Does StriVectin® offer a guarantee on its products?
StriVectin stands behind its products with a 100% guarantee. Consult the retailer for return policy details.
Are there any potential skin reactions to StriVectin-SD®?
There is always a potential at any time for a customer to react to an ingredient(s) contained in a product. In a small group of individuals, a warm flush caused by the NIA-114™ technology can occur. Niacin causes small blood vessels in your skin to expand and increase blood flow, presenting as a warm, red, sometimes itchy feeling on the skin. Do not be concerned as this is a natural effect of Niacin that will dissipate with continued use.
A ‘first blush’ generally lasts no more than 1-2 hours and dissipates as the molecule is used up by the cells. As you continue to use the products over 7-10 days, your skin cells adjust to the increase in Niacin and flushing no longer occurs.
Can I prevent a flush reaction?
Yes. Apply a test patch of one of the StriVectin-SD products to the jawline or side of the neck and monitor the area for at least 30 minutes to test your skin’s tolerance.
What should I do if a flush occurs?
Immediately apply a cold compress to the face to reduce the blood flow and to calm and soothe the skin. Recommend an introductory regimen for beginning the products again – using only 1 product once per day, applying a very light application until skin adjusts.
Can StriVectin-SD® help with acne scars or other types of scarring?
Although this product has not been clinically tested for scarring, it does contain peptides which stimulate collagen production, known to be beneficial for improving the appearance of scars.
Is it oil-free?
While StriVectin-SD® is free of mineral oils, it is not completely oil-free.
Is StriVectin-SD® a moisturizer?
Yes. Containing ingredients such as an Advanced Moisture Complex, ceramides and sodium hyaluronate, StriVectin-SD® provides not only treatment for stretch marks and wrinkles but also multi-level hydration to re-densify skin’s natural cushion.
Can all skin types and colors use StriVectin-SD®?
Yes, StriVectin® products are for all skin types as well as all colors of skin.
Is StriVectin-SD® safe?
Yes, safety data for ingredients found within the StriVectin® products are closely examined during product development. Additional tests are completed on finished formulas. For additional information on product safety, refer to package warnings.
Can you use StriVectin-SD® if you have acne?
We do not advise applying any StriVectin® skin care product to open acne lesions. In addition, to be safe, apply a patch test prior to using any of the StriVectin® products on the entire face.
Can you go out in the sun after using StriVectin-SD®?
Yes, the ingredients within the StriVectin® products do not increase photosensitivity; therefore, sun exposure after using these products is fine. To avoid additional damage to the skin, always use smart sun safety tips and sunscreen at all times.
Can you use StriVectin-SD® products if you have an allergy to nuts?
Some products do contain nut extracts and oils. Depending upon the severity of your nut allergy, a severe reaction may occur. As with any allergy or sensitivity, we recommend consulting a physician prior to use.
May I use StriVectin-SD® if I get facials?
Yes, StriVectin® is a line of treatment products that address the causes of the visible signs of aging. Adding regular facials to your daily StriVectin® regimen is an excellent way to thoroughly cleanse the skin and achieve a better complexion.
May I use StriVectin-SD® if I am taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs?
While there are no known contraindications for using StriVectin® with prescription drugs, it is always best to consult your physician prior to starting the products or when beginning prescription drugs.
May I use StriVectin-SD® with Retin-A®, retinol or tretinoins?
Yes. Clients have seen great results using StriVectin® in combination with Vitamin A derivatives, as the mechanisms of action within the skin complement each other. There are no contraindications for concurrent use.
Do I need to continue using StriVectin-SD® after the stretch marks are gone?
Yes. While StriVectin® products help rebuild and repair the skin, synthesizing collagen to improve the appearance of wrinkle and stretch marks, collagen degradation still continues as we age. Continual use of StrIVectin® ensures collagen will remain strong and able to counteract the effects of aging and environmental stress.
Does StriVectin-SD® work on existing wrinkles and stretch marks?
Yes. No matter how long you’ve had your wrinkles or stretch marks, StriVectin® can improve their appearance.
Can you use StriVectin-SD® if you have rosacea, eczema, psoriasis or other skin condition?
While there are no known contraindications, these conditions are serious and it is best to consult your physician.
What are the preservatives used in StriVectin-SD® if it is paraben-free?
Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin