Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentia Mask Duo

*I received these items free for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own*

I love facial masks, there is just something so luxurious about them. They typically have great skincare benefits and are just so relaxing for some reason. I was given the opportunity to try out two different facial masks from Valentia, which is a company I wasn't super impressed with before. Have these masks changed my opinion of the company? Let's see shall we.

First up we have the Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub. This is suppose to remove dead/dry skin, hydrate, and tighten up your skin.

It is super jiggly and I might have just jiggled it for a while giggling before I actually used it. There are little scrubby bits in it, but I wouldn't call this an exfoliating scrub at all. It does however leave your skin feeling really hydrated and looking nice. The scent is a little strong, very herbal. Some people may really like it, I didn't hate it but I could do without the heavy scent for sure. While I liked how my skin felt afterwards I expect something labelled as a scrub to do that, scrub my skin of all the gross winter dry bits I'm dealing with right now. And for $25 a tub this just didn't wow me enough.

Next up we have the Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask. This is your standard clay mask, you put it on, leave it alone till it dried, then wash it off. Clay masks are my favorite type of mask, they are awesome at sucking all the oils and stuff out of my pores.

This was thinner than most clay masks I've used and there was a little bit of separation when I first opened it, but nothing a quick stir didn't fix. There are plant fibers in it to gently exfoliate your skin as you wash it off and it smells divine. Slightly medicinal but very cherry scented too, like those cherry throat drops I use to buy all the time in the 90's. I actually really liked this mask, I though it did a great job clearing up some acne problems I was having and my skin felt great afterwards. The thinner consistency threw me at first but it didn't seem to effect the performance at all. This one is also $25, which is a bit much for me (Freeman masks are my jam and are under $5 each) but I do really like it.

Both of these masks can be found on Amazon using the above links and as of right now have free Prime shipping. I'm interested in exploring the brand a bit more now that I know they do have some good items, even if they are a bit overpriced.

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