Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is so important no matter what skin type you have (oily, dry, Normal or combination skin). Also, having a good skin care routine is very important which I have emphasized so much here on the blog. It doesn’t matter what age you are, the younger you start taking care of your skin the better. Wish my mom would have told me more about skin care as a young teenager. I learned about taking care of my skin all on my own with the help of Google. I also learned more about skincare during my years blogging.
For those who don’t know I have oily combination skin. Oily t-zone and the rest of my face is pretty normal. As a blogger, I have the fun part of trying out different skin care products regularly. I have a few holy grail skin care products that I love and always go back too because they work for my skin. Let’s face it though my favorite change on occasions because sometimes I discover something that worked better on my skin. So today, I want to talk about the fairly new Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum by StriVectin.
I have tried StriVectin products before and they are truly amazing and the products truly work. Their Multi-Action Restorative Cream is one of my holy grail moisturizers because it works so well with my skin. So when their PR contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try out their new Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Please note this product was sent for review purposes, does not change my opinion about it. I always give my 100% opinion, good or bad.
According to their website, the Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum is supposed to do the following:
“The Advanced Acid collection pairs our patented NIA-114 molecule with the most potent, skin-transforming acids for maximum efficacy and results. NIA-114 + Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful hydrating molecule, can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Paired with NIA-114, this dual-action serum visibly plumps skin with moisture to bring dehydrated skin back to life. Chamber 1 contains 6 unique forms of Hyaluronic to visibly plump skin with immediate and sustained hydration. Chamber 2 combines NIA-114 and ceramides to lock in moisture and prevent water loss. At the push of a button, the dual-phase formula fuses into the ultimate moisture treatment.”
What Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides do: Hyaluronic Acid “is a humectant that replenishes the skins moisture and plumps it up”. Ceramides “also helps with moisture, while restoring the skin’s barrier and reducing the signs of aging.”
So this is a two in one product meant to hydrate your skin back to life and give you a plump smooth look. Packaging wise, it’s a very convenient pump bottle that is very easy to use. The serum is very lightweight, non-sticky or greasy and it absorbs into your skin very quickly. It has a very light smell to it, nothing too crazy. It doesn’t bother me at all, but if you’re big on smells I suggest you smell it before you decide to purchase it.
After using this product for two months, I am truly impressed with the results. I use it in the morning and in the night time. In the morning, I have used it alone and with moisturizer and let me tell you that my skin feels and looks so amazing. I have tried it with different foundations and BB/CC creams and this makes everything looks so smooth and flawless all while keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized.
At night I wear it under my moisturizer and I always wake up with a nice plum smooth skin. In the fall and winter time, my skin is less oily than in the spring and summer months. I also have had some texture before and some visible pores. In the time that I have been using this serum, I have seen an improvement in my skin. It’s much smoother than before, the pores in my t-zone are less visible and that’s huge for me. For a product to show such an improvement in my skin, I have to say this is definitely a new addition to my holy grail list of products.
I know $79 might be a bit pricey for some, heck its pricey for me but I think for the improvements I have seen in these two months on my skin, it’s totally worth every penny. You can find this product on the StriVectin website or at Ulta.
YouTube Video by StriVectin on Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum – Advanced Acids
*I also wanted to point out if you have sensitive skin, to try it out in a small part of your skin before you apply in your entire face just to be safe.
**Disclaimer: I am not getting paid to write this review. I did receive the product for free for testing purposes. This review contains my 100% opinion and experience with this product. If you have any additional questions, please leave a comment down below. **