StriVectin Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles and Stretch Marks



Michael Hepworth


StriVectin NIA114 Technology

SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles and Stretch Marks










By Kay Schroeder


HOLLYWOOD(Perfect Skin Today)8/8/15/–As a product and services writer/reviewer, I took on the challenge about four weeks ago to test a product that promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. The brand name of that product is StriVectin.

Before starting this test/evaluation, I researched the Internet to gain as much information about this product as possible. Here is what I found.

StriVectin is a face cream formulated for the express purpose to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. While reading the ingredients (listed at the end of this article), I was a little surprised to find that retinol (retin A) was not among them (as it is common to most creams designed for this purpose).

What causes wrinkles anyway? Most dermatologists agree on these common factors.

Aging: As we age, the cells divide more slowly causing the inner layer of the skin to thin, and the deeper layer of the skin (the framework for the surface of the skin layers) to loosen and come apart. You have undoubtedly noticed as people (other people, of course, not you!) age, the skin starts to sag. To compound all of that going on, aging causes oil glands to undergo some shrinkage, resulting in the production of less oil; hello dry and scaly skin.

Sun Exposure: Exposure to sunlight is the most important cause of prematurely aging skin (a process called photoaging). It is also the leading cause of skin cancers. It is the exposure to the ultraviolet radiation from sunlight that is responsible for most of the symptoms of premature skin aging.

How do we prevent or at least minimize the inevitable effects of aging and sun damage? There are three things we can do:

(1) The most important of the three is to minimize your exposure to sunlight (and tanning machines).

(2) Establish and maintain a diet composed of healthful foods.

(3) Find an exercise program that is right for you. The exercise that is right for you is the exercise that you will do (and do consistently). The exercise does not have to be strenuous.

Following the above three recommendations will help slow the formation of wrinkles.

For some time now, we have known that diet, exercise and sun exposure affects how our skin ages, however, are any products available that we can use to stave off, or at least slow down this damage?

Oh yes! Americans alone spend billions of dollars each year on skin care products. We will examine one today, StriVectin.

StriVectin advises the user to ensure that the face is cleansed well before applying the cream. Massaging the cream in the wrinkle prone areas aids in the cream’s absorption. This procedure should be performed twice daily.

Last week I asked my esthetician to evaluate my skin and to give me her honest assessment of whether or not the product had made a difference in my skin. She said the difference she saw in my skin was some gentle peeling, which she viewed as a desired effect/result. Her opinion was that the peeling was consistent with the time that I had been using the product and that other changes/benefits would have to be evaluated after a longer period of use. Fair enough.

Personally, I am pleased with the ease of applying the product and how it feels on my skin; it is light and non-greasy. I especially like the gentle peeling aspect because I receive the benefits of exfoliation without the scaly, flaking skin normally experienced in the exfoliation process.

Of the users surveyed in the research of this product, the majority reported a very high level of satisfaction with the efficacy, ease of use, and the results that StriVectin delivered.

Although not inexpensive, this product, according to many, is worth the cost.

StriVectin is available in tubes of 4.5 ounces for $139.00.

Discounts can be found by querying the Internet; check Costco and other discount retailers.

Right now, you can receive a sample package of the Instant Revitalizing Mask with any StriVectin purchase of $89. This offer is valid 08/02/15 through 08/08/15, while supplies last. Checkout their website:

(with Collaagex-CE Wrinkle Repair Complex)

2014 Latina Beauty Award – Wrinkle Treatment

2014 Best in Black Beauty Award Winner – Best Stretch Mark C







Michael Hepworth

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