Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Her eyes are the gateway to her souls...

... So you better take care of them

Hello Ladies (& gents), 

Ok, so from what I heard, you should start using anti-aging cream/gel/serum & eye cream/serum/gel when you are in your 20s as a prevention measure but DEFINITELY start in your 30s. I definitely confirmed this myself when I went a SK-II event and they scanned my face. The scan told me the status of my skin. Around my eyes had a lot of potential wrinkles and they suggested me to use certain products. Of course they recommended their luxury brand which I would love to try but I wanted to start on a budget first before I branch out to the luxury products. So I discovered this eye serum.

True Glow Eye Cream by Valentia

Photo by Valentia

About the product
- Astaxanthin: A powerful antioxidant that increases moisture levels, smooths fine line and wrinkles, and restores elasticity to the skin.
- Resistem: Natural Plant Stem Cells repair and protect the skin from harsh environmental pollutants and stress related aging.
- Vitamin C: Leaves the skin smooth and visibly brighter for a well-rested and bright eyed look.
- Organic Rosehip Oil: Provides intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Arnica: A key anti-inflammatory agent to the restorative process that works to diminish the appearance of dark circles.

 I reviewed for this company before and I really enjoyed their Vitamin C serum so I wanted give this a try. The hydration mask was a bonus because I just can't turn down a good facial mask. First off, I love the names of their products - makes it sound so magical. The consistency is this thick and creamy but glides on smoothly. Remember, little goes a long way AND use your ring fingers to apply because it'll provide the least amount of pressure. Eyes are one of the more sensitive areas of the body so a a constant tugging effect may product premature wrinkles. Leaves a thin layer of residue behind so I prefer to use this at night because I feel like thicker the creams gives maximum hydration (LEVEL 9000 - leave a comment you get this reference), and hydration it does leave (if you get this reference, hollaaaaaaaa). 

You can find it here!

OZ Naturals: Super Youth Eye Gel

Photo by Oz Naturals

About the Product
ALLURE MAGAZINE'S Best In Beauty Eye Gel 
CRUELTY FREE & vegan formula - This eye gel treatment is not to be underestimated as it's highly effective at reducing dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.
SAFE FOR ALL SKIN Types - Non-comedogenic, does not contain parabens, sulfates or alcohol.

This makes the area around your eye super soft. I notice the morning after even the first night I used it. The consistency of the gel isn't slimy or sticky but very smooth. Application doesn't leave any greasy residue left over and it does have a cooling effect. OH! and they say you can use this all over your face as well, so its amazing for traveling - less products to bring - which brings me to my next point. The sizing threw me off but that was kind of my fault because I didn't really look at the specs and details. Now, if you are not a fan of scented products, you may be turned off by this product because it smells like freshly cut cucumbers. Doesn't bother me though, and I personally don't like cucumbers.

Get it here!

In conclusion, I feel like i'm writing a paper or something but, in conclusion:

So far I don't favor one over the other, I like both products equally. I really like it that both use natural ingredients (or at least that's what the boxes/labels say keke). I don't have much to really complain about these two either. I never used to use eye cream regularly (only periodically), so I don't have a whole lot to compare to, but even as an 'eye cream noobie' I can vouch for the fact that these products are actually making a difference.  My early early mornings would probably product some awesome dark circles and designer bags under my eyes right? NOPE, not after using these. I use less concealer because I don't need it whee!

As a BONUS, and because my love for facial masks is very strong, introducing: 

Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

About the product
- Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend:These natural miracles increase moisture content and help in the production of collagen and elastin which decreases the appearance of visible lines. 
- Botanical Hyaluronic Acid:Penetrates deep into the skin to secure moisture and plump skin from within.
- Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil:An anti-aging wonder berry that results in fewer fine lines, diminished sun spots, more even skin tone, and firmer more supple skin.
- Japanese Green Tea:Contains catechins that provide anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant effects to the skin.
- Aloe Vera:This botanical moisturizers skin and fight aging by improving skin firmness.

Super JELLY - it jiggles like jello, so yes it looks thick, however, once applied it is this gel like texture which slides on smoothly.  Once I rinse my face, it already looks brighter and smooth. With this bipolar winter weather, my skin doesn't know what to do or how to react so I will say my skin has been acting out but I love how my skin looks post mask facial. It's to the point my boyfriend wondered what I've been doing to my skin but we'll keep this our little secret ladies *wink wink*. 

You can get it here.


disclaimer: Products were provided by 'Valentia' and 'OZ Naturals' however, words are 100% my own. 

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