Around 3 weeks ago I wrote my first post on StriVectin, about my first impressions of the brand, after having used them for a week. Now with 4 weeks of use behind me, I am back to give you a more in-depth (if I can) review of what I thought.
StriVectin Advanced Acids Review
Ok, I am going to be honest here, a couple of days after my first impressions went up I was ready to call it quits, I had come up in some huge painful spots. I'm not even kidding my cheeks were so sore and I'm like the WORST person for picking.
So I stopped using it for a couple of days. After thinking of to myself what to do I decided to take a different approach. That was to only use one product at a time. So in the morning, I used the duel response serum, at night the rapid recovery milk and once or twice a week I would use the skin reset mask before bed and skip the milk, following it up just with my normal moisturiser.
For me, this seemed to work and I do wonder if, I was now to start using it as I did to start with, if my skin would cope with it. As such I would be tempted to say to people to work up to using the full regime of the mask once or twice a week alongside the serum and milk twice daily. Start simple and let your skin get used to the new products.
I guess the big question is what did I think of each product? If you missed my first post and want an in-depth look at what each product is for, please do have a look back at it first.
StriVectin Advanced Resurfacing.
I think I said in my first post this was my favourite of the three products and, to be honest, that hasn't changed. I really like the fact this is so simple to use, taking only 5 minutes, as unless I'm having a facial at a spa, I'm not one to sit around for long with a facemask on. It is, thankfully, easy to wash off, though I must admit I use a konjac sponge to wash it away.
If you would like to try the mask (which if you are to try any of these I totally recommend) it comes in at £39.06 on the StriVectin Amazon store.
StriVectin Advanced Hydration.
I decided this was best used in the morning, after all, it contains Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, which leaves a silky barrier on the skin. Due to this, you want to make sure you apply this only to clean skin. However, it does help make for a good base for makeup, which is why a lot of people do like it. However, as with any type of product do your own research on the ingredients to make sure they sit well with you and your skin.
I didn't notice any difference straight away to my skin, however, I do think over the course of the weeks it has become more hydrated, with the dry areas seeming to come back to life just a little bit more.
Once again you can buy this from the StriVectin Amazon Store where it costs £49.92.
StriVectin Advanced Recovery.
I really wanted to fall in love with this milk, after all, it sounded like everything my skin needs in a bottle. However, out of the three, I have to admit I just wasn't so sure about it. I'll give it its dues it does what it says on the bottle, it is quick to absorb and it is very lightweight. I'm just not sure it and I were meant to be BBFs forever.
The advanced recovery milk comes in at £46.25.
If you're thinking about buying this range from StriVectin, do some research into the ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, I would be wary about using it all together, to start with. After all, while it is a gentler formula of acid used, it is still acid.
As I said near the start, my personal is, tip if you do decide to use this start off with patch testing, before easing yourself in gently by adding in one product at a time to your skincare regime.
Remember that ingredients in skin care react differently to us all, listen to your skin more than anything.
For me, I would be tempted to rebuy at least 2 of the 3 products, but as a little goes a long way with them, I think that might be a while of yet.
What do you think of the sound of the advanced acids range from StriVectin, would you like to give it a try?