Friday, November 24, 2017

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | STRIVECTIN HYALURONIC DUAL-RESPONSE SERUM

This serum was sent to me for review.  All opinions are mine alone.

If you have been following along on my skincare journey over the years, you probably already know that I am a huge fan of hyaluronic acid.  If you are not familiar with my skincare, hi!  I have combination/oily, dehydrated, sensitive, and acne prone skin.  I grew up with skin that broke out all the time.  As an adult, I have learned how important it is to invest in my skincare.  Not only do I have more confidence in my skin, but I use less makeup.  From time to time, I share reviews on products that have been beneficial to me.  I hope you find something beneficial as well!

Rebecca Lately Cruelty Free Beauty StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Response Serum Review


THE CLAIMS

Today's review is the StriVectin Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum.  I have typically used hyaluronic in the evening, simply because my makeup does not stay on very well over a serum.  This StriVectin Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum contains six types of hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrate skin and lock in moisture.  Hyaluronic acid's purpose is to lock in moisture, because it can hold 1,000 times it weight in water.  StriVectin pairs the hyaluronic acids with their patented NIA-114 molecule.

THE INFO

As you can see in the pictures, the container is divided into two sections.  Chamber 1 contains the hyaluronic acids.  Chamber 2 contains the NIA-114 and ceramides.  Ceramides also aid in hydration.  With one pump, the two chambers disperse into your hand.  You mix them a bit and then apply them during your night time skincare routine.  I prefer to apply mine after my night oil and before my night moisturizer.

Rebecca Lately Cruelty Free Beauty StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Response Serum Review


THE DETAILS

As far as the scent and feel, it smells like a spa product.  I know that doesn't explain much, but it smells like spa skincare to me.  The texture is very smooth and it feels almost like a really thin, silicone-based makeup primer.  (It's obviously not a primer, it just feels like one)  As you massage it into your skin, it absorbs and makes my skin feel incredibly soft.

Rebecca Lately Cruelty Free Beauty StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Response Serum Review

Rebecca Lately Cruelty Free Beauty StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Response Serum Review

Rebecca Lately Cruelty Free Beauty StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Response Serum Review


THE RESULTS

Being that I use a lot of skincare already, I wasn't sure if I would actually see results.  I know that hyaluronic acid works on my skin, but I was looking out for any sensitive breakouts.  Luckily, I had zero breakouts.  That was a relief, because my skin looks so clear and refreshed in the morning.

It's unfortunate that I can't use this under makeup.  With my skin prone to getting oily during the day, I just don't take the chance of a serum under my foundation.  I really wish I could, because my skin would get even more hydration during the day.

RECOMMENDATION

The StriVectin Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum is a stellar product.  My skin reacts so well to this serum, it's a must-have for my night time skincare routine.  I would recommend this to anyone who has dehydrated skin.  Even if you are oily, you could have a lack of moisture in your skin.  Side note: for years, I thought drying out my skin would get rid of acne.  The short of it, is that it doesn't.  Your skin needs even more moisture when it's healing from break outs, and hyaluronic acid is one way you can help keep your skin hydrated.

I would love to hear if you use this & what you think!

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