Up until my 30s, I really ignored my skincare and even now two years on I find getting into a good routine hard. Perhaps due to the fact, I just want to fall into bed with minimum effort come to the end of the day, thanks to how fatigued I feel. However, I have also suffered from spots since I hit puberty, which for me started at 9 or 10 years old, meaning for over 20 years I've had bad skin. I am also an ex-smoker, with combination skin and a whole lot of scarring, thanks to both the acne and my own hand. So my skin hasn't been given an easy ride.
With that in mind whenever someone offers me the chance to try something new I am always up for the challenge and when StriVectin good in touch to ask if I would like to try out there best selling facial skincare products I, of course, answered yes.
StriVectin First Impressions
This post, as you might have realised from the title, is all about introducing you to these three products. I will, in three weeks, then follow it up with a more in-depth review on how I feel they have been working given a longer time to try them.
Created by skin care experts these three products have 35 years of experience behind them and all use StriVectins breakthrough NIA-114.
NIA-114 has been scientifically proven to reinvigorate skin surface, while helping strengthen and nourish the skin.
StriVectin Advanced Resurfacing.
To start of I thought I would introduce you to the Advanced Resurfacing mask. This is a 5 minute, 1 step exfoliating mask. Which is said to help exfoliate for smoother and softer skin, while helping diminishes the look of fine lines and brightening the skin.
Usage is simple, 2 – 3 times a week you want to just apply a generous layer of the light peach paste, leave for 5 minutes and then rinse away with warm water.
First impressions of this mask for me are good, while this uses glycolic acid (perhaps one of the most talked about acids when it comes to skincare) and is fast acting it still seems quite a gentle mask to use on the skin. When it comes to scent it is light and pleasant, though I couldn't really tell you what the scent reminds me of. For anyone wondering on the other key ingredients, they include; Evening Primrose Oil and of course NIA-114.
StriVectin Advanced Hydration.
The Advanced Hydration is the first of two items in this line up you are going to be using daily (and hopefully twice daily at that). This time you are looking at it containing Hyaluronic Acid, alongside Ceramides and HIA-114.
StriVection Advanced Hydration includes two chambers, which mix together to become one serum when you pump it out. The first chamber includes six unique forms of hyaluronic acid, which are said to help plump the skin, with results that can be both instant and sustained.
After short term use of this serum, my first impressions are good. It uses Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer which is something not everyone likes, it gives the serum it's silky smooth finish and helps lock in moisture. The issue some people have is that it creates a film over the skin which can of course lock in the bad as well as the good. However if you make sure to wash your face well first and apply to the skin with clean fingers, you shouldn't have an issue.
StriVectin Advanced Recovery.
This is the second item to be used twice daily and is a light weight milk, which can be used as a serum and is to be applied before moisturiser. I've found that if you are going to use the milk and serum together then milk first is the best approach for me. However, it is also suggest that you use the serum in the AM and milk in the PM if you wish to use them at different times.
This time we are looking at the product including Oleic Acid, alongside peptides and NIA-114 as the key ingredients. As with all three of these products everything used is well known and all has long standing support behind it to show it works.
The Advanced Recovery milk comes with an inbuilt dropper to hopefully help you not over use the product (we can hope anyway) and is made to help soothe dry skin while helping restore a more youthful appearance.
I have to admit from first impressions the milk is my favourite out of the three so far, as it is so simple to use. However, I will of course be interested to see how my views change over the coming weeks.
So there you have a little about the three items that make up the Amazing Acids Set, I am looking forward to seeing how the next few weeks play out and of course getting to report back to you on how I found them.
What do you think of the sound of these products from StriVectin? Do any of them in particular catch your eye as something you would like to try?