Advanced Acid Repair Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk
The acids in Advanced Acid Repair Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk refer to omega fatty acids, which this fluid, serum-like moisturizer contains in the form of omega-3 and -9 fatty acids, ingredients that are beneficial for all skin types. However, the overall formula is best for normal to dry skin.
Housed in a dark bottle topped with a dropper applicator, Rapid Recovery Milk glides over skin, providing excellent hydration that belies its thin texture. It contains an impressive mix of repairing ceramides, a form of niacinamide, antioxidants, and proven hydrating ingredients. Although on the pricey side, if you're going to splurge, you'll want to do it on a product like this—but there's one caveat.
The single caveat holding this product back from our top rating is the inclusion of fragrance and fragrant ingredients. Skin does best without any added fragrance, but at least in this case it's not a major part of the formula. Still, we'd be remiss for not urging you to check out the fragrance-free options on our list of Best Serums & Boosters before seriously considering this one.
- Lightweight yet substantially hydrating.
- Rich source of omega fatty acids.
- Contains repairing ceramides, a form of niacinamide, and antioxidants.
- Dropper dispenser is easy to use.
- Inclusion of fragrance ingredients poses a strong risk of irritating skin.
Oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid, replenishes skin's lipid layer - an essential component of the skin barrier. Paired with NIA-114, it improves skin's resiliency and visibly repairs signs of aging. Each emulsified drop packs the nourishing benefits of an oil in a fast-absorbing, deeply comforting milk to soothe dry skin and restore youthful appearance.
StriVectin put itself on the skincare map with its original StriVectin-SD cream, designed to treat stretch marks. The product took off and became the cornerstone of skincare collection whose focus is now on anti-aging. Its main selling point is its use of myristyl nicotinate (called NIA-114 in brand literature), which is related to and has many of the same properties as niacinamide.
Overall, the brand has some worthwhile products and for the most part theyre in packaging that will protect their ingredients from light and air. Unfortunately there are a number of options that include fragrance and other potential irritants, which are noted in our individual reviews.
As of 2019, StriVectin no longer sells in mainland China and is now cruelty-free. For more information about StriVectin, visit www.strivectin.com.
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