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Who doesn’t love a good facial mask? I’m a sucker for such! So much so that I dedicate 3-4 times a week nourishing my maturing skin with all kinds of mask within my reach. My latest indulgence? Strivectin Instant Revitalizing Mask. Made with natural alpha-hydroxy-acids to help boost cell renewal and promote youthful glow, this product easily earned stellar status from moi.
Without repeating the obvious but yes, it is a white mask with clay-like texture. Normally I have qualms whenever I see or read “instant”, be it in packaging, marketing claim or promotional material. Having tried a gamut of skincare products, my eyes roll when a company promise heaven with purgatory caliber (or worse, hell). So for me to say that this mask did give me instant result is no exaggeration at all. Just so you know, here’s how my DIY facial goes: remove makeup, wash face thoroughly with Foreo Luna (paired with cleanser), rinse and pat dry, apply mask, nap or tinker with phone for 20 mins, rinse, apply serum and moisturizer. Immediately after rinsing this mask, my face really looked brighter, more relaxed and smoother!
AQUA (WATER, EAU), BENTONITE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED DIDECENE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, HORDEUM DISTICHON (BARLEY) EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT, MYRISTYL NICOTINATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, MICA, BELLIS PERENNIS (DAISY) FLOWER EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SOY AMINO ACIDS, NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, YEAST EXTRACT, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, LECITHIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLORPHENESIN, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)
I was also given the opportunity to try Strivectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate which claims to transform skin in 15 days. Youthful skin, who doesn’t want that? While I’ve read good reviews about this product, I had to stop using it on my second attempt. Why? my face got itchy and red the first time I used it so I had to wash it off right away. I tried it again the week after and developed the same symptoms so I am convinced there is incompatibility with the ingredients. While it also claims to reduce or lighten stretch marks, I chose not to use it as such because I’m done with two non-favorable experiences. Hence my skincare mantra resonates, what works for others may not for me and vice-versa.
AQUA (WATER, EAU), GLYCERIN, MYRISTYL NICOTINATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ISOCETYL STEARATE, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PROPANEDIOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, POLYACRYLAMIDE, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, PANTHENOL, BISABOLOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, ZINGIBER OF_CINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, METHYL GLUCOSIDE PHOSPHATE PROLINE LYSINE COPPER COMPLEX, RESVERATROL, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, CYATHEA MEDULLARIS LEAF EXTRACT, PHASEOLUS LUNATUS (GREEN BEAN) SEED EXTRACT, RUTIN, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, C13-14 ISOPARAF_N, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, DICETYL PHOSPHATE, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, LAURETH-7, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CINNAMIC ACID, LEVULINIC ACID, SODIUM LEVULINATE, STEARIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, BHT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), MICA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDE), CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, CHLORPHENESIN