Happy Saturday, loves! Today I'm sharing my experience with a new skincare line I've been trying - VENeffect Skincare. I've been using some of their products for almost a month now, and had the privilege of interviewing the founders at Soft Surroundings a couple of weeks ago to find out more about this skin care line and how it is different from other lines out there. They also gave me a facial to try it all out!
One of the things I love most about this line is that it's directly related to the hormonal levels in women to combat aging, wrinkles, and losing our "glow." Additionally, they only have 8 products so it's not overwhelming. All of their products can work on every skin type and work for every age. Simple, right?
This may have been what sold me on this brand. The founders whole-heartedly believe their anti-aging skin care line will radically change your face, but they also know that there's more than just putting good products on your skin. When I met with them they talked about caring for your overall wellness including the foods you put in your body, the amount of water you're drinking, and exercise. They informed me that a diet high in phytoestrogens "helps reduce inflammation, which means less collagen breakdown in the skin and fewer wrinkles." Did you know phytoestrogens are found in foods like soy, nuts, and seeds?! I didn't either!
What is VENeffect and how is it different from other skin care lines?
VENeffect is a skincare line consisting of 8 products that are all hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance free, gluten free, and paraben free. Their products get their anti-aging power from plant-based phytoestrogens to give your skin a healthy glow!
To quote the founders, "many anti-aging products increase cell turnover by exfoliation, [but] VENeffect inspires collagen production, replenishing what women lost naturally to significantly improve the vital glow of healthy skin."
Who are the founders?
The story behind the founders is so unique and one that sets this company apart from others in my opinion. The founders are sisters - Rebecca & Cecil. Rebecca is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and Cecil is the president of Beauty Booth LLC, the company she founded with her sister. Together they founded a skin care line that directly addresses the hormonal aging process in women.
What are phytoestrogens?
This was one of my first questions! Phytoestrogens are "plant-based molecules that safely and effectively restore collagen, dramatically increasing elasticity and reversing the signs of aging."
Is there any science behind these products?
Yes! To summarize the founders, the influence of estrogen in our bodies peaks in our 20s and then begins to decline, which results in the loss of collagen and elasticity in our skin. VENeffect products work to restore the elasticity and luminosity with a technology that's powered by phytoestrogens that have been sourced from the roots and/or seeds of nature's healthiest plants! Their products trigger the production of collagen and elastin in the most natural way.
So...what exactly do these products do?
VENeffect skin care products work to help restore the luminosity of your skin. The phytoestrogens in their products are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxident, and anti-aging! Their products not only help keep the luminosity of your skin, but they can restore the signs of aging and minimize your lines and wrinkles!
Do they actually work?
This is always the main question, right? Even though I interviewed the founders a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to wait to post this review until I had the chance to use their products for awhile to test it out myself. I've been using their Pore Minimizing Cleanser, their Firming Neck & Decollete Creme, and their Anti-Aging Lip Treatment. I love them! The cleanser is so incredibly gentle on my skin and feels like your washing your face with aloe. I have really oily and dry skin and so I was worried I would have a funny reaction when I started using their products, but I didn't at all. My skin has remained clear, the wrinkles around my eye area seem less noticeable, and their products are so gentle on my skin.
I love their neck firming cream too as I've yet to find a cream like that. As women I feel like we often neglect keeping our neck and decollete moisturized, but it's just as important as your face! Their cream is thin, fragrance-free, and doesn't make a mark on your sheets or clothing!
Of all their products I've tried I've been addicted to their lip cream the most. I have chronically chapped lips and started using this every night when I went to bed. The founders told me to rub it not only on my lips but also on the edges of my lips, too, to help prevent future wrinkles. Um...it works! I haven't had chapped lips since I started using it! And it doesn't taste gross either. Win, win!
Who should use this product?
Everyone! The founders talk about how our hormonal vitality peaks in our twenties, but their phytoestrogen technology works to not only preserve your collagen and elasticity, but to restore it as well! You will see benefits at every age!
If I could try one product, what would it be?
The founders consider their "gateway product" to be the anti-aging intensive moisturizer. They call it the "hero" of their line as you can use it on your neck and under your eye as well! The lip cream is their second best seller.
As a woman, can I use these estrogen based products if I've had breast cancer?
As women, we should all be cognizant of the amount of estrogen we're putting into our bodies. The good thing about this product line is that plant estrogen has all the benefits and none of the risks of estrogen for cancer conscious persons.
Where can I buy these products?
Their products are available online and in stores. Shop them at VENeffect.com, Bloomingdales.com, AmazonLuxuryBeauty.com, Dermstore.com, Cosbar.com, Softsurroundings.com and more. If you live near a Soft Surroundings, they carry them in store!
This post was created in collaboration with VENeffect. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.