BEAUTY buys: HYDRATING vs. REVITALIZING serums

A few weeks back I reviewed two Valentia products that I raved about - their True Glow Eye Cream and Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask. Now I'm back with two more products of theirs that I've been testing for over a month now - their Royal Rose Hydrating Serum and their Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. Since I'm already a fan of their products and company (cruelty free, vegan, 98% natural, made in the USA - the list goes on...), I already knew going in I would probably end up loving both of these.

I was right.

Both of these serums are incredibly luxurious and soft. My skin - even during the normally drying period from winter to spring (especially this particularly crazy transition this year)  - has never felt better. So in an effort to differentiate between the two, I decided to do a break down of the pros of each to get a better idea of the specific benefits each serum brings to the table. 

Royal Rose Hydrating Serum ($35)

  • The smell of this serum is intoxicating - like walking through an English rose garden in the spring. 
  • Medium-heavy texture, providing ultra-rich moisture.
  • Best for overnight wear (due to the slightly heavy texture).

Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum ($35)

  • This serum has a more tangy orange scent than a floral scent, which is refreshing and light. 
  • Light-medium texture, not as heavy as the Royal Rose Hydrating Serum.
  • Best for day wear (light enough to put on under makeup/lotion).

Overall, both of these are absolutely worth the money - and if you can do what I did which is divide them by day and night usage, I would recommend getting both. I took a few images of how moisturized and clear my skin has been since using them, and I can totally tell the difference.