I used the cream when it first came out years ago, when Brad and Jennifer presumably bought this stuff by the case and stored it in their mansion. StriVectin was all the rage, and I never, ever understood why.
The only result I got was milia, and I wrote a fairly negative review here, if my memory serves me correctly.
So I received two deluxe samples of the serum recently, at least three weeks worth of product, and I rarely use just a touch of anything, I am the Queen of Excess ....
was completely impressed and bought a full size.
Keeper. If you've used the cream in the past, and thought it was just hype, perhaps try the serum. Luminosity. Reduction in fine lines, great boost to over all clarity.
One measure for me is how I look in the morning, and this stuff nails it.
In the rotation. Very good product.
This product has done AMAZING things for my skin! I purchased this on the recommendation from a friend who said she used it and her skin looks awesome. This stuff is quite pricey -- $99 through Drugstore.com. You can find it a little bit cheaper probably through Ebay or other online sources...I've seen it at Ulta and Macy's too I think. It comes in a pump bottle and is 1.7 fl oz. Doesn't sound like much but I think this will last awhile...you don't need a lot. I began using this about 3 weeks ago. I don't really have wrinkles on my face. Most of mine are around my eyes and this isn't for use around the eyes. What this DID do for my skin is totally even it out and erase some red areas on my face (sun damage). I'm sure it's not really gone but it has faded it so that I barely see it. My pores seem almost invisible. My face looks like an even canvas. The claims (from the front of the bottle):
Week 2 - Boosts skin's luminosity; optimizes clarity.
Week 8 - Reduces the size, length and depth of wrinkles; diminishes the look of pores.
You are to apply is in the a.m. in p.m., after cleansing your face and before moisturizer. I don't have terribly dry skin, so I use this in place of a moisturizer. It sinks in immediately upon applying it. For a few days, there was some very minor flaking that went away soon after. The one and only reason I gave this a "4" is that you have to be careful when pressing down on the pump that you don't pump out too much. It's much too expensive to waste! So I find myself quickly pressing the pump down halfway to get just a little at a time. I am thrilled to find something that really seems to work! It sort of reminds me of a Clarin's product I used some years ago that worked until they changed the formula (also a pricey product). This has not broken me out at all...in fact I am noticing few blemishes if any since I began using. I totally recommend this and will definitely buy again!. Ingredients list below:
Aqua (Water, Eau), Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Nicotinate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polysorbate 20, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sorbitan Laurate, Lecithin, Rabdosia Rubescens Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Bisabolol, Polyacrylate-13, Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Cetylhydroxy- proline Palmitamide, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Rosmarinus Of_cinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Carbomer, Polyisobutene, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyldecanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Menthoxypropanediol, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone