The last time I reviewed an eye cream, it was the beloved Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream, and compared to that one, this eye cream has a much heftier price tag. Still, eye creams are pretty expensive, and if they’re effective, they’re well worth the price. Since I don’t have very many wrinkles, I will be explaining how this eye cream has helped my mother.
On Ulta’s website they claim
This lightweight moisturizing formula is proven to visibly reduce the look of all types of lines around the eyes, including crow’s feet, squint lines and deep-set wrinkles. Next generation ocular skin technology powerfully addresses the appearance of under-eye dark circles and puffiness to illuminate and awaken. Optical diffusers reflect light to immediately brighten dark shadows and help alleviate visible signs of screen fatigue.
So in summary, we’re looking for reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as depuffing and brightening eyebags and darkshadows.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Nicotinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Bisabolol, Myristyl Myristate, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Squalane, Caffeine, Arachidyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Plankton Extract, Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract, Zingiber Of cinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Panthenol, Lecithin, Ceramide NG, Urea, Trehalose, Dipeptide-2, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tetrapeptide-21, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, BHT, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Sodium PCA, Pullulan, Silica, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Salicylate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid.
In terms of ingredients Strivectin definitely emphasizes the use of NIA-114, their patented form of Niacin and Vitamin B3. NIA-114 strengthens the moisture barrier and allows the other ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. So in many ways, NIA-114 will also combat future wrinkles while it combats them. Upon further research, NIA-114 also combats sun damaged skin and eczema so it can be used for several different purposes. I also really love how far up it is on the ingredient list (It’s listed as Myristyl Nicotinate). Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride—the fifth ingredient on the list—is derived from coconut oil and is great for intense hydration. However, if you are sensitive to coconut products, you might want to spot test this product before slathering it on. Bisabolol is another interesting ingredient. It is made from chamomile, and is great for soothing irritated skin. Another underated ingredient here is Squalene, a fantastic chemical for fighting wrinkles. As you can tell, this ingredient list is pretty chock full of incredible stuff, so not too many complaints here.
Price: 1 oz
Ulta: $48.30 (Free shipping on orders over $50)
Amazon: $69.00 (Free shipping)
Macy’s: $69.00 (Free shipping)
The texture of this eye cream is a little thick to start, but feels super lightweight on the skin. In terms of moisturization, it truly does feel as though the cream is penetrating deep and moisturizing within, which is great. The biggest kicker though, is the reduction in puffiness and wrinkles. After about a month of daily use, I definitely see a reduced puffiness and a few less wrinkles under the eyes. Also, with an ingredient list with that many soothing elements, if you have eczema, dry spots, or super sensitive skin, I think this would be super beneficial for the skin.
Pros and Cons:
- effectively reduced eye bags and wrinkles
- no artificial fragrance
- great ingredient list
Who Should Use:
I would definitely recommend this to people with mature, sensitive, or dry skin. I used it myself a few times, and I loved the way it felt, so if you’re thinking of grabbing a gift for your mom (or dad!) I think many would love this.
Although I enjoy this eye cream, the price tag is incredibly hefty. For now, I will continue to purchase the Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream unless Strivectin has more long term effects. I will keep you guys posted.
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