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Wednesday
Jan242007

Anti-Aging Experiment: StriVectin-SD

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StriVectin-SD. I am sure you have seen the commercials, the ads, and possibly even the knock-offs. It is everywhere. The "better than botox" cream.

We could not wait to use Stri-Vectin in our experiment. Here is who gave it a try: Teri - 30 something, Laurie - 40 something, Brandie - 50 something, and Rose - 60 something.

From the StriVectin website, a description of how StriVectin-SD works:

stri.jpg"StriVectin-SD includes a proprietary complex of skin firming agents, elasticizers, and skin hydrators… adding up to the most comprehensive topical formulation shown to effectively confront virtually every aspect of visible stretch mark reduction.
A groundbreaking series of studies has demonstrated, without a doubt, the amazing effectiveness of StriVectin-SD’s® functional isolates. After reviewing and verifying the clinical data, an incredible 93% of subjects saw a signifigant, visible reduction in the appearance of stretch marks. The unequivocal, verified results speak for themselves. But there’s more. Clinical observations further document the ability of StriVectin-SD’s independent isolates to dramatically improve the appearance of: Indented surfaces, Smooth surfaces, Skin firmness, Irregularities in skin discoloration."


Our thoughts while using:

  • The cream is heavy, a little goes a long way
  • The aromatic oils, mostly of peppermint, are very strong. Use caution around the eyes, nose, and lips.
  • No other moisturizer is needed when using this
  • Apply it sparingly twice a day
  • Use it wherever you want results. 

str_eye.jpgOur results:
Teri - Probably the fastest working treatment I have ever used. I used it on my neck and chest and the StriVectin-SD Eye Cream around one of my eyes. Within days, my neck was smoothing out, and within a month, the few lines I have on my neck and chest are greatly diminished. The entire area is toned, a bit taught, and such an even shade of color. The fine lines around my eye are gone. Totally gone! The area is almost strangely smooth with no lines whatsoever.
Laurie - I am so impressed by this cream. I am a smoker and I used around my mouth. After just a few weeks, and noticing that my lines were almost filled in, I began slathering this all over my face and neck. The results on me are remarkable and I can't stop talking this product up.
Brandie - I used StriVectin on my chest only. I have very oily skin and I was afraid to put this on my face or neck. My leathered and weathered chest skin (from too many years of sunning myself) needed something. After using it for almost a month now, I am beginning to notice that my chest is smoother and it looks more even and firm. I plan to keep using it to see if continued use helps.
Rose - My hands have always shown my age more than other parts of me, so I wanted to use it only my hands, and because I was trying out other targeted products for my face. I have to admit that I used StriVectin as I would a typical hand cream by applying it multiple times a day whenever my hands felt dry. Within a few days, I began to realize that it was probably the best hand cream I ever used, and actually decreased the number of times a day I needed to apply it. A few of my age spots are fading. My lines are almost invisible. My hand still show aging, just not as much.

StriVectin-SD is $135 for a 6 oz tube. The Eye Cream (which is the same formula without the peppermint oils) is $59 for a 1.3 oz tube. StriVectin is available from their official website, at beauty.com, Sephora, Nordstrom and Macy's stores, and I even saw this at Costco, where it was under $100.

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Do you know that the key active ingredient in Strivectin PAL-KTTS pentapeptide is EXACTLY the same as that in Olay Regenerist Serum ... so why pay over £135 for this when you can get it for £20 .... in fact is was Proctor and Gamble who first tested the efficacy of the ingredient and presented it to the World Cosmetic Dermatology forum a few years back. XNadine
I remember seeing last year that StriVectin-SD won top honors at the 17th annual Les Grand Prix Advantages de la Beaute (French magazine Advantage's Grand Prix of Beauty), beating French costmetic products from L'Oreal, Lancome and others. If the French like it so much, it must be pretty good!

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