Product Review: Valentia Clay Mask; Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub! #skindetoxifyingclaymask

What a whirlwind it has been since January 1, 2016 came around. Most of the major red carpet events in the US have wrapped up (thankfully!) in a very short period of time. We are now on the brink of March and wondering why winter is still on the calendar when Los Angeles weather is reflecting sunshine and up and down temperatures. After all the red carpet parties, shopping, dinner and cocktail events along with lunch out with the besties, not only has the hair taken a beating but so has the skin courtesy of all those cocktails, dinners and later nights. Your skin sloughs off every 28 days but if you are not taking care of your skin and/or pushing the limit on late nights, alcohol and a less-than-balanced diet, your skin is going to looking less than the perfect in less than 28 days.

What’s a girl to do?
Turn to some great skincare treats like masks and scrubs to help detoxify and exfoliate the skin to help speed skin renewal.

I am reviewing two new products from Valentia: a Skin-Detoxifying Clay Mask and Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub
Disclosure:

I was provided these products in exchange for an honest — and thorough– review

I don’t just sign up to try just any skincare. I am very picky about the ingredients and product types I commit to review. After all, it’s my skin that I have to test these products on and I don’t want to mess up the skin. I always hope that my skin will love the product(s). When I checked out the mask and the scrub, the ingredient lists sounded really great.

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask – Natural and Organic Ingredients – With Kaolin Clay, Hisbiscus & Cranberry Fibers

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Ingredients: and mode of actions:

CLEANSES & EXFOLIATES:
Kaolin Clay works in this mask to effectively draw out impurities caused by the environment, leaving skin clean, clear, and smooth.

POWERFUL NATURAL INGREDIENTS:
Hibiscus & Cranberry fibers, Spirulina and Astaxanthin have all been chosen exclusively for Valentia Detoxifying Clay Mask because they increase collagen production, anti-aging properties, reduce free radicals and restore skin elasticity for a tighter and smoother appearance.

YOUNG & HEALTHY GLOW:
CoQ10 is a key ingredient that reduces the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen productions to reduce free radicals that can cause premature signs of aging. Smoothes out an uneven skin tone with astaxanthin, which is known to restore skin’s natural elasticity so your skin looks and feels healthy.

REDUCE SIGNS OF AGING:
One of the main ways in which free radicals damage skin and cause premature aging is by attacking the skin and leaving it weak and loose. Valentia Detoxifying Clay Mask reverses that damage so the skin is firm and strong, leaving you looking stronger and healthier.

SPA AT HOME: : Directions on use!
Pamper your skin with an expensive spa treatment right at home.
Apply the clay mask and leave on for less than 15-20 minutes, grab your warm water and towel and wash gently off. Get the same deep cleansing and skin exfoliation the spa offers for less money and in the comfort of your home.

Price: On sale right now on Amazon! $25.00 (original price $54!!) This is a steal!
Review:
This mask has a faint fruity floral scent to it when you open the jar. The mask itself is more a light tan or beige color and has brown specs which are due to the Hibiscus + Cranberry fibers as well as the spirulina. It’s light in texture (‘creamy’ is a good adjective) and smooths on skin easily. Use less in the beginning so that your skin has a chance to adjust to this potent mask. I like how it felt going on. I didn’t feel any burning or prickles- a huge plus for my very sensitive skin. I liked that it dried pretty quickly and I could feel it “drawing” (tightening on the skin) to detoxify the skin. I left it on a little too long- over 20 minutes, but it didn’t cause any irritation thankfully. I found that the scent disappated over time so that by the time I washed it off with the recommended circular motions, I could not longer smell it.

Recommendations:
Don’t put it near eyebrows, your eyes or near your hairline. It will show in dark hair and it is a little stiff once it’s dry. Do not apply in thick layers until you have used it at least 5 times and you are sure that your skin can tolerate it. If you apply it too thick, it will take longer to dry and might not completely dry.
I would suggest using it once a week — and not immediately before or after the Exfoliating Scrub. I think both products are pretty potent. I didn’t try them back to back. I did give my skin some recovery time (48 hours) before I used Exfoliating Scrub. My skin thanked me for it by not giving me any problems.

Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub -Natural and Organic Ingredients with Green and White Teas + Tropical Butters

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Ingredients:

ALL NATURAL BUTTERS:
Specialized moisturizing ingredients including three different types of tropical butters (avocado, olive and kukui butters) hydrate dry skin, helping to repair signs of aging that leave skin dull and lifeless. Aloe Vera, a nutrient rich plant firms and hydrates skin leaving it feeling smooth and looking luminescent all day long.

VITAMIN RICH INGREDIENTS:
Nourishing vitamins such as A, B1, B2, D and E work to smooth rough and uneven skin, combat the signs of aging and softens skin. Anti-inflammatory properties from white and green tea give skin a smooth, youthful glow.

REFRESHES & REJUVENATES:
Antioxidant-rich green and white tea fights wrinkles, dry skin and other signs of aging, while Jojoba beads gently scrub away dead skin without damaging healthy skin cells. The result is brighter, tighter skin.

ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES:
All of our natural ingredients work together, creating a powerful formula that fights the signs of aging. Obliterating free radicals through a deep cleanse, this scrub will leave skin feeling like new. Dry and sagging skin will be firm and moist so you look your age…or younger!

REMOVES TOXINS:
A gentle scrub releases toxins and free radicals that work to leave skin looking dull, grey, and lifeless. Cleanse and rejuvenate skin regularly to keep it looking vibrant, fresh and youthful.

Price: On sale right now on Amazon! $25.00 (original price $49!!) Bargain!!

Review:
I love this scrub. It’s not like the other scrubs I have which seem to be so harsh that I can use only a tiny bit and then can still scratch my skin. This scrub has very fine granules (jojoba beads!!) and it’s very gentle. I can gently rub for 10 minutes and not mess up my skin. I can’t even approach that with my other more granular scrubs. The texture of this scrub is more gel-like. Upon opening, I noticed it shook like jello in the canister. It’s easy to scoop out a tiny bit with a spoon or a small skincare scoop. It doesn’t melt until you apply it to the skin The tiny brown specks are jojoba beads (I think!) It’s very light in texture and has a very light, rapidly disappearing scent. I tried rubbing this in the circular motion they recommended with my hands and also a washcloth. I do not know if you could (or should) use a cleansing brush (the motorized brushes) with this scrub. It might be too much for those with sensitive skin.
I loved the feel of my skin after I washed this scrub off. Soft skin, with a smooth texture. It felt so clean. It is unlike any scrub I have tried in the last 18 months. I liked this one a lot. I am not a big scrub fan…. (I have 3 other scrubs that I have gotten in the last 3 years. I don’t do well with super granulated scrubs.)

Recommendations.
Less is MORE. Start off with a little and add more as needed. Be careful not to get it near eyes or hairline. The hairline will get a bit gooey if you go crazy. It will take time to remove it from hair. (Speaking from personal experience, of course!) Go slow, don’t go crazy with it. Results are lovely. Do not use on active breakouts. If you have any “wounds”, avoid the broken skin.

I will have a photo for you tomorrow of me using the mask!

You can purchase these two products on Amazon.com:
Valentia: a Skin-Detoxifying Clay Mask

Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub -Natural and Organic Ingredients with Green and White Teas + Tropical Butters

Thanks to Valentia for offering me the opportunity to review these products.

Disclosure:

I was provided these products in exchange for an honest — and thorough– review

My opinions are my own. I express what I like – and don’t like– with any review.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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