I used to tell my family and friends that I was OK with the idea of getting older. I think I said that because the sands of time haven’t left their mark on my face at that time. Over the past couple of years I have noticed A LOT of changes in my skin. My once smooth skin is now showing my age. I have wrinkles in places I never noticed before.
When I see my face under fluorescent lighting I want to run and hide! That kind of lighting REALLY highlights all my facial flaws.
I’ve been overweight my entire life. I always thought as far as my face was concerned that was a good thing. I thought the extra “padding” in my face (fat) would help fight off the signs of aging. Nope! That is not the case. Reality finally caught up to me.
I’ve had deep lines around my mouth (laugh lines?) for a long time. I don’t hold out much hope in getting rid of those. I also have fine lines around my eyes that I am hopeful I can get rid of, at least for a few more years.
Now, more than every, I am aware of the product I use on my skin. I also have to make sure I use sunscreen at all times. I have fair skin and I have already been burned one too many times. I am trying to prevent that from happening again.
Retinol is an ingredient that I hear about a lot. It seems like many of the popular beauty products have Retinol in it. Retinol as very effective anti-aging properties.
Some women can start using Retinol products in their 30’s. By the time you are in your 40’s its recommended that you add Retinol to your daily beauty routine. I’m going to be 46! Yikes! I best get started using a daily Retinol.
Retinol can be harsh on some skin types, especially those with sensitive skin, Eczema and Rosacea. You should also only use Retinol at night because the sun can cause Retinol to irritate your skin.
StriVectin has come up with a Retinol that you can use on your skin during the day without any negative side affects.
The new Advanced Retinol Day Treatment lotion helps fight the sings of aging – wrinkles, loss of elasticity/firmness and your skins texture. The lotion provides you with all the benefits of Retinol without irritating your skin.
This is how it works.
StriVectin’s award-winning formula includes powerful antiaging actives NIA-114 (a form of niacin) and retinol to battle the signs of aging and reveal renewed skin without causing irritation. NIA-114 activates and ramps up retinol’s effects while it also reduces retinol sensitivity. Because it doesn’t have retinol’s usual side effects (think: redness and irritation) and does have added UVA/UVB protection, this cream is great for fighting the signs of aging during daytime hours. The deeply nourishing formula plumps, smooths, and leaves complexions more radiant.
I have sensitive skin. I also get Eczema outbreaks on my face and neck – most especially around my eyes/eyelids. I always have to be careful with introducing any new beauty product to my regime. I don’t want to trigger an Eczema attack or irritate my skin.
I was happy to see that the Advanced Retinol Day Treatment lotion did not bother my face. It didn’t sting, burn or dry out my skin. If anything it left my skin feeling soft.
I started using the lotion a few weeks ago. I was surprised to see that those fine little lines around my eyes – the ones I just recently started to notice – were not as noticeable as they once were. They are still there, but they don’t “jump out” at me when I look at my face. I actually have to learn forward towards the mirror and get up close to my face to see them.
I’ve only been using the lotion for a few weeks. I would assume with continued use those fine little lines will disappear.
The lotion applies to your skin easily and absorbs quickly. It doesn’t leave any greasy residue or stickiness. After a minute or two I can’t even feel it on my skin. It completely absorbs.
The texture of my skin looks and feels better too. Its smoother and it looks like some of the pores on my checks (just below my eyes) seem to have disappeared. I attribute that to this lotion.
I think my skin looks brighter and a bit healthier too. I don’t look as haggard as I normally do. I look like I am well rested, even if my sleep really hasn’t changed much. I simply look healthier.
So far I am pleased with the results. I especially like that I can use a Retinol product during the day and not have to worry about the sun irritating my skin (you have to apply the product at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun).
My favorite feature about the new lotion – has SPF 30! Yeah!
I always make sure to wear sunscreen. I have to. I’d burn otherwise and I DON’T want to damage my skin any further. Some sunscreen facial product leave a residue on your skin or don’t fully absorb. That is not the case with the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Day Treatment. You would never know it has sunscreen in it.
If you are approaching your 30’s or 40’s and are looking for ways to protect your skin and fight off the tell tale signs of aging, check out StriVectin products. You can find them on the Birchbox website. You can also check out Birchbox on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with new products and promotions.
Have you tried this product? Have you tried any StriVectin product? I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.