Monday, October 12, 2015

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

No one wants large, in your face (no pun intended) pores. I think most people strive for "baby skin", poreless, smooth, perfect skin. If you're lucky enough to be born with it -- GOOD FOR YOU. Ha ha ha... I kid, but really. Most of us have to put in a little effort to have flawless skin. And that is where StriVectin Advanced Retinal Pore Refiner comes in. 

The Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight moisturizer that utilizes retinol to minimize pores and other anti-aging ingredients that keep skin looking young. One thing I really like about this product is that it's a very gentle retinol - you don't have to worry about your skin drying out and flaking. 

According to StriVectin, "Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use." .... which is 100% true! I have used other retinols in the past that totally irritated my skin, but I had no such issues with this product.

To use this product, go about your normal skincare routine - wash, tone, and moisturize your face. Save this product for last, to use on top of your moisturizer both day and night. I truly did see a difference in the texture and appearance of my skin. I've always had sightly pores - not horribly large, but definitely noticeable -- but after using this product for a mere two weeks, I was shocked at how flawless my skin looked! It looked like I had used a pore minimizing primer. 

Overall, I really like this product. I actually saw results after a short time of using it, plus it has a nice soft smell (it's fragranced - something to watch out for if you're sensitive to that kind of thing) that I really liked - kind of perfumey. 

You can purchase the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner online at for $99 (1.7 oz) per bottle. It's also available in stores like Macy's and Ulta. I would highly recommend it if you want a 1-2 punch of pore minimization and anti-aging in one bottle.

What's your favorite pore-minimizing product? Let me know! 

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