Try saying that name 10 times fast! Bet you can't! I was sent this lotion from StriVectin themselves to test out for you guys! After a month of testing this product out I'm ready to share my two cents with you. Enough of the Chatter and let's get down to the nitty gritty!
What it Promises:
Formulated with Collagex-CE Complex™, this hydrating moisturizer harnesses the latest advances in skincare science to target Collagen III, also known as ‘youth collagen’, for powerful anti-aging benefits.
A series of scientifically-designed studies proves the following effects:
• Significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Targets 'youth collagen'for healthy, younger looking skin
• Hydrates and visibly enhances skin texture
• Strengthens the skin barrier to maximize skin performance
SD Advanced goes beyond wrinkles to help transform the look of stretch marks, too.
NIA-114 is a unique and patented technologically advanced form of Niacin that nourishes the skin surface to address multiple visible signs of aging and give skin a more healthy and radiant appearance. This breakthrough skin care molecule powers each and every StriVectin formula and is scientifically proven to reinvigorate the skin surface for optimal performance, strengthen and nourish the moisture barrier, inhibit the impact of environmental aggressors and intensify the efficacy of other ingredients.
Directions: Apply all-over to cleansed face, avoiding eye area, in the AM and PM, gently massaging into wrinkle-prone areas.
What I Found:There is a very strong peppermint scent to this lotion, I really like it. I just have to note it for those sensitive to fragrance. This feels so moisturizing! I love how this feels on my skin. I have to say for the summer months I only would suggest using it at night. For winter use I would use this AM and PM.
This lotion claims to help with wrinkles and stretch marks. I honestly didn't see any difference in wrinkles, but then again I do not have any other than a forehead wrinkles. I have to say my skin feels softer, and supple after a month of use.
In my opinion you can never start too soon with anti-aging products. I have been using anti-aging face wash for months now. I've been super stressed out trying to find a job lately, I noticed it take a toll on my skin. After using this lotion for over a month I see it reverse the stress and bring life back to my skin.
The next claim is with stretch marks I can say I didn't see a difference after a month of use other than my hip skin is my more moisturized since using it on my hip skin where my stretch marks are.
- My skin is very moisturized since using it.
- My skin feels more supple after a month.
- Skin is smoother to the touch
- Smells wonderful, peppermint scent.
- Super pricy, $79 for 2oz.
- I did not see improvement of my stretch marks, just softer skin.
VERDICT: That all being said I honestly really love it. Maybe not for the intended purposes but my skin looks really great since using it, my skin is much more moisturized. Would I recommend it? Yes absolutely! I just hope you have the budget to fit it in, the 2 oz tube costs $79, which can be a bit pricy for some people. I think if you can afford it to go for it!