Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: Valentia True Glow Eye Cream and Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

There's not that many brands out there that would be confident enough to provide a lifetime money back guarantee. A brand that does definitely warrants a try. Valentia offers this confidence on all their skincare products.  On top of that they have best buzz words - organic, vegan, cruelty free and American made.

Their True Glow Eye Cream also claims to solve all eye concerns: moisturizing, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, gets rid of dark circles AND puffiness!  All this packed into a bottle for $25! Sold on Amazon with hundreds of reviews, this is one of the most popular eye creams on Amazon.

Valentia True Glow Eye Cream

The Valentia True Glow Eye Cream comes in a little glass bottle with a pump.  Though the pump tends to squirt out a long stream of product. (see picture below) A little too much product but still manageable.
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream and it's annoying long stream at 1 pump

The eye cream is in an orange creamiscle color with a similar orangey fragrance. But the fragrance reminds me of walking down a dollar store body products aisle. Not exactly my cup of tea. And for the product itself, when applied, it really does feel like it smooths out lines. It leaves a slight silicone feeling on the eyes and definitely shows under cream concealer.  Not seeing any effects of the other claims though. Not sure if I'll actually repurchase.

Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

The Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask is also $25 on Amazon with hundreds of 4 and 5 star reviews. Another multi claim product that is said to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines and increase skin radiance.

Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask with the uneven label
I know it's not a luxury brand, but seeing packaging like this is really disappointing. Reminds me of something from the dollar store. Packaging label represents the brand, something placed like this makes me feel that the product is not made with care either.

Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask - no seals
On top of that, the mask wasn't sealed in any way. Another little disappointing point because when I opened it, the rim is filled with dried mask residue. The scent of the mask is also smells like dollar store shampoo. Much more irritating than the eye cream since the mask is for the entire face and around the nose.  The mask is in a yellow mustard color and it dries to a translucent goo. The mask direction says to leave it on for 15-30 mins and expect a tingling sensation. But I wasn't it to be this bad! I left it on for roughly 10 mins and washed it off. After washing everything off, my face was all red and burning. Luckily the burning wore off after 20 mins or so. Sadly I could see where the "plumping" action went to.  A reminder for myself to remember to do a small skin test before applying to my face.

Thank you to Brandbacker and Valentia for sponsoring this post.  Although my experience was negative with these Valentia products, there are much more positive reviews for Valentia. They just didn't work out for me.

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