My skin is looking a little bit dull these days, so recently I've been trying out a new skincare series that I found really helped with the dullness of my skin. About a week ago I received these Papaya series from Valenno which is a beauty brand that you can get via the Rakuten online shopping website.
Valenno is a new-to-me brand and this is my first time trying them. But from my experience after using their products for more than a week, I am really impressed with the overall quality of these products.
On the website I saw that Valenno has different series such as Papaya variant, Green Tea variant, and Q10 Chamomile variant. I have the Papaya series that is meant for whitening and brightening treatments. The products that I've been using are:
- Valenno Papaya Facial Foam
- Valenno Papaya Lightening Exfoliating Gel
- Valenno Papaya Lightening Peel-Off Face Mask
The Papaya series is loaded with papaya extract and Vitamin E as the main ingredients. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and is full with nutrients that are good for skin regeneration. It also serves as an anti-aging product, and it also claim to help eliminate fine lines.
While the Papaya extract contains a lot of vitamin C to brighten the face and remove dead skin cells. It also claim to help shrink pores, and rich with anti-oxidants as well as nutrients for brightening effect.
NOTE: All the Valenno papaya series have a papaya scent but it's not over-throwing so I think it's alright, especially if you like fruity scents.
Valenno Papaya Facial Foam
It is a soft foaming cleanser that can lift the dirt off the face and loaded with vitamin B3 and grain scrubs to help exfoliate dead skin and helps remove blackheads as well as shrink pores. The texture is like a hard gel formula with gritty bits because of the grain scrubs. It's a little bit harder to squeeze off from the tube because of the thick formula but you only need a small amount of this to create a full lather for your whole face.
I can see an instant brightening result after washing my face with this facial foam. It felt refreshing and my face also felt clean and looks fresh. It also didn't dry my face after cleansing.
Valenno Papaya Lightening Exfoliating Gel
From all the three products that I tried, this one is my most favorite. This is basically a face scrub that comes in the form of a clear gel. Unlike other face scrubs that I've tried before, this one has a unique texture. So it starts as a gel that you scrub in circular motion on your face without water, and then it would turned into a scrubby texture that really seems to scrub off the dirt and dead skin cells off your face! Just like using a traditional lulur but for your face :) - see the photo down below
I really like this one because it seems that it really makes my face clean afterwards but it does not dry my skin. Well I still use a moisturizer afterward but it didn't left a super dry feeling on my skin like when all your oils are stripped off your face. So I think it's a very lovely product to try.
Valenno Papaya Lightening Peel-Off Face Mask
This is a face mask to complete the whole papaya treatment range. It contains licorice extract, and pro-vitamin B5 for a brighter and plump looking skin. I like using this as the last step of my cleansing routine. I like the texture of this face mask which felt cooling on the skin. You slather this face mask all over your face and then you wait for several minutes or until it hardens. It took about 20 minutes for me until it hardens, and then I washed it off. I know it says "peel-off" on the tube but I think it's more easier if you just wash it with warm water ;p
The result is a much brighter face, even my hubby said that my face looks more refined and plumped after using this face mask :)
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The Exfoliating Gel Texture:
Overall, I really like these Papaya series from Valenno. I can see that these really give a brightening effect which is good for my dull skin. I recommend using all three products together for better result. The price is very affordable so it's another plus in my book ;)
What I usually do is I wash my face with the facial foam first, and then I scrub it off with the lightening exfoliating gel, and then I use the face mask the last. As I told you above, my most favorite is the Lightening Exfoliating Gel, but i recommend all three products that I reviewed above if you're looking for something to brighten up dull skin.
You can get Valenno products on their online store at Rakuten HERE.
See you on my next review!
Hugs and Kissies,