StriVectin-SD Eye Cream smoothens fine lines like nothing else!

by Paris B on · 36 comments

in Product Reviews,Treatment

I’d been on the lookout for a good eye cream for a while. I thought I was fine line free. Rather, I did not think I had that obvious fine lines – just like I think I’m going to be 18 forever I guess :P When I tried the StriVectin SD eye cream, I suddenly noticed fine lines I never saw before because they were gone! Its like how you never notice something when its there until its gone.

StriVectin-SD Eye Cream

Just 1 application of StriVectin-SD eye cream and suddenly I realized that my eye area was looking smoother than I ever remembered. I was a little stunned. I never expect things to work immediately you see, but StriVectin-SD eye cream did.

The StriVectin-SD eye cream works using the same anti-wrinkle, fine line busting formula as the original StriVectin-SD for stretch marks turned anti-wrinkle buster. The difference is that its now been formulated for the sensitive eye area so the aromatics have been removed.

I use only very very little. The cream is a concentrate so you are advised to only use a dab and massage it into your eye area. I swear, the results are truly (almost) instantaneous and my eye area feels so smooth after that. Here’s a visual example of what I mean (warning: big scary eye pics!).

The picture quality isn’t great and my lines are very fine (for now) but it gives a fair idea of the effectiveness of the cream after 10 minutes of application.

Strivectin SD eye cream

The fine lines are noticably reduced for me and yes I took the most unflattering shot I could to show this LOL… In the after shot taken from the same angle, you may notice that the lines are only slightly reduced but visibly so. I’ve been using this for about 3 weeks. Perhaps with prolonged usage, we might be able to say “Eh? What lines?!” :D

It also says that it will help reduce dark eye circles. I don’t have chronic dark eye circles. If I have enough sleep, my dark circles are almost non existent. When I don’t have enough sleep, this cream helps a little but the results aren’t quite as instantaneous as its line-erasing qualities, so I cannot quite vouch for this cream reducing dark eye circles.

I use this twice a day – morning and night. You are warned not to use it more than 3 times a day. I do have to let it set for a while before doing my eye makeup as the eye area can feel a little oily after application.

The fine line-flattening effects do last. At least while I use it. I tried stopping its usage and whatever lines I had did not come back any worse than before. I do not know how it’ll work if you have deeper lines or wrinkles. Maybe I should let Mom try this hehe…

The fly in the ointment is the price. Good things do not come cheap. Anyone who has heard about the original StriVectin SD cream will know its very pricey. The eye cream is no exception.

A 1.3oz tube (approx 38ml) retails for RM295. Its pricey yes, but you use so very very little, I don’t know how I’d ever finish 1 tube in a year. At a conservative estimate I’d say it should last at least 6 months. I’d say its one of those things you could splurge on if you’re feeling flush or maybe put on your wishlist and hope someone gets it for your birthday or Christmas ;) Its after all cheaper than botox LOL…

Update: There is no scent which is another reason I like this eye cream :)

Strivectin-SD and the StriVectin-SD eye cream can be found at Parkson Pavilion, Parkson KLCC, Parkson 1U,Parkson Gurney Plaza (Penang), Parkson Holiday Plaza (Johor Bahru), Isetan The Gardens, Metrojaya Mid Valley, Metrojaya Bukit Bintang Plaza, Escentials Tangs Pavilion and Escentials Starhill Gallery. Its also available online at StrawberryNET.com

Ingredients: Deionized Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sesame Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sweet Almond Oil, Striadril TM Complex (Consisting of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Polyglyceryl Methacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Hydrocotyl Extract, Coneflower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Bearberry Extract, Licorice PTH), Glycerin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distychum Extract, Meadowsweet, Hydrocotyl Extract, Amino Acids, Green Tea Extract, Shea Butter, Algae Extract, Mugwort (Artesemia Vulgaris) Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Tocopherol, Mango Butter, Methylparaben, Xantham Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Stearyl Glycyrrhizinate, Disodium EDTA, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate.

Pros: Works immediately to flatten fine lines and wrinkles, Leaves eye area feeling smooth

Cons: Pricey

Movie Night!

After all that help getting dark circles NOT to show up, I’m going to have a late night at the movies tonight! :P

I can’t believe that its been ages since I’ve been to the movies. I do want to see Harry Potter: The Half Blood Prince but the negative reviews are making me think twice. Has the movie outlived the book? I can’t even remember if I read the book! I know I didn’t read The Deathly Hallows though I know the ending ;)

That said, I’m seeing “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” tonight. It should offer just about the right mix of humor (or not) and light entertainment my brain-dead body craves. Yes. Its been a very long tiring day and I’m so glad there’s going to be something to look forward to at the end :D Now I hope I don’t fall asleep halfway through!

What have you seen at the movies lately?

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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Jenn
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July 23, 2009 at 10:08 am

Thanks for the review Paris!! How timely too… i’m about to run out of my current tube!! Now i’m dying to try this!! But the price… OMG!!! *faints*

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Jenn
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July 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

And oh, my last movie was Transformers… and i didn’t like it :(

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ParisB July 23, 2009 at 11:55 am

Hi Jenn

Yeah it makes a nice gift to ask for though ;) I refused to watch Transformers LOL…

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jojoba July 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

looks great! but i’d stick to my vitamin E oil. it’s working well for me without the high price… but then again, i might just try it out now looking at the before and after pictures! most amazing!

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ParisB July 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

Hi jojoba

I found Vit E oil a bit too thick for my eye area which is why I was on the lookout. The results were quite unexpected :)

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Nikki July 23, 2009 at 10:57 am

Because of all the things that has been happening on my side, I recently watched Transformers which has been shown for 3 weeks already !I’m too late!

Wow I’ve heard great stuffs about Strivectin, I do know it works but didn’t know it works that fast

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ParisB July 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

Hi Nikki

At least you watched it! I refused to haha… I saw the trailers and I was like “Wha..??!!”

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Sylvia July 23, 2009 at 11:53 am

I’ve noticed StriVectin brand since a year ago from Isetan Newsletter and passed by the counter at KLCC numerous time, but the name and packaging don’t seem to attract me much and in fact I’ve always associated StriVectin as some medication cream that a doctor will prescribe. I also imagine the product having medicine smell to it, let me know if I’m wrong. :) I cannot stand any beauty cream with medicine smell, regardless of its effectiveness, I will stay away.

Hah! I’m also thinking of seeing “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. The last movies I’ve watched were Transformer & Night At the Museum 2.

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ParisB July 23, 2009 at 11:57 am

Hi Sylvia

Oops! Forgot to mention that there’s no scent at all. The cream is a brown/tan shade but there’s no scent. I should have taken a pic of it but forgot :P I’ll let you know I like the movie ;)

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Li July 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

ohmigod, I SO need this. I am always lugging around a couple of louis vuitton full size steamer trunks under my eyes.

Been searching for a good natural eye cream, but they don’t seem to work out for me – I’m definitely going to try this… Is it available at all the pharmacies?

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ParisB July 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Hi Li

LOL at the LV steamer trunks – I so know what you mean! This is unfortunately only available at the places listed above not in pharmacies.

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Li July 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

aiyah, so blur i raced past that part… luckily i’m right opposite klcc!

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

Hey no probs! Do check it out and let me know how you find it!

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aichaku July 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

wow this is so cool. a friend told me it’s the only cream that works for her too. i think it was mostly for her dark circles… i should get a tube, after i’m done with whatever i have now.

i saw both ghost of girlfriends past and the latest harry potter. i thought both were nice. i cried buckets at ghost of girlfriends past, though i don’t think it’s supposed to be a weepy!!! LOL!! my son was disappointed with halfblood prince. i thought it was ok, a bit slow and all that and all over the place but nothing too bad, just pretty nice entertainment. i thought transformers was good for all the transformer action! but i know it got lots of bad reviews too.

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

Hi Aichaku

Ooh it worked for her dark circles? Awesome! I enjoyed Ghost of Girlfriends Past I can see why you could cry ;)

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Jyoan July 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Yes, pricey. This goes on my wishlist. hehe. Thanks for the review. Haven’t seen this before in SG though (Any other readers seen this? TIA!)… … Maybe will have to wait for when I am hardworking enough to go over the causeway, then I’ll splurge on it. (I have been trying a handful of eye creams, but no use so far. Very bad fine lines.)

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

Hi Jyoan

I’m sure its in Singapore too. We have it in Tangs – maybe you do too?

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Connie July 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

very cool to see that it works! I’m also trying out a few eye care products… hopefully they work but my expectations aren’t very high.

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

Hi Connie

I never have expectations for eye creams. The only thing I can hope for is a nice cooling feel so this was a pleasant surprise! :)

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Reese July 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

my main concerns now are my dark eye circles and fine wrinkles…..sob ..sob…I just started using the Kiehl’s line reducing eye brightenning concentrate which I quite like, maybe this is what I should get after this….

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

Hi Reese

I haven’t tried the Kiehl’s ones so I can’t compare. But you didn’t look that bad when I saw you last weekend at the workshop! :D

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corrine July 23, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Hi Paris,

Oh no!!RM295!! same price with the bday gift that my husband is going to give me tomorrow – Chloe Perfume!! i wan both actually!! lol~~

I do have severe fine lines actually, been tried out few eyecream/gel but none of them seems to work out for me..especially cream type…too rich, too oily and caused the growth of oil seeds under my eyes..sob sob…

plz let your mom try it and let me know if its work,k?? Maybe..maybe i should put it in my wishlist for xmas..;P

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

Hi Corrine

LOL… I’ll let Mom try it soon and see. Personally I liked this because it smoothens out my eye area especially for eye makeup application!

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msiu July 23, 2009 at 7:23 pm

omg thanks so much for the review..
i’m looking for the best eye cream..for severe fine line prob..:(
but still didnt find it..

and now.. i’ll put it in my wishlist too..aaaa

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:21 am

Hi Msiu

You’re welcome. I hope it works for you as it did for me!

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winnie July 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

i tot it cost ard rm400 n above, i saw it at sasa. is there another similar product?

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

Hi Winnie

Nope this is the price – RM295. Perhaps it was a different product you had a mind. I’m not sure if there are similar ones in Sasa.

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kimberlycun July 24, 2009 at 4:22 am

thanks for this review! was actually looking for an effective eye cream and did consider the brand but did not dare to buy due to its price. i’m definitely getting it now…your picture comparison is astounding!!!!

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ParisB July 24, 2009 at 9:25 am

Hiya Kimberly!

Thanks for the heads up about Strawberrynet! I’ll include it :)

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kimberlycun July 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

btw it’s much cheaper to buy from strawberrynet, only 61.50usd after conversion it’s about RM220.

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Shop N' Chomp July 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I have seen ads for this but never really got around to buying it since I wasn’t sure. Thank you for your review!! :)

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Synaesthesia July 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Yeah.. I saw this at local Parkson but the price really scared me off immediately… hahahaha.. curiosity kills the cat but I really can’t bear my money to buy it… I know I need it badly as I have severe dark circles and deep lines, no is not wrinkles but a deep line from my inner undereye that makes me look ages… *sigh* how i wish to diminished it NOW ! Hahahaha…

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Synaesthesia August 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

normal eye cream is only 15ml right ? so this 1 is 38ml… normal eye cream is ard RM100 in average, I’m talking about departmental stores so with 38ml at RM295… i suppose this is acceptable maybe…

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Sweetspring October 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I bought this eye cream in Singapore end of last year, have been using it ever since. I really was hoping the eye cream will help reduce the look / diminish the fine lines I have under my eyes (I am only 25!! >< ) and the dark circles, but unfortunately to-date it hasn’t helped. To my dismay, it didn’t even prevent my new lines from developing!! All hope is goneeee…..

Now I’m thinking to purchase Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair eye cream, hopefully you can provide some review if it works :)

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