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Derma Roller – Review & Amazon GC Giveaway


Hi friends, I have a really unique review for you, it’s for the Derma Roller… hey and there is a Couple of Amazon Gift Certificates to Giveaway too! Yay! Now I see both pro’s, and to be honest, cons with this product, so take it or leave it my friends.

What is the Derma Roller? It is a tiny little roller that you roll across your clean skin and it is reported to help with Collagen Production as well as Cellulite and more. The Derma Roller is also called a Micro Needle Roller System and also called by some Skin Needling.

skin secret derma roller roller in use on womans faceI received my Derma Roller in great condition from my order on Amazon, I looked at this little device and wondered what I was thinking! I ordered a little device with little rolling needles on it to roll across your clean skin. Now you cannot roll it across skin with Rosacea, Lupus Rash or broken out in any way. I didn’t think about any of the above when I applied for the review, between my rashes on my face, breakouts from being peri-menopausal and then my thinking about the needles, I cannot and will not use the product at this time. I couldn’t even use it for my cellulite as there again I have skin issues.

The great features about the product is that, in concept it should work. The teeny tiny needles will indeed help you develop more collagen and elastin, also help you absorb more of your moisturizers and those products that help with collagen & elastin. As the extremely limited damage (if you don’t go hog wild and over do it) that it does to the skin will indeed cause your body to build more collagen and elastin.

skin secret derma roller roller close upHere is what Skin Secret, the maker of the Derma Roller, has to say about the features of their product:

Product Description

  • STIMULATES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION Collagens have great tensile strength, and provide these body structures with the ability to withstand forces that stretch them. Collagens consist of three polypeptide chains arranged in a triple helix, and are bundled together in fibers. This can be used with collagen creams, collagen lotions, collagen supplements to amplify the collagen production and improve skin quality
    HELPS ELIMINATE SCARS INLUDING ACNE SCARS scars will become less vissible over time, including acne scars. This is a good alternative to invasive laser surgery. This product works with othe acne treatments by allowing product to penetrate skin
    REDUCES APPEARANCE OF FINE LINES AND WRINKLES this will help eliminate bags under the eye, skin discoloarion, large pores. The skin will appear firmer. Works well with skin lotions, skin creams and skin serums like ascorbic acid vitamin e hyalurunic acid.
    REDUCES CELLULITE AND STRETCH MARKS. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. This is without liposouction or other invasive procedures.

My problem with the product is that I know, from my husband owning a tattoo business years ago, that any kind of a needle should be autoclave sterilization in between uses. Okay with that bit of information out of the way (I hate to post a review of a product that I won’t use), I want to tell you that you really MUST keep the product clean and to reuse, well that is a worry. The product comes in what looks like an autoclaved/sterilizer type sealed bag, so it looks as though it should have been properly prepared for usage and reading the label it’s been sterilized when you receive it, by UV/Gamma Sterilization. This is good to start with, however I repeat, I am wondering about repeated use as it has no instructions as to what you should do with more than one use. I also wonder about the fact that in the tattoo industry sterilized products that sat in their bags for anything over 6 months (this means unused & unopened), had to be sterilized all over again… so wouldn’t this product have an expiration date? Nope, I couldn’t see one on the bag nor the box. Okay so I still wonder about the product and with Lupus SLE…I don’t want to think about this.

skin secret derma roller in trayNow what is my worry about sterilization of this product? I worry about blood born pathogens, which could be transmitted using this product, DO NOT SHARE! Also I worry about air born pathogens like common cold and more, if the hands that come into contact with this have anything on them from touching doorknobs to your having someone else touch the handle or the needles etc you may make yourself sick… not to mention setting it down on an unclean surface in your bathroom for instance! I also have been worried about people doing this at home and going wild with it, you could damage perfectly healthy collagen and elastin as well as make your skin suddenly sensitive to your cosmetics and skin care treatments… even the stray hairspray mist or perfumes. And, of course the more little holes you put in your skin, I would think the higher the risk of getting any sort of infection.

My advice, if you really want to test one out, do so, but also remember the above precautions & please consider my concerns… oh and for heaven sakes please seek advice from your doctor or better yet a dermatologist before you try this on yourself.

skin secret derma roller in trayOkay so there you go a review of a product that I decided not to use after some research and talking to my former tattooist husband. I am sorry Skin Secret, but your Derma 540 is not my cup of tea and I have to be honest in my reviewing products, even if means that I leave negative information and warnings in my review.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Finally Recovered Here

 

Howdy all, you’ve probably been wondering what I’ve been up to. Well this past weekend I had a garage sale at my house, two households across the street from me also held their garage sales at the same time. On the last day of the garage sale I was fortunate enough that two sweet ladies joined me in my front yard and sold some of their homemade, hand sewn pillows, while keeping me company. It was a shame that I didn’t have much relief from sitting out there, minding the garage sale, so I didn’t get a chance to visit with my other lovely neighbors that were across the street from me.

I kept myself in the shade, wore my sunscreen, my sun sleeves (from Sunny Sleevez) and a big floppy hat. I was well protected from the sun, but still hauling out (and back in) the items that were being sold at the garage sale did me in terribly, as did just being somewhat exposed to the outdoor heat and some sun. I’ve been fit to be tied… just so very exhausted and in a lot of pain.

I have finally recovered, somewhat, from all of this days later. I thank you all for your patience.

Another picture of the whole sign this time a little closer look at it.Mariah's Artwork, hand painting lockwood sign closeup lower right side flowersI have to say that one of the very first things that sold were my little hats that I knit years ago… and I’ve had an offer to sell more of them for a bigger price tag to cover the heads of some more kids nearby. So when I manage to get some free time, I will start doing some more of my knitting. I also had many complements on my sign up front, the one I hand painted… one person thought it maybe decoupage, because they couldn’t believe that someone painted it by hand. lol NICE HUH? Loved the complement! So perhaps someday I will be working on my painting once again and finding a way to make some money to help out with the bills at home here. I don’t know where I will find the time, but I will try! Who knows, I may have a way to finally make ends meet when it comes to my blog as well as our specialists and our medications here. 🙂

Mariah's Japanese Tea Set
You cannot see it well in the photo but this set is really ornate, gold like metal paint(?) all over the tea set design. Lovely, I never used it or displayed it… just don’t have room for this set, but not sure of the value (if any). Click to see larger image & feel free to message me if you have an idea of the maker and value. 🙂

I also met some fantastic people, including a man that told me to pull my Japanese Tea Set from the sale, saying that he has collected some like it and they are possibly too valuable to sell at a garage sale. I listened to him and pulled the set and as I gathered up a few more items for the 2nd day of the garage sale I pulled away from selling my little Cat Tea Pot from Japan as well, when I found that the line was discontinued in 1994 (yes I started checking online before putting things up for sale).

Mariahs Japanese Cat Teapot White Blue Flowers Ribbon Otagiri
My Japanese Cat Teapot White with Blue Flowers and Blue Ribbon around neck. Made in Japan by Otagiri (a line discontinued in 1994). I am also not sure of the value this has, the only cats like this, that I found online were blue background (quite popular) so this one seems rare. ???

 

I still  haven’t found the value of the Japanese Tea Set, nor the Cat Tea Pot, but I am holding onto them for a while just in case. 🙂

sunny sleevez on armMy health is doing well here, except for the pain level from the weekend. I am thankful that I had my sun sleeves (from a past review that I’ve done) to help shield me from the sun and keep my arms cool at the same time. One thought on them, if I had the review to do all over again or I went to buy another pair of Sun Sleeves, I would choose a more neutral color… I did feel a bit like an eccentric old lady out there with sleeves that bright on my arms and the big floppy hat. lol But I did do what was best for my health with the Lupus SLE and used them and they did the job! No sunburn folks! Yay!

Another big thank you to Sunny Sleevez for the great product, with my purple ribbon on them (Lupus and Fibromyalgia Awareness Ribbon is Purple).

Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi all, I am so honored that Dead Sea Premier chose me to try out their Premier Duet Kit to Review on my blog.

I often talk about how sensitive skin my skin is while writing reviews, and I am usually ultra cautious about the products I will even try on my skin.  The foreknowledge of a products ingredients (the whole list) is usually the top most on my list before I consider trying any product. However, I have tried Dead Sea Products ages ago, in my 20’s (for the bathtub) and I was in love with them. When I saw Dead Sea in the name of the company and the name of this eye care kit, I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to try (even before looking up any information on it). Yes, even I get so excited about the sound of something that I forget myself and jump at it, even with skincare, this former Cosmetologist can forget herself from time to time. lol

Premier Eye Duet Kit Review in shipping box

 

 

 

I received my Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit in a box filled with foam peanuts, it arrived in great shape though in transit the box on the outside was slightly damaged the contents arrived safe and sound. I was just shocked at the luxuriance of the box that contained the products. The box is so much more beautiful then the pictures could ever show. The storage box is lightly padded with a beautiful soft leather-like covering in a soft golden shade.

Close up of Premier Dead Sea Eye limited edition box
Close up of Premier Dead Sea Eye limited edition box

When I opened the decorative box I discovered the most beautiful blue green glass serum container and the lovely round glass cream container to match. I wondered at the beauty of these containers alone and knew instantly that no matter the results of using the product, I would be proud to display them on my vanity. The only problem is, I am torn as to display them in the case our outside of it… either will be perfect (when I finally paint the room and get my vanity set up again).

Premier Eye Duet Kit Review open box

I tried to pump the bottle, containing the eye serum, and found I couldn’t pump out any of it, a light turn of the spout and I had no problem getting the product out onto my fingers, the problem, I let way too much out. Too much product on the first try was not a problem, I used it to smooth into my hands. Lol Next time I went to use the serum I remembered to take it easy and only let out a few drops at a time, easy.
There was a light scent to the eye serum that reminded me of an old favorite, that I can pick up at the drug store that begins with an “O” (I don’t like to ever mention other brand names of other products in my reviews). The scent had me a little concerned because I started to run into problems with some of that “O” brands products after a while, be it the ingredients or the scent. I haven’t seen a reaction on the skin around my eyes yet with this product.

I then opened up the eye cream and found that it had a nice metal seal over the top and it was easily peeled off, then inside of that was a plastic cover that I took out. I smelled the cream and instantly I registered the same scent, a little stronger in the cream than in the serum.
Scooping up some of the cream onto my fingertips, I felt it between my thumb and facial fingers*, the cream felt emollient enough to be gentle on the tender eye area, and yet not too emollient that the ingredients are watered down.
*For those that either don’t recall or are new to my blog, the facial fingers are the only fingers you should use on your face. They are the middle finger and the finger next to your pinky finger, they are far more gentle on your skin.
Premier Dead Sea Eye Duet Kit ReviewIt was only after I tried the products that I looked at the myriad of ingredients in these products, luckily so as I would have been quite fearful of trying them. I wouldn’t have been fearful for the ingredients themselves per-say, but I would have been fearful of this abundance of ingredients. My mind may not be feeble at 51, but my brain cannot wrap themselves around so many ingredients and my knowledge of the products do not extend to any interactions between a lot of them. So today I will not go over the ingredients for you, but merely say that the sensitive eye area could react much more easily to ingredients that are not friendly to the skin, and being that my skin is hyper sensitive, I have to say that I have not reacted in the least bit to them.

All in all, I have to say that although every part of this former Cosmetologist rushed into the use of the product, instead of being ultra cautious as usual, I would have traded this experience for the world! I love the product. The skin around the eyes and the eyes themselves haven’t reacted poorly to the ingredients, nor the scent. The lift of the serum has indeed helped my eyes that are starting some puffiness do to age and the skin being less firm. And though the cream then seems like it would be counter productive to the lifting of the serum, the combination seems to help. Of course nothing, other than perhaps surgery, is going to help 100% of the appearance of aging skin around the eyes. This product does help to a degree and I cannot be a huge judge of how this works compared to other eye serums and creams as in the past I have only had limited use of these sort of products, perhaps to my detriment as this does have me sold that some can make enough of a difference to be noticeable to the most critical eye, my own. 🙂

Am I 100% sold? Well, for now I am, until I can find a product that does the same for me as this does. The price tag of this limited edition kit makes the product prohibitive for me ($500!) when this runs out…initially, I didn’t even look up the site, so I didn’t look up the price on this luxury product. So, for now I will bask in the luxury and the assistance that this product gives me and the complements that I receive. I will morn the loss of the last drops of serum and cream when this runs out, but so far I can say that it will be a long time to come as a little goes a long way!

 

Premier Eye Duet Kit Review closure for the limited edition box
close up on the Limited Edition box, closure with what appeared to be an area for a key. *note in this picture, I hadn’t removed the plastic film protecting the metal closure yet.

Two side notes: The beautiful box didn’t come with a key, though it has a place for a key on the lovely box, I wish that it did though. Once the product runs out, I plan to use the box for jewelry keeping or cosmetic tools, sponges etc, so it can still have a use on my vanity table.

Thank you so much Dead Sea Premier for allowing me the luxury of trying your Limited Edition Eye Serum and Eye Cream! I have never felt so honored as to be entrusted in a review of a product as I have with this one. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Avoiding Sun Exposure – Sunny Sleevez Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Avoiding Sun Exposure is at utmost importance for all of us.

UV Rays and your skinI just that I cringe at sunbathers and those that go to those nasty sunbeds to get that golden glow. I was one of you once, really I was… and I have to say that correcting what you’ve done to yourself can be difficult and sometimes not only can the damage done be irreversible but it can be life threatening as well.

With the risk of skin cancer we all should be very cautious with the sun. Long gone SHOULD be the days of sunbathing to get that golden sun-kissed glow. The natural appearance of the paler skin should be the desired look! I must say that, to me, this look is a sign of someone who cares for themselves and their skin… maybe it’s because I am a Former Cosmetologist and know the effects of the sun on the skin, but I really do believe that if you love yourself, you should love the skin that you are in!

As some of you know I suffer from Lupus SLE and as a result of this Autoimmune Arthritic illness, I need to be cautious with the sun. Cloudy days, rainy days, snowy days, I am stuck wearing sunscreen on all exposed areas… yes even indoors now, as the new CFL bulbs expose you to UV rays now and soon those of us that are sensitive will be in sunscreen forever as the government bans the incandescent bulbs.

To top it off I am a pale skinned person, living in an area that is over a mile high, and 20 minutes of sun exposure can create quite a burn and/or make me feel very sick. What is a person to do?

Lets, face it, I feel trapped in the sticky goop of sunscreen a lot and I don’t like applying and paying constantly for this heavy feeling permanent coating on my skin all day and all night long. I wear this goop on my skin from when I wake up to just before going to bed at night. And I admit I get lazy at applying it at times, either not bothering to apply it to my skin at all or not carefully catching the ears, back of my neck or just inside the hems of sleeves.

Along came my invite to test out the Sunny Sleevez.

sunny sleevez plus pkg hangtagPLEASE NOTE: There is a Memorial Weekend Sale going on at Sunny Sleevez through Monday May 26th, 2014 Use the Code SUMMER and get 20% off your order!

Before I received my Sunny Sleevez, I was impressed that Sunny Sleevez have a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+ which blocks 99% of the suns rays, that is so very much better than a white cotton t-shirt that only have a UPF of 10 to 15! And Celebrities have reportedly been enjoying their own Sunny Sleevez, for instance they are a favorite of Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman & Colin Firth!

The sleeves come in sizes from petite to large and they come with hand cover or no hand cover, I chose the hand cover in a size medium. I also chose the pink sleevez with the purple ribbon on them. They are so pretty!

sunny sleevez on armI have to say that I used these beautiful sleeves first while outside picking up “doggie presents” (dog poop) and the sleeves where such an enormous break from sunscreen on my arms. I went without sunscreen on my arms and only applied sunscreen to feet, ankles, fingers and my face. The rest of me was covered and I was surprised that I felt cool in the hot sun here while wearing them.

When I was done cleaning up after the dogs, I felt it was time to clean them for the first time… the instructions on washing & drying them are quite simple. Wash in the machine with cold water and line dry. The air drying time on the sleeves took less time than I expected and that was nice to know since they dried well overnight, which let me put them on right away the next morning.

sunny sleeves closeup handcoverSunny sleeves do come in many designs and colors, mine are a beautiful pink with a purple ribbon on it, which is the ribbon for Lupus SLE as well as Fibromyalgia (which I have both), so this design was the obvious choice for me.

The sleeves fit very nicely, they felt a little snug at first, but I quickly adjusted to them, they didn’t slip down and in seconds I didn’t even feel like I was wearing them. Occasionally I would look at these bright pink sleeves with the purple ribbon on them and I found myself smiling, hey I may have illnesses but the illnesses don’t have me! 🙂

And I cannot forget to mention the convenience of using you Sunny Sleevez, compared to sunscreen,  I don’t have to wait 20 minutes for the sun protection to occur, I just put them on and go. Also, and I don’t have to keep re-applying the product to my skin. The Sunny Sleevez are just an easy on and off and this will help to bring down my bill for sunscreen.

In Conclusion:

I love my Sunny Sleeves and recommend them for everyone, you know that I often say “use your sunscreen” to you all in many of my beauty related posts… well don’t forget that the aging from the sun will happen to your arms and hands too. The quickest way to tell someones age is to look at those hands & arms folks and taking good care of your skin would hinder that age check.  Check out Sunny Sleevez and when you buy yourself a pair, you too will want another pair, so you are never without while you wash one, you will have another to wear!

What would I change with Sunny Sleevez? Only one thing, I would ask that they make some a wee bit shorter for shorties like me that have short arms but heavy arms.

Looking around their site, I know that I also must invest, someday in their shrugs and I wish, oh I wish they had cute sun-hats for Adult Women, their baby sun hat is so adorable!!! I want one, smaller flower and bigger brim… lets make it look Victorian, shall we? Lol And I may be back soon as I can to order their Butterfly Tattoo Sleeve in white, I love that style too!

OH and a wishlist! They have a wishlist and I am putting almost everything they have on my wishlist there… if any of you are feeling generous, take a look and send me something off the list, would you please? Hey and I could review those products too! lol Can you blame a girl for asking?

I recommend that you check out their site and be sure to put items on your wishlist and let people know that you have a wishlist there when they are buying you gifts! And what a great gift any of these items would be for your friends and family, not only a stylish gift but a gift that really does show you care! 🙂

I have to thank the people at Sunny Sleevez for freeing up my arms from sticky goopy heavy feeling sunscreen and letting me see how in love one could be with their Sunny Sleevez. Thank you too for being so wonderfully patient with me as life took a toll on me and my blogging for a time. Thank you so much for understanding, you’re Awesome Sunny Sleevez! 🙂

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Skincare to Fight Aging With Vitamin C Serum – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I have been so fortunate lately as I try out Valentia Skin Care’s Vitamin C Serum, called Even Glow Serum, for this review, I love to fight aging with vitamin C serum. As I’ve continued testing out Vitamin C Serums, I decided it was time, as a Former Cosmetologist, about the benefits and how to fight aging with Vitamin C Serum. Here I have tried to make the facts about Vitamin C Serums and the benefits you can expect, the strength of the serums and review my newest test subject from Valentia Skin Care.

In all my tests of Vitamin C Serums for the skin I have never seen such a golden beauty as this product, nor have I smelled such a lovely orange scent! And this product being 20 percent, is pure perfection in it’s dosage for the skin (for Vitamin C skincare products to be effective the percentage must be at least 10%).

pictures combined for even glow serumValentia’s Vitamin C Serum is  98% Natural, 75% Organic and MADE IN USA and Made for ALL SKIN TYPES!

What are the supporting ingredients in Valentia’s Vitamin C Serum? Here are some Quotes from Valentia:

KEY INGREDIENTS

Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin.

***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C’s effect on the skin.

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil & Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil – These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend – Vitamin C

Resistem (Plant Stem Cells) – This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical) – Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

Green Tea Extact– The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.

Mariah's box Even Glow Vit C SerumI love the stabilized Vitamin C Serums in the dropper bottles like this, using the dropper you can easily control the amount applied to the skin. And being the Vitamin C Serum from Valentia Skin Care is at 20% you know it’s going to help the collagen in your skin by not only supporting it but helping to build it.

As we age, our Collagen in the skin weaken and it takes a formula of 10% or higher to support and increase your collagen production, which helps with Anti-Aging skincare regime.

Vitamin C not only supports the Collagen, but it helps brighten up the skin as it helps get rid of that nasty ol’ skin discolorations (call them what you may, liver spots, age spots, sun spots etc). Vitamin C is a great antioxidant. With Vitamin C you can expect to see tightening, smoothing and softening of your fine lines and wrinkles. AND Vitamin C helps your skin better absorb your moisturizers. This is why Vitamin C is known as one of the BEST Anti-Aging products out there.

How to use this Vitamin C serum:

Be careful not to let your Vitamin C Serum be exposed to Sunlight or Air as even in a stabilized formula, like Valentia’s Vitamin C, there are vulnerabilities.  Here are the cautions you should take to treat the product well:

  1. When using the eye dropper, don’t squeeze the bulb while in the bottle, as this will add air to the product. Instead squeeze the bulb then place in the bottle to suck up the product.
  2. As always with anything that is applied to the skin, try not to touch the product, nor the applicator (in this case the eyedropper) to you skin. This will help keep the product pure and no worries of contamination
  3. Keep this bottle closed tightly and close it as soon as you can, this will help to further prevent air exposure.
  4. Keep the bottle out of sunlight, direct or indirect… instead keep it in a cool, dark place.

Using the Vitamin C Serum on your Skin:

  1. Wash your face and leave the skin damp
  2. Valentia recommends you shake the bottle, I recommend (to avoid incorporating too much air) that you treat the bottle gently to mix the product. And just like us Cosmetologists and Manicurists were taught, place the bottle between your palms and roll for a minute or two. If you are in a hurry and the gentle technique for mixing is too time consuming for you, don’t let it scare you from using the product, go ahead and shake as Valentia recommends, it’s just my personal preference in keeping the products strength.
  3. Use the dropper and drop the Vitamin C Serum onto your Facial Fingers… your facial fingers are the best fingers to use whenever you touch your face, it’s the middle finger and the finger next to your pinky finger.
  4. Gently apply the product to your face, neck and even your decollete (the upper part of your chest area).
  5. Let the product dry completely on your skin before you apply your moisturizer and makeup.

Mariah's Bottle Even Glow SerumNow I have used this product, but not long enough to tell you what it does deep down inside my skin or tell you much about what it does to the surface of the skin… although I can say that it has helped reduce the appearance of my pores (remember that nothing truly reduces the size of your pores, but it can clean them out and make the appearance less noticeable).

Cons:

This Vitamin C Serum isn’t in separate single use capsules. Why would I prefer that? Because Vitamin C needs to be handled with great care, avoid exposure to air as much as possible.

Pros:

The Cost! Most of us wouldn’t be able to purchase the capsules with Vitamin C serum as the cost goes way up and you can (as long as your careful) get the same satisfaction with the dropper bottles for much less. The prices on Vitamin C Serums over 10% tend to be in the $70 to $200 range and when I picked up mine (At Amazon) it only cost $35! It’s on sale now, what a true bargain!

At 20% Vitamin C, this serum is stronger than most on the market.

 

I thank Valentia for entrusting me with this review, I love your product with the scent and what I’ve seen, so far, with my skin. Even my sensitive skin handled well with your product, no breakouts, no rawness and I love the way my moisturizers soak into my skin.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.