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StriVectin has so many fantastic skincare and haircare collections that they truly have something for every skin and hair concern. Their mission is to, "deliver the most high-performance skincare and haircare solutions powered by the latest clinical advances to transform the look of your skin and hair. At the center of every formula is patented, proprietary NIA-114 technology that supercharges StriVectin's clinically proven, award winning products." Their cutting edge ingredients coupled with their NIA-114 advanced technology makes each of their formulations highly effective powerhouses that deliver real, tangible results.
Their anti-aging, anti-wrinkle creams and serums that I am discussing today, were created to effectively target the signs of aging on the face, and to restore a youthful, glowing appearance. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to confess that I neither have wrinkled, nor lackluster dull skin. Instead, my skin has some expression lines at the outer edges of my eyes, and a faint "11" between my eyebrows. I have taken good care of my skin, but I do have an expressive face, and I tend to smile a lot– therefore there are fine lines in those regions. That said, I have to emphatically state that I definitely see a difference in my skin after having used these four products. My skin has greater clarity, fine lines are softened and plumped, and it is deeply hydrated and nourished.
I initially had planned to review each of these products individually, but I was so impressed by their efficacy when used together that I opted to feature them in a single review instead.
StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream ($95.00 for 1.7 oz. from StriVectin, Macy's, Dillards, Ulta, Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue): This mid-weight face cream sinks into the skin very quickly, and it leaves behind no residue or greasy film. It was specifically formulated to target the 12 primary visible signs of aging skin, enumerated below, and while I do not have all of those signs, I can state, without question, that my skin looks and feels better since I began using this anti-aging cream. Aside from the rather obvious benefit associated with moisturizing and hydrating my skin, I noted a lifting, plumping and softening of my fine lines, and an overall clarity and healthy glow. My skin feels very nourished, and even in tone, but I suspect that the latter has a lot to do with the increased dead skin cell turnover from the StriVectin Overnight Resurfacing Concentrate (a product that is truly amazing).
According to StriVectin,
When skin is young, naturally occurring "youth proteins" are at optimal levels, which then deplete over time. This restorative cream, with Pro-12 Youth Optimizing Complex, reinvigorates skin to initiate a cascade of revitalizing effects which target the 12 visible signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, density, firmness, sagging, texture, dehydration, dullness, discoloration, clarity, resilience and enlarged pores. Patented NIA-114 technology replenishes and strengthens skin's moisture barrier to impede water loss and preserve maximum hydration. Skin is more resilient to time, appearing renewed, healthier and more youthful.
- Addresses the 12 key signs of aging
- Replenishes and strengthens the moisture barrier to diminish water loss
- Optimizes skin performance to fortify against future aging
Directions: Apply all over clean face in the AM and PM.
StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($89.00 for 1.7 oz. from StriVectin, Nordstrom, Macy's, Ulta and Bloomingdale's): I love using effective moisturizers with a high enough sun protection factor to be taken seriously. I do not leave the house wearing anything below an SPF 30 on my face, neck, décolleté and hands, and this one not only provides me with adequate protection, but it is also deeply hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and silky smooth. The consistency is lightweight, and very fast absorbing, and there is no white residue left behind whatsoever. It has a velvety texture that effortlessly glides across the skin, and I have found that it does double-duty as a primer– though it is not advertised as such. I love the air-sealed pump jar because it dispenses the perfect amount of cream, and preserves its freshness.
According to StriVectin,
This lightweight, daily wrinkle-fighting moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen reduces visible signs of aging, neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent UV damage. The formula combines next generation antioxidant technology and patented NIA-114™ to enhance skin’s innate defenses and boost its age-fighting abilities.
Directions: Apply all over cleansed face in the morning. Follow with SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate nightly.
StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles ($69.00 for 1 oz. from StriVectin, Nordstrom, Macy's, Ulta, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's): This is a light-medium weight eye cream that immediately sinks into the skin of the delicate eye area. It deeply moisturizes the skin, softens the appearance of fine lines, and it has reduced the appearance of my dark circles when I don't get enough sleep. While I very seldom get under-eye puffiness, I didn't see a significant reduction on an occasion when I did. However, I had a mild cold at the time– so I will have to test it again the next time I have puffy eyes. The optical diffusers really brighten my under eye area, and my eyes always look so fresh and rested when I use this eye cream. Lately this has been one of my most reached for eye creams.
According to StriVectin,
This lightweight moisturizing formula is proven to visibly reduce the look of all types of lines around the eyes, including crow’s feet, squint lines and deep-set wrinkles – starting in just one week. Next generation ocular skin technology powerfully addresses the appearance of under-eye dark circles and puffiness to illuminate and awaken. Patented NIA-114™ technology helps strengthen delicate eye area skin and diminish dehydration. Optical diffusers reflect light to immediately brighten dark shadows and help alleviate visible signs of screen fatigue.
- Visibly reduces the look of all types of lines in the eye area
- Alleviates the appearance of under-eye circles and puffiness
- Brightens and diminishes visible signs of screen fatigue
StriVectin Overnight Resurfacing Concentrate ($72.00 for 1 oz. from StriVectin, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Ulta): I am such a proponent of exfoliation, and overnight serum-based exfoliants are among my favorite types. I am utterly obsessed with StriVectin Overnight Resurfacing Concentrate because it is so effective, and significant results can be seen overnight. It is a lightweight and fast absorbing serum that neither tingles, nor irritates my skin. I should note that my skin is quite accustomed to exfoliants and peels, and therefore I have something of a tolerance to them, but I find this one both ultra-effective and quite gentle.
I simply apply this at night followed by one of my favorite beauty oils, and a moisturizer if I need more hydration, and when I wake up my skin looks thoroughly refreshed. Skin appears soft, supple, hydrated and luminous. I have never experienced redness, peeling or flaking, but if you have sensitive skin you should patch test it first. If you are on any medications, you should consult with your physical to make sure that you won't experience increased photosensitivity, and as always use a high SPF sunscreen (and reapply it frequently) whenever using exfoliants.
According to StriVectin,
This potent, skin-renewing facial serum restores the visible qualities of healthy skin to unveil a perfected complexion. The ultra-lightweight exfoliating concentrate, with a complex of five powerful enzymes, gently removes dead surface cells and promotes skin renewal for improved texture and clarity. Patented NIA-114™ technology helps strengthen the skin barrier, while delivery of moisture throughout the night leaves skin soft, supple and hydrated. With continued use, the most micro of imperfections are re-fined for skin that is visibly transformed – even under a close-up lens.
- Restores the visible qualities of perfect skin overnight: smoothness, softness, hydration, nourishment and cushion
- Complex of five powerful enzymes gently exfoliates to refine texture and imperfections
- Delivers moisture throughout the night to leave skin soft, supple and hydrated
Directions: Apply all over clean face in the PM. For best results, use nightly. Follow with serum and/or moisturizer.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bromelain, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Papain, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Yeast Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, r-Bacillus Licheniformis Keratinase, Soy Amino Acids, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Oleanolic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sorbitol, Carbomer, Algin, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Solum Diatomeae (Diatomaceous Earth) (Terre de diatomées), Disodium EDTA, Tromethamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinone.
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