Hey lovelies! I am 39-years old, so retinol is a permanent part of my skincare vocabulary. I am always down to try a new retinol product. When Valentia invited me to try out their newest retinol serum, I did not hesitate to accept. In this review, I will give a little information about retinol and some of the other key ingredients in the serum. Per usual, I will give my opinion about the serum. Let's get started.
The Ingredients That Make Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum Work
Of course, the main ingredient in this serum is retinol. Retinol has many skin benefits that help to diminish wrinkles, dark spots, and breakouts. It also contains vitamins C and E which are antioxidants that also have separate skin benefits such as improving skin tone and boosting skins moisture barrier. These two vitamins are a package deal as vitamin E needs vitamin C to protect it from oxidation.
The Night Revive Retinol Serum also contains olive oil derived Squalane. Squalane is fast absorbing and conditions the skin. The skin moisturizing effects of both vitamin E and Squalane help to counteract two of the most prominent side effects of retinol: Dryness and Irritation.
My Two-Week Experience with Night Revive Retinol Serum
I have spent the last two weeks using Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum every evening before bed. I did not use it with any other skin treatment or serum as I wanted to see how this serum performed on its own. Going forward I will be using it with the other Valentia Beauty products I currently own.
The serum is white and feels more like a light lotion than an actual serum. I did experience a slight tingling around my nose and chin. This slight irritation stopped after a few days. With just two-weeks of usage, only nominal effects will be seen. I've noticed my skin felt softer and moisturized to the point where I did not feel the need to use a moisturizer at night. So pretty much, it is giving the normal results within a two-week timeframe that many retinol products give.
How Effective is the Night Revive Retinol Serum?
Truly it is too early to tell how well this retinol serum performs. The problem with retinol is that it takes time to work on skin. Typically, optimal results are seen between three and six months.
I can say that it is an effective serum where improving skin brightness is concerned. It also is good with moisturization. Right now, I do not have the need to use a moisturizer with it.
I will refrain from giving Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum a grade because two-weeks is not enough time to see any real results. I will be honest, in that right now, I feel it is comparable to national brands. I will check in on social media as the weeks pass by to show results as I begin to use it with my other skincare products.
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