Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that we can forget about protection from the sun. It’s important during all four seasons regardless of where you live.
One of my all-time favorite skincare brands, StriVectin, sent me their Repair and Protect Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to try out. Actually, I received it a couple of months ago. But I’m one of those frugal fannies who likes to use things up before moving on. I finished up my summer moisturizers, and I was ready to dig in.
But when it first arrived back in August, I gave Repair and Protect Moisturizer a quick try. My first impression was that this is a heavy moisturizer. It was definitely heavier weight than the lightweight moisturizer with sunscreen that I had been using. So I decided to put it away till the temperature got lower and my skin could benefit from more moisture and protection. Last night the temperature went below freezing so the time is right for Repair and Protect Moisturizer.
StriVectin Repair and Protect Moisturizer SPF 30 comes in an airless pump jar to protect the efficacy of the ingredients. You push down on the top, and some moisturizer bubbles up through the top.
I generally like this type of dispenser because it protects the product, but it’s a bit harder to control how much comes out. And that’s important, IMO, with this moisturizer. A little StriVectin Repair and Protector Moisturizer goes a long way. You really need only a very small amount to cover your entire face.
The moisturizer comes out of the jar white, and if I use too much, my face looks white. But if you rub it in, the white disappears. So I try very hard not to pump out and apply too much. Once the moisturizer sinks in, the whiteness disappears. I was rather surprised about the white color because the sunscreen in this moisturizer is chemical sunscreen rather than physical sunscreen like zinc oxide that always gives me a whitish cast. But as I said, as long as I don’t apply too much, the whiteness isn’t an issue. (Wish I had used this on my hands over the past 20 years or so!)
In addition to preventing further sun damage by providing UVA/UVB protection, StriVectin Repair and Protect Moisturizer SPF 30 with its patented anti-aging ingredient NIA-114 that helps boost skin’s own defenses to:
- help reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles by enhancing collagen and elastin levels
- repair dry skin
- fight free radicals with antioxidant technology.
I know I’ll be especially glad to have this protective, nourishing moisturizer this winter. I just realized I reviewed this moisturizer about a year ago, lol, and I forgot all about it! 😛 Glad to see that my review was pretty consistent! What’s different about this jar of the moisturizer is that it has the airless pump technology – definite improvement!
StriVectin Repair and Protect Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is priced at $89. It’s widely available at fine retailers such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, dermstore.com, and on the StriVectin website. Right now, StriVectin and Macy’s are both giving away a free travel size TL Advanced Neck Cream (one of my HG products!) with a $50 purchase.
Do you have any favorite StriVectin products? Do you have a favorite moisturizer with sunscreen?
Avobenzone 3 Sunscreen, Dimethicone 1.5 Skin Protectant, Homosalate 5 Sunscreen, Octisalate 5 Sunscreen, Octocrylene 2.79 Sunscreen, Oxybenzone 5 Sunscreen, Aqua (Water, Eau), Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Benzoate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behenyl Alcohol, Nylon-6/12, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Steareth-21, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Tribehenin, Erythritol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceramide NG, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Homarine HCI, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Steareth-2, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin