You know I’m all about the skincare, so if I have the opportunity to try something new, I’m tripping over myself to do it. When Strivectin recently announced version 2.0 of their famous wrinkle-reducing intensive moisturizer, I was all, “Me! Over HERE!!” My theory has always been: an ounce of anti-aging prevention is worth a pound of Botox–so start early, kiddies.
Strivectin’s new slogan is “More Science, Less Wrinkles,” (hmm, I think it should actually be, “More Science, Fewer Wrinkles,” but what’s a little grammar between friends, right?) and to accomplish it they’ve included more collagen-stimulating peptides, more skin-repairing niacin in the form of NIA-114, plus antioxidants and collagen-stabilizers.
Here’s the thing with skincare. At the end of the day, I firmly believe that all skincare can be divided into two camps: stuff that works, and stuff that doesn’t work. Some of the good stuff costs $15 and can be found at the drugstore (read: Olay); other stuff costs $400 and is just generic crap with a fancy name and even fancier marketing campaign. So the two important factors for me boil down to how you feel while using the product (sure, it’s an airy-fairy concept, but enjoyment of your skincare is important and weds you to a regimen!) and how your skin looks after using the product.
Strivectin might not be the sexiest brand under the sun, and it’s definitely not the cheapest–the Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles retails for $135, oof!–but it became popular because of happy word-of-mouth, and because ultimately it really does work. And that’s why I hopped on board. (FTC disclaimer: the company isn’t giving me any money. I’m simply provided free products and have promised to blog about my experiences.)
In the 4 weeks since I’ve been using the Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles, Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles, and Instant Retexturizing Scrub, my skin has been flawless. I currently use the Intensive Concentrate and Eye Concentrate twice a day (in conjunction with my Cor Silver Soap and bi-weekly passes of the ANSR laser and Zeno Heat Treat) and so far, so good. More updates to come soon!
But in the meantime, if you want to try one of the new kits for yourself (don’t be silly, of course you do), Strivectin has offered up 2 for Jolie readers! The Strivectin Discovery Kits include samples of StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles, StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles and StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub (everything I’m currently using). The giveaway will be open until next Friday, October 8th, and is open to all North American readers. To enter, simply comment below. 2 winners will be chosen at random next Friday, October 8th after 11:59pm PST. Good luck!