You know not a time goes by when I open my Sunday paper that an ad for Strivectin and it's "better than Botox" slogan does not fall out onto the floor. I have to give their marketing department credit on its profuse use of print advertising.
If you're not familiar with this product or at least heard of it, I will be a little surprised. This product has a short list of items sold for working on wrinkles and making skin thicker.
The cream you use on your face, eye area, and neck, is exactly the same as their cream for stretchmarks. Let's take a look at this fairly expensive line.
The Premise of Strivectin
Strivectin's story is an interesting one. It was developed and manufactured by the Klein-Becker research laboratories.
Originally, Strivectin was created for use as a cream for treating hard to repair stretch marks. The success of the product in this area led to unlabeled samples making their way around the Klein-Becker home offices.
In what you might call a happy accident for the firm employees who received the Strivectin trial samples, they ended up using the product as a facial moisturizer and began incorporating it into their morning beauty routines.
Naturally some of these users reported that their skin began looking younger after prolonged use of the cream. Klein-Becker immediately switched their marketing, and now Strivectin is one of the best (and most expensive) selling anti-wrinkle treatments on the market today.
Sound like a skin miracle? Not likely.
Interestingly, the full ingredient lists for all products are not posted on the official product website, leaving me (and you) with some questions that need to be answered.
So What's In The Stuff Anyway?
Prepare for a dizzying ingredient list. The active ingredient found in the original Strivectin formula is a peptide complex they call "Pal-KTTKS".
Not many details are given about this ingredient, but it was heavily researched by Klein-Becker for it’s capabilities as a stretch mark remover. The full list of active ingredients found in Strivectin is as follows:
Deinized Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sesame Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerine, Sweet Almond Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Striadril Complex (consisting of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientals Extract, Polyglyceryn Methacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Hydrocotyl Extract, Coneflower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Imperata Cylindrica, Root Extract, Bearberry Extract and Licorice PTH), Glycerin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glycerul Stearate and PEG-100 Searate, Cocoa Butter, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mango butter, Peppermint Oil, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcabamate, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
What My Clients Report
I have been given mixed reports on Strivectin. Many of my clients have big concerns about chemicals and this product contains parabens, which are artificial preservatives that are linked to contact dermatitis in some cases.
Several clients have come to me with this problem. Also, it appears to aggravate acne in my clients who have that issue. I have also received the complaint that very little inforamtion is given about the miracle peptide "Pal-KTTKS".
My clients are also smartly aware that Brand-derivative spot wrinkle treatment products do not appear to be that different from Strivectin's main product. One reviewer reported:
"At $135.00 for a 6 oz. tube of Strivectin, this certainly is one of the more expensive wrinkle treatments on the market. We are not sure if we’re comfortable using a treatment designed to alter the skin’s molecular structure without a little more background information. Strivectin does come with a great background story, but if they had some current user testimonials or before/after photos would makes us more comfortable spending that kind of money."
Strivectin may have the ability to do what it says. I do know it has been successful with the stretch mark technology and I love that they don't push the product with paid celebrities.
They only give a 30 day money back guarantee, which to me does not give a client time to evaluate the products completely since the results are slow to appear. That is one reason we gave longer for Ginale, our natural skin care line.
I feel that should be the rule for skin care products. Also, there are just too many questions about how Strivectin works and what is in it. For the price I feel there should be more information, their ingredient list looks like everything but the kitchen sink approach.
Still, I will not rule out that there may be some value here. I say proceed with caution and expect and measure for the promised results.
I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking.
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The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
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