The serum contains Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and Resistem (Plant Stem Cells). It claims to even out your skin tone, increase glow and radiance, reduce wrinkles and boost collagen production.
The product contains 20% Vitamin C along with essential fatty acids that should leave skin smooth and visibly brighter, reflecting light and giving your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for a well-rested and refreshed look. The serum has a non-watery texture, allowing for greater coverage, is deeply penetrating and is supposed to reduce pores by locking in moisture.
Now first, that's a lot of claims to live up to, but I kept an open mind. My first impression upon seeing the vial, was that it was elegantly designed, simple and effective. But upon opening it was my greatest surprise. It smells like someone just freshly cut open an orange! The scent is so pure and refreshing and a welcome thing to smell first thing in the morning. The serum itself was dense and spreadable and was a light orange color. (Photos below)
The vial comes with a dropper which I used to put drops of the serum on my face, three across my forehead, two under each eye, two down my nose, one on each cheek and one on my chin. I lightly rubbed it into my face and décolleté and let dry. This serum left no residue and dried in under 2 minutes.
The only way I can describe how my skin felt afterwards is like this: it was similar to when you used a face scrub and then follow with a rich moisturizer. My pores felt refreshed while my skin was smooth and so incredibly soft! I have dry patches along either side of my nose and usually when I use a moisturizer, that area is dry again after a few hours. But after using the Valentia Vitamin C Serum followed by my moisturizer (as per it's instructions), my skin never dried out during the day and I even got several compliments!
Should You Buy: Yes. Especially right now as it is discounted at half off, from $70 to $35.
Last words, during summer I tend to wear way less makeup and now I feel confident wearing even less. And now my outside glow matches my inside glow!