It all started on November 14th, 2020 when we posted an Instagram story announcing our new TRST Collection, with a picture of what would become this delicious serum sitting in one of our glass beakers. The pictured showed the first prototype which unfortunately didn't work, as it happens quite often.
With almost a year in the making between the initial idea, designing the product, collecting the right ingredients, producing several samples, analyzing the data, tweaking the formula, producing the 2nd possible formula, testing, tweaking again, testing again, producing again the 3rd or 10th possible formulas that would produce hopefully for the final product to be sent for more testing, this time on real people, our Barcola Azzurro Mare Replenishing Elixir was born!
Exhausted? So are we! But elated at the same time!
It isn't everyday that we launch new products here at by valenti ORGANICS, at least not like other brands do; so when we do, it's a huge deal! We like going slow, making sure, the product does what's intended to do, but above all that it's safe. Like any good wine, skincare - good skincare - takes time to formulate. You won't see us rapidly formulating 3,4 or 20 products a year EVER.
What's the inspiration for Barcola Azzurro Mare?
The Gulf of Trieste, or TRST in Slovene, in the northwest of Italy, and the beautiful legendary Barcola, where one of the most famous historic international sailing regatta organized by the yacht club Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano, name Barcolana takes place every year. Our founder wanted to create a new collection of skincare products inspired by her roots, and her land. It's all about the ingredients and how they connect with the region, the colors and the scents.
What does Barcola Azzurro Mare Contain?
Barcola Azzurro Mare contains a small collection of well researched ingredients aimed at repairing, hydrating, and vitalizing the skin, regardless of the level of damage, caused by age or environmental factors.
In-house Formulated Seaweed Extract;
We created our own Seaweed Extract with Organic Spirulina, just for this product. The result is an exquisite aqua colored seaweed extract packed with good chemicals that hydrate, replenish and naturally provide skin with powerful anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects, whilst replenishing mineral loss.
Low and High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid;
To smooth, hydrate, soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the deeper layers of the skin providing instant hydration, leaving skin toned, firm, refreshed and radiant for longer, whilst High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid provides intensive hydration to the top layers of the skin.
Cucumber and Roses Hydrosols;
To refresh, hydrate and provide this serum with a delicate fragrance without the need for any added essential oils.
5% of one of the most important topically applied vitamins, to soothe blemished skin, improve the appearance of aged, hyper pigmented and sun damaged skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
High amounts of essential amino acids to naturally fight premature signs of aging.
Provides twice as much antioxidant activity than Vitamin C.
95% of women tested in a group of 20 saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 1 week.
Why is this Serum Different?
It's a unique formula, developed in our own labs, and tested by real people, not animals. A year in the making in a beautiful returnable packaging.
We hand picked every ingredient in it, from thousands of them. We developed and created our own seaweed extract, maximizing its nourishing power.
This serum was created with a purpose, aimed at repairing, hydrating, and vitalizing the skin, regardless of the level of damage, caused by age or environmental factors, and it's proven to work.
- It can be applied by women and men, making it a unisex product.
- Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic and artificial ingredients.
- Free of essential oils.
- Packaging can be returned as part of our unique and revolutionary RETURNforCASH Program, eliminating 1-time-use containers from getting to recycling facilities, landfills, or from getting out into the environment. No other cosmetic brand pays you to keep our planet free of garbage.
- It's the only serum of its kind, formulated by us, for you.