Ulta is having fabulous deals right now! It’s a month of beauty steals, so each day there is a different product on sale. I am definitely going to stock up on the Tarte and Stila eyeliners!
The other deal that has me interested is the Strivectin Power Starters Tightening Trio I have been eyeing this brand for a while now. It’s all over Costco (one of my favorite place to shop) and with it being 50% off, I need to finally do some research on the ingredients to make sure it’s worth my hard earned money!
Strivectin Face Serum:
Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract – Pulp from an Australian plant which helps with skin tightness.
Sorghum Bicolor Stalk Juice – Juice from the Sorghum plant is also tightening and causes a microlift effect.
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract – Extracted from a rare species of Swiss apple. This species became well known due to its ability to be stored for long period of times which translates to longevity of skin cells. This is considered to be “revolutionary” anti-aging substance.
Cyperus Rotundus Root Extract – Unfortunately I couldn’t find much reliable information on this ingredient.
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract – Carries antimicrobial properties.
Xanthium Sibiricum Fruit Extract – Skin conditioning agent.
Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract – Interferes with the melanin pathway to lighten skin.
Strivectin Eye Serum:
– Check out my earlier post on caffeine and eye formulations
Resveratrol – Sounds familiar right? It’s in red wine and chocolate and helps with anti-aging and is being studied to help with skin cancers!
Limonene – This is the last ingredient listed which means its the least concentrated ingredient in the product. Research showed that it can be a skin irritant and in high doses it can cause more serious issues.
Strivectin Neck Cream:
Tetrapeptide-21 – A matrikine ( a protein that helps with collagen synthesis and better than other proteins as its small size allows for better skin penetration). 10 people were studied to get this treatment or placebo (treatment with no benefit) and researchers found that those who received tetrapeptide 21 had improved skin quality, lines, and wrinkles, along with increased procollagen production.*
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract – Serves as an anti-inflammatory – not sure why this is needed in a neck cream?
Limonene – also in this formulation!
My final thoughts: I am pretty impressed with the ingredients in the neck serum, especially Tetrapeptide-21. If its really that great, why is it not in other formulations? I wouldn’t mind those findings on my face! Overall, it does seem promising but without SPF, I will be putting on a few different creams in the morning including my Aveeno SPF 50 moisturizer and Clinique moisture surge. With Strivectin being 50% off, its not a bad deal if it works! Good thing Ulta has a fair refund policy.
I’ll let you know what I think!
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