StriVectin • SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles • Treatments (Eye)
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Sorry to be the naysayer here, but after a month's usage, I saw absolutely nothing improved and went back to my regular product that I know works. I didn't find this moisturizing enough for my under eye area either, but rather more on the drier side.
After I wash my face, my skin is on the drier side, post-menopausal. I have fine lines and the beginnings of crows's feet.
Perhaps this might be good for someone younger that is just beginning to see lines, etc., or for someone with an oilier skin type, but for someone with post-menopausal skin that already has lines, this product didn't do anything. However, according to their site, it is a product that should work for crow's feet and wrinkles, in addition to puffiness and dark circles (those two I don't have). Strivectin also says that after two months of usage, which is their "clinically proven timeline", I should see a difference. I gave them a month to show me something and the results were negative in being able to show me some type of improvement. I firmly believe I should have seen something in the first four weeks, at least, but I didn't.
I've used other products that have given me results much more quickly that I've been much happier with in a far lesser time period. In addition, other products also gave me better hydration. This is just not a product for my skin and I wouldn't conceive of wasting another month waiting to see whether or not there might be an improvement in my eye area.
Dispensing it from a tube might seem more sanitary to some than a jar, but I always take a small amount out of my jars and put that into a tiny container to use for a few weeks anyway. The jar remains untouched by human fingers, and it goes back into my refrigerator. So touching the tip of a tube with your finger can still place germs into the cream, while taking cream out of a jar with a tiny spatula won't.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the SD eye cream, NOT the 360 TL.
I have been using this for a little over 2 years, repurchased it several times. I have tried many eye creams over the years and this is hands down the best I have used so far. It's no miracle cream, but it has definitely made my undereye area more resilient to laugh lines, etc and adequately moisturizes as well. I didn't start out with any lines and still don't have any (I believe thanks to this eye cream!).
IMO, you have to give this one time (like most anti-aging products). You won't see any major improvements after 2 weeks or 2 months. Stick with it if you can tolerate the niacin. Also, a little goes a long way. No need to slather it on.
The price may seem a bit steep at $65, but keep in mind this is DOUBLE the size of other eyecreams. They also sell it in a small 7 ml trial size (which I just discovered).
The packaging is a tube that stands on its cap, which is more sanitary than the little pots some creams come in.
I love this cream!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this product twice. The double tube package from Costco. I think it was $60-65 bucks, which comes out to $30 a month for an eye cream - about the going rate.
I gave this product two months of my life. Saw no improvement in anything. On the bright side, nothing got worse. It did not sting (and I'm sloppy with eye creams). It did not feel or appear to moisturize my eye area. It just didn't DO anything except disappoint me for 8 weeks.
On impulse, like most of the things I buy at Costco, I bought it AGAIN. Ha. No results with the first tube of this second go-round. I gave the second tube to a friend. It just is not the right "recipe" for my skin type.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Meh.. Doesn't really make a difference considering the price. Luckily I bought it at Costco for a decent price (double pack), trying to finish ASAP..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought it, as was advised by my cosmetologist. On the second day of using I noticed some pimples on skin under right eye, on the 3rd day I've got more of those and applied hormonal creme (by prescription without consulting with doctor). On the next day I've got such a bad reaction: red crust just like burn. It became as a crust and took 10 days to heel !!! The fresh skin looks like scarring tissue after burn with a size of a nickel. I am extremely parainoic about this spot now. Especially sun protection and etc. I never had anything like this on my face before. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! For sure I won't recommend it to anyone. I wish that manufacturer would put HUGE WARNING about increased allergy reaction for this product.... it would help many customers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
While I'm writing this review, I am having a frozen bag over my left eye because it is swollen, red and burned! I used this cream for 2 weeks. The first week I felt that tingle some of you wrote about, but after 3 days, my left eye developed a bad crust and swollen. I didn't use this cream for a week and then came back to it, bad decision as it happened again.
I wanted so much to love this cream, I really thought I found my HG as I am looking for an effective eye cream to reduce my puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles.
I am 29, somewhat sensitive skin but Strivectin recommend this cream for all the ages so I not working for me too? So disappointed..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Other
I won a full size of this product with the cool metal tip. Love this stuff, immediately reduces the look of crows feet and under eye crepiness and upper lid droop. Not greasy or heavy. Tingles a bit upon application. I put a few small dots around the eye, the tap it in with my fingers. I find that if I try to apply with applicator, a lot is wasted, hence the 4 star instead of 5.
Will repurchase if no other issues arise. It's very pricey, glad I didn't have to buy it first to try it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this product for almost a year, and I've had two of them (trying to give it another shot!!). However, the product doesn't help me with my dark circles nor my winkles. It only moisturizes the skin around my eyes, but a lot of other cheaper eye creams can do so as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
It REALLY worked. However, I am in my early 20s and this product came on a little too strong for me, I will save this for when i'm in my late 20s, you really see it working.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been testing out eye creams for the last 3 years looking for something that was effective for the fine lines I have begun to notice over the last 3-4 years (as I got into my late 30's). I also wanted something that would help with the dark patches under my eyes, while also being gentle. I sleep in my contacts and thought maybe I'd have to switch back to daily lenses - or skip the eye cream - before I found this product. When I started using it, I was pretty sceptical - I think I've tried around 12-15 eye products. I always give skin products 3 weeks before I give up on them - unless I have a bad reaction. For the first week or so, I didn't notice any improvement. Then, right around 2 1/2 weeks I suddenly noticed the area around my eyes looked firmer and the dark patches were noticeably improved (probably by about half). The lines under my eyes were less noticeable too. I am really impressed with how well this works! I certainly wouldn't have thought I would get such good results in the 4 weeks that I've been using it. I would definitely recommend not giving up on it until you have given it 3 weeks of consistent use. I also noticed it does work alot better if you use it both morning and night. Some people that are used to heavy moisturing eye products might find this dry, but I actually like the fact that it doesn't go everywhere like goopier eye creams. It's also a great choice if you wear contacts. I get NO eye irritation - and that is frequently a problem for me. Also, my foundation goes over this easily and cleanly. I've had some issues with other heavier eye creams. They often leave a residue that clogs my pores, breaks me out and/or makes me look oily. This is the first eye product I've found that is gentle, non-greasy and effective. I'm a huge fan, and will be buying this again when I run out. I took one point off for price (I do wish it was a bit cheaper) although, admittedly, the tube does have alot of product for the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Got this as a freebie (full size) and used it twice a day over 2 months. I don't find it moisturizing and I do believe my eyes look more crepey and wrinkled than before.
Nothing special and I wouldn't repurchase this. The only redeeming quality is that it sinks in well and makeup goes over it well - no running or bleeding.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm 26 and have been using eye creams for approximately 8 years. I've mostly stuck to Merle Norman and Avon because I've never had serious "eye issues" but I got a tube of this from someone and started using it 2 months ago when my previous eye cream was gone. It warms slightly upon application, gives moderate moisturization, and I believe it has made a difference in the appearance of the fine lines around my eyes. How it would work on a more mature woman, I can't say. I am happy with how it looks and works at this point, but cannot pay the price for what is to me an average eye cream. If I had more concerns and it addressed them fully, the price may be justified.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't have deep lines yet, but I'm at the age where I'm getting dry around my eye area and that makes some little fine lines show. I can't just use a regular moisturizer like I used to; I need something a little more heavy duty. This product appealed to me, because A) I had a gift card to a retailer that sells it and B) because it's supposed to help with dark circles. I've been using it maybe 6 weeks and my dark circles are still here in full force.
So what I do love about this product is the packaging. I have this sort of phobia about sticking my finger into pots. This is a squeeze tube (and a pretty generously sized one at that. It dispenses the perfect pea sized amount, nothing gets wasted and you're not sticking your hands into goop (and contaminating an expensive product with bacteria!). It does a good job moisturizing.
What I don't love, I guess, is the price. Compared to something like Chanel Rectifiance, the price is very reasonable. However, all this has really done for me is moisturize, and there's cheaper products that can get the job done. For a cheaper alternative, I'd suggest Mario Badescu Glycolic Cream, which I think is around $20. It's very moisturizing and more gentle than StriVectin. Unfortunately, it comes in a pot, but I think I can get past that with the amount of money I'll save.
I would not pay $60 for this again. If it was heavily discounted, or given to me as a freebie or gift, I'd gladly use it. But my bottom line is that this is just an overpriced, over-hyped eye moisturizer (in a REALLY nice squeezy tube).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used this cream twice a day for 28 days. The cream was moisturizing enough for my dry/very dry skin and didn't irritate, but it didn't decrease wrinkles at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Really horrible product. I should have known better, I guess, but it was on sale at Dermstore, and I read some dermatologist somewhere thought it marvelous. Big mistake! After using this for two nights, I woke up the morning after the second use to my left eye crusted shut. Gross gunky crud all over my entire eye area. My eyelid was swollen, and my eyeball itself was so red up under the eyelid I could barely blink. I felt like I had sand in my eye, and like my lid wasn't working right. After a warm compress and some irrigation, the swelling went down a bit, but 12 hours later, the eyeball was still red and itchy. ANYWAY. Long story short--allergic reaction to the Strivectin, and it is being shipped back immediately. Granted, I have sensitive skin, but I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using this cream for around half a year, maybe more, I don't remember... Anyway, the problem is, you only need so little of the product that the amount is still almost the same than when I bought it... I use it morning and night. I take the tiniest blob, put it under my eye and press it down until it spreads to cover the surface of my fingertip, and then spread it under and around the outer corner of my eye. I also use it on the nasolabial folds. Actually, when I started using the cream, the first effect I noticed was on the nasolabial folds! I didn't notice an effect on my eyes at first, but I kept using it, because it was quite expensive (where I live it cost around 70 euro, I think). Unfortunately, after I started using an Isotretion drug, the nasolabial wrinkles have become more pronounced due to the overall dehydration of the skin.
Anyway, now I feel a definite improvement around my eyes as well. The skin just feels totally different than before, and that despite the fact that the medication has thinned my skin out considerably! The skin around my eyes is a LOT firmer and feels more "dense". I don't remember my skin ever being like that, not even when I was younger. I like the effect! I can't say about the wrinkles, because I'm still on my medication, so my skin is crepey, but I guess the firmness and density can't be a bad thing!
Only problem is that you are supposed to used it only for 6 months after opening, and it's still 90% full!
Update: It actually says 12 months, so that's good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using this eye cream along with the Strivectin SD facial moisturizer. Both products hydrate well when I put them on. They are easy to spread and the texture is smooth. But as far as long term effects I haven't seen any, and I've been using it for almost two months. I will try it for a little longer to see if my skin get any visible improvement. If not I probably won't buy it again, unless I get a good price when it's on sale.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The product at first moisturizes well, sinks in and the formula doesnt burn my eyes like most eye creams do. What I like about this cream that it doesnt give me milia. I also get the warming sensation when applying this product but to me, its caused too much friction under the eyes, so I pat down and dont rub it. However, when I wake up the cream is fully absorbed, maybe its not moisturizing enough for me. There are plenty of eye creams out there that are just as smooth but provide adequate moisturize so I wont be repurchasing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this product for over a year now. I get it thru amazon alittle cheaper than the retailed price. I have noticed a slight "lightening" under my eyes but nothing drastic, and some mild wrinkles slowly filling in. It takes a while to notice results and they come the more you use the product. You can even layer another eye cream on top of it if you need more hydration. This is a lite cream and doesn't really do much for dry/dehydrated under eyes. It is meant as an anti-wrinkle agent and you only need a little bit. I did notice the "warming" sensation once applied, but it goes away after you rub it in. I will continue to purchase this product as i have noticed my wrinkles improving. IF i have drier skin, i just use another product over it, especially during the winter months.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have mixed feelings about this product. At first it makes the under eye area look worse before it gets better. The "better" is not that impressive though. It does do a good job of lightening dark circles but I don't find it does anything for fine lines. It is moisturizing and absorbed well. I bought this because it was on sale for $30 and it normally retails for about $80. I would never repurchase at that price because there is nothing special about this eye cream and I will try something else when I run out.
EDIT: Originally gave 3 lippies, have now rated 5! I had to come back to say that the more you use this eye cream the better the results get (it actually says that on the package too, lol- but I am more of an instant results type person so I rated too hastily) but it is TRUE.... After continued use (about 2 months now, morning and night) I pretty much don't even need to wear under eye concealer anymore, no dark circles and my fine lines have vanished. I will repurchase and will even pay full price if I have to.