not offended are you? You're what, maybe 24? 25?" *speechless* This dude thought I was at least 10 years younger than I actually am. And he was serious.
I've always tried to take good care of my skin (and I guess it's paying off!). I'll admit I'm not 100% consistent with a skincare routine, but I do try to keep on top of things. I want to keep getting carded until I'm at least 40. Needless to say, but when Valentia Skin Care asked me to do a review of their True Glow Eye Cream and their Even Glow Serum I jumped at the opportunity! (Spoiler: both products are amazing). Valentia Skin Care uses natural and organic plant derived ingredients in all their products and all the products are cruelty-free - never tested on animals. Win-win-win! And in case you were wondering, I received these products free for testing - all opinions are my own and truthful!
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream
Keeping the skin around my eyes looking young is one of my number one priorities when it comes to skin care. I always make sure to have a great eye cream in my skin care routine, and the Valentia True Glow Eye Cream fits the bill perfectly. I've noticed a reduction in the fine lines around my eyes (that I don't want to admit are there and am now hardly able to notice) since I started using the product and my skin feels firmer and tighter. The eye cream smells nice - kinda citrusy and absorbs quickly. The circles that were starting to creep in under my eyes from Mom/blogger sleep deprivation are gone, too. This eye cream contains:
Astanxanthin: A powerful antioxidant that increases moisture levels, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and restores elasticity to the skin
Resistem: Natural Plant Stem Cells repair and protect the skin from stress related aging
Vitamin C: Leaves the skin smooth and visibly brighter for a well-rested and bright eyed look
Organic Rosehip Oil: Intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Arnica: Anti-inflammatory agent key to the restorative process
Say goodbye to tired eyes. This nourishing formula works fast to repair and refresh the eye area while protecting skin from the usual suspects of aging. Our natural and organic ingredients work to calm and reduce puffiness in the eye area revealing softer, more refreshed looking eyes. With continued use of this antioxidant treatment, you will start noticing a more rejuvenated, radiant, and brighter under eye area.
Valentia Even Glow Serum
As a fair skinned individual, I've had more than my fair share of really bad sunburns. Skin cancer runs in my family and I'm at a very high risk of getting skin cancer - scary, but true. I've been wanting to try an antioxidant treatment for sometime to help repair my skin at a cellular level. Valentia's Even Glow Serum with 20% Vitamin C is absolutely perfect for me. I've been applying this serum twice a day to my face, neck, and decollete and can definitely tell a difference. My skin is brighter and more even - especially my decollete which has gotten the worst of my sunburns and is by far my most problematic area. The wrinkles that are creeping onto my forehead are also less noticeable much to my delight. I also have the peace of mind that I've added an antioxidant treatment to my routine. The ingredients are:
Organic Rosehip Oil & Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil: Simultaneously increasing hydration and locking in moisture to repair and restore damaged skin for an even glow and more beautiful youthful skin
Resistem: Natural Plant Stem Cells protect the skin from stress related aging while promoting detoxification
Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical): Helps repair the skin to retain moisture, increasing elasticity and firmness
Green Tea Extract: The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant promoting anti-inflammation and anti-irritant benefits
Vanquish dark spots and revitalize your skin with this new generation Vitamin C serum. Formulated with a blend of essential fatty acids and antioxidants to boost Vitamin C’s efficacy, and leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. This must-have serum shields skin from environmental aggressors, leaving skin healthy and protected. Vitamin C increases collagen production, evening skin tone and creating firmer more youthful looking skin. This lightweight formula absorbs quickly, and has a luxuriously delicious citrus scent that will delight your skin and your senses.
I was super satisfied with both of these products and will be continuing to use them. I highly recommend both the True Glow Eye Cream and Even Glow Serum - they're high end, quality skin care products at a fair and affordable price. I love that the ingredients are all natural and organic,and that the products aren't tested on animals. Here's to getting carded into my 40's!!!