StriVectin Strivectin-SD Sensitive Skin Intensive Concentrate For Stretch Marks & Wrinkles - 2 oz. (60ml)
StriVectin Strivectin-SD Sensitive Skin Intensive Concentrate For Stretch Marks & Wrinkles is an anti-aging powerhouse, developed exclusively for sensitive skin. With 100% of StriVectin’s collagen-building, wrinkle-reducing, anti-aging power. And none of the oils or fragrances that can cause irritation and leave sensitive skin vulnerable to accelerated aging.
What is it?
StriVectin-SD for Sensitive Skin is an anti-aging powerhouse, developed exclusively for sensitive skin. 100% of StriVectin’s collagen-building, wrinkle-reducing, anti-aging power. And none of the oils or fragrances that cause irritation and leave sensitive skin vulnerable to accelerated aging.
Who is it for?
For the 49% of women 25+ with sensitive skin who are battling the signs of aging. When using conventional products, they are prone to redness, dryness, flare-ups, burning and stinging.
How is it different?
All the collagen building, wrinkle-reducing, anti-aging power with no oils or fragrances. Through NIA-114, it strengthens skin’s protective layer so wrinkles diminish, tone evens and texture smoothes. Sensitive skin feels less sensitive.
Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, allergen-free, and artificial dye-free. This soothing formula contains Nia-114, active peptides, rose & cucumber extracts, and oat kernel extract to deliver powerful results in a gentle way.
What does it do?
Formulated with their proprietary complex, this amazing cream was clinically proven on sensitive skin to work in 2 ways:
1. To improve the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
- Week 2: Natural collagen resurging; texture and resilience improving
- Week 4: Natural cell turnover intensifying; visibly fading discolorations
- Week 8: Elasticity reinforcing, wrinkles and stretch marks visibly diminishing
2.Strengthens skin's barrier and help make skin feel less sensitive.
How does it work?
A non-comedogenic formula that is free of oil, fragrance, parabens, that contains powerful peptides, calming ingredients and our proprietary NIA-114 molecule. Discovered in DNA skin cancer research to accelerate the rebuilding of skin layers, NIA-114 boosts the skin’s protective barrier to protect skin quality while fighting wrinkles and stretch marks.
Diminish Wrinkles, Stretch Marks and Crow's Feet
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 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 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)
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)
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, nicotinic 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.What to Expect from StriVectin-SD
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.
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!
What is Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin can be thin or fine textured, and subject to sunburn, commonly dry, delicate and/or prone to allergic reactions, and easily irritated leaving skin red and blotchy.
Who has Sensitive Skin?
Up to 50% of individuals have some form of sensitive skin. Symptoms of sensitive skin include stinging, tingling or burning sensations that make your skin feel uncomfortable. Reactions to cosmetics or skin care procedures such as waxing, peels, etc. Vulnerability to allergies, rash, irritation and swelling of the skin. Dry skin that can lead to eczema or rosacea.
What causes Sensitive Skin reactions?
There are several underlying causes of sensitive skin including genetic factors, skin disorders that impair the skin’s immune function, overly dry or injured skin, excessive exposure to environmental factors (sun or wind), stress and diet.
How do you know if you have Sensitive Skin?
Have your skin examined by a dermatologist and be aware of your skin’s reactions to new products, environmental changes and sun exposure.
Can sensitive skin become less sensitive over time?
Yes. Barrier building ingredients can enhance the overall health of your skin barrier, which works to lock in moisture and keep out invading bacteria that can aggravate skin. Building the barrier with Niacin, ceramides, lipids and other ingredients help to reduce the sensitive skin reactions over time.
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 jaw line 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.