StriVectin was one of the first medico-prestige brands to hit the scene about eight years ago, but I never really got on board because frankly the word “StriVectin” sounds too much like a herpes treatment. In the service of finding an effective product to combat hyperpigmentation, enter StriVectin Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum. StriVectin claims this serum “gently and effectively resurfaces the skin with results starting in as little as a week while promoting visibly healthier skin, with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles within 28 days.”
In a word, bollocks. This product did little to nothing for evening skin tone, and there are less expensive and more effective chemical exfoliators available. After using the entire bottle, improvements were imperceptible.Pinkish clear and lightly fragranced, this serum dries quickly and leaves the skin feeling tight. Only those with the oiliest of skin would find this product adequately moisterizing on its own. Most serums are not intended as all-in-one products, so best not to go in with that expectation. This product is at best mediocre and not worth the nearly sixty dollar asking price. The best thing about it is the packaging. The glass bottle and dropper are both high quality, as demonstrated by the precise control the user has over the amount of product dispensed. Other companies should take note – product waste resulting from poor package design is extremely frustrating and unforgivable.