Summer is finally here, though it’s still cool in MA. Regardless, I’m spending a lot more time outdoors gardening, jogging, riding my bike, playing tennis, or just walking around. It’s imperative to wear sunscreen! In fact, I just read that there are kiosks in Boston that are dispensing free sunscreen. How cool is that!
So since we’re all trying to make sure we’re protected from the sun’s harmful rays, I’d like to introduce you to StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer SPF 30, a new moisturizer with sunscreen from iconic brand, StriVectin. I have always wanted to own StriVectin skincare. It has real science behind its products, and their claims are backed up by research.
I have a friend at my beach club who swears by StriVectin. Since learning about it from her, I always try a sample of various StriVectin products whenever I’m at a department store.
I was surprised and thrilled when I got a box in the mail from StriVectin a few weeks ago inviting me to try their new Repair & Protect Moisturizer with SPF 30, a wrinkle fighting daily moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that reduces visible signs of aging, neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent UV damage. Yay, my first skincare product from StriVectin!
Like many of their other skincare products, StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer with SPF 30 contains NIA-114 technology, a patented form of niacin called nicotinic acid (no, it’s not nicotine, lol!).
Niacin is one of the key skincare ingredients that I love to see in the skincare products I use because it helps skin repair itself from the effects of the sun and from the aging process, working from the inside out. (You can read more about it here.) Nicotinic acid stimulates the release of the hormone leptin, a natural repair hormone, that aids healing within the skin and aids in the reduction of hyperpigmentation. (A friend of mine who is a research scientist actually discovered leptin while researching the mechanisms of obesity!) I’m happy to have a facial sunscreen that provides such serious wrinkle-fighting skincare.
StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer with SPF 30 is just about fragrance-free, meaning if I stick my nose in the jar I can almost smell a very faint, almost imperceptible fresh scent. But for all intents and purposes, it’s scent-free.
The moisturizer is creamy and very hydrating, great for my dry skin. Truth be told, I’d describe it as medium weight rather than lightweight as StriVectin says. I apply it, let it absorb for a few minutes, then apply my foundation. Because there’s dimethicone already in it, I skip my primer.
StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer with SPF 30 is priced at $89 for a 50 ml/1.7 oz. jar. StriVectin is pricey but worth it if you can swing it. It can be purchased at major department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom, at Ulta, and online at SkinStore.com, Amazon as well as on the StriVectin website. StriVectin is made in the U.S.
StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer with SPF 30 contains chemical sunscreen ingredients. Here is the complete ingredient list:
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.
Not only was StriVectin generous in sharing their new product with me, they sent along an extra one that I could use for a GIVEAWAY!
This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law, open to all US NSDB readers even if you have won in the past unless you just won the recent butterLONDON or COUI Skincare giveaways. The giveaway will run for two weeks, and it will end on the start of Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:00AM EDT, so the last full day is Monday, July 13.
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To recap, this giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget when the giveaway ends on July 14, 2015 at 12:00AM EDT (so the last full day is Monday, July 13) (that’s why you want to make sure you enter via the widget!), and the winner will be notified by me via email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and I will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. StriVectin and I are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, we will be sad, but there is no replacement.
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