Hi, beauties! I know it's been a while since I've done a blog post, been super busy. I think I developed some gray hairs as a result. It hasn’t been easy but I am trying to organize my life and try to figure out what I want to do with it. Well that’s a whole other topic, so let me not open that can yet lol... I am trying to ease my way into blogging again little by little, so bear with me. I miss writing so much and sharing my favorites and life journey with you guys. The only thing that I have been keeping up with is my skin care regimen. When you are going bananas with so much to do, your skin and health I feel it's so important, to take care of your body and skin. Drinking lots of water and eating healthy is a start but also having a good skin care regimen also helps.
So, today I want to talk about a product I've been testing out for the last two months, the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. I received this product from Ifabbo and StriVectin in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have to say, before I wouldn’t have thought about purchasing these products, they were just too expensive for me. But now that I have actually tried them, that has changed my perspective and I will tell you why keep reading.
I had heard about the brand before and had always wanted to try it, I just couldn’t afford it. I felt so honored and excited when I got the opportunity to try out their products and as a blogger it makes you feel like your work is being seen and noticed. I say this because their PR Company also send me a box with two more of the Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. So here is a little bit about StriVectin for those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand. StriVectin concentrates on anti-aging skincare products, with a number of different cleansers, moisturizers, peels, serums, and retinol products. Their Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner “is a light lotion that contains retinol to combat enlarged pores, smooth skin texture, and fight against anti-aging”. This cream is supposed to reduce your pores significantly now for those of us with some large pores this would really catch our attention right. Also, if you read the back of the box it says you should use this as the last step in your skincare routine. This product may be a little expensive for some of you it’s priced at $99 for a 1.7oz bottle and you can find it at Bloomingdale’s, Macy's, StriVectin, or Ulta.
My experience and results; for those who don’t know I have oily combination skin but I do get dry in some parts of my face, like my chin and edges of my nose. Especially in the winter or some products that I test out that end up drying some parts of my skin. Obviously not all products are made for every skin type but as a blogger I still try out to see what works, what doesn’t and when a product dries out an oily face to the point where it gets flaky then I don’t use that product anymore. I have some visible pores on my T-zone, well mainly on the areas close to my nose, edges of my nose and a little bit on my forehead. I keep a steady routine just to prevent those pores from getting any bigger and of course you will see me try any cream that promises to minimize their appearance.
So for almost two months now, I have been using StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner after my moisturizer mostly during my night time routine. I prefer using a sun protection cream during the morning routine but sometimes I have used it in the morning. The Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner has kept my oily face under control and my pores do look less visible since I’ve been using this cream which to me it’s a big deal. Also, I get a few blackheads on my nose from time to time and noticed since using this cream they haven’t come back. That also is a really good sign to me. I got myself a great cream here. Just be aware that it will not make your pores disappear, it just helps minimize them and helps them look less visible. Me personally, I think if you have a healthy skin care routine and use a good cream like this one over time the large pores can become less and less visible. The cream also helps with wrinkles although I don’t really have any major wrinkle problems but I believe it’s never too early to start using anti-aging creams.
Lastly, I am so grateful I got the opportunity to try out this product, although it is on the pricey side you have to consider all the good things about this product. It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants and I have seen a difference in my pores with this product. So to me it is worth every penny. So I have some serious saving to do lol… Although, a little goes a long way.
Thank you all!!
What's your favorite anti-aging skincare product?