Friday, July 17, 2015

StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate





If you're in to the whole anti-aging skincare thing, you've likely heard of StriVectin, one of the top dogs in the wrinkle-free world. Their original StriVectin-SD product was huge, as they claimed their product was better than Botox. The StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concetrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks is a reformulated version of the original (this is the third version of this product) and is jam packed with skin moisturizers, antioxidants and other good stuff.



The SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate boasts a slew of benefits: significant reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, healthier, younger looking skin, hydration and enhanced texture of skin, and a strengthened skin barrier for maximum skin performance. It's supposed to change your skin for the better in just 15 days (based on their clinical studies). 

How has this product changed from what it once was? StriVectin listened to what the people wanted, and this formula is now more moisturizing and has a better texture (I can't speak to this as I never tried the first 2 formulas), and supposedly the results appear quicker than before. 



It's hard, as a 26-year old with some fine lines, to really speak to the anti-aging properties of this product. Right now, I use products like StriVectin SD to prevent wrinkles, and improve my skin's texture. But I can say that overall, I enjoyed using it. I was a bit concerned that it broke my face out after extended use, but I am not sure if my skin was just being problematic or if I can even directly relate it to this product. Hard to say, especially since I have sensitive combination skin. This cream has the consistency of a light lotion, and it doesn't smell like anything, which I like. I found it to be hydrating enough to use as my night cream, and I didn't use it in the morning because I want some SPF in a day cream (anti-aging products need to be used with care and a good SPF in the daytime).

Overall, I like this product. I'll certainly continue to use it because I am always in search of the best Fountain of Youth cream. I've seen this at Costco in a 2 pack for somewhere around $100, or you can buy a 2 oz. size from Ulta for $79.99. It ain't cheap, but keep in mind this stuff is LOADED with amazing anti-aging ingredients that are proven to work, and your skin will thank you for the investment.

Have you tried anything from StriVectin before? Let me know your thoughts on it! 

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