VOLANTE Skincare appealed to me from the moment I watched a Youtube video of its founder, Elizabeth VanderVeer, explaining her approach to skincare and announcing it is time to “stop waging war on your skin.” Elizabeth believes that inflammation of skin is ultimately the major cause of both skin damage and skin aging. She came to this perspective through personal experience, professional experience, and professional training. When Elizabeth herself tried traditional pro-inflammatory products for anti-aging (AHAs, retinoids, scrubs), “My skin looked and felt terrible.” As a physician at the helm of an anti-aging clinic, she saw thousands of patients also harming their skin through these traditional approaches. She knew there had to be a better long-term solution. As a doctor of internal medicine, Elizabeth took a broad perspective on bodily health. “As an internist, we would never intentionally irritate an organ inside of your body and call it a state of health, so why do we treat the skin so differently? I have never understood the concept, as a consumer or as a physician, of aggravating and angering the skin in order to make it look younger or be healthier.” Excitingly, clinical studies of VOLANTE products suggest that they are some of the best firming facial products on the market.
Elizabeth created a skincare brand and patented a blend of botanical actives called 7VITAE(R), that provides Freedom from Skinflammation(R). 7VITAE is the most potent, topical anti-inflammatory blend available without a prescription. Better yet, 7VITAE is gentler than prescriptions and yet begins to restore the youth and health of skin after just one application. Each ingredient in the blend (i.e., Aloe Vera, Arnica Montana, Bromelain, Calendula, Daisy Flower, Grape Seed, and Zinc) was carefully selected by Elizabeth for potent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging activities. All VOLANTE products contain high concentrations of this potent blend. “Vitae” means life in Latin, and these 7 ingredients are the ones Elizabeth consider’s vital for skin health.
Aloe Vera– Anti-Inflammatory, Soothing, Hydrating—helps repair and strengthen skin by aiding in the synthesis of new collagen, also provides soothing hydration
Arnica Montana– Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic—helps accelerate healing, restores suppleness, boosts immunogenicity
Bromelain– Anti-Inflammatory, Exfoliation, Clarity, Cell Turnover—a special enzyme from pineapple, allows for gentle exfoliation without inflammation, eliminating the need for irritating exfoliants
Calendula– Anti-Inflammatory, Skin Healing, Skin Repair–supports tissue regeneration by regulating glycoprotein metabolism
Daisy Flower– Anti-Inflammatory, Skin Brightening–a potent antioxidant that is increasingly renowned for boosting skin brightness and decreasing the production of melanin, helping to lighten brown spots
Grape Seed– Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant—50x the antioxidant strength of Vitamin C, offers significant anti-aging effects and boosts the skin’s immune system
Zinc– Anti-Inflammatory, Skin Healing, Skin Repair–promotes healing, optimizes cellular metabolism, helps resist skin infections
These ingredients offer the remarkable benefits individually, so just imagine the synergistic potential when they are combined in VOLANTE’s proprietary 7VITAE. I knew I had to try this. Elizabeth’s uniquely wise, ahead-of-her-time understanding of skin and exciting 7VITAE blend resonated with me immediately. As someone with a chronic inflammatory disorder, I have witnessed inflammaging (i.e., how inflammation accelerates skin aging) firsthand. Moreover, in my experience, traditional anti-aging “powerhouses” are highly inflammatory and end up being counterproductive to both their immediate damage (irritation, peeling, redness) and the cumulative skinflammation-related damage that accrues over time. I want anti-aging results as much as the next person, but I’m not interested in a harsh treatment that will age me even faster. Since I will be aging for the rest of my life, I want an approach that makes sense for the long-term health and vitality of my skin. VOLANTE Skincare’s approach simply makes good sense to me. I had the opportunity to try VOLANTE Intensive Repairing Serum, Radiant Youth Firming Crème, and Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil. Below, I will tell you about each one.
VOLANTE Intensive Repairing Serum
This lightweight, silky anti-aging serum gently exfoliates, brightens, and retexturizes skin, and the benefits start on the first application and keep coming. This serum is a true multitasker for promoting vitality and health and minimizing signs of age, yet is suitable for all skin types and conditions. My skin is exceptionally sensitive and irritation-prone, and Intensive Repairing Serum was a perfect fit; it did wonders for the redness and unevenness of my skin, all while minimizing stubborn lines and wrinkles. Best of all, it accomplished all this without any of the drying or irritating side effects I have become accustomed to with other brands.
This is a highly anti-inflammatory formula containing 13% 7VITAE, delivering a hefty dose of skin-nourishing, anti-inflammatory actives. In addition to 7VITAE, Elizabeth has included two proven anti-aging peptides at clinical levels: Matrixyl for firmness and tone and Syncol to stimulate collagen and smooth wrinkles. The powerful benefits of Intensive Repairing Serum are more than just theoretical or anecdotal. In a 24-hour clinical study of hydration, 100% of females ages 35-65 saw statistically significant improvement in skin hydration after just one application, and 87% saw statistically significant improvement in skin hydration 24 hours after a single application. Keep in mind, this is a serum, not a moisturizer, so those results are remarkable. Furthermore, in a 4-week consumer perception study, after 4 weeks of use, 100% of females ages 35-65 reported that their skin looks and feels healthier, 95% noted improved skin texture, and 81% reported improvements in radiance and skin tone.
In conclusion, I would say that Intensive Repairing Serum is the rare powerhouse product that produces an array of visible skin improvements (smoothing, evening skin tone, lessening signs of aging) and does it all without wreaking any havoc on skin. In fact, it gives skin relief while delivering these benefits and also prevents future signs of aging with its potent dose of 7VITAE.
Intensive Repairing Serum Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-40 Stearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Sorbitan Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Bromelain, Butylene Glycol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Squalane, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder. Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 60, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride
VOLANTE Radiant Youth Firming Crème
Radiant Youth Firming Crème is a lightweight yet luxuriously hydrating cream that absorbs rapidly. There is no added fragrance, which anyone with sensitive skin will appreciate. This crème provides excellent hydration without any sticky residue and leaves skin silky smooth. A lot of cremes seem to exacerbate breakouts for me, but not Radiant Youth Firming Crème; like every VOLANTE product, this is highly anti-inflammatory, so if anything, it helps to minimize and prevent blemishes.
Radiant Youth Firming Crème contains 10% 7VITAE for powerful anti-inflammatory effects that translate into even skin, protection against free radicals, and prevention of future aging. 7VITAE has a complementary blend of ingredients that each deliver specific benefits (e.g., Bromelain gently yet effectively exfoliates, Calendula is brilliantly soothing, etc.). In addition to this, Radiant Youth Firming Crème also includes a clinical level of Matrixyl 3000, proven to restore firmness while minimizing wrinkling. Indeed, I noticed a pleasant plumpness to my face while using this, and I looked less tired and run down, younger.
Independent clinical trials support my happy results. After just one application of Radiant Youth Firming Crème, 97% of participants saw a highly statistically significant improvement in lines and wrinkles and 100% saw immediate improvements in hydration. This is after a first application! After 4 weeks, 100% of participants saw a highly statistically significant improvement in fine lines and wrinkles along with a lasting and highlty statistically significant improvement in hydration. Not only this, with 4 weeks of daily use, 100% of participants saw a highly statistically significant improvement in skin firmness. I have not come across many products that can boast such high success rates across an array of anti-aging skin improvements. Radiant Youth Firming Crème is a keeper and a smart investment in your skin.
Radiant Youth Firming Crème Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Nylon-12, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Polysorbate-60, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Magnesium Aspartate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Zinc Gluconate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Copper Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Prunus Domestica Fruit (Plum) Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract (Extrait de miel), Urea, Bromelain, Citric Acid
VOLANTE Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil
Let me first say that, in general, I find beauty oils tricky for my skin. My skin is dry and dehydrated, which makes the oils feel great, but I am blemish-prone to the degree that a large majority of face oils cause me more problems than they solve. I always try a new oil product with a degree of trepidation, because even some “non-comedogenic” blends have caused me severe breakouts. Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, it takes a really special facial oil to hydrate my skin without wreaking havoc; much to my delight, I found it in Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil. VOLANTE Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil is one of few oil-based products that has successfully nourished and plumped my skin without causing a single breakout. For me, this success is just one more illustration of VOLANTE’s uniquely smart approach to formulation and the remarkable anti-inflammatory benefits of 7VITAE. Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil has helped even my skin, and with its inclusion of a clinical dose of powerful firming and anti-aging peptide Matrixyl 3000, it has left my skin with a more youthful look as well.
Radiant Youth Essential Oil Ingredients: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Dicapryl Carbonate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua/Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide- 1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Prunus Domestica Fruit Oil, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Bromelain
Unlike so many anti-aging products that are pro-inflammatory (e.g., likely to age skin faster in the long run), VOLANTE Skincare works with skin rather than against it, offering real anti-aging solutions. Elizabeth’s approach to skin is revolutionary in the industry. Through an unparalleled combination of healing actives in 7VITAE, VOLANTE Skincare promotes skin health and dramatically reduces the Skinflammation that is increasingly recognized as the root of skin aging.
The rewards of this approach are more than theoretical. The three VOLANTE products I tried—Intensive Repairing Serum, Radiant Youth Firming Crème, and Radiant Youth Essential Firming Oil—all exceeded my high expectations in terms of performance; each one delivered a myriad of benefits to my sensitive skin: gentle exfoliation, brightening, antioxidant protection, hydration, healing, firming, and smoothing. I am especially impressed with the firming results I saw, as firming is often an elusive goal in anti-aging pursuits. VOLANTE delivers dramatic beautifying and anti-aging results without any pain or irritation. Highly recommended.