I’ve been feeling under the weather for a week now; with daily patient interactions, colder days and lack of sleep, my immunity level slipped so here I am sniffling and coughing in between writing. So while I’m not really digging the full makeup mode lately, there’s one thing I ain’t skipping: skincare! I had the opportunity to try two of Strivectin’s products, the Oxygen Infusion Mask and Tightening Neck Cream. Scroll down for more scoop!
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Let’s segue to my favorite, the star of this review so to speak. Oxygen mask has become the next “best thing” in the realm of skincare. Previously available in select spas or doctor’s office via pressurized steam, this unique facial experience has reached the consumer level sans the frills. Strivectin’s Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask claims to purify skin by removing dead surface cells, minimize dullness, reduce lines and wrinkles. While it does sound like a generic mask, what makes it unique is the experience from start to finish.
As you can see from my goofy vid, it forms a foam the moment you apply it on dry clean skin. This continues for mere five minutes which tickles my face; hence, making my home facial spa more of a comedic moment than relaxing, haha! Once the foam settles (no more tickles, hon!), it’s time to wash the face. The immediate result? taut and radiant face! I love it so much that I have been constantly using it twice a week, for the fun…and of course supple skin.
Key ingredients: beta hydroxy acids for gentle exfoliation, oxygen via foaming action to minimize dullness, patented NIA-114 technology to reinvigorate skin.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Bentonite, Cocamide MIPA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Ethyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Ethyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Xanthan Gum, Myristyl Nicotinate, Salicylic Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-150 Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Trideceth-10, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
Another classic example of what works for others may not for me. Unfortunately, I did not have ample experience to evaluate the effectiveness of Strivectin Tightening Neck Cream, much to my disappointment. Reason being, I developed itchy rash on my neck and decolletage few minutes after application. I tried it twice on two separate occasions but it still gave me the same reaction. Just so you know, my skin has been extremely sensitive from the neck down so that somehow explains everything. This cream is really thick but based from Allison’s experience (from Never Say Die Beauty), she had seen instant improvement on her neck, check out her full review here. So there, I bring you the good and the not-so-good, in the spirit of transparency.