Monday, October 10, 2016

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum* Review

Hey! How was your weekend?

Today I'm sharing a new addition to my night time skin care routine. I've been testing out the Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum*, I'm ready to share my thoughts. Last month I was able to test out Valentia's Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer (reviewed here), so I was anxious to try out more of their products and was happy when I was accepted into the Brandbacker campaign for this!

I mentioned this in my last Valentia post, but what I love most about this brand is that they use all natrual ingredients, they are vegan, and cruelty free!

About the Night Revive Retnol Serum from Valentia's website 
"A potent blend of Retinol, with essential vitamins and botanicals specifically chosen to enhance Retinols efficacy work together to create the serum your skin care dreams are made of. Retinol works down to the cellular level to stimulate collagen production and diminish even the deepest of wrinkles. Vitamin C helps Retinol penetrate deeper into the skin, while Vitamin E and Squalane nourish and hydrate, counteracting the drying effects of Retinol and maximizing anti-aging benefits. This transformative retinol serum will turn back the clock, giving you visibly smoother, rejuvenated skin. "

This serum claims to diminish wrinkles, stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, manage breakouts and skin conditions. 

This serum comes in a nice glass bottle, just like their Moistuizer does. It has a dropper applicator, and the product it's self is a milky white color which surprised me because most serums I've tried have been clear. It's suggested to lightly shake the bottle before applying, because natural ingredients can separate. The directions states to use an SPF on your face as you are using this. It's also suggested that if the Retinol irritates your skin, use every 2-3 nights until your skin adjusts. I personally have no irritation, so I use this every night. 

My Thoughts-
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this serum. I love that it sinks into my skin fast, and it's not slippery or tacky like some serums are. I use about 3 drops and combined with my night cream or coconut oil, my face feels nice, smoothe, and hydrated. A lot of serums break my face out but I had no problem with this one. I was a bit nervous because I've never used a product with Retinol in it before, but I'm happy to say it didn't irritate my skin. 

In really enjoying products from Valentia, and this serum had perked my interest in the brand even more!
Check out Valentia on Facebook and Instagram for more information on their products! 
*This post is sponsored by Valentia and powered by Brandbacker. All opinions are my own!*

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