StriVectin • SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used this product for a few weeks and just loved it because of the visible results. Less wrinkles. The cream doesn't look nice or doesn't smell nice. But suddenly it stopped working for me. Worse, I got very allergic to the cream. I got red skin, swollen eyelids and horrible looking wrinkled skin under my eyes. My skin felt burned. So I went back to my original eye care by Clinique. After 2 years I tried it again but only after one application at night my skin reacted and my eye skin got red again like it was burnt and my eyelids were swollen again. I immediately stopped. This product is far too strong for eye skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have a little obsession with eye creams. I've always had under-eye bags/puffiness, and over the last 3 years, one of my upper eyelids has become quite crepey and droopy. My eye cream roster included, but was not limited to: YBF's correct (rip off), Skyn II's Relief Eye cream (returned to store), Philosophy Eye Hope (meh), Bobbi Brown's Hydrating eye cream (like), Boot's #7 eye cream (same result as Philosophy), Jan Marini C-Esta Eye Repair Concentrate (irritating), DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Nourishing Eye Cream (left to expire in the cabinet), Korres Evening Primrose Eye Cream (swapped, if that tells you anything), First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller (gimmick), Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment (GREAT moisturizer), Neova Eye Therapy (not bad)... the list could go on and on, but the only eye creams I've repurchased have been the Boscia, the Neova and the Bobby Brown.
However, none of my staples have been able to reduce the crepey eyelid problem until StriVectin's Eye Cream. I've been using the cream every night for about 2 weeks and my crepeyness is definitely less noticeable. Should things change and revert back to their old droopy ways, I'll be sure to update the review. But for now, I'm really liking this eye cream. BTW, the under-eye bagginess seems reduced, but it's less noticeable than the upper eyelid improvements.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this at Sephora after striking out with the Fresh Lotus eye gel. Fresh did nada for my puffy eyes, dark circles, and teeny tiny lines that were starting to appear almost overnight. I'm almost 29, so lines aren't a huge deal, but I'd like to nip them in the bud while I can. After using this product only THREE TIMES (at night the day I got the sample, the next morning, and the next night), I woke up on Day Three and saw a HUGE difference. Bye-Bye puffiness and dark circles. The sample has lasted me a week now and I have stopped applying concealer under my eyes-- no need to now. I will definitely be purchasing this product :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This can be a decent eye cream but it cause milia around my eyes. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my eye and face STAPLE! I have these saggy areas that are leaning underneath my eyes. I placed under the side of the worst bag and in a week...what? The bags were greatly reduced. Nothing else has worked like this. So I guess it activated the collagen. I've read that the active ingredient in this has been proven to work at activating collagen. This time, it also works on my face. Get it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I have found my HG eye cream!!
First, a little background about what I'm looking for in an eye cream. I have virtually no dark circles and whatever puffiness I get comes not from sleep but from emotional moments, so there's that. However, I do have some tiny fine lines right below (not beside) my eyes. I have tried many different eye creams and have been overwhelmingly disappointed with the results (Philosophy, I'm looking at you!). I actually received a large (1 ounce) sample of this some time ago, and initially I didn't like it. When I first got it, I over-applied and found that it made my eyes water and burn a little, as well as "glue" my eyelashes shut in the morning. Because of those results, I gave up on using it for a while (like I do with many of my products) and began searching for another eye cream.
After using a bunch of different ones, I thought I'd give this one a go again before I bought something waaay more costly (like la Mer or Z. Bigatti) than my giant free sample (my husband was happy with that!). This time I actually read the directions, and since I don't have any need for it, I didn't even bother applying the product to my upper eyelid. Instead, every night for the last few weeks, I've been applying a thin-ish coat right below my eye area and sort of extending to my cheekbone area. This stuff WORKS. My fine lines (which had gotten much worse possibly thanks to Philosophy's Eye Hope!) have seriously disappeared. They weren't too tremendously noticeable from far away, but they were definitely there... and now they're gone!!
I will be buying this again and now I'm interested in what Strivectin's other products can do for me regarding stretch marks/neck lines/etc. For the cost, it is absolutely worth it. I hope they never discontinue this product!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
Def. notice a difference in reduced puffiness under my eyes when I use it. However, to me it is also very important to moisturize and reduce fine lines. While this product def. helps hide a night o partying all night I feel its non-greasy/lightweight formula (which I love) is just not rich enough to prevent any fine lines in my future.
Also note another plus: quick absorbing (like REALLY FAST)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
OK, a review prior to me said "this products sucks donkeyballs," which made me LOL, and I basically agree. I don't know if I had an allergic reaction to it, or it perhaps worked a little too well to get my skin to retain moisture, but it made the orbital area around my eyes puff up like crazy. It made my eyes look worse instead of better. Arghblargh! I'll use up the tube on my hands and call it a lesson learned.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've used this for 1 month now. Love the hydration it provides for the under-eye area. Definitely helped diminish any fine lines. I have had allergic rxns to many eye creams and this was perfect. No milia, no rashes, no burning. As said below, a small amount goes a long way, and this cream is absorbed easily. It WILL be slightly greasy if you over-apply. This cream has not done anything for my dark circles, unfortunately. So, I wish it could have done more there. Still, its a great product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Update 9/19/10: Would you believe I'm still working on the same tube I bought nearly a year ago? I've used this cream twice a day for almost a year and I can still squeeze some product out! This is an awesome value. I have not purchased another eyecream for almost a year. I'm very proud of my product junkie self. I'm doing the shake down with the tube now, so it's time to buy a new one. Anyhow, It's still working nicely for me-keeping the eye area moisturized and wrinkle free, but hasn't done a thing for my dark circles. I guess a product can't do it all. I also still have the DHC eye creams, but they don't work nearly as well as Strivectin. I layer them on top of the Strivectin just to use them up. I honestly can't think of a better eye cream to purchase, so I'm just going to buy this again. "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."
I really like this eye cream. I have a bad habit of sleeping on my side with my face "smooshed" into the pillow. Well, after almost 30 years of doing this, a crease appeared under my left eye that wouldn't go away. So, I went looking high and low for an eye cream that would help erase that wrinkle. I was so desperate I even bought 3 different eye creams in one week. I tried the first two (DHC eye concentrate and eye bright) for 1 week. They're okay, but didn't remove the crease. Then I bought StriVectin-SD from Sephora, tried it for a week, and let me tell you- the crease is gone! I can't even find it when I look in the mirror, even when I smile. I'm still waiting to see what it can do for my dark circles.
At $60 it's a great value when you compare it to other eye creams. Most eye creams are .5 oz or less, but this one is 1.3 oz. It's very concentrated and thick so only a tiny smudge will get the job done. It should last at least 6 months. It's non oily and sinks in quickly. Keeps the eye moisturized all day long and doesn't cause milia.
So if you've got wrinkles or creases around your eyes, definately give this cream a try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the best eye cream I've ever used!!! I can't live without it. I've been using it for 2 years now & I've been a Phys Ed Teacher for 5 years - so out in the sun everyday, pretty much all day & I can tell you - this stuff is magic. I don't look like a wrinkly, sun-damaged hag. My skin around my eyes is plump & smooth. I love this stuff & it's a really good size tube - over double the size of most eye cream jars at nearly 40ml.
I think the only other product to possibly stop me from using this would be Le Mer The Eye Concentrate - that is nice, but at $350AU it's too steep for me to buy every 3 months; so I think I'll stick to the Stri-Vectin SD Eye which lasts me about 9 months per tube. It truely works wonders for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
It just scares me that this stuff has parpaben in it, other than that this would have been a great eye cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am using the generic Walgreen's version of this stuff, got it for $15.00
All I can say is WHOA! If the Walgreen's version works this good, I can only imagine what the real stuff does. I can't believe my eyes (literally). This is day 3 I have been using this only at night and my dark circles and lines have diminished considerably. This morning I was patting myself on the back thinking I had finally mastered my undereye concealer technique because my purple/brown circles were almost non-existent, but then I remembered I have been using the Strivectin cream and was seriously blown away. I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
wow i am shocked only 4 ppl reviewed this, this does wonders for me, its a staple. over time my dark and i mean seriously, vampire, zombie, blue lagoon, what are you girl in the mirror circles. theyre that bad people! after using this theyre hardly noticable. man oh man, this is stranded on a desert isle stuff. so immed when i use i can see smoother skin, wrinkles are less noticable and the moisture somehow immed makes the light reflect less on the circles or something, lol all i know is immed first use, & every use there huge improvement. i would say my circles are virtually (not completely - but thats moms fault) gone after a month of solid use. started out 2x a day or more, i will use this before i do my makeup if im going somewhere (but i dont use concealer or foundation so..) and have tapered down to once a day or so and it def makes a diff. i have repurchased faithfully for a while now and will continue to do so, a tube last months even with generous use so its well worth it to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. I've tried a number of eyecreams including Philosophy Hope in a Tube, Korres Evening Primrose Eyecream, and Origins. This is one of my all time favorites.
*doesn't irritate my eyes
*helps with improving dark circles
*makes my under eye area smooth looking - depuffs
*price is actually reasonable for the amount of product you get ($59 for 1.3 oz as opposed to most eyecreams which are about .5 oz)
*doesn't absorb well if you use too much/balls up if you use to much
I would repurchase this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Update after below review. I started using Strivectin eye around my mouth area as there are fine lines there too. It seemed to improve them, so I edged my way to the eye area and eventually could use it as an eye cream with no adverse reaction. Seeing how long I had this product even after I had used it everywhere else on my body, I was now trying to repurchase it, but I see it is no longer available. They have come up with a different eye cream - bummer! Now off t look for reviews of that one!
At least for me, this product sucks donkeyballs. I am 28 and got it to make a first few fine lines under my eyes less noticeable. And I guess to be fair, in some sense it worked: instead of people noticing my fine lines (which they probably didn't even see), they were seeing flaking skin and red dots under my eyes!! The product is way too strong to be used as an eyecream.
I got the worst allergic reaction when using it as directed, 2 x a day. Thinking I might have overdone it initially I gave it a rest and did as the package insert recommended, waited for it to heal and then used it once a day. Again the red dots appeared. Actually they appear with just one application, and I only avoid the flakeyness if I immediately use a good moisturiser under my eyes. I really hate this product, but am trying to find alternative uses for it. Maybe it could do as a cream for the soles of my feet? That's about the only place I would imagine it wouldn't cause me to break out. Never seen the like.
I'm not extremely sensitive to creams, but have had allergic reactions in the past to heavily scented eyecreams, e.g.. But nothing as bad as this! Do not buy unless never have allergic reactions!