Review: Valmont's Essence of Bees 'Cure Majestueuse'

When it comes to skincare, there are so many products on the market, it can make you dizzy.  It takes a lot of research, but also some good old fashioned trial and error to find out what works best.  And like many things in this world, when it comes to your skin, you get what you pay for.  

I wish I'd taken better care of my own skin earlier in life, because now, I'm in serious repair mode.  I'm dealing with fine lines, discoloration, under-eye circles, acne scars and dullness.  Recently, I started using Valmont skincare's new "Essence of Bees" collection, part of their L'Elixir des Glaciers line, with some incredible results (read here to learn more about the products). 

The collection features formulations with some of the same ingredients as those inexpensive brands like Burt's Bees or Egyptian Magic, such as honey, propolis and royal jelly.  However, the results with Valmont's formula are wildly different than those other brands.

The Cure Majestueuse has been my go-to every night.  It's a serum and it's not particularly light.  If you're wearing make-up, you probably don't want to use this one during the day.  The serum comes in a beautiful glass vial with a gold dropper.  You only need about 5 drops, which I apply directly to my face, then blend in a circular motion.

In the few weeks I've been using it, I've noticed a drastic reduction in the appearance of my wrinkles.  My skin looks and feels more plump, youthful and hydrated.  It also looks brighter and clearer.  I have the curse of adult acne and constantly battle blemishes.  Even though this serum is a rich formula, it doesn't cause me to break out in the slightest and it's a miracle when it comes to repairing skin.  I was surprised to see that much of the redness and scarring from old acne has disappeared!

I didn't understand the benefit of keeping skin hydrated until recently, but it really is critically important.  When your skin is dried out, your wrinkles stand out so much more.  By using this at night, I see a dramatic difference in the morning when I apply my makeup.  It goes on smoother and doesn't settle into my creases and fine lines.

Honestly, I can't recommend this product enough, but since it is a luxury product, it's priced accordingly.  You're paying for the highest quality ingredients and latest cellular cosmetic research.  Since I only have one face, and I want to take care of it, I think the price tag is absolutely worth it.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, Valmont's Essence of Bees collection will be available for purchase at their online boutique and Saks Fifth Avenue in September 2017.