StriVectin - StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Serum - 1.7 oz. (50 mL)
StriVectin StriVectin–TL Tightening Face Serum penetrates quickly to immediately tone your skin as it works overtime to produce a firmer, tighter-looking complexion. Exclusive molecule, NIA-114, builds more resilient skin while moisturizing and strengthening your skin's ability to hold more natural collagen. As your face firms and tightens, it appears lifted and smoother.
What is it?
A revolutionary anti-aging face serum that helps skin recover smoother definition, cushion and lifted contours.
Who it's for?
For the 76% of 50+ women who are experiencing loss of firmness, elasticity, and want a skin care product to visibly correct sagging, laxity and thin, crepey skin.
How it's different?
StriVectin's exclusive Three-Tiered Technology, loaded with scientifically-targeted tightening ingredients and NIA-114, works harder and smarter to TIGHTEN, FORTIFY and STRENGTHEN Skin from within:
- TIGHTENS: Face feels tighter immediately.
- FORTIFIES: Skin's supportive matrix fortifies, your face looks firmer.
- STRENGTHENS: NIA-114 molecule strengthens skin's hold on natural collagen. Your face and jaw line are visibly lifted.
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 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 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.
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 lipophiliic. StriVectinscientists 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)
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 empidermis. 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)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Promotes the release of leptin, a natural repair hormone.
Unlike its counterpart nicotinamide, nicotintic 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 melansome transfer inhibition.
- 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. StriVectin's 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 their products two times a day (am & pm), every day!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Can you use StriVectin-SD if you have acne?
StriVectin does 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, it is recommended to consult 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 you 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
StriVectin is the largest independent prestige skin care company, focusing on clinical anti-aging skin care solutions. Backed by science and rigorous clinical validation, StriVectin is at the forefront of skin care technology and product innovation. Its unique dual-use repair cream StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles is a best-seller around the world, and is often credited with starting the clinical cosmeceutical skin care category. StriVectin products are sold through department stores and specialty retailers in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company maintains corporate offices in New York, NY, and Raleigh, NC, and research facilities in Tucson, AZ.