Anti-Wrinkle LineBLURfector Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer
StriVectin's Anti-Wrinkle LineBLURfector Instant Wrinkle Blurring Primer tries to be too many things at once; however, it does instantly blurs the look of lines and pores and works well under makeup. What it doesn't do—at least not that well—is improve the look of deep wrinkles.
Housed in an opaque squeeze tube, this wrinkle-filling, sheer tint primer for all skin tones (and skin types) dispenses easily, if somewhat thick. Once applied to skin, the thick texture softens, allowing you to spread evenly or, if preferred, hone in on areas of concern.
As with all such blur products, the wrinkle-smoothing effect works better for fine/superficial lines than for deep wrinkles, and how long the results last depend on how expressive you are, so results will vary.
We like that this adds a soft glow to skin and, unlike many primers and blur products, it contains some interesting anti-aging ingredients. Niacinamide derivative myristyl nicotinate (what the brand refers to as NIA-114) leads the pack, followed by some plant-based antioxidants. Nothing too major here, but nice inclusions nonetheless.
Other than the lack of impressive results on deep wrinkles, the other drawback is the fragrance. It's not present in a high amount, but any amount of fragrance puts skin at risk of irritation. Still, this is worth a look if you keep your expectations realistic and are mostly concerned with blurring fine lines and large pores.
- Works to instantly blur the look of lines and pores.
- Works well under makeup.
- Adds a soft glow to skin.
- Contains a form of niacinamide plus antioxidants.
- Contains fragrance ingredients that pose a risk of irritating skin.
- Does little to make deep wrinkles less apparent.
A primer that instantly fills and blurs the appearance of deep lines and creases to prevent makeup from caking into and magnifying the look of wrinkles. The lightweight, breathable formula goes beyond blurring to seal in skin care benefits while prolonging makeup wear. Optical blurring microspheres scatter light to blur wrinkles and imperfections.
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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