HOW TO USE ITApply evenly onto face, neck, and décolleté as part of your morning routine. For dry skin types, apply on top of daily moisturizer. Oily skin types may apply directly onto clean skin.
Argan, Coconut, Jojoba, Lactobacillus ferment, Marshmallow, Olive, Titanium Dioxide, Trehalose, Zinc OxideFull Ingredient List
Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Isononyl Isononanoate, Undecane, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tridecane, Lactobacillus Ferment*, Coco-Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Trehalose, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Lactobacillus*, Jojoba Esters, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Coconut Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Sorbitan Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract*, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499)
*Natural and prebiotic preservatives
**Natural fragrance based on Essential Oils (Gurjum, Holywood, Myrrh, Rosemary and Buchu)
ABOUT THIS BRAND
Ayuna was founded by Isabel Ramos and Begoña San Juan, two seasoned beauty professionals with a vision for innovation. Begoña is a master esthetician, passionate beauty industry professional and expert in product development, Spa and Wellness therapies and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Isabel Ramos has a PhD in chemistry and is an expert in Green Technology and the development of natural cosmetics with a unique understanding the science of the skin, biochemical and biophysical mechanisms and the art of product textures.
Through Ayuna's essential skincare products, Begoña and Isabel introduce a whole new dimension to how to treat the skin based on topical fasting and well-aging. Topical fasting has the same basis as general fasting; eliminate overstimulation, limit intake and provide a balanced diet to allow for self-repair and self-regeneration mechanisms to be immediately activated. Well-aging applies the principles of epigenetics and the brain-skin connection to refocus our view of skin aging. Research shows that our thoughts, lifestyle and environment can alter our DNA. Ayuna skincare embraces this research, with a slow and intentional approach to aging that gives us the space to connect with beauty in a positive way and adapt the teachings of mindfulness to the realm of beauty. Begoña and Isabel’s experience in skincare, combined with their extensive understanding of the sophisticated beauty client, active ingredients and application methodology led them to a natural evolution in the field of skincare. From this alliance of knowledge and experience Ayuna, Less Is Beauty was born – an evolutionary scientific-botanical approach to cosmetics that favors simple beauty and a commitment to pure, effective and clean cosmetics.
This is my second bottle of Ayuna’s Velo, and I love the update to the bottle! Now I can squeeze out just what I need, rather than getting too much. The scent is a mild vanilla that dissipates quickly. I haven’t had any issues with pilling (as noted in some other reviews), but it could be my skin type. I have combo skin, and this sits beautifully on my skin, leaving my t-zone mostly matte the entire day. I use this in place of a foundation, and it provides great coverage for my light/medium neutral skin tone. I wish they were clearer about how much sunscreen coverage you get with Velo, but I haven’t had any issues with burning while using it. Compared to Josh Rosebrook’s Nutrient Day Cream, Ayuna’s Velo provides better coverage for me, and a better matte finish for my skin. I’ll definitely repurchase!
Thank you Andi for this wonderful review of Ayuna's Velo. We are so glad that you are enjoying the new, updated packaging.
I really wanted to love this product, but like others have written, no matter what I do it pills. I have darker skin and it leaves a white/grey cast even when I follow the directions. I'm sure it's a great product but just doesn't work for me, unfortunately.
Hi Nandini, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Velo. I'm so sorry to hear it didn't work for you. We'd love to help you find your Hero product for daytime protection, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was not a love at first sight product for me. I had actually almost given up on it after using it in the summer. Then I tried again during winter, and fell in love! Sure the smell isn't amazing but it doesn't linger. I've gotten used to the slightly weird texture, and never experienced pilling like many others. What I love most about it is it protects my sensitive skin SO well. No more dry red patches from the wind and cold. No breakouts, no perioral dermatitis flare ups. Nothing! I add a touch of powder foundation (especially around my nose and on the chin) and I'm good for the rest of the day. Velo will always be a part of my winter routine.
We are so happy to hear you gave Velo another shot and thrilled to hear it is working so well for you as part of your winter skincare routine!
I have been trying to make this work for me for about 6 mths now. I have the new version. Packaging is great- love that it's slim. The product itself could be improved still. I watched the IG live (twice) and a couple of YouTube reviews on how to apply this product. I followed Ayuna's suggestions in regards to emulsion... but this still pills and it's not ideal. I have tried a simple oil under it, I've tried different moisturizers or balms- the product pills no matter what I do. Once it is blended in, it does look lovely and any makeup I put on top applies nicely and lasts all day. But I can't over look the pilling. I don't reach for it as much as I would like to.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Ayuna has worked hard on this new and improved formula but we have found it does pill for certain people and we know they are continuing to determine solutions. Feel free to email us and we can share some of our troubleshooting tips if you're interested.
I really want to like this but it leaves a grey cast on my skin. I thought it might work better during the winter season when im lighter, but nope, it still leaves a grey cast. Such a bummer because it’s really expensive. Other than that it’s a beautiful formula, but not so much of the peeling.
Thank you for sharing your experience with Velo. Ayuna does recommend warming up the product in your hands before applying it to the skin. We've seen that help with limiting any white or grey cast on the skin. If you haven't, definitely give it a try because we'd love for Velo to work for you.