Let’s Talk About Skincare + A Giveaway

posted by Zakary on February 25, 2013 | 134 comments (leave one of your own)

I’m going to be completely straight with you here, my skin gives me more trouble now at 36 than it did at 16.

I have to wash my face religiously twice a day or will break out.  I stick to very gentle face cleansers. It’s so dry here and harsh cleansers will make my skin peel and that’s the opposite of cute.

Also the opposite of cute?  Wrinkles.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with them; it’s part of life.  I just don’t really want that part of life hurtling at me quite so quickly.

A few months ago, I was getting my hair cut and while I was there, my stylist and her friend told me all about their recent foray into injectables. Like the kind of injectables you would get into your face.

They mentioned to me that when they were at their consultation, the doctor told them that “most women of a certain age are either a one or an eleven”.

I was all, “Well, that’s pretty rude” and then they explained to me that he was referring to the lines between your eyebrows.

Here’s the deal.  I never gave a thought to the lines between my eyes, I was much too worried about crow’s feet.  And the lines around my mouth. Plus there is NO way I’m letting anyone inject anything into my face.

And that’s why I jumped at the chance to try StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles.

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I don’t have stretch marks, but I am a one, y’all.

StriVectin is the leading clinical anti-aging brand that rebuilds skin health over time. They have 30 patents based on 25 years of biological research. Only StriVectin formulas have a patented, clinically-proven NIA-114 molecule that powers up skin to help repair damage and fight off all visible signs of aging, you can read all about skin science on the StriVectin website.

Twice a day after cleansing my face, I apply the StriVectin. Actually directions state to apply it to wrinkle prone areas, so I put it all over my entire face, I’m not taking any chances.

I am on the fourth week of using the product and by god, it’s working.  I feel like the lines on my face are become lighter and my skin is looking refreshed.  StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles states that around Week 2 my natural collagen and moisture should be resurging and around week 4 my natural cell turnover will intensify. BRING IT.

Wanna chance to win a $100 Visa gift card?

Leave a comment and tell me: What interests you most about NIA-114, a key active ingredient in StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles?

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
1.  Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
2.  Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: #SweepstakesEntry and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
3.  Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
4.  For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 2/25/13-3/24/13.

Be sure to visit the StriVectin brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

Good luck!

    Comments
  • LAMusing


    https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/314866726279979008

  • Nancy


    What interest me most is that it help repairs damage and fights off all visible signs of aging.

  • Nancy


    Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/315100040618196994

  • ANGEL JACKLYN


    OPTIONAL TWEET ENTRY https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/315144915006935040

  • ANGEL JACKLYN


    LOVE THAT IT DOES MULTIPLE ACTIONS IN MAKING SKIN LOOK YOUNGER AND HEALTHIER

  • Eugenie


    I’m interested most in NIA-114’s ability to reduce wrinkles.

  • Lee


    I’m very interested in its ability to fight acne.

  • Amanda Sakovitz


    I’m interested to see how it will help repair my skin damage

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Amanda Sakovitz


    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/315483856868360193

  • ewhatley


    I like the repair feature for wrinkles and sun damage.

  • Betty C


    I still have the occasional acne breakout so I’d really be interested in its ability to help protect against acne.

  • sy


    I’m interested in NIA-114’s wrinkle reducing and skin repair properties. It’d be nice if it helps with my acne scars.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • sy


    tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/315747489816915969

  • sy


    Didn’t see my tweet show up so trying to post again: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/315747489816915969

  • Betty C


    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/315924351872561154

  • Margaret Smith


    What interests me most about the NIA-114 is how well it works. I’m really interested in a great product that will help with wrinkles. This product really sounds wonderful.

  • Margaret Smith


    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/315941786164019201
    Thanks again.

  • Sarah L


    I think that it’s interesting that NIA-114™ is a patented molecule. Didn’t know you could patent a molecule.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sarah L


    https://twitter.com/slehan/status/315950609444503552

  • Nicole Larsen


    I’m starting to show wrinkles at the age of 30 and would love to start using this as a jump start on major skin flaws and wrinkles

  • Nicole Larsen


    tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/315953096213819392

  • Kenny F


    What interest me most is that it help repairs damage

  • Kenny F


    https://twitter.com/bittripfan/status/315957826939936769

  • anash


    the wrinkles are starting to creep up on me as i age, this product might assist in even them out! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • anash


    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/315972642593189888
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Cynthia C


    I’m interested to see if it can give my face a more youthful appearance.

  • Cynthia C


    Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/315991912651841536

  • Thomas Murphy


    I really like the ability it has to repair wrinkles

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Stephanie V.


    Powers up peptide actives to dramatically diminish the appearance of wrinkles — my 40 something face needs this!!!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Deb C


    What interests me most about NIA-114 is its ability to help you produce more collagen. I think that must be a key component to looking younger.

  • Deb C


    I Tweeted –

    twitter.com/Kismetchris/status/316023517231591424

  • Thomas Murphy


    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/316023597871296512

  • Jill H


    I’m interested to see how it helps with fine lines.

  • Jill H


    tweet
    https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/316032997801484288