One of the most recognized skin care brands is StriVectin. But for some reason, I turned up my nose. Their angle seemed like a gimmick to me (I had absolutely no basis for this and have no idea why I felt this way). Well, I am glad I opened my mind to trying their newest product, StriVectin SD Advanced™ Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks.
The original cult-classic product has been beefed up with new technology and now I see what all the fuss is about. I’ve given this little tube a solid month of use and find that my skin feels… well, snatched for lack of a better word. The company promises results in 15 days and I can see why.
First, I love the tube packaging. I get a little weirded out scooping fingers into a tube night after night and I always manage to lose the included spoons. StriVectin’s texture is not liquid but not thick or goopy. And the highlight is the slightly minty scent that awakens my senses.
So what makes this special? First, StriVectin has a proprietary ingredient, NIA-114. This has been in their products for a while, but the new Collagex-CE Wrinkle Repair Complex helps both penetrate the deepest layers. Specifically, they target a kind of collagen called “youth collagen” that is crucial in youthful and regenerated skin. This happens thanks to an energy molecule that delivers amino acids and copper (one of my favorite ingredients) to skin’s deepest layers to produce and encourage collagen.
Some anti-aging products can clog my pores or feel heavy on my skin, especially in the spring and summer. But this manages to soak in and tighten, making it perfect for the warmer months. In addition, it works well in the AM under sunscreen and makeup.
According to the Nordstrom website, a “small group of first-time users may experience a blushing effect upon first application, which should typically last no more than 1-2 hours.” I have fairly sensitive skin and didn’t find this irritating at all. But I suggest trying a patch test on your jaw line if you are prone to irritation.
Available at Nordstrom.
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