As you probably know already, I am a huge skincare junkie. I'm always looking for the best new moisturizers or face washes, especially because my skin is extra extra sensitive. I had heard some great things about the Valentia brand via word of mouth, especially their hydration mask, so when I was asked to review two of their products, I was excited to see if they lived up to the hype.
No disappointment here.
Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask ($25) - this hydration mask is incredible. It's a gel-like formula - which I totally wasn't expecting (especially the rich gold color) - but it's so refreshing. It's slightly cool to the touch, but when you put it on, you can almost immediately feel the effect of rehydration on your tight, dry skin. After 30 minutes, your skin feels COMPLETELY different. Honestly, I didn't even realize how dry my skin was until I started using this. When I went into work the following day after trying the mask (and eye cream - see below), I had two coworkers ask me what makeup I use to get "that glow". Hey, I'll take that.
True Glow Eye Cream ($25) - in addition to the mask, this eye cream is killer. I'm no stranger to eye cream, since my under eye area gets pretty dark from a mixture of terrible allergies and general lack-of-sleep, so I was actually really surprised with how much this formula moisturizes and brightens vs. just moisturizing. The texture is really nice because it's thick but not too thick - so you can easily use it under makeup and it doesn't feel heavy. I'm used to using this First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy every morning, but I actually like the Valentia version better (plus it's $13 less!), so I think I'll be making the switch permanently to this.
P.S. what's awesome about this company is that they are cruelty-free, vegan friendly, 98% natural, and made using sustainable energy in the USA. Oh, and produced in a women-owned and operated lab. Pretty rad.