As you know, I’m a big fan of StriVectin skincare products. Their Tightening Neck Cream is a must-have for me, and I love their Multi-Action Restorative Cream and the Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask that’s so fun to hear the bubbles pop. A couple of months ago, I received StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles to try out on my older skin, and here are my thoughts.
Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles is a medium weight (not too thick, not at all runny), unscented white cream that I pat on my crow’s feet and under eye area. It is gentle and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
The packaging says that the concentrate “intensively reduces the look of wrinkles, under eye circles, puffiness, and screen fatigue.”
Hmmm, “screen fatigue” – I do get that but usually it’s my eyes themselves that feel dry and hurt. I don’t think I’ve noticed screen fatigue around my eyes, but perhaps it manifests itself as wrinkles from squinting? What do you think?
Like the other products from StriVectin, Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles has a number of impressive ingredients. It contains their patented NIA-114 (niacinamide) technology as well as Marine Micro-organism Extract that helps boost skin’s ability to produce collagen. It also has Encapsulated Caffeine Compound that can deliver caffeine deeper into the skin to visibly reduce under eye puffiness. Lastly, it has Optical Diffusers that reflect light to make dark circles less obvious and help makeup look better and wear longer. I’ll bet that the Optical Diffusers help lessen the look of screen fatigue!
I’ve been using StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles for about 6-7 weeks so far. I have substantial crow’s feet at this point, and a few months ago, I started noticing some fine lines just below my eye sockets. Very disturbing, but in some ways I am grateful that I’ve been able to stave off wrinkles for way longer than many women. After menopause, I don’t think you can keep wrinkles away forever without hormone replacement therapy, boo hoo. So to be honest, I haven’t noticed any lessening of my wrinkles after 6 or 7 weeks of use, but I’ll keep using the cream and finish out the tube (I’ve got A LOT yet to go!) and then make a final assessment. I believe that the Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles would probably help those who do not yet have wrinkles keep them away, or help fade incipient fine lines – so you may just want to give it a try if either one describes your situation.
As I was writing up my review, I noticed that StriVectin mentioned in their literature that came with the product that it is clinically proven. More than 90% of women testing the product reported that their eyes looked more awake, that the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes were reduced, their eyes looked wide, and here’s the one that just got my attention: their eyelids look less droopy! Well, I’ll be. I specifically avoided my droopy eyelid area because I thought this was specifically for wrinkles in the under eye area. I’ve been using a different eye cream for my eyelids and above, but now I’ll give StriVectin a shot since that’s my number one concern.
StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles is priced at $69, and the tube contains 1 oz./30 ml. It’s sold on the StriVectin website where you can get more information (and 10% off if you sign up for emails as well as 7.5% return through Ebates!). It is also sold at fine retailers such as Nordstrom, Macys, Ulta Beauty, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, paulaschoice.com, dermstore.com etc. Made in the U.S.