12.18.2014
375
StriVectinLabs High Performance Booster Oil
0.5 fl. oz. for $62
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.18.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This facial oil contains a very good mix of non-fragrant plant oils that are a rich source of skin-repairing fatty acids, not to mention each plant oil is also a rich source of antioxidants, as are the plant extracts this product contains. All told, this is definitely one of the better facial oils out there, and as it's a concentrated formula, the price isn't as stinging as it seems.

Facial oils like this are great for improving the look and feel of dry skin anywhere on the face, whether used alone or mixed with your regular facial moisturizer for times when skin looks and feels drier than usual. It can, in a sense, "accelerate the performance of any skincare routine", yet facial oils are best for those with dry skin. Those with oily skin or oily areas will find facial oils simply make their skin feel too slick or greasy, though if you don't mind that feel they can be an OK option for nighttime use (again, we're talking about oily skin here).

This oil's only drawback is the small amount of fragrance it contains. Most facial oils overdo the fragrance or are loaded with fragrant oils, so we're thrilled that StriVectin didn't follow suit. Now, those who wish to avoid a lot of fragrance (which can be irritating) have a facial oil to consider—and along with the good oils it also contains cell-communicating ingredients and vitamin-based antioxidants. Well done!

One more comment: This oil is beautifully packaged to keep the light- and air-sensitive ingredients it contains stable during use.

Pros:
  • Contains a very good mix of non-fragrant, fatty acid-rich plant oils.
  • All of the plant oils and extracts provide antioxidant benefit.
  • Excellent for improving the look, feel, and comfort of dry skin.
  • Packaged to keep the light- and air-sensitive ingredients it contains stable.
  • Minimally fragranced.
Cons:
  • None.
Community Reviews
Claims

High Performance Booster Oil is a nourishing face oil with patented, skin strengthening NIA-114 technology that is proven to accelerate the performance of any skincare routine for superior results, including a clinically significant improvement in luminosity, firmness and the number of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Myristyl Nicotinate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Strobile, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Propylmethylmethoxybenzofuran

Brand Overview

StriVectin put itself on the skincare map with its original StriVectin-SD cream, designed to treat stretch marks. The product took off and became the cornerstone of skincare collection whose focus is now on anti-aging. Its main selling point is its use of myristyl nicotinate (called NIA-114 in brand literature), which is related to and has many of the same properties as niacinamide.

Overall, the brand has some worthwhile products and for the most part they’re in packaging that will protect their ingredients from light and air. Unfortunately there are a number of options that include fragrance and other potential irritants, which are noted in our individual reviews.

For more information about StriVectin, call 1-800-430-0227 or visit www.strivectin.com.

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StriVectin put itself on the skincare map with its original StriVectin-SD cream, designed to treat stretch marks. The product took off and became the cornerstone of skincare collection whose focus is now on anti-aging. Its main selling point is its use of myristyl nicotinate (called NIA-114 in brand literature), which is related to and has many of the same properties as niacinamide.

Overall, the brand has some worthwhile products and for the most part they’re in packaging that will protect their ingredients from light and air. Unfortunately there are a number of options that include fragrance and other potential irritants, which are noted in our individual reviews.

For more information about StriVectin, call 1-800-430-0227 or visit www.strivectin.com.