Valentia's description of this moisturizer: A lightweight fast absorbing cream that illuminates skin while providing all-day hydration.
This Brightening Moisturizer Will:
- Lighten dark spots
- Restore skin radiance
- Even skin tone
- Diminish fine lines
- Provide all-day hydration
As always, first I'll mention the scent. It's hard to describe, but there's a definite citrusy aroma, with floral notes as well. It's less scented than a lot of other moisturizers I've used, which is good.
I used it once daily, and discontinued all other products (except cleanser, obviously) to get an accurate opinion.
It absolutely DOES absorb quickly. And the skin is left feeling moisturized and somewhat softer. The pores appear slightly less noticeable right away, and the skin looks a little bit lighter. Though about 12 hours later, I noticed the effect was less apparent. Over the course of several days, I did notice my skin tone was a bit more even (couldn't say about dark spots, as I don't have any [except my undereye circles]). And fine lines were slightly improved (though the "text neck" showed no change). So there was subtle improvement overall.
The only downside I experienced: I noticed an increase in acne breakouts. Not a large number of pimples, but usually I'll only have one (or two at most) instead of several at once. However, they WERE on the small side, at least.
In summation: This pump-top cream smells pleasant, absorbs fast and moisturizes well, temporarily improves the appearance of pores, somewhat evens out tone within a couple days of regular use, and reduces fine lines with regular use. It doesn't appear to do anything to deeper lines (though perhaps it will with longer-term usage, it's hard to say after 1 week), and you MAY experience an increase in breakouts if you're prone to acne. Definitely impressive as far as moisturizers go (though it would probably be better over a serum, and with an eye cream).
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