Celebrate Healthy Skin with StriVectin -SD Intensive Concentrate

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It’s never too soon or too late to start a good skincare regimen. However, as we age, the traditional 3-step cleansing toning and moisturizing may not be enough. After 40, our skin loses elasticity, collagen and moisture so we need to incorporate additional “weapons” to our skincare arsenal to keep skin healthy and youthful.

StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles ($139) provides hydration in a powerful anti-aging treatment. After numerous patents and years of extensive clinical research, this re-engineered formula is even more potent than the original with more collagen boosting peptides and NIA-114. Discovered in DNA skin cancer research, NIA-114 accelerates the rebuilding of skin layers.  Just what we over 40 need to rejuvinate our skin!

StriVectin also packed this new formula with wrinkle busters such as Resveratrol, apple stem cells from a rare Swiss apple, ceramides and sodium hyaluronate, Peppermint adds a nice cooling effect.

You will notice the texture of this cream is different from others. I found it to be thicker and a little more difficult to absorb, you will need to massage this in more than other anti-aging creams. I applied in the morning and evening, targeting  the lines on my forehead and my nasolabial folds by spending a bit of extra time massaging it into those areas. I also rubbed it around my crows feet but quit doing that after about 2 weeks because the area got too dry. for me, I have to use a good moisturizer on top or my skin dries out. If you have normal or oily skin, you’ll be fine, but if your skin is slightly dry to dry, you may want to use a moisturizer on top of this treatment as I did.

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After approximately three weeks, I have noticed that my nasolabial folds are slightly less deep and a little more “plumped.’  My skin feels very soft and smooth and I really like the cooling effect the peppermint provides. There is a definite scent to the cream–a mix of  peppermint and a slight chemical smell. It’s fine for me, I only mention this if you are sensitive to smells it could be an issue.

Don’t let the price scare you, the tube is a full 5 fl. oz, whereas most anti-aging treatments are at least that price for only 1. fl.oz. StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles should last you the better part of a year so it is actually very affordable.

I can’t wait to see the positive changes the following weeks will bring!

Here’s the best part! Tell me in the comments what your most challenging skincare issue is and you could win a $100 gift card!


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This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

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  1. I have dark undereye circles and just an overall tired look. It’s challenging to hide that when I’m applying makeup.

  2. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/306124983405539328

  3. My most challenging issue is hydration, it’s chronically dry and nothing seems to keep my skin hydrated.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  4. 2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/306131408949215232
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  5. I live in a hot and sunny climate, and my issue is sun spots on my face and uneven skin tone

  6. I have issues with dry skin and break outs.

  7. I’m 57 and need all the help I can get.

  8. Dryness and dark spots are my worst problems…would love to see if this worked on lightening my dark spots

  9. My most challenging skincare challenge is attaining evenness in my skintone.

  10. I have uneven skin tone and fine lines.

  11. I am dealing with fine lines, especially on my forehead, I also have freckles, some I don’t mind and some bother me.

    • I feel the same way about my freckles! I don’t mind some of them across my nose but I don’t like them on my forehead or anywhere else!

  12. I absolutely LOVE stri vectin skincare! It has a great reputation and it contains retinol! Big plus! As long as I could remember, I have been told that retinol is the only ingredient that truly helps aging skin long term! I would absolutely LOVE to have more stri vectin! Great review!

  13. Heather USA (FB: rosie areola Twitter @aitch77) says

    My most challenging skin issues are deep set wrinkles between my eyes, on my forehead and around my mouth.

    I also have a lot of uneven skin tone (dark spots and broken veins).

  14. Heather USA (FB: rosie areola Twitter @aitch77) says
  15. maybe it would help my stretch marks!

  16. I’m ready to try something to help these wrinkles! Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I have fine lines and need more hydration. Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. Mamavalveeta03 says

    It drives me CRAZY that I’m 52 yrs. old and I still break out monthly! Plus, my dry cheeks. valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

  19. Mamavalveeta03 says
  20. my dry skin and eczema

  21. Fine lines and age spots- I need anti-aging products that are non-greasy for breakout prone skin.

  22. purplelarkspur says

    My most challanging skin issue is the fact that I have combo skin!

  23. The most challenging issue I have is age/dark spots, I just recently started using sunscreen regularly & I’m 36 now. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  24. I’m starting to get wrinkles that especially show when I smile.

  25. Janice Cooper says

    My skincare issue is adult acne. I’m over 40 and still dealing with breakouts and dark spots.

  26. Janice Cooper says
  27. I’d love to try it for the stretchmarks!
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  28. My issue is acne.

  29. Susan Smith says

    I haven’t tried Strivectin before. I am interested in trying this to see if it works on my stretch marks. I’d love to get rid of them

  30. Susan Smith says
  31. Rebecca Graham says

    Getting rid of dark circles is my most challenging skin issue and has been impossible so far.

  32. Christina says

    I suffer from ridiculously dark undereye circles.

  33. it fights the wrinkles.

  34. nannypanpan says

    i have some skin discoloration and age spot on my face that cause me problems

  35. Sonya Morris says

    My most challenging skin care issue right now is dry and sensitive skin!

  36. Sonya Morris says
  37. amy pugmire says

    fine lines and wrinkles now that I am in my 30s they keep coming 🙁

  38. amy pugmire says
  39. My challenge is dryness and acne at the same time.

  40. Stretch marks are my most challenging issuing at this point.

  41. I am a cattle rancher and live outside. My most challenging skincare issue is making sure I protect my skin from sun damage and wrinkles. It’s a BIG challenge!

  42. Kelly Commerford says

    My most challenging skincare issue is finding products that muktitask, It is so hard to keep up a detailed, structured regime for me.

  43. Kelly Commerford says
  44. Susan P. says
  45. Jessie C. says

    I’d be interested in seeing how it helps with fine lines
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  46. Jessie C. says
  47. Zan Caperton says

    What a wonderful giveaway! I have wanted to try the StriVectin brand for the longest but the price held me back. If I know it works on me it is totally worth the price. Sooo excited!

  48. jennifer horn says

    Stretch marks and acne scars are my most challenging issues.

  49. jennifer horn says
  50. D SCHMIDT says

    My challenging skin issue is definitely becoming fine lines around my eyes and mouth

  51. D SCHMIDT says
  52. it interests me most that is is clinically proven! i need some stretchmark help.

  53. Acne. I still break out and it takes so long for it to fade. And then it leaves scars!

  54. My most challenging is that I see signs of aging. I am 48 and am lucky to only see a few small signs. But I am not enjoying the ones I see.

  55. I have many visible signs of aging that this product could help me with.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  56. My most challenging skincare issue is i have dry skin

  57. My most challenging issue is that my 42-year-old skin is aging but also breakout-prone. It doesn’t seem fair that I should get pimples and wrinkles.

  58. stretch marks are my most challanging issues.


  59. As a mother of two I am in a constant battle between what I want and what our family budget says I can actually afford. I am always looking for a good bargain but there are some things, like my skin care, that I cannot compromise on! I’ve been a huge fan of StriVectin products for years, but they can be pricey so thankfully one of my favorite sites, skinterra.com, is having a great sale right now! Right now they are having a sale for 22% off their entire store (not just iS Clinical!) PLUS for a limited time if you spend $75 or more they will give you a deluxe size of iS Reparative Moisturizer- for free! Everyone is raving about this moisturizer, so I can’t wait to try it. I’m telling everyone I know so you had better hurry to take advantage before they run out!

  60. I wish I could get rid of my acne scars, and my skin would look firmer. Thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  61. My most challenging skincare issues are dark spots and stretch marks! I can’t seem to get rid of either one!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  62. My problem area is uneven skin and redness as well as wrinkles (and I do have too many stretch marks, too)! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  63. i’ve heard so much about this product, would love to try it for myself!! 🙂

  64. also, my most challenging problem is probably actually stretch marks! 🙁 that, or dry skin in the winter.

  65. Lately I hate everything about my skin. Stretch marks from recovering from an eating disorder, dry skin, some acne scars, dark circles under my eyes… It’s been stressing me out a lot.


  66. My issues are fine lines and enlarged pores.

  67. I tweeted at SaraB: Celebrate Healthy Skin with StriVectin -SD Intensive Concentrate https://primebeautyblog.net/celebrate-healthy-skin-with-strivectin-sd-intensive-concentrate/


    I have heard amazing things about Strivectin and would love to try it out on my skin.

  68. Jackeline says

    I would love to try this brand. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  69. My most challenging skincare problem is exfoliating gently. I don’t want a dull complexion, but I don’t want to damage my skin either. Thanks!

  70. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/313839358904000512

  71. Melissa S. says

    I’d love to get rid of dark spots, shrink enlarged pores on my cheeks, and plump out my laugh lines!! Thanks for the chance to win xx

  72. Wild Orchid says

    I am most interested in the NIA-114 helping out the stretch marks I have from carrying my son.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  73. Wild Orchid says


    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  74. Abby Kraynick says
  75. Abby Kraynick says

    My most challenging is showing signs of aging, I would love for skin to look younger!

  76. Amanda gunter says
  77. Christina says

    I suffer from the the most pernicious dark undereye circles known to mankind!

  78. This looks fantastic! I’d love to give it a try.

  79. Mamavalveeta03 says

    I’d really like to see what it can do with my neck….”The forgotten zone”…(I use sunscreen now, but don’t you wish you knew then what we know NOW about skincare???)

  80. Carolyn N. says

    My most challenging skincare problem is my acne, blackheads, and enlarged pores.

  81. Carolyn N. says
  82. my challenge is that my skin is super oily and i’m starting to see wrinkles… =(

  83. Maria Cantu says

    My face showing the signs of aging.

  84. i have some signs of aging

  85. most interested in the skin repair

  86. I am struggling with fine lines and am curious to try StriVectin.

  87. Mine is acne 🙁

  88. Hard to choose which is more challenging – the wrinkles (boo!) or the dark spots that have started appearing the last 2 years. Although i can cover the dark spots with concealer and foundation I hate having to wear make-up or look like a spotted mess. On the other hand, the wrinkles I can’t “cover-up” so maybe they win as the biggest challenge.

  89. Tiffany Gallehugh says

    My forehead wrinkles.I have to wear bangs because of them.

  90. wendy wallach says

    my most challenging skincare concern are dark circles around my eyes

  91. wendy wallach says
  92. My challenge is to fight the fine wrinkles and signs of aging that have started appearing.

  93. ANGEL JACKLYN says
  94. ANGEL JACKLYN says


  95. my biggest challenge is wrinkles.

  96. I’m very interested in its ability to fight acne.

  97. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I’m interested to see how it will help repair my skin damage

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  98. Amanda Sakovitz says
  99. wrinkles and sun damage

  100. I’m developing a huge network of wrinkles.

  101. Margaret Smith says

    My most challenging skin care issue is wrinkles. I recently turned 50 and I’m noticing more and more wrinkles. I’d really love to try Strivectin, especially after reading your review.
    Thanks so much.

  102. Margaret Smith says
  103. Nicole Larsen says

    I’m starting to show wrinkles at the age of 30 and would love to start using this as a jump start on major skin flaws and wrinkles

  104. Nicole Larsen says
  105. Mine is moisturizing after swimming three times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

  106. some signs of aging

  107. the wrinkles are starting to creep up on me as i age, this product might assist in even them out! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  108. Tweeted:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  109. Cynthia C says

    My challenge is dry aging skin with the usual lines and wrinkles. I’d be interested to see if StriVectin could help.

  110. Cynthia C says
  111. Thomas Murphy says

    I really like the ability it has to repair wrinkles

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  112. Stephanie V. says

    aging skin – wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
    This product looks amazing!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  113. Thomas Murphy says
  114. My most challenging skin care issue is redness on my face


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