StriVectin, owned by Klein-Becker, originally came to fame with the famous ‘Better than Cosmetic Injections?’ ads that ran all over the country.
How it works:
This particular product is intended to reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, as well as enlarged pores and stubborn imperfections.
The serum works by penetrating what is known as the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin. This is a very critical area in your skin’s architecture.
There, it is intended to stimulate specialized collagen, ‘decompressing’ the appearance of sharp creases in your skin.
Yeast extract and hydrolized soy protein in this serum can help stimulate collagen synthesis.
It contains sodium polystyene sulfonate, which is a film former, and albumen, which is found in egg whites. These two can work together to temporarily tighten your skin.
Other ingredients include Glycerin which improves your skin’s hydration, and Dimethicone, which is a great emollient that promotes a smooth feel.
It also has ingredients that help brighten skin tone and relax areas of movement to smooth your skin.
One thing that jumped out at us is that the ingredient list contains ‘Tripeptide.’ The issue is there is no such ingredient that exists, unless it is followed by a number.
Overall, this is a water-based serum with a few good ingredients, but we think it can contain more. (Many people combine this with the StriVectin SD cream for a more comprehensive solution).
It can help reduce visibility of wrinkles, but we have not conclusively determined what it can actually do for other signs of aging. We’ve also found this serum to be good for different skin types.
Usage of this product is slightly different than with other serums, in that you have to wait 1-3 minutes after putting it on, and then apply a warm and damp facecloth to your face for 30 seconds. The heat of the facecloth is supposed to work in conjunction with the ingredients to activate them deeper into your skin. That’s pretty interesting, and it’s why StriVectin calls this a ‘thermophyillic’ serum.
- Paraben Free
- Not tested on animals
- Short-term firming effect
- Ample amount for price
- May irritate sensitive skin
- Needs to be purchased with eye concentrate to receive full effect
- Does not have amazing long term results
- Unattractive smell
- Too expensive
$153 for 0.9 ounces
Money back guarantee:
It comes with a full 30-day money back guarantee.
Standard shipping and handling is $6.50.
They have an auto-ship program where you can receive a fresh supply every 45 days, at a discounted rate of $122.40, with free shipping and handling.
They do have a coupon code section on their website. We recommend you take a few minutes to Google if any coupons are currently available. Sometimes they even list coupon codes on their own website!
Water, Tripeptide, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Yeast Extract (Faex), Peg-8, Albumen, Polypeptide, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycereth-26, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben