December brings such a happy and festive ambiance to our city streets, to our homes and — thanks to Valmont — to our beauty vanities, as well! Today, I am taking you on an exclusive tour of some of my must-have beauty products for the holiday season. It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year…
I am always so amazed how contagious joy and excitement can be at this time of year. I guess our inner child reminds us how wonderful it is to feel that way. Remember the Advent calendars with chocolates inside? Remember how impatient as a child we were to open each little window every morning before school?
Valmont has recreated this special moment for and transported us to a magical world with Holidays in Neverland, their 2022 Advent Calendar. Imagine discovering a sample size of your favorite products every morning while sipping your coffee at breakfast!
In addition to this irresistible beauty gift, read below to discover a selection of the 5 best products that I can always count on to make my skin radiant, rested and ready-to-party! I hope each one brings you delight, dazzles, and a dewy complexion.
1. FRESH-FACED GLOW
Great skin essentially starts with two steps: cleanse and cleanse. Valmont’s Vital Falls reminds us of the importance (and joy) of a self-care moment.
This soothing, energizing face tonic is like no other. It removes every last trace of any impurities, rebalances the skin surface’s pH, tones and softens the skin for a fresh, dewy complexion. My pro tip is to gently apply pressure to your face using your fingers, which will stimulate circulation while helping the product penetrate into the skin.
2. DETO2X PACK
This effervescent mask gives the skin an immediate shot of oxygen that visibly leaves the complexion fresh, luminous and rested in just 10 minutes.
My favorite part of that product is the fun and sensorial application, as the mask’s texture evolves from a luscious cream to a crackling active foam while you wait for the magic to happen!
Think of your skin getting a cleanse from urban pollution and other aggressors, before imbuing it with clarifying oxygen.
And to make your life even easier, the product is packed in individual capsules to preserve freshness while making it perfect for on-the-go use during a long weekend or an extended vacation.
To use, open and apply generously to a cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Feel the mask texture transform into bubbles and rinse after 7-10 minutes.
3. NEW YOU
As many of you already know, I like to treat my skin as if it were my favorite silk blouse — so I am always careful when it comes to choosing an exfoliant. But, Valmont has given me the perfect product.
Not only does the Face Exfoliant feel divine and invigorating, but the rich cream is also speckled with biodegradable Cellulose microparticles that eliminate tiny impurities invisible to the naked eye. The product aims to soften the epidermis as well as even out skin texture, leaving the skin soft, supple and ready for further treatment. A luxurious treat to end a hectic day.
Rinse abundantly with lukewarm water. For sensitive skin, proceed in the same way, but moisten the skin beforehand. Follow with the application of a mask.
4. JET-SET EYES
The eyes are the windows to how tired we really are. As one of the most delicate parts of our faces, the eye contour requires special care in order to reflect the happiness and youth that resides within.
Valmont understands that stress and fatigue often manifest in the skin around the eyes. Their Eye Instant Stress Relieving Mask is an energizing and smoothing patch that invigorates the skin above and below the eyes in record time. This patch provides immediate relief with 4 key actions that refresh the look: smoothing, hydrating, revitalizing, and decongesting the eye area.
This product can be used as often as necessary: daily or several times a week for intense treatment, or once a week as maintenance.
To apply, press firmly on the liquid pouch with both thumbs and wait for the liquid to spread throughout the patch, activating the treatment. Turn the patch over and remove the aluminum film. Place the anti-aging mask beneath the eye for 15-20 minutes to relax the area, reduce wrinkles, and tone and firm the skin.
5. READY, SET, HYDRATE!
Moisturizing with a Mask is the kind of mask you want right before a special event. You will be blown away by not only the results, but also how quickly they show on your face.
No matter your age, water loss is inevitable. That being said, you need to keep your skin hydrated for it to stay supple. This mask smoothes, revitalizes and plumps from the first application, while quenching and visible hydrating.
The surface of the skin is replenished and the complexion is refreshed, whenever needed! Once or twice a week, apply a thick layer to the face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and then remove excess with a soft cloth. Avoid the eye area.