Wednesday, November 18, 2015

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner #StriVeSTORY #iFabboMember | Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

I am a true believer in the anti-aging benefits of using Retinol-based products, and I am always open to trying new or new-to-me products that utilize this ingredient. Therefore, as a huge fan of StriVectin, I was eager too try their Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily lotion that was formulated to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and to refine and smooth the texture of the skin. While the 1% Retinol efficiently improves skin's natural turnover, and provides skin with a more youthful appearance, it does not dry out the skin as do many Retinol-based products. In fact, their patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the skin and improves the moisture barrier– both of which help to mitigate the drying effects, and sensitivity often associated with Retinol use.

While I do not have particularly enlarged pores, I have definitely noted that mine appear more refined, and my overall complexion is markedly more smooth and even after using StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner for a little over a month. My skin is smooth, hydrated, lifted, and my fine lines have been visibly softened because this formula effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and improves the overall texture of the skin.

Many people experience excessive peeling until their skin acclimates to Retinol-based products, but this formula is more gentle, and gets the job done without causing you to molt like a snake! The only obvious peeling that I experienced was a small dry patch of skin that I had prior to testing StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner, and it was completely eliminated after less than a week of use.

Directions: Apply all over clean face in the AM and PM. Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply after sunscreen for an optimal mattifying effect.
According to StriVectin,

Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging cream with Retinol that mattifies shine and delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction.

This potent pore-minimizing lotion helps refine the appearance of enlarged pores while purifying, tightening and reducing the appearance of pores. As it hydrates and smoothes skin texture, it absorbs excess oil to control shine throughout the day for a fresher, mattified and youthful looking appearance.

Retinol improves skin’s natural cell turnover to visibly diminish the look of pore size by purifying and refining skin tone and texture. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes and strengthens the moisture barrier, limiting the sensitivity common to Retinol use.
Clinical Tests:

96% felt skin was smoother and softer*
92% felt pores were tighter*
88% agreed the product helps to minimize oil and shine throughout the day*
88% saw an improvement in the appearance of enlarged pores*
*Based on consumer use testing after 4 weeks.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Lecithin, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Bisabolol, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Plankton Extract, Salicylic Acid, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Oryzanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Poloxamer 338, Polysorbate 80, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/ CI 77492/ CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
Overall Assessment: Another must-try hit from StriVectin! If you have been wanting to try a highly effective Retinol-based anti-aging product that will radically improve the appearance of your skin without irritation, then I highly recommend trying StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. A+

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24 comments:

  1. This looks really interesting! I've been using the Paula's Choice 1% retinol for the past year, but with the US$ exchange it's gotten much more expensive. I know I've seen StriVectin in some of my local stores, am definitely going to give it a try.

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    1. Hi Ann, I have heard really good things about the Paula's Choice 1% Retinol, and have been curious to try it. What a shame that the exchange rate is making it prohibitively expensive. I really like this one from StriVectin, and definitely think that it is worth trying. Keep me posted– I would love to hear what you think of it!

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  2. I'm having some issues with the Retinol treatment :(

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    1. Hi Destany, In what way? Are you having an allergic reaction?

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  3. Like you, I don't have enlarged pores but I find the benefits of this product to be quite wonderful! Used in conjunction with a serum with 2.5% retinol, I'm trying to get all the benefits of retinol that I can ;)

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    1. I loved your review of this! Interesting that you are combining it with that retinol serum (I'm assuming it is that wonderful natural one that you recently reviewed from OZ Naturals) this sounds like a very potent combination!

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  4. YES! I am so obsessed with Strivectin for anti-aging!

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    1. You and me both, Brooke! I am so happy to be using their products!

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  5. I have seriously large pores and need something like this. Retinol has given me peeling in the past but this sounds like it won't be that rough on the skin.

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    1. Hi Renu, This might be a really good one for you to try. My skin can be finicky, and at times sensitive, and I have experienced no irritation whatsoever. Of course that doesn't mean that your skin will respond the way that mine has, but I think that this is a really high quality and effective retinol-based treatment. Since this is specifically created to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, among other things, then you may really see significant results. :-)

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  6. Sounds lovely! I may have to give it a shot! :)

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    1. It is a really lovely product, Shipra. I have been very impressed by the efficacy of all of the StriVectin products that I have tried! :-)

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  7. I cannot wait to use retinols again after my pregnancy, they do wonders for my skin!!

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    1. I can just imagine! Retinol does wonders for my skin as well!

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  8. I'm really glad that I've had the chance to use this since I did have lessening of pore size on my cheeks. I didn't have a problem with the retinol since it's a light amount.

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    1. I'm so glad that you love this and have seen such great results as well, Marcia!

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  9. I love StriVectin. I am seeing results and that is good enough for me.

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    1. Me too! This really is a wonderful line!

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  10. I use this every night in combination w/ vitamin c serum

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  11. I'm for anything that can minimize pores. This sounds like perfection!

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    1. Definitely! I am really pleased with the quality and the results!

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  12. This is one of the only Retinol products I can use otherwise my face is a mess with others. I love it.

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    1. I'm so happy that this one works for you! It really is a great product, and it's gentle enough for sensitive skin.

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