Strivectin Instant Moisture Repair Daily Hydrator: Did You Help My Dry Cheeks?

by Paris B on · 20 comments

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Here’s a product I’ve been using for quite a few months. I didn’t quite know what to make of it, hence my reluctance to rush into a review. But a recent experience left me wondering if my skin condition might not have been helped by this moisturizer, so I figured the time was now right :)

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The Strivectin Instant Moisture Repair is a moisturizer. Actually, the press release said that it was not just a moisturizer, but with a title like “Daily Hydrator” and after using it, I’ll say its a moisturizer, just one that perhaps is designed to work a little better. I found the texture a little odd – a bit thick yet not oily and it absorbs very quickly. It comes in a tube with a pump, which is easy to use. It pumps out very easily and I use about 1 to 1.5 pumps spread between my palms and then on my face and neck.

So why do I say that I was a bit on the fence about this one?

The reason is because I did not see anything dramatic happening to my skin. Granted, this is a Moisture Repair moisturizer and its job is to moisturize. I use it day and night over serums and as I said, it has been a few months.

The product claims to hydrate your skin layer by layer from inside out with oligopeptides that help your skin look and feel younger. I scoffed at the claims (as the sceptic in me does)

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However, recently, I had a skin analysis done by a skincare brand. You know those analysis where they use those machines with a camera that magnifies your skin so it looks absolutely scary and awful? (I always believe its to scare you into buying something 😛 )

Now I was expecting to hear the same sort of results. An oily T-zone and dry cheek area. Previous analysis always showed me a cheek area with enlarged pores and looking a bit lined and dehydrated.

However, this time, my results said Oily T-zone but well hydrated cheeks. Hello? That was a surprise! Its been years since anyone told me that my skin was properly hydrated!

Thinking back, I have only been using 1 moisturizer consistently for the past few months so I reckon that this moisturizer must have helped my skin. I cannot say for certain, because I have also been using this serum and that serum and I do believe that the Estee Lauder Hydrationist serum also played a part; but in the main, this product has been a mainstay for moisturizer.

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So I’m going to say that if you have very dry skin or just dry skin and want to give this Strivectin Instant Moisture Repair moisturizer shot, please do not expect a miracle. It says it works layer by layer on your skin. Perhaps it does. Perhaps this is why I am only now seeing results of what is well-hydrated skin, despite my current state of stress, constant travelling, dry cold winter air and constant exposure to air-conditioning.


Pros: Instrumental in helping my skin remain hydrated, Do not have to use a lot, Tube is travel friendly

Cons: Pricey, Strange texture

I’m going to tell you its pricey because it is, but I only use 1-1.5 pumps and it has lasted me over 3 months, used day and night. So its not that wallet shattering after all :) Oh and its marketed at older skin so if you are 35 and up with dry skin problems, its worth taking a look but if you are younger or have oily skin, hey! You save money! 😉

Paris B

Cleansing -> Toner/Lotion (if used) -> Serum -> Instant Moisture Boost

Strivectin Instant Moisture Repair retails at RM240/59.1ml at all Strivectin counters nationwide

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November 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

YAY Money saved!! Thanks! ^.^
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ParisB November 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

haha… great to be young eh? 😉


AnT November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

LOL Money saved too but got to start saving now to use it after 10 years!! 😀


November 11, 2010 at 10:14 am

I was reading this and thinking that it sounded perfect for my chronically dry skin, but the price… oh my heart! :(
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ParisB November 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

Actually it isn’t that pricey compared to many other moisturizers out there coz it does come with more content 59.1 vs 50ml but yes initial capital outlay is ouches! :(


Jo November 11, 2010 at 10:20 am

Thanks for the review! I’ve been thinking of trying this out but not too sure. Now? Still not too sure! Gatal wanna try it out for myself. 😛 Anyhow, I think its cheaper if you get it via


ParisB November 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

LOL!! Do you have dry skin? If you do, it might help. If you don’t, then perhaps you don’t need this 😉 I couldn’t find it on strawberry though … but I’ll keep looking 😉


Jo November 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Well, my beautician seem to be always saying that my skin lacks hydration so I guess I do have dry skin. I think its more like combination skin; dry on the cheeks and sometimes look a tad oily too.

Oh I think I got it wrong! I think I saw the other Strivectin product – the one for eyes.


Jessica November 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

I heard great stuff about Strivectin, especially their eye cream. But the prices, ooooh!


ParisB November 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

Oh I am enamoured with their eye cream for fine lines. I’m still using it off and on coz the tube is huge! The prices do hit the pocket where it hurts but I suppose its the price to pay for something that works 😉


November 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

hmmm…I may just have to give this a try – just got told my skin is very ‘surface dry’! :(
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ParisB November 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Really! I always remember you saying you had oily skin. Ah with age comes that inevitable loss of moisture :(


j3nny9irL November 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm

hmmm The weird texture you mentioned I was wondering whether it feels like h20+’s Sea Results Line Mender. I have combination, super oily t-zone and super dry cheeks. I gave a sample of h20+’s Sea Results Line Mender a try on my cheeks and the texture felt weird too coz it’s so thick but then it absorbs fast and when I wash my hands it’s not oily at all yet it moisturizes my cheeks. The next morning when I wake up my cheeks are so supple. I did try on my t-zone but I think it’s too thick. Woke up to a whole t-zone of oil Omg… I did use it on my neck too, previously I was using the h20+’s Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Cream, to me the Sea Results Line Mender works better on the neck 😀


ParisB November 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

Not having tried the H20+ product you mention, I can’t say if it feels the same, but it sure sounds like a lovely product! This Strivectin one doesn’t leave my T zone oily, thank goodness!


Melisa November 14, 2010 at 1:18 am

So it is use as serum or moisturizer?


ParisB November 14, 2010 at 9:28 am

Its a moisturizer. I’ve detailed the steps when to use it below the review.


eve March 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Parisb .. im young , in my early 20s .. but my skin is like u .. very dry on cheek , very oily on t-zone (will have clog pores if i used too rich on t zone area ) , not acne prone .. i ave been going over ur review on a really good moisturizer but at the end there u said if u r young save it … oh so what am i suppose to buy oh ? LOL

i have tested the vichy aqua gel , haba lado lotion , biotherm for oily combination u reviewed n a few more .. all tested n i wanted new stuff .. so any suggestion , hehe . thanks

ps : btw , u did alot of review on products for face to keep it hydrated n beautiful n all is good .. any sugesstion on body care which is good for really dry skin .. thanks a millionth though i hate u for all the money i have spend after reading ur blog .. lol ..


ParisB March 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hi Eve, if you have dry skin you could actually give this one a go. It helped me rebalance my skin which I thought was awesome and if you have dry skin on your cheeks as I do, it will probably help you too! :) I don’t really use a lot of body products actually. I use a lot of shower stuff but not so much for the body haha! 😛 I do have some I like that I’m dying to tell everyone about, but they keep getting shelved. I’ll get to them soon! 😀 Sorry to make you spend money but you gotta admit its mostly been worth it right? 😉


eve March 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Yeah it is .. But it is burning one big hole in my pocket =p , m bf is threatening to cut off the internet line if i go on this ur site again (haha).. He’ll go like ” so how , wanna buy what again ” whenever i go to ur site n i keep looking at smthing .. LOL ..Oh yeah ,, Im asking for shower stuff actually .. I dont like the hassle of using body lotion so the one guarantee that i’ll use any body stuff at all is shower cream n all so pls pls do share smthing which is good when u r free kayz ? =)

btw : im planning to buy the estee blue bottle hydrationist thing .. but when i compare the price i was thinking y not get the estee ANR also … oh no .. ! lol enuf of whining .. will let u know on the result for whichever that i choose to buy . =)


ParisB March 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Ok here’s something inexpensive for the shower that I like – Olay Total Effects body wash. Go for the Extra Nourishing or Ultra Nourishing one. It isn’t drying, makes my skin feel lovely and its cheap 😉


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