(photos courtesy of www.velixa.com)
Velixa is a company formed out of love. The owner, John Allen Orofino met a woman named Velaia, while on a trip to Venice. They fell in love. They were planning on making a skincare line. Unfortunately she passed away and Mr. Orofino took his grief and channeled it into the line. He called it Velixa, the “V” for Velaia and the “elixa” rhyming with elixir. The line is formulated by esteemed dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skincare experts. The products are blends of advanced anti-aging technology with powerful antioxidants, peptides and nourishing plant nectars. Velixa specializes in formulas that diminish the visible signs of aging and give skin a vibrant, healthy glow. The products have no harsh or irritating ingredients and effortlessly complement a woman’s existing skincare regimen without changing her daily routine.
Velixa Day Correction Cream $125.00 1.0 oz./30mL
This light gel-cream deeply hydrates the skin for up to 12 hours and helps to diminish fine lines. The principal ingredient, Resveratrol® is joined with 6 very potent peptides that, when combined, create a formula that is very effective and preventative. Not only does it prevent fine lines, it immediately tightens skin. It dries to a matte finish and increases the staying power of makeup, similar to a foundation primer. This cream is great for all skin types. Velixa Day Correction Cream contains jojoba seed oil (anti-oxidant, moisturizer), apricot kernel oil (anti-oxidant, nourish the skin), squalane (cell renewal and skin elasticity) and hyaluronic acid (humectant).
I found this product to be very pleasant to use. Because it is not really a cream, but more of a gel, it sinks right into the skin without leaving any residue. It leaves skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated. The only bad thing I can say about this cream is that it does not contain a sunscreen. All anti-aging creams should contain a sunscreen. Otherwise the sun will still damage the skin. The whole point of the matter is to keep skin from aging and in my opinion it is essential to have at least an SPF 15 in a day cream. Plus there are all natural sunscreens that can be used if a company does not want to use a chemical sunscreen. (Correction: I did find out that Velixa does make a sunscreen that they sell separately and often ask that customers use together with the Day Correction Cream. It sells for $27.00 and contains both mineral and chemical sunscreens) Otherwise I thought that this gel-cream was pretty good. It would be possible to use a sunscreen over this since it does sink into the skin without leaving any greasy residue on the face. I also agree that cream is good for all skin types, even the very oiliest skins. After a full month of use I noticed that my skin was more hydrated than it had been before. I do a lot of chemical peels and that tends to leave the skin dehydrated. After using this cream every morning, my skin had a more soft, supple feel and was definitely hydrated (not tight and shiny looking).
Velixa Eye Enhance $90.00 0.5 oz./15mL
Everyone wants to have a good eye cream. Most women experience some sort of eye problem, whether it be puffiness, dark circles or fine lines. We want a cream that can take care of all three issues, that doesn’t leave the eye area feeling greasy and that actually works. The Velixa Eye Enhance cream is one of those products that does work. I hate the fact that I always wake up with puffy eyes. Prior to makeup application I apply a little bit of this and voila! The puffiness dissipates. It has cucumber extract to reduce puffiness and minimize dark circles. Skin becomes smoother and it helps the eye area be primed for makeup. Fine lines are also decreased after time. One other benefit of this cream is that it works great in the perioral region (around the mouth). Use some around the mouth to help prime and smooth the skin. The cream contains squalane (cell renewal and skin elasticity), hyaluronic acid (humectant), Vitamin A (anti-oxidant, diminishes fine lines) and Vitamin E (anti-oxidant, diminishes fine lines). One of the best things about this cream is the size. It comes in a 0.5 oz. jar but it really is a very large amount of product for the price. Only a small amount is needed for each eye and if used 2x/daily this jar should last at least 3-4 months. This eye cream really helped with my eye puffiness. As I have been getting older I notice that it has been getting worse. Eye Enhance decreases the puffiness, almost immediately. I don’t have much of problem with dark circles so I cannot report on that.
Velixa has a number of other products, such as serums, masks and even a stand alone sunscreen. The entire system of products is also available for $195.00 if bought together. The Youth Enhancement Series is $197.50. Velixa is available on www.velixa.com, The Mélange Salon at the Peninsula Hotel - New York City , The Cure Pharmacy and the Windsor Pharmacies in New York City, Tres Belle Petite Medi Spa in Brooklyn New York and in the Peninsula Salon - Beverly Hills California.It is also available in five-star hotel spas worldwide, in select dermatologist offices is in New York City. Like Velixa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Velixaskin.
(These items were sent for consideration)