Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum | Thoughts & First Impressions

Monday, November 07, 2016

Retinol is one of those products that need long-term use in order to see the effects of its use (for me anyway). No exception will be made here with the Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum ($35.00). 




First impressions/thoughts:

  • I like that it is a light serum that doesn't leave my skin sticky.
  • I like that it also has Vitamin C and E as main ingredients. Vitamin C is supposed to work very well with retinol.
  • Works well layered with other products.
  • Doesn't break me out.
  • I really like the dropper packaging, really keeps things clean and ensures I am not using too much (all I need is one dropper full).
  • Doesn't smell like anything.

Ingredients from valentia.com:
Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Olive Oil Squalene, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate (sunflower based Vitamin E), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid,  Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Pentylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

I noticed that Retinol is eighth on the list, with vitamin C third so I am curious to see the long-term effects of this. I do like a lot of the ingredients listed here; a lot of them coincide with many of the ingredients used in Korean skincare.

I have been using the serum consistently for about two weeks. For the first week, I was using it only at night and now I have started using it twice a day; so far so good. I have really been enjoying it mixed in with The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension, which really helps with the pilling that most people have reported with the Vitamin C Suspension, but more on that later!

Looking forward to continued use!

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The products in this post were provided by valentia.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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