I’m very much into skin care atm (some of my favourites are from Beauty Pie – I’ll be blogging more about them soon but I’ve reviewed some products here) so I was interested in trying out Strivectin new Advanced Acids* range. Strivectin Advanced Acids* are aimed at boosting your skin care regime. One of the key ingredients is something called NIA-114. This is patented and scientifically proven ingredient that helps to revitalise the skin’s barrier by strengthening it and providing nourishment. NIA-114 also helps protect the skin from environmental impact and actually helps improve the absorption of other ingredients. Bold claims but apparently it’s backed up by 35 years of research.
First up in the trio is Strivectin Glycolic Skin Reset Mask*. The key ingredients in this gentle but hugely effective mask are glycolic acid (which is in micro-capsules) and NIA-114. The aim is to remove old, dull skin to reveal smooth, fresh skin while improving texture. And I have to say it definitely does this. I am very impressed with this mask. I have sensitive skin and some glycolic masks do irritate me but this one doesn’t. You apply a layer of the mask and leave for 5 minutes then remove. My skin instantly looks smoother and brighter. Another thing I really liked about this is that it really cleans pores. I don’t think I’ve come across a better mask for this. If you’re looking for a brilliant exfoliating mask that is really powerful but still remains gentle I really recommend this.
Next up is a deeply hydrating serum, the Strivectin Hyaluronic Duel Response Serum*. This serum is a mix of Hyaluronic and Strivectin’s patented NIA-114, and together these deliver one of the most hydrating serums I’ve tried. You can instantly see results but after about 1-2 weeks of continued use there is a very noticeable difference. The serum is smooth, easily absorbed and leaves the skin feeling nourished. If you need a boost for dehydrated skin this would work wonders for you. The only gripe I have with this is that I’d like the serum to go further. I feel I need to use quite a bit to get good coverage, other than that another amazing serum.
And finally I think is the most interesting and innovative product in the trio: Strivectin Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk*. I don’t recall ever trying a serum like this. The milky serum contains high levels of omega fatty acids and ceramides making this a brilliant repairing and hydrating skin care product. And it feels it, while the texture is thin it deeply moisturises the skin and leaves it feeling nourished and plumped. The only downside to this is that it contains fragrance. It hasn’t irritated my skin in the slightest but it is worth bearing in mind if you are sensitive to such products.
So overall I’m really impressed with Strivectin Advanced Acids range. They all hardworking products while remaining gentle. My skin is noticeably better after just 2 weeks of using these products. They provide a boost to your usual skin care as well as targeting specific needs. They’re not the cheapest products though but they definitely do seem to work on my skin.
Have you tried anything from Strivectin?
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