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Friday, 15 June 2018

New from StriVectin: wrinkle blurring primer and multi action eye cream

Clinical beauty brand Strivectin's new R&R eye cream photographed by Is This Mutton.com
I've been trying two new products from Strivectin, an interesting brand which provides clinical anti-aging skin care solutions. They have developed a patented technology, NIA-114, which is a form of niacin/vitamin B3 said to strengthen the skin's barrier and supercharge the performance of other ingredients.

First up: Strivectin's new Multi-Action R&R eye cream. Most eye creams claim to try to improve either dark circles or puffiness, but this cream says it targets both, plus it helps reduce sagging, dehydration and lines and wrinkles.

I always test eye creams by using the product on one eye and my usual product on the other. I've been doing this for about three weeks.

I like an eye cream to have good "slip" so that it glides on easily without pulling the skin or needing to be rubbed in. It needs to provide a non-greasy, smooth base for eye make-up underneath an eye primer. The Strivectin product did this as well as my usual product. 

I didn't notice any difference between the two, either in immediate appearance of the eye area and how it looked several hours later.

The key difference however is the price: my normal eye cream by Clinique is £27.50 for 15ml. The Strivectin product is £45 at Amazon UK ($65 from their official US website). So I would stick to my usual product unless the price comes down once it's more readily available. It wasn't listed yet at Look Fantastic which sells Strivectin products.

Strivectin R&R eye cream ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Myristyl Nicotinate, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Glycol Distearate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Allantoin, Alginic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-150 Stearate, Maris Aqua (Sea Water, Eau de mer), Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Sucrose, Tocopherol Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Steareth-20, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Mica, Pantolactone, Darutoside, Chrysin, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 16035 (Red 40), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)

Strivection LineBlurfector Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer
The pink and white 30ml tube of Strivectin's new Line BlurFector instant wrinkle blurring primer

The new primer boasts a very long name and also features Strivectin's NIA-114.  a form of niacin/vitamin B3 which is said to strengthen the skin's barrier and supercharge the performance of other ingredients.

I always use a primer before make-up so I was keen to try it.

This is me with the Strivectin primer applied over my usual serum and moisturizer, with my normal foundation on top.
The finished effect:  what Strivectin's LineBlurFector primer looks like on an over-50s woman, under make-up
I found that the primer did a good job of blurring the imperfections and wrinkles to some extent, but gave a flat, matte appearance which is not very flattering.  I like a primer to give a smooth, light canvas for makeup and to contribute a certain dewy glow.  My current primer de jour, Becca Priming Filter, does do this:
An over 50s woman using Becca Backlight Priming Filter under makeup for a glowy, luminescent appearance.
But to be fair it's not really comparing apples to apples because the Becca product makes no claims about blurring out imperfections: it's intended to create a luminescent glow. So it's a matter of personal preference. I would expect the Strivectin product to perform well in selfies on Instagram!

The Strivectin primer costs $39 at their US website or £29.50 at Amazon UK. The Becca Backlight Priming Filter is £32 at Cult Beauty

Primer ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Dimethiconol, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), BHT, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides)

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Disclosure:  I was gifted the Strivectin eye cream and primer and as always provided an objective editorial review based on my personal experience. 

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2 comments

  1. I never really use face creams but it is something I need to start using more of nowadays. I had not heard of this one before visiting you Gail, lovely packaging :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop

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  2. I much prefer your existing primer on you. Thanks for the honest review. Amazing on the eye cream given the cost.

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