You guys remember what a fan I am of StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate, right? Well, when I was sent the Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner and Tightening Neck Cream, I jumped at the chance to try them out!
I had read a few posts where people had sensitivity to retinol. My skin acts weird sometimes, but I didn't figure it would react to the retinol in this product for a prolonged period of time. I thought my skin would "get used to it," so to speak. But it didn't :( My skin was red and irritated when I put it on. It didn't itch or hurt, it just looked like I was having an allergic reaction. I tried for 4 weeks before I finally gave up. However, when I did have it on, despite the redness, I noticed my pores looked smaller. Weird huh? It worked and irritated at the same time.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Lecithin, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Bisabolol, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Plankton Extract, Salicylic Acid, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Oryzanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Poloxamer 338, Polysorbate 80, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/ CI 77492/ CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)
On the other hand, we have the Tightening Neck Cream - and it's great! I do use this every night, and I have noticed a difference in the firmness of the skin around my jawline. Now, it's not an "overnight sensation" type stuff, but I do notice it. I have lost a fair amount of weight lately (36 lbs), so my skin is in need of something like this. I love the way this feels, and the scent isn't so overpowering that I end up smelling it all night.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Nicotinate, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Polyacrylamide, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Algae Extract, Ceramide 2, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tetrapeptide-21, Zingiber Of_Cinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice, C13-14 Isoparaf_N, Bisabolol, Sorbitan Laurate, Pullulan, Laureth-7, Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponi_Ables, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene
As for the price, I can tell you it's a little steep, for both of these products. The Retinol Pore Refiner is $99 for 1.7 ozs. The Tightening Neck Cream comes in 2 sizes - 3.4 ozs for $139 and 1.7 ozs for $95. You can get them on the StriVectin website. I will seriously consider purchasing the neck cream when it comes time - but it's lasting! I've barely put a dent in the container I have. A little does go a long way :)
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