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When it comes to skincare, ingredients are more transparent and talked about than ever. Some have been on the scene for quite some time, while others are at the forefront of skincare innovation. We’re breaking down the 6 must-have ingredients that we consider skincare all-stars, along with the essential products that prominently feature them.
The proprietary technology found in StriVectin’s skin-transforming products: NIA-114™. This patented, optimized form of Niacin/Vitamin B3 is clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier and supercharge the performance of other ingredients for visibly transformed, more youthful-looking skin. It’s backed by 35 years of research, 30 independent clinical studies, 90 global patents and is found in every StriVectin formula.
We know, we know. “Acid” sounds scary, but many ingredients, like Hyaluronic Acid, are anything but – and in fact, found naturally in skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful hydrating molecule that can hold up to 1,000x its weight in water. Over time, its levels diminish, which leads to dehydration and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. StriVectin’s Advanced Hyaluronic collection combines this skin transforming acid with NIA-114™ and other potent ingredients —such as Tripeptide and BioMarine Extracts—to rev up your regimen and deliver dramatic results. Get your Hyaluronic fix in a toner, eye cream or serum and bring dehydrated skin back to life.
Known as skincare’s gold standard ingredient, Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that delivers a dream list of benefits, like reducing the look of deep wrinkles, enhancing visible firmness, refining dull, uneven texture and reducing the appearance of pores. But all Retinol isn’t created equal. The StriVectin Advanced Retinol Collection pairs this multi-tasking ingredient with our proprietary NIA-114™ technology to minimize the common, irritating side effects. The stronger, gentler formulas deliver big rewards without the risk, for radiant, revitalized, youthful-looking skin.
Collagen is a protein found naturally in our bodies. It’s what gives skin elasticity and its youthful-looking bounce and spring, but starts to diminish at around age 30. That decline can happen even faster because of external factors (like UV exposure, fatigue, diet and smoking). Typical skincare products may list collagen as an ingredient, but the collagen in those formulas just sits on top of skin. Our SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate™ features advanced collagen technology, clinically proven to target the ten types of collagen that matter most to skin. Targeting collagen helps reduce the look of wrinkles and even visibly fade stretch marks. All skin needs collagen to be its plump, youthful-looking best, but remember, that not all collagen is created equal.
Often referred to as the “Holy Grail” of acids, Glycolic Acid is one ingredient that knows how to outsmart aging—fast. It’s the most effective of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) as it exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal smooth, renewed skin. Combine it with the power of NIA-114™ and it offers maximum exfoliating results with minimum irritation. Our go-to Glycolic Mask works quickly, revealing glowing, radiant skin in just 5 minutes.***
***Based on exfoliation results.
Peptides, which are chains of amino acids, are an important ingredient in any anti-aging skincare regimen. They’re the building blocks of proteins, which comprise the majority of the skin’s tissues, organs and skin. If you're looking to address visible signs of aging like thinner skin and the appearance of lines and wrinkles, look for products containing peptides and other potent ingredients. Discover Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer, Multi-Action Active Infusion Youth Serum and Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream for Eyes.