In a remarkable turn of events, arguably one of the strangest in the history of cosmetics, women across the country are putting a stretch-mark cream called StriVectin-SD® on their face to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows' feet. And, if consumer sales are any indication of a product's effectiveness, StriVectin-SD is nothing short of a miracle. Women, as well as a growing number of “Boomer” men, are buying so much StriVectin-SD that finding a tube at your local cosmetic counter has become just about impossible. Has everyone gone mad? Well… not really.
StriVectin Strivectin-TL Tightening Trial Kit reduce wrinkles and will return your youthful contour. See the return of tighter skin immediately with this 3-piece Less Wrinkles, More Lift Kit. Trial kit includes one month supply of New StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream, a hydrating neck and jaw line treatment that restores firmness and visible lift, New StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Serum, a lightweight and deep penetrating serum that delivers a potent dose of instant skin surface tightening, and StriVectin-SD, a wrinkle-fighting hero with hydrating properties that dramatically diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What is it? A new three-piece trial skincare set developed to deliver a dramatic new alternative to traditional firming and anti-aging products. When used together, they work to immediately to tighten and tone skin while improving texture and elasticity. Set includes 1 oz. StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream, 1 oz. StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Serum and 1 oz. StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks.
Who is it for? For the 76% of 50+ women who are experiencing loss of firmness, elasticity, and would consider using a skin care product to visibly correct sagging, laxity and thin, crepey skin, wrinkles, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.
How it’s different? Their exclusive Three-Tiered Tightening Technology works from within, first tightening skin’s surface, then fortifying the skin matrix. Finally, NIA-114 strengthens skin’s ability to hold natural collagen. So skin looks lifted, firmer and more youthful. StriVectin-SD NIA-114 + Peptide Actives works to rebuild and repair your skin for visible improvement in not only wrinkles and stretch marks but texture, smoothness and discoloration too.
How does it work?
StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Serum Lightweight yet powerful serum delivers a potent dose of instant toning. Tightens, firms and returns youthful face contour. Immediate: Skin surface tightens; face feels smoother, more toned Week 4: Skin fortifies; stronger contours and jaw line emerge Week 8: Supportive matrix strengthens; face visibly lifts
StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles Supercharged wrinkle fighter with hydrating properties dramatically diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, from fine lines to deep creases. (stretch marks, too!) Week 2: Skin looks smoother, more resilient Week 4: Skin tone looks more even and younger looking Week 8: Wrinkles visibly diminishing
StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream Hydrating neck cream tightens, firms and returns youthful neck and jawline contour. Immediate: Skin surface tightens; neck feels firmer, more fit Week 8: Supportive matrix strengthens; neck regains lift and contour
Their proof is different. See for yourself. Many skincare companies rely on self-assessments - results women see themselves. They do those. And go further. Their results are measured, graded and proven by medical research organizations. It's proven. You'll begin seeing results within 2 weeks.
Their results are different. So is their proof. They have a higher standard of proof than most skincare companies, who rely on self-assessments - results women see themselves. They're not satisfied with ordinary. Their results are measured and graded by medical researchers. With 30 global patents, 25 years of scientific study and numerous clinical trials, the results keep improving over time and are clearly worth it!
The Science of StriVectin-SD
Discovered in skin cancer prevention research, patented NIA-114 + Peptide Actives helps to rebuild skin layers. They powered up the original StriVectin-SD with more powerful peptides and re-engineered the formula with their patented NIA -114 technology. Discovered in skin cancer prevention research to help rebuild skin layers, NIA-114 results are documented in multiple global patents and years of clinical trials.
NIA-114 NIA-114 is a patented form of the skin nutrient niacin (nicotinic acid). Unlike other forms of Niacin (niacinamide), NIA-114 is the molecule discovered in skin cancer prevention research by Dr. Myron & Elaine Jacobson. As one of the most active forms of Niacin, NIA-114 enables the maximum concentration of niacin to be delivered into the skin because of its patented lipophilic tail. Providing unique and unrivalled benefits for the skin. Niacin repairs skin damage and helps to rebuild skin layers.
The result? Healthier skin that functions better and produces visible improvements in skin texture, tone and discoloration as well as dramatically reduces the appearance of deep lines, wrinkles & stretch marks.
Peptides Actives: Peptides are protein fragments that penetrate skin and stimulate specialized cells known as fibroblasts, to synthesize collagen. Collagen, which provides structure and support to your skin, is crucial in preventing the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and lost elasticity. At 4X previous levels, StriVectin-SD contains a combination of several peptides that stimulate multiple forms of collagen. Stronger, healthier collagen lasts longer for improved skin structure.
Additional Active Ingredients: NIA-114 + Peptide Actives help rebuild skin layer by layer. In addition to these two powerful ingredients, added key actives to further support and protect the skin, such as:
Antioxidants which protect skin cells against damage caused by free radicals
Moisturizers, humectants and water-binders which hydrate skin to replace lost moisture
Calming and soothing ingredients which protect delicate skin.
Collagen stabilizers that support collagen fibers, maintaining their integrity
The NIA-114 Molecule in StriVectin-SD Products
Fight Deep Wrinkles, Crow's Feet and Stretch Marks Discovered in skin cancer prevention research... patented NIA-114+ Peptide Actives helps to rebuild skin layers. NIA-114 is the patented molecule found in StriVectin-SD products. With its unique micronutrient delivery system, NIA-114 penetrates the skin, delivers Niacin to the skin cells and enables healing from within to promote healthier, more beautiful looking skin.
Just as its name suggests, NIA-114 is delivered from Niacin. Many are familiar with the oral form of Niacin, a water-soluble micronutrient found in a number of commonly eaten foods. As a nutritional supplements, Niacin aids in cholesterol reduction and energy metabolism. More recently, a topical form of it has emerged as a key factor in helping the skin protect and repair itself from sun damage and aging.
Structure NIA-114 resembles Niacin but differs in several very important ways.
1. NIA-114 is the form of Niacin known as nicotinic acid. Unlike nicotinamide, nicotinic acid stimulates the release of the hormone leptin, a natural repair hormone, that aids healing within the skin and aids in the reduction of hyperpigmentation. (figure 1)
2. NIA-114 contains what is known as a lipophilic tail. The natural form of Niacin is hypophilic or "water loving" and therefore, cannot penetrate the lipophilic (fat-loving) skin barrier or stratum corneum. To be absorbed by the stratum corneum, the molecule must somehow be made lipophilic. StriVectin scientists have developed the molecule, NIA-114 - a nicotinic acid molecule with an attached lipophilic tail, which CAN penetrate the lipid-rich outer layers of skin and diffuse into the sublayers of the epidermis where cellular regeneration and keratinization occur. (figure 2)
Delivery NIA-114 can be absorbed into the skin unlike other forms of Niacin.
Delivery of active ingredients across the skin barrier is a major challenge for all cosmeceuticals. StriVectin's NIA-114 allows ingredients known to be beneficial to the skin to go beyond topical application and actually penetrate the epidermis. It does so in a slow, continuous release, allowing time for the molecule to bio-convert to its working form. This unique to the NIA-114 molecule and is what distinguishes the StriVectin-SD from other products containing Niacin.
The skin barrier is made up of pancake-like cells with fatty or lipid matrix between the cells. In order to penetrate the lipid-rich stratum corneum and achieve the ultimate goal of reaching the substrata of the epidermis, the NIA-114 molecule, with its lipophilic tail, crosses the skin barrier and slowly diffuses at an optimal rate into the sub-layers of the epidermis. As natural enzymes within the skin cleave the lipophilic tail, NIA-114 converts back into nicotinic acid. Nicotinic acid is then bioconverted into the active molecule, NAD, which enters the skin's cells and aids in various biochemical reactions. (figure 3)
Function Increased levels of Niacin affect four major biochemical processes.
The result of these biochemical processes is the generation of healthier skin cells from the inside-out. The skin barrier is strengthened as a result of these improvements in the biochemical processes well below the skin's surface.
Increased levels of Niacin affect four major biochemical processes: 1. Stimulate the repair of DNA. DNA is your cell's genetic code, which determine what cells will become and do. When your cells suffer damage from the sun or other environmental factors, this DNA can become altered. NIA-114 helps stimulate the repair of DNA so your skin cells can undo some of he damage caused by the sun, creating healthier skin through a natural repair process.
2. Enhances energy metabolism and skin cell turnover. Healthy skin cells need energy. The active from of Niacin, NAD, plays a crucial role in the energy metabolism of cells. Thus, by providing Niacin to the skin, healthy energy metabolism is promoted and skin cells can undergo proper cell turnover.
3. Promotes the release of leptin, a natural repair hormone. Unlike its counterpart nicotinamide, nictinic acid stimulates release of the hormone that promotes healing of the skin cells through wound repair and improved immune response as well as help to reduce hyperpigmentation through melanosome transfer inhibition.
4. Stimulate a receptor that decreases hyperpigmentation. Nicotinic acid stimulates a signaling cascade that inhibits the transfer of melanin from the melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) to the surrounding keratinocytes (other skin cells) such that hyperpigmentation is reduced.
What to Expect from StriVectin-SD
Diminish wrinkles week by week Their products are formulated with their proprietary complex of NIA-114 + Peptide Actives, clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks in 2-8 weeks. Our packaging tells you upfront what week-by-week results you'll experience both in the mirror (Outside) and within your skin (Inside). And even better, results keep improving over time, if you keep using our products two times a day (am & pm), every day!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is StriVectin-SD safe? Yes, safety data for ingredients found within the StriVectin products are closely examined during product development. Additional tests are completed on finished formulas. For additional information on product safety, refer to package warnings.
Are there any potential skin reactions to StriVectin-SD? There is always a potential at any time for a customer to react to an ingredient(s) contained in a product. In a small group of individuals, a warm flush caused by the NIA-114 technology can occur. Niacin causes small blood vessels in your skin to expand and increase blood flow, presenting as a warm, red, sometimes itchy feeling on the skin. Do not be concerned as this is a natural effect of Niacin that will dissipate with continued use. A 'first blush' generally lasts no more than 1-2 hours and dissipates as the molecule is used up by the cells. As you continue to use the products over 7-10 days, your skin cells adjust to the increase in Niacin and flushing no longer occurs.
Can I prevent a flush reaction? Yes. Apply a test patch of one of the StriVectin-SD products to the jawline or side of the neck and monitor the area for at least 30 minutes to test your skin's tolerance.
What should I do if a flush occurs? Immediately apply a cold compress to the face to reduce the blood flow and to calm and soothe the skin. Recommend an introductory regimen for beginning the products again - using only 1 product once per day, applying a very light application until skin adjusts.
Can StriVectin-SD help with acne scars or other types of scarring? Although this product has not been clinically tested for scarring, it does contain peptides which stimulate collagen production, known to be beneficial for improving the appearance of scars.
Is it oil-free? While StriVectin-SD is free of mineral oils, it is not completely oil-free.
Is StriVectin-SD a moisturizer? Yes. Containing ingredients such as an Advanced Moisture Complex, ceramides and sodium hyaluronate, StriVectin-SD provides not only treatment for stretch marks and wrinkles but also multi-level hydration to re-densify skin's natural cushion.
Can all skin types and colors use StriVectin-SD? Yes, StriVectin products are for all skin types as well as all colors of skin.
Can you use StriVectin-SD if you have acne? They do not advise applying any StrIVectin skin care product to open acne lesions. In addition, to be safe, apply a patch test prior to using any of the StriVectin products on the entire face.
Can you go out in the sun after using StriVectin-SD? Yes, the ingredients within the StriVectin products do not increase photosensitivity; therefore, sun exposure after using these products is fine. To avoid additional damage to the skin, always use smart sun safety tips and sunscreen at all times.
Can you use StriVectin-SD products if you have an allergy to nuts? Some products do contain nut extracts and oils. Depending upon the severity of your nut allergy, a severe reaction may occur. As with any allergy or sensitivity, we recommend consulting a physician prior to use.
May I use StriVectin-SD if I get facials? Yes, StriVectin is a line of treatment products that address the causes of the visible signs of aging. Adding regular facials to your daily StriVectin regimen is an excellent way to thoroughly cleanse the skin and achieve a better complexion.
May I use StriVectin-SD if I am taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs? While there are no known contraindications for using StriVectin with prescription drugs, it is always best to consult your physician prior to starting the products or when beginning prescription drugs.
May I use StriVectin-SD with Retin-A, retinol or tretinoins? Yes. Clients have seen great results using StriVectin in combination with Vitamin A derivatives, as the mechanisms of action within the skin complement each other. There are no contraindications for concurrent use.
Do I need to continue using StriVectin-SD after the stretch marks are gone? Yes. While StriVectin products help rebuild and repair the skin, synthesizing collagen to improve the appearance of wrinkle and stretch marks, collagen degradation still continues as we age. Continual use of StrIVectin ensures collagen will remain strong and able to counteract the effects of aging and environmental stress.
Does StriVectin-SD work on existing wrinkles and stretch marks? Yes. No matter how long you've had your wrinkles or stretch marks, StriVectin can improve their appearance.
Can you use StriVectin-SD if you have rosacea, eczema, psoriasis or other skin condition? While there are no known contraindications, these conditions are serious and it is best to consult your physician.
What are the preservatives used in StriVectin-SD if it is paraben-free? Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin
Step 1: StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Serum Directions: Apply to clean face before moisturizer in the AM and PM. Using a circular motion, gently massage in until completely absorbed. For best results, follow with StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles.
Step 2: StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles Directions: Treatment and hydration in one. For stretch marks: Use AM and PM on cleansed skin, massaging into targeted areas. For wrinkles: Apply all-over to cleansed face in the AM and PM, gently massaging into wrinkle-prone areas.
Step 3: StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream Directions: Apply to clean skin on neck and jawline in the AM and PM. Gently massage in with an upward motion.
For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid eye contact. If product comes into contact with the eyes, flush with water. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. As with any product, if pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before use.
In a remarkable turn of events, arguably one of the strangest in the history of cosmetics, women across the country are putting a stretch-mark cream called StriVectin-SD® on their face to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows' feet. And, if consumer sales are any indication of a product's effectiveness, StriVectin-SD is nothing short of a miracle. Women, as well as a growing number of “Boomer” men, are buying so much StriVectin-SD that finding a tube at your local cosmetic counter has become just about impossible. Has everyone gone mad? Well… not really. 601 West 26th Street Nyc,
10001 Phone: 203-640-5004 Fax: 212-366-4788 http://www.strivectin.com
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( White Plains,
3/24/2012 12:06:44 AM
I recommend this product!
I have used these products for the last 6 months and have noticed great results. My forehead's number 11 is significantly reduced. The lines around my mouth and the sagging around my jaw area are definitely improved. I really noticed the difference after about 4-5 months of use, so while there are results after even 2 months, you need to be consistent. The results are much better than other products I have used that are more expensive. The research behind these products is also impressive,
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