Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living: All-Day Hydration with Valentia's Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

All-Day Hydration with Valentia's Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

Monday, September 26, 2016

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer blog title

About a year ago, I made the discovery that I had dry skin.  To be honest, I can't take any of the kudos.  My new aesthetician deserves all the credit and has really helped me to understand my new type.  I know so much more about my skin's needs, and what types of products work best for use on a regular basis.

One of the most important things she taught me is that quality ingredients are a must and consistency is key!  Keep reading to learn about the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer, and how it has quickly become a staple in my daily skincare routineπŸ’™

I am no stranger to the skin care brand, Valentia. This vegan and cruelty free brand is really doing an amazing job with developing skincare that is natural and free of toxins and parabens. Their True Glow Eye Cream, Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask & Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask are all regulars in my skin care routine as well, with blog posts of their very own😊

This moisturizer boasts some pretty serious abilities.


Short Term Expectations
~Provides all-day hydration
~Instantly restores radiance
~Tight Skin Feels Nourished

Long Term Expectations
~Lightens dark spots
~Evens skin tone
~Diminishes fine lines

"Packed with brightening power, this moisturizer helps to lighten pigmentation marks and enhance the radiance of your overall complexion. With energizing antioxidants like Ginseng and Kojic Acid to control melanin production, dark spots are faded and collagen production is enhanced, revealing firmer more even skin. Skin moisture is replenished and protected with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Safflower and Shea Butter. Tired and dull looking skin is restored to unveil a healthier, more vibrant glow!"

                                                                                        ~Valentia Skin Care

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer front of bottle

Even if all I do is splash water on my face in the morning, I cannot go out the front door without eye cream and moisturizer.  This Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is lightweight enough for everyday use, both morning and night.  Sometimes I do reach for something a little more powerful for night time moisturization, but this moisturizer fits right in to my beauty rituals.  I tend to do 2-3 nights with this moisturizer, and one night with more of a deep moisturizer.  

I happen to love Valentia's packaging...the dark bottle with gold and white label is so clean & chic!  I also happen to love the style of their pump...Dispensing is super easy and the amount of product that comes out with one pump is perfect.  I hate a pump that dispenses way too much, what a waste of product and money!  

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer pump

This cruelty free & vegan moisturizer is packed with natural power πŸ’š


Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer one pump of product

Directions are pretty straight forward, but just in case, let's review😏 Dispense 1-2 pumps and apply all over face, neck, and decollete. This would be the final step of your skincare routine and/or right before makeup. Whenever I am going to put makeup, which isn't very often, I like to let all my skincare dry before I start applying any makeup. This moisturizer is lightweight and fast absorbing so really helps to cut down on prep time when those magical makeup days ariseπŸ’–

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer label directions

Key Ingredients + Benefits

(info from Valentia's website)

  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid:  This plant based substance penetrates deep into the skin to secure moisture, support skin elasticity, and plump the skin from within

  • Kojic Acid:  Known for its skin-lightening properties, this antioxidant helps to naturally control melanin production and prevent dark spots 

  • Ginseng: A symbol of long-life, strength, and wisdom, Ginseng boosts skin-firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look 

  • Safflower Oil: Rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier, providing superior protection

  • Shea Butter: This wonder nut contains a myriad of regenerative vitamins and essential fatty acids, providing a welcome dose of moisture, hydrating and nourishing the skin  

  • Full Ingredient List:  
  • Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil),  Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract (plant stem cells), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Algae Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (wakame bioferment), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry),  Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry Extract), Rubus Ideaus (Raspberry Seed Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Wildcrafted  Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Essential Oil), Melissa Officinalis (Melissa Essential Oil), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Willow Bark/Salicylic Acid), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Wildcrafted Panax Quinquefolius (Ginseng), Organic Pimpinella Anisum (Anise), Organic Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish), Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel),  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Wildcrafted Ginkgo Biloba, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Wildcrafted Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle), Organic Salvia Officinalis (Sage Extract), Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra), Organic Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme Extract), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion), and Wildcrafted Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.
Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer key ingredients

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What skin care products can you not leave the house without??? Let me know in the comments😊

Have a Beautiful Day! Love, Lucy

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post backed by Brandbacker.  I received these products in exchange for my 100% unbiased feedback and review.  All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.