Strivectin are one of the most luxurious and well known anti-ageing skin care brands. I have written about a number of their products in the beauty section of this website but today the focus is on showing you the Strivectin tightening face serums.
These serums have many anti-ageing ingredients but what makes them different from other formulas created by Strivectin is that they aim to help firm up your sagging facial skin and create a more elastic and youthful appearance. Strivectin use both the vitamin S retinol formula and their own vitamin B NIA-114 anti-ageing formula that both help fight the signs of ageing and tighten skin on your face.
I want you to find a Strivectin tightening face serum that is suitable for your mature skin, or to protect younger skin from the early signs of ageing. If you have very sensitive skin be sure to read all the advice and choose carefully because some skin tightening formulas can be a little more intense on your skin.
Strivectin Tighten and Lift Review ( Strivectins tightening face serum )
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This Strivectin tl tightening face serum is one of the most popular and best selling Strivectin products for tightening your facial skin. If your skin is mature and a little saggy, this cream will even out your skin tone and give your face a more sculpted appearance.
When you are young your skin is full of natural Elastin proteins that keep your skin tight but as you mature these proteins reduce. Tetrapeptides in this formula help improve the elasticity of your facial skin. NIA-114 is used in this formula and is Strivectins signature anti ageing ingredient.
I love the simple bottle with the yellow Strivectin colour scheme and the easy to control press down dispensing lid. The tl face tightening serum does feel like it is tightening your skin with the sensation of the formula firming up. Most women find that their skin does look more vibrant and that the face tightening formula does also help to even out your skin tone, in the same way a luxury foundation does.
For ladies with very sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend this option because the firming ingredients are quite strong. I recently reviewed some of the top Strivectin products and included a night oil and some anti ageing creams that are gentle and caring on more sensitive skin. Later in this article I will also recommend which skin tightening formula from Strivectin is best for sensitive skin.
StriVectin AR Advanced Retinol Concentrated Serum
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Strivectins Advanced Retinol tightening serum is one of the brands most powerful tightening face serum formulas. With a high concentration of retinol this formula aims to make your wrinkles look a little softer and less visible and I think over time it does have an effect on the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Retinol itself isn’t a tightening ingredient so Strivectin have added Eijitsu rose which is a tightening extract that is supposed to reduce the appearance of your pores and create a smooth appearance across your face. I’m not sure what exactly the formula does to your pores but when you apply this serum you’ll notice that even though it is very light, it feels a little bit like the sensation on your skin when a liquid face mask begins to tighten and become more solid on your face.
This serum is quite an intense tightening formula because of the higher levels of retinol. Strivectin try to balance this out by adding vitamin B3 which helps balance out the intensity of the retinol formula, but this formula may be too intense if you have particularly sensitive skin. I like to use formulas which are more gentler on sensitive skin but the advanced retinol concentrated serum is very popular and I’ve heard friends say it gives them good results and is one of the best luxury anti-ageing products you can buy.
I’d always recommend using this Strivectin AR serum underneath your moisturiser. Gently massage it into the areas of your face where you have visible wrinkles and fine lines to give the formula the best chance at giving you a slightly more youthful appearance. This formula works best on your forehead, cheek and around your mouth. Even though this formula is light the retinol is still strong and I would recommend one of Strivectin’s more gentle formulas for around your eye area where your skin is much more fragile and sensitive.
Strivectin Advanced Retinol Day moisturiser
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In this review I’ve mentioned a few times that it’s so important to protect your skin from external factors and to be sure to moisturise after applying retinol based serums to your face. Strivectins Retinol face tightening serums and quite intense formulas which can lead to your skin drying out. This moisturisers is a good option for you to apply after letting a serum soak into your skin as part of your face care routine. With an SPF 30 sun protection formula you can avoid any skin damage during the day.
This day moisturiser also has a gentle dose of retinol which can be a great choice when used alone instead of using one the products above if you have sensitive skin. This moisturisers doesn’t feel like it is tightening your skin but works great on fine lines and wrinkles because it uses the NIA-114 vitamin B3 formula and combines this with vitamin A based retinol to give your skin every chance of fighting the appearance of ageing we all love to hide and reduce as much as possible.
Strivectin Power lift instant tightening mask
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This option isn’t a serum but is a popular face tightening mask that feels great and can work as a brilliant and effective treatment alongside the brands tightening face serum. I love the feeling of a face mask and thankfully this formula isn’t too intense on your skin but does feel tight and as though it is working. Don’t expect the effect to last for a very long time as part way through the treatment you’ll notice the tightening effect wearing off, but the results are still visible after you remove it from your face. You’ll love the results, especially on any fine lines around your jaw line area.
Strivectin use silk amino acids, red algae, Tara extract and the brands signature formula NIA-114 in this mask. Be sure to apply it to the top areas of your neck and fully cover your jaw line area because the formulas also works to lift and tighten saggy skin on your neck.
Strivectin tightening face serum ingredients
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients that Strivectin use to tighten your skin in their attempt to make you look younger.
NIA-114 is the main anti-ageing ingredient that Strivectin use in their tightening face serum formulas and most of their other skin care products.
Retinol is one of the most popular ingredients used in anti-ageing products. Retinol is a form of synthetic vitamin A that supports your skin cells regeneration. Strivectin make use or retinol in their tightening face serums, sometimes in a much higher concentration and at other times as a minor ingredient complimenting their own NIA-114 formula amongst other anti-ageing ingredients used by the brand. Retinol can sometimes dry out your skin a little bit so always follow up with a moisturiser and try not to wax your skin while using high concentration retinol.
Strivectin tightening face serum review – Final thoughts.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this review of the different Strivectin tightening face serums. Choosing a tightening face serum is easy once you know what to look for. The first product I mentioned- the tighten and lift serum, is one of the brands most popular facial serums and the levels of retinol aren’t too intense. For a high concentrate retinol formula the advanced retinol concentrated serum is a much more intense anti-ageing product which can achieve good results, just be sure to use a moisturiser to protect your skin, avoid sensitive skin under and around your eyes and consider a different formula if your skin is very sensitive.