Wrinkle Recode Line-Transforming Melting Serum
The texture of this waterless serum melts into skin upon application, but there are some concerns with the formula that keep us from giving this the green light for dry skin.
But first, more positives: This serum is rich in skin-replenishing ingredients that can diminish the look of wrinkles. Its lush, protective texture helps prevent moisture loss, too, which further softens the look of wrinkles.
Anti-aging power is provided by a derivative of niacinamide, a peptide, and a handful of antioxidants, but the overall mix is disappointing for the price point, so be sure to check out our list of Best Serums before committing to this one.
The downsides are the inclusion of fragrance plus various fragrance ingredients known to irritate skin. Among them is a form little-known fragrant plant oil from the rose family. Components of rose oils have benefit for skin, but they also present risks.
Overall, we love how this serum makes dry skin look and it does diminish wrinkles, but the fragrance aspect is concerning, as is the overall mix of anti-aging ingredients for your money.
- Rich in skin-replenishing emollients that diminish the look of wrinkles.
- Lush, protective texture helps prevent moisture loss.
- Contains a form of niacinamide and a peptide.
- Not as rich in proven anti-aging ingredients as less expensive serums.
- Contains fragrance ingredients that pose a risk of irritation.
- Contains a little-known plant oil from the rose family that could be a problem for skin.
A high-tech serum that revitalizes skin's own wrinkle fighting abilities to reduce the appearance of deep, stubborn lines and wrinkles. BioRecode Technology visibly diminishes all dimensions of deep wrinkles, while skin tone optimizers restore a youthful radiance and clarity. Youth-renewing oils mimic fatty acids naturally found in the skin to help it replenish and retain moisture, while NIA-114 strengthens the skin barrier for visibly transformed, youthful-looking skin.
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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