By Lacy I.
After 30 days of using the Volante Radiant Youth Firming Crème ($85 in the shop), I am quite impressed and honestly surprised by how much it has affected my skin. I’m 38 years old and even though my skin is oily, it has some deep lines that are mainly from expression. I am always hesitant with creams, as they can be very and emollient, and many of them have caused me to break out. But oily skin still requires hydration — very selective hydration. Would this be my solution?
The texture is different than other creams, as it has an almost velvety feel. The product is rich, but it isn't heavy and absorbed quickly. This cream let my skin breathe and gave me the right amount of lasting moisture. It did not break me out or make my skin look oily. In fact, it has a slight mattifying effect, so it left no slick sheen after application. I’m used to waking up with a greasy face, but my skin felt so soft and smooth with a youthful glow instead of a high shine. There wasn't any strong fragrance either, just a light fresh scent. I love that Volante products do not contain synthetic fragrance or parabens.
Radiant Youth Firming Crème contains a proprietary complex known as 7VITAE. It is made up of seven anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients, including aloe vera, arnica montana, bromelain, calendula, daisy flower, grape seed and zinc. You’ll also find a few line-smoothing peptides, such as palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, and alpha hydroxy acids for gentle exfoliation.
After about three weeks of use, I noticed the very deep lines that absolutely annoy me were smoother and harder to see. They are still there, but much less noticeable. Every night while applying this, I made sure to use it on my neck and my hands, too. My neck looks a bit tighter and the deep ring is also less noticeable.
The only thing I didn't like about this is the packaging. I am not super crazy about products that are in jars, as you have to put your hands in them over and over again, introducing bacteria each time. However, I do understand that because this is a cream, it would be harder to deliver in a pump.
This is a beautiful product, and I really think any type of skin — from oily to dry — would benefit. It made my skin feel incredibly moisturized and healthier. I didn't see much of a difference in my sun damage, but it really did help lessen the look of my wrinkles and soften my skin. Radiant Youth Firming Crème is the first cream that has covered all of my needs. I think I may be getting addicted to this stuff!