Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

If you know one thing about me by now, it should be my penchant for any product with the words "brightening" or "glow" in the name. So when I got the chance to try out the new Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer,* I jumped at it - I mean, how dreamy does it sound by the name alone?

This moisturizer boasts many lovely-sounding claims and ingredients. It contains botanical Hyaluronic Acid to plump up and moisturize the skin, Kojic Acid to reduce and prevent dark spots, Ginseng to energize the skin and boost collagen production, Safflower Oil to repair the skin's natural moisture barrier, and Shea Butter for superior hydration and nourishment. Despite containing all these nourishing ingredients, it isn't greasy or sticky in the slightest. It's incredibly lightweight and fast-absorbing, making it perfect for use in the morning underneath makeup.

The Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is supposed to help even out the skintone while providing all-day hydration, which is basically music to my ears. My main skin concern is uneven skintone, from blotchy redness to old acne marks. I've been using this moisturizer every morning before my makeup, and I love how it instantly plumps up my skin and makes it feel so smooth. It's more lightweight than the creams I'm used to using, but it still keeps my skin well-hydrated. Once the cream sinks in, my skin is left with a velvety-smooth finish, making it more than ready for makeup. My makeup has been applying much more evenly since I started using this. I've seen some improvements in my skin's tone as well - everything just seems to look more bright, even, and glowy. I've found a new moisturizer that I love using every day.

Have you tried the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer? What's your favorite moisturizer?

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