I am a licensed Esthetician. It is my belief that in order to stop aging of the skin, there are certain things that you can do to the skin to help rectify photoaging that has already occurred. For instance, when I was little I spent a while in the sun and started to experience sun damage on my face in my late 30's. If you have seen my photo you have seen that I have exremely light skin, I am a Fitzpatrick I. I rectified this situation by starting to use AHA peels and antioxidants, peptides, etc. I reversed the photodamage to my skin and you cannot see it with the naked eye except on my arms. I have a lot of freckles on my arms. How does this work? By injuring the skin with peels you create new collagen in the skin, thus fixing fine lines and wrinkles and you actually lighten the skin by getting rid of the melanin too. The antioxidants and peptides also help to serve by helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Recently StriVectin came out with some game changing skincare. It is called Advanced Acids. There are three products all tied together by patented NIA-114 molecule and transforming acids (such as Glyclolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Oleic Acid) that help to turn back time to help repair damage and bring skin back to life. The three products are: Glycolic Skin Reset Mask, Hyaluronic Dual Response Serum & Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk. Below are my thoughts on the products.
The StriVection Glycolic Skin Reset Mask contains micro-encapsulated Glycolic Acid and delivers a gentle yet effective and potent exfoliation to reveal soft, smooth skin. It diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles while also brightening skin and restoring radiance to the the face. The Advanced Acid collection pairs their patented NIA-114 molecule with the most potent, skin-transforming acids for maximum efficacy and results. NIA-114™ and Glycolic Acid, the most effective of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), exfoliates dead skin cells from the face to reveal fresh, baby soft skin. When paired with NIA-114, this potent yet gentle retexturizer delivers ultimate results with minimal to no irritation. The supercharged formula restores radiance and dramatically improves texture in just 5 minutes.
How To Use: Apply a generous layer of the Glycolic peel over clean, dry skin. Avoid the eye area. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with water. For best results use 1 to 2 times per week.
This mask will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft and you will look younger, guaranteed. There is no irritation. It just takes 5 minutes to see a new you.
The StriVection Hyaluronic Dual Response Serum is a dual-phase serum with six types of Hyaluronic Acid. It deeply hydrates the skin, improves skin's ability to retain moisture and locks in moisture to visibly plump skin and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. NIA-114 + Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful hydrating molecule, can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Paired with NIA-114, this dual-action serum visibly plumps skin with moisture to bring dehydrated skin back to life. This serum has two chambers. Chamber 1 contains 6 unique forms of Hyaluronic to visibly plump skin with immediate and continued hydration. Chamber 2 combines NIA-114 and ceramides to lock in moisture and prevent water loss. At the push of a button, the dual-phase formula fuses into the ultimate moisture treatment.
How To Use: Apply the serum to a clean face in the morning and evening. Avoid the eye area. Pump once or twice to get enough serum in your hands and massage over face and neck.
This serum seriously hydrates the skin. It really makes it feel soft and plump. I was surprised at how soft my skin felt after I used it. It is really nice to use after the Glycolic Reset Mask.
Use StriVectin Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk after you have used the Hyaluronic Dual Response Serum. This milk visibly repairs and replenishes skin's lipids for improved firmness and elasticity, it restores the youthful cushion lost with age and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. NIA-114 + Oleic Acid, an Omega-9 fatty acid, helps to replenish skin’s lipid layer, which is an essential component of the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Paired with NIA-114, it improves skin’s resiliency and visibly repairs the signs of aging. Each emulsified drop packs the nourishing benefits of an oil in a fast-absorbing, deeply comforting milk to soothe dry skin and restore a youthful appearance.
How To Use: Apply the milk in the morning and evening. Use the dropper to apply 4-5 drops in the palm of your hand and then massage into the skin. Use after the Hyaluronic Dual Response Serum.
As the final step in the Advanced Acids system, I love this milk. It really helps my now drier skin. After you apply a this product your skin will feel very moisturized and soft. It absorbs instantly.
I am very happy with the new Advanced Acids products, they really help to repair skin and transform it into skin that feels new again. I would highly recommend all three products to anyone who is in need of a new system and is looking for something that does work. StriVectin has always been one of my favorite lines for this very reason. Their products have the backing of scientific reasearch.