ruth crilly model beauty blog reviews

I keep meaning to post this up and forgetting – it’s a feedback email from Hannah, who was one of the winners of the StriVectin giveaway held earlier this year. I like reader feedback from giveaways – I think it’s very valuable for many reasons, but mostly because that person has been chosen at random and it’s very unlikely that they’re going to give me a biased opinion on a product. Unless by some weird and wonderful coincidence that person happens to work for the brand, but I think that it would have to be a huge coincidence considering the number of people who enter the giveaways!

So here’s Hannah’s feedback on the StriVectin EV system – if you want more information on it then have a look at my initial post here. FeelUnique sell StriVectin with free delivery, or you can get it at Selfridges and high-end department stores.

“Hi Ruth,

I don’t know if you want this or not but I said I would write a review so here it is!;
I’ve been using StriVectin-EV Get Even Bightening Serum for eight weeks now – the time the bottle says it takes to ‘notice’ a difference in pigmentation and dark spots. And I must say I am impressed. I am a fairly young female, originally from Australia, with pigmentation scaring from acne and illness as well as a bit of sun damage. My skin was pretty awful before, nothing a good foundation couldn’t cover but I wouldn’t go out without my war paint. I’m so much more comfortable with this now, I would say I have seen about 40% pigmentation decrease. Which I think is pretty amazing really.  I have fair skin, but with an olive colouring (if that makes sense at all?) and it is also very sensitive. I have had a few dry patches on my forehead, but nothing at all extreme and I just tone done the use a little. It says to use it morning and night but I mostly use it just once at night like I would with Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold. I wouldn’t say it has the same brightening effect of the Liquid Gold but for pigmentation the StrivVectin-EV is brilliant. I didn’t see major results though until about late week six/seven though so I would say you have to be patient and use it religiously. And as I am in Aus again at the moment I have been wearing sunscreen 30+ everyday (you can get burnt just driving to the supermarket 10 mins away haha) as it does mention that this product can make your skin more sensitive to burning. Which would of course make pigmentation worse.
I’ve done a course of microdermabrasion before as well, and I would say the results are just as good, though take longer to achieve. The price for the StrivVectin-EV is about the price of 1 micro treatment so it is also cheaper, as you really need 6/8 micro treatments for good results.
Thanks again for the amazing product, and for the brilliant blog!
Hannah
x”
(Haha – I had to leave the “brilliant blog” bit in, I couldn’t resist!) Thanks Hannah – and if anyone else has received a product in a giveaway that they’d like to send a review in for, then you’ll have my email from when I contacted you about the prize. Clue: it’s contact and then the name of this site!
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6 Responses to SriVectin EV Reader Review

  1. Jenny says:

    Ruth, is it okay to use this in conjunction with Liquid Gold Intensive Serum?

    • Suvi Derkenne says:

      Hi…Sorry I was so excited to see this review up here that I thought I would help you out on your question (I’m studying skin therapies here in Aus and only have six months left of my degree – which is mostly work experience etc.). Unless your skin is super sensitive I would give it ago with both products as then you are getting Vitamin A, C and E – which is great for complete skin rejuvenation. I would however suggest introducing StriVectin-EV every second day for about two weeks before slathering it on every day ;-). I would use the StriVectin-EV in the morning and the Alpha-H at night. I only say that because the Vitamin C in StriVectin-EV should also give you some protection against free radicals during the day (i.e. smoke, pollution etc) due it being such a powerful antioxidant. For some people using A, C an E all at once can make their skin ‘go bad’ for a up to a month, before it heals and gets much much better than before. This is due to your 28-cell turnover rate, and these products being very stimulating – it can be a bit of a shock to your skin at first. But as you have been using Alpha-H already you should be fine, just don’t layer them on top of each other. Use one at a time, morning or night.
      HTH,
      Hannah x

      • Jenny says:

        Thanks Hannah! I am just sampling Strivectin so far. Let’s see though! I am using it every other night and the other nights Alpha H and one night kind of nothing! I have a lot of hyper pigmentation spots on my right cheek that I am trying to get rid of. Let’s see how these products work :)

      • Laura says:

        Hi Hannah, great review :) do you think this would be the best thing for pink acne scars as well as sun spots? Also, would you say that products in general can make skin ‘go bad’ before they get better? in which case I should stick with something through the initial bad ‘reaction’ rather than just writing it off? I’ve got a massive blocked pores problem and am trying the effaclar duo but it’s making my skin flaky atm! Last question.. (sorry!) do you think it’s better to avoid alpha h/effaclar/anything which tackles pigmentation during the summer? thanks! Laura x

  2. AKM says:

    I used this over the summer (not as part of the giveaway) and ITA with Hannah – this stuff works. It’s not a miracle worker in that everything gets blasted away but I too was using it 1x per day & saw a fairly substantial decrease in some stubborn hyperpigmentation I have along my hairline (thanks to sweating off SS the summer before!) Its one of the few I’ve tried that does what it says. But as with most skincare, you do need to use it for at least a couple of months to see results. Glad to see I’m not a fluke!

  3. Chloe Elizabeth says:

    Can you get a sample of this anywhere? Its quite pricy and obviously as with all products it can work differently on different skin but would like to try it out x

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